Apr 30, 2011

New Blanket Project

I recently saw this blanket on pinterest and decided I HAD to make it!

I looks so pretty and fun to make!  
I looked at the yarn colors I already had, added a few more and come up with these 9 colors for my blanket

I read on another blog where she found it more efficient and time effective to do all the centers first and then move onto the next row for all the centers and so forth. So I'm giving that a try.

I now have 99 centers done! 
I'm going to see if that will work for the size of blanket I'm aiming for -- I just want something to cuddle under when I'm watching TV!  

What I love about granny square blankets is that is simple to add more squares to make it bigger if needed!
I'll post pictures to show my progress as I go along! Hopefully it won't take me as long I took for the hexagon blanket!!!

Apr 22, 2011


Last May I started the tedious process of making a Hexagon blanket for my daughter.
I am HAPPY to say I am FINALLY done!!!!!

I had no idea the amount of work required for a blanket like this but I am so proud of how it turned out.
I might have been able to get it done faster had I had worked on it only but I set it down for several months and just got the urge to finish it.

There are 95 hexagons and I finished it with a pink double crocheted border.  My border looks wavy and I liked the way that turned out.  

I had planned for it to be much bigger but it is still the perfect size for my little girl!

She obviously loves it too!!

Apr 21, 2011

Hooo is stalking who?

While these cookies look super cute and fun to eat, I can't help but wonder if they are looking at me.  Look at those BIG eyes! Surely they are stalking me!!!!!

Apr 19, 2011

Bear Hats!

Saturday my world changed when my nephew was born! I am soooo super excited that he is here!!
I'm so glad I learned how to crochet and knit because now I can make special things for my littlest guy!

I crocheted this tiny bear hat using this pattern for him to wear now

And then knitted this larger bear hat for when he is 6-12 months
I used this pattern for the ears

They turned out so cute and look adorable on him!
I can't wait to make more things for him!!

Apr 14, 2011

Hooo is stalking who?

Now this was the SCARIEST Owl Marci ever sent me

Isn't it creepy???
Starting to understand my disenchantment with owls aren't ya!

Apr 12, 2011


becky farleys craft blog

It's another craft swap with Strumpet's Crumpets!!!
I've participated in the last Christmas and Valentines swaps and have really loved them!
SO you had better believe that I'm doing this one!
I already know what I am going to make!!!!

Join in! It's so fun!!! Plus you get an awesome craft from a new friend!!

Apr 11, 2011

Motivational Monday

I almost forgot to make my Monday post! 
It's been a rough day and I think this is such a good reminder for a day like today!

Plus, Constant Dreamer has cute cute things in her etsy shop. Go check them out!
Source: etsy.com via velma on Pinterest

Apr 6, 2011

Hooo is stalking who?

I think I have told you that I am not much of a fan of owls.  Even after I crocheted my own owls, I still wasn't joined in on the craze.

Now my friend Marci has tried desperately to win me over by sending me pictures of owls (or maybe she is trying to annoy me... hmmm...)  I get them in email, text, twitter messages and on my facebook! 

Since she has gone to great lengths to share the owls with me, I thought I would pass them onto my readers in a weekly post I will call "Hooo is stalking who?"  

Hopefully you will enjoy them =) Maybe you love owls and can really appreciate them. Or you might be like me and are still shaking your head!

This was the last Owl posting I got from Marci.  She insists that my name is written on these scissors, but I'm still not sure!!!

Apr 4, 2011

Motivational Monday

I think Mondays have gotten a bad wrap!  

I know they are the ending of weekend and the start of a new week, but that doesn't mean they can't be awesome.

I was thinking about this a few weeks ago as I found myself dreading Monday morning.  So I've decided to take back Mondays and make them lovely.  I'm going to try to post a motivational quote or inspiration or something happy on Monday mornings to start off the week.  I hope it helps you to have a great week too!

I love this one