Monday, December 30, 2013

The Mohawk Dudes

This is my son, Brandon, and my grandsons (Brandon’s nephews), in their camo Mohawk hats I made for them. Brandon had bought the yarn for me to make one for him, and he mentioned that Clayton might like one.  Since I made Clayton one, I thought it only fair to make Lawson one as well.  We were all at my daughter’s house the other night, and the boys posed for this picture. :)


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Doily Runner

I saw the idea for one of these on Pinterest.  My daughter and I both liked the idea.  I made her one for Christmas, which I couldn’t post on here until today…for obvious reasons.  She loves it, and this picture is one she took of it on her table.  A few of the doilies I just made up as I went along.  I wanted to make sure I had a variety of sizes.  The one on Pinterest was made of vintage doilies, I think, but I thought it would work just as well with new doilies. :)

Doily runner for Laura

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Blues and Purples

I have been busy making Christmas presents, which I can’t show here yet for obvious reasons, but on Sunday I decided I wanted to play around with some Simply Soft yarns that I had on hand.  I loved the colors and thought I’d make a bunting with them. But as it turned out I ended up making ornaments instead.  I bought a small tree…3 feet tall, I think…at a garage sale last year, and I think I will put it up after Christmas and have a “winter tree”.  I will put these ornaments on it, as well as others that I *might* get made. :)

Blue and Purple Ornaments

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Little Hooties & My Christmas Tree Decorating Helper

Last week I purchased the pattern for these little owls.  Once I got started making them, I couldn’t seem to stop!  All of these ended up on my Christmas tree, except for the one in the bottom right-hand corner.  It will probably be a tuck-in gift in somebody’s Christmas card. I’m hoping to get a few more made.  Right now I am in the beginnings of some sickness though.  Fever, sore throat, etc. I hope that whatever it is leaves me quickly.  I have too much I want to do before Christmas.  Anyhoo, I mostly went by the pattern, but I did my own thing for the owl’s beak.  I did it according to the directions first time around, then decided I wanted to do something else.  If you’d like to make some of your own little hooties, you can purchase the pattern here.

Little Hooties

Here is a picture of Miss Adelyn, who was my Christmas tree decorating helper yesterday.  The guys were out hunting, and she hung out with Gramma Rita. :)


I was in the bathroom when she came to the door and told me she was hungry (we had already eaten lunch), so I told her she could get a pack of gummies out of the pantry.  When I came out, this is what I found.  ;)  LOL  She *did* get the gummies, as well as some cookies.  She cracks me up!


I made chili for supper, and she helped me stir the cornbread. 


Monday, November 11, 2013

Dishcloths, Receiving Blankets & Burp Cloths

Hello all, and I hope you’re having a great November!  I’ve been busy crocheting the things I am sharing in this post, and trying to adapt to eating dairy-free. That is what my doctor suggested last Tuesday at my appt.  Actually, it’s dairy-free, caffeine-free and chocolate-free.  At least for now, and maybe forever. Time will tell, I guess.  I will be honest and say I am not really loving the dairy free thing.  I love cheese, milk, pizza, etc.  I go back to see her on the 14th of this month, so I’ll see what her thoughts are then.  I’ve only been eating this way for six days now, and it seems like six months. Anyhoo, here is what I’ve been working on. :)

I like to put edgings on dishcloths.  Makes them prettier and they last longer this way, too.  I also find that these make nice gifts.




This set of receiving blankets and burp cloths are for a couple we know who are due with baby #2 in December.  They don’t find out the baby’s gender ahead of time, so I went with greens and yellows.


The following blankets and burp cloths are just to add to my stash, so I have some nice presents available when needed.



If you’d like to make some burp cloths of your own, you can find the pattern for this one HERE.

I did not use a pattern for any of the edgings.  Just made them up as I went along.  :)

As always, I thank you for checking out my little corner of the crochet blogging world.  Enjoy your day!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Flower Garden Lapghan

We’ve been having Internet troubles lately, so the majority of the time I do not have a connection.  That leaves me more time for crochet.  LOL  I managed to make this lapghan during the last couple of weeks.  The colors aren’t showing nicely in the pics.  It was very overcast when I took the pics the other day.  I ordered a flower loom, online, quite a while ago.  Probably a year or more.  Just recently took the time to figure out how to use it…and this is what I used my flowers on. :)

The shades of green I used were Red Heart’s Paddy Green for the main color, and Red Heart’s Spring Green for the border. The flowers were made using leftover yarn from the afghan I made my grandson last year.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hats & Pumpkins

Sharing the two projects I’ve been working on recently.  I made a hat for each of my grandkids.  Haven’t delivered them yet, but am hoping they are the right size. The pattern can be purchased here.


Here are the hats shown separately. As you might assume, the one with the flower on it is for my granddaughter.  The other two are for the boys.  LOL




I’m still having my health issues and lately it’s been getting me down.  I’m going to a gastroenterologist, but she is quite full of herself and is not being too terribly helpful. Obviously, I don’t know what the problem is, but I’m lead to believe it could very well be Crohn’s disease.  Whatever it is, it isn’t pleasant, I know that much.  Anyhoo, because of that I’ve been a bit down.  I try to not let myself get that way, but every once in a while I do struggle with it.  To boost my spirits the last couple of days, I made these cute little pumpkins.  Today I took them outside for a photo shoot.  LOL  If you’d like to make some of these for yourself, the pattern can be found here.

The pics are of the same pumpkins…just taken in different settings.



As always, I thank you for visiting my blog.  May you have a wonderful day!  :)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bird Photo Book

Another project I have been working on is this bird photo book…which Shutterfly should now be in the process of printing for me.  I made 8x8 digital layouts and uploaded them to Shutterfly. I love to take walks and photograph nature, and many times those pictures end up sitting here on my computer. So I decided to put some of them into photo books.  This particular book focuses on the birds.  I am in the process of making another one that has assorted nature pictures in it. Anyhoo, I thought I’d share these with you and hope that you enjoy them. Do any of you fellow crocheters also enjoy photography and scrapbooking?





















Please note: All of the digital papers and embellishments I have used are downloaded from the internet, most as freebies.  I do not take credit for any of the papers and embellishments.  I am not listing where they are from, because in all honesty there are too many to list…and I’d have to hunt them down.  If you see your digital papers or embellishments, or somebody’s that you know, please feel free to contact me and I will enter that information where appropriate.  Thank you.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Big Reveal!!

OK…I’m just being silly with the title of this blog post.  I figure all the more popular crochet blog owners do it for pizzazz, so I will too!  LOL :D  In all seriousness, I am very happy to show you what I have been working on these past several weeks.  It did use up a lot of my leftover threads, but I still have plenty more to use up. This is from years and years of accumulation, mind you.  Anyhoo, I made this runner for on top of our entertainment center.  I have to say I love it!!  I can’t seem to narrow it down to a couple pics to share, so please bear with me.  :)

These first pics were taken outside.





And here it is in its natural habitat!  LOL






I didn’t use a pattern for this.  Just made it up as I went. Towards the end is when I decided it needed an edging of pretty flowers.

As always, thanks for checking out my blog.  I appreciate you taking time out of your day to check it out.  Comments are always welcome and appreciated.  I generally respond to the comments right here on the blog, so if you should be wanting and/or expecting a reply…this is the place to look.  :)