I have been loving Ravelry. How could I not? It's simply the best social network out there, and better than that, it lets me organize all of my myriad yarn projects. I have to say- the readers of Art, Like Bread only get a small sampling of my crafty endeavors. I wanted to share a couple of cool collages that I made with the Picasa Photo Editor
, which is available free from Google.
The first is a swap package that I received as part of the Lion Brand Swaps Group
on Ravelry (free login required to access group). I was lucky enough to be paired with a pro swapper, Deniseworld of Voie de Vie Blog
. Boy, did she ever spoil me! Here's a picture of all that was included in my package.
|I'm lucky, right?|
It was great to see the Windmill Bag of Crochet! Magazine up close and personal. Denise did a great job and the bag is really useful. Lucky me! I received a copy of the very magazine containing that pattern
(Ravelry link) at the CHA show!
For each swap, we choose a theme and this one was all about color. I requested a natural color palette, and Denise kept it earthy for me. :) Very pretty.
The other thing I wanted to show you is part of my Halloween costume. Maybe after seeing this, you can guess who I am going to be. Needless to say, people, I'm taking it back & kickin' it old school.
I got the pattern for the chunky chain and the earrings from who else but Afya Ibomu
, the brilliant author of Get Your Crochet On! Fly Tops and Funky Flavas
. I wish she'd come out with a third crochet book, but we'll see. :) The gold jewelry was a quick and fun project. I think I can use them after Halloween, but we'll see. I think the chunky chain needs a very special outfit to look current.