This month hosts some pretty spectacular events in the years repertoire. Namely, St. Patrick's Day, the first day of Spring, and most of all, Easter Sunday!
In my opinion, planning for a holiday is more enjoyable than actually celebrating it (if that even makes sense). And although we normally do next to nothing for St. Patrick's Day, this year I wanted to change that. Why waste a good holiday, especially one that has so much potential? I.e. Wearing green, decorating with green, fixing Irish foods, and talking like an Irish native.
Naturally, I began with my favorite craft store: Hobby Lobby.
Once again, Mom and I were disappointed in the selection of seasonal decorations (see Decorating a Valentines Heart Wreath for more). We've recently shifted our shopping to a different area and are consequently shopping at an alternate Hobby Lobby. We're hoping the blame lies with this one store and not all stores, and plan to test it at our earliest convenience.
So long story short, I didn't find anything for St. Patrick's Day and have resigned myself to whatever I can make. We'll see what that turns out to be.
I encountered the same problem with Easter decorations. I had hoped to find some garland but instead this is all I came up with -- paper eggs, ribbon, and plastic flowers.
I haven't decided whether I will paint the eggs or wrap them in pieces of scrapbook paper, but I plan to use the ribbon for hanging the eggs.
And those flowers! I did what I normally try not to do -- buy an item without having an idea for using it. But I couldn't resist it with these tiny flowers. Maybe I'll drill tiny holes and make earrings out of them...
Meanwhile, my crochet hook has not been idle. I am working on another baby blanket pattern, one of four on my list, and will have the pattern ready in a month or so. But before then, let me share with you my most recent design.
Introducing the Teddy Bear Toddler Tote!
My sister requested something for my little niece to be able to carry around, giving me some specifications for what she had in mind. Gradually this little piece came together and now I am thrilled to be able to share it with you.
What do you think? I will have the pattern available very soon so keep a look out.