Oct 16, 2017

Fox Mason Jar Cozy

What does the fox say? I really don't think that's a thing anymore, but that doesn't mean foxes are adorable!

I've been debating on crocheting mason jar covers because when you put a tealight candle in the jar, it can be very pretty. But I wasn't sure what design I wanted to make. And then I had a disaster. Ok, maybe "disaster" is a bit of a stretch, but something did actually happen that led me to create something. Any excuse to crochet is a good excuse, right?

A year or so ago, someone had given me some sort of hanging bag and they weren't quite sure what's it's purpose was. Upon closer inspection, it was a hanging make-up / toiletry bag. My first thought when seeing it was "My hooks and other notions can go in there and I can hang it in my office!" And that's exactly what I did. Everything was great until I realized that my ever growing collection of crochet hooks was making the bag heavier than the Command hook on the wall could handle. And the walls in my office are textured, making them a natural enemy of Command hooks. Now I needed somewhere to put my most used hooks and I just happen to have a few empty mason jars. A recent purchase of a t-shirt with the words "Crafty like a fox" inspired me to make a foxy jar cover. And now I'm sharing it with you!

Oct 12, 2017

Baby Pumpkin Hat with Matching Diaper Cover


It's probably a good thing that I didn't know how to crochet when my kids were babies because I would have made all kinds of cute and crazy outfits for them. But just because I don't have babies anymore doesn't mean I don't enjoy making things for babies.

Fall is one of my favorites times of the year. This pumpkin hat and matching diaper cover would look nothing short of adorable on any baby!


Aug 22, 2017

Santa Boot Cuffs


When it's hot and humid outside, it feels like the wrong time of year to crochet Fall and Winter items, but it's something that I have to start on as I'm gearing up for craft fairs.

It's been awhile since I've shared one of my patterns, but with vacations and my kids' busy schedules, I haven't been home very much lately. But now I'm back! And I'm sharing one of the many things I'm working on for some of the fairs I'll be doing.

Boot cuffs are a fun fashion accessory and I've been on a Santa kick so I figured, why not make Santa boot cuffs! They are super simple to make and really don't take all that long.

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.