Friday, January 4, 2013

What To Do With Potholders?

What did we do on New Year's Eve?  Well...... Ava and I wove potholders and turned them into a sweet little colorful bag!

Lot's of fun bringing back an old craft from my youth and teaching it to Ava.  I was surprised how tight and tricky the potholder weaving could get!

Spent today in my studio weaving, crocheting, and correcting pesky mistakes.  All was worth it because I have a nice new shawl for wearing over tees and sweaters...........

I used this lovely color transitioning Noro yarn.  I was looking for a simple green, but fell in love with this combination of greens, teal, peach, grays, and black.  I see this with a white t-shirt in the spring!

I'm on to my next project, which will be another small hooked pictorial.   I have some fun ideas in my head that hopefully,  I can make come to life on the linen.  Have a wonderful cozy weekend....



Marie said...

Oh what a sweet and precious girl!
I am sure you had a lot of fun.
Young children always amaze me with the wisdom they bring into this world.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Julia said...

Wow Dulcy, I LOVE your shawl. It's absolutely beautiful. I can see heads turning when you wear it. Very chic.

Ava is lucky to have you teach her weaving. I did that too when I was young. I made a cardboard loom . It was so much fun. I never thought of making a bag with it though. She did a great job on her beautiful bag.


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I love your shawl, too!!!

Charlotte said...

The shawl is just stunning. You have a gift for colour.

I love the weaving with Ava, what fun. Thanks for visiting, glad you are enjoying the process of the painting.

Have a lovely weekend,

Pixie said...

OOOOOh love the shawl Dulcy, and love the colour...i have yet to use Noro yarn but the more i see things on Pinterest used from it and now your gorgeous shawl i may need to purchase some..i have wanting to buy some new yarn for a while now so maybe this with be the one.
Lovely Pixie xx

Mary Stanley said...

Beautiful shawl! And what fun to weave pot holders!
Wishing you a wonderful New Year full of fun new things for us to look at!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh honey your Ava is just so beautiful and how neat she is following in your footsteps.
That shawl is really lovely. How I wish I could do this. You are just so creative.
Sending you wishes for a very Happy New Year.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I love the potholder bag
...what a sweet and brilliant
hope these new January days
are filled with beauty and joy,