Friday, January 6, 2012

In The Off Hours~~~

This time of year, after a day of decorating, painting, creating and more, I love to settle in for the evening with something in my lap to create. Hand stitching, crewel work, crochet or snuggling with Miss B. This new year finds me beginning a new crocheted lap throw in a very light pink and my signature broomstick lace pattern. This one is a smaller size and perfect for a light, but yet warm cover.

The fun part of this project is the fantastic tote I found some time ago to carry and hold my crochet throws while working on them. I love this one because the yarn can stand up saving room and the outside has plenty of slots for all your tools. It also works as a garden tote for tools and more. And, zips open to turn inside out so the slots for tools are in the inside if you choose. Wish I could remember where I found this little gem. More then likely one of the art shops I frequent.

Anyway, here are a few pics of this tote and my current throw.





This soft pink pretty will be in my etsy shoppe soon.
Are you working on a lap project too? Keeping busy in the off hours?
Thank you for stopping by and your welcome visit.

Have a wonderful winter day.

Creative Dreams,
Celestina Marie

30 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that pretty shade of pink and the tote is perfect! I love to crochet in the winter...it keeps you warm! Sweet hugs! ♥

Backwoods Cottage Pam said...

I have 3 crochet projects going. I can't seem to do just one at a time. I go with my mood. I have never done a granny square project and that is one of my projects now, I am thoroughly enjoying it! Your lacy throw is lovely. Beautiful pattern.

Ingeborg said...

Oh how pretty! Beautiful pattern that is! Just like you i'm crocheting in the evenings when comfortable snuggled into the couch. Currently i'm working on a crocheted handbag with black and bright coloured flower patches. The base is almost ready, but then I want to embellish it as well with sequins and laces etc. Enjoy your beautiful works!
Hugs
Ingeborg

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

It looks wonderfully soft. I don't crochet...pouting here....but I used to counted cross stitch. It got hard to see so I don't do that either. I should learn to crochet!

Jan Tanis Designs said...

Ohhhh, I love the Afghan...and yes, I currently have 2 afghans started and another that I just finished. A couple of them are on my Blog, too. I love the PINKness!

And that bag...it's to-die-for!!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

That is a very special crochet stitch you are using! The tote is so handy and keeps things neat and clean. Is the material wool or is it a synthetic yarn? You crochet so perfect and even...
Love to you,

Mariette

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste, oooh your pink throw is so pretty!... I too love to sit and crochet at night... it is so relaxing to the soul... your tote is fabulous!... love the pockets on the outside to keep everything in... enjoy your relaxing time at night... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Marie Antionette said...

Oh Celeste!!! So pretty and pink. I love the throw and the tote. Is there anything you cannot create!!! You are just to Fab and I'm so happy you are in my life.
May your new Year be blessed Dearest,
XXOO Marie

Susan said...

Celestina, you are one talented lady! That is a beautiful throw. I can't crochet. I tried to learn once and that was a disaster LOL. I sew but could never get the crochet thing down.
Happy New Year sweet friend!

Createology said...

Ahhh...the memories you bring back for me. I used to do lots of broomstick lace crocheting. That pale shade of pink is delicious! Happy crocheting dear...

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is gorgeous and I adore the shade of pink, Celeste!!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!
Love,
Cindy

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Celestina Marie. Thanks for visiting my blog, your nice comments, and for following. I am now following you. I scrolled through your blog and love, love it! I am going to email you because I have too much to say to leave in a comment.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Barb

Wanda said...

How beautiful Marie, I am such a fan of pink as you are too. I remember my Mom crocheting the broomstick pattern for throws. I am knitting a scarf at the moment, as I too like to keep the hands busy. TTFN

Simply Debbie said...

HAPPY 2012 CELESTINA MARIE, TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
Wishing you much JOY and HAPPINESS.
You are soooo very creative. I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE this throw and the shade of pink and the stitches are DIVINE.
I am going to try and post more this year and visit those blogs I follow.
You are such a JOY with a sweet spirit.
sugar hugs

tina said...

HI Celeste! i don't know knitting or do crochet. i wish you happy new 2012 with lot's of joy,creative work and many many post.With love,Tina

~THEA~ said...

Hello Celestina Marie,

I'm glad you came along on my blog.
Of course I also bring a visit with you.

How nice, you crocheted. You use a very special sense.
Nice bag for your materials to do!

Love Thea ♥

The Porcelain Rose said...

I love anything pink! It looks so soft and delicate.
I visit your Etsy shop often. Such beautiful work!
I love to check out the work of fellow artists and craftsman. It keeps me inspired.
Thank you for sharing.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

The soft pretty pink shawl is so gorgeous and feminine and I love your signature pattern.
Also your tote looks like the perfect bag to hold everything.
Wishing you a wonderful new week

Hugs
Carolyn

A Hint of Home said...

Hi sweet friend,
Your pink throw looks so soft and ready to cuddle with.
I have only knitted a throw about 35 yrs. ago. I have done needle work but not for awhile. Ceekay just found one I did for her some 30 yrs.ago that was packed away and forgotten about. lol She had to call and ask if I was the one that did it.
I still have to be doing something in the evenings. It could be anything from painting to sewing or businesss things. I like to multitask, for sure.
Hoping your yeaar is off to a great start!
Hugs!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Beautiful design, Celeste. It reminds me of my wonderful Great Aunt who knitted or did crochet all the time. I miss her so much and I know that she would have been busy making something pink for the twin grand~daughters due in April/May. You are a lady with many talents! I crocheted one blanket for my best friends daughter, but that was many years ago!
Blessings,
Cindy

Blessings from Cindy said...

Celeste~
I just posted about winning the wonderful goodies from you! Here is the web address:
http://cindysblessings541.blogspot.com/2012/01/pretty-pink-presents.html
Thanks again sooo much! I love everything!
Blessings,
Cindy

Diane said...

Oh my, Celeste, it's lovely! It looks like a cloud! You DO have "the touch" with a crochet hook and stitches.

Yes, I'm working on an afghan too - for my daughter - in red, white, black and gray and a zebra-striped yarn. She has a Parisian theme in her apartment and uses lots of reds and blacks - very "now". It's for a full-size bed and getting quite heavy on my lap. ;-)

I hear you are finally getting some RAIN!!!!! I hope you have a pretty umbrella!

Hugs, Diane

High Heeled Life said...

Bonjour mon ami! Your are one creative soul! and busy one too! I wish I would have learned to crochet, knit etc. (my Mother is wonderful with the needles,) - when my arm would have allowed that sort of movement. Maybe, I will give it a try .. who knows.

I'm certainly swooning over your soft pink pretty!!! It looks magical! Thank so much for your visit and sweet words. It would have been wonderful to live in the time of MA. Blessings, HHL

Marydon said...

OMGolly! Your crocheting is exquisite, Celeste. And in pink to boot! I'll be looking for this beauty when you are done.
Going to take a wee peek in your shop now.

If you find more of those ornies like you created for me, do let me know ... they are spectacular on our tree. TYSM
TTFN ~
Love to you sweet friend ~
Hugs, Marydon

Your Craft Book said...

What a gorgeous throw that is going to be, the color of the pink is lovely. Also I had not seen that particular stich before, I really like it. Cannot wait to see the finished product!! Maureen.

Anna said...

Mamma mia, questo punto ad uncinetto รจ veramente magnifico! Un abbraccio grande, Anna

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Girlfriend, I don't think you have any "off" hours! LOL This is just going to be a gorgeous throw! I'm enjoying using my grandmother's blue/white throw this winter. Nothing better than cozying up with the pups with a throw in front of the fire!

Nezzy said...

Ya gotta be sittin' down to have a lap or a lap project. There's a runnin' joke 'round the Ponderosa about my spare time. Heehehehe!!1

I love both your tote and that pretty soft pink lovely your workin' on.

God bless ya and have a glorious day sweetie.

Keep warm...it's cooooold here!!!

~CC Catherine said...

Celeste, your little fingers must never rest. :) I used to crochet a lot...I miss it. This tote holds everything you need quite nicely. With working in the corporate world now, it leaves me little time to do anything creative and I miss it sooooo. On my down time, I spend with my husband and grandchildren...and antique shop when I'm not keeping up with laundry and housekeeping chores. I look forward to my retirement years so I can do what you do full time. It just seems like SO much fun.
Hugs,
~CC Catherine

Kerri said...

Hello Celeste, I have so missed blogging with you! I have more health problems, going for a breast ultrasound on Tuesday which has taken a month with all the red tape. I have not been blogging due to all thats going on.

I love your pink crocet, its gorgeous!!! I sure wish I knew how to crochet, its something I could do all day long at my day job.

I finally got around to my first post this year, finally! LOL

I hope you have a blessed Sunday!

xoxo
Kerri

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..