Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fatties Luggage Tag & Crocheted Bookmark

Every time I see a four seasons design with a small motif for each season, I automatically think 'luggage tag'. The recent SAL on the San-Man board for the Four Seasons Fatties was no exception. I stitched two motifs on each side and omitted the original border. I'll hold onto this one to use as a gift later on.





I couldn't resist trying out this cute thread crochet corner bookmark. It's such a cool design. You might think you would make two identical triangles and then crochet or stitch them together. But this is worked in the round, all in one piece. So only the beginning and ending threads need to be worked in. And the instructions were super-clear. That's not always the case with crochet instructions, freebies or purchased. This turned out so well that I think I'll make more in other colors. Another good little gift idea. You can find the instructions here.



Here's my super-find of the weekend. For $.99 at the grocery store, the cutest pair of socklets I've seen in a while. I just couldn't resist! I mean, really... pink ladybugs? They were calling my name!

24 comments:

Mylene said...

Such cute designs for the luggage tag and you finished it off perfectly same as the crocheted bookmark. Lovely pattern of the bookmark.

Sure a very cute socklets!!

Miss 376 said...

Oh, I love that bookmark, so pretty

staci said...

Your luggage tag is sooo adorable! You'll make someone very happy with that gift :)

Love your crochet bookmark too...lovely!

Annette said...

Love the socks the color an dthe ladybugs.... The san-man design is so great and love the tag you made of it...
Lovely idea to crocet that.. never heard of it before

♥ Nia said...

Great ideia for the luggage tag!
I had never thought of that!
Cute finish :)

Pumpkin said...

Okay, you know I just LOVE this tag with that plump little bunny on it ;o)

How neat! That's a different way to make it.

Sweet! Love the socks :o)

Jackie said...

What a cute idea to finish as a luggage tag. The crotchet bookmark looks beautiful on the corner of your book.

Theresa said...

Your luggage tag is totally adorable!!!! How creative~

The crochet bookmark is just beautiful!!!!

mainely stitching said...

Helga Mandl (I know I've spelled her name wrong) had a 4-season series out a couple of years ago as part of a group ... but maybe she's released it seperately now. They were very cute designs, too. Love the idea for luggage tags, and that crocheted bookmark is GREAT!

nima said...

wow...gorgeous lugage tags...i want to try this before i go for vacation.

Thank you for the link to corner bookmark...

Moreen said...

That is such a good idea for a luggage tag - its so cute as well.

Thanks for the link to the corner bookmark.

Love those socks!

Sandra said...

As usual it's an eye candy, lovely luggage tag Annie.

Seems we have a lot in common, I also collect funky socks. No wonder those ladybugs were screaming your name ;-)

Daffycat said...

The Fatties are adorable as a luggage tag, Annie! Well done!

Gina E. said...

I do wish I had continued to practise when I first learnt to crochet. You make the prettiest things, Annie.
Love those hot pink sockettes!
I have been seeing those luggage tags on just about everyone's blogs, and I can't contain myself any longer - what are they for? There doesn't seem to be anywhere for a name and address - are they just ornamental?

Rachel S said...

What a cute way to finish this! Great job.

Elaine said...

Aww those luggage tags are just way to cute!!
Pretty bookmark and great socks.

Nancy said...

The luggage tag is so cute and such a clever idea, and your crocheted bookmark is so elegant! You have so much fun with your projects, don't you? Enjoy those cute new socks!

Deb said...

That is the cutest luggage tag. You certainly would be able to find your luggage in all the sea of black suitcases. Love the crocheted bookmark too - I had to bookmark the site. So cute.

Margaret said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love those tags!! They're so cute! And your crochet piece -- wow! So cool! Thanks for the link! I'm new to crochet -- love the crochet lady on the bag too!

Farm Girl said...

Annie your luggage tags are so sweet. Hope you are coping with that heat wave you're getting - send some down to us - it's been a really cold frosty week or two here!

Michelle said...

Great stitching - lovely luggage tag. The crochet bookmark is also beautiful. Thanks for the link.

Ranae said...

Very cool tag.
I love that elegant looking corner bookmark
Gotta love those socks

Siobhan said...

What a neat little luggage tag! I like the bookmark, too--what a neat idea.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great luggage tag!!!