My Crocheted Wedding Bouquet Featured in November 2014 issue of Homespun Magazine

This gurl is over the moon to see her daughter's croshayed wedding bouquet in a magazine!

Australia's Homespun magazine has featured my projects two months in a row.
How can that be?!

I'll be croshayin' Christmas gifts this weekend.

A few on my list:

These socks.
This pillow.
This cowl.

Have a fun one!

Woolly Granny Ornaments

Now that Halloween is finally over, let's move on to Christmas!

For the past two years, this gurl has decorated her tree with granny squares!

It was time I came up with some new ornaments.

You can use any size yarn but pick a hook to match.

I used a 3mm hook and Sheepjeswol in stonewash. 

These work up quickly!

Let's get started...

CH 4.  SL ST to first chain to form a loop.

Row 1: CH 3, 11 DC into loop, SL ST into top of beginning CH 3, insert hook into next DC, attach new color yarn to hook and pull through as a SL ST. (12 stitches)

Row 2:  CH3, 2DC in same ST.  CH1, SK 1 ST, *3DC in next ST, CH 1, SK 1 ST* repeat from *to* to end.  SL ST to top of beginning CH3.  Insert hook into next DC (center of cluster), attach new color of yarn to hook and pull through as a SL ST.  (6 clusters)

Row 3:  CH3, 2DC in same ST. CH1, *3DC in CH1 space from previous row, CH1.  SK 1 DC, in next DC (center of cluster) 3 DC, CH1*.  Repeat from *to* to end of row, SL ST to top of CH3. (12 clusters)

Row 4.  SL ST into all stitches around.

Row 5:  Turn.  The back side is now facing you.  CH 1 and SC around to end.  SL ST to CH1.  SL ST to center DC.
Make the loop:  CH 13 or however long you want your loop.  Then SL ST back into the beginning ST to secure.  

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Hang on the tree, make a garland for your window or use as decoration on your presents.


One of my favorite things to do is croshay hats for lil' Bubby.

This Shaggy Lion pattern is from the book Crochet at Play by Kat Goldin.

It's the perfect hat for a fall photo shoot and he just happens to be a perfect model!


ps.  Chunky is the new Hunky!

pss.  If the hat didn't have ears, you'd think he has hair like mine!

Featured in October 2014 Issue of Homespun Magazine

This gurl is always a-Maize-d when she's contacted by magazines from faraway places.
A coupla months back, the Australian magazine Homespun contacted me with a request to feature the lil' flower thimble necklace I created 3 years ago in their October issue.

I still wear mine from time to time.

If you'd like to give it a go, you can find the DIY here.

Thank you Homespun

Yer awesome!

Nothing can escape my hook

Some time ago, this gurl traveled along the Oregon coast and discovered a glass blowing studio where I could make my own glass float.

I opted for the traditional color and was pleased it turned out how I'd envisioned.

My float has been moved around the cottage quite a bit as Bubby has been threatening to throw the 'BALL'.

I decided it needed its own safety net.

Out came my 25mm hook (purchased for 40% off at Hobby Lobby) and some clothesline rope.

I had to stand up in order to croshay.  
I'm sure it's quite the sight to see a person trying to maneuver a hook of this size.

Now it will be hanging so as to not entice the Bubster to throw it against the wall.

I'm so happy with how it turned out!

Lil' Wooly Pin Dolls

This gurl just couldn't help herself.  
She had to make wooley jackets for some pin dolls.  

This isn't the first time I've made pin dolls.  
Way back in the time machine, 2007 to be exact, I made a chorus line.

If yer new to croshay, this is a perfect project to practice your stitches using a smaller hook.  
Just make up lil swatches, wrap them 'round the shoulders of yer lil' doll and stitch the ends up the back to secure.

These serve no useful purpose other than makin' ya smile.  

Or maybe you could hook up a bunch for a toddler to play with.

Hope ya have a crafty weekend!

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!