Monday, March 19, 2007

Busy Bee

Happy Monday! :) It's almost spring and we have snow everywhere. And it's not even the pretty kind sigh . . . . to combat the blustery cold I put myself in a springy mood and "hatched up" a whole batch of pastel goodies . . .



It was "crochet mania" on my sofa this weekend! These guys are way cuter in person. My favorite is the dark aqua duck in the back. I used Lion Brand cotton for that one and Lily Sugar and Cream for the rest.



The duck pattern takes about 20 minutes to whip up and can be found here. I think you have to sign up for an account to view patterns but it's free. The bunny is my own pattern and if anyone is interested I could write it up and post it.



The cupcake pattern can be found here. Pink and brown, are you surprised? Hmm maybe I'll use this for my pin cushion swap . . .

I also made some Easter ornaments. What is it with me and ornaments? I don't even have an Easter tree! I am SO happy with the way these turned out. I think they might even be shop quality!



The images are from cards I scanned in and then printed. I glued them to wooden circles, backed the wooden circles with decorative paper, added silver rick rack trim, a ribbon hanger and glittered them up!



What do you think? If you are interested in the bunny image I used above you can go here and copy it. It's one of the cards I recently found at thrift. And speaking of vintage Easter cards, did you know I'm the LUCKY HAPPY winner of the drawing Heidi had? Oh yes, I am a winner. :)

I'm glad I've saved all of my Christmas cards from the last few years. :) Christmas versions of these ornaments will certainly be in the Goodness shop come Fall. I will share more info on the Goodness shop soon but basically I plan to open an online store for vintage items and hand made goodies. I will be collaborating with other crafters and thrifters as well. You guys are my sounding board on what you think would be good items for sale so please be honest and hollar away! Also, I plan to keep the prices as low as I can.

Remember to sign up for the Spring Fling Swap over at Sweet Goodness Swaps. I'm already racking my brain on what I'm going to send!

Ciao bellas!
Rebecca

15 comments:

Heidi said...

The chicks, bunnies and cupcakes are ADORABLE!! The bunny reminds me of a Peep bunny--sort of the same shape. And the cupcake is to die for! I think that would make a totally excellent pincushion. SO Cute!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Cuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!! And I love the cuppycake, and I love the easter rounds!!!

Do you knit too or just crochet?

Colleen said...

ooo Love them! So are you willing to sell the yellow duck? I'd love to have one for my babie's first Easter basket ;).

Lucy said...

Rebecca--what goodness you've been making, I guess you were busy this weekend!! They do look like the peeps you buy at the store. I like them all...hard to choose. Now are you printing on an inkjet printer? What type of papers are you using for the hanging ornaments?

Great ideas!! Can't wait for the store to open!

lucy

Sarah and Jack said...

Your little crochet cuties are adorable. Seeing those ornaments has reminded me that I deperately need an Easter wreath idea.

Leigh Ann said...

Oh my goodness - too cute! The cupcake is wonderful for the pin cushion.

The ornaments are great for the shop.

Cheers! LA

StarBerry said...

Super cute stuff you have there!!!

Jane said...

Here is a little idea...what about making a picture post card with the bunny pattern on the back for your store?

I also love the Easter ornaments, they are very sweet. Maybe you could make some cards and tags the same way too?

Anonymous said...

I am in LOVE LOVE LOVE with everything you made! Why must you taunt me with your home made goodness?! You know I want an Easter tree now! (Hmm... I could probably pull my feather tree out???) You are gooooood....
XOXO, 9

Anonymous said...

I would love it if you post the bunny pattern. I love the bunny and the duckie. Thanks for sharing your talent with those of us who aren't quite so gifted.

Peggy in AZ

Mom said...

Oh my gosh! How *cute* everything is! I love the bunny! Kind of reminds me a peeps :) Think I will have to make some ducks this weekend (and maybe a bunny if you are so inclined to share!)

Ms. A said...

With all your sweet stuff, it is amazing to me that you live in a borough of NYC -- it's like you should be living in a little house on the praire...

flanthrower said...

Omg! So cute...like crocheted peeps. I totally have to master crochet. I especially love the pincushion!!

jungle dream pagoda said...

Darling stuff,I especially love the little Easter ornys made from vintage cards!!

Katie Jean said...

wow I can't believe you made all those in one weekend. too cute!

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