• Crochet

    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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    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…

  • Crochet,  Reviews

    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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    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…

  • Crochet,  Ramblings

    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…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern

    Sunglasses Case – A free crochet pattern

    I go through a pair of sunglasses every couple of years. They get thrown in my purse, in the truck, and everywhere imaginable when we go on vacation. I’ve searched for a case off and on but none of them were tall enough for my sunglasses. Then I thought I could find a crochet case but it’s been really hard, impossible really, to find one to fit my particular pair of sunglasses. You see, I have to have the sunglasses that fit over my eyeglasses and the only ones I like are the ones from Walmart. They’re a bit big but they’re really pretty and get the job done. I’ve…

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    Crochet Unicorns… A magic all their own!

    Unicorns are the most mystical and beautiful creatures and they are all the rage right now!! You can find them on everything from pillows, ear buds, make up brushes to cereal and unicorn meat 😳. Don’t believe me? Look it up! I promise there’s a photo out there of it. It’s not real but it’s still funny! Lol There’s a lot of buzz going around about the amazing Lavender unicorns from Stitch Witch Creations on FB so I thought I’d show you guys what I’ve made by her patterns. I started making her unicorns last year and they are so gorgeous and work up super easy. Ok, so let’s start…

  • Crochet,  Ramblings

    Homeschool, snow days… and stuff!!!!

    We’ve been having issues with my son’s school since  the beginning of the year. We had so many problems with them when our daughter was there we knew it was a terrible school. The Principal is lazy and the Vice Principal is a nasty man. We had even tried to transfer schools at the beginning of the year and the principals wouldn’t let me. After several missing grades (both my kid and teachers fault), many phone calls, very few call backs and tousands of tears, I decided to go to a Intro Into Homeschooling meeting last Friday. I loved it. The homeschool vibe is so welcoming. I went to a…

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    Grab-N-Go Tic Tac Toe

    This is my first (and maybe only) free pattern by me, Manda. I was looking at all the cool tic tac toe bags that everyone was posting for Valentine’s Day and I just couldn’t find one that I liked well enough so I decided to make my own. This bag is big enough it won’t get lost but small enough it can fit in just about any bag and little kids can carry it. It’s great to pull out when you are at the Dr office waiting to be called back, waiting for your food at a restaurant, in the car on a trip or just waiting for someone to…

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    Rhea Cowl

    Good Morning. I hope everyone had a great weekend and is getting ready to have an amazing week. Let’s talk about big, bulky and beautiful!  I tested this incredible pattern for Denisse Sharpe over at DeniMade and she did not let me down.  The Rhea Cowl is a cowl and a hood all in one and I am in love with it.. It took 4 skeins of yarn ( I bought ILTY from Hobby Lobby), a J hook, and a bunch of puff and v stitches. Along with a few other things as well. It measures 31 inches long and 17.5 inches wide on the bottom part. You may think…