Thursday, September 26, 2013

Decorate with Buntings (Banners)

Crochet Your Own Fall Bunting/Banner!
Use them Inside or Outside



One day last week, I had a few hours and decided to make my own Fall banner.  And, my tool of choice is always crocheting.  I don't have a pattern, per se, but here's what I did:
Flag Triangles:

They are all single stitches.
Crochet 20 single stitches - adjust to the size you want.
In the next 8 rows, single stitch but decrease each row by 1.
Make as many as you'd like - I made 10.

Crochet as many single stitches as you'd like - this will be the length of your bunting.
I single crocheted the row again so it would be thicker.
Attach (needle & thread or crochet it on) the flags to the bunting line.


That's it!


I hung mine outside since the bunting is washable.  They would be cute for Christmas too.  Maybe even make some small flags for the bunting and hang them on your tree.





Tuesday, August 27, 2013

50 Hand Crocheted Washcloths - An Order for a Boutique!

 
Just Finished Up an Order of 50 Hand Crocheted Washcloths for a Boutique in Pasadena!
 
... in a week
... 8 x 8
... with a border
... 2 day shipment
 
 
Whew!
 
 
Let me tell you ... I finally know what it means when people say "my fingers hurt to the bone."
 
 
 




 
Happy = Happy = Happy = Happy
Annabelle

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Made With Zpagetti Yarn - Basket With Black Ribbon







I purchased the Zpagetti yarn at JoAnn's last weekend for $9.99.  If you're not familiar with this yarn, it's made from recycled clothing like t-shirts.

It took me about 1 hour to make the basket.  I used an "I" hook and followed my basket pattern that I have elsewhere on this blog.  I've got to say ... I love the basket.  However, my fingers still hurt 4 days later from the thickness of the yarn.  In hindsight, I should have used a MUCH larger needle.

If I make another basket with the Zpagetti yarn, I'll:

Make the yarn myself with old t-shirts.
Use a larger hook than "I"

Pretty, right?

At some point, I'll add it to my ETSY shop with my other baskets.  But for now, I'll post it on blog hops and on Pinterest to a board like this one:  POST 1, PIN 1.

Annabelle



Saturday, July 27, 2013

New Pinterest Group Board: "Post 1, Pin 1 GROUP BOARD: Handmade Crafts & Arts & Supplies For Sale or Show"


Using Pinterest to Grow Your ETSY Business
Pinterest's Newest Craft Group Board:


Let me help you promote your handmade items!

7/18/13: Very simple rules:

  • You may post/pin up to 4 items at once, then let someone else pin before you pin again. 
  • You must repin the same number of items you post/pin.
  • Please don't repin back to this board - it should be another group board.
Board:  Post 1, Pin 1


The goal of this board is to gain exposure for handmade items and supplies for sale. You can post your ETSY items.

To be invited to this board, first you must 'follow' the board, then email me.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Washcloths - Black and Blue with Pink and White 1

Washcloths - Black and Blue with Pink and White 1 by Annabelle Baskets
Multicolored Dish Cloths - Great for the Kitchen
Washcloths - Black and Blue with Pink and White 1, a photo by Annabelle Baskets on Flickr.
Kitchen washcloths don't have to match . Matchy-matchy is a thing of the past. Here's the pattern if you'd like to give it a try:

http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/04/crochet-pattern-not-your-grandmas.html

If you use one of my patterns, please give credit where credit is due. Thank you.

Washcloths - Yellow and Green and White Set of 4

## Easy ## Sweet set of 4 yellow and green and white dish rags.

Here's the free pattern if you'd like to try it yourself:

http://handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/04/crochet-pattern-not-your-grandmas.html

Via Flickr:
Handmade Crochet Dish Cloths, Dish Rags, Yellow and Green. Pattern can be found here; handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/04/crochet-pattern-...

Washcloths - Blue and White + White + Blue 1

Just finished up this adorable set of Blue and White kitchen dish cloths, dish rags, etc. On the right you'll find the pattern for these washcloths. If you post it to your blog or Pinterest page, please give credit to the original designer (me).

Thanks!

Via Flickr:
Very pretty
* Robin's Egg Blue
* White
* Mixed light and dark blue with white.

Find the pattern here: handmadebyannabelle.blogspot.com/2010/04/crochet-pattern-...