A CAL (Crochet a long) from https://www.facebook.com/TreblemakingHookers started mid July 2013. Naturally I joined the project.
Here is a picture of my first container, It is a garden lamp made for candles, but will be suitable for the purpose of this project.
The first mission is to make some leafy plants for the container. I am almost done!
Before the plants move in a floor has to be made. My idea was, that the floor resembles a garden floor, with some earth and grasses! A nice thick yarn was suited for the occasion and I had Just enough yarn to make the floor.
I have also made a mini plant, a bit triffid like, with a little red flower on top. In the picture also the very small leafy plant I made. It is a kind of fern. I also picked a few nice stones to give the empty looking container more radiation. The stones are from the beaches of Denmark.
Ellen my sister-In-law made a nice bird, that now is looking from the top of the container into the box. She used my birdie pattern. Isn’t she a fine angry looking birdie. I like also tHe color purple she used. Thank you Ellen. Nice done.
But with plants and stones alone, the container is still very empty. So I had to make something else, something awesome and astounding. Something breathtaking. some thing that centers the attention on the container. I became a frog.
In an old dutch craft magazine, Ariadne, I found a nice pattern of a frog, I wanted the frog to be a small one so I bought some nice thin yarn. Katia Jaipur and followed the pattern. Thin yarn isn’t the easiest yarn to work with, but I got it ready, and isn’t he not a nice looking fellow, with it orange eyes. Two wooden eyes made from old beads completed the little frog.
But the call continued and the next challenge was a cactus. That wasn’t difficult to do.
The container is now ready, but I changed is months later, because I started an other container, but that will be another crochet story.