• Business,  Crochet

    Creating Content.. it’s easier than you think.

    Creating content can be quite daunting at times and it can cause people to get overwhelmed and not create at all. Do you what to know how I know? It’s because I’ve been there and it’s not fun at all. So, I’m here to make your life a little easier. And please know that by offering this to you all is my way of holding myself accountable. Yes, I will be going on this adventure with you all. First off, you can print off a free calendar sheet off the internet or use your planner. I have a happy planner and buy the standard monthly inserts. It comes with the…

  • Crochet,  Food,  Ramblings

    Quarantine Day: 4,673……

    Can you believe it’s only been TWO MONTHS since this whole “quarantine”, “lockdown”, “shutdown”, “social distancing”, business started? Crazy, isn’t it? It just all seems so surreal at times. In March, Gwyneth Paltrow said that we need to take this enforced isolation and turn it into an opportunity to write a book, learn how to play an instrunment, or learn a new language perhaps. HMM….. I’m not sure I’m that ambitious. But, many people have stepped up and made the most of this and I’m proud of those people. My friend, Beka, is a Librarian and is reading children’s books every on FB. They’re so adorable. I have so much…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern,  Pattern

    Earth Day Tote… a free crochet pattern.

    Earth Day…. This year Earth Day brings on a whole new meaning. More than ever, we are learning to appreciate the earth and what it does for us by going about things a bit differently then we’re used to. I’m pretty active on social media and I’m seeing more people planting gardens, buying live stock, and they’re beginning to barter with others which cuts down on a lot of unnecessary plastic packaging. All of that is great and I really hope we can continue to do this after things get back up and running. But until then, let’s focus on a few smaller things that we can control now like…

  • Crochet,  Pattern

    Pamela Scarf

    I’ve recently started designing my own patterns to sell and the first one I made was in tribute to my mom, Pamela. It was a scarf that she would have loved. She couldn’t wear anything that was too tight on her neck and everything had to be soft to the touch, nothing too scratchy. The Pamela Scarf comes in two sizes: M-L and XL – 3X. It is intended to be made with a very soft 4 weight yarn. Some great yarns to try would be: Lion Brand Mandala Ombre, Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling, Stylecraft Special Aran, and Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes. This scarf is made for the…

  • Crochet

    XOXO CUP COZY AND MUG RUG… a free crochet pattern.

    It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. So much so that it’s also my anniversary. I love all the red and pink hearts, flowers, chocolate, etc… I just love it. In honor of my anniversary and Valentine’s Day, I am releasing a new cup cozy and mug rug pattern. HUGS & KISSES (XOXO) CUP COZY AND MUG RUG This pattern is very simple. It’s made to fit over the taller white mugs from the Dollar Tree. You can add or decrease stitches to make it the length you need as long as it’s in multiples of two. It’s a very simple pattern. One row is…

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  • Ramblings

    Valentine’s Day Crochet Pattern {little projects that show a lot of love}

    The holidays are behind us and now it’s time to bring out the pink and red hearts. LOVE IS IN THE AIR!! Have you started thinking about ways to show the people you love just how much you care? You don’t need an expensive trip or shiny piece of jewelry to give them. A cute pink bag filled with kisses (chocolate, that is) and maybe movie tickets would be a great idea for the movie lover in your life. What about a cute pink (or blue, green or purple) Valentina Beanie? It’s still winter for a lot of people. I’m going to show you 10 easy pattern that you can…

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  • Ramblings

    Thinking back on the year…

    and moving on to next year. So, I’m sitting here at the local coffee shop with my White Chocolate Mocha and the newest retest pattern I’m working on trying to get things done while my daughter is across the street at the movies and I’ve been thinking…. Where has this year gone? It’s Dec 31st and it seems like I haven’t gotten anything done that I wanted to do this year. I admit, this year has been extremely hard. We’ve had a surgery to mend back to health and then my mom got real sick and passed away. That took a good chunk of the last half of the year.…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern,  Reviews

    Velvet hair scrunchies.. and migraines.

    Hey everyone. I know it’s been a long while since you’ve seen me on here and I’m sorry for that. Things have been super busy with summer wrapping up and then school and co-op starting. I’m also having more migraines than normal lately. I’m trying real hard not to have to take my preventative meds again but we’ll see… I want to talk about crochet velvet hair scrunchies. I’m a little late getting on that band wagon because I just didn’t know if it was going to be something I wanted to make or if they even worked. Let me tell you, they work. And they’re pretty awesome if you…

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  • Crochet,  Reviews

    Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn review

    Can we please talk about this yarn? This yarn is very quickly becoming one of my favorites. I know it’s been out for a while but it just arrived at my local Walmart and for a great price! Most craft stores are selling it for $5 but I was able to grab three of the Cotton Candy skeins for $3.47 each. Let’s talk about the specifics of this yarn. Brand: Lion Brand Collection: Ferris Wheel Content: 100% Acrylic Weight Category: 4 Weight: 3 oz Yards: 270 yds Knit gauge: 20 stitches with size 7 needles Crochet gauge: 14 stitches with H hook Recommended hook size: H Care: Machine wash and…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern

    Hanging Baskets… A free crochet pattern

    I made a few baskets a couple weeks ago and I’ve been sitting on the pattern because I just didn’t like the way they looked. Then the end of the school year was upon us, I went to the dentist, and got a sinus infection. Life hit me hard!!! But, I finally got the time this afternoon to rework the pattern. It was such a beautiful day out that I sat outside for the majority of the afternoon and worked these up within a few hours. These baskets come in two different sizes: small and large. Here’s what you will need: Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn I (5.5 mm) hook…