Friday, March 3, 2017

Well Hello Molly

I have been crocheting forever
 and for the past few years
it has been my obsession..


I work, sleep and crochet
(ok sometimes I play with my beads and clean)
It's just my thing

I usually stick to easy things
like beanies and afghans

Recently I was asked to make
a Molly Weasley sweater

I didn't know who Molly Weasley was

After lurking around
on Ravelry and Pinterest
for a bit
I found the perfect pattern
here on Ravelry

*Coat of Many Colors*

But my friend didn't want
the sweater 
that came with the sleeves
She wanted a shrug type sweater

Back to Pinterest and Ravelry
and I found this one 

It was perfect!
This is what the hybrid looks like

And here is my 
daughter in law wearing it
so I could take 
some pictures before I
sent it off

Actually this was a lot
of fun to make..
a bit challenging
but I learned a lot! 

Since my friend
lives on the east coast
I live on the west coast
there was no trying it on

I kept my fingers crossed
and mailed it off....

She LOVED it!!

The details and my 
modification notes
are on
my Ravelry page here

And now back to boring

♥ Crochet ♥

But thats ok.... 

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, October 10, 2016

Mummy Fun

I love Halloween
...and fall 
...and Dia de los Muertas

I'm having fun making these mummies
to use in my jewelry

I saw them on Pinterest
and knew I had to make some

Mine are made from beads
and paper clay

This wrap necklace/bracelet
has a smaller mummy

This necklace has a larger mummy
using a larger bead

I made some skeleton earrings
from these beads too...

I love these skeleton beads!!!

Do you love Halloween 
and Dia de los Muertas too???


Friday, September 30, 2016

My Two Favorite Things - Crochet & Beads!

I thought I would share an 
online class that I just love

I have taken several classes 
with Robin Dudley-Howes and
her current online class called

You only use a basic chain stitch
and maybe a few single crochets 
around the larger beads

I am addicted to making these!!

They combine my two favorite things

♥ Crochet and beads ♥

I just love they way they turned out

You should give them a try!

But I'm warning you
They are addicting to make!

Thanks for stopping by
now go crochet 


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ta Da - A Crochet Along

I have  had my eye on this 
Mandala Crochet Along 
for a while
I love anything with flowers

Its a crochet group
that I belong to on Facebook

I was finally at a spot
where I needed a new project

So...I went thru my stash 
and picked some colors
and got started

I worked thru row 66 and added my own border

500 stitches around is all
I could handle

I have never made a round blanket
and I think I never will again

Although I love the outcome
I just don't like 
keeping track of all those stitches

I crochet after work to unwind
and keeping track of 500 stitches
is stressful!!

Now to choose another project..

Thanks for visiting



Saturday, December 12, 2015

Fringed Flashback

I thought I would share
a bag pattern 
that I am having fun with

I had a request for this fringed bag
and when I first saw it
I was a little intimidated
 by the leather strap 
and setting rivets
But it was really easy!

I must say Im hooked on crocheting
these cute fringed bags
and its fun picking out
embellishments for the flap

I made the first one 
and one of the girls I work with 
fell in love with it
and bought it instantly!

After making these I decided to 
try a different color and handle type

The pre-made leather strap 
comes only in one size
and is not long enough
to wear as a cross body bag

So I made my own strap
from a faux leather fabric
I found at Hobby Lobby

The strap is adjustable so you can
wear over your shoulder or cross body

I liked making these so much 
I started looking around on Ravelry
and found this square
to make a smaller bag
for my granddaughter

I found a pre-made bag at Hobby Lobby
and made the square into a
rectangle to fit the bag

No sewing up the lining!!!

I have another larger bag 
from this square in the works

But first I need to finish
Christmas presents!

If you would like to make your
own fringed bag the pattern is here

Thanks for stopping by!!