MARCH IS ALL ABOUT
Hello and welcome to all you wonderfully talented crafters out there in KASville. It's March, and we have just come through the Valentine's Day month, so I'm sure we all know what a heart looks like :)
A PATTERN FOR YOU
Heart appliqués can be securely stitched to squares, toys, hats, and handwarmers. Appliqués can be knit, crochet, loom knit, or cut from felt or fabric. You can knit or crochet a heart into a square as you work. A heart can be duplicate stitched, embroidered, or cross-stitched onto a completed square. Just look at these beautiful examples I found in our photo section!
This month we are going to concentrate on hearts ... hearts of any color, any size, and any style. Use any of the patterns here, pick a pattern from your to-do list, or be expressive and make up your own pattern. Take inspiration from what you see here, and what you will see as these pages begin to fill up.
When a child receives a heart in his or her blanket, I'm sure that child will feel loved. So let's send the children a
little heart with a BIG message...
Here is a little poem I have written for you (with my sincerest apologies to Dr. Seuss). It is interspersed with links (in red) to various patterns, along with some photos of previous work.
King Hearts, Queen Hearts
Hearts with Smiles and
Hearts like flowers filled with blooms
Hearts with Trunks, Hearts with wheels
Many hearts will make a Bug
Special Hearts to hold and hug
You can find hearts everywhere!
I’d like to say I’ve made them all.
But no, that tale would be too tall.
Watch this theme and you will see
Which of these were made by me!
They are, after all, the
HEART of every KASblanket!
A T.R.U.E. PJ is an 8" (20 cm) square worked in one color only. It can be knit (garter stitch) or crochet (single crochet).
A P.E.R.T. PJ is also an 8" (20 cm) square worked in one color only. However, unlike the T.R.U.E. PJ, it can be made using a pattern for texture and design. It can be knit, crochet, loom knit, or Tunisian crochet.
All PJs provide a beautiful background in a blanket, helping the fancier squares to stand out. Just look at the beautiful blanket above and you will see just how valuable our humble PJs are :)
Just a reminder that our overall theme for 2017 is
THINK LIKE A CHILD
Now ... if you're thinking like a child, you've got to be thinking
Amy's Toy Story is running through to the end of April, so there is still plenty of time to participate.
Not a toymaker? No problem!
Soft, clean, and gently loved items are also welcome.
Somewhere in South Africa, a child is waiting for a toy to cuddle and call
"my very own"
and create some color, warmth, and fun.
Let's send a message to the children
... from our hearts ...
to let them know
they are special!
If you would like to see your photos in our March photo album, please add them to our photo section. I can then pick them up and place them in our
We've filled our first album so I've started a new one. Check our
Thank you for joining me here in March :) I will start us off with the very valued PJ - two of them are knit and one of them is TC. I have also used the pattern I've given at the beginning of my introduction and stitched it securely onto the PJ worked in TC Honeycomb stitch.
You will notice that, while my knitted PJs are blue, the little pink heart adorns a very pretty wine-colored square :) xo
Such a pretty shade of blue, and the front square is so cute with it's litlle pink heart...... :))
Did I spot a blue square ??? The pink heart is very pretty :))
This is certainly the theme for you to host, Glo. You have a very sweet and caring heart, as is evident in your lovely intro. xo
Hmm, is this the month when I admit to liking blue???....lol. I LOVE the blue in your pj squares and the PINK heart on your wine coloured square is the perfect message of love for a child. :))
Gloria, what an amazing introduction to a month filled with love. Your poem is spot on. That precious face speaks volumes as to why us KASers send items to South Africa. I cannot wait to see what is posted this month.
Here are two little friends with hearts on their feet. (They show up a little better in person.) They are ready to run, RUN to SA.
Amy, I just want to jump in and hug these two little darlings! What sweet faces, adorable little ears, and cute little heart feet. They are just perfect for this theme and for a child to love! Thank you :) xo
Two absolutely gorgeous cuddlies!
These are adorable, Amy!
Amy these are just adorable they have certainly been made with love :))
Darling little friends, Amy. Love those feet.