Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Crochet is Cool!

Pug Tape Measure

I love to crochet. It is so facinating to me that you can turn a long string of yarn or thread into fabric so easily. Yarn is also one of my favorite thing is the world. The never ending sea of colors, textures and types of fiber just makes me happy.

I combine my love of crochet with my love of pugs to make all different kinds of pug art with fiber. Above is a pug tape measure I made by the pool in Jamaica. I was surprised the interest it created that day. I sold two as soon as I finished them, and below are pug finger puppets and dolls I have made over the years.





Parrotlet Amigurumi

The creativity that abounds inspires me to buy lots of patterns to try new things. I recently made a baby hat, booties and knitted a hat for my friend Laura and her beautiful daughter, Shelby. She was so sweet to share pictures of them wearing the finished pieces.


7 comments:

Frances Louise said...

Wow, you can draw and crochet! Those are pretty neat hat and booties . . . do you ever knit anything for Emmitt?

My parents agree with you about the poodles in dog shows -- what is up with those stupid hair cuts they subject them to?

The Devil Dog said...

How cute. Mom can knit, but she never tried crocheting. She saw a book with instructions just the other day, so she might give it a whirl. When she has time.

ha ha

Roxy

Karine said...

I LOVE that baby hat. You are so cool. Also, the Parrot is cute - well, it is ALL cute, but those are favorites. I can't knit OR crochet. It makes me want to break things. Believe it or not.

Nabeel said...

awwww, how cute. the baby has her best friend now.

Anonymous said...

Shelby & I love our hats!! And Shelby really, really loves the fabulous bear you made for her!
XOXOX
Laura

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa and Emmitt....

I would love to be able to do what you do ...but I can only do the basic crochet stuff...I haven't crocheted in so long....

You make the coolest works of art with your crochet hook and on vacation too...

I love that bird you made...too cute and everything is adorable...

those baby hats are sweet too...

I had a nice evening with my friends tonight and look forward to the big feast I will be cooking for Brad tomorrow...

Have a wonderful day!Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Cheers,
Diana

Nevis said...

I adore that pug pillow! That is soooooo cute!