Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Crafting from the Heart Giveaway

For those of you who like to enter drawings for free stuff, Creating from the heart is also doing a giveaway right now for a hand full of items - including a $150 giftcard to Michaels!  Head over and check it out


Monday, December 19, 2011

Give Away

One on my NFL hats is being given away in a drawing by Latter-daycrafters.com.  I am going to add my own little contest for viewers of my blog and facebook page - limit 1 entry per person. 

Enter the drawing per terms listed below for Latterday Crafters, then leave a comment on this post with your email address telling me how you entered and I will do a second drawing on Jan 3rd for a hat of your choice. (I will not limit it to NFL hats for my drawing in case you are not a football fan) I will verify with Latter-daycrafters that you have qualified for their drawing first.  I will use Random.org to select the winner.

Good luck and spread the word.  The more participation this drawing receives, the more likely there will be another one in the near future.

To Enter:

Just in Time for the NFL Play-offs!
3 ways TO QUALIFY to WIN.....
SHARE THIS LINK with your Friends on FACEBOOK
"LIKE" Latter-daycrafters.com ( Go to our Home Page @ http://www.latter-daycrafters.com and click the "LIKE" Button)
BECOME A MEMBER and either list your items to sell, or Purchase an item from us
The winner will be announced Monday, January 2,2012
LOGOS AVAILABLE TO CHOOSE FROM: Raiders, Broncos, Cowboys, Steelers, Cardinals, Titans, Bears, Saints and Packers.
In these sizes: newborn, toddler, youth(or small adult) and Adult

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Toddler Hats

I finished a few more toddler hats this week and I think they also turned out cute.  It's time to stop making stuff for my girls - they wont be able to wear them all, so I must move on to having items ready to ship and to put in the boutique in town. 

Christmas shopping is complete and I have started the Holiday Christmas candy cooking.  Monday I wrapped 200 old fashioned carmels and made a batch of Boston Cream.  Today is another couple of batches of different flavored carmels and then Old fashioned fudge and penuche.  My crochet projects will be my relaxation time tonight after a long day standing at the stove - but I love it!

I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season

Friday, December 9, 2011

Toddler Hat with Pompom

A friend of mine wanted a hat to match her daughters new coat for winter.  The colors on the coat don't really match the hats that are out there right now, but I'm sure there is yarn that will.  She purchased this pattern from "Inner Hooker" http://www.innerhooker.bigcartel.com/product/basic-earflap-beanie-crochet-pattern and I tried it out last night for Brooklynn.  It works up really quick and I think it turned out darling.  I have to make another one for Taylee and then as soon as we get the yarn, I can make one up in a jiffy for my friend.  This website has a bunch of really cute patterns.  If you are looking for some, go check it out.

I took a picture of her wearing it, but it wasn't light enough and she wouldn't sit still very well, so this is what you get.  I love pink and black and have another one made that I will post after christmas since it's a gift, but I think it's darling.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

NFL Steelers Hat

This is the latest addition to the collection of NFL hats.  Sometimes it's not easy to match yarn to a sports team color.  For instance, the Steelers color is a yellow, which the logo is, but yarn colors lately have been quite bright and I haven't been able to find just the right tone.  The closest I could get was "Bright Yellow" and it's almost flourescent and I personally didn't think it looked to great next to the logo.  As I went shopping today, I saw this "Gold" color and it fits the best with the logo.  In the store, it seemed a little more orange than I wanted.  I'm actually quite happy with how it matches up now that the hat is complete. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

NFL Bears Mohawk hat

Another NFL hat order complete.  I'm getting quite the collection of logos :)  Once I have all my orders sent out, I will be able to start on extras to sell at the local boutique and leave some ready to ship here on the blog. 

My sister had an idea for her father in law - and I'm sure it's one that may be out there already, but I'm going to make a hat that has the mohawk going around the middle of the hat so that it looks like a balding guy hair. (clown wig comes to my mind)  Now to decide on the colors...hmmmm.  I also have a panda hat pattern that I want to try.  So many ideas - so little time.

Have a great weekend everyone.  I hope you all stay safe from stormy weather.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

NFL - Saints Mohawk Hat

Finally!  It took some searching, and help from one of my fabulous sisters, but I found the material for the Saints and was able to make some hats for a customer.  The store that ended up having it is about 100 miles away from where I live, but my sister was headed this way for Thanksgiving so she picked it up for me. 

Making these hats has been a fun little adventure. It's interesting to find out which teams will release their logo for fabric prints and which ones will not.  One of the teams I was asked to search for, I was able to find yet it was over $100 a yard.  WHAT is up with that? 

Now, I'm off to make a Steelers hat.  I hope everyone had a good weekend.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Denver Broncos

The rivalry between my brother and his 3 sons is Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys.  I admit that I enjoy watching sports on tv, but have never had a "Favorite" team.  It is entertaining to watch the fanatics while their team is playing though.  These Mohawk hats are a great way to show team spirit! 
 Christmas is just around the corner and a team hat would make the perfect gift for the sports fan in your family!  I have many team logos available - college and NFL.  If you are looking for a specific team, email me at craftingfriends4you@yahoo.com and I will let you know if it is something I have or can get.  There are 4 sizes available: Newborn, Small (toddler), Medium (up to 24") and Large.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Kroger Brand Cookies - Bzz

Kroger's The Truly Awesome(TM) Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies BzzCampaignThe latest Bzz Campaign I have been involved in is for Krogers Brand cookies.  "The truly Awesome homestyle chocolate chip cookie" as it is called.  I personally wouldn't call it "Truly Awesome", but they are a good cookie if you like hard cookies.  I received 2 free boxes to try out and give my opinion on.  There are 8 good sized cookies in each box and they retail for $2.79 which is comparable to others I've noticed.  The flavor is good and you can warm them in the microwave.  The plus side of these cookies is that they are free of added preservatives and artifical colors - if any of you watch this stuff on ingredients. 

I, as most of you know, love to cook and therefore am quite picky when it comes to food.  I refuse to cook boxed cakes (there is no comparison to a homemade cake) and other than oreos, I rarely buy cookies at the store.  I prefer soft cookies.  I would consider buying Kroger's "truly Awesome" cookies again for picknicks or get togethers. 

I do have coupons for $1 off a box.  If you would like to give them a try, let me know and I will send you a coupon.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Blue Angry Bird

I finished the Blue Angry Bird last night.  I had sewn on the beak before I realized that it should go over the eyes a bit, but I think it still turned out ok. 

I also was able to get more soft yarn the other day, so I made another newborn owl hat.  The first one was red - and I thought really cute, but was told it looked a little more boyish than for a girl. My thoughts when I made it were Christmas, but the green was a little to much.  It's a good think it doesn't take me long to make these.  What do you think?