Friday, February 7, 2014

Posh Pooch Designs Dog Clothes: Red Heart Yarn Give Away!

Posh Pooch Designs Dog Clothes: Red Heart Yarn Give Away!: I am So excited to do this  Give away! Red H eart Yarns  Sent me a bag of Goodies. So I am going to do a couple  of Give a wa...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, August 20, 2012

Inheriting Craft supplies

2012 started out like it always does for me just another day on the calendar just a new year with new beginnings and changes. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that this would be the year my mom would cross that rainbow bridge. Mom passed in Jan....2 wks after her 85th birthday.
Since that time I have been back to my old childhood home to clean out my parents place. (Daddy wants to sell the house so he can close this chapter of his life and start a new one.) Mom was big into crafting mostly crocheting and knitting. I learned from her when I was young how to crochet but never to knit. She even turned one of our old bedrooms into a computer/craft room where she kept all her supplies. 
In packing up the supplies there were 3 - 3ft tall packing boxes full of goodies. 2 - blanket bags full of more goodies and countless tins and smaller boxes of supplies as well. As I go through all of these boxes to reorganize, see what is what and all I also find myself going through lots of memories. Memories that make me miss my mom....wishing she was still here.
In order to keep her memories alive I will finish up her unfinished projects and start new ones with the supplies that she left behind.
I love you mom.....I miss you terribly.....You will never be forgotten.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Kitchen Pants (Britches) Dishcloths

Makes a great shower gift.
Designer: Unknown - An old pattern my mother had
Rating: Easy

Materials: Cotton worsted weight yarn, small amout of ribbon in a matching color, 5.00m crochet hook (am.H/8)

Directions: Chain 28.
Row 1: DC in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across foundation. (27 dc)Row 2: * Ch 3 (for first dc), turn, dc in each dc* across.
Row 3 - 14: Repeat from * to * and finish off.

Assembly: When both cloths are made and ends tied in, fold each in half and thread ribbon through second last row, pull the ribbon till the cloth looks like the ruffle on bloomers and tie in a bow . This is the first leg. Repeat with second cloth. Next, thread the ribbon through second row from top, starting with the front and going all the way around joining both cloths. (Cloths will join at center front and center back). Gather this ribbon until it is about the right size to be the waist, tie another bow. Lastly, about the 6th row from the top add one more ribbon to make the fly. (The ribbon goes through only 4 sts. first and last on each leg), tie 4th bow here.

Add this poem and you have yourself a great wedding shower gift or a cute kitchen decoration.

County Fair Entries

Can not believe that a year has passed since I was first talked into entering some of my crafts into our local county fair. Soon it will be that time again so here I go through all the crafts to see which will be good enough to enter into the fair. Last year I had 12 entries so this year I need to enter at least 12 items if not more I keep telling myself. Still unsure of myself when it comes to my crafts..... but by entering in the fair it helps boost my ego a tad when I place and hear the comments of others of the items made.
Some of the items I have ready for the fair is..... 

Victorian Crochet Baby Dress

Toddler Sundress

Beaded Purse Necklace

Infant Fleece Blanket with crochet trim

I do have other items I need to finish and hope have the time to start before I have to take my entries in. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Jefferson General Store

If you are looking for a good ole fashion store that carries everything you remember as a kid then Jefferson General Store is the place to look. You can either shop in person to their store there in Jefferson, Texas or you can even order online via their website.....just click on the banner.

Jefferson General Store Banner 1

Time has flown by....

I can not believe how much time has gone by since my last posting. Life sure has a funny way of keeping us busy at times. I know that alot of changes has happened to me in the past 3 yrs as it is. Things have changed some for the good....some for the.....well.....not so sure. I have started back to my crafting thanks to the support of one special man in my life.....David. He even convinced me that my crafts was good enough to enter into the County fair. With him holding my hand I finally agreed and entered 12 items. Scared to see what the results were I am still in awe over them. Out of 12 items entered I won 7 blue ribbons and 5 red ribbons. One of the Blues even won Best of Show. Best of Show and one other item them moved to District fair. Results from that was the Best of Show won Red Ribbon and one of the Blue ribbon items that went as well won a white ribbon. With one fair left to go....the state county winner Best of Show moved onto it. It won 2nd place in State. So yeah I do feel a tad better abt my crafting. Now planning to try for more next year.
Currently I have been working on bead jewelry and just finished up with a crochet hat that a friend ordered. I am in hopes to post more with photos as time goes on.