Friday, July 18, 2014


What happens when you blow this up .....

Well, you get this .....

This "little" guy was part of a gift, that I sent to my friend Val, for her birthday. It seems odd to many of you, I'm sure, but for our group of zombie doll swappers, it makes perfect sense :-)
I took the teeny tiny pattern to Office Depot, and got them to enlarge it ..... the head pattern piece fills approximately 75% of an 8,5" x 11" sheet of paper. He was fun to make. I crocheted a long length of chain stitch with the red yarn, to use for his brains !!!

Hope your day is a sunny, summery one :-)

Sunday, July 13, 2014


This is the day and age of  The 3 R"s (Recycle, Reclaim, Reuse). I think it's awesome, that we're being encouraged to dispose of less stuff. Stuff that fills up landfills, or just lies around and makes a mess.
Back home, plastic grocery bags are not just given out, you have to pay for them. This has greatly reduced the amount of plastic litter lying around, and must certainly make people more aware of what they do with their bags. I am no fan of the plastic grocery bag - I'll go as far as to say, that I detest them .... they're so flimsy anyway. Nine times out of ten, they break before you even get them home. There is no substitute for a good, reusable grocery bag ..... hey, you get to choose your fabrics, your colors, your designs !!! Now, why wouldn't that be appealing :-)

I found this See & Sew pattern last week ........ definately my new favorite !!!

 It's quick and easy to put together, but my most favorite part ....... it folds up to the size of a little notebook. Perfect to pop in your bag, without taking up too much space. See for yourself ...

All they require is a yard of fabric, and a pack of binding,  three inches of velcro, and an hour or so of your time. Such a great way to use up those pieces of fabric that you bought way back when, but now have absolutely no clue, what you were going to make with them ..... let's be honest, we all have some of those in our stashes.

As you can see, I joined the handles in two different orientations, to see whether I prefered one over the other ..... the verdict - I like them both equally. These bags are roomy !!! Both the bags above, are View A on the pattern ....... I'm guessing View B will be ginormous !!!

Can't believe the weekend is already over ...... It's been a HOT one here - the first time this summer, that we've crept over 100 deg F !!! We have a busy week ahead .... Richard heads off to a 10 day Scout Camp in Missouri ...... and we have a cold front coming through ..... 63 Deg F at night - never dreamt it was possible here in Texas in July :-)

Monday, July 7, 2014


I had a little free time over the past week - I didn't have a specific project on the go, that required my attention, so I decided to make another batch of goodies for the Enchanted Woods World Record Crochet attempt. One of the "lands", the kiddos visit in the book, is a Candyland (it's not called that exactly, but that's what it is ...... a land full of candy, cakes and lots of sweet treats).

So cute .... I had so much fun hooking these up. Super quick, super easy and ever so charming :-)
I wish Brittany was 4 years old again ....... we'd have the most delightful tea parties !!!

These donuts just make me smile ..... frosting and sprinkle ..... Yummy !!!

Who doesn't love chocolate chip cookies !!!!
Cupcakes and lollipops complete the spread.

Here are the links to the patterns I used .....
THIS DONUT PATTERN can be found on this lovely blog.
THESE IMAGES were the inspiration for my cookies. I just single crocheted in the round (amigurumi style), until I thought they were big enough.
THIS SWEET LITTLE CUPCAKE was shared by this kind blogger.
THESE LOVELY LOLLIPOPS can be found among the many free patterns Lion Brand have on their website.

This week is a different story however ..... I have a few birthday presents I need to get started on ...... I'm excited to see how they turn out !!! Watch this space, as I'll be sharing them with you in the days to come.
Hope your day is full of sunshine and fun !!!!