Monday, February 29, 2016

First Birthday Party

My granddaughter's First Birthday party was a huge success.  These are just a few of the decorations. We actually had 3 rooms all decorated and hosted about 55 people.  You only turn one once!  My Silhouette was kept busy!  Our theme was cute as a button and I will add some of those decorations later.   Cupcates were decorated with Necco candy wafer with sprinkles to look like buttons. I used corn syrup to attach.  

Thursday, February 18, 2016

First Birthday Poster

I'm busy making preparations for my grand daughter's first birthday party.  What a party it will be! Over 60 guests are expected to this shindig.  But she only turns 1 once.

I have a new Pinterest board ....Birthday Party.  I love the chalkboard signs so many are making so this is my version.

I created it with my Silhouette software, saved it as a png file at 300dpi then saved it to my thumbdrive.  Office Max printed the 20 x 30 inch poster on matte paper so I can smudge a little chalk on it. I also had an extra one made for her scrapbook  8 x 11 size approximately and another 12 x 18 ish size laminated for a yard sign the day of the party.  Under $20 with a coupon from Office Max.

Kay from Clever Someday has a YouTube tutorial explaining how to save a Studio file to a png or jpeg.

Thanks Kay!

More birthday projects to be revealed.....!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Crocheting with Love

I have been crocheting in anticipation of the arrival of my first grandchild. As soon as I learned we were expecting a girl I started perusing the patterns on Ravelry and buying pink and peach yarn.
Christina Elizabeth arrived February 27, 2015 wide eyed and healthy!

I am most proud of my first Corner to Corner blanket. This C2C was made with Serenity Baby and Caron Simply Soft yarns.

I also made a cuddly baby blanket w Bernat Blanket yarn. Though quick it took 5 skeins for the body and borders. But it is so luscious and feels like chenille.

This little hat was from a pattern found on Ravelry. I will add the source later. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More Crochet Projects

Just thought I would quickly show what I have been up to the last few weeks.  I have crocheted several scarves for Christmas presents, DAR silent auction, or to keep.  The Mindless scarf is my favorite at this time. I love the self scalloping edge which looks nice folded back lapel style. I just pin under the "lapel" to hold in place.  I will get on Ravelry to give proper credit to the designers of these wonderful items. Or you can go to my Ravelry site for more information.

Mindless Scarf
Fast and Easy Cowl

Flight of Fancy Scarf
Artfully Simple Infinity 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Autumn, Time to Crochet

Go Cards- Cardinal Red October Cowl
Infinity Scarf 
Cooler weather means time to get back to crocheting.  I truly enjoyed watching our St. Louis Cardinals win the games necessary to propel them into the World Series.  I worked on this Red October infinity scarf during many of these nail biting games.  At the end Boston was a stronger opponent... but I will have this beautiful scarf to remember the outstanding pitching of Wacha, Rosenthal and Wainswright.    This scarf was adapted from the Calming Cowl  by Indigo Dot found on

Teal Chi-Town Cowl
Caron's Soft yarn in Pagoda made this cowl luscious to the touch .
Pattern from Kathy Kelly found on Ravelry.
I made it continuous and also added some picots as well as slight variations.

This fringed cowl I made last year and wore often. I think it was Red Heart yarn from Walmart
and a V-stitch pattern from Jennifer Dickerson .  I made it flat then slip stitched it. Next time I would make it a continuous round.   I love the way the purple fell into this pattern !  More of these to come.

Fringed V-Stitch Cowl   
Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf 
Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf
These Artfully Simple Infinity Scarves are fun to make and the added button adds to their appeal.  These have been in the top 20 crochet patterns listed on for several weeks.  So simple you can whip them up in no time!  Pattern courtesy of Tamera Kelly.

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