Crochet Shell Stitch Baby Blanket

I'm so excited to finally be able share this pattern with you! It's been a draft for way too long. So as you may know, my cousin (who happens to live in Canada) just had a bouncing baby boy! Of course, being the crocheter and all, I decided to make her a baby blanket. I pretty much make one for every friend/family member that announces their upcoming bundle of joy so I had to continue the tradition. I used the opportunity to test a pattern for a simple but elegant shell stitch baby blanket....more

Perfect Poolside Pillows - Embroidery, Fish & Chevrons, Oh My!

I've been working on this fish pillow for the past several weeks and it's finally done! ...more
Aww how cute is this. Great Job!more

Another Day

Well, I has been a few days since I posted. I’m not doing very well at keeping up with NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) but I do have to say it has kept me motivated which is something I really need right now. I have a lot of pain during the winter months and sometimes it is very difficult to get out of bed to do anything. At least this gives me a reason to get up. I want to do something so I can write about it and after November is over I will try to keep it up....more

Wool Challenge-- you going to sew along?

There's a wool Challenge going on!! There are monday interviews with some super extra talented wool sewists, lots of goodies up for grabs at the end of the challenge-- dec. 3rd and of course don't forget about the free patterns and hints/tips!!...more

RECIPE of the MONTH :: TOOTH FAIRY POUCH

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World Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day. It means everyone needs to make a card today. In order to help you accomplish that, I have made another Hand-Stitched Card Pattern to share. This one is a Birthday Candle Card. You can use any color of thread, perfect for anyone having a birthday. I love this card, and it is super simple. Just follow my instructions and step by step photos of how to make it. Visit here to learn more: http://www.makeandtakes.com/world-card-making-day Enjoy! ...more

I wish I had seen this yesterday - it was my birthday so I took most of the day off - but I ...more