Crafts from the great wide open

Summer yarn projects

Too much house work to play very much… Bought a copy of Mollie makes for the insta-project dream catcher and did a wool and the gang project courtesy of cut out + keep

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2015 flock

Right now we have white leghorns, black laced gold Wyandotte, and white silkies. Eggs are due in three weeks.


Spring sprang sprung

I cannot believe how long I put off a blog post and I have had tons of projects going! Here are some pics to preview at least and hopefully ill fill you in soon.

It is better to be busy!

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Knook mitts for spring

Our new chicks arrive in three weeks so spring should not be much later… I anticipate spring coats will make an appearance sooner than they should so I worked up a pair of fingerless mitts on the knook. Used “Deborah norville everyday worsted” in “spring” and a size “g” knook.

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Funshine Bear

WP_20150111_08_09_36_Pro_edited InstagramCapture_c2604e2a-ad37-43c2-a116-b7caabef8ae7_editedIt was a late night but I finished Funshine Care bear in time for my son’s birthday. I used the same Leisure Ants pattern that I used ten Years ago when I made “good Luck Bear” for my daughter. Also pictured is my own handmade care bear its about 35 years old and I believe a friend of my parents made it.


Red heart yarn, Poly fill stuffing felt eyes size E hook Chibi needle, stitch markers, hot gLUe, bedspread Cotton, 1.65hook.


6th birthday gift

I have eight days…

Are you wondering where I got these awesome stitch markers? They were in a prize from the Crochet Nirvana blog! Also I got a book, Christmas Crochet for hearth and home, a hook, yarn and lots of other goodies. It happened to arrive on my birthday last month too!

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signs of christmas approaching

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Plate canvas kissers

Did anyone else make these with Your Grandma when you were a kid? I had a good time making these with my daughter this Weekend. We gave then to the Church ladies after the Christmas pageant. they ave 10×10 squares sewn together ontwo adjacent sides. Does that make sense? Well they are a fun Trick.

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Jeff’s stocking

of course I crocheted a stocking for our Kitten, Jeff!

or just look at the patterns I used

This stocking pattern

And this alphabet

Took just scraps of yarn and a couple movies… now little Jeff will get presents too.SavedPicture-2014121221551.jpgWP_20141202_15_31_27_Pro


Birthday cake

It’s Garfield, from my family. Love

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