Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Snow Day!

The girls are enjoying their very first blizzard here in Ohio. :)
Stay warm my friends!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas to All...

and to all a good night!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Maybe...Just Maybe...

Xiera has been asking me to crochet her a kitty cat. I wonder if I can get this one done before Christmas. :) Isn't it absolutely adorable? It was created by Jules of Little Woolie. If you have a chance, you should swing on by her blog. She crochets so many pretty things. She has the pattern for this kitty available on her blog for free too! You can find it HERE.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wilbur The Walrus

I finally finished the last of my rushed Christmas orders and feel a giant weight lifted off of my shoulders. Wilbur the Walrus was my last order and he turned out so silly and adorable.

He is the largest stuffed animal I have ever crocheted. He is almost 10 inches long and is so chubby and cute. When I first crocheted his body, I laughed because it looked like a giant potato.
I purchased the pattern from daveydreamer on Etsy. You can find the pattern HERE. Wilbur was a lot of fun to crochet so if you decide to crochet him yourself, you will not be disappointed. The pattern is very easy to follow.
Now I can work on wrapping presents, and cleaning the house in preparation for our family who is visiting us on Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Custom Toothie The Tooth Fairy Pillow

I just finished this custom Toothie the Tooth Fairy Pillow for my dear friend Megan. It is going to be a stocking stuffing gift for her sweet daughter on Christmas. She requested for her Toothie to have green eyes instead of blue ;) I hope she loves it!
I improved my original Toothie pattern. I made the top of Toothie not as round and more tooth-like. Here is a picture of my original Toothie design. I didn't think it was possible for it to get any cuter, but I think I did just that...make it cuter. ;)

Monday, December 10, 2012


I just finished this adorable Pokemon, Pikachu hat as a custom order for a dear customer. It is a gift for her son. I think he is going to love it! I know my girls do!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Darling Dolly for a Customer Cutie

One of my dear friends Jamie, had asked me to make her darling daughter Peyton, a mini me doll that looks just like her. Peyton has long golden brown hair, brown eyes, and wears glasses just like my oldest daughter. Peyton and Xiera even share the same favorite color, pink.
I hope Peyton loves her new mini me dolly this Christmas. I think she turned out simply adorable.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Woodlands Scarf and Cloche Set

I just finished this beautiful scarf and cloche set for my aunt. It is a gift for her sister who lives in Germany. I just love how this set turned out. The mixture of colors remind me of a nature walk on a trail through the park on a cool, crisp, fall afternoon. It really is pretty. I have enough yarn left over to make another set so I went ahead and listed the set as a custom in my etsy store. You can find it HERE.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wednesday Bliss

I just love days like this; when I get to have uninterrupted crochet time during the afternoon while gazing at our gorgeous family Christmas tree. How blissful and relaxing. :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Santa Pants Purse Free Pattern

One of my lovely customers requested a custom Santa pants purse for her adorable granddaughter. I just love all of her wonderful ideas for crochet purses. So I came up with this adorable design. The pattern is so simple, I decided to share it with all of you. :)

Santa Pants Drawstring Purse

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in the colors red and black for the main part of the purse. For the drawstring, I used Red Heart Super Saver in white. For the top trim of the purse and pom pom balls on the drawstrings I used Red Heart Baby Clouds in the color white. For the belt buckle I used Sinfonia cotton yarn in yellow.

Starting at the bottom of the purse with the color red using a G hook, Form a magic ring or ch 4 and join with a sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: 7 sc into ring. (Do not join. Continue onto next row. mark rows as you go to keep track.) (7 st)
Rnd 2: 2 sc into each sc around. (14 st)
Rnd 3: Sc into next sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (21 st)
Rnd 4: Sc into next 2 sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (28 st)
Rnd 5: Sc into next 3 sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (35 st)
Rnd 6: Sc into next 4 sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (42 st)
Rnd 7: Sc into next 5 sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (49 st)
Rnd 8: Sc into next 6 sc, 2 sc into next sc around. (56 st)
Rnd 9-16: Sc into each sc around. (56 st) Sl st in next st and fasten off. Weave in ends. Using black join with a sl st and ch 1. This will start the Santa belt.
Rnd 17-21: Sc into each each sc around. (56 st) **Remember to not join rows unless it is stated to do so and to mark rows as you go so you do not lose track.** Sl st in next st and fasten off. Weave in ends. Switch back to red by joining with a sl st. Ch 1.
Rnd 22-31: Sc into each sc around. (56 st) Sl st into next st and fasten off. Weave in ends. Using White Red Heart Baby Clouds yarn, start with a sl st and ch 3. *sk next sc and hdc in next sc. Ch1 * Repeat from * all the way around. (28 hdc and ch 1 sp) Ch 1 **You have just completed the eyelet row for the weaving of the drawstrings**
Rnd 32: Sc into same st as sl st, *2 sc in ch sp, sc into next hdc.* Repeat from * around ending rnd with 2 sc into sp. (84 st) Ch 1.
Rnd 33: Sc into each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends. (84 st)

