This weekend Autumn had her cousins over for a sleepover so we baked white sugar cookies aka: cutout cookies, aka: frosting holders.
It went well and the girls had a blast decorating.
|They went a little crazy with the frosting, but they turned out beautiful, and delicious!|
|All I could think of is The Princess (Prince) and the Pea.|
|What a little snuggle bug.|
|So I was looking and looking at these thinking how pretty they are and I realized most of those colors are in my yarn box! So I hopped online, learned how to make a solid square granny and went to work.|
When my Grandma Eva was younger she could make the prettiest doilies and afghans. She made Christmas tree angels and potholders. She got many of her patterns from Workbasket magazine. She also tried to teach me how to knit, but I liked crochet better. She crochet every person in our family an afghan. Mine was the rainbow colors ROYGBIV (I was like 10 years old and that's what I wanted). She told me later that she always thought mine was the prettiest and most fun to do because of all the beautiful colors. Sadly, she doesn't remember making any of them. But I will never forget that she did.
|So here is my first square done. Not perfect by any means, but good enough for me as I am not picky. Well, the funny thing about crochet is...once you start, it's addictive (it's like pinterest). So I sat and crochet until almost midnight!|
|The lighter colors. The only two brighter colors I've been using are the hotter pink and lime green. The green above is just a little to drab.|
I will leave you with the address to a blog my Sis-in-law and I LOVE called Attic 24
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/ She always has the most colorful projects and ideas going on in her head. I just love the way she has decorated her house to be so bright and cheerful. Take a look and enjoy!
|Here is a crochet flower pillow from Attic 24. Her work is flawless. And her projects are just so darn bright and cheerful they make me smile every time I visit her blog!|
Until then, have a very happy day.