Thursday, August 9, 2012

Well loved

I love to watch my girls play with the stuffies I make.

So what if they get worn or ragged, that's what I made them for.

And that is why I will continue to make them for my girls.

That, my friends, is a finish!

Finally, after a few months break from the hooks, I got back at it. This baby afghan was made for a friend who was expecting her first little one. The nursery was decorated in a Jungle theme and I thought the colors would go along nicely with it.

This stitch is so simple but creates a nice fabric for a warm blanket to snuggle in. It is simply sc in one stitch dc in the next.

The baby, Hunter, made his grand entrance on July 24th. His Mom was such a trooper, first child, no epidural, and 18 hours of hard labor.

I got the pattern and color idea from a afghan I found on Pinterest, and comes from Cap's Crochet & Crafts. I didn't follow it to a T but pretty closely.

The border I came up with on my own. To hook it:
Ch 4,
in the same stitch 3 tr crochet
skip 2 stitches and slip stitch.
repeat around the blanket.

After spending months away from the hooks it felt so good to feel yarn in my fingers again. I took a break to work on making hair bows and head bands for my girls and to try to sell. My seester and I took a table full of hair bows and headbands to a flea market in Pineville, NC to try to sell. After 5 hours in the 100 degree heat, booth rental, and gas expenses I cleared about $30.00. Totally not worth it! So all my ribbons, bows, clips, and headbands were put into bins and stuffed under the bed. Maybe I will bring them out again one day, but for now I will just stick with making bows for my girls.

I have a granny stripe on my hook and am halfway finished with it. Its going to be a Christmas present for my brother and his wife. I will show it to you hopefully soon. Also, I just want to say a thank you to all the followers who stuck around while I have been gone. It really means a lot.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Locks of Love

It was past time for a haircut for my girls. Maranda was born with a head full of hair and it has always been long. People would stop us in stores and compliment her hair. While it was beautiful it was a chore. She is so tender headed and would cry when I would brush her hair. With summer coming she asked to get it cut off. It took me a lot of debating to agree but I finally did. This past Saturday I got it cut. Eleven inches gone with a few snips. I talked with her about Locks of Love and we have decided to donate her ponytail to them.

A moment of shock when I handed her the ponytail.



She looks so grown up here. I am so proud of her for doing this for a little boy or girl to have a wig.

Caroline has baby fine hair that just always looks stringy and nappy so I decided to get hers chopped too. She was only able to have 8 inches cut not enough to donate.

Sassy and a little sweet.

It's a chilly rainy day here thankfully the weekend is coming and I am planning on breaking out the sewing machine and whipping up some summer dresses for the girl. Hope you are all having a great week and wonderful plans for the weekend.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Hi Y'all! I am still around, just not as much in blog land lately, but hope to change that coming up soon. I had to get a new computer 'cause the other one just left me high and dry. Things have been slow on the crochet front lately, I have been sneaking around with the knitting needles a little here and there. Lets just say I won't have to buy dishcloths for a long while. The amigurumni bug has bit this week, I started a Weenie Dog pattern that is so cute. No pictures downloaded to the computer yet but will show you some as soon as I get them on here. I have some crappy cell phone pics on my Ravelry page of a couple of the dishcloths if you wanna take a peek. My user name is Marcarmom.

I have to run, my kids are jacked up tonight like they are on a sugar high, but will be catching up soon.

Happy Spring to all and TTYS!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Doing the Dishes....

I hate doing dishes! Point, blank, and simple. I have a dishwasher that is starting to loose its cleaning power, its probably about 12 years old. So anyone want to guess what I have been doing? Yeah, that's right, the *$#& dishes! I figured that if I had to stand and scrub that I could at least do it with a nice new dishcloth or two, or enough to fill my dishcloth drawer. These quick little projects pack some awesome scrubbing power.

This is a quick design I came up with to crochet these dishcloths and here is how I did it. They took me less than a hour to make.
Peaches & Cream
size G hook
needle to sew in ends.

chain desired width-on the red I started with a chain of 31, the multi colored I chained 26

1. sc in the second chain from the hook and each ch across

2. ch 1 and turn. Extended single crochet in each sc across

3. ch 2 and turn. HDC in stitch across.

4. ch 3 and turn. Backpost DC in the first stitch, Frontpost DC in the next. Repeat BPDC and FPDC across
    to the end.

Repeat rows 1-4 until the desired length of your dishcloth then repeat rows 1-3 for the end rows. Or if you want both ends to have a SC row repeat rows 3-1. I finished the edge with a round of reverse single crochet. Sew in ends and scrub a dub.

Hope you enjoy. Now I have to go start dinner which means more @*$& dishes to wash. Maybe tonight would be a good night for take out!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hex a Day in 2012

 I had this bright idea on New Years Day to do a Hexagon a Day through the year. It will be a way to hook a little everyday without being pushy on those days I don't really want to or don't have enough time to work on anything bigger. And if I miss a day or two its no big deal, these hexagons take just a few minutes to work up, so it will be easy to play catch up.

January the 3rd, and three completed hexagons. I have lasted three days so far, which is longer than some other bright ideas I have had. I am using Lucy from Attic 24's pattern and am doing the join as you go method.

Ok, I am about to show you something completely ridiculous and embarrassing. Don't judge me, please!

This is my yarn bin. Ugh! My face is red! I am hoping this project of mine will clear out allot of this. This bin is thigh high, as long as my couch, and at the point of overflowing. I tried organizing this complete mess this past Saturday and got aggravated and just threw it all back in.

On to a different subject, Pammy Sue is starting up a Crochet Along on a round ripple afghan. Go drop in on her blog and check out all the details. She has also started up a Flickr group so check it out also.

Well looks like I am starting out this year as a chatty Cathy. Three posts in as many days, maybe I will be so much better at this blogging thing this year.


Monday, January 2, 2012

Allow me to introduce you...

to my our new little girl Stella. She is a  6 weeks and 1 day old little freckled face darling! We got her today from my Seester, you might remember this post where I introduced her Mother. Stella looks just like her mom and has the same sweet laid back temperament. I know she is going to be the perfect addition to our family.

Such a sweet face! She had her first Vet visit today for shots and weighed in at a whopping 2lbs 4 oz. She was the pick of the litter. I picked her out the day she was born, and just knew she had to come live with us.

Stella is the second Boston Terrier I have had. She is laying in my lap right now, wrapped up in a blanket, and snoring like a grown man! Off to look up sweater patterns, she shivers like crazy!

I will post later to tell you about a new year long project I started yesterday.