Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Well I finished the blanket for my Grandma today! Just in time for Christmas! :) It's one of the biggest things I've ever made and definately the most pink! LOL. Check it out!

Not bad for making up my own designs...I also kinda made up the way I connected it together...or at least I didn't do research on how to connect it first, I just figured it out. ha! I hope Grandma likes it!:) :)

I've also been working on these pillows. I think they're pretty much done now! I can't wait to get them in the living room at the house and see how they'll look!

I have a lot of things I want to learn to make in the coming year. I don't want to do like a traditional 'New Years Resolution', but since we will officially be in the new house at the start of the new year, it kind of all goes together.

I have this daydreamy vision of being like a modern 50's house wife haha. I want to have a garden and cook more and read books and crochet. I figure I can schedule that and trips to the library with laundry and keep pretty busy. I'm so so so excited about the new house and I can't wait until I can actually do a little entertaining there! :)

Much Love.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

crochet lemonade stand? i was sitting here thinking about the new little house i'm going to be moving into and the cute little neighborhood it's in....then i started thinking it would be a great location for a garage sale...but i don't really have much to put in a garage sale, but i could crochet some little things and put up a little table like we did when we sold lemonade as kids...hey! that sounds like fun, doesn't it?! So...what goes in a crochet lemonade stand?! Well, i figure a few dozen hats, some flowers, maybe a blanket or too, maybe just for show and i can take blanket orders...hmm....a shawl? some little toys? hot pads? place mats? drink cozies? then i started thinking if i really got a garden going, i mean like WOW garden! i could sell some veggies and herbs that's where i'll be this summer, in the front yard! lol.

busy busy busy

Well, it's been a busy few days. We officially got a house to rent. We made a deal for the deposit and pet fee that if we took the place 'as is,' all we would have to pay for all of December is $250. SOLD! lol.  We've been painting and making small repairs. We have most of the kitchen moved over, just a few dishes and a bit of food left at the apartment. We can't move any of the big furniture until the weekend probably when we can get someone with a truck to help. As for crocheting, I mailed off a gift yesterday and I have a blanket I've been working on but I'm out of a pink and I haven't been out to get more of it, I'm kinda at a stand still with trying to pack and move, but also get projects done before Christmas.

I've also been working on making some pillows, but I got stuck...

Last night I went with Daniel to Christmas Dinner at the Lodge and got to watch the Installation Ceremony. It was cool. I met a few wives and a few of them even crochet! :)

Well, I've been stalling on getting started all morning, first it was too cold in here, now it's too hot in here and I just don't wanna clean...but I's a few pics of the new house! :)





As always, more to come! :)

Much Love.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Yay hats!

well, i sold 5 hats yesterday....well, 3 got shipped and two were dropped off...and come to think of it, i don't have money for any of them yet, but that's besides the point...yay hats! i also got two additional orders! i still have 5 hats here that belong to people i'm working on getting them all dropped off/picked up, etc.

aside from the hat excitment we're getting ready to move. we could be moving as early as tomorrow technically....we still have to sign the paperwork, but the place is ours. it's not the one i posted the pictures of, but it's a 2 bedroom duplex with an eat-in kitchen and full basement! i'm excited about the basement, it literally doubles the size of the place. looking around here, our apartment is packed tight with stuff, but once we get it spread out...a house might look empty.

updates and pictures to come! :)

much love.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Two Tone Vest, House, Dinner! :)

So today I decided to try to crochet something hard!  I'm trying for a two-tone can find the pattern at:

This involves a lot of counting, which is not my I figured I mind as well practice. I think it's going pretty well so far, but we'll see how big it comes out...

This part took me about 2 hours I'd say...I was watching...oh dear I didn't anticipate revealing my stupid show of the day....oh well. I watched about 8 episodes of Gossip Girl...and I totally loved it--it's kinda like Secret Life of the American other guilty pleasure. LOL.

We also checked out a house today we're hoping to be renting very soon!! It's sooo cute! :) It's a duplex in a older little neighborhood.

Kitchen with Laundry room attached:

 Kitchen looking into Living Room:

Back Yard outside of Living Room:

On Deck looking back at House:

I really like this house! Hardwood floors throughout, Closests!!!!, and I love the fireplace with the mantel...perfect for those stockings I crocheted for Christmas last year! :)

After checking out the house I drove over to the Mellow Mushroom to meet Daniel for dinner--he got held up at work and couldn't go look at the house with me.

