Monday, March 30, 2009

Little Hippy Boy

Since I've been crocheting, I've had many orders from my kids of what they've wanted me to make for them. I'm constantly making things for my daughter Ashlee, so of course my son Andrew wanted me to make him something special as well. He asked me to make him a bookbag. So one day, I took Andrew to Walmart and picked some camiflage yarn. I knew that his dad wasn't going to be too happy with him carrying this crocheted bag around school so I told him that I would make an overnight bag to put his things in when he goes to his grandmother's. He was cool with it and I started working on it. It turned out like a duffle bag with a drawstring at the top and a long handle to hang over his back.
He was so proud of his sack. He wanted to take it to school one day and I let him. He put all his books in it and his jacket. He wore it on his back like he was the cool kid of the block. When we got home from school that day, his dad was home early and witnessed him with his duffle bag. He was not too happy with me and told me that he was going to get beat up one day for taking that to school.
My response to him, "Well then I guess he'll have to learn to protect himself. All he has to do is put a big rock on the bottom of it and if someone bothers him he can swing around like David and the slingshot and fling it at them. If the bullies get hit with that, they won't bother him any more."
He never took it to school again.

Spring Has Sprung

Lately I've been taking a break from blogging and have finally decided to start up again. I've been motivated by the coming of Spring and decided that if I didn't do something else besides crocheting all day that I would eventually get burned out. The first sign of sring, of course, has been the warm weathere we've been having and Spring Break just around the corner. The other sign of Spring happened just this morning when my son came running in the house, screaming, "Look at the pool!!! Look at the pool!!!"

Our two little friends make another visit this year. I'm guessing they stopped by for a rest on their way to their summer home to start their family once again. I hope we'll get to see them again tomorrow, at least to stop by and say hi.

Spring also brought forth some inspiration through my purse designs as well. This purse had been a project I was doing for my mother. She wanted a black and white background with lots of flowers on the front. Ok, that's exactly what she got, but it wasn't quite what she saw in her head. I have learned since not to custom design purses for special orders. I'll sell it to someone who loves it and can't live without it. Actually, it might just be another purse for me.

The whole purse was felted. The flowers were of course felted seperate then later attached to the purse. I'm pretty happy with the turn out of this purse, it will definately catch lots of eyes.