Stumble This

Sunday, January 31, 2010

What should I do?

I have been thinking a lot lately about what crochet item I should make next.  But I don't know what to do!  Maybe it is hard to choose because I don't have enough yarn to really begin another project...  I have a couple of projects that I have already started but have not finished yet and I kinda am not ready to tackle them either.  The yarn I have now is just scrap yarn and I can't even make a scrap yarn project because the yarns are so different from one another...  What should I do.  I don't really want to buy yarn but if I don't have yarn how can I crochet?  Maybe I should try another craft for a while until I get some yarn.  Maybe I will do that.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Long Red Curly Scarf.

This is a scarf that I just finished.  Please give me some feedback on whether or not it is nice enough to produce a pattern for.  I want to start selling patterns of mine that are completely original.  If you like it, below there are buttons on each of my posts.  Likable if you just think its ok, Loveable if you love it but wouldn't buy it and crochetable if you love it enough to buy the pattern and crochet it yourself.  Let me know if you would like to see any other photos of this scarf as well or would like to know what yarn I used.  I hope you love it as much as I do.

Visit me at tp view more of my finished projects, and works in progress.

Happy Crafting Everyone!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Brushed Crochet Bunny Slippers

First off I wanted to put a photo of the TV/computer screen that I hooked up that I posted about yesterday.  Here is a photo.  Notice how big it is compared to the keyboard and you will have some idea of how large the letters are when typing and/or reading messages!

Ok now I wanted to put a photo of some slippers on here that I made a while back for my Mother in law.  I made them out of Pattons Divine yarn in Chantilly Rose and Lion Brand Jiffy Solid yarn in Light Pink held together as one strand.  I used whatever hook was most comfortable.  I was inspired to make this slipper by a book that I have called Stitch N' Bitch Crochet, The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller.  She has a pattern for these type of slippers but I did not use her pattern I made my own type of slide on rather than a fitted slipper and used some buttons for eyes.  I used a pet slicker brush to apply the brushed crochet technique to the yarn.  There are some very good tutorials on Youtube that can show you exactly how to achieve this result.  The end result was super comfortable and uber cute!  Here are some pictures.  I hope these will inspire you to make some of your own.  You should they are worth it!
Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 18, 2010

New TV/Computer Screen!

So I'm super excited.  I just hooked my 37" LCD TV to my computer and am using it as a computer screen!  It's crazy huge and I have to sit like a mile away from it so I don't go blind!  I am going to get a wireless keayboard and mouse for it so its not all in my face I will put a picture on tomorrow because my camera isn't charged.  Everything I do now is an adventure.  It's great checking my Ravelry account!  Pretty soon I will figure out how to put a link on my blog to Ravelry so you can check all of the projects I have finished.  And I may or may not be selling things on Etsy pretty soon so keep reading to find out whats going on.  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This is my Denim Blue Winter Hat and below is the matching scarf.  I crocheted this hat starting with the magic circle at the top.  I then used single crochet throughout the hat increasing as I saw fit.  This size was to fit a teen so I used my own head as a guide on whether or not it would fit or not.  I used a yarn of my choice for accent on the pom-pom and on the trim at the bottom.  The yarn I used for the body was Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick in Washington Denim.  It was such an easy and quick work... I think once I made time to sit down and do it, it only took 2 hours for the scarf and the hat.

As you can see I used double crochet for the rim of the hat and wove the accent color in and out of the holes.

Here is a close up of the pom pom as well.

Here is a picture of the matching scarf

I used the rib stitch on the whole thing and added the accent color to the end to make the tassles.

Hope you enjoyed this post... Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Chocolate Sprinkle Scarf Finished!

I finished my scarf!  I made it a neck warmer/ scarf because I wanted to make it extra thick but only wanted to use one skein.  I love this yarn because it has no dye lot and I can get it anytime at Walmart.  It kinda reminds me of chocolate cake or brownies with sprinkles.  I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Coffee Fleck.  I added some little faux crocheted buttons to the side and I am thinking about adding a little crocheted rose near the buttons but I'm not sure.  What do you guys think?  I love this thing it goes with every color, I am contemplating making a matching hat and gloves!  Here are the photos!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Finished Cat Sweater

I finished the cat sweater I was making!  I made it short on purpose like it was a shirt not long like a dress.  My cat Pepper likes it, but she's in heat right now and rolls a lot on the floor so it wont stay on her!  But here it is folks!  Happy Crafting!

