Saturday, February 22, 2014

Crocheted Beards and Mustaches!

I started making beards a couple of months ago, determined to make some Duck Dynasty "costumes".  I succeeded in making a "Jase" hat and beard and a "Willie" beard (it just needs an American flag bandana).  I was planning on making some "Si" and "Phil" ones, but before I finished up the final touches on the first two, a friend of mine asked me if I could make a couple of beards for her for an upcoming craft/birthday party.  Her theme is "Glamberjack"--lumberjacks with GLAM!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We're Going International!

You heard it here first!  This week, I received an order on Etsy for three of my Minion hat and goggle combos to go all the way to Normandie, France!

What do Crocheting and Scripting Have in Common?

It's official!  I just got the call today that our ministry proposals were accepted by the church leadership, so I will be starting a crochet class/club and my husband and I will begin building a drama ministry at church.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What Does the Fox Say? Reveal

A few days ago, you may have seen a sneak peek post of some embroidery my mom was working on.  Now, it's time for the big reveal!!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine's Day Crocheted Hat

I made hats for each of my children for Valentine's Day, but I decided to do one for myself.  I had seen a picture of a cute hat that I wanted to recreate, so I have spent the past couple of weeks off and on, working on making up a pattern for it.  I finally got it done and made a scarf to go with it.  I think if I do it again, I might take out a row or two on the slouchy part.  My oldest daughter originally said that it looked like a Strawberry Shortcake hat.  Hmmmm....  not what I was going for.  My other daughter said she would probably like it in black with maybe a blue band.  The original picture I saw was grayish khaki with a black band.  I may try this again in black, test the pattern again before I put this in my Etsy shop or make the pattern available.  What do you think about it?  (I talked my daughter into modeling it for me.)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day promotion for my book!

February 13 through 15 only, my novel will be available for free download from Amazon.  Most devices offer a free Kindle app--check your device or Amazon's website for details.  Click here! to download the book after midnight February 13!  Hurry!  Ends at 11:59pm February 15!

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Thing One and Thing Two hats

My latest project, an order for twin infant girls, is complete!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Diaper Cover and Booties

A friend from church messaged me the other day after seeing the new website and asked if I had anything on-hand she could take to a baby shower.  We chatted back and forth and she decided that in addition to getting a gift certificate for photography, she wanted me to make a pink diaper cover and booties.  The catch was that I had about 24 hours in which to complete this order.  No problem!  (Not always the case, but being snowbound with the kids and I could whip those up pretty fast.)

New Website is Here!

It's here!!!  I finally finished the website and made it live!  This is the official unveiling!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Free Basic Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern!

I have used other patterns for making my basic beanies and, no offense to any of them, I really hated that seam on the back.  So, this pattern uses continuous rounds to achieve a seamless look.  This pattern has only been tested by me so far, so any comments or suggestions are welcome!

The thing that I like about this basic hat is that it is very versatile.  You can add a few rows to fold up the edge or add many more rows to make it more slouchy.  If you have a pretty flower hair clip, clip it to the hat!  Add a big button to the side or two buttons stacked or a set of four buttons.  Weave in a ribbon cord and tie a bow.  Pin a brooch on the side or add a pompon to the top.  The combinations are endless and one hat can give you a plethora of looks!  You can go with a basic color like black or white and it will match anything, or you can go funky with fun colors!