One thing I seem to be doing more of while we're still tweaking our new home schedule is craft. Not just crochet but plenty of sewing as well and I'm really loving it.
I started to sort through my stash of fabric and decided to make more shopping bags as I really enjoy making them. I also sold some of them just before Christmas as someone I had gifted some to wanted to purchase a few for Christmas gifts of their own.
So while Master M is doing some school work, I cut, pin, sew and press and keep myself occupied making bags. While doing it I'm right on hand to help him and keep him on track too which is working out well.
The best thing is that I'm using up my stash and also selling some which is very gratifying.
As well as going through my fabric stash, I've been having a clean out of my yarn as well. I've got a couple of scarves made in recent months which I don't think I've posted about yet so I'll have to go back a bit further in my photos to see if I can find some to show you.
Since it's been such a long hot and humid summer, working with wool hasn't really appealed so I've piled up all of my cotton and have been making dish and wash cloths.
The ones I use everyday were looking a little worse for wear so new ones have been much needed. Very few of them are the same size since I'm using up all the tiny leftover bits that I'm never quite sure what to do with.
Even if I'm only making a half size one, I've been finding a great use for them and can whip one up in an hour, sometimes less if there's not much cotton. They've also been a great small project when we're 'in school' too.
I admit that I did try my hand at amigurumi since I had so many small balls of cotton but I have to say that I really don't think I have the patience for it. I love the end result but find all the bits and pieces that need joining together too fiddly so I'm not sure if I'll be doing much more of that in the future.
Enjoy your week!