Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Holidays!

For me, the Christmas season doesn't officially start until after Thanksgiving Day. I don't care how soon they have the trees and decorations up in the stores. After posting a few Thanksgiving ideas I thought I would let everyone have a head start and get busy creating your Christmas decorations. Here are a few of my fav. Hopefully I'll have some spare time to finish them.

Don't want the fuss of putting up a Christmas Tree?
Here's a great alternative. Tomato Cage Christmas Tree
Hang up some cute crochet candy canes. Find Doni's free
pattern on her Whiskers & Wool Blog under Candy Cane Crochet Pattern
I already have some bottles saved just for this.
Check out Cleverly Inspired's Wine Bottle Christmas Display
Very cute and inexpensive!
Bliss Images and Beyond's $2 Frosted Centerpiece
Praying Angel from FreePatterns.com
Custom wrapping paper! Use family names and circle the name of the recipient.
This is very similar to my custom birthday wrapping paper from my October blog, It's Chilly Bring Out the Yarn.
Found on dornob.com
Elegant! Floating candles with submerged ornaments.
She's has a number of Christmas wreaths but this is my fav.
Check out the others at Things That Sparkle
Pretzel Treats - Recipes at Family Fun
Several budget friendly Christmas decorations
on Finding Beauty @ Home's blog
Another one from Finding Beauty @ Home

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are some Thanksgiving inspired crochet patterns! Click on their name for the links to the patterns.

Autumn Garland by CraftyAnna
Pumpkin Pattern by Emma Varnam
Turkey Coaster by Amber at Yarn Pixie
Turkey Amigurumi by Lion Brand
Pilgrim Amigurumi by Helby's Hatch
Turkey Square by Dayna's Crochet
Turkey Bottle Topper by Maggie's Crochet
Gourds by Lion Brand

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I love to crochet but there are limits!

I stumbled across this page a few weeks ago. Below is their link. Check it out for a good laugh.


There have been a number of times I've looked online for patterns or just ideas and see items that people have crochet.... and maybe they shouldn't have.

Here's a quick preview of some items I found. Yikes!

Wait, before you look, let me start by apologizing if you have made, would like to make, sold, purchased or even like any of the items below, it's just my personal opinion.

I'm not sure if I'm disturbed by this dress because it's just wrong
or because I know if I actually wore it I would constantly be hungry
Was Cate Blanchett's stylist sick this day?
Is it a wrap or some kind of arm restraint?
No! Step away from the crochet hook. Buy your swimsuits in the store. Unless you know how to sew on the lining
do NOT attempt to crochet a swimsuit. What a predicament you'd be in if it comes unraveled!
Gives me chills just to look at it. I believe it's suppose to be an octopus but to me...
I see a jellyfish. And I suddenly feel a sharp, burning pain again.
Clowns are scary enough. There's no reason to create one.
This was labeled as a bikini. Where are the bottoms?
Because it's not tempting enough, why not have them laying around.
Doily anyone? With a fringed belt?
By the way, this is actually sold in a store for almost $200
Ring, ring! Ring, ring! The 1920's called and they want their fashion back.
Really Rihanna? Really?
Wow! Absolutely not!
Maybe for an art project
Tampon cozies?
If it was for a Halloween costume.... no, never mind. Still wouldn't wear it.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Monkey Hat Pattern??? Anyone??? Guess I'll make up my own. :/

I've discovered that my crocheting has become much like my cooking. I like a little bit of this recipe and a little bit of that recipe. So I guess I'll do what seems to work best and combine a number of them to make up my own.

I really want to make monkey hat as my next new animal to come out but just haven't found a pattern I like. So here's the deal...

I really like the pattern for this hat. You can find the free pattern by Amber on her Bright and Shiny - Lovely and Good blog.
But the ears on this little guy are perfect! I found him on Photography by Axsys Design's website.
And then I found a pattern for a gorilla mask! How great is that? Do think it's similar enough to a monkey? You can find the pattern on Crochet Me's website under Safari Sniffers.
We'll see how it goes! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What do you think? :/

Thoughts, opinions, feelings?

Panda Bear
Custom Sizes Available

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Baby Boys get cute hats too! .... continued

I completely forgot to finally post one of the boy hats! Hopefully I'll have the other one completed soon

Football Hat
Custom sizes available
Shipping: $3.00 in US

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

How to treasure your treasures

I definitely don't condone hoarding but there are certain events in life that should be treasured. With my recent adventure into crocheting baby hats I came across this picture. I thought this would be an adorable way to remember your baby's first hat.

This is a fairly easy project for all the new mamas out there. Before giving away or packing up all those newborn clothes find one or two pieces you love. Buy a shadow box, some scrapbook paper and get to work! Need more room? Buy a bigger frame and throw their booties in there too.

Found on Flickr - click here
baby hats

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Finally finished!

Rudolph Hat
Custom Sizes
$35.00 & $3.00 ship

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Baby Boys get cute hats too!

Next project...

Making a few hats even the Daddy's will want to put on their little boys.

A hint?

First one is made with camoflauge yarn... need I say more?
Second one... it's in season, guys go crazy over it and maybe it's because I'm a girl, but I just don't get it.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Finally! I'm selling something

Christmas time is coming! Dress up your little cutie pies in an Elf Hat.... or maybe get one for yourself! Also join Heidi on her Facebook page at Knit 'n Stitch. Check out her Finish Your Shopping Before Black Friday Auction. Bid on my Elf Hat or choose one of the other great items she's listed.
Baby Elf Hat
Red & White (Green can be thrown in too!)
$20.00 ~ $3.00 Shipping
Custom sizes available!

Baby Earflap Hat
Burgundy and Pink
$20.00 ~ $3.00 Shipping
Custom sizes and colors available

Stay tuned for another Christmas hat! It's adorable!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Guess what I am!
I've got a big red nose and I'm here around Christmas!