Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Recent Craftiness of the Ghost of Apt 203

Greetings from your friendly blogiverse ghost-girl!  It seems that I've been a rather crappy writer here of late and I really want to change that.  Matter of fact, I want to change a lot of things...  But first I'll start with actually writing a post.  Baby steps right?

Anywho, a few days ago, during a particularly slow couple of hours at work, my coworker and I got to talking about what sort of things I crochet.  She asked if I'd ever made one of those crochet crowns that people use as baby props or anything like that.  I told her I hadn't, but of course it got my wheels a-spinnin' on what type of things I could make to use as photo props at work. 

Pinterest to the rescue!

I started browsing pinterest to get an idea of the kinds of handmade things people are using in photos and came up with various forms of garlands, crowns, cute hats with animal or sports themes, and umpteen photo-booth themed props.  Oh and LOTS of mustaches... While looking, I made a little list of things that I am most likely to be able to sit down and crochet without needing to buy new supplies or perform some super involved fancy stitches.  The list consisted of: Valentine's heart garland, child-size cupid wings, crowns, bunny ear hats for easter, sports-themed hats, and possibly a child sized fedora (tho I'm still debating that last one...)

After making the list and sharing it with my coworker to see if they were things she'd actually use, I set about mentally inventorying supplies.  I did have to purchase bulky red yarn, but that's it. Everything else came from my existing yarn stash, so my work project also acted as a stash busting project. Hurray for a two-fer!!  When I got home, I turned on a movie, got comfortable on my bed, and got started making big red hearts.  When I connected them together, I felt like the ends of the garland were missing something... so I added pom-poms... everything's better with a pom-pom on it right?!

With the garland finished and pinned up on my wall (looking mighty valentine-y I might add) I moved on to the crowns.  I used BobWilson123's video on youtube for the pattern.  It's simple enough so once I take the time to learn some other trim stitches, I'll be able to modify the look of the crowns.  But I made 3 basic crowns in white, pink, & blue.  And then, because I was feeling fancy and wanted the crowns to be REALLY nice, I hand washed them and blocked them!  Watch out now! I never block anything, lol. I'm actually glad I did because it really defined the points.

See my fancy-pants blocking skills

The last thing I made during my photo prop crafting spree was not crocheted.  While browsing on pinterest I came across a valentine themed picture where the child was holding a jar of colorful candy.  I thought how cute and simple it was, so I decided upon recreating it.  I got a mason jar with a cork lid from the thrift store, a couple of bags of dollar store candy and a roll of valentine ribbon. Here's the finished product.  Very appropriate and when the holiday's over, the studio has a candy stash ^.^

That's it for my recent craftings.  I going to really put in effort to write more regularly on here.  I feel like the spirit of this blog might change tho.  Not hugely, but a bit... But then it's not like a change will really be noticed, so whatever! Onward and upward :)

Peace out!


  1. The crowns are fabulous! My daughter wants to try and make one.

    1. Thanks so much Jola :) Tell your daughter they were super simple! The only stitches used were chain, single crochet, and double crochet. I hope she tries it out :)

  2. These are so cute! Beautiful job! <3

    - Anna


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