• Crochet

    Faux Fur Pom Poms…

    I’ve been reading and watching videos for a while now about making my own faux fur pom poms but never got on the pom pom wagon… until today. There are so many different versions out there that I decided to try two very different ways. The first thing you need is the faux fur. You can get this at most stores where fabric is sold. I got mine at Joann’s. Now, this is NOT cheap stuff. It was $40 a yard. I got a 1/4 of a yard and with 30% off it only cost me $7. I want to talk about the different ways to make these. I tried…

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    Crochet Ballet Slippers and Non Slip Soles!

    How’s everyone doing? Things have been quiet around here but I’ve been busy behind the scenes. I have been making slippers and reading. I got hooked on a really good book and couldn’t put it down. We’ll talk about that later though. So, can I just tell you how awesome these slippers are? They’re amazing!!! Just check them out! I got the pattern over at Heart Hook Home. She’s got a pattern for regular worsted weight yarn and chunky yarn for teen/women. And then she’s got a pattern for men in chunky yarn. You can alter this pattern for any size foot that you need to. All you do is…

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    Custom orders and more!

    I love it when I get custom orders from people. The whole process is exciting. I get the initial message saying “hey, can you make this?”. It’s usually got a link to go with it. I say “sure, all I need is your choice of colors”. Then it just goes from there. The most exciting part of it all is hearing the stories behind why they want me to make something. Here are two of my recent orders. This is a Wonder Woman doll made for a really brave little girl. She’s just a few months old and is still in the hospital fighting for her life. She’s been through…

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    Christmas in July

    Do I have any Christmas fanatics here? Please tell me I’m not the only one? I am so excited that today kicked off Hallmark’s Christmas in July. You can find the entire list of movies right here. I am currently watching Miss Christmas. Do you see my Christmas countdown ornament? Yeah, it stays out all year round! It’s my favorite ornament. Actually, it’s a tie between that and my crystal mistletoe that I got on vacation years ago. It stays out all year round, too. My daughter tells me it doesn’t even count as a Christmas decoration because of how long it’s been out. This is the only time I…

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    Kaia Kimono/ Child size

    Good morning! I hope everyone is having a great morning so far. It’s been pretty quiet here but I’m sure that’ll change once the kids wake up and we head out to go swimming.  AND…. an hour later.. the kids are up and I’ve made breakfast and now settled back down into my chair to finish my post. LOL A few weeks ago I made myself a Kaia Kimono and my daughter, Kelsie, really liked it. I got lucky when the designer of the kimono decided to work up a pattern for child sizes so I jumped on the team to make one for her. We immediately hopped in the…

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    Kaia Kimono

    I am so excited to show you guys this pattern. I tested it for Denimade and she did not disappoint on this one. But then, she NEVER disappoints. This pattern was a L/XL and took only 7 skeins of I Love This Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby. I also used an I and K hook, scissors and a needle. Oh, and a tape measure. So, what exactly is a Kimono? A kimono is a formal Japanese robe. It’s generally long and has wide sleeves and tied with a sash. There are so many varieties of kimonos out there now days and I feel like this one is perfect. Just look…

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    Reusable Crochet Water Balloons

    These have been around for a few years now but I never got on the bandwagon, until now… AND I’M LOVING THEM! I know everyone loves a good water balloon fight, right? But how many of you love spending an hour filling 50 balloons then running through them in two minutes just to spend a week picking up all the balloon remnants off the ground? Yeah, me neither and let’s not mention having to tie those bad boys!!! Pure torture! I break at least two nails and have one good blister when I’m done. Well, not any more! I found an amazing tutorial on reusable crochet water balloons from Left…

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    Mother’s Day surprises…. Laughter and tears were involved.

    I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day this past Sunday. My day was fantastic and I was spoiled by my family. Many of you know that my son has had a really rough time the past few years in school and I pulled him out in March to homeschool. I had a rough day last week and it took a village to help me through it. Saturday night my son sat down to make me Mother’s Day card and said I was going to LOVE it. If anyone knows him, he is so full of jokes and pranks that I couldn’t even imagine what he came up with when…

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    Continuing my photo challenge journey

    I know, I know. It’s day 12 and I’m just now posting days 4-8. I can promise you though that if you look on my Instagram that I am caught up. If you have not read about my first four days you can find them here, Monthly Photo Challenges Day 1-4. Now let’s move along to days 5-8. Day 5: Fave Place To Craft I have a love/hate relationship with this chair. You can kinda see how comfortable it is when you recline and it is. It’s amazing to take a nap in. And it used to be a great chair to sit and crochet in. But it’s broke…. The…

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    Monthly Photo Challenges… do you like them?

    I love monthly photo challenges but I am so bad at keeping up with them. If you follow any of the crocheters on Instagram you’ll see everyone using the #makersmay everywhere. It’s because lovecrochetcom put up a new challenge at the beginning of the month and they’re offering a large prize to one lucky winner to someone who posts a photo a day. You can find the photo here -> https://www.instagram.com/p/BiIaPnbFamS/.  You have to tag them and hashtag makersmay. I have already fallen behind (no shocker there) and am constantly playing catch up. It then occurred to me that I should be posting it here as well and talking more…