We had double pepperoni pizza and the parmesean pretzels! :) Dan had his two beers for the week!

Great day! :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


I've finally had some hat orders come in! :) These are 3 of the 4 hats I've made so far. I just need to make a blue and white one, but they are all the same basic design. I love making hats because once I learned the basics of increasing and decreasing, then I just went with no patterns for these hats my friends, I like to make hats up on the fly...

You get the idea! :) If you are interested in a hat, I need to know the basic size of the person it's for and what colors you'd like. I can get *ALMOST* any color...for kids the hats range from $5-7 and for adults $ shipping if they are going out of town/state....

Much Love.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Felting! :)

Today was the much anticipcated Felting class at the Knowles Center. Small class, but had a lot of fun with everyone!

I made a coffee cozie:

A change purse:

A bag that needs to be sewn and two coasters:

Then we took some fiber and made a ball:

We also used the fiber to cover soap:

I wanted to make wrist warmers, but I didn't. They're easy to make though.

I made another cozie and I needle felted the two coasters, but the battery on the camera died...of course! So I'll have to add those pictures in when I can take them. The coasters are monogramed with a "B" and I made another cozie that has a needle punched heart! It's super cute! :)

....Got wool?

Much Love.

Friday, November 11, 2011


So I went over to Home Depot and got the supplies, this was incredibly easy! I'm serious! I had enough to make 2 spindles for about $6. I'm having trouble attaching the hooks at the top, but that's what husbands are for, right?!

Soo....I kinda broke the first part of dowel rod I was cutting--it happens. This was definately easy enough that I can always go get another piece of dowel rod to fix it. I'm meeting with Christina tomorrow morning for a short lesson on spinning...then taking the 2nd Saturday Classes at the Knowles Center--felting, which is also something I've been wanting to try! :) I'm getting all kinds of new lessons and crafts this week! It's been so much fun! :) :) :)

Much Love.

Chilly Morning! Brrrrrrr

I'm currently in the middle of 3 different granny blankets, I thought I'd be done with the blue one yesterday, but I think it needs one more skein...until then I'm working on the green one I started a few weeks ago and the purple one I started when I ran out of green. LOL.

I also have a few hats I need to get going on...but hats don't take that long, maybe an hour each at best. I think I'll work on those later today, I need to figure out what style I want the hats to be. They're requested for sale, yay! :)

I finally used the livingsocial deal my bff Michele got me...haha waited until 11:30pm the night before it expired to actually use it, I grabbed some clipart from online and designed a stamp and tote! Can't wait for them to get here, but totally wasn't willing to pay $11 for shipping, so i can expect them here in "21 days"...but I think it'll go faster!

I'm excited for them to get here! :) :) :)  I also think I might attempted to make my own drop spindle today, I mean home depot is literally across the fact, I might head that way soon! I've been checking out some of the pictures some old friends from h.s. have on facebook and I'm elated to see how many of them are super crafty! Everyone seems to have their own craft and everyone has really impressive stuff! It's fun to reconnect and see what everyone else is making!

Sometime this weekend or maybe next week I'm going to be working on some covers for the throw pillows in the living room. I have the fabric, zippers, and thread...I just have to find a sewing machine and someone to help me operate it...I think the fabric is super fun:

I guess I figure if I'm going to be off work for a while I mind as well Martha Stewart it up! :) I found the middle pattern and the right pattern first and it took me forever to come up with a 3rd choice, but that's where Michele came in and helped me! :) yay!

This is one of the pillows I am going to recover:

They are just getting a little ratty and Sadie's little nails pull at the material and it's pilling and yah, not looking so great...It should look like this when finished:

I think it's going to be fun!!! Hope everyone is having a HAPPY FRIDAY! :)

Much Love.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I was at my group last night and got to talking to some of the ladies about spinning. I'm very curious about it and I think it would be a lot of fun...since I'm not sure how I will do at this, I don't want to put a TON of $ into far I've found a website to make a spinner at home:
...which I might start with until I figure out if this is something I really want to branch into...I'm positive the Home Depot across the street from my house would have the materials to make the spinner, now I just have to figure out where to get fiber...def something I don't know ANYTHING about. I think it would be a lot of fun to make my own yarn though, or better yet, gift to family and friends who knit and/or crochet. I guess we'll see! :)

Much Love.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

beautiful november

well, i've been off work for almost a month, you'd think i would have posted a blog or crocheted til my fingers fell off...well i haven't. took me a while to get my footing and appetite back, but i'm feeling much better! :) so with that i'm back to crocheting. i'm taking orders if anyone wants something for christmas. let me know what you're interested in and we can work out the details...

much love.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

today marks 1 Month to go!!!

