Friday, March 7, 2014

Bunny Jar Cozy

It's been awhile since I've posted anything but since Saint Patrick's Day & Easter are fast approaching I wanted to try something new and share it with all of you!

So as I was searching through my Crochet Board on Pinterest and came across this adorable Bunny Jar Cozy by Doni Speigle on Ravelry. This totally adorable pattern is free and very easy to follow.

Here is the bunny I made with two changes, I added a pom pom tail and a pink little mouth. Luckly I had some little heart buttons on hand already so this worked out great! What do you all think?

Im going to make another one in gray with pink ears for Easter and another white cozy but with a shamrock on it for Saint Patricks day! Ill be sure to share them when I finish.

Now to hop back to my work (ha ha), couldn't pass that little pun up!

**Update**Here is the finished white and gray bunny together

Monday, December 23, 2013

Crochet Can Cozy: A Hunter's Dream

Almost Christmas and Im still working on gifts for the family. Yes I admit I am a procrastinator. Today I'm whipping up some of my Basic Can Cozy's for my Dad and Step Father. You can find the pattern in my etsy store, Basic Can Cozy Pattern.

I'm doing two cozies each and making it hunting themed. Repeat Crafter Me has an adorable Crochet Reindeer Applique Pattern that I used on a solid color cozy. The Other one I did was with a camo colored yarn. Here's the finished Reindeer one, I used a cotton sugar & lilly yarn for this!

Of course I'm giving this with a six pack of their favorite beer!

Here's two camo ones I did in the past, His & Her Camo Red Heart Brand!

What do you all think?

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Basic Crochet Beanie Pattern 6-12 month old

Hello all, Sorry I have been MIA for so long now! My crocheting business has taken off and on top of staying home with a very active 1 year old (growing so fast!!) I have barely had time to think!

I wanted to stop in and wish you all Happy Holidays and share my basic beanie pattern for a 6-12 month old, I use this for all of my hats! A little late to use for gifts but I hope it's of some use to you all.

6-12 month Beanie
Red Heart Yarn
Hook I9/5.5mm

Row 1: MR 10 HDC, close SL ST to first, in black
Row 2: HDC 2 in each around (20)
Row 3: *HDC, HDC 2 in next* x10 (30)
Row 4: *HDC in next two, HDC 2 in next* x10 (40)
Row 5: *HDC in next three, HDC 2 in next* x10 (50)
Row 6: *HDC in next 24, HDC 2 in next* (52)

Row 7-17: HDC around. CH 2 (52) FO

Heres a few finished products! All of these were made with that basic Beanie pattern:

If you are not a crocheter and are looking for a handmade hat in your size stop on into my Facebook page and take a look!

Any questions on the pattern just ask and I will help you the best I can. Enjoy!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Autumn Wreath

Cool mornings, leaves falling, beautiful reds and yellows... It's official Fall is here!

I decided to give making a wreath a try for this season! I remember seeing a pin somewhere for a wreath with burlap or fabric stuck into a foam circle. So I decided to try one like that and after a trip to the craft store I had all the materials ready. However the project took a turn from what I had thought up but turned out even better then I had imagined.

I already had plenty of burlap left over from the wedding and the hot glue guns. When I went to get the burlap I saw some pretty fall looking fabric I got from a sale awhile back and thought why not! So here is what you need:

floral wreath foam circle
Fall flowers (optional)
hot glue & gun
fabric or burlap, Id say I used about 1/2 a yard
ribbon (optional)

First step is to cut the burlap and fabric into squares about 2 inch by 2 inch. Depending on how tight you want the "ruffle" side to look depends on how many squares you need. You can either make the entire wreath ruffled or you can do half like I did. It will make the ruffled half heavier then the rest so it tips a little once you hang it.

Use the tips of the scissors to put holes in the foam circle then put a drop of hot glue into the hole. Wrap the fabric around the tip of the scissors and push fabric or burlap into hole. Continue this until you have the desired look. I mixed in some fabric squares with the burlap ones.

If you choose to only do partial you can then wrap the rest in fabric or burlap like below.

After adding the leaves and pumpkin (which took a lot of hot glue) it turned out pretty darn good!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Minion Coffe Cup Sleeve Crochet Pattern

I am totally in love with the minions from Despicable Me. So I decided to make my very own cup sleeve for the paper cups you get your takeout coffee in.  It only took me maybe a total of two hours and thats with a few stops to tend to the little eggplant! I hope you all think he is as cute as I do!

You could also do the hair differently and even make two eyes instead of one. The great thing is how many ways you can change it up once you have the basic sleeve.

blue yarn (like a jean color)
yellow yarn
black yarn
white yarn
gray yarn
G needle

CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
HDC - Half double crochet
FO - Finish Off
HDC Increase - HDC twice in same stitch
SC - single crochet
MR - Magic Ring

CH 30 in blue yarn
SL ST ch together to form circle, ch1
HDC around (30) HDC, SL ST to first stitch
change to yellow yarn, HDC increase, HDC around SL ST to first stitch,  31 HDC
HDC around x3, SL ST to first stitch at end of each round
change to black, HDC around, SL ST to first HDC
change back to yellow, HDC around x3, SL ST to first stitch at end of each round

Eye (s)
MR, SC 5 in black
change to white, HDC Increase in each SC around, 10
Change to grey SC, SC increase in next around, FO 15
sew onto sleeve

Sew the mouth however you want your minion to look. Keep him bald or add a little bit of hair but make him your own! Enjoy on a cup full of hot yummy coffee (or pumpkin spice latte which is what I am getting ASAP). =]

Baby Finger Food Error & Solution: Banana & Wheat Germ

Hey guys! So my little eggplant is now 9 months old! As he grows he is becoming more independent. So we are now introducing some finger foods to his diet, today was banana's. Well i learned very quickly that all they did was slid around on his high chair tray, which he enjoyed immensely but was still fussing for food.

So as I was going to grab some pureed food and do it the old fashioned way when I saw the box of wheat germ I just bought and figured why not? I chopped the banana slices into 3rd's tossed them in a small amount of the wheat germ, just enough to cover, and gave to to the little one. I used untoasted, all natural wheat germ that I got at Weis for $1.99 a box!

He loved it! Still made a mess but he ate them like crazy and was super happy. A easy fix, too! Hope your little ones enjoy!

Monday, August 19, 2013

In Loving Memory

Sorry for going MIA this past month. We lost my baby brother on July 16 in an unexpected motorcycle accident and I have not had much drive to work on crafts or wedding things. Which I am now kicking myself for, 5 days to go and so much to do! He was 22, would have been 23 on August 31, and a great guy all around. We held his funeral on July 20th and the funeral home was packed full to where people couldn't even come into the building. 

Since the passing of my brother came so close to the exchange of our vows and reception I decided to put together a small "In Loving Memory" table. We will have pictures of the family member's we lost as well as a candle and little saying typed out. 

I went to Frans Candles and looked through the verses and poems until I found something I liked. I have typed it up on put it into a frame. Heres what it says:

Today we pause to reflect upon

those who have shaped our character,

molded our spirits and touched our hearts.

May the lighting of this candle be a

reminder of the memories we have shared,

a representation of the everlasting

impact you have made upon our lives.

I took a mason jar, frame, and nice decorative bottle and spruced them up a little bit with some lace and twine to keep with the country/vintage feel of the wedding. 

For the frame I hot glued the twine around the frame in a indented part, I did five rows or until the indented part was filled completely. For the mason jar I choose a wide piece of lace and hot glued it to the jar then did a few rows of twine. For the candle holder/decorative bottle I hot glued a few rows of the twine at the top and stuck a candle in.

The flowers in the mason jar is dried baby's breath covered with glitter. It makes a huge mess but so pretty!

I hope you all like the idea and if your looking for ideas I hope you find a verse or poem that fits for your loved one from Frans Candles Memorial Verses.