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12 February 2016

Crazy Dishcloth Making Lady

Hey, it's that crazy dishcloth making lady back here again. Why am I making so darned many dishclothes? The answer to that question is easy. One of these days years days, I am going to have a bunch of stuff crocheted and sell it at a craft show. I know, I should have enough things made now but I enjoy giving these things away too. I've never participated in a craft show but I understand that often space rent is pricey and you have to sell quite a bit to at least make your money back. Now, I am hoarding crocheted items. I'd like to sell things at a reasonable price but if the only one making money is the venue and I'm not going to break even then it seems that I need a fairly large stockpile of things to sell that are practical and not too pricey. Anyway, that's my theory on selling at craft shows. What about you? What craft show experiences have you had?

Here are a few more dishcloths that I've made. As I've mentioned before, when I'm showing things made from a pattern I've used previously, I'll try to include something made from a new-to-me pattern to put a little spice in the mix. So here we go--

Made from scraps

We're still down in Florida. Hubby is getting ready to do some work on the master bedroom and bath. We have a small, single wide trailer and we thought we would have a good deal after a little bit of sweat equity was put into the place. Unfortunately, the "little bit" of sweat equity turned into a very big bit. I'm looking at things optimistically--in a few years we want to move down here year-round and get a house. Husband and I are having a learning experience with the work that is going into this place so we'll (okay mainly husband) be better qualified when it comes to fixing up a house. I will show you some pictures later) on.

This is all I have for now. Y'all take care and stay warm!

10 February 2016

Kitchen Things

I'm am still obsessed with dishcloths and have some more to show you. Before I post them, I'm going to show you what I made with the sewing machine I received for Christmas. I made this curtain to go inside the glass door of a kitchen cabinet. I think it turned out cute. I am trying to include something "different" here when I become obsessed with the same crochet things.

And here's the dishcloths--

Halloween colors in this one.

We came to Florida to stay warm in the winter but this morning, it was 38 degrees when hubby got up to take our Nellie Belle for a walk--BRRRRRRR! Stay warm everyone.

Take care,


04 February 2016

Dishcloth Obsession Continues...

I'm having an obsession with making dishcloths lately. The first 1 I'm going to show you is made from a pattern I haven't used before. I hope this keeps you from getting too bored from seeing so many dishcloths from the same pattern. I do enjoy seeing the different color schemes each dishcloth has and hope you do too. Here's the pics--

Last but not least is one of my favorites and it's made from scraps--

The only difference I do with this pattern is that I make 2 rounds for the edging instead of the 1 the pattern calls for.

Hope that all is well with you. Thanks for stopping in and having a look at what I've been up to lately. Take care y'all.