I really need to buckle down and get back to my goals. Some projects are harder than I expected and are taking longer to do. I need to just really focus and get as much done today as possible....but, I did finally get that bed frame I've been wanting and I'm dying to set it up and suprise daniel....what to do!!!???

Monday, August 22, 2011

1 day plus a Month to go!!!

I have not been keeping up with this like I originally intended too, my goal was a post a day with pictures. Well, tech difficulties are making the pictures hard to do. I've also been overhaul cleaning my house, but I did finish a hat and scaft combo for a boy today, younger kid, also started a scarf for an adult man, kinda a tan with a few orange stripes, nothing too fancy. I had started it the other day but it was going to be way too wide, so even though I was a foot into it, I tore it out and started it over. It's going much better now. In the process of cleaning my bedroom I've found a huge anount of craft things I need to go through and donate to friends if I don't need it. Just gonna keep on cleaning and crocheting! :)


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

group night

I got a little bit of crocheting done today, but with my afternoon nap, not as much as i should have. when i got to group, i finished a hat, but spent a lot of time taking and not going at my usual pace. i expected to finish the piece i was on and start the next one. well, the talking made me feel better...and i enjoyed it. afterwards, i went to joanns and spent $23 on yarn, but saved $16!! in the mean time, dan text and said my friend sold all of my flowers! so I had just made $20, so I really only spent $3. AWESOME! :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

38 days and counting...

Still using a dinosaur of a computer, but I worked on my knitting today, which is hard for me to do, takes a lot of patience and concentration. I also worked on a mixed medium boys scarf, really there's only one different kind of yarn, but I should have enough to make a matching hat and sell it as a set. If I can't sell this stuff I'm definitely going to put it up on FB for sale, I'll figure out a fair way to add in shipping, I can get a paypal or something. Either way, I'm meeting this goal and I'm going to sell it! Tomorrow I need to knit some more, finish the boys scarf and make the hat, I have a friend who I'm going to try to make a t-shirt for, and I want to work on the stocking since I had to rip it out. Good thing is, I have group tomorrow and I'm off. So hopefully I can have another good day of getting a lot of things done! That always makes me feel better. I need to get onto the boys blankets and toys....They either go super fast or take forever, it all just depends on the pattern and the yarn/hook size. I'm trying to use fun colors. I want my stuff to stand out, yes it's traditional patterns, but I want to put a younger spin on them and get the kids interested. So a lot of my color choices comes from that idea! :)

Day 39 from Monday

We got a lot done around the house today. We worked together and really accomplished a lot. I did knit for about 30 min in the morning, but I got so into cleaning [which never happens] I didn't pick it up again until I went to group. I took the stocking with me so I could have someone help me with the heel. Turns out I had like 5 too many stitches, so I pulled it out...all of it. I started reworking it but got kinda chatty with a few of the ladies I haven't seen in a long time. I'm glad its fixed, but I wish I would have gotten more done.  When I got home I started working on a boys scarf since I already have 3 purple girls scarves. It's coming along. That with the knitted one will make two and I can knock a few more out pretty quick in the next few days when I'm off. I need to have a sit and make flowers day and a dolls day....or I'm never going to get them done. I also need to work on Halloween. I did christmas first because I felt like it would take longer, and I still need to make some boys blankets. whew! that's a lot to do, but I think I got this! :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Day 40...better get cracking!

I did manage to finish another scarf today and start a hat that could go with it, but a different stitch pattern. I'm doing the hat in bobbles and I did the scarf in a 1 row sc next row dc.  so super simple. even added some fringe. tomorrow i'm off work, so i'm hoping to get some things knocked out!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


i've been slacking on the blogging, but it makes me sad i can't post the pictures that i want. i finished two purple scarves and started another. i'm waiting to hear if i made any money from the flowers i sent with my friend, but i've been working and thinking a lot the past few days. i still can't get the heel right on the stocking and it's driving me nuts! :)

that's all for tonight. i'm tired and it's late.


