Hooked: Crochet Pieces & Patterns Link Up

Hooked: Crochet Pieces & Patterns Link Up

Just in time for your Turkey Day! Thanksgiving is the one holiday that I host at my house. It involves stuffing and this year, a BBQ turkey. I’m a big fan of our gluten free (EVERYTHING IS GLUTEN FREE! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! No one knows the difference…) feast. Especially since I can eat anything I want and know I won’t feel like a butt sandwich… the perks of cooking for yourself. Anyway. Back to this week’s project… a Roast Turkey Doll for your Thanksgiving centerpiece. AND I’m giving you the free crochet pattern. Make your own. You still have time, and this turkey works up pretty quick. So please, download the pattern HERE. Now it’s your turn to share your crochet awesomeness. If you leave a link to your completed crochet piece or pattern, please do these 3 things. It helps us share all the amazing work. Share this blog post sometime during the week on 2 of your social media networks… I don’t care which you use. Leave a comment on the blog. Say hello. Make sure it’s crochet. That’s it. Let’s see

What’s Happening

What’s Happening

I’m starting off my morning, cursing my cat. She’s lost the hook I need to finish up my next pattern… and use on pretty much all my work. She’s awesome. Not. In fact, I hope her butt blows up a little bit. This cat… Anyway. This week is shaping up to be a little different than usual. I’m gearing up to be a vendor at The Hudson Valley Hullabaloo, coming up this weekend. It’s been quite a long time since I’ve done a 2 day show. It should be a good time. It also means more prep work than I’m used to. I have my inventory to get in line, have to figure out a new display, is everything labelled and priced, etc… This will be my week. Packing all of that onto the work that I already have lined up for this week should make everything very interesting. I was just going to run around like a chicken with no head. Then I thought about it, and I can do this. I can rearrange some things to that I get my

If I Have to Can One More Jar of Applesauce I May Go Mad

If I Have to Can One More Jar of Applesauce I May Go Mad

This was supposed to be my applesauce post… because I was making my own homemade applesauce earlier in the month. I still have half a bag of half rotten apples waiting patiently outside.  I really don’t want to make up another batch, but I hate throwing wasted food to the chickens more. I’ll make the applesauce and not go mad. Anyway, I’m not going to talk about that now. What I’d really like to chat about is what happened to me this week. I kind of lost my mind a little (Don’t worry. I found it.). This week was kind of difficult for me. It culminated in me lying face down on my bed like this yesterday… didn’t even make it to Friday. Yeah. It was that kind of week. I took a few days off (kind of) to regroup. The kids had Tuesday off from school. For some reason I was stressing that they’d drive me nuts, so we went to the American Museum of Natural History. I don’t think I’ve been the same since. I managed to get a little work done

Working with the Dog as a Pair of Slippers

Working with the Dog as a Pair of Slippers

Have you met my dog, Agamemnon? He’s our pug, and he’s kind of awesome. He doesn’t have any really special powers. He can’t run around too much or he runs out of air. He can’t eat too fast, or he choke. That’s no fun. You can hear him breathing or snoring from any other room in the house. He can’t do much… I think because he’s part slug. He is an expert napper and food chaser. He also has a foot fetish. This weird (but still awesome) dog loves feet, shoes, dirty socks, or anything that remotely resembles all of those things. LOVES. Aggie (short for Agamemnon) is awesome in that he’ll follow whomever he’s chosen to act as slippers for around the house. Once that person sits (this is me, unless Hubs is home) down, Agamemnon actually sits on your feet (foot if I’m spinning up some yarn). This may seem a little odd at first. I’m going to tell you that there is nothing warmer and more comfortable than a little pug warming up your toes with his rear

Hooked: Crochet Pieces & Patterns Blog Link Up

Hooked: Crochet Pieces & Patterns Blog Link Up

This week I’m sharing some of my little monster ornaments that I’ve been getting together. These little monsters are kind of close to my heart because I dyed and spun the yarn that was used to make them (1 full monster and the head part of the 2nd monster). It’s so neat to see something come together after doing all the preparations to get there. Plus, this is a great way to not waste the practice yarns I’m creating as I gear up for my yarn line… which I can’t release until I get good at this whole spinning thing. I’m scrapping most of the rules for my crochet link ups. I’m currently asking you to do 3 things if you leave a link to your completed crochet piece. Share this blog post sometime during the week on 2 of your social media networks… I don’t care which you use. Leave a comment on the blog. Say hello. Make sure it’s crochet. That’s it. Let’s see what you’ve created. The link up will run through Friday November 14th, 2014. PAID ENDORSEMENT

Sunday Photos

Sunday Photos

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Project Sneak Peek… Monster Lovie #2

Project Sneak Peek… Monster Lovie #2

Just taking this nice Saturday morning to share what I’m working on. I have given myself a tight schedule through December (who am I kidding… through next year really) for crochet pattern design. I’m on a mission to make my farm dreams come true… even if it takes 5 years, because I should have been hustling this hard for the past 10 years. Apparently my life had other plans, and now that I’ve taken care of most of that, I can focus on shaking my working booty. Yeah. Or something like that. Regardless, I’ve become very busy. This is the 2nd Monster Lovie out of the 4 that I’m working on for the end of the month. The crochet patterns are going to be available separately and also as a discounted 4 pack. We’ll see how that goes. These are a lot of fun to make, and I decided to challenge myself and make the blanket portion different for each one, but totally interchangeable for each lovie. My Monster Lovie #2 is coming along nicely, don’t you think? I’ve had to wait

The Not So Epic Battle Between Nina and My Yarn

The Not So Epic Battle Between Nina and My Yarn

Ever have a pet that’s part loving and also part nemesis? I think that’s something many cat owners can kind of get behind. Nina (the not so much of a kitten anymore) definitely falls into this category. She sleeps in my bed and lets me pet her (for like 3 seconds tops), but is also always scheming and planning… and ultimately stealing my yarn. This is becoming a problem. She looks me straight in the eye (taunting me) while she’s stealing it… in not slow enough for me to catch her motion. Nina is kind of a jerk. Then she’ll lay down all cute and curled up and we forget about her being a jerk for a while. Just as I get comfortable with her, she reverts back into JerkCat and I’m chasing her all over again. She stole my yarn 6 times the other day. There was probably steam blowing out of my ears. Everyone else in my house thinks it’s hysterical that Nina is after my yarn… and roving… and anything that’s fluffy and has to do with

The Deal Behind the Butts

The Deal Behind the Butts

It’s that time of year again when I’m going to be stuck in my house crocheting butts. Every year I say I’ll make them as the year goes on, so I’ll have an inventory and not become swamped. Every year I end up cursing myself that I didn’t follow my plan, as I’m crocheting butts for the orders that are coming in. I’m learning to accept this. So the deal behind the butts is really something that started with my cat, Louie. Louie was constantly hanging out with us… cat butt end first. For real. That started the design. Now that he’s gone our new cat, Nina, has taken over his place of cat butt-dome. I swear she’s channeling Louie sometimes. Babycakes (the other cat) can’t be bothered. My cats. This is the inspiration behind the cat butts. It’s really that simple. As funny as that was, I was asked if I could design a pug butt from a pug loving friend of mine. Sure. Why not? I figured out the pattern and KAZAM! Pug butt ornaments and keychains joined