She doesn't look very happy in this picture because she wanted to be playful and I wanted her to pose... I won.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Felt Food Crafts ^o^

For those of you who don't already know... felt food crafts are becoming highly popular with mom's that want to provide a safe and sanitary alternative to wooden and plastic play food.  With all of the lead scares out there why would you want to take the chance?  If your crafty with a needle, or even if your not there are some very cute play foods you can make using felt, which is easy to clean and disinfect.  You can also crochet food, that is also quite cute.  In this post I will provide photos and websites of places online where you can buy play food or patterns and also where you can find some great free patterns.  Happy Crafting!

Ok, this is a video I found on YouTube.  This lady has a site called where you can buy the patterns and tools you will need to finish any of her products.  This is one of her free patterns of an egg.  You can find many more extensive instructions on YouTube on her homepage LillyBeanplayfood.  I have personallly subscribed and I hope you do too.

I would suggest looking online for free patterns as well as on YouTube to find some very cute food items to make.

Here are some links to sites that sell or talk about felt play food. Some of them give away free patterns and some do not.   or  (these are downright artistic)  (Tons of FREE crochet, Knit and Felt food patterns)

And finally here are some of the cutest pics of felt food I found online.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Hair and Crochet Hook Holder

Yay, I love changing my hair!  I cut in some bangs all by myself the other day and made them swoop.

This may not sound exciting to anyone else but I have a center part and making a swoop cut that is able to stay a swoop cut... to me... is an achievement.

This is the back of my hair.  It used to be much shorter because I had a bob.  But that is a whole other post!  My hair was also blonde but that didn't work out like I wanted to because it turned out more yellow gold than blonde.  My friend Keila cut it and also re-colored it brown you can see it gently fading.  But I think it's gorgeous.

This is a shot I took just for fun.  I think it looks artsy!  You can kinda see the swoop in my hair but because of my part it looks kinda uneven.

Ok here is my daily crochet... thing.  This is the first anything I ever made... it is a crocheted crochet hook holder.  I am going to add a pocket to hold patterns, a scissor hole and a button to keep it closed but this is what it looks like now.

This will do just fine for now and this is all of the hooks that I have so far.  My friend got them for me for my birthday Nov. 13, 2009.

This is what it looks like when it is closed.  It fits in my bag perfectly.  Everyone should make one for themselves.  I hope you get inspired to make things on my page, eventually I will be putting some free patterns on here.  Tell me what you think.  Should I?
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The First Thing I Ever Made. A Scarf.

I made this scarf for my husband for his birthday it took me from November 14, 2009 - November 30, 2009.  I made it with Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn in Denim.  It's kinda cattywampus in some spots and I hadn't really learned how to do edging yet but for a first project I think I did pretty well.  Also the Pound of Love Yarn is really comfortable to wear.  And you know the yarn lasts a long time!  I have made like 3 projects with it and I still have a good size ball left!  Well anyways here is a picture of me wearing the scarf.  Happy Crafting!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Craft Room Organization

Here are some fabulous photos of some craft rooms that I thought would easily translate into yarn storage possibilities.  I will label what I think they would be good for it I can.

First here is a slideshow of the cutest craft room I have ever seen.  It is a remodel from what the room looked like to what it looks like now.

I think these little magnetic spice containers would be great for anything from glitter to scrapbooking, and from kitty eyes to safety pins.  I have seen these many places but I can tell you they have them at the container store for sure.

Here are three good examples of yarn storage:
In the first pictures of the shelves in the closet, the cubbies can be found at IKEA.
The second picture is of a larger display of cubbies filled with yarn.
The third picture is of someones conversion of a shoe holder into a yarn holder, this would work well for an apartment.

Here is a rather unique idea... use trouser hangers to clip up your favorite fabric squares or scrapbook pages. Make sure to put them in scrapbook page protectors thought so they don't wrinkle.

Here is a shelf to display your rubber stamps for scrapbooking.

Here are some really nice pull out drawers for holding felt, paper, cardstock or anything else your heart can fancy.  These too, can be found at IKEA.

These magazine holders can be found at IKEA for 2 for 47 cents!  That's a steal!  But they are plain, and in this picture she used her favorite contact paper to dress it up and make it more crafty!  Adorable!

If you like these ideas they all can be found at  Give your comments or send me your photos of your own craft rooms and I will post them for everyone to see!
Happy Crafting!

Friday, January 1, 2010

A Crocheted Cat Outfit

Here is a cute cat sweater I am making for my cat Pepper.  She unlike many cats will allow me to dress her up but I dare not put a hat on her... oh no... she would probably kill me!  I love the way pink and white look together so I am using them to make stripes because I had some left-over from a project I did.  I am not following a pattern I am making it up as I go increasing as I need to, to make it fit my cat properly.  One day I'll try using a pattern for something but for now winging in is working out just fine!  I am not finished with it yet so I will post a picture of it on Pepper when I am.

This is my baby Pepper!

She love's her outfits, you can tell by the look on her face.