Friday, August 12, 2011


I meant to do a post last night and i just didn't feel good. i laid on the couch just upset stomach, the whole deal. Daniel carried me to bed...i feel asleep and was out! i did work on a new purple scarf for a while thought. :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

43 got better

i still don't have the ability to post pics at the moment, but i am excited to report that i had a much better evening knowing i had group tonight. when daniel got home, i realized i didn't have much done, about 3 hours til group i started crocheting my butt off, i didn't want to show up and start a project, i had to be on the ball. i took one blanket to match a color i was out of, i'll have to go to hobby lobby for that....i took a scarf that i knew i'd run out of yarn for, but wanted to get to where i was out so i could go buy more :) another scarf i had was also out of one color, only making more of a 'need' to go spend some $.

i really wish i could post some pictures because today i actually started knitting a scarf. i have so many things i'm crocheting and i like to leave the hook with that project, but i tend to use a lot of the same size. it's only about 6 inches but looking good. probably something i'll either work on a little bit every day, or go for a marathon, i'll see how it goes. i got the yarn i needed for two of my projects, plus two future projects and one just because it was .97 cents....ya gotta by that. anyways, pics as soon as possible, i promise! :) :) :)

when i got home from group, daniel helped me organize all my yarn by use and color. tough job for a man and i give him a lot of credit for doing it and not complaining, i mean it only took about 45 minutes. we have to find a place for it, but at least at this point i can see everything that i have, by color. makes it so much easier than wondering what bag you put a color in. i think this will make things go faster and i'll also be away quicker when i'm running out of something. i was amazed at how much of some colors i found and how few of others...i know where i have gaps in the stash now (haha $$)

I also finished the flowers to send with my friend for her convention this week. i even bought a cute little basket it put them in....spent my pocket money though!

lazy day 44??

i had such huge ideas about what i was going to do on my day off today, i was going to make this and that and organize this and none of it got done. i got stuck like glue to the couch. barely half way through a project...i need to get remotivated!!!! keep checking back for pics, again we're using a borrowed computer so i'll get them up asap!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

45, uh oh!

well, crocheting today didn't quite go as expected. i'll try and post some pictures later, but we also had some major computer trouble today and i'm not even sure i can post thing on this dinosaur i'm using. I worked more on the blanket from yesterday with the r/w/b. and then the colors going around. I simply ran out of blue.Short on cash I'll have to wait a few days to get more of that color to finish it up. i have enough white and red for a while. so I'm not worried about that.

i met up with a friend of mine. she's going to a craft convention in missouri next week and I asked her if she would mine taking a few of my pieces along to sell. She also has an art studio where she runs a business. Tonight i went to see her and to drop off was would have yielded a whole $8, but I wasn't sure how it would be recieved there and i figured if they went quick, they're fast and easy to make,. well, she said she'd take them with her this weekend, and asked if i could make some more real fast. i'm going to try to make $20 worth. it might not seem like much but i'm am going to need some more yarn and new colors to get a few of this projects done. if i finish the flowers in time, i might make a few hats to send a long too, but i don't want to send too much in case it bombs. maybe $50 max. I'm also going to offer her a cut because she doesn't have to lug this stuff to MO with her, she's doing it as a friend, but i still feel like it would just be gracious to tip her for the help. maybe then she'll do it again and i can really get some of the smaller stuff going quick. i can sit for  a whole day and just make little flower hair pins. i made about 16 in an hour recently. when i'm on my game, i'm awesome at this!!!

But, i really didn't get very much done today and originally those flowers i made were for the fall fest. so now I have to make more plus some. better get off of here and get to work! marathon night! :) :) :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

still day 46, i think...haha

Well, I got a lot done today. I started a blanket before work and worked more on my breaks and by the time I got home, I was through the first color change, which suprised me, I did 3 more rows and then switched colors again, here's a preview...

I look pretty tired here, just worked 4 days in a row and been crocheting up a storm! :)

Here's a few hats I've made in the last few days, I had to ask Daniel to take the pics tonight because I was busy working, so don't be too judgement of the photography. lol. love you baby! :)

This is where he got a little bit artistic! :)  :P

He's sweet for helping out and very supportive! :) Yay Daniel!

Well, over the next few days I am going to challenge myself to some larger projects. The list of things I want to make is long and I don't want to do all the easy stuff first and leave the big stuff last, played that game too many times in life. So, I'm hoping to start-finish at least 2 blankets and some hair bows. I have to have something to do in case I get frustrated. Instead of hair bows, I might do wall hangings if I can find the pattern book I need! :)

Thanks for reading!