Most Adorable DIY Crocheted Nursing Necklace

About a month ago, I received an email from a friend of mine who recently had a baby. She asked if I would be interested in seeing if I could make her a nursing necklace. In case you didn't know (because I had no idea before she emailed me), a nursing necklace is a long, chunky necklace made with wood beads and cotton yarn. (It can be made with plastic or other materials too, but the wooden ones are what my friend wanted.)...more
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How to Make a Baby Onesie Quilt

Back in March, I received an email from Heather asking if I would be interested in taking on a commissioned quilt for her son. Heather received my information from a girl I went to college with, who now works at Heather's company. I seriously love how small the world can be. Speaking of small, I called the Honest Company on Monday to cancel my pre-natal subscription, and after ending the phone call I received a text from a girl who is from Pittsburgh. ...more
Judy Riese Bell This is a fantastic idea. :)more

You Won't Believe How Easy It Is To Make These Maxi Dresses

Warm weather has been slow to arrive to my corner of the world but it's finally here and I've started pulling out my warm weather clothes. The first thing I reached for was my maxi dresses. I love how they are even more comfortable than yoga pants (yes, really) but make me feel way fancier. I do sometimes have a hard time finding maxi dresses I really like in my local stores but it's okay. These bloggers have me covered with their tutorials for how to make your own maxi dress. Easiest Maxi Dress Ever...more
sassymonkey Considering!!more

Shawl for a Hundredth Birthday

My 61 year-old husband’s grandmother is turning 100 in a couple of weeks!!  This a woman who got a speeding ticket at  90 years old after buying a red sports car. She lived alone in her own home until 96 when she fell and broke her hip.I thought a shawl would be the perfect gift to brighten up even sleep or lounge wear for someone in a wheel chair. I did not want it too long, warm or wide so that was easy to use sitting inside....more

Fabulous Fridays

My  local quilt shop has been hosting retreat days called "Fabulous Fridays"- where the shop is open for 12 hours.  For a modest fee, you reserve a space and get dinner.In case you haven't guessed yet, there was one yesterday.  (And I attended).  I was determined to come home with at least one finished product.Success!I finished my Wee Wander firefly quilt top.I nearly finished by "Jewels in the Curio" top.  I left one of the 4 middle border pieces at home, so I hit a stopping point....more
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An Innovative Pattern: Scrappy Clutch, Purse or Tote!

This pattern was originally for an over the shoulder purse but I fold one side in half to make a crocheted clutch. I love this adaptable pattern because it uses up scrap yarn of any thickness,  adjusts to any size of hook  and is the basic pattern for any size of bag that you might wish to create....more

Using Stitch Pattern Multiples to Calculate the Starting Chain

Have you ever seen a pattern with a stitch pattern multiple? Or a starting chain formula?Basically it will look like this:Chain a multiple of 8 + 2 chainsThis means:...more

From Jeans to Cut Offs

  If you're anything like me (a hoarder) you have plenty of jeans sitting around that are destined for greater things, or maybe just cutoffs... that works too. Since moving from Washington to Florida this summer I decided it was time to finally transform those jeans I've had for the past 7-8 years....more

Most Adorable DIY Crocheted Nursing Necklace

About a month ago, I received an email from a friend of mine who recently had a baby. She asked if I would be interested in seeing if I could make her a nursing necklace. In case you didn't know (because I had no idea before she emailed me), a nursing necklace is a long, chunky necklace made with wood beads and cotton yarn. (It can be made with plastic or other materials too, but the wooden ones are what my friend wanted.)...more
That is a cute idea!more

Current Projects

Entry #2!I've done it: Made it to two blog posts!Today's topic is my current projects, because I like to brag a little, and I've made good progress in the last 2 weeks on some of my projects....more

I Actually Have Been Knitting

I still haven't finished weaving in the ends on my sweater, so I still don't have any good pictures of that to show you, but I have been working on a few other projects. As I've mentioned before, my online knitting gro...more
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How to Make a Baby Onesie Quilt

Back in March, I received an email from Heather asking if I would be interested in taking on a commissioned quilt for her son. Heather received my information from a girl I went to college with, who now works at Heather's company. I seriously love how small the world can be. Speaking of small, I called the Honest Company on Monday to cancel my pre-natal subscription, and after ending the phone call I received a text from a girl who is from Pittsburgh. ...more
Judy Riese Bell This is a fantastic idea. :)more

Sunday Morning Breakfast

Oh, you know... we had the usual:  eggs, sausage, toast with homemade strawberry jam and a five pound chocolate bar.We've been putting off opening this humongous thing, until just the right time.  And Sunday morning breakfast it was....more