• Crochet,  Pattern

    Stacked Pumpkins…. new pattern

    IT’S SPOOKY SEASON! I can not believe it’s already my birthday. That means school is starting soon (next week for us) and shortly after that Fall comes. And you know that Fall brings all sorts of good things. Pumpkin lattes, corn mazes, hay bales, sweaters, and knee high boots. I can’t wait. It’s been so hot here lately that I am gladly going to welcome the cold weather. I have a new pattern ready for you guys. It’s stacked pumpkins. What better way to get ready for Fall/Halloween? These pumpkins can be made separately but I have designed them to be stacked.

  • Crochet,  Round Up

    The Best of Summer Wearables round up.

    Summer is here and so is the hot weather. Most crocheters put their hook down during the summer because it’s just too hot to crochet. And I agree 100% with doing that. I could not crochet a blanket in the summer with the heavy weight of it sitting on my lap day after day. Thankfully, we don’t have to put our hooks down anymore. We can now make hot summer trendy clothing articles. Here is a list of cute pieces of clothing that you can make now and wear all summer long. Some of these items are paid patterns and some are free patterns. Are you ready to take a…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern

    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…

  • Crochet

    CJ Shell Cowl

    Fall is coming… And with fall comes the pumpkin spice, apple cider, sweaters, bonfires, ear warmers, boots and cowls. It’s my favorite time of the year. I’m a HUGE fan of fall and there is nothing better than pairing up a cowl and ear warmer set to match your outfit. I have been very busy the last several weeks with jotting down new designs and setting up a plan to get them out to you all. I’ve got an infinity cowl, bulky ear warmer, slouch hat and a few sets of fingerless gloves written out. Now, I just have to find the time to get them worked up and sent…

  • Crochet,  Pattern

    Pamela Fingerless Gloves

    I’m sitting here on my back deck trying to figure out how to write this blog post and I can’t help but cry a bit as I type. Today is pattern release day for my Pamela Fingerless Gloves. If you guys remember, I wrote a pattern for the Pamela Scarf back in March. That was one of the hardest things I did since I am making this set in memory of my late mom, Pam. There were a lot of tears and phone calls with my sister on that one. The healing process has started and I don’t cry nearly as much as I used to but it’s still hard.…

  • Business,  Crochet

    Creating Content.. it’s easier than you think.

    Creating content can be quite daunting at times and it can cause people to get overwhelmed and not create at all. Do you what to know how I know? It’s because I’ve been there and it’s not fun at all. So, I’m here to make your life a little easier. And please know that by offering this to you all is my way of holding myself accountable. Yes, I will be going on this adventure with you all. First off, you can print off a free calendar sheet off the internet or use your planner. I have a happy planner and buy the standard monthly inserts. It comes with the…

  • Crochet,  Food,  Ramblings

    Quarantine Day: 4,673……

    Can you believe it’s only been TWO MONTHS since this whole “quarantine”, “lockdown”, “shutdown”, “social distancing”, business started? Crazy, isn’t it? It just all seems so surreal at times. In March, Gwyneth Paltrow said that we need to take this enforced isolation and turn it into an opportunity to write a book, learn how to play an instrunment, or learn a new language perhaps. HMM….. I’m not sure I’m that ambitious. But, many people have stepped up and made the most of this and I’m proud of those people. My friend, Beka, is a Librarian and is reading children’s books every on FB. They’re so adorable. I have so much…

  • Crochet,  Reviews

    Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn review

    Can we please talk about this yarn? This yarn is very quickly becoming one of my favorites. I know it’s been out for a while but it just arrived at my local Walmart and for a great price! Most craft stores are selling it for $5 but I was able to grab three of the Cotton Candy skeins for $3.47 each. Let’s talk about the specifics of this yarn. Brand: Lion Brand Collection: Ferris Wheel Content: 100% Acrylic Weight Category: 4 Weight: 3 oz Yards: 270 yds Knit gauge: 20 stitches with size 7 needles Crochet gauge: 14 stitches with H hook Recommended hook size: H Care: Machine wash and…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern

    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…

  • Crochet

    Dragon Wing Shawl

    I found a beautiful pattern for the Dragon Wing Shawl over on YouTube. It’s done by Fiber Spider but, unfortunately, he does not have a written pattern. I thought I would help some of you out with that. I am not writing out the whole pattern so you will need to go check out his video HERE. That is where you’ll get most of your info. The Dragon Wing Shawl is a big repeat of itself and worked in segments. You’ll start to see it on Row 3. The repeats are below in two parts. On one side of shawl you are increasing. You put 2 dc, 1 dc, 2…