Friday, January 9, 2015

New Year, New Inspiration

With a new year comes new inspiration, and what better to be inspired by than God's word? Colossians 3:23 encourages us that in "whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters." To me, this means if I am raising my kids, than I need to do with the best of my abilities and energy. If I am being active in my church, then I need to work at it like working for Jesus. If I am crocheting for babies, then I need to do my best work, closing off all of my ends and making that  project just perfect for a sweet baby. I am excited to start a new year with a plan to work hard, and fulfill God's purpose in and through me.

This past year has been challenging to say the least. I felt God was calling me to try homeschool. Honestly, there were so many days that I just wanted to hide under a rock and never come out! I didn't feel worthy of this call on my life and that I was failing miserably. I also had to take time off from my etsy shop and crochet. I did not stop crocheting though....or I would go completely crazy. Crochet is one of the only things that keeps me somewhat NORMAL, whatever that is!

I actually discovered a lot of inspiration this past year and wanted to share some of my crochet projects. I did branch out a bit from babies to some other crochet interests and ideas.

These are my chevron boot toppers/cuffs. Since I took these photos, I have made a lot more of these and they are even better now. I have been making them all winter. I  made several for Christmas gifts. I love them and plan to release them in my etsy shop soon!

Here are some coffee cup cozies that I made for Christmas gifts too. I gave them to my son's teachers and they loved them! I hope to share this pattern on my blog soon.

I have also used this same chevron pattern to make baby blankets and scarves. Here is a sample of my mini blanket. I love this pattern. It's so much fun to use different yarns and see how they turn out.

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