Sunday, August 26, 2012


Fall is definitely in the air, I can feel it!  The air is cooler, the evenings just have that sound, and the trees have a tiny hint of changing color.  I am so ready!!!  So, you can see!  I have started by working on some pumpkins to set around the house.
Aren't they adorable!  You can find the pattern here.  It is quick and easy.  I did bling it up a wee bit with a crocheted leaf and some embroidered vines, and yes, of course, buttons!!!
And they just go with Owlies! 
I'll just add a small caveat here, you can't stop making them!  LOL!  I have started one in a cream color, which I think is going to be adorable too!

My Fall To Do List:

Knit more pumpkins
Crochet more pumkins
Crochet some fall leaves
Make more owls
Maybe make a little scarecrow
Knit more pumpkins!

It's not a bad list, totally doable!  

Can't you see a little pumpkin patch???  OMG...idea...sewing little patches on the pumpkins!!  How cute would that be???  

Well, as you see, my brain is in complete creative mode, so I best take advantage of it...I'm off to knit some more, and do a little cooking (Mexican casserole recipe I found on pinterest)!  

Here is a sweet little picture of Girlie I snapped this morning while taking pumpkin pictures.  She is such a sweet baby!

Bye for now!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hoot - Hoot!

Isn't he cute!!  I got a creative bug this week, and it wouldn't allow me to work on anything else until I sat down and worked it out.  So I jumped right in with my hook and yarn and this is what I ended up with. 
and this.....

and these!

I also wrote up the pattern and it is in my etsy shop ready to go. 

It takes all but an hour to crochet one up.  What I find the most fun of the whole thing is adding the embroidery stitches, it brings them to life.  Could you see a Christmas Tree covered in these???  I actually have Fall decorating ideas for them, I am not quite ready for the whole Christmas thing yet. 

Today is dark and rainy.  After the heat we've had, it feels great.  I have ribs to fix for supper, along with some green beans and potatoes, the new Hunger Games blueray, what else could anyone ask for?   Oh, I know...a little hookie time!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Week of Crochet

I found a crochet shawl pattern that I am completely gah-gah over!  It's called the South Bay Shawlette from Lion Brand's website.  Who doesn't love a freebie!!
Look at the back!!  I added the trim on it, using some Noro.  The red actually has a little gold thread in it.  I got it for Christmas from a fellow yarn lover.
Looks just as pretty as a scarf.  Well, I liked it so much that I made another in this pretty green yarn I have been holding onto for about five years now.
I believe it is some by Caron Collection.  The little ruffle is some hand dyed wool I got from SAFF.  I really should do better on keeping track of the yarns I use in my projects.  I always seem to loose the labels by the time I finish something up, and my brain just can't remember names that well.
It just looks like fall...I cannot wait, although I am enjoying spending Sundays at my folks floating in the swimming pool.  LOL!

I will say, if you like making those half granny square shawls, you will love this pattern.  It is pure stress free, movie watchin', yarn pron fun!  And yes, I have another started in a sock yarn, which I nabbed at Miss Bab's booth at Saff for $10 a skein!  I don't have any pictures of it yet, but trust me, their coming!

Yesterday I spent the day cleaning a my dirty house and crocheting.  It rained all day, pure heaven, a nice clean house and then crochet time.  Rooster Crochet Time!

Their so full of happiness.  I actually made them for an etsy order.  I had fun doing all the little embroidery stitches on them. 

I'm off now, going to try and squeeze in some more crochet before Monday gets here!



Sunday, August 5, 2012

Granny Square Love!

The granny square blanket I picked up at the thrift store inspired me to do one of my own.  Her she be!!  I used the join as you crochet technique which really sped up the whole process.  Finished it up in about a week's time.

As I was finishing it up I decided it needed tassels on each corner.

I did each corner with a different color tassel.  cute??  I really like the blue and the purple against the black.

Then it hit me....I knew I had to do, the final touch to the blanket....
You got it!  A little owl!!!  Now how fun is that?

I have decided to donate this to our local Hospice.  It is something I have always wanted to do.  My hope is to make about 3 to 4 afghans a year just for donating, and my hope is that although it is just a crocheted blanket, that it will brighten up a room and bring a smile to someone.

How can you not help yourself from smiling at this little guy!!

I think this would also make an adorable little baby blanket.  Maybe that will come true, maybe with little owl squares???  just a thought floating around in the back of my brain.  LOL

I have some good news about those who have sent me emails and comments about this pattern.  I knew it was in one of my crochet books.  Well I found it!!

It is out of this book, Cozy Crochet, by Melissa Leapman.  It is the Lacy Evening Shawl.

I wish I could remember the yarn I used, but it has been so long ago, I can't remember.  I do remember I got it from A.C. Moore, so it wasn't anything pricey.  It is a soft acrylic.  Hopefully I will get to wear it this coming fall, if it should ever get here!

Y'all have a good week!!  Happy Hooking!