Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cranky Bird Hats

The addiction continues and is making it possible to ignore my house work. My poor family, it is a miracle that they haven't made me move myself and all of my crap out to the garage. My friend suggested that I make these hats and I didn't for a long time because my owl hats were keeping me busy. I finally decided to join the party and make some. I took these to Rigby for their auto show to sell in my booth. They lasted an hour before they sold! I was so excited and thankful that I took pics before we went. Now, I am not going to act like the first person ever in life to make these hats! I did not use a pattern, just kinda made it up off of some pics online. If it offends you that I made a cranky bird hat then maybe your should order the red one cause it would go with your personality.

Hat Size
Which Character?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

"Mom, Interruped, A young family faces cancer"

A few months ago I was contacted by my husbands uncle John. He has written a book about his wives battle with cancer. He was looking for a new cover and had this idea for a new image. I was honored that he had asked me! After some help from my amazing friends, Kimberly & Mary, I was able to take the photos, design the cover and get it uploaded. I am so excited to have a copy. The part that I am not excited about is, I haven't been getting enough sleep. This is a book that I want to read in reverence and the only time I have that is when everyone is asleep.
I know this family, these people are my family. When you are married into this family, you may as well be blood. They are amazing people with all of the love in the world to give.
I have been at this post for about 30 mins. now and keep erasing what I have typed. My brain isn't able to say what is in my heart. Lack of sleep and focus are to blame. You can read more about this story HERE
Proceeds from the purchase of this book goes toward finding a cure for cancer.  Thank you uncle John for being brave and brilliant.  I am honored to be a part of this.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Black & Silver

I am IN LOVE with this. I am going to make one with green flowers 1) For St. Patty's day and 2) cause I wear a lot of green. This bracelet is adult size. I will also be listing these in my Etsy store


I have mentioned before that I have a few business'. They all seem to have a season and so I am able to put my time and energy into them when "the time is right." Now that Spring is upon us, adult hats will slow down and jewelery and photography will pick back up. This is awesome because I have crafters ADD. I need to constantly be creating something or I get depressed. Literally, it is like the medicine that tops off the medicine I already take. After making the first few bracelets, my mind would not turn off. I have SO many ideas, but am limited on time. My family thinks it is important to "eat 3 meals a day." FINE then I say goldfish counts as a meal. Anyway, here is the beginning of what I have in store. I will be selling these bracelets. For the most part the price will stay the same for the sizes unless I start to use semi-precious beads for some of my creations.  My daughter wouldn't give this one back to me after she modeled for me.  It made me smile. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Crochet Bead Bracelet

Once upon a time I subscribed to receive emails for crochet and knitting tutorials. Normally I don't open them but when I saw the title Crochet Beaded Bracelet, I couldn't resist. I have a small business called Time 2 Bead so I love to find new things to use my inventory. My daughter has a friend who was born on St. Patricks day so I thought it would make her a bracelet to try it out. I went HERE and found that the totorial was amazing. It was hard to crochet the string but I fell in love with how it turned out. I had pink string as well so I did 2 more just to see what else I could do. I really like them. I like the width and the feel when I wear it. So, I am going to get some black and brown to see what other color combo's I can come up with.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

You Quack me UP!

Get it!  Quack, instead of Crack, cause it is a duck!  I know, I know cheesy but irresistible.  My husband won't let me get live bunnies, or chicks this year so I have to make my own spring animals props.  I am listing these in my Etsy store  These can be adjusted to any size.  I made this one for a 6-12 month old cause that is how old my model is :)


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Butterfly clips

We are still covered in smow here.  I am so excited for it to ALL GO AWAY!  Until then, making these cute little butterflies, bring hope for the Spring.  I saw thers on Little Birdie Secrets  Have I mentioned how much I love this blog?  I had an order for a 3 month old newsboy hat and HAD to add a butterfly clip to the strap.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Color Examples

I have had some requests for certain colors for bands and flowers so I put this pic together.  Some of these colors are not true to what the pic is but it gives you a good idea of what I have.  I probably have 15 or so that I don't have listed.  If you want it, I will find it!
I have decided to start donating 1 hat for every 10 that I sell.
I have run into some sweet people who have loved ones that have lost their hair due to their cancer treatment.  I can't imagine the struggle of having my hair fall out on top of fighting cancer.  I have been able to donate 3 since January.  I kinda cheated but that is OK!  If you want to "nominate" someone to receive one of my freebie's please leave a comment or email me at

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ruffle Flower Clip

I don't know it if is because I LOVE this variegated yarn, but I have a huge crush on these ruffle flowers.  If you know how to do a double crochet, you can make this!  It is about 150 stitches of ruffle bliss.  Here are the instructions:
Chain 4, slip stitch in the 1st stitch to connect
Row 1
n the circle do 15 double crochet, slip stitch in the 1st stitch to connect
Row 2
do 3 double crochet in each stitch then ss in the 1st stitch to connect
 Row 3
do 2 double crochet in each stitch then ss in the 1st stitch to connect 
Your ruffles are done!
Add a button to the front and a clip to the back. 
(The flower on the baby was made with 4 dc in row 2 instead of 3dc)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valnetine Heart Crochet Necklace

I wanted to make a heart version of the flower necklace and so what do I do? Go blog stalking. When my blog grows up I want to be like Little Birdie Secrets Her tutorial on How to Crochet Hearts is FANfreakingTASTIC! I had my husband time me and I did one in 1 min 45 sec. I am pretty sure that is a record. So now these simple, yet adorable, hearts made their way into my daughters new Valentine necklace. I am going to do a bracelet too, cause I can.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Crochet Flower Necklace

The pom poms told me to make this.  These are my favorite flowers to crochet.  I could sit and make these all day if I knew what I could do with them.  All you need to make this is the flowers, felt circles, jump rings, connector beads (the bigger circles) and ribbon.
To make the flowers, you can use any size hook and any weight yarn

Round 1:Chain 4, join into a ring with a slip stitch  in the 1st chain.
Round 2:Chain 3 (counts as first double crochet), work 11 double crochet in the ring you created
              join to top of chain with slip stitch 
(Next is the petal part :)
Round 3:In first stitch chain 2, work 3 double crochet in next stitch
              chain 2, slip stitch in next stitch,  repeat 5 more times for a total of 6 petals
              Fasten off
I have since made flowers that don't have the knot showing so that I don't have to use the felt circles.  If the flowers pivot, you won't know if it is the front or back.
Use the jump rings and connectors to attach the flowers together.  I ended the necklace with a circle connector and threaded the ribbon through them.  Tada!  If you have the skills this is a VERY inexpensive project.

If you purchase a necklace and want different colors, feel free to let me know in the notes to seller. Email me with specific questions


Friday, January 7, 2011

My try at the pom pom necklace

I love this necklace that my friend Lorie posted. I have a huge crush on gray! I made my own version out of a dress shirt that my husband wore once upon a time. It is moments like this when I don't mind that he is a giant. Sitting next to him on a plane is a different story.
I have a hard time craftlifting without changing things which is OK I guess, but sometimes I get frustrated cause it doesn't turn out as cute as the original.
For my version, I used my Sizzix machine and circle die cut! I am pretty sure that this die was divinely inspired, I can't live without it. I cut out three different sizes and used 9 circles per pom pom. I am not super talented with the glue gun. My pom poms turned out kinda boxy which I didn't like. I decided to sew them together instead. After you connect the ends of the circles just pinch them together and they fluff right up.  I glued them directly onto super soft fleece and noticed that I had

a few bald spots. I just glued in a few extra circles in the middle. I also used ribbon because I have a lot of women that ask for non-metal necklaces. Thank you to Little Miss Momma for being so freaking fantastic!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I call this one my Popcorn Hat

As I make and wear these hats in public, I think that this one is the most popular!  I think that living in a freaking freezing cold town is paying off in hat sales.  They are a MUST around here.  I think that I only "do" my hair on Sunday's because I take advantage of the laziness that wearing a hat creates.  Yeah me! 
When ordering, leave the strap color that you want in the notes to seller or feel free to email me

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