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Friday, June 23, 2017

Grannies


One more granny square and I can make a basket.
I never get tired of making these...
such a traditional crochet pattern.

Thanks for checking in and have a super day!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

"Where your treasure lies..."

It has been a rainy day here.
Perfect for staying inside, crocheting and stamping.
I did both. = )
I was so excited to get Gran's Garden in the mail today!
It's actually my first PTI purchase, although I've been a fan of their
products for a long time. I bought the stamps, dies, and 2 inks.
The ink in the picture looks so dark (blaming it on the cloudy day), 
but it's actually winter wisteria (light purple) and
royal velvet (dark purple). 
(The Bible verse is an older stamp I bought from Clear Dollar Stamps 
a long time ago....)

I cut the background shapes with my Cricut,  using the Elegant Edges
cartridge. 
Thanks for checking in and I will share my newest
crochet project soon!
Have a great day!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happiness is not a destination...

I love quotes. I use them on almost every scrapbook page I make.
I have quite a few stamps with good "life" quotes.
I thought this one was suitable for a graduation card:

I just love, love, love, the flowers from the Stampin Up! Jar of Love
stamp set. They give this card a nice feminine touch.


I added just a teeny bit of bling on one of the flowers.
I'm sure the recipient will love it! I also embossed the
"Happiness" quote with clear embossing powder. I haven't done that
for awhile...it gives the card a nice look, too.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lovely wreath card....

Hello! Happy Saturday! I enjoyed a little paper crafting time today and made this card....
I'm going to use it as an anniversary card.
The wreath was a freebie from misskatecuttables and is still available here.
(I'm not sure how long it will stay on the 'free stuff' page so
 download it now!) ; )
The flowers are from Stampin Up! Jar of Love set. 
The library card is authentic...a real live library card! Our school
media specialist was getting rid of them at the end of the year,
so I snagged a bunch, knowing I could put them to good use!
The background paper is from Hobby Lobby; Ice Cream Parlor by The Paper Studio.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Candy Corn Inspiration

I made this doily in subtle tones of yellow, orange, and off white...
so it would look like candy corn.
It will look so pretty as a fall decoration.
You can find the chart here.
Thanks for checking in and enjoy a little crocheting today!! ; )

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Purple

It's so much fun to create doilies using pretty colors....
This is my latest little purple beauty...
Enjoy!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Blankie Update!

I finished my little Viking inspired baby blankie.
It's about 36" x 54." 
I did a little edging...ch2, sc around the outside.
It adds a nice finished touch.
If you need more inspiration, type 'granny ripple baby blanket' in the 
Pinterest search bar and you'll find all kinds of
cute color combinations!
Thanks for checking in and have a great day...
hope you can crochet today!! = )

Monday, May 22, 2017

Vikings Themed Baby Blanket

School is keeping me super busy...these last few weeks are always hectic. Thankfully, we're finished in 3 and a half days! Yeah! Summer is just around the corner! I've been working on a little baby blanket for a co-worker who absolutely loves the MN Vikings. Here's a sneak peek:
I'm using I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby in grape. yellow, white, and gray. Gray isn't an official color of the Vikings, but I like the color added between the yellow and white. I am using the granny ripple pattern, which makes it very quick and easy.  Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Paper gift bag

Hello! I have a paper craft project to share with you today! I made a gift bag using
this svg file from Lori Whitlock and my Cricut. I love the way it turned out, using the gingham
paper!


I added a little tag, with a hot air ballon. I embossed the tag with the Darcie "Clouds" Embossing
folder. You can find the hot air balloon svg at Miss Kate Cuttables, here.
Thanks so much for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Birthday Card

Hello! I have a pretty birthday card to share with you!
I'm a big fan of Miss Kate Cuttables and do not miss checking out
the daily free svg file...ever....
These cute Easter flowers were a recent freebie. = )
(Even at regular price, the file is a great buy...only .50!)
If you haven't been to the website, and you own a Cricut,
you should definitely check it out.


Aren't they adorable??
I added some lilac gingham paper...
and this is the result!


I simplified the image a little, by not cutting all of the layers, but that's
the beauty of crafting...to make it your own! I ran the flowers though
my Big Shot with the "Swiss dots" embossing folder.

Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Red and white...

Here's my latest little addition to my red and white decor.
= )
I actually made the center quite awhile ago...
just decided to finish it in red this week.
You can find the chart here. It really is quite easy and quick...my favorite kind of project!
Happy crocheting!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ruby Slippers Doily = )

I started this red doily the other night, while I watched The Wizard of Oz...I don't know about you, but I never get tired of that movie! Thanks to Dorothy and her ruby slippers, I got this much finished:
I had time over the weekend to finish it...I think it's lovely! It's a nice accent to the red and white I'm trying to incorporate into my living room.


Doilies  with shells are easy to make and go rather quickly...that's what I like about this pattern.
You can find the chart here.
Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Happy Sunday!


Working on a few of these...
...using cotton yarn...
turning out to be adorable!
Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Just because it's pretty to look at...


Have a great day!
You can find the pattern here.
Go ahead and make one...you know you want to. = )

Monday, March 13, 2017

Crochet Pillow Cover


 I made a red and white gingham pillow...then added this red
crochet pillow cover.
I made nine squares using this pattern. 
I think this pillow fits right in with my red and white afghan. = )
Thanks for checking in and have a great, crochet kind of day!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Granny Square

 I made this little granny square...."purse" I guess you could call it...
Its great for holding small things, inside my big purse...

I used cotton yarn, sewed three sides together and added a button.
 This is what it looks like from the back.
Have a great, crochet-kind of day! = )



Friday, February 17, 2017

Doily Blanket


 I've wanted to make a large, doily throw/blanket for a while...
I tried several different doily patterns before finding
this one....
I was looking for a doily that had at least 35-40 rounds to it.
The first pattern I tried had 30, which was too small (that size would make a good baby
blanket, though.)
This one is large enough to cozy up on the couch with a good book.

Thanks for checking in and have a great day!

Sunday, January 29, 2017


Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Crochet is cheaper than therapy...

Whatever your crafting passion may be, it is said to be cheaper than therapy. I totally believe it.
Those of you with a passion for crochet know this.
We pick up the hook in times of stress, when we
want to relax, forget about work or problems of
the world....
...or just because we want to create something beautiful...
...make a corner cozy.
I'm a fan of red gingham.
I used this chart to make the red and white throw.
It was my December project.
Enjoy come crocheting today!