Greetings! I am embarking on designing my own crochet hat. I'm in love with my pink Sunday Shawl and wear it daily now, but it's still chilly here so I wanted to make a chapeau to match. I'm using the delightful "indie" cotton yarn dyed by a mother and daughter team in Africa. I went back and forth with myself on the shape and design, did I want a beret style or a hat with kitty ears so I could wear my RESIST identity. My social conscience won out. :-D So, the shape of the hat when worn will have two little ears, but also will have colorful designs similar to my shawl.
I'm using my favorite frilly looking shell pattern, but the colors will be worked in different stitches which I don't even know yet what they will be. I am creating as I go, which really is why I love crochet so much, it's much easier to create yourself than knitting. Wish me luck!
I've been going through the boxes of things Kristi has brought down from the attic as she clears and is vacuuming it out. More of the set of "matching" cups I threw on a pottery wheel, fired, glazed and finish firing. I also have a cream pitcher I made for the set, it's fun to use your fingers to make the spout while the clay is still wet. I made a sugar bowl too, with a top, but the bottom is missing, hopefully she'll unearth it too.
It's actually quite comical how each cup is completely different in size and shape, I guess I was not very good at making them the same, but it does show how handmade things are not like machine made items.
A glass candy bowl grapes and leaves embossed on it, I don't even remember having this!
I also realized that when we moved from our other house in Corbett on 365th Avenue to this house in 1984 - that we put these boxes of things in our attic and promptly forgot about them and now I'm seeing them for the first time in 34 years. LOL!! I remember that I had a fascination with Fenton candle holders, here are a few of them.
This one is called Carnival glass - it's got little strawberries and leaves on it. When I googled this they also call it a toothpick or match holder.
This is called a "Fairy Lamp".
I have these two small cream pitcher and sugar containers and I just noticed they don't match at all. Funny little things!
I hope you are enjoying my show and tell of my attic treasures. What do YOU have in your attic that you've forgotten about? LOL! I'm off to swim with Gracie. Have a wonderful day! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
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