Neith"s Crafty Creations - image created with Club Scrap DigiDeluxe Refresh and Serengeti Kits

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Going Green: Crochet Produce & Gift Bags

Crochet Produce Bags in Hot Green and Off White

I'm going to start to showcase some more of my crafts that don't always involve paper, stamps, or beads. And, this week I'm going to provide you all with some environmentally friendly ideas! To kick it off, here's my latest obsession, Crochet Produce Bags!

Crochet Produce Bags in Rose Pink and NaturalI've whipped up a bunch of these for myself and for gifts! Every time we go out shopping with our lime green bags, we get tons of attention and I can't even begin to count the number of people that I've directed to the instructions! I've consistently managed to make one bag during a single dvd viewing (including bonus features) and have made others while walking around in Boston or riding the subway and train during our day trips this month! Also, they make great gift wrap bags! You can see them here holding sets of ALSB pages that we're giving as gifts! (Think Down to Earth, Hometown, Farmer's Market, Salsa, etc!)

I absolutely adore this "donate what you can" Crochet Grocery Bag Pattern By Haley Waxberg (proceeds help pay for a woman's reconstructive surgery). It's a simple combination of single crochet, chain, and slip stitches to create a wonderfully stretchy netted produce/shopping bag.

Crochet Produce Bags in Rose Pink and NaturalI altered the pattern, just a little, in between the increasing rows, I did one less row than called for and did 12-14 of the ch5 rows as the main body.. also, I thickened my straps a little and used 100% cotton by Lily and by Bernat.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

By The Seashore Crafter Classic ATCs

To show you a little recent creation... here are two ATCs that I made using the new FFC Crafter Classic Remix By The Seashore Unmounted Stamps!

By The Seashore Crafter Classic Shore'nuf ATC

Club Scrap: By The Seashore Crafter Classic 2008 - UM Stamp Remix; Body and Soul 5/08 - Light Green; Varsity 6/05 - Green;
Ranger: Adirondack Dye Inks - Latte, Lemonade, Mushroom, Willow; Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Peeled Paint;
Technique Junkies: February/March 2008 - Reinker Splash Technique;
Manila Tags;
Multigenerational Stamping;

By The Seashore Crafter Classic Tagged ATC

Stay tuned and I'll have some new sample creations using the latest Crafter Classic Kits posted! Vibrant Polynesian and elegant Orient also come with the full array of papers, photo mattes, and 12x12 printed cut out along with a separate, newly created sheet of UM Stamps!