Last summer I crocheted a metric buttload of flower granny squares and made a tote bag out of them. I think I used the tote twice .... ummm that's a lot of work to just sit around and look pretty. That project was an -along with my friend A. She gave up on finishing her bag because she realized she wouldn't use hers any more than I was using mine. Instead, she chose to turn quite a few of her squares into a crochet hook roll. I immediately went to work taking my tote apart and made notion bags out of it. I had plenty of the quilted fabric I used for the lining of the tote left over, so the only supply I needed to buy was zippers to close them up. I made two different sizes, and made three sets. Two of the sets were made as special gifts for two special women in my life, and the third I am using myself.
The other gift I finished recently is a baby blanket for my hair stylist. I fell in love with this pattern when I first saw it back in 2008. It's the only pattern in the magazine that I even cared for and I bought it, knowing that some day I would have a baby to make it for.
This was a fairly quick project to crochet, but the sewing together of all those little pieces took me the better part of a day to complete! I love it dearly though, and hope C does too.