My craft to-do list is like my book to-read list. It never gets shorter, only longer. I really want to learn how to craft with polymer clay this year. That’s near the top of my to-do list.
I’ve also been really inspired by fiber artists making massive yarn bomb mural pieces. I’ve been dreaming about how to create my own. I’ve done plenty of smaller yarn bombs, and they were lots of fun. The flowers I did for Mothers Day last year were a huge hit. But I’ve been itching to step it up a notch. The annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (FWSSR) is just around the corner and there are banners up all over downtown. They were the inspiration for my own FWSSR banner.
I have done some smaller crochet appliqué pieces in the past and thought it would be fun to try to enlarge, literally, some pieces like that. I already had a crochet boot appliqué pattern, so for my first attempt at larger scale appliqué all I really did was increase my crochet hook size (I used a size P hook) and crocheted with two strands of yarn held together. I made up the hat pattern as I went along.
Once those pieces were done I added the FWSSR lettering. I attached all the separate appliqué pieces to form a single flat crochet piece. For a boot that was originally about 2 inches tall this one is quite a big bigger. A couple of stars added to the pieces look like a spur on the boot and a badge on the hat. A little extra touch. I know this isn’t ‘massive’ yet. But I’m moving in the right direction.
On an unrelated side note, 6 year olds give funny compliments. Last night Littlest told me that the potato leek soup I made for dinner “smells better than the Earth”. Which is apparently a high compliment.