Friday, December 30, 2016

Baby donation...

We had our annual service project this year at school, in which we collect items for babies and donate them. I made a bath mitt and a wash cloth, paired them up with some baby wash and a rubber duck.
I used "I Love this Cotton" from Hobby Lobby, so the wash cloth and bath mitt are super soft. 
I couldn't find a yellow rubber duck...but this purple one added a little color! And hopefully it will  bring joy to a little baby's bath!
You can find the wash cloth pattern here.
And the bath mitt here. (I made mine to fit my hand.)
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Snowflakes ready to go!

Here are all of the snowflakes for my class this year...packaged and read to go! 3 more days until Christmas break = )
You can find the chart for this snowflake here.  Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

A little Christmas crafting....

Here are a few things I've been working on....
...a little paper crafting, crochet, and decorating for Christmas.  The top left picture is a granny ripple stitch lap blanket I'm currently working on, in red and white. It's an easy pattern and I love the red and white together.  I wanted to try crocheting a Christmas stocking, just for fun! I "upgraded" to a new Cricut Explore, so the tag was one of my first projects using digital files. Love it...
Hope you can find some time to feed your creative soul today!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

My Latest....

I just finished this pretty, large doily...
I think this is the largest doily I've made...
I love it!
You can find the chart here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Thanks...quick and easy!

Looking for a quick and easy card that still looks handmade??? How about this beauty?
I recently bought this Darcie embossing folder from
Consumer Crafts. I made this card the day
after I got it! Wow! I love it! (I used card stock from
Hobby Lobby that is similar to core'dinations...white
on the back.) I added a decorative paper fastener and 
called it done! What could be easier???
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Vintage gift bag

Hi! I'm sharing a little vintage gift bag idea today....
I started with an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper and folded it, so the "seam" was in the back; then sealed the bottom.
I embellished the front with a page from a Workbasket magazine, added a paper doily
for closure and stamped the front.
Here it is from the back:
 And a closer view of the stamp:
This kind of 'bag' worked well since the item is flat.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!
I'll be back soon to share a few crochet dishcloths
I've been working on!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Make a chair look pretty!

I decided to crochet a little chair "pad" today.
I used gray t-shirt yarn that I bought on clearance last summer,
with a size N hook.
I like the way it looks...the perfect touch to a vintage wooden chair.
I browsed through my crochet patterns until I found
something I thought might work. This is a small doily motif, made
with 8 rounds of crochet. You can find the pattern here.
(It's the pattern on the top. :)
Have a great day!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Snowflake in July

I am trying to decide on a snowflake pattern to make for my class this year....
it's always a summer project I like to get done before the 
rush of the Christmas season. 
This one turned out quite nicely.
You can find the chart here, if you want to give it a try.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pretty Little Hats

I've been working on a few baby hats to donate...this pattern is addicting! It's so easy and quick. I made all of these in the 0-3 month size.
You can find the pattern here.
Have a great day and thanks for checking in!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Red, White, and Blue

Here is another pattern that lends itself well to using 3 colors.
I made one to celebrate the 4th of July.
You can find the chart here.
Have a great day and thanks for checking in!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Yellow and Blue Doily Update...

Hello! It's been a while since I've posted on this little blog...lots going on this past month. But, school is out, summer is almost here (still have to finish packing up a few things in my classroom), and I'm looking forward to more crochet time and hitting the bike trails.

Almost a year ago, I post about a few blue and yellow doilies I was making; I had a 'vision' of how I wanted to use them at my son's graduation party. Well, we had his graduation party this past weekend, so I thought I'd give an update those blue and yellow beauties.

I made six flower pots...took a 6 inch terra cotta flower pot, painted it white, adhered pictures with Mod Podge, and added a dowel with a title. I had a theme for each one: graduation, speech, etc. that related to activities my son did during high school. They turned out really neat.
I wanted to take more pictures of them on the tables, but you know how that goes. You get everything set up and ready, but there is always one more detail to take care of and before you know it, people are coming and the day is off and running!

Here's a photo of a little corner of my yard. I put citronella candles in mason jars...more for atmosphere than bugs, really! I thought the little candles looked pretty lit around the yard.

I used a vintage suitcase for cards...a Pinterest idea that's been around for a while. This picture was taken on my kitchen table after the event, so the lighting is bad...sorry! The suitcase and doilies gave a little vintage look to the party. ; )

The day was's always great to celebrate your kids, isn't it???

I hope to be back with more the meantime, thanks for checking in!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Doily Inspiration...

 Isn't this pretty? I'd love to say I made it, but I didn't. I was the
lucky one to find it for only .50 at the thrift store.
It's done beautifully, in fine thread and even stitches.
I love it.
I'm going to treasure it.
I'm glad it has found a good home.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Bright Blue

Here's my latest little doily, done in size 30 thread. I love this bright blue.

You can find the chart for this doily here.
Have a great day and thanks for checking in!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Another  doily done with size 30 thread. I can't believe how
much I like using this finer thread! The doilies seem so much
softer. I dug through my stash to see what other size 30 treasures
were hidden there...I found a bright blue thread that I'm
working with now.  
You can find the chart for this doily here.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Winter white...

I made a white the snow. The pattern is called Escapade.
I worked with a size 10 hook and a size 30 thread for this one.
Usually I use size 10 it took a little adjusting.
I like how it turned out.
You can find the chart here.
Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Yet another Christmas project...

Funny...I don't seem to get a lot of Christmas projects done in December! But, either way, maybe I'll be ahead by the time Christmas comes around again. I saw this miniature sweater pattern and thought it would make a cute ornament. Here's how mine turned out...
Now I just need to find some little coat hangers...
Thanks for checking in! Hope you have time to be creative today!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Christmas tags...

I ordered a few dies and embossing folders from Consumer Crafts back in December. I finally took them out and made a few Christmas tags.
 I stamped the back.
The snowflake dies are from Consumer Crafts, too. 
The dies are made by Darcie. I love them! They are sturdy and cut beautifully! While you are visiting Consumer Crafts, check out their embossing folders, too. Great price!
(Just sharing info here...I am not affiliated with their website.)
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Let's just say.... wish came true.  
And what's a snow day without hot chocolate?
I'll share more projects soon!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hoping for s'more snow!

Creative title, right? Ha! Ha! Couldn't resist using the play on words! 
Here's my latest little doily...I'm totally loving the neutral combination of off-white and white. I'm going to make a collection with this color scheme. 
I'm wishing and hoping for a snow day from school this coming Tuesday. It's the best chance we've had this of the little perks of being a teacher!
If you want to create this little doily, you can find the chart here.
In the meantime, I'm going to keep crocheting and cross my fingers for s'more snow!
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Red and Aqua

I saw the pattern for this pretty little potholder and just had to make one! I absolutely love the combination of red and aqua, so I decided to use those colors.
It has a vintage look.
I love that.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Lace Insert Shirt

This a totally Pinterest inspired project! Sewing, crochet, scrapbooking...I love doing anything crafty and creative.  And if I can create something and wear it, even better! I saw this pretty shirt/tutorial for a lace insert and knew I just had to try it! You can find the full tutorial here.
I chose to use this was only 1.50 at the thrift store and it is so cute with gray, teal, and yellow dots.  I found a pretty piece of lace for 1.00 in the fabric section. I cut the shirt down the middle of the back, as described in the tutorial and planned the placement of my lace.
 Here is a closer look at all of the colorful dots on the shirt. ; )
I pinned, then sewed the lace in place. I trimmed the lace closer to the stitch line. And here it is:
(The picture really doesn't do it is very cute in person!!) 
The best thing is, I have enough lace to make another shirt...
Thanks for checking in and happy sewing! Leave a comment if you try this project!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

My First Crochet Project of 2016 first crochet project of the New Year is a Christmas towel. ; ) I wanted to get this done earlier in December, but time got away from me. I recently bought a skip-cut blade and was eager to try it out by crocheting on the edge of a towel.
The blade fits in my Fiskars rotary cutter, too, which is awesome! (I purchased it at JoAnn Fabrics.) I tried the blade on a piece of scrap fabric and it cut very well.  Once I took a closer look at the towel, I decided I really didn't need the blade. The towel is, shall we say, a looser weave...I got it at the dollar store. So I could use just a regular size 7 hook and had no problem poking through the fabric. Once I got into a good rhythm, it was easy to space the stitches pretty evenly.

I think it turned out cute! I'm excited to do a few more tea towels or crochet an edging on some pretty pillow cases...I will probably use my new blade on denser fabric.
Thanks for checking in!


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