Wednesday, December 31, 2008

'cause I don't feel good :-(

Hot tea & Udon soup......... it made me feel a little better

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

365 days of photos

I am starting a new blog..... I will still keep this one going too :-)

I will be posting a photo for every day of 2009.

Come check me out!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Collage Crochet Pink & Purple Scarf

I have become a BIG fan of "collage crochet". Collage crochet is when you use various colors and weights of fibers when crocheting a piece.

The scarf below was the first item that I collage crocheted. I did it in pinks and purples. I used various "yarns": acrylic, mohair, chenille, polyester, ribbon, fun fur, eyelash, and more! This scarf is currently for sale in my eBay store.

I am a big fan of using varying shades of the same color, and I am currently working on a blue toned afghan in collage crochet.

LeeAnn's Birthday Present :-)

My friend LeeAnn likes to brew loose tea and was saying awhile back that she need a new teapot that she can brew the loose tea in.  So I bought her a cheerful yellow teapot and made a doily/potholder out of cotton to go with it.
Happy Birthday LeeLee!!! HUGS!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Upcoming Giveaway!!!

I decided that I am going to start hosting giveaways of my crocheted items once in awhile.

The first giveaway will be coming up in the next couple of weeks so make sure you subscribe to my blog so that you know when to come back and enter for the giveaway!

Leave a comment on this post to let my know what type of crocheted items you might like to see!

I think this is going to be a lot of fun!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Turkey

This won't be served for dinner though! Here is a potholder I made for one of my swap partner's.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pineapple Scarf & Hat

This is the Pineapple Scarf & Hat that I made. I used Lion Brand Suede. As always, my daughter is modeling :-)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Halloween Swaps

Here are some of the things that I have made for my Halloween Themed Swaps.

Here is a "Spider Web" doily, two amigurumi candy corns, a pumpkin, and a candy cauldron.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Swap-bot Friendship Afghan Swap

I recently became ADDICTED to swap-bot !! The first swap that I signed up for was a series of swaps for 6" squares, that was running in 10 rounds. A couple of "catch up" rounds have been run for late joiners or those of us that just can't resist a crochet swap LOL.

I have loved the squares that I have received from my many swaps partners so far! I can't wait to make my "swap-bot friendship afghan"!

Here are some squares that I have received from my swap partners:

And here are some of the squares I made for my partners:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Crocheted Christmas Ornaments

I have been swapping like crazy this year. One of my favorite swaps that I have been running is a Christmas Ornament Swap in my group each month.

Here are some of the ornaments I have received...... thanks swap partners :-)

Below are some of the ornament I have made for my partners.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


My family and I attended the 2008 Stitch-n-Pitch at Chase Field this past Sunday. We made it a mini-vaca in Phoenix, went up on Friday night, it’s about a 3 ½ hour drive from where we live. Friday night we went and ate at the Rainforest CafĂ© in the Arizona Mills mall, it was pretty good. It was loud, there were a lot of kids and they have a “storm” every 20 minutes or so. The food was a little on the pricey side, but it was yummy and the service was excellent. We went back to the hotel after dinner and let my DD do a little moonlight swimming.

Saturday morning we hit Hobby Lobby, didn’t buy anything (which I still can’t believe LOL) and then went over to Super Wal-Mart and got DD some pool toys. We were back at the hotel by 11am and DD and I hit the pool and stayed down there until a little after 4p.m. J I alternated between the pool and crocheting in the shade most of the day! What a wonderful day! After the pool, we went out to dinner at a wonderful dinner at Pasand Indian Cuisine on Baseline Road. The food was fab, the service was good. We had SO much food left over and we ate till we were stuffed, so we brought two boxes of leftovers back to the hotel with us. The prices were excellent, will definitely make by the next time we are in Phoenix.

They were giving out D-backs alarm clocks to the kids under 12 as we entered the ballpark, so DD was super excited about that. DD and I sat up in the SNP area and DH sat across the stadium near the bullpen. I crocheted the whole game, except of course when we were consuming our obligatory ballpark food. J Hotdogs, bratwurst, fries, ice cream, and cotton candy were our food choices. A wonderful little girl sang the national anthem, she looked like she was about 5 years old. Misty May-Treanor, Volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist, threw out the first pitch. She received a sounding applause! Senator (Presidential Hopeful) John McCain was also in attendance. We received our wonderful SNP/D-backs t-shirts. There were only 2 venders in the SNP, so I was a little disappointed about that. The D-backs lost to the Marlins, but we still had a wonderful time!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Summer's Over!

Here are two Amis that I made last month for swaps, and DD modeling a shawl I made for a shawl swap. The shawl is from my own pattern. Both amigurumi patterns are from Gourmet Crochet pattern books, and were pretty easy to make.

Summer is over for the kids here, school starts tomorrow. DD is going into the 7th grade and very much into her "Look". I think she tried on 30-40 pairs of blue jeans on Saturday when we went school shopping and only wound up with 2 pair of Jeans and one pair of jean capris!

I permed her hair yesterday. She's been begging me for 2 years. I finally broke down and did it for her LOL. It's really cute.

Lots of swaps this month, and I am beginning to host swaps on swap-bot. It's really nice there so far and I love the people there!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

July Potholder Swap

In Yahoo! Group, Swapaholic Crocheters, we did a Potholder swap in the month of July. These two awesome potholders below are what I received from my partner. They are double thick and nice and big.

The potholder and matching dishcloth below is what I made for my partner. I used Peaches & Cream 100% Cotton in Daisy Ombre. For the potholder, I crocheted two stranded with white, and it is also double thickness, so it's super sturdy for HOT STUFF :-).

Friday, July 25, 2008

Another Create A Christmas Aghan Swap

I am hosting my first swap at

I decided to run another Create A Christmas Afghan Swap since it's working out so well on my Yahoo! Swapaholic_Crocheters Group!
If you join the swap, you have a choice between Victorian or Traditional Color Schemes.

These are some of the Traditional square that I have made to send out.

Here are some of the Victorian squares I have received so far.

Traditional colors are:
Red (e.g. Red Heart Worsted Weight in Cherry Red)
Green (e.g. Red Heart Worsted Weight in Paddy Green)
White (e.g. Red Heart Worsted Weight in White)

Victorian colors are:
Dark Red/Brick Red (e.g. Red Heart Worsted Weight in Burgundy)
Dark Green (e.g. Red Heart Worsted Weight in Dark Sage)
Cream/Ivory (e.g. Red Heart Worsted Weight in Aran)

You DO NOT have to use Red Heart Worsted Weight.... these are just color examples. But please make sure you match the colors as close as possible.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Create A Christmas Afghan - 12" Square Swap

Create A Christmas Afghan - 12" Square Swap At Yahoo!Swapaholic_Crocheters

Swapping 12" squares in Traditional or Victorian colors.

We will swap in July, August, September, and October. (November swap will be added if needed)

Four squares each month.

Then we will have a minimum of sixteen 12" squares to complete an afghan during the month of November, and then will have a GORGEOUS afghan to help decorate for the holidays!

I can't wait to get started!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Crocheted Flip Flops

I made these crocheted flipflops for my secret pal today. I used a K-hook and slip stitched on and single crocheted 2-stranded around the flipflop strap. Scrunching up (technical term) the single crochets back towards the beginning to make sure the plastic strap was nicely padded. My daughter modeled them for the picture and now she wants a pair. I worked them up in like 20 minutes! What a great fast summer gift!

I got some really nice things from my Unknow Secret Pal over at the 'Ville yesterday. The purse is gorgeous!

15 Walmart Recipe Cards

A fabulous lined purse

1 skein Patons Divine - Richest Rose

2 skeins Yarn Bee - Cabana

2 skeins Bernat Bling Bling - Moulin Rouge

2 skeins Bernat Softee Chunky - Country Ombre

2 skeins Lily Naturalee - Caribbean Blue

2 skeins Patons Classic Wool Merino - Wedgewood

2 skeins Bernat Bamboo - Water

Matching washcloth & soapsaver

3 coffee samplers - Arabica House Blend, Vanilla Nut Cream, French Vanilla

Cocoa Reserve by Hershey's (hot cocoa)

Celestial Seasons Honey Vanilla Chamomille Tea