Tacky With a Side of Inspiration…

Back in July when I was visiting my sister and cousin Amanda in Oregon, Amanda handed me a huge manilla envelope filled with old crocheting and crafting magazines.  At the time I just saw them as one more thing I had to shove into my already exploding suitcase, and they have been tucked underneath a box of yarn ever since (Sorry, cuz!).  But I recently spent some time organizing my massive hoard of yarn, buttons, thread and other crafting goodness and when I came across the magazines I decided to sit down and take a glance at them.

They’re so great! I don’t even know where to begin. They all seem to be from around the 70’s-80’s and have patterns for sweaters and cardigans, afghans, and my favorite: mittens! I had a few laughs flipping through the pages and seeing all of the tacky crochet outfits, but also gained a lot of inspiration for things to make. Maybe one day when I’m not swamped with grad school work I’ll have the time to crochet myself a cardigan =) May I suggest running to your local thrift store and picking up some for yourself? Entertainment and inspiration sure to ensue!

I can’t wait to make some mittens for this winter! Have you found any unexpected inspiration lately?

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Crafting on a Friday Night

Sometimes you just don’t want to go out on a chilly Friday night, am I right? So how could I refuse when my sister sent me a text saying “Crafts night at my place with me and Jess?”

UH YES!!

So many activities. Really it was just wine, poking through crafty things like buttons and me crocheting some hats for a friend.  Regardless, it’s always a joy having a chill night with some of the people you love =).  Here are some snippets of the night..

Krystle and Jess, Jess goofin’, Boxes of goodies, more goodies, embroidery by Jess, fabulous feathers, buttons buttons and more buttons, and of course me being a crochet hooker.

I hope your Friday night was fantastic, whether you spent it out and about or inside keeping cozy! I have a feeling my Saturday night will consist of pretty much the same as last night =)

Have a pleasant weekend!

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