• Amigurumi,  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…

  • Crochet

    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…

  • Crochet

    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…

  • Beanie,  Crochet

    Valentina Beanie: Time to get festive for Valentine’s Day!

    Valentine’s Day!    Who loves Valentine’s Day? This girl right here does!   It’s one of my favorite holidays. All the hearts, candy, flowers (not roses though), chocolate, and steak with baked potatoes are perfect for my soul and make my heart happy. I love Valentine’s Day so much that I decided to get married on that day. This year marks 11 years I’ve been married with my wonderful husband.  I was really excited when Deni had this beanie to test. I knew I couldn’t just use any yarn with it so I went and bought some Red Heart Ombre yarn in their Jazzy color. I had my eye on…

  • Crochet,  Gloves

    Brooklyn Fingerless Gloves… Do you like them?

    As some of you know already, I am a pattern tester for some of the gals on FB. There’s one in particular that I love testing for, Denisse Sharpe. You can find her over on Facebook at DeniMade.  I had the pleasure of working up her Brooklyn Fingerless Gloves over the weekend and let me tell you… THEY ARE AMAZING! I don’t usually care for fingerless gloves but these are so awesome that I have worn them all weekend.  The gloves are part of her Brooklyn collection. She’s got the a beanie, slouch hat, messy bun hat, ear warmers, cowl, and now the gloves.   Check them out 🙂    And…