Tag Archives: Hemp

Free Pattern Friday: Hemp Market Bag

15 Apr

Finally!  Something you can make out of hemp that won’t brand you a friend of The Dude!

...that sounds exhausting, man...

You’ll need:

-some hempy hemp from hemp town

– a 3.75mm (F) hook

1: ch5, sl st to form a ring

2: *ch 11, sc into loop* 5 times

3: *ch11, sc in the 6th ch of the next loop, ch 11, sc in the sc*

4: *ch 11, sc in the 6th ch of the next loop*

5: repeat row 4 eight times & FO.

Now for the drawstring/handle!

1: ch 60, turn.

2: ch1, dc across, FO.

3: weave through your bag in the second row from the top.  When finished, sew the ends of the drawstring together to form a continuous loop.  Once you pull the drawstring closed, you’ll have enough left over for a neat little handle!

mmm... tomatoes and parmesean...

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Happy Beads are Happy!

28 Feb

So, what’s a girl to do with a whole bunch of sentimentally important beads she recently cut out of their hempy, hippie homes?

WHY, make wine glass charms, of course!

…can’t make wine glass charms without a *little* bit of crochet…

And the best part?  These little bad boys are hinged, so they’re easy to remove!

(Why, yes, OBVIOUSLY I had to drink a bit of wine while I made them…)

And, because I never, EVER get carried away, I absolutely did NOT go digging through my craft supplies for more beads, which I ABSOLUTELY did not turn into more wine glass charms.  Nope.  Not even a little bit.

 

these beads used to be a bracelet...

 

I removed this butterfly from an anklet to make it bracelet-sized. Let's face it... grown ups don't wear anklets, either.

 

these guys are from The Bead Mine in Pittsburgh... gosh, I miss Pittsburgh.

AAAAAnywho, no more sad comments, okay friends?  I have now upcycled, repurposed, and otherwise transformed my very favorite beady beads into functional, pretty, *way* more adult-ish type things.  YAY!

Pinot Noir, anyone?  =)

Sad Beads are Sad.

23 Feb

You may be wondering how old is too old to wear hemp.  Well, I’ll tell you.  It’s 31. (Actually, it’s much younger than that – seventh grade, I think, but at 31 most people realize if they continue to wear hemp people will stop taking them seriously and start asking them for rolling papers).

 

I'll miss you, my hippie friends...

For some reason It just seemed weird to wear this:

 

mmm...delicious Tacori...

and this:

just look at how well worn those are! I loved them...

at the same time.

Yes, I’ve been wearing my wedding rings for years now, but it was only last weekend, when I cleaned out my jewelery box, that I finally worked up the courage to disassemble my three favorite hempy necklaces, which, though I’ve had since high school, I haven’t worn for darn close to ten years (ugh, I’m old).

See that whale tail bead?  It’s actually hand carved out of an Alaskan whale’s tooth.

See that red and gold bead?  My best friend from high school gave it to me.

See those blue glass beads?  I bought those in college while discovering Radiohead and realizing that some boys are better friends than boyfriends.

So.

 

my Chibi gave me the daisy bead... isn't it sweet?

 

The search is on to discover something classy, age appropriate, and less…erm… Rastafarian to make with these, my now hemp-less favorite beads.  Any ideas?