• Crochet,  Free pattern

    Christmas in July… Week 3

    Miss Priss Plant Hanger You’re going to think this post has nothing to do with Christmas but I promise it does. This week’s project is for the plant lovers. The Miss Priss Plant Hanger is designed and named in honor of my niece, Priscilla. She’s a huge plant geek just like I am. This hanger is made to fit the 4 inch terra cotta pots. Those pots are absolutely perfect for putting a baby succulent or plant in. Or even better for you to take a cutting from your favorite plant to share with a loved one. All you need to do is buy a terra cotta pot, work up…

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    Christmas in July… free printable gift tags

    Can you believe we are already on week two of Christmas in July? This past week has flown by. But, I have to admit, I didn’t do anything to prepare for the holiday. Ugh… I know, I know. It’s a shame. But what are we going to do. If you know me personally, you would know that this is very unusual. I should be almost done shopping by now. I’ve been so excited with helping you guys get inspired and hopefully jump start your way into the second half of the year that I haven’t even thought about what my plans are. If you haven’t seen Week 1, you can…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern,  Holiday

    Christmas in July

    You either love it or hate it…. personally, I LOVE IT!! Hallmark Movies & Mysteries has already begun their holiday movies and don’t get me wrong, I love them, but the real deal starts TODAY on the Hallmark Channel. Those are the good ones since nothing bag happens in them. No sad stories. There’s always a snowball fight and then the almost kiss. You know what I’m talking about. It’s awesome even though it’s cliche. The Christmas in July movies get me so excited every year. It’s just what I need to get myself into gear and start prepping for the holidays. It gets me so excited, that I have…

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    Lakeside Cover Up…. free pattern

    It’s official… summer is here to stay. It was in the 80s today and I can already tell I’m going to die this summer. It’s time to hit the lake for afternoons of swimming, snacking and lounging in the shade. I have teamed up with Michelle Ferguson over at Two Brothers Blankets and am her guest blogger for the month of June. I designed a swimsuit cover up that is perfect to throw around your waist when you’re spending the day at the lake or pool. You can easily throw it over your shoulders when you’re ready to leave if you’d like. It can be worn either way. All you…

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    A bit of warmth (and a beaded bottle carrier)

    Wow, has it been a crazy month. I’ve got one kid who’s going through the college admission process and one who is just wrapping up homeschool co-op and the school year. I wanted to get this pattern out to you on Earth Day but that just wasn’t going to happen. I’m only four days late on it but that’s OK. I won’t give you a novel to read before the pattern so here it is… If you would like to purchase the pdf of this pattern you can find it on Ravelry HERE. This will allow you to print it off and keep it in your files if anything were…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern,  Holiday

    Holiday Mason Jar Covers

    Christmas will be here before you know it!  If you would like the printable ad-free version of this pattern, you can find it HERE. Did you know that we are well on our way into the holidays? Once school starts, it’s a snowball rolling downhill and there’s no way of stopping it. You’ll blink and Halloween will be over and you’re carving the turkey for Thanksgiving. If you are like me, you love to give homemade gifts to others. It’s the ultimate “I love you”. Someone who takes the time to make you a gift thinks you are very worthy and they love you a lot. I have been canning…

  • 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…

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    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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    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…

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    Mug Rugs…. a free crochet pattern

    I’m not sure where I’ve been but these mug rugs are absolutely adorable. They’re basically a coaster but bigger. I’ve checked around for a pattern but nothing really caught my attention. I made my own and decided to share it with everyone. I also decided to learn a new stitch, the herringbone half double crochet. This stitch is so pretty and I will be using this more in the future. I love the knot effect it leaves. You will need: An H hook Cotton yarn (I used I Love This Cotton in Curry) Tapestry needle Scissors Special stitches: FSC: Foundation Single Crochet. You can find out how to do the…