I am addicted to Facebook. Any format that provides instant feedback to random blurbs that I espouse = AWESOME. (Hit me up Lora Enfield-Parker if you want to add me.) Anyway, my friend Shannon posted a “Craft it Forward” note. The first 5 responders to her post would each receive a hand made craft from her. No promises were made on what the item would be. “You get what you get, and you don’t throw a fit!” as my child says, courtesy her kindergarten teacher. I think that should be everyone’s motto, but I went through the suck-it-up school of child-rearing. The catch in putting your name down is that you would then have to re-post the note on your profile and make 5 crafts for 5 people who signed up. Since finishing blanketa, I thought, what the hell. Let’s do this.
I have already finished my first craft. My friend Chela, when she donated her acrylic to blanketa, also had various crafting magazines in the box with the yarn. This project is from Annie’s Showcase of Needlecraft. It has some AMAZING stuff in it. (By AMAZING, I mean really weird.) Stuff that you go, where do I put this? And the answer is probably in the yard sale box you have out in your garage. Nevertheless, I wanted to make random weird crafts for my 5. Crafting is supposed to be fun, right? And my idea of fun is someone opening up a package from me and being completely bewildered, annoyed or creeped out.
What the heck do you do with a crocheted raccoon head? Hang it up on your kitchen wall, sez the magazine. Ummm, I don’t think raccoons are sanitary, and should definitely not be allowed anywhere near where one prepares food. Not to mention they are one of the top carriers of the virus Rabies. But that’s not my problem. It’s getting passed on to one of my fabulous friends. Methinks they may not be friends for much longer. This is almost completed. I have to crochet a hanger on the top. I’m waiting for my husband to bring me home a metal ring from his work which I will crochet around to form a circle.The pattern showed black eyes for the raccoon, but Dee Anna convinced me to do white eyes, and I think she made the right choice. It looks totally coked up this way.
Fabulous gems are to be found within. I will leave you with a teaser: Ozark Hillbilly next.