Monday, January 30, 2012

for an extra special girl

recently our family has had a new addition. My husband's cousin and his wife had their first baby. this also means that my husband's aunt and uncle are grandparents for the first time.

this calls for a celebration and a very special blanket.

I had to make some minor adjustments to the pattern because I had a devil of a time finding yarn in the called for size, so I settled on a yarn that has always appealed to me and worked the pattern according to the adjustments that needed to be made because of the difference in yarn type/size

it's so beautiful that I have already started another for an upcoming baby for a great friend of mine. (inverted colors)

if you are interested in buying a copy of this pattern you can find it by following this link here.

Friday, January 20, 2012

a wise old bird, if not a little bit crazy

way way back (4 years ago) when I started learning /relearning how to crochet I came across the most completely wonderful blog for crocheters that there ever has been

The Roman Sock is my very favorite. she has free patterns that I have worked on. in fact I've made most of her free patterns and I love them so much.
she has other patterns for sale. and everything is just down right adorable. give her a try, she's awesome

so I've been noticing all these wonderful critter hats and I've made a sock monkey hat (I have yet to photograph) and I've wanted to make an owl for a long time, but I just couldn't get the inspiration. I don't really like the color scheme for the trendy hats (lime green and hot pink) to me that just doesn't say 'wise old owl'
so a couple of weeks ago I was looking through my yarn stash, trying to make some more room, and these colors just leapt out at me but the eyes and beak were another story.

I really the eyes make this baby hat and more silly grown up hat. I love it, even though I somehow made the eyes look a little maniacal.

Monday, January 16, 2012

a little more crocheting

Finally I have two more crocheted items listed.

I thought it was about time to pick up the hooks again.
having taken a short trip to our nearest Red Oak trees a few months back I still have quite a few beautiful acorns left. I made a small handful of these acorns for the craft sale back in December and I was a bit disappointed that they didn't sell. I think people were more in a Christmas themed mood as my Snow Flake ornaments disappeared .

but I have sold a couple of the acorns through etsy. that was satisfying. even though I really enjoy having a unique piece like my acorn necklace, it's fun for me when others enjoy them as well.

I still have a couple of acorns in the store and I just listed a new one this morning. I love them. I think you would too.

I'm not really into hearts. even as a little girl I really didn't care for them. Sweetness and sugary love just isn't my thing, but I have a daughter that is as girly as they get and so I know I'm sort of the odd one out. I did it. I succumbed to the needs of girly girls all over the world and I made this scarf. if it sells soon I'll be very willing to make more. maybe a goth one... black hearts with one red heart or something like that :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012


it's almost two months since I updated here. well, I'll just have to fix that.

I must say that these last two months have been a giant blur. I haven't gotten much done at all!
(okay, I do have to admit that I did do a craft sale, and I made a million Christmas treats for the family, and I actually managed to get a small number of cards sent out to friends and family - with the small caveat that I didn't have a letter or remarkably personal note added to them - but they left my hands with postage on the envelopes, so that's a HUGE deal for me)

I feel a lot like I've hit a brick wall, crochet wise. and really crafting in general. I put the hooks down about three weeks ago and didn't pick them up for any serious work until a couple of days ago when my son lost his mittens. new pair whipped out lickety split and he really loves that I used the same colors as his missing pair.

my youngest girl and I have been collaborating on some rings as of late. I have a few listed on etsy, but we do have several more. a couple of them I've been waiting on the adhesive to set fully before going any further and so, although I've caught up on a lot of laundry over the last week, I really feel like I haven't done anything worth while.

button rings are becoming a big deal and so we've been having fun making them. I just need to photograph some more of them.
but if they don't sell on etsy I will have them along with for my next craft fairs. and the next one I will be bringing my youngest too, she did help make these rings and I am allowing her to have the profits from the sales of the rings.

I've made nests before. I've turned them into earrings and a necklace that I kept for myself. I just think they are adorable.

I am working on some new lace. I know I said I was going to do that last year but I gave up. really I don't know that I totally gave up. more just researching laces and finding my own lacy zen, ya know

so I am working on a piece right now. moving ahead and pulling apart and moving ahead and again pulling apart. I'm going to get this and it's going to be breath taking. (I hope)
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