Saturday, October 18, 2014

(Noro) fingerless gloves

Bring on the cold! I made these fingerless gloves more than a month ago and only just now posting. I've discovered (and splurged on) the lovely NORO brand yarn. This is Silk Garden #364 in Brown, Wine and Cream; it's part silk, mohair, wool, totally soft and lovely!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

rainbow doggy (crochet)

Summer is over (what!) and I totally missed it. One of my top four seasons has arrived, that's right, fall-winter-spring-and-summer are all my favorite! Around June time every year, it never fails, I get the crazy Christmas craving. I promise I can practically smell frosted cranberry and pine in my nostrils and go into sweet reverie when I think about the first soft snowfall. But it doesn't matter what time of year, I'm always busy creating my own kind of sunshine in our corner of Ohio:)

 We're in the last stages in flipping the blue house down our street; we have about a month left. It's turning out beautifully and has been a super-fun journey! When this project is complete, I have nearly the next whole year planned out, home projects and growing my own craft business. Yeah!

I made this crochet cutie for my niece Amelia - I hope she loves it! Find the pattern here.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

spa (crochet) washcloth

 A small project I've just completed, luxurious exfoliating spa cloths. These will be available for purchase in 2015 with my cold process soaps - in sets and free with purchase.

Measuring at 9.5" x 9.5", these washcloths are 100% cotton and totally irresistible

Thursday, August 28, 2014

call the midwife!

I came across this lovely FREE pattern for a baby blanket inspired by the tv series "Call the Midwife." This pattern looked a little complex but once I got going, I was able to memorize it and then...I ended up making three of them! They would make dainty baby gifts but I would really like to keep these for future use:)


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

spring into summer

A little side project while we're flipping the summer house: a colorful baby-sized "Spring into Summer" blanket, a FREE pattern from Felted Button. I typically don't copy exact patterns, but this immediately caught my eye. I used the same yarn by Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in Candied.  100% Acrylic but feels like wool. This kind was everything I don't like in a yarn: pastels, a rainbow ombre, but I love how it turned out!! The transitional colors are the sweetest, the light green and oranges. I enjoyed watching the yarn color change as I worked this blanket :)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

pash for my stash (of yarn)

I've been working on little ventures between the biggest project of all (check out the Flipping the Summer House tab for updates) - and it's oh-so-fun! I'm most excited because amidst it all, I'm getting my transient license to open a small business.- I want to get a tad bit more serious and put more effort into this, like accounting stuff and selling for real online...yeah! Last year, I just attended any craft show that would take me, this year I took a break, and next year I'm going to be very selective in choosing shows I'd like to be featured in. My items will include new cold-process soap and gorgeous cotton and linen pillowcases with crochet trim

I made a pair of these baby booties for my newborn niece : )
 A princess needs a pair of comfy slippers!

And this is an unfinished "Happy Hippo." I know you can't tell she's happy just yet, but one day she'll get her muzzle!

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

granny square w. pom-pom edging

My most recent crochet project, a baby-sized blanket for my sister's expected baby in June - Leia Ann - so excited to meet and get to know her! Any project I'm making to give to someone, I tend to spend some of that time thinking and praying for them. This blanket was made in granny squares and a pom-pom edging (here's a recommended tutorial)  I used Bernat's Softee Baby acrylic yarn in WHITE and FLANNEL (the light gray color) and for the border I used I love this Yarn in LAVENDER.

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