A perfectly patchy Pippi rug & the Rodeo Kid

When I was a wee gurl I loved Pippi Longstocking!  
While I was wandering the aisles of my local JoAnns, I ended up in the book section.  
I was lookin' for inspiration and boy did I find the perfect book.  
It's filled with lots of fun projects and the first one I had to make was the Pippi rug.  
Anything with clogs is a good thing.

For the skirt portion, I used an embroidered pillowcase I thrifted and chopped up a bunch of bright fabrics I had gathering dust in my cupboard upstairs.
Some are thrifted sheets or old shirts.

Even though this is a rug, I certainly can see it as a wallhanging.  
I mean, who really wants to get something so cute dirty?  
I have declared in my household tis only MOI who can set her tippy toes on Pippi.

If you'd like to make one, there's a tutorial online here so you really don't have to buy the book to make one.  
But I do recommend it.  
I'm not a paid spokesperson, I just thought I'd share!

Bubby & I went to the fair & rodeo.
He's such a cute lil' cowboy.
This proud grammy just had to share some pics from our fun day together.
He's a charmer!

If you are so inclined.....

This gurl finally got 'round to uploading my hat pattern on Ravelry.

If you'd like to purchase the pattern, you can find it here.

I appreciate your support!

My Hat Pattern in Crochet Gifts Magazine

Back in March, this gurl was asked by Crochet Gifts Magazine in the UK to create a raffia hat pattern.

It was a tight deadline but I managed to do it!

Thanks to Emily for modeling my hat.
You can find the magazine at Barnes & Noble.

If you'd like to give it a go, I'll have the pattern up for purchase in my shop and Ravelry soon!

What I'm Workin' On

This gurl found a cute wicker bag at the thrift.  
The front was covered in ugly seashells (a craft fail?) and I immediately thought it needed to be rescued and adorned with some croshayed raffia flowers.  
It's almost done.  

This stitch is so fun!
I used sock weight yarn purchased from JoAnns to make a scarf.  
I believe it's Debra Norville yarn.  

Hope yer havin' a wonderful day!

Crocheted Pom Pom Edging

This gurl's hook has been super duper busy!

I thrifted these scarves and decided the grungy fringe had to go.

What better than pom poms?  

I used a 2mm hook and single croshayed around the edge.  

Then I started makin' the pom edging Ms. Once Upon A Pink Moon taught me.

I'm thinkin' of usin' baker's twine yarn and croshayin' poms on dish towels next.

Hope ya have a hooky weekend!  

Best Buddies

These two!  
So sweet.


In other doggy news, my daughter sent this photo she took at her MIL's house.

Apparently, Bubby figured out her doggy door!