Saturday, May 7, 2011

April Drawing Afgan

So, the winner of my April drawing was Vaylene Perry.  She was able to choose the colors and pattern of her afghan.  This is what she decided on.  I did not like this pattern the first time I used it, but after 2 or 3, it's alot easier to do now.  I will post pictures when it is complete.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Small Butterfly

As I was making the Flowered headbands for my teenage daughter, I wanted to do something different and cute for my little toddlers.  I love butterflies, so this is what I came up with.  I just left a chain on the back, so it can slide on a headband, or I can use a clip.  My other idea for them is to hang some sheer material from the ceiling above their beds to make a canopy and then pin a few butterflies to the material.  I haven't gotten all the materials to complete this project, but that is something I want to accomplish this summer. 

Materials: yarn and pipe cleaner

Chain 6 and slip stich in the first chain to form a ring. 
Chain 3, 4 DC, Chain 3, slipstitch in ring (1st inner wing)
Chain 3, 4 DC, Chain 3, slipstitch in ring (2nd inner wing)
Chain 3, 2 Tr, Chain 3, slipstitch in top of last Tr (to form point)

2 Tr, Chain 3, slipstitch in ring
Chain 3, 2 Tr, Chain 3, sl st in top of last Tr, 2 Tr, Chain 3
Slip stitch in ring
2 sl st in original ch 3
12 DC in between 2nd & 3rd DC of wing

Sl st in space between wings

2 Sl st in Ch 3 sp, 12 DC in between 2nd & 3rd DC of next wing
Sl st in space between wings
Chain 3, turn butterfly over and sl st directly accross between wings. 
Fasten off
Insert Pipe cleaner and shape

Large Butterflies

A friend and I made these butterflies 22 years ago.  We put a treat with them and gave them to kids in the hospital.  I don't know where the original pattern came from, but here is the pattern I have used this last month.  These are cute to hang on the wall as decor, or glue a magnet to the back to put on your fridge for a springtime touch.  My toddlers also like to play with them.

Materials: yarn and 1 pipe cleaner
Size: 3" tall x 4" wide
Note: (*ch 2 counts as 1 DC)

Round 1:
     Chain 8 and join together with a slip stich,
     Chain 2,
     2 DC in ring, chain 1,
     * 3 DC, ch 1 (in ring)* Repeat *to* until you have 8 clusters total
     slip stitch in first ch 2 to connect.
Round 2:
     Chain 2 and turn
     2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC in first ch1 space
     3DC, CH 1, 3Dc in each of the next CH1 spaces
     slip stitch to the beginning ch 2 to connect
Round 3:
     CH 1, turn
     SC in CH1 space
     **10 DC in next CH1 space then
     SC in next CH1 space ** repeat **to** around
     End with sl st in beginning CH1 space. Fasten off and weave in ends.
     Fold in half and insert pipe cleaner in hole of butterfly as shown in photos below.



Sunday, May 1, 2011


The winner of the April drawing for an Afghan is Vaylene Perry.  Vaylene gets to choose the color or colors for her blanket and I will post pictures when I start and finish it.  Thank you Everyone for your enteries.  Keep checking the site ...  I may do another drawing soon.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cover Girl Sample/Coupons

My newest product trial is the Cover Girl Nature Luxe makeup.  I'm liking these BssAgent trials.  I have worn the foundation for several days now and I really like it.  I will be switching to the Nature Luxe as soon as my other bottle of foundation runs out.  I really think I use less of the product because it goes on so smoothely.  I also received a sample of the Lip Balm.  I was a little worried when I first saw it because it is BRIGHT RED... but when you put it on, it is very light and silky in weight and color.  It doesn't feel waxy like most lip products.  I would recomend it to anyone.  I have some coupons for $2 off.  If you are interested in trying it out, let me know and I will send you a coupon.


I have a ton of headbands left over from the craft fair.  If you would like to purchase any, please leave a comment and a way to contact you.  I will sell them for $3 each and if they need to be mailed, it wil cost $2 for up to 6 headbands.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April/May 2011 Project

This is my latest afghan I am making.  I wanted to finish it for the craft fair, but I'm not going to make it.  The verigated yarn I have had for quite a few years and is discontinued.  I decided I needed to use it instead of store it.  I liked the color pattern at first, but now I'm not sure.  I gues I will wait until it is finished before I make up my mind.  This may be a future giveaway prize???

Monday, April 25, 2011

Childrens Claritin
I have just joined a group and am a BzzAgent.  I recieve samples of products to try and then share my opinion.  The first sample I received last week was Childrens Claritin.  Last year we discovered that Brook is alergic to horses and she loves animals, so I thought this would be great to have on hand.  Good thinking on my part since Brodie's dad just brought the horse back to our house and Brook goes out to check on her everyday.  I love the Claritin brand and have 8 coupons for $3 off to share.  If you are interested in trying this, leave a comment with your name and I will send a coupon to the first 8 people.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Afghans I've Made

I have added a page of most of the blankets I have made since I was around 10 yrs old.  As of today, I have made 94 blankets and hope to reach 100 by the end of this year.  There are around 13 that I do not have pictures of, and a few that my little girls have lost while playing with my picture book.  I thought this would be a good way to get the pictures on my computer and let everyone see my work.  I love to crochet and I love to snuggle up in afghans.  I also love to see others use what I have given them.