Saturday, December 15, 2012


Hello lovelies, has it really been a month and a half!?! Since my last post my daughter has turned five and I have been working on Christmas goodies. Of course I didn't even think about making presents until the end of October so I'ma rushin'! Oh and my baby boy turns one on Monday! Where did the time go?? I did make my daughter a sweater in November,  see it on my ravelry. I also made a couple of monster hats for a little boy, see them on ravelry here. I will do a more complete post with pictures of all my Christmas goods and links to the patterns if they have them. 

Right now I am going to share the little guys I made for the kid's stockings. I haven't made one for the youngest yet. They're so quick and fun that I've been saving the last one as treat for completing other things. :D I call them little Zombie Monsters. Here is the pattern- Mini Pillow Pals- An Amigurumi Friend.  I love them!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Crochet Monster Hat : Free Eyes and Teeth Patterns

In honor of halloween I am going to tell you all how I made my son this monster hat. I really love it, and so does he!
I started off with the earflap hat pattern from AlliCrafts, HERE. This is my go-to hat pattern for many things.
I pretty much typed "crochet monster hats" in google to find ideas for this. I am going to share my patterns for the eyes and teeth and give you the link for the horn pattern.

Monster Eyes
WW Yarn, pupil color, iris color and white
G hook
Yarn Needle
Round 1:  In pupil color (mine was dark grey) Magic Circle, ch 1, 10 sc in MC, pull tight, join to first sc and finish off , weave in end.
Round 2: Attach Iris color to a back loop on the pupil, ch 1, 2 sc in same sc and each sc around (crocheting in back loops), join to first sc, finish off and weave in end.
Round 3: Attach white to back loop of iris color,
for small eye: ch 1 and sc in same stitch and each stitch around (in back loops only) join to first sc, finish off, leaving a long tail for attaching to hat.
for large eye: Ch 2 and dc in same stitch and each stitch around (in back loops only), join to first dc and finish off leaving a long tail for attaching to hat.
For the mouth I just slip stitched across and then back right on top of the first line, the teeth are super simple too.
Monster Teeth
WW white yarn
G hook
Yarn needle
Ch 4, sc in second ch from hook, hdc, dc. finish off leaving a long tail for attaching to hat.
Told ya it was simple!
I knew I wanted devil like horns but I was unsure how to make them. I found exactly what I was looking for at Drunken Aunt Wendy's.
You can find the pattern for the horns HERE.
Sew on all your goodies however you want them!
For the braids I cut 3 long pieces if each color of yarn (green, turquoise and yellow) Pull them through at the tip of each earflap and gather each color together and braid. Knot it off and trim the excess yarn off.
Have fun with it, make a squiggly mouth, add more teeth if you like, add another row of white to an eyeball and make a cyclops!

Monday, October 22, 2012

I'm still alive!

The weather is cool and I'm back to crocheting!!!!! Yay!

    I am currently making hats for the kiddos. So far I have the baby's and my eldest child's done!  Here they are :) The brown and green one started out as an earflap hat using the pattern from   AlliCrafts but I decided to add a couple of rows and skip the earflaps.

    My daughter's hat was made using the toddler pattern for her ear flap hat and one size bigger hook, I then went to good old google and browsed photos of crocheted owl hats and made my hat how I wanted it.  :)

    I am currently working on a monster hat for my middle guy! Using the toddler size hat pattern and again I utilized google for ideas.  I should have it done tomorrow!

    I am VERY pleased with how they turned out! :D

Friday, August 10, 2012

Playdoh Fun!

I have been crocheting but don't have anything to share yet. Soooo, I have decided to use my blog to share other things I do also. I love cooking and doing fun things with the kids. Usually I Google recipes and instructions for everything!  So I'll share the links.

A couple of days ago my daughter asked to play with some playdoh. Five minutes in I hear my daughter (4) and my son (2) fighting over the lone container of green. So I  decided to find a recipe, I happened to have everything on hand so I got to work. Even small children can help with measuring and mixing the raw ingredients into the saucepan and then mama (or daddy) can cook it.

This recipe says to add the food coloring before cooking but I didn't.  I separated it into balls and then kneaded the colors in. Wear some rubber gloves or use plastic wrap to protect your hands because food coloring will definitely stain!  I also doubled the recipe, used coarse sea salt because that's all I had, used olive oil and added white glitter into it which adds a nice little shimmer.

Hands down the best playdoh ever, natural too.  We shall never buy playdoh again!!

Click here to make some

Sunday, June 17, 2012

If you sell what you make from my patterns

Please link back to my pattern on Facebook or etsy or whatever you are profiting from!  Thank you!

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Plant Life!

Sorry guys, I have taken a small hiatus from crocheting, it's been warm and I have been obsessed with my plants!
A few of them even have names :)

Ribbon Dracaena -Hector

Ginseng Ficus "bonsai"

Flaming sword bromeliad (she has a pup growing!

Golden gate peperomia(my daughter's first houseplant!)

Bush on fire Croton - Triton

Gold star croton

Golden Pothos

Some plant projects we have going on...

I have quite a few pothos cuttings sprouting in water and I am looking forward to making them into a pretty new plant.

I am doing a little "experiment" with a little ginseng ficus branch, I have it soaking in water and it has started to get little white bumps on the bottom of it. I am hopeful that these are little root nubs!

I just gave Hector the dracaena a haircut! I admit the bottom of the plant looks really sad but, I have the lush tops in water so they can root and make new plants. :) new leafy shoots should grow off the bottom part eventually too!

My daughter and I made a mini "greenhouse" out of a deep aluminum pan with a plastic lid. Two days ago we started some zinnias and moss roses in there.  We sowed the seeds in some jiffy strips and last night I saw zinnia roots and this morning we had sprouts! The moss roses also have sprouts, but they're so tiny I can't get a good picture off my phone. (I am posting from my phone ) We are going to transfer them to a large planter and put them at the top of our back stairs when they are large enough.

I just received our Mimosa Pudica seeds today! Also known as the sensitive plant, it's leaves close up when you touch it! I can't wait to start these seeds with the kids, it will be a blast!

I will do some crocheting soon, I promise!

For now it's time to find some foxtail fern seeds!  I think they are so neat!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Have you completed a pattern?

Hi guys! I am soooo sorry I haven't put the new pattern up yet! BUT I was wondering if any of you would like to share pictures of your completed projects? I would LOVE to see them. I will make a post specifically dedicated to showing off everybody's awesome work. You can email me your pictures at If you would like, include your name, email or website and what yarn you used. I really am looking forward to seeing your work!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Sorry for being M.I.A.

Hey guys sorry for being M.I.A. for the past couple weeks! Baby boy has been super cranky, teething and not sleeping well at all which means I have not been sleeping well and we're all going through a cold! Oh my, it's just been hectic around here.

I am working on a new pattern for a cotton (for summer) chin-strap hat in size 6 months for lil man. I will *hopefully* be posting it in the next couple days.

Here is a cute diaper cover and hat set I made a couple weeks ago. It went to my friend in Florida who is having a baby girl! Sorry about the pictures being sideways, I am posting this from my phone and I don't know what's up with that.

Happy Hooking!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Cuteness!

Hi guys! I didn't do much this past week besides the cocoons BUT I did hook this ADORABLE photo prop set! I just love it!

I am trying to use up my stash of yarn so I you will be seeing alot of little random things. I really enjoy making these cute little sets so you'll be seeing more of them!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Free Pattern- Triple Crochet Newborn Cocoon and Hat

Well a friend of mine saw my crochet on facebook and got me in touch with a photographer she knows! yay! Well, said photographer needs a cocoon with a matching hat. We haven't talked color yet but I had this skein of Bernat Premium in taupe and I just love the color so I decided to try and make my own cocoon. I was envisioning a really textured looking sack with triple crochet and I managed to make it work :)Then I made the green and pink on in Caron Simply Soft and added a flower to the hat. I am probably going to try this with some thicker yarn and a smaller hook also and I will let you know how it turns out! Here is the pattern for my newborn cocoon with matching hat.

Here is a tutorial for the Magic Ring

What You'll Need

WW Yarn

J hook

Tapestry Needle

Row 1- magic ring,ch 4, 16 tc into magic circle,ss to top of beginning ch (16 tc)
Row 2- ch 4,2 tc in each tc around, ss to top of beg ch (32 tc)

Row 3- ch 4, *2tc in first st, 1 tc in next st, repeat around, ss to top of beginning ch (48 tc)

Rows 4 -17- ch 4, tc around, ss to top of beginning ch (48 tc)

Row 18- ch 4, tc in first st, ch 1, tc in 2nd st fom hook, *ch 1, tc in 2nd st from hook, repeat from * around, ss to top of beginning ch (25 tc)

Weave in the ends and you're done!
You can fold over the top edge for smaller babies or keep the edge up.

matching hat

Row 1- Make a magic ring,ch 4, 12 tc into magic circle, pull tight, ss to top of beginning ch (12 tc)

Row 2- ch 4, 2tc into each tc around, ss to top of beginning ch (24 tc)

Row 3- ch 4, *2tc in first stitch, tc in nex 3 st, repeat around (30 tc)

Row 4-6-ch 4, tc around, ss into top of beginning ch

Row 5- ch 1, sc around, ss to beginning ch

Weave in the ends

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Ruffles, Ruffles, and more Ruffles!

I just finished the most adorable diaper cover set! My babe thinks there are too many ruffles going on, but I am most definatly in love! These pictures aren't the best and they don't show the true colors but I had to share! I will update this post with a photo in the sunlight, where the colors show correctly.

 The hat reminds me of those russian roller hats with the fur... what do you think? I will post the pattern for this hat soon!! It is extremely simple :) Have a great day!

Matching ruffled diaper cover made from this basic pattern from The Bradens