Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A New Frontier and a LO

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 Today was the day that I entered into the world of crocheting and what a day it was.  Luckily I had my trusty big sister by my side to help me along the way.  Susan has made beautiful granny square afghans.  A granny square is the only thing I really want to learn to crochet.  I dream of making afghans.

To prepare for today, I started reading my crochet book, learning how to make a chain and do a single crochet.  I also found some internet instructions on making granny squares.  Susan hasn't made one in about 20 years and wanted to refresh.  I had warned Susan that I didn't anticipate being a quick study.  Crocheting just seems awkward, I mean, where's the other needle?  ;)  I'm a knitter at heart!  Well, I started off shaky but through the day my crocheting movements became somewhat more smooth.  After a few mistakes along the way, some slack tension and lots and lots of questions, I think I am finally getting it!  Yay!!  I still have some practicing to do before my squares will be good enough for my afghan.  Susan was a very patient teacher.  She had lots of down time while waiting for me to catch up!  hee hee  Thank you Susan for all of your help.  :)

In scrappy news,  I am in a BG kind of mood and got into some of my old stash.  So in the spirit of Valentine's Day, I created this LO of my friend's little girl.

I love paper hearts and wanted it to have a real homemade Valentine feel so I used staples and small circular elements made with a simple hole punch.  Reminds me of elementary art class.

I used a sketch out of the Creative Scrappers "Creating with Sketches" eBook.

Lastly, here are my last photos for the February Photo Challenge!

February 5 ~ 10 am

February 6 ~ dinner  (makes me glad I'm not a canine)

February 7 ~ button  (there is never just one button for scrappers!)

Happy Scrapping!!  Jen  :)


  1. You did great with the crocheting! I love those hearts you made for the layout! And, those buttons look totally yummy!

  2. Love that page!!!! it is awesome. Every detail is just perfect. Love the crochet and your pictures and doggies are super cute!!!!

  3. I love your granny squares. Good for you for trying something new. I would have no idea how to do that. Love the photos you are taking!! The button one is so cool! Your LO is adorable. I too love the layered hearts.

  4. Oh my that layout is gorgeous I soooo love your layered hearts...and your mix of papers always rocks!

  5. Love your fun photos!!! Woow another craft addiction??? crocheting.....
    What an awesome and adorable layout you created!!! I´m really enjoying Kristine ebook!

  6. Ooh, pretty baby picture on a pretty layout! Your paper hearts are perfect

  7. Love love love your layout...layouts! You are an inspiration! Hope you don't mind if I scraplift a few....

  8. Ann

    Jennifer, Great your older sis is teaching you how to crochet something I have never learned. Oh! that awesome page of the Baby Girl is just perfect with the papers and especially those hearts I must scrap lift myself for a Valentine Look!


    Oh! Jennifer that page of the baby is just awesome with such pretty papers and those hearts with all the cute embellishments are so perfect. Great your sis is teaching you how to crochet.


  9. I adore your baby layout...and I am inspired by your photo a day....well done in sticking with it.

  10. Yay! So glad to see you crocheting! I love it, though I'm not great at it...but especially doing little flowers! I was so inspired by the ones Susan made that I started making some of my own. :) I love those 3D hearts, too - so cute! I think I'll have to scraplift that one!


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