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Sep 2, 2017

Crochet Appliques For Boys

It's Labour Day weekend! 

Hope you are all enjoying some well deserved peace and rest. 

It feels like the world today is spiralling.... and that there are no answers in sight. I'm curious why people don't shut off their TV's and just be kind to each other. I also find it very interesting that in times of real trouble, like in Texas, people are there. There are humans helping humans and no one is asking if they're right or left, and no one cares if they're mexican, white or black...or maybe those people just don't help. I don't really know, but what I'm seeing is real and people haven't changed all that much. They care.

So I have to wonder - -

Why does the media only report about bad things and skew the truth, and why don't they tell you the good things? I know it's on everyone's mind, because how can it not be? I sincerely hope people have their eyes open and are checking into things....because their childrens' futures depend on it. 

Just a few of my thoughts lately. I know this isn't that kind of blog, but it's just so in your face lately.

In the meantime I've been playing with hook and yarn. I found this little pattern and I don't know what I'm going to do with these yet, but they were fun to make.

I featured an incomplete one on my Facebook page asking what people thought it was. I thought for sure they'd guess a UFO, but the only guess was a handbell. Oddly, that's what my husband guessed too.

Once you add the little details, it becomes a vintage car. Or several vintage cars. 

I. Just. Couldn't. Stop. 

These little vintage car appliques were from a free pattern. Get yours from My Crochet Projects.

Aren't they sweet? Now to make up a blanket or something they can be used on. Any ideas?

Have a great weekend!


  1. I just hope there's more of us that care than those that don't. The cars are cute!

  2. The media portrays bad news and skews it because it sells their product - integrity and truth seem to be things of the past :-( - Thankfully the average person rises to the occasion when disaster hits.
    The cards could be used on children's sweaters???

    1. I definitely have to agree, but I think it's also more than that. The news seems extremely biased as well. Love your idea for the cars too! 😊


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