Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I saw a picture on Pinterest of little crocheted owls. They were so cute I had to try and make one. I searched the picture back to original person who posted it, but no pattern was to be found. So, sitting at my computer, I crocheted and took out stitches (over and over) until I came up with something that looked similar to me. I used Sugar and Cream cotton yarn, used french knots for the eyes and embroidered the nose.

He is so cute...


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Shower Cleaner...

So, I have to share with you the fabulous homemade soap scum cleaner that I found a couple of weeks ago. I tried it today for the first time - and it's FABULOUS! So easy to make, so easy to use. My shower and tub are so clean. You must try it.

1 cup white vinegar
1 cup Dawn dish soap
1 spray bottle

Heat vinegar in glass measuring cup for 2 minutes in the microwave. Pour it into a spray bottle. Add the Dawn dish soap. Mix and spray. Coat everything very good and walk away. After it's good and dry (I waited an hour) take a sponge or wash cloth and get it good and wet (I even wet the shower walls down too), wipe away and be AMAZED.

I have never used anything that clean the shower so well. No scrubbing needed. You will love it.

You will have to let me know if you tried and what you thought...


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New Yarn for a New Blanket...

I am wanting to make a new crocheted blanket. I am thinking granny squares. I have seen so many pretty blankets (or afghans) lately, I really want to make one. I really like how this one looks and this one... I really love the way this blanket looks. Well, I still have time to decide because I want to finish my vintage stripe first. (I will share some updated pictures soon)

For now, I am enjoying my new colors. And, in case you were interested, they are Loops & Threads Impeccable in Aran, True Gray and Rouge. They make me very happy...


Monday, January 16, 2012

Heart Garland...

After much thought on how I was going to make my garland, I decided to use a cream colored cotton yarn to join them together. I thought about creating a chain in the same red yarn but felt it might take away from the hearts themselves. They are small in size. I just weaved the cream colored yarn through the back of both "humps" at the top of each heart. When the hearts were all on, I hung the garland and then adjusted each heart by sliding them to the left or right until I was happy with how they looked.

I love my new garland. To me, it is perfect. And even though my snowmen are still up in the living room, it is Valentine's Day in the dining room.


Sunday, January 8, 2012


I saw this tutorial a couple of days ago and loved the look of these little hearts. So, last night, I took out some red cotton yarn and hooked up a bunch of them. They were so easy and fun to make. My plan is to create heart garland with them. Can't wait to show you...

I am also reading The Time Traveler's Wife, again, for the third time. I love it...


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dad's Scarf...

I looked at a lot of patterns while trying to decide what scarf to make for my Dad. I wanted something that would be warm and look masculine, and of coarse, most of the patterns are not. I was very happy to find a pattern for the Thermal Scarf on the Lion Brand website. Did you know that you can sign-up for e-mails? The have some really cute patterns for crochet and knitting. The pattern is really easy to follow and works up pretty quickly. I love the look (perfect for a guy) and how warm it keeps you (perfect for the cold weather). I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Grey Heather. It's a great yarn to work with and comes in a lot of beautiful colors.

It's beautiful out today, warm with blue skies and a slight breeze. It's been very "spring-like" here this week. (I actually spent some time a few days ago outside in the backyard doing a little bit of yard work.) I wish it would cool back down though and feel more like winter again - well, maybe in a few days...

Wishing you a beautiful day...


Thursday, January 5, 2012


I made scarves for gifts this Christmas for my Dad and Step-Mom. They live where it gets very cold in the winter (unlike here in Southern California) and I wanted to make them something that would keep them warm. This scarf was for my Step-Mom and was made with Red Heart Soft in Seafoam. This yearn is beautiful to work with and feels great on the skin. My friend Lisa showed me the pattern. The stitch is shell shaped, easy to do and goes very quickly. I love the way the edges scallop.