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marykz
09-19-2007, 08:50 AM
A friend of ours is turning 11. Pre-teens are tough to craft for, they aren't little kids anymore, but they aren't teens either! so I made the water bottle carrier from Mr Funky Super Crochet Wonderful in Paton's Astra to get a wacky rainbow effect. (love that book!) the little silver charm is a sun,with the inscription "made with a smile". the buttons are sunflowers.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1404/1407563608_bae5cb2ec4_m_d.jpg

Then, I crocheted a candy corn potholder using a pattern from crochetpatterncentral. I glued it to a plain canvas bag with my hot glue gun. then I glued this cute candy corn ribbon onto the handles for trim. voila! a gift bag!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1018/1407563688_f694d504a9_m_d.jpg


then I tied a card on with some crazy eyelash yarn.

We gave it to Rosy this morning- and she loved it! she is taking the water bottle carrier directly to school. and she wants me to teach her how to crochet!

:thumbsup:

robynbird
09-19-2007, 08:38 PM
Nice!

ritaw
09-20-2007, 06:41 AM
I love the bag , i think it looks great.
as for the bottle , ! Superb

Mariblue
09-20-2007, 08:12 PM
What a great idea for gift! It looks great! :cheering:

Jackie Lim
09-20-2007, 08:56 PM
I love your gifts.

EssenceRose
09-21-2007, 07:45 AM
Cute!!

cmk
09-21-2007, 05:46 PM
Very nice! Great gifts for any age!

Carolyn

mathwizard
09-25-2007, 07:08 AM
Really nice gifts. What is really cool is being asked to teach her how to crochet!!!!!:cheering: A new convert to the craft!! Start them young and maybe they will stick with it. Show her the stitches and then:woot: together find a fun and cool pattern of something she can wear. That might keep her interested when she discovers she can make really nice things to wear.

marykz
09-25-2007, 08:53 AM
Thanks!! I can't wait to teach her- she's a smart girl and I bet she will learn fast. I'm thinking maybe a long striped scarf, or a purse as a first project.... my neighbor wants to learn too- yay!

marykz
09-25-2007, 08:53 AM
Thanks!! I can't wait to teach her- she's a smart girl and I bet she will learn fast. I'm thinking maybe a long striped scarf, or a purse as a first project.... my neighbor wants to learn too- yay!

mathwizard
09-25-2007, 04:47 PM
I am a mathematics teacher by trade and teaching in any form is great. I just love passing my knowledge onto others. Good Luck teaching crochet and have fun while doing it!!!!:woot::yay::cheering: