Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Two Blogs Instead of One

I decided it was time to separate my two loves:  photography and crochet/crafting.

My photography blog is located at http://acraszman.blogspot.com/ and my crochet/crafting blog is located at http://boomerandbuggy.blogspot.com/.  I'm hoping this will make things easier for me, as well as my followers.  Cheers!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Project Pinterest - Kindle Cover and Dishcloth

I finally found time to join in the fun!

Here's my Kindle Cover I made. (This was actually my second attempt as the first one was too small. However, the instructions are for a Kindle 3, which is bigger than my touch, so I miscalculated.)

kindle cover on 365 Project

I love how the inside fabric is so cheery.  I need that this time of year.

kindle touch on 365 Project

And this dish cloth is so cute and colorful! When I repinned these on Pinterest, 33 more people pinned them after me. I'm working on a few more besides this one.

More cheery colors!

dish cloth on 365 Project

Can't wait to see what everyone else is doing.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I've been enjoying my time not having to take a picture every day. I set crochet aside for the most part last year but can now be more balanced between the two.

I surprised my good friend, Kerri, with this handbag on Saturday.

She loves it and I love that she does! Being able to create/give things to my friends/family is a great feeling. For Christmas, I made mug cozies for some family members and they seemed to really like them. My brother-in-law, Kevin, even used his shortly after opening the gift, "To try it out." :)

I hope you are enjoying the new year as much as I am!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lens Cozies

I've been a little distracted from my crochet since diving back into photography.  Okay, a lot distracted.  Oops, sorry about that.

I don't have a camera bag, just a backpack, and wanted to keep my lenses safe.  Crochet is so versatile so I made these.

There's no pattern for these. I started a single crochet circle (6 sc) and when it was big enough, stopped increasing. Then I kept using sc until it was long enough to fit each lens (I actually made them bigger so they wouldn't stretch and have more cushion for my lenses). For the last round I did sc, then a chain stitch (skipping a sc) until the round was complete. Then I threaded some yarn through for pull strings. Simple, the way I like things.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

One for me

I had a skein of Lion Brand Homespun yarn, lavender sachet, that I bought at a yard sale this past summer for $1.  Its been waiting for me......   The pattern I used was from the Lion Brand website, Wedding Favor Scarf.  Its thick and warm, just what I need for the last of winter.  The color reminds me that Spring is just around the corner, too.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Skinny Scarf

I made this one for my friend Niki, who collects scarves.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


I have been doing other things besides photography ;-)

I made a couple scarves, for my daughter and her friend.  They are from the one sitting scarf pattern.
Well, actually, the second one is.  The first one is from my memory of what I thought the pattern was.  Anyway, I like them both and the girls are pleased.  Of course that could also be because I used Caron Simply Soft yarn and they can't stop touching them ;-)