Posts tagged WIP

Spin Me Round~Round!

 

Merry~Go~Rounds are super fun!

I’m surprised that my youngest actually went back on this one this week.

Last time he got super sick and didn’t want to do anything for the rest of the day.

I guess he forgot that horrible sickly feeling.

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Just this springy/wiggly board, that my LBB blanket is laying on in the photo below, made me sick this week.

My DD decided it would be hilarious to wiggle and giggle me for a couple minutes until I was able to gather all my stuff and jump off.

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NOT FUNNY!!

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CAL week 7&8 1

 

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My CAL Park Hoppin’ Blanket is growing nicely.

I use it to keep me warm while working on it.

This is why crocheting in the winter is convenient, your project becomes your comfort.

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My Sister, April, was absolutely correct in saying that the yellow/gold color should go next.

I’m actually not minding the red and green anymore.

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Also she said that my blanket looks very cowboyish, I totally agree! Thanks Sis!

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CAL week 7&8 2

Next color shall be….ummmm???…..Green?

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CAL week 7&8 3

 

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Keep Warm!

Q

Giddy Up!

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I’m a little late in getting my week 5&6 CAL post out, please forgive me!

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I’ve been super busy clearing stuff from my house/life.

(stay tuned for some posts on this subject soon)

It’s a process and our life is becoming simpler every day.  I just love it!!

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I reccomend downsizing to anyone because it really does make everything easier.

Check out Joshua’s Blog Becoming Minimalist, it’s very inspiring!

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I really can’t wait until we’ve reached our goal, although, I’ve heard that the process never ends when minimalizing. Whatever! I’ll take this simpler life any day!

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becoming minimalist

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We’re moving right along on our CAL with PtoP.

I’ve steered away from the recommended color choices and used red in my rotation.

I’m gonna be honest…. I’m not lovin’ it!

It seems a little Christmasy to me, we’ll see how it goes.

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Because I’ve been busy cleaning out stuff, we didn’t get out to the park this week.

Instead we enjoyed our own playground in our yard.

This horse has been around for about 24 years. Almost ready to be retired I think.

He’s done his duty making 6 kids and their friends happy for their whole child hood. I think we’ve only changed the rope once since we put him up and, oddly enough, he’s never had a name.

Hummm???

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In the next row I think I’ll put a pop of yellow again. We shall see.

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Now that I look at it, the red and green kinda look like tulips or roses.

Roses on a boys blanket…. ummmm!

What do you think?

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Well, I hope you’re having a great week and so you know,

I’m almost finished with the next part so be looking for that post real soon.

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< Click here to see weeks 3&4 of my CAL

 

 

 

Giddy Up!

Q

 

 

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Paintbrush Cowl

Never ending possibilities with this pattern.

 

Lookie what Susan at Felted Button did with her Paintbrush pattern.

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Photo by Felted Button

felted buttons cowl

Photo by Felted Button

 

So pretty!

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I’m still working on my second Paintbrush Pillow

Photos available soon.

Just finished felting the pillow back.

Was able to find a 100% wool blazer in a color that will do at the thrift shop for just $.50 Yay me!

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Stay tuned!

Q

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Online Crochet Class

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Would You Shop at a Mobile Boutique?

Please answer with your thoughts in the reply section below. 

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 If you’ve read my last post I’m wondering if I’ve got you thinking more about Mobile Boutiques?

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Question is….

If one were available in your area, would you shop at a gathering of Mobile Boutiques?

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Imagine if you will…

…A collection of Mobile Boutiques on a Saturday morning in that empty lot in your town. One to get your Saturday morning coffee and a pastry with cafe chairs and tables along side(I would ride my bike to enjoy this!), one to find that gift for that baby or wedding shower you’re going to next Saturday, one for that scarf you’ve been wanting for your new spring outfit you just bought, one for that vintage item you’ve been looking for all year, Then…get this… have lunch at the Sandwich or Pizza Camper when you’re done.

I could go on and on!!

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I know it’s not a new idea, I’ve done my research,

but Mobile Boutiques would be a new idea in my area.

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Below are some other ideas for Mobile Boutiques from my Pinterest page.

(I’m not gonna leave a link for each photo but know that each photo is linked to my Pinterest for you to look into its origin.)

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~COFFEE!~

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How bout a photo gallery for your photography business?

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Rollin’ down the runway.

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Be still my heart!

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PIZZA!!!!!!!!!

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I’m trying to get my friend Sally to jump on this band wagon. She would do great!

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My Lil’ Bity could even be a Mobile Boutique.

(You will hear more about her later on my blog, she’s a cutie…stay tuned)

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Do you have a sweet tooth?

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Haberdash is so funky and cool!

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Gladys was the first shop that I saw online and that’s when I fell in LOVE!!

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My friend Kimberly says she’s been to this one and that it’s awesome!

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Lemonade anyone??

This lemonade stand was at the Country Living Fair in Columbus when we displayed for SOTF.

HERE is a link to my post about the fair.

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The endless ideas for shops just amazes me. I actually haven’t gotten mine narrowed down yet but I’ve got ideas.

From food trucks to retail to even a salon in a camper. How about a place to get a mani-pedi? Wow!

All are doable.

I think it’s just a funky idea and I want to see it through.

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Hope you enjoyed this post and all my CrAzY ideas!

Q

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Don’t forget to leave your input in the Reply section. Thanks so much!

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I’d love for you to watch as this Mobile Boutique venture happens.

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Another Pillow?

A Bolster Pillow

via blancouleur

I’ve been wanting to make one of these bolster pillows for a while now….

This one from blancouleur: af!. just might do.

Perhaps use the Paintbrush Pillow pattern???

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Your thoughts???

Q

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Gift Giving

Bird gift sneek peek