The Big Day

Today was the big day!  It was exhausting but well worth the experience.  A special thank you to my friends Amy and Dianne for participating in the fair with me.  Together we had over one hundred handmade items to offer!

Craft Fair Table

Table Detail

December 1, 2012. Tags: . Craft Fair. 1 comment.

Breakfast Bunting

I’ve always wanted to make a bunting.  They’re festive and decorative.  And somehow, they always sneak into really lovely craft photos as a background prop.  So when my one of my online swap groups suggested a bunting trade, I jumped at the chance!  Being non-traditional, I decided on a yummy breakfast theme.  Here were the results:

breakfast bunting photo

Now if you’re wacky enough to follow me down the bacon paved road, here are the recipes I used to cook up this delicious buffet:

Egg & Toast

Both these patterns may be found in Twinkie Chan’s book, Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies . If you don’t already have this book, I highly recommend it. Its silliness is guaranteed to make you smile.

Pancake

This a free pattern courtesy of NyanPon’s Blog and more specifically, Pancake Pattern.  The syrup is pure genius.  There’s an alternate egg pattern here also for those of you who haven’t met Twinkie.

Pop Tart

I used Rose Langlitz’s book Tasty Crochet as inspiration for this childhood favorite.

Croissant

The croissant pattern is currently available as a free download on Ravelry.com at this location Croissant Pattern.  Impress your friends with it’s perplexingly unidentifiable construction.   Until the last moment when you roll it up, the piece looks vaguely “gnomey”.

Bacon

Okay, I made this one up.  It’s basically a long string of several single crochet rows made whatever length you want.  There’s one thin row of beige slip stitch just for variety’s sake.  Grab all your rusty red yarns and go nuts!

November 28, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Projects. Leave a comment.

It’s Business Time!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving today!  Check out my new business cards that arrived yesterday!

November 22, 2012. Craft Fair. Leave a comment.

January Crochet Class!

Is your New Year’s resolution to learn something new?  If you’re in the DFW area,  join me for crochet classes in January!  Space is limited so please register early!

November 19, 2012. Tags: . Classes. 2 comments.

Wedding Cake Topper

So far, my 30 projects in 30 days challenge is going well!  I’m *mostly*on track.  More about that later!  In the meantime, I thought I’d share the wedding cake topper I made for my friends’ wedding in October.  They had a country themed reception and asked me to create them in yarn as cowboy and Native American dolls sitting on a hitchin’ post.  Congratulations on your nuptials, Candy and Ricky!

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November 17, 2012. Tags: , . Projects. Leave a comment.

My First Craft Fair!

It’s official!  I’ve signed up for my very first craft fair!  It will be on Saturday, December 1, 2012, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the River Oaks Community Center at 5300 Blackstone Drive!  A couple of pals have agreed to join me so I don’t have to be responsible for creating an entire table’s worth of merchandise by myself.  Whew!

I’m super excited!!  In an effort to get ready, I’m challenging myself to make 30 items in 30 days.  It won’t be easy, but that’s the point of a challenge, right?  We’ll see if in 30 days I’ve lost my sanity instead.

Christmas Festival Flyer 2012

Christmas Festival Flyer

November 2, 2012. Tags: , , . Craft Fair. Leave a comment.

Happy Halloween!!!

Are you scared yet?  It’s Halloween – the night of walking ghosts, misty chills, cackling pumpkins and blood-sucking bats.  I hope you have a safe and spooktacular celebration!

Halloween Ghouls Photo

Halloween Ghouls

For some terrifying delights, check out this patterns:

Crochet Candy Corn Creatures , Mochimochiland Tiny Fall Knits and Happy Crochet Pumpkin.

October 31, 2012. Tags: , , . Projects. Leave a comment.

Yub Nub Scoodie

I’m still in full Halloween mode and decided to whip up a quick costume piece before the big day!  Introducing my latest pattern, the Yub Nub Scoodie.  It’s part Ewok, part hoodie and part scarf all rolled into one.  I suppose if you’re “too mature for animal ears”, you could leave them off and just have a nice scoodie, but I shame you for your lack of imagination.  Okay, not really, but you have to admit, life with animal ears is more entertaining.

Ewok Hood Picture

The pattern is available for free PDF download via Ravelry here.

October 27, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Crochet Pattern. 17 comments.

Knitters’ Cootie Catchers

Continuing with swag items for my group’s knitiversary, I also made knitters’ cootie catchers.  Some people call these Chinese fortune tellers.  Either way, they’re a fun childhood toy and I have many fond memories of foretelling the identity of my future husband and various other events.  Let’s just say the results are still pending on the predictions.

cootie catcher photo

To download your very own knitter’s fortune teller, click fortune teller for a PDF.

October 25, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Projects. 1 comment.

Knitiversary Keychains

It’s my knitting group’s 10th anniversary this year.  I can hardly believe we’ve been meeting weekly for so long.  If you don’t have a knitting circle, I highly recommend joining or starting one.  You’ll meet wonderfully interesting and diverse people, plus get help for those dropped stitches.  For our celebration party, I decided to assemble swag bags for everyone, including some keychains with a collage I made.  I think the image pretty much sums up our get-togethers – knit, purl, laugh – and not necessarily in that order.

keychain photo

knit collage image

October 23, 2012. Tags: , , , . Projects. 1 comment.

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