Friday, March 21, 2008

Sticking To It

Well, I'm really doing it!!! I got one wip done AND I managed to do a few more projects as well. Heres a pic of my Starry, starry Nights Afghan that I finally completed.

And I made matching pillows that were from the Mar/Apr 2008 Crochet Today mag. They're so cute. I love them and I think I'm gonna have to make more cuz my boys love them too!
I made a star

And a moon

And finally I tried to get some little bunny pins made for Quentons class, but as always, I waited too late to start them and didn't get them done in time. Now I have 30 little bunny pins sitting here, lol. I'm sure they'll find a home somewhere!!
I got the pattern from Maggies Crochet.

Heres all 30 of them

I was supposed to use pompoms for the nose, but I didn't have any and going out shopping for pompoms could be alot of trouble for me, I'm sure some of you can relate!!! lol. So, I had heart shaped confetti, I turned them upside down and voila, cute little bunny noses. I also tried 2 different sizes of google eyes. Heres the big ones

And the smaller ones. I like them better.

All in all, I think I've been pretty productive. One down...countless others to go!! lol

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Little Girls Ladybug Purse Pattern

OK, for those of you who requested it, here it is! Hope you like it and as always, I would love to see your finished pics!



Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart) in red and black, small amounts of each
Size G-7 (4.5 mm) hook
Small flower beads (Optional)


BASE (make 2)

With black, ch 7. (8 dc)

Rnd 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next 3 chs. Work 5 dc in last ch. Working on opposite side of foundation row, dc in next 3 chs. 3 dc in same ch as beg dc. Join with sl st to f3rd ch of beg
ch-3. (16 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in next dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2dc in next 5 dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2dc in last 3 dc. Join with sl st to beg ch-3. (26 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st. 2 dc in next 3 dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2 dc in next 10 dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2 dc in last 6 dc. Join with sl st to beg ch 3. (46 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, Dc in next 2 dc. @ dc in next 5 dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2 dc in next 5 dc. Dc in next 10 dc. 2 dc in next 5 dc. Dc in next 3 dc. 2 dc in next 5 dc. Dc in each dc to end. Join with sl st to first
ch-3. (68 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. (68 dc)

Fasten off.


Work on front only.

With RS facing, join black with sl st in the fourth dc to the RIGHT of joining.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 7 dc. Leave rem dc unworked. (8 dc)

Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Dc in next st (beg dc dec made). Dc in next 4 dc. Dc dec over last 2 sts. (6dc)

Row 3: Turn, beg dc dec. Dc in next 2 dc. Dc dec over last 2 sts. (4 dc)

Fasten off.


Rnd 1: With WS tog, join black with sc through both loops of both pieces in 10th dc to LEFT of joining. (6th dc to LEFT of head on front)
Sc around to the 10th dc to the RIGHT of joining. (6th dc to RIGHT of head on front) (48 sc)

Rnd 2: Working on FRONT ONLY, work 6 sc evenly across ends of rows. Sc over next 4 sts. Work 6 sc evenly across ends of rows. Sc in last 3 dc. Turn piece, Sc over remaining dc on back piece. Join with sl st to first sc.


Spots (make 6)


With black, make a magic ring. 6 sc in ring. Work 2 sc in each sc around (12sc)

Fasten off.

With red, ch 3, join to beg ch to form a ring.

Row 1: Ch 3, work 5 dc in ring. (6 dc)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. Dc in same st. 2 dc in each st around. (12 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn. (2 dc in next st, dc in ext st) around. 2 dc in last st. (18dc)

Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next st. (2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) around. 2 dc in last st. (24 dc)

Row 5: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next 2 sts. (2 dc in next st, dc in next 3 sts) around. 2 dc in last st. (30

Row 6: Ch 3, turn. Dc in next 3 dc. (2 dc in next st, dc in next 4 sts) around. 2 dc in last st. (36

Row 7:EDGING ROW. Ch 1, turn. Sc across to last sc, work 3 sc in last sc. 2 sc in end of each row across. 2 sc in same st as beg sc.join with sl st to beg sc. (66 sc)

Fasten off


Join black with sl st in 2nd sc from LEFT of head. Ch 100 ( or however long you want it to be). Being careful not to twist ch, sl st in 2nd sc from RIGHT of head. Ch 1turn. Sc in each ch across. Sl st in next sc on body. Ch 1, turn, sc across. Sl st in next sc on body.

Fasten off.

Sew spots to wings and sew wings to front of purse. Attach eyes. I used little flower beads that I had, but you can use whatever your little heart desires!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

I know its tomorrow, but I'm a little early! I just wanted to put up the pics of the projects I finished for my MIL. She is the only person I know that decorates for St. Pattys and when I saw these patterns I just had to make them for her. The first one was an AA FPOD and I thought it was so cute.

Then I had to make the kids some little shamrock pins to wear to school (hers, mine are too little for pins)

These are from

And lastly I made my MIL this little pin. (Quenton also wanted one after he saw it so I made him one too) These pins are from Peggytoes on Crochetville. If you haven't seen her work, you NEED to go see it. She does amazing things. And they are all so small. I LOVE her patterns. She has a bunch for free, and on her page there is a shortcut to her Etsy page where she has more! Her link is here

And here is a pic of the pin next to the D hook that I used so you can see how small they are. I've seen people use these as keychains, pins, on barettes.....just look through crochetville and you'll see them all.I always Crochet small, so I used a D hook, even though the pattern called for a C. Then my hand cramped with that anyways! So Quentons I used an E hook, and it came out just a little bigger, but still good. And I buy bags of milk here, have never even seen a milkcap before, but I just used a cardboard cutout and it worked great.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I think Easter may just be my favourite holiday. Not because of any of the reasons you may think. So why, you ask? Well, it would have to be those yummy, chocolatey, creamy Cadbury Cream Eggs. I may be 30, but my sweet tooth is still 10, just ask my dentist! lol. My Dad still has a Cream Egg for me every time I see him. But, I shouldn't be eating as many as I may, so i thought I would make myself a treat.

This is my version of the SAFE Cadbury Cream Egg. It has 0 calories, 0 fat, and you can have as many as you want, but please, don't eat them, hehe. This Cream Egg comes complete with a recipe. Enjoy!!



Size F crochet Hook

Red Heart Worsted Weight Yarn in coffee, yellow and white. Small amounts of each

Yarn needle

Polyester Fibrefill



Chocolate Shell

With Coffee, begin with a magic ring. Work 6 sc in ring.

Rnd 1: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc] around. (9 sts)

Rnd 2: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] around. (12 sts)

Rnd 3: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] around. (15 sts)

Rnd 4: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] around. (18 sts)

Rnd 5: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] around. (21 sts)

Rnd 6: [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc] around. (24 sts)

Rnd 7 - 11: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 12: Sc in next sc, dc next, tr next, hdc next, sc in next 5 stts, hdc in next 2 sts, tr next, sc in next 5 sts, dc next, tr in next 3 sts, dc next, sc in next 3 sts. Join with sl st to next st. (24 sts)

Fasten off.

Fondant Centre

With yellow, begin with a magic ring. Work 6 sc in ring.

Rnd 1: 2 sc in next 2 sc. 2 hdc in next sc. 2 dc in next 2 sc. 2 hdc in next sc. (12 sts)

Change to white. Fasten off yellow.

Rnd 2: Sc in next st. 2 sc in next st. Hdc in next 2 sts. Dc next. 2 hdc in next st. [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] around. (18 sts)

Rnd 3: Sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st. Hdc in next 2 sts. 2 dc in next st. Dc in next 2 sts. 2 hdc in next st. Hdc in next 2 sts. [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts] 2 times. 2 sc in next st. Join with sl st to next st. (24 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Fondant Drip

With white,

Row 1: Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch. (2 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. 2 sc across. (4 sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, DO NOT TURN. Work 2 sc across ends of rows. (sc, ch 3, sc) in foundation ch. Work 2 sc across ends of rows. Join with sl st to first sc of Row 2. (6 sts)

Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.


Stuff Chocolate Shell. With yarn end of Centre and needle, sew Centre inside Shell going through both loops of Centre and inside loop only of Shell.

Sew drip to side of shell as if it were dripping from the centre..

Weave in ends.

Too much winter and more stuff done

OK, I have had a busy week. Quentons 11th bday is tomorrow! I can't believe hes going to be 11!! Well, we went to Lasermania on Sunday for his party. The baby has had 3 Drs appts. And I'm not even going to mention the horrible snow we've had! (50 more cm!!!! I can't wait for Spring) But I did manage to get some stuff done.

Heres a pic of my front yard. I told you it was awful!

I finished a little ladybug purse and I love it. I wanna make a matching hat too but I'm not sure if I should make it whole or lacy since spring is hopefully coming. Anyways, heres my pic of that.

Then I made this little purse from the Lionbrand website.

I also finished this poncho for the 10yo girl. I wasn't sure about the camo one that I previously did, so now she can have a choice. This one is from the Garnstudio website. They have beautiful things there. Sometimes just looking at finished knitted things, I wish I could knit, but for some reason I just can't grasp it.

And, lastly I started to make this Easter basket. I planned to make 4 of them, but realized there was no way it was going to happen, so I've put this aside til later. Its supposed to be Mickey Mouse. Then I was going to make a Spongebob, Spiderman and Homer or Stewie. Anyways, I can't finishe them in time, so Oh well.

And speaking of putting things aside. I went through my stash only to realize I have a lot more WIPs then I remembered. I have a problem of seeing something I like and starting it right away, whether or not I already have a current project going on. I have adjusted my WIPs on the side bar and have promised myself to not let it get any bigger. I have to start finishing some of these things, But then I saw the AA FPOD the other day when it was the Irish greeting thingy and it was so cute. My MIL is Irish and I thought I would make her one, so tahts been started. I also have an idea for a cute little thing for Easter and will 100% have that done this week, with pattern posted. Well, gotta go.......

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Skirt and Vest finished

OK, I got this done for Abby and I do love it, but I have a gap between the waistband and skirt from my foundation ch. Now I don't know what to do! I think if I add anything to it, it would be too much. But then again, I don't like the gap!

So I thought I could weave a ribbon through it, which I will have to buy and try tomorrow, or I could make a chain the same colour as the leash and weave that through.

But, like I said before, I don't know if its too much. Heres a pic of the outfit with nothing extra.

Well, I'm giving it to her in another week, so maybe you guys can help me out. Leave some comments. I'm gonna go finish that ladybug purse that I started. The boys are all in bed, so I got a few hours to myself. I give myself a bedtime of 11 - 1. Dh always asks me why I don't go to bed when the babies do. Is he crazy?!? Then I NEVER have a minute to myself. This is MY free, and I like it! Not saying that I don't like my time with the boys, but I can definitely tell you that I can't wait till warmer weather when we can go out ll day, every day. I'm not a cold weather person, they do go out, but not for long spurts. Next year will bea easier when the baby will be almost 3. Then we can go tobagganning, maybe skating......all that fun stuff. They're all just too little now. Anyways, back to my time! BYE.

Projects done

OMG!! We got hit again!! We got at least another 5" of snow yesterday. Schools weren't cancelled here, but they were 20 minutes away. Didn't make much sense to me, so since it was still pretty bad when Quenton went to school, I let him stay home. It just doesn't make sense...2 days ago it was 14 degrees out!! And now 5 more inches of snow!?! It looks pretty cold out today too. I don't knoow and I'm scared to find out!

So, in the past 4 days, I got one poncho for the 10yo girl done. I think I might do another cuz I think this one looks kinda small. On the pattern, it looked like it drapes, but mine looks tight. Oh well, its still nice. I also finished a bunny purse for Abby. Its cute. And I started to design my own ladybug purse. I also started to make a skirt and vest from a Hooked on Crochet mag. Well, I've been busy I guess. Heres some pics.

Bunny Purse from

Pink Camo Poncho from

See what I mean, this poncho looks tight and the pattern drapes. Oh well, I must of done something wrong, but I still like it.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Just another Day

Hey, todays been a pretty blah day. Although its been absolutely beautiful outside!! A high of 14 today!!! Finally looks like spring is coming. Even though the weather says it will be back to -6 tomorrow with some flurries, but they lie! Well, I got a little poncho done for the 10 yo girl that I was talking about. I don't know if she'll like it, so I'll make 2 and give her an option. I still gotta make a little Easter outfit for 4yo Abby. And I would like to make cute Easter baskets for all my boys. I think I can do it all by Easter....hmmmm. I dunno, we'll see, but I'll try. I think I am a pretty quick crocheter, so who knows. After all that I still have to make a couple of baby blankets and I just have lots of ideas running through my head.I just can't seem to stop. Thank goodness its National Crochet Month, thats my excuse for doing it so much!! haha. I haven't taken any pics, but I will tonight and post them tomorrow. Bye for now!