Welcome to My Modest Blog!

I've always been a crafty person. I love the visual arts and just like to create things. I tend to stare at each item in awe when it is complete... thinking "I made this!?" Call me a hopeless romantic, but the old days had it right in many ways, including traditional homemaking. I've been hobby sewing and crafting since I was a little girl. But in recent years, I found it necessary to sew clothes for my girls to keep them modestly dressed. While nursing my babies, I began making nursing covers for myself and friends. I've also done furniture restoration, crocheting, baking, painting/drawing, photography and more. Enjoying these feminine crafts and other projects has made me want to share my ideas and talents.

I hope to provide you with great ideas and quality products that will "keep you covered!" Some items will be available at an Etsy Shop. Also enjoy my tips and examples on this blog!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Crocheting Success

Here's an update on my crocheting successes!

While attempting to make a basic hat for my husband's birthday, I ended up with a Rastafarian style cap, or what looked like a 1970s throw pillow.  After 5 hours of half-double crocheting, I gave in. I shrunk it down, made a brim and gave it to my son who looked adorable in it!
Crocheting by MelissaCrocheting by Melissa
Wicks Fall Gathering

I used the leftover yarn to make my first attempt at a granny square. I handed it over to my neighbor as an hotpad with a freshly baked zucchini bread loaf! This is good to teach beginners their stitches, as I will teach my oldest daughter soon. You tube how to videos are my saving grace!
Granny Square Pattern
Crocheting by Melissa

After making this simple pattern, I finally figured it all out. Wish I began with this! The Double Crochet and a larger hook makes it go so much faster! I've since then made a hat for my baby on its way.

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