Carrots, Chicks and Bitty Barn Kitties-Oh My!

New offerings in my Etsy shop.

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With the flash not working on my camera I have had to rely on sunny weather for my photo ops. Of course today I was ready to take pics for these Etsy listings and I woke up to rainy weather. Finally the clouds parted this afternoon and I was locked and loaded.

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These Carrot Bowl Fillers were made using a dyed chenille bedspread.

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The Primitive Barn Kitties were made from corduroy scraps.

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Crocheted Chicks were made using my newest crochet pattern.

Oh yeah, I also listed more Scrappy Tags the other day. They seem to be moving fast once again. Who knew?

Enjoy!

Crochet Hook Pouch

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Crochet Hook Pouch

Are you a hooker?


I’ve been doing a lot of crocheting lately, but it seems like whenever I need a hook, I am constantly digging through crap my beautiful treasures. Seriously, it’s annoying. I am not new to crochet. I have used “hook” holders before, but they were things I purchased to make do, like pencil cases. I wasn’t happy with any of them. Their shapes or the materials they were made with just didn’t work for me. After finishing my heart pocket made from jute upholstery webbing, I began thinking of other creative uses for the webbing.

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I just can’t get enough of this stuff. I’m in love with everything I have created with it. It’s almost like the webbing is telling me thank you for not hiding it under a chair cushion. :)

I measured the length of my hooks. (This pouch can also be used for knitting needles.) Hooks are not all created equal. I had several hook lengths. I took the longest length, doubled it, and added about 2 1/2 inches. I cut one strip of jute web using this measurement, then sewed a zigzag stitch along each cut end.

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I cut a 1-inch length of 3/4-inch-wide Velcro and pulled the halves apart. I centered one half on one one end of the web, 1/2 inch from the short edge. The Velcro was then stitched to the web. I flipped the web over with the stitched Velcro facing down and attach the remaining half of Velcro to the opposite end of the web in the same way.

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I placed the web on my work surface with the side that had the fuzzy Velcro piece facing up. The fuzzy Velcro is the top of the pouch. Folded the bottom up with the short edge 2 1/2 inches from the top edge.

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Pinned the long edges together and stitched as close to the edge as possible. Back stitching at the top and bottom was a must to prevent the stitches from working loose.

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That’s it! Really!

Enjoy! I know I am!

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Monday

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Tuesday

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Wednesday

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Thursday

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Friday

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Saturday

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