A funny thing happened on the way to the art project…
So there I was, crocheting on a concept and poof – inspiration failed. For two weeks I tried to work on the project, but nothing I crocheted seemed to do the trick. Then something strange happened…
The Chipmonk’s Christmas Song came into my head, you know the one, where Theodore just wants a hula hoop? I think it’s Theodore anyway, maybe it was Alvin, but I digress, so I have this stupid mind worm going through my head and then it strikes me… I want a hula hoop too, for the art project.
Then the creativity began to flow! Tree 1 will be celtic knots and color in between Tree 1 and Tree 2 a covered hula hoop
with a wind chime Tree 2 will be festooned with flowers and Tree 3? Well, we’ll have to see where that goes, probably pinwheels and shiny things, because that delights me!
I’m using Edie Eckman’s new book Connect the Shapes for inspiration. As usual I’m not following any patterns directly, but as ALWAYS so inspired by the great shapes, stitch work and easy to follow instructions that get me started.
Crocheting flowers in May just feels so right and I know that Edie’s new book will help me get everyone connected well and proper! One of the things I’m doing that’s kind of fun (besides burn through my stash) is repurposing objects like disposable coffee
cup lids to give the pieces more height and 3-D fun, as well as a donated hula hoop by my growing up too darned fast niece, Ms. Gwen. She still plays with her 18″ collectible dolls though, I’ve been informed so I think quid pro quo is a new outfit, don’t you?
Stay tuned for more updates on the Crochet Art project as I hook my way through inspired by mind worms and my garden
By the way, you really should get Edie’s book, it’s delightful! I’m just recommending it because I love it, no one sent me a copy this time, I bought the book at my local book seller, because duh it’s Edie Eckman. (hint, hint Edie, I’d LOVE to do an official review of your next crochet offering!) It’s available here on Amazon