Drawstrings (Make 2)

Using a G hook, Ch 100, using Red Heart Super Saver yarn in the color white. Fasten off. Weave one drawstring into the eyelet st all the way around. Tie both ends of the drawstring together into a knot. Do the same for the other drawstring on the opposite side of the eyelet row.

Santa Belt Buckle

Rnd 1: Using a F size hook, Ch 20. Sl st to beg ch. Ch 1 sc in first st and in next 4 st. 2 sc into next st. Sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 5 st, 2 sc into next st. Sc into the next 3 st, 2 sc in the last st. Sl st to beg sc. Ch 1. (24 st around. 2 sc in each corner)
Rnd 2: Sc in first sc and in next 4 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in next 3 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in next 5 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in the next 3 sc. 2 sc in the next 2 sc. Sl st to first sc. Ch 1. (32 st around. 4 sc in each corner)
Rnd 3: Sc in first sc. Sc in next 5 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in next 5 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in next 7 sc. 2 sc in next 2 sc. Sc in next sc. Join with a sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Sew onto the front of the belt. **I sewed it onto the center of the belt where I switched colors from red to black and then back to red again.**

Pom Pom Balls (Make 2)

Using White, Red Heart Baby Clouds yarn; begin wrapping around your four fingers 30 times. Cut the yarn, and using Red Heart Super Saver yarn in white, Tie a knot to the center and cut, leaving enough yarn to fasten to the end of the drawstrings. Trim the ends down to form a pom pom ball. You can leave them large or small depending on your preference. Fasten to the drawstring.

Now you are all finished! I hope you have fun creating this! It really is adorable!

Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

This year the girls got their very own Christmas tree to decorate and display in their room. Zella wanted a white tree because white and silver are her favorite colors. Xiera loves pink,rainbows, and kitties so she picked out some colorful ornaments to decorate the tree with. She chose the Cheshire cat to place on top of the tree. The girls both decided to make it a Lalaloopsy tree and sat their favorite mini lala dolls on the tree.
To keep with tradition, we took the girls to visit Santa the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They got their lists ready and were all smiles to see their favorite jolly guy.
This year Zella declared that she wanted to visit Santa separately from her sister. So she went first and had a very serious talk with him. I heard something about a Baby Butterscotch Pony. ;)
Xiera was next and they were both all giggles and smiles about something.
The nice balloon lady made Zella a snowgirl.
And Xiera requested a Candy Cane man with a top hat and scarf. (Totally her own creation.) She is so funny!
I just love Christmas time. Don't you?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a very safe and happy Thanksgiving day from our family to yours. :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Shake a Tail Feather...Little Turkey

I made Zella this cute little turkey hat to wear this Thanksgiving. I wanted to switch up my past turkey hat design and make this one more funky and fun. My past turkey design I made a turkey applique and sewed it onto a hat.
I wanted the earflaps to resemble orange turkey legs so I made the braids on the ear flaps all orange and used some soft fluffy yarn for an added fun texture.
I doubled the top feathers so they would look nice even in the back plus I wanted them to remain sturdy and tall and not floppy so this did the trick real nicely.
I made the wattle hang a little bit below the brim of the hat to resemble a real turkey wattle. ;)
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving this year with family and friends and don't forget to shake your tail feather and have fun!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Custom Baby Minnie Set and More

I had recently finished another sweet little set for a dear customer of mine; a baby Minnie hat, skirt and bloomer set with matching shoes. This set was a lot of fun to make and I hope to see pictures of the little cutie pie who gets to wear it. ;)

I also custom made these sweet little barefoot baby sandals in silver with white flowers for this little one too.
Absolutely precious!

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