May 26, 2017

Pizza Pie Blanket


Most kids I know like pizza, but my daughter LOVES pizza! Last year her and her brother were talking about what they wanted as their first cars. My daughter wanted a car that she could paint to look like a pepperoni pizza. That conversation started a barrage of pizza related gifts - bracelets, pillows, etc.

Earlier this year I decided to use up some of my rather large stash of yarn to surprise her with a pizza blanket. I didn't want to make her something that looked like a slice, I wanted to go big and make a whole pie. And believe me, this blanket is big!

My daughter's blanket is just under 4 feet wide. That picture to the left is her holding her pizza. For reference, she is a little over 5 feet tall. The pattern below is what I used to make it this size, but you could easily make it bigger or smaller.

Mar 27, 2017

Bunny Coasters

Spring is finally in the air! Hopefully this warmer weather is here to stay. The sunny days and hearing the birds chirping in the morning has been getting me in the mood for Easter. My kids think my love for decorating is silly, but don't you worry. When they're grown with their own houses to decorate, I will be sure to remind them of how they laughed at me.

Not only do I love to decorate, but I love to make homemade decorations. Browsing through spring and Easter stuff on Pinterest, I came up with the idea to make bunny coasters. You should also know I love coasters. Some might say that love borders on obsession. We just ignore those people 😉

I think these coasters ended up just adorable! So the least I can do is share them with other bunny and coaster addicts like me.


Aug 1, 2016

Mermaid Tail Cup Cozy

Everywhere I turn in the crochet world lately, I see mermaid tail blankets. They are just the neatest thing and definitely on my to-make list, but I just finished one big project for myself and am almost done with another. I certainly have the yarn for a mermaid tail blanket, but I need a break from the big. So I came up with a mermaid tail cup cozy!





May 31, 2016

S'mores Galore

There's no such this as too many s'mores, right? At least that's how it is in our house. As soon as there's even a mention of having a fire, someone is off to the store to get chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. But sometimes, roasting marshmallows over the fire just isn't appropriate. Like at 8 in the morning. That's when my son's love of cooking really comes in handy. And when he comes up with a recipe that is nothing short of amazing, I just have to share. Introducing S'mores Oatmeal.





Mar 14, 2016

Marshmallow Easter Bunnies

Come Easter, Peeps are like gold in our house. The only reason they last more than a day here is because some of us prefer to eat them stale. But even then, it doesn't take more than a day or so for those marshmallow beauties to get to that state. I think I finally came up with a solution to make our marshmallow bunnies last more than a few days. Make them out of yarn!!! Plus, yarn has a lot less calories than Peeps. Although I don't suggest trying to eat the yarn over the actual food ;-)




I couldn't find a pattern for these bunny cuties that I liked so I decided to try to make up my own. Now that I think I've worked out all the kinks, they are working up pretty quick and I figured why not share so my fellow hookers can decorate their own houses and Easter baskets!