Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Photo Contest

I would love to have a Halloween Photo Contest - I hope you will participate! I love to see our props and items in action!

Here are the categories:

1. Items you made from our patterns
2. Items I made for you

These can be professional pictures, cell photo pictures, candid pictures. I'm also looking for unique pictures like (upset babies in items or something you make inspired by our patterns) This will not be a voting contest. I will pic winners at random. I will also select a few that are my personal favorites.

1. Prizes for crocheters will be 3 patterns of choice
2. Prize for non-crocheters will be $10.00 credit & free shipping on your next purchase
3. Prizes for other categorize are to be decided some with get a free pattern other will receive discounts (depending on the category your in)

Q: Do these have to be halloween pics?
A: No they can be any picture featuring any items from my shop made by me or from our patterns

Q: is there a limit to the amount of pics I can enter?
A: You can enter a max of two pictures.

To enter the contest:

Email me your photos to
Please put
1. your name
2. child first name ( optional)
3. category - crocheter or non-crocheter

Images are due and I will upload these to my Facebook page by Nov 5th and choose winners on Nov 7th

If you have any questions please let me know !

Legal Stuff: The winner will be drawn randomly via, and will be announced on this blog - once the winner is announced, you will have 48 hours to claim your prize. If the prize is not claimed with 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. You MUST be 18 to participate. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns on any of the items. This promotion is in NO WAY sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


So there is this super fun store in town called blue 7. They have quite a neat collection of items many from local designers. It's not your everyday handmade items either. I would say more edgy trendy! They are also a great place in town to buy Toms shoes!!! They have a huge selection for all ages. Some are OOAK embroidered.

I love Toms a little to much. Would it be bad if I told you I have over 5 pairs. (well I did win one pair from a geocaching game -Gowalla) The nice part is I have tiny feet so I can buy the youth size :P Anyways!!!

Blue 7 has this cool option to pain your Toms. My poor black toms have taken a beating so instend of getting rid of the faded, dusty pair I got them painted. they look awesome. I was inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness month so I choose White, Grey and Pink {with sparkles of course} What do you think?

I think they look awesome! I'm sure I could do this myself but if you buy your toms there they will paint them for free or else it's $3.00 (super affordable for me who has to much crocheting to do and not time to craft) 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Red Heart Boutique Changes Scarf

Have you ever been yarn shopping and you see a lovely skien of yarn that you just have to have. I have several skeins that way that I have good intentions for but never do anything with them . Well one skien I bought wasn't a super cheap one and I really needed to do something with it. It's called Boutique Changes by Red Heart. I've only seen it once and it was while visiting my Mom in colorado. I got it at Michaels sadly none of my local Michaels in the OKC area carry it, but it can be purchased from RedHeart's Website.  Boutique changes is like 6 yarns all in one skien. It have lovely textures a few boucle types, a ribbon type, a sparkle and brushed mohair. I got the purple shade(my favorite color) but it also comes in 7 other shades.

Now the hard part deciding what to do with it. With only one skien it knew it would be small so I decided it would make a perfect scarf for the fall/winter.  Now to find the right pattern. I'd tried a few things on my own and it just wasn't coming out the way I liked so I've frogged it a few times. I though maybe I wanted something lacy and open looking but then I remembered I'd saved a few patterns on Pinterest (follow me if you'd like) 

I decided on a simple ruffle scarf. You can get the free pattern from Lion Brand but you have to register with there site first to see their patterns. (which they have 100s of!!!) It only took me a couple hours to do and the result it lovely! It's not a heavy scarf so it's a perfect accessory! I wish it was a little cooler her in Oklahoma so I could wear it today but its going to be in the 80's! (I really want some cool fall weather) 

This is the end result! I've never really worn scarves but I think they are my new favorite! I love the way this turned out and I think I might have to have my mom pick up a few more skeins in other colors to make more! (of course as always if you interested in one for yourself and don't crochet I'd love to make you one!)

I found this really cool site on different ways to tie a scarf too. You can find that here.  
It's my favorite way now :)

Have you ever tried this yarn? what did you make? 

Have a great weekend! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pink Poodle Cuddle Critter Cape

It's a very busy time of year for me but October is an important month to me because it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most people know someone with breast cancer. Last year my Grandmother was fighting it and won the battle. I made a darling little pink-a boo puppy in her honor and you can read more about her story and the puppy here:

This year I was trying to think of what to make and since Critter Capes are my speciality I had to do something. What's more perfect than a Pink Poodle. Michaels had some specialty pom pom yarn just for Breast Cancer Awareness month that was hot pink and I knew it would be perfect! ( It may be hard to find later but I'll have other options with a variegated pink pom pom yarn or other fun colors) I finally made some time to make this set up last night! I love it!

This set will be for sale soon and the pattern will be available to make your own hopefully in a week or two. I can't wait to see this on a baby!! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Premie Project - Rosies Posies

I've been a long time follower of a blog by Betsy called The Dainty Daisy.

The Dainty Daisy

She runs a crochet business too and has a few free patterns on her blog and is working her way into pattern writing too. She recently started a project called Rosies Posies. Its a donation project for premie hats.

I had several hats sitting around that were well to small so I thought this would be a good place to send them too instead of them sitting around but I would like to try to make several more a few times a year and send them.

She wrote up a premie pattern with some different options (flowers, earflaps, owl and monkey)  and had address information on where to send them here: Rosies Posies

Here is a larger version Pattern too for bigger premie babies : Large Version

In the last post she made she mentioned that they don't just need premie that really you could donate any size hat premie to adult! So I may do that too!  Here is the latest post on how the donations are coming along : God is Good

I'm excited to be a part of this and I hope that you might consider doing it too! If you don't crochet these darling little hats are a great place to start and put your new skills to good use ;)