Thursday, November 10, 2011
Something I thought I'd NEVER make...
So here it is... Something I thought that I would NEVER EVER crochet...
The coat hanger!!!!
Have I finally lost the plot...?
They're such an 'old lady' thing to crochet... and I honestly NEVER thought that I would go there!
But my friend Elle has been working on a bunch of hangers lately. I think she might be a BAD INFLUENCE, but she convinced me that I could make one in true scrappy style, which wouldn't scream OLD LADY at all.
In fact, we had a crochet meet at my place yesterday, and Elle even brought me a coat hanger to cover - how could I possibly say NO to that??? Such a sweet heart!
So I pulled out some crazy yarn, and my hook, and came up with this:
Which was fun... but lacking a little something
Enter the buttons and old petals
And here we have a VERY ME hanger...
Which I have to admit is very useful... especially for those garments which always slip straight from your hangers. Like this summery shirt of mine:
Now it stays in place beautifully.
Elle has a free tutorial over on her blog, and a few other posts about the hangers she has been making... but I warn you, she is addicted - has made 41 so far, and not showing any sign of stopping!