June 4

In My Studio – June 4

Posted by lori . 10 Comments


I had a lot of fun this week!  Here’s what went on in my studio:


For my Wednesday “Try This” post, I did the final installment of flower loom flowers.  I focused on more woven flowers.  These are a little time consuming, but I enjoyed making them.  I made the flower on the bottom right after Wednesday’s post.  I wanted to see if I could get fuller petals with a looser weave, and it worked nicely.

I’m finishing up the paintings I started while taking Juliette Crane’s How to Paint a Girl and How to Paint an Owl E-courses.  I started fiddling with a painting I call “Exotic Owl.”  I feel a little lost with this one.  This week, I’m going through a notebook with inspirational pictures I’ve collected to see if I can come up with something.

The most fun this week…learning to crochet!  Who’s teaching me?  Dinah, Bridget & Elliot’s mom (Lynne), over at Dip-Dip and The Bridge.  This month, we’re making a dishcloth.  Lynne posted instructions, pictures and two videos to get us going on our first project.

Here’s my first little bit…

Then, I did a little more…


Next, I started my dishcloth and quickly realized I was crocheting a triangle dishcloth.

So I started again.  Halfway through, I decided to review the instructions.  Notice a difference?  It’s supposed to look like the top portion. 

We’re doing a single crochet stitch.  On the bottom portion, instead of picking up both strands of yarn, I only picked up one strand.

I’ll keep practicing!  I am using 100% cotton yarn and a size K crochet hook.  At the end  the month, Lynne will post pictures of all our dishcloths.  Please join in.  There’s always room  for more in The Blogville Ladies Crochet Society.

Daily Inspiration


You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way.

Marvin Minsky

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10 Responses to " In My Studio – June 4"

  • Hi Lori
    I was very excited when I saw your dishcloth as I recognised the ribbed look you created. This is the stitch that I used for the top of the socks I made.
    As you learn to crochet, you will use this stitch a lot, so well done for discovering it yourself, these happy accidents are great, I love your half and half effect!
    Hope you find the inspiration you are looking for for your owl.
    Lynne x

  • Declan says:

    Other Mum has submitted her dishcloth for inspection! Mum is still trying to do a slip knot. Hehe! Deccy x

  • houndstooth says:

    All of your projects look fantastic! I’m really curious to see how that owl will turn out!

  • Bassetmomma says:

    Oh I am going to attempt the dishcloth too! Wish me luck! 🙂

  • Nows wheres does you find all da time to do these projects? You knows we only has 24 hours in a day where I lives.
    I am very impressed withs your dish cloth.


  • Patty says:

    I am working on my dishcloth too. I was halfway finished and realized I was doing the double stitch instead of single. It took me awhile to get it right, but I “think” I am on track now. I had to laugh at your triangle. I haven’t done that yet, but I have had other problems when things are not even and sag. LOL I think it’s really fun that we are all working on this at the same time. 🙂

  • Kirsten says:

    I used to love to crochet–but I ended up with sweaters and hats I didn’t really want to wear and couldn’t imagine giving away. A dishcloth is a nice idea!

  • Pip says:

    My assistant has not yet started her dishcloth, but don’t tell anyone! Love your cute little owl!

    Your pal, Pip

  • Carol says:

    Wow! Lovely created flowers and love your owl ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

  • I love seeing inside your studio!

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