Monday, October 15, 2012

Proposed Projects



After my visit to the women's shelter on Saturday I stopped by the craft store for more yarn.  We had discussed teaching the ladies how to crochet dishcloths, but I'm not sure those would sell well and the cotton would be expensive.  Instead, I have proposed the little Christmas stocking (pattern from Le monde de Sucrette) and the Christmas Wreath Ring Ornament (pattern from Whiskers & Wool).  Both are simple projects that hopefully the ladies can learn quickly and hopefully will sell at upcoming holiday bazaars.

I haven't made either since last year so will have to whip a few up for practice purposes before going back to the shelter.

Wishing you a great new week!

29 comments:

Pam said...

I just knew you would come up with some great ideas for the women. I love the idea of the Christmas ornaments. It is the perfect time of year and hopefully they will be quick learners. Good luck on your new project.

Serena Lewis said...

What a great idea and, yes, I think the crochet ornaments would be more appealing. Very cute! Sorry if this is a silly question but I was wondering, being that you live in Kuwait, where it is a different culture where traditions are observed such as Ramadan...is the traditional Western-culture Christmas celebrated there in general or by a minority?

Lorraine said...

Those are great projects. Beautiful selection of yarn!

by Teresa said...

Hi T, looks like we're working on the same pattern for wash cloths.. is yours the gentle ridges one? Love the little ornaments and how nice of you to help the ladies. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

val said...

oooo, I'm feeling a bit hooky now, after viewing these lovlies!

Mereknits said...

You are just so wonderful, I think they are great projects.
Hugs, Meredith

Melanie said...

How wonderful that you will be doing volunteer work, teaching these women in the shelter a craft. Bless you!

vintage grey said...

Oh, such cute projects! Love the wreath! I'll have to go check these patterns out! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

You might be right about the dish cloth but the other two Christmas items look lovely!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Diane said...

These are very cute ideas. How fun to see a bunch of ladies sitting around crocheting these cheerful little stockings and wreaths.

Deborah said...

I would buy those at a bazaar! I think they're perfect....so cute!

Lori ann said...

what a wonderful idea tammy, i love these projects that mean so much more than a pretty ornament. lovely.

Hindustanka said...

That's very good you are socially active... Here in India it's another problem you might be knowing. Many women here are underprivileged or have to be beggars.So I'd like to participate in their lives too, at least to bring some scope of hope...
Thanks for sharing this and I like the idea of Christmas crochet stuff.

Mistea said...

Love the yarn colours all together like that.
Great project ideas for beginners at this time of year - that stocking sure is cheerful.
Enjoy your new project.

Astri said...

Good idea for cute projects to teach! That yarn photo just gives me the warm fuzzies for sure!

Catherine said...

These look like lovely little projects to start the ladies off doing Tammy and great for selling with Christmas not far away. Thank you for the links too:)

Little Treasures said...

I agree with the others and think this is a great idea! Your involvement is so inspiring!

~*~Patty S said...

those are really sweet projects...it makes me smile to know you are sharing your passion for creating...that is a beautiful thing no matter what you make

oxo

Zuzu said...

I love the little stockings and wreath ornaments, and agree that these would sell quickly!
Great idea, Tammy!!!

kimmie said...

I think those look like great projects - even though I am no crocheter. At any rate - they don't look daunting at all! And your yarn colors are so pretty - I love the pale celery green :)

koralee said...

Now you got me excited about Christmas!!!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Oh, that yarn is beautiful. It would be fun piled high in a basket. The cute ornaments are a great idea for a holiday bazaar.
How wonderful of you to teach the ladies at the shelter.

All4MeggyMoo said...

what wonderful things to make, I am slightly obsessed with crochet/knitted dishcloths at present! (i wonder if you can get help for such obsessions)
I love the little stocking sooooo cute.

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
You always make the most lovely things. :)

I haven't been blogging (writing or reading) - there's just too much else going on and I've lost interest but I'll pop in from time to time to see what I'm missing.

Hope your week is wonderful.

Love, Linda

GrannyTaughtMeToCrochet said...

What a lovely idea I have just checked out those lovely links xxx

glor said...

Always so generous and caring. They will love the stocking and wreath. Blessings to you and your works.

Celestial Charms said...

Beautiful. That color selection of yarn is so very lovely.
Maureen

Doni said...

That is wonderful that you will be helping the ladies learn to crochet! And thank you so much for choosing one of my patterns. :) I hope they all sell many things! :)

Createology said...

The little stockings and wreaths will be very good. I think you are right that the dishcloths would not sell well as people just don't appreciate them like they should. We live in such a disposal world. Comforting Crocheting Dear...

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