• Crochet

    Winter and Warmth!

    The Luna Triangle Cowl Where would I be without this squishy cowl? I can tell you, I would be freezing! I finished this cowl about a month ago and it was just in time for all sorts of crazy weather. The weather guys were all saying that we were supposed to get 2-4″ of snow on the 14th. Snow big deal, right?? (See what I did? Snow instead of no. No? Ok, sorry! Lol.) Well, we ended up with about a foot of snow. School was closed for two days. It was amazing! And I stayed warm! This cowl works up very quickly. It calls for bulky yarn that requires…

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    A little bit of yarn.. A whole lot of change!!

    Phew, has it been crazy around here. We finally got moved and settled down about three weeks ago. I am loving the house we have and I’m beginning to get back into the swing of things. I’ve crocheted a few things here and there but I really want to talk about the Phoebe set. You guys remember the Brooklyn set I made last year, right? I made a personal set of the ear warmer, fingerless gloves and cowl. It is such an amazing set. I still have it and wear it often. This year, my friend worked up a pattern for a new set, The Phoebe! I tested the hat,…

  • Crochet,  Giveaway

    A Fall Sale and Giveaway!

    It’s almost Fall y’all! September is here and that means we are now in the “ber” months, my favorite time of the year. Fall will officially be here in 20 days. That’s less than 3 weeks! I can now start getting ready to wear my jackets and all of my warmer items. And that means Christmas is coming and I can start getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year. BUT, this post is NOT about Christmas so I will not be talking about that. Instead, let’s talk about pumpkins, leaves falling, sweaters, ear warmers, hats, and things like that… Fall is the best. I love the smell…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern,  Homeschool

    WIP Wednesday

    A little bit of crocheting, a bit of co-op prepping and a whole lot of homeschooling…. That’s just a little bit of what’s going on in my house today. We started homeschool last Monday and are just getting into the routine and now we start co-op tomorrow. Our days are spent in the community room where both my son’s and my desk is at as well as some other stuff for my daughter. On a good day, this is what my desk looks like. I sit on the ball because it helps with my back. It’s a lot better than a chair in my opinion. You can see both schedules,…

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    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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    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…