Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My creative space

Well, you see I just had to...I had to get my hands on some crochet-something-or-other, because I couldn't take it anylonger, after watching all you being so crafty-creative! Because I am a beginner, I decided not to spend too much money buying yarn, until I know for sure I can do this, so I went to a church sale-unforunately, the nicest yard I could find in some numbers was white- fine, I like white. Then I thought I really don't know what I am doing , and I don't have the time to do anything elaborate, so I concluded that I should do a series of squares in 'found' -yarn and put an afgan together in the end. Well, we will see...But for the time being, I am loving it, only my fingers hurt...but that is my night-time activity!
In the day-time, I paint.
Wear very red-lipstick.
And have decided to put all my heart into the 'cheerfulness thing'...
There are many -many absolutely lovely creative spaces meeting at Kootoyoo, won't you play along?
Hugs-

21 comments:

Nikki Cardigan said...

How weird that you must be using finger muscles in a way that you wouldn't normally, making them sore. I'm sure they'll toughen up with more practise.

Laughed at the red lipstick.

michelle said...

i think you have done very well for a beginner. keep practicing you will soon be hooked (pardon the pun) your painting is lovely

caramela said...

Thank you Nikki, the red lipstick is part of my 'eternal-cheerfulness-plan'...!
Thank you Michelle, I wish I knew someone who was really very good at this, so I could learn faster.
Annamaria

m.e (Cathie) said...

i like the red lipstick in there :)
wow, I am also like you, watch everyone else crochet and just wish I could, fantastic that you have started..hmmmm, i think I need to get some yarn.

yael said...

your painting is lovely - acryilic or oil?
and your crochet skills are great - i hope your fingers get used to stitching and stop soring...

caramela said...

Yes Cathie, isn't it something how everyone has these amazing crochet and knitting projects?
And Yael, thank you, the paitning is a little one, 8x10inches and its painted in acrylics.
Annamaria

Kylie said...

Wow! You're crochet looks fantastic Annamaria! 10 million times better than my first effort. How do you get the sides to be straight like that? I thought my fingers were going to fall off when I first started but it does go away. Love the painting too. I like your cheerfulness plan. I try to do that too - look for the good in everything. Have a great day. K x

jeanamarie said...

that is how my mom taught me to crochet when I was small - doing squares and circles in different stitches. Then we moved on to a ripple afghan thing that I never, ever finished, In fact I think it only measured 4 inches by single bed width by the time I decided I'd had enough. But I never forgot how to crochet! :)

Beautiful painting, lovely and soft. thank you for your comment - I laughed :)

xo,
jeana

redorgrayart said...

i shall wear red lipstick as well and be cheerful...I cannot knit and I am in awe of your far reaching artistry!

Woollywotnots said...

There are no end to your talents and you're so glam with the red lippy! : ) Your crotchet is amazing. Go you! Love you art piece shown today too. Thanks for sharing.

gretchenmist said...

love your lipstick in the studio idea :)
your crochet is super neat, love the painting too.

Linda said...

that's amazing for a beginner! I have been trying to crochet forever!! I have been trying to do a granny maybe I should try something like you have done first!

homehearthappiness said...

Congrats on the crochet - it really is very addictive! Love the painting too. x

Tracey said...

Keep up the crocheting practice. Youll get quicker and realise you can make ANYTHING and youll never be able to put that hook down :D

Tracey said...

great choice of yarn and project - your squares are very neat for a beginner!

yardage girl said...

Great work on the crochet, and I liked your comments about being cheerful - a good reminder and a nice thing to say. P.S. I'm a bit partial to red lippy too!

Amanda said...

I wish I could find my first squares..You definitely have a knack for crochet...Mine were a bit wonky to say the least...I like your idea of putting them all together too...Just hope those fingers don't give you too much trouble....Because I bet there is tons of crochet in your future :)

Michelle said...

Oh yes, the painting is fantastic! your fingers might be sore with the crochet because of the yarn you are using - cotton often does this. It's looking beautiful.

june at noon said...

The crochet looks great! I sometimes get so intense with my crochet that I only realize much later how sore my hands are. That's me. Intense. ;)

Beautiful painting, too.

Debra said...

just beautiful :)

caramela said...

Thank you all so much- what a lovely thing to read your comments-