My morning started as any other, up bright and early, coffee with the hubby and so on and so forth.
A few more loads of laundry were taken care of and sometimes you just gotta stop and enjoy the pretty.
But after all that house stuff, I sat down at my desk with some polymer clay and got to work.
See I love crocheting...as if that is a shock, right?
But my right hand gives me problems, and if I crochet a lot it gets really sore. I've been wanting to get some nice crochet hooks with some chubby handles to ease up on the pain.
So I searched, and searched and couldn't really find what I wanted because you know how much I love Cath Kidston, and I wanted something inspired by her colors.
Everything I found was either not the right color, not the right pattern, or really expensive. Since I love using what I have around me and always try to at least try to make it myself before resorting to buying, I gave it a crack, and after doing a little searching online, I got what I needed and set to work.
I'm in heaven people. I don't think I'll ever have just a simple crochet hook again.
All it takes is a little polymer clay.
I started by rolling a piece into a nice ball.
Then I rolled it into a tube, carefully pushed the hook through and then rolled it a little more just to smooth it out.
At the top where the hook comes out there was a little space, so I used my fingernail and sometimes a toothpick to just close that up and smooth it out.
To finish them off, I made tiny little balls of white clay and gently pushed them onto the handle.
Just bake the clay in the oven according to the directions and you're all done :) (Elsa asked in the comments if you bake the clay with the hook, and the answer is yes...you bake it all together)
And I have to say, this one by far is my favorite, it just screams Cath Kidston.
Wouldn't these make the cutest Christmas gifts too?
There you have it, my little bit of fun shared with you. So tell me, do you prefer hooks with or without the handle?