I decided I would make something to decorate for Valentines Day. I came across this crochet heart garland and thought it would be cute on my mantle. http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/01/28/crochet-heart-garland/ Since it was cold and snowy today staying in the house was the thing to do. I started working on the hearts for the garland with yarn from my stash. The yarn is Bernat Handicrafter Holiday Sparkle. It is a Christmas yarn but it is cotton with a silver thread in it. So I think it is nice for this project. Here are the hearts I have completed so far. Since I get distracted easily I started thinking about making a new dish scrubby because the one I have is getting very worn and doesn't even work that well any more. I got it in a package of 3 along with some pink measuring cups from JoAnn's. I like those scrubbies from JoAnn's but I really don't need any more measuring cups. I have been wanting to make some scrubbies out of nylon tulle for some time now. I have had these various colors of tulle on a spool in my stash for a while now. I may as well use them. I got 20 yds by 6 inches for $.97 on the clearance rack, with the intention of making dish scrubbies.
I found this lovely bright pink tulle spool and a Pattern for Rosebud Dish Scrubbies in the book MaryJane's Stiching Room by MaryJane Butters. This book has all kinds of old fashioned crafty things inside. I have tried a few of them. So with the pink tulle and the pattern I whipped up a Rosebud Dish Scrubby in no time at all. Since the pattern called for 3 inch wide pieces of tulle I cut the whole roll in half before starting on my scrubby.
After making the rosebud I still had enough to make another one. I had this brilliant idea to make a heart shaped scrubby. I used the same pattern from Skip To My Lou for the hearts. I just used tulle strips instead of yarn. I made two hearts and crocheted them together with single crochet all the way around the hearts but only going through the back loops on each heart to join. Before stitching the last few stitches closed I stuffed the heart with the remaining tulle and finished closing it up. Now I have a cute new Valentine Dish Scrubby. And even the Rosebud Dish Scrubby will be decorating my kitchen sink for Valentines Day.