Friday, April 26, 2013

Crochet your own seashells AND a Giveaway!

My girlfriend, Judy from CJ’s Stitching and Blooms has been surprising me with postcards from Michigan. I’ve never been to that state so it’s great fun to get a variety of postcards from the area that she lives in. And then one day, I got a package with seashells….YES…seashells that she made!

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Aren’t they the cutest? Thanks Judy!

I made the bowl, Judy made the seastar!

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Of course she showed darling little bowls on her blog so I got busy crocheting up a storm. I’m probably the only person you know that can use the same pattern and come out with a different creation every time! heehee! I TRY to follow directions…really I do.

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I even made the little sea star for this coral bowl.

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I told you….I’m having WAY too much FUN this Spring! I made a bracelet, too!

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But our weather is fabulous and we’re either on the go or I’m sitting in the lanai, crocheting, reading or visiting with all of you! It’s a good thing my hubby likes to grill or we would starve!

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Have you made anything new for Spring?

What inspires you?

And just for fun…

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does anyone want this Americana potholder. Yes, it was supposed to be a bowl but it got bigger and flatter the more I crocheted. It could be a candle mat or a trivet.

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Leave a comment IF you want it and I’ll draw a winner in a couple of days. Anyone can enter!!! (just don’t tell anyone I used a pattern for a BOWL to make it! We girls need a FEW secrets! hahaha!)

37 comments:

Danice said...

Beautiful crocheting. I would love to have the Americana pot holder. Please enter me in the giveaway. Thank you Diane :)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Diane, I had no idea you could crochet - you're holding out on me girl!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your bowls and the sail boat!!

Susie said...

Please don't be upset....but I had to laugh when you said the American mat started as a bowl.:):) Those little bowls would be good to hold cotton balls. Oh I know what you mean about your husband grilling...Ted used to grill more than he does now...that helped me , less clean up in the kitchen. I am all for men grilling out. xoxo,Susie

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello From Michigan..

I am very happy you like your wee crochet sea shells.. and post cards from Michigan..

YOUR crochet bowls are absolutely wonderful..Love them both. Your sea shell bracelet is also very lovely... Your crochet pot holder is also great... Wish My hubby would cook... Sometimes I can get him to BBQ..LOL Have a lovely weekend in Sunny Florida Hugs Judy

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I saw those when she made those and posted about them. Looks adorable with the little sailboat.

Chel C said...

I love the coral bowl, great colours, the bracelet is great too. If a pattern works use it! Have a great weekend. Chel x

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

What cute little sea shells! I never would have thought of that!
And the bowls you made are adorable as is that bracelet!
You are so smart, I'd like to win that red,white and blue mat!!
Have a great weekend,
Dorothy

Chatty Crone said...

Another talent I did not know you had. I would love to win one. sandie

Crafty Gardener said...

You are doing well in the mail department ... lots of lovely postcards and some little gifts too. I've been neglecting my crochet and knitting lately.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Diane, I would Never laugh at your crochet! You are doing great! Your stitches look nice and consistent. Some patterns are hard to follow. Just keep practicing and you'll find your way and you'll be crocheting all kinds of things! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Vee said...

Your creations are great and happy accidents are often the next best thing! Yes, please toss my name into the cap. ☺

Cranberry Morning said...

How fun and cute! And they're probably the closest I'll ever get to gathering my own seashells. lol

Barbara F. said...

I crochet like that too, Diane! And so tight, I need to learn to relax while crocheting!! Count me in, Sweetie, for the patriotic "mat". ;-) xo

20 North Ora said...

You are so funny! I would love the potholder to put out with my Patriotic items. Love your sailboat with Uncle Sam. I crochet like you do - only worse. My stitches are so tight that nothing ever comes out like it is suppose to. That's why I don't do it anymore!

Judy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Diane you are cracking me up! I love how you have no fear to try new things and even your 'fails' are pretty and cute! I think the potholder is adorable so yes, throw my name in the 'pot' so to speak!
hugs,
Linda

cucki said...

Aww sweet sail boat and bowl x

Teresa said...

How fun to atart off thinking of one thing and ending up with something totaly different!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

How super darling are these crochet bowls!! Each time I see something like this (same with knitting) I want to make something. All you need to make a vision come alive is yarn and needles.

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Diane...I've been crocheting like crazy here too. I've been making a bunch of pretty crocheted ruffled scarves for my upcoming shows in the Fall.
Happy crocheting bowls and/or pot holders!! LOL...
hugs,
Cindy

DearHelenHartman said...

SOOO cute! I have crocheted a lot of bowls, but never on purpose. Love the colors and adornments.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Those are just the sweetest bowls and shells. How clever is that to crochet a bracelet and add a little shell!!

Linda Penney said...

awesome post

Happy@Home said...

Since I seem to be one of the few bloggers who doesn't crochet, I would never laugh. In fact when I saw the potholder I loved it and was thrilled to hear it would be a giveaway. Yes please... enter me :D.
I'm going to go visit CJ's blog. It is new to me, but being born and raised in Michigan, I need to check it out. Her little shells are so cute and are a very thoughtful gift.
Your bracelet and bowl are also adorable. Glad to hear you are having so much fun this spring!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Everything is just lovely, especially the bowl! Have a great weekend! Enjoy that sunshine!

Becca said...

Wow, you've accomplished a lot of projects! Love your sea themed crochet. I'm partial to the sea star. (still call them a starfish) I'm very lucky that my hubby grills too, or else I would starve too!

Debbiedoo's said...

Very cute Diane. I love the bowls and that sailboat is awesome! Very sweet dear lady.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I have been so busy with end of the school year activities and dr. appointments I haven't had time to make anything! Love the cuff....so darling!

debra @ homespun said...

LOL your post just cracked me up...so fun, happy and cheerful

WHAT bowl. I'll never tell!

Introverted Art said...

that little bowl is SO adorable!! I love it so so so much.

Teresita said...

Muy bonitos!!!!!

mail4rosey said...

I think the bowls, and the sea stars look nice. :)

People from Michigan are nice (says the Michigan gal, hahahahaa). :)

Tammy's in Love said...

Bloggers are so creative! An adorable soft bowl, imagine some silk flowers in it on the days when winter won't quit!

Marcia Pilar said...

Love the bowls, but the bracelet even more.
xoxo's

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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

The bowls look great and the bracelet turned out so pretty! I would love to have the potholder. It looks awesome!!

ImagiMeri said...

Oh my gosh.......how stinkin' cute, and you're one of the VERY few people that actually pronounce the sea stars correctly!!!!!

I'm so anal, that I'm always trying to correct folks..how annoying am I?

Hugs,
Meri