6.07.2010

Cuppa Coasters


Crochet to me has become more then a craft. It has been at times a way to find a little bit of happiness in my day when I would otherwise be pulling my hair out. A way to catch that 10/20 minutes of "me" time  even when completely surrounded by 5 crazy kids. And while it's in no way the most important thing in my life it has become a way that I can identify myself. Especially when life gets a little ho-hum as a stay at home mom.

 I am a simple girl with not many things to call my own and like it that way.But Crochet is the exception, I can at times be a bit obsessed with hook play and have been known to buy yarn and not even remember what the intentions were to make of it. I am forever bringing bits of yarn throughout the house plopping down and starting something. Only to never finish it, frog it and start something else.

It's crazy to think that a few years ago crochet was foreign to me and had Scott never deployed to Iraq I may have never found the desire to "waste" time and learn. Of course with no crochet, blogland for me may have very well been non existent. And not to say this result was the bigger picture but things do happen for a reason, that I am certain of. Who knows where this crazy crochet trail will lead next.

I do know one thing.....



I am absolutely in love with these little coasters, I made over the weekend. They are just perfect and I have carried them around in a little stack all day. Thinking about backing them with some fabric or how I would package them as gifts for friends.

I am just totally lovin' them


8 comments:

Gina said...

Oh Amanda, they are indeed completely gorgeous (and I'm not a major crochet lover). The way you speak of it, I almost wish I could find my own rhythm with the hook. But I think I'll just adore your handiwork instead...

Cotton Kiwi said...

They are wonderful! And so glad that your crochet hook landed you in blog land. We'd miss you if you weren't here.

m.e (Cathie) said...

wow, you know how you say you pop over to see food pics...well I pop over because I love your gorgeous creations. love that you make it sound so easy, love the way you photograph them, love it all.

Tania said...

Er...just somewhat smitten over here too! Love it that there is a delicacy that I often miss in crochet.

ecoMILF said...

Those are so beautiful!! I love your crocheting! Knitting has become therapy for me too- I do know what you mean! xo m.

dillpickle said...

They're gorgeous! It's so satisfying when you really like something that you make, I think :-) And even better when other people like it too!!

Fruitful Fusion said...

I'm totally lovin' them too! Crochet is "me" time for me too!

MacGyver's Lovechild said...

oh these are sooo pretty i'm just picking up the hook again, not having tried it since i was twelve and forced all my family to wear hideous crochet slippers of my own creation. really. bad. slippers.
this is gorgeous. i also love the one over your bed. genius.