Do you love to crochet but don't have the time for a project? Do you want something personal and tailored specifically to you? Or do you REALLY just want a cute owl hat that you see everyone wearing?
Well, fear not! For the past couple of hours I have dove into the world of Etsy to set up a shop. I'll be blogging my adventures here, but if you want a piece of the adventure, hop on over to the shop to see what I have in stock today.
I also take custom orders, so feel free to ask!
Friday, December 27, 2013
With the arrival of Christmas came the Doctor Who Christmas Special on BBC. I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out what I was going to make for my Dad this Christmas, and I stumbled upon this amazing pattern by Acquanetta Ferguson, which you can find here. I scoured the stores to find the best blue, but I think everyone had the same idea as me, and I ended up getting a darker one than I wanted. Since I'm in a time crunch, I was really at the mercy of the stores at this point. (Slow at finishing projects, me? Pshaw!)
I was actually really terrified to try this hat because I have never done tapestry crocheting before. It looks scary, but it wasn't that bad once you get used to it. I found a tutorial here by Moogly that is fantastic at explaining things, although I had trouble with it being double crochet instead of single. My stitches are pretty loose (cause my Dad has a big head. Iloveyoudaddon'treadthis!) so that was probably my issue.
|Don't mind the giant hat on the little toddler. She insisted on being my model.|
So here it is in all of it's awesome glory. It took me less than a day to finish once I got the hang of the stitching, and it is such a comfortable hat when worked up. There's even an option for earflaps and a pompom if you want to add it to yours.
As for the letter stitching, with the help from my awesome mother-in-law, I managed to get the letters on pretty straight. They were a pain, but the end result is worth it.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Because I'm extremely new to the social network scene as far as my advertising goes, I'm holding a brib--I mean, a giveaway to help spread some holiday cheer.
And what are the prizes, you ask? There are three possible prizes to choose from: a chunky cowl, a hat/scarf set, and an amigurumi animal of your choice. How it works is the first place winner will choose what they want, then the second place will choose from what is left, and third place gets the final item. Pretty simple I think.
Now, while it is incredibly close to Christmas, I cannot guarantee that you will get your prizes before Christmas, but I am sure they will be finished by the end of the year. It's something to look forward to! At any rate, check it out! Spread the handmade holiday joy, and you may just get some extra presents this year.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
These are my new go-to recipe if I have to bring food for any kind of event. I have made these delicious beauties a total of three times already in the last couple of weeks, and they never last more than 5-10 minutes. They are so quick and easy to make, and they are mommy AND wallet friendly.
The original recipe comes from Tasty Kitchen, and it was shared on Facebook (which is where I find most of my recipes these days), so without further adieu....
Bacon-Wrapped and Brown Sugar Smothered Little Smokies