Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Witch hat

Copied mostly from

I changed the brim on round 41 I did 3DC in each hdc around.

If I do this pattern again I would use a larger hook, the hat is a bit smaller than I had hoped

Ear flap Minion Hat

Fits 4yo head
H hook, red heart super saver yarn
Magic ring

8dc into ring, sl st in first dc (8dc)
Ch 2, 2dc in each dc around (16dc)
Ch 2, 2dc in first dc, 1 dc in next, repeat around (24dc)
Ch2, 2dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc, repeat around (32dc)
Ch2, 2dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc, repeat around (40dc)
Ch2, 2dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, repeat around (48dc)
Switch to black
Ch2, 2dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 5 dc, repeat around (56dc)
Ch2, 2dc in first dc, 1 dc in next 6 dc, repeat around (64dc)

Repeat adding 8 dc to each row until you get the right size

When you've got the right size, 3 rows of 1dc in each stitch around.

Ear flaps 

Ch 1, sc in next 8 dc, turn
Ch 1, 2sctog, 4 sc, 2sctog, turn (6sc)
Ch1, 1 sc across, turn (6)
Ch 1, 2sctog, 2sc, 2sctog, turn(4)
Ch1, 1 sc across, turn (4)
Ch1, 2sctog, 2sctog, turn (2)
Ch 1, 1 sc across.  Cut yarn, weave ends

Fold hat in half so that ealrflap is in half.  Find middle of opposite side of ealrflap 1.  Repeat first ealrflap so that 4 sc are on each side of fold.


Make 2
Using h hook and white

Magic ring
8 dc into ring, sl st in first dc
2dc in each dc around
Switch to gray, 2hdc , 1 hdc around
Attach over black stripe

Embroider mouth in your fave minion style :)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Crochet bib

Ch 32

DC in 3rd ch then across.

Rows 2-20:  ch 2, DC in each DC across, Turn.

Rows 21-35: ch 2, DC in the next 5 DC, turn.

Ch 1, single crochet around edges of bib

Sew a button on the side without the strap.  You can add an appliqué, or leave it plain!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Owl cellphone case

I made this today!

Super easy

H hook


Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and all the way across.

10 rows of crocodile stitch (tutorial here to make 5 rows of "feathers"


14 rows of 10 hdc 

Sew both sides together (I used a sc stitch around the sew together)

Use buttons for eyes, embroider beak!

Weave in ends and enjoy!!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Minion Coffee Cozy

Here is my pattern, if you use this pattern please post a pic in the comments and let  know if it is easy to follow!

ch- chain
hdc- half double crochet
sc- single crochet
c- double crochet
sl st- slip stitch

I used an h hookhook
yellow, black, blue, and white in Lily sugar n cream and grey in red eart super .
You'll also need a tapestry needle and 2 buttons

ch 34

row 1-  hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc in each ch acrossacross
row 2- turn, ch 2, hdc in each hdc across
row 3- turn, switch to black but do not cut yellow, ch 2, hdc in each hdc across
row 4- pick up yellow, ch2, hdc in each hdc acrossacross
rows 5-7 turn, ch 2, hdc in each hdc acrossacross
row 8- turn, switch to blue, ch2, hdc in each ch across
rows 9&10- turn, ch 2, hdc in each hdc across
cut yarn, weave in all ends


using black

ch 2, 4sc in 2nd chain from hook,
sl st in ch1

switch to white, ch 2, 2 c in each sc across
sl st in top of ch2

add dark grey, 1 sc in first dc, 2 sc in next dc, repeat to
sl st in first scsc

cut yarn, weave in ends

use 1 or 2 eyes, depending on your preferencece
embroider mouth
sew buttons to sides, where it would fit your cupcup,
make two loops on the other side of cozy

Let me know wbat yours looks like!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Crochet Owl headband

I cheated!  I used two different patterns, the headband is so versatile that I have to share!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I feel like a mess.

I don't fit anywhere.

living life, or trying to

I have amazing kids.  I have an ok job.  I have given up on the idea of love or finding someone to  make me theirs.  Topher admitted to me that he did nothing while I worked all day.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I'm lost

I hate that they made me come home to him, this house, this mess.  It's a wreck.  I'm a wreck.  I just want to cry.  We've been fighting more.  I feel extra irritable.  I'm trying so hard to catch my breath and cope.  It just hurts.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Anyone else?

Occasionally when I buy clothes on clearance I buy something waay too large and never end up wearing it.  Today I modified a tank top that was on a medium sized hanger.  It's now a drawstring top.  Creativity is food for my soul :)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

I wonder

Should I just settle? I mean, Topher and I don't get along anymore, but I am so afraid to be alone.  It's been so long since I've truly felt loved, appreciated, and wanted, that I crave that.  I have nowhere to go when we get divorced.  I'm giving up and just think I should settle and give up on a better life.  We've been married for eleven years, have three kids, and we are comfortable around each other.  Who needs the love and affection when you have that?  I just can't get heartbroken again.  I feel miserable and lonely, but at least I have someone at home to talk to that isn't one of my kids.

Saturday, June 29, 2013


I started at 190!  I stopped all pop and most calorie filled beverages.  I stopped buying candy at work for snacks, instead I take fruits and veggies.  Last night I splurged and had a big fat filled dinner, and still dropped a pound!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dieting with Pinterest

I had a genius idea!  I need to be held accountable for my dieting.  Well, not really dieting, but making better food choices.  Today I start detox water, fruit, and veggies.  I want to make healthy choices so I can wear a bikini by 2014.  Or at least feel comfortable in the shower!  My goal is 50lbs.  And go!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

My next adventure

Should there be a next adventure, will be a fusion of sewing and crocheting that I will call "Sewcheting". Details and projects to follow in the future

Up cycled capris are now a skirt

Just thought I'd share :)

I really can be crafty sometimes

Dishwasher safe handmade mugs. Who knew? Just use oil based sharpies (available at some craft stores) let sit overnight, place in oven, heat oven to *350, bake for 30 minutes (after the oven reaches the *350 mark), let cool in oven (you may leave oven door open a bit to speed the process!) and there you have your own unique mugs!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Why I don't celebrate Valentine's Day

13 years ago I tried to die. My dad saved me by taking me to the ER. Today is a day of mixed emotions. I feel like a failure, I'm blessed to know my kids, and I'm healthy.