Friday, February 21, 2014

Crochet! Or... Not... - Backup Nail Art Project

I've been re-teaching myself how to crochet. I found a project I haven't worked on since I was probably 15 and thought, "Why not?" I need to practice my skills so I can make a flower or some pretty thing to put on my little girl's monogram anyway, so why not practice with this?

I have NO idea what the previous stitch was, so I decided to just continue on with a double stitch. Yeah... Not the right pattern...

Here are only 2 or 3 rows done with the double stitch. The rest is who-knows-what (if anyone recognizes this stitch, please let me know what it is!)

Aaaaaand then my little girl got hold of it and unraveled it to what you see above. I was almost finished, dang it! My fault for leaving it in a reachable place. SO I've decided to show you what I've been up to nail-art-wise as a backup project!

I went over to my grandmother's house last week and did a lot of peoples' nails, some of which I've included here.

My aunt wanted a "Trigger Finger" theme done, and she wanted it "as wild and crazy as [I] can imagine... Except to remember that [she] still has to go to church tomorrow". So I recommended glitter polish, a different color every finger, but keeping a blue/purple theme. She has recently joined a gun membership club for women, so she wanted her "trigger finger" to stand out from the rest. That's why it's the only special/red nail.

She was very happy with the results.

My favorite color, which is quite hard to see from the pictures (taken at night by the way) is the dark blue on the pinky fingers. It was like midnight blue with pretty blue glitter. Too bad it doesn't stand out.

Then we've got the classic red nails! My cousin is going to a wedding and wanted the traditional, classy red.

These ones are a nice red base with red glitter. They were so shiny; the color reminded me of Dorothy's red slippers! And now we come to my favorite ones:

These were inspired by Valentine's Day. It was hard to make any small lines for the roses because I only have one nail art brush, and it's not the thinnest of brushes.. Behind the nails you can see what I received for Heart's Day....

Mmmmm.... My favorite chocolate in the world. Ferrero Rocher. (For those of you who do not know how to pronounce it, it's french [I think] and pronounced "Ferrero Row-shAy") There is no "r" pronounced at the end.

I'll probably try to finish the crochet square thing for next week's update. Or I might mend some of my husband's clothing... Or I'll do something completely different.
Thank you for reading/viewing! I love to hear from you, so please leave a comment. :)


  1. You're creative, even when it comes to nail polish! If I do nails, all ten look exactly alike and match only the bottle of paint they came from. I love your gold ones! They are great for the soon-to-end Sochi winter Olympics.

    1. I'm hoping the gold ones last a while. :) We have a double date planned on Sunday and I'm hoping they'll still look as awesome as they looked the day I painted them. So far they're holding up! I'm sad I've missed the Olympics because we don't have TV. I've only caught little snippets once in a while, but it was amazing what I saw!

  2. Ahhhhahaaa The trigger finger is my fave!

    1. Thanks! I thought they were a bit crazy. :)

  3. I love your ferero nails. Hmmm jummi I love those chocolates. I started re-learning myself crochet again. I still don't have a clue what stich it is.

    1. Thanks! Ferrero Rochers are soooooo gooooooood~ It's been a few weeks and the only stitch I know is the double stitch. You'd think I would have learned a few more stitches by now... :) Yay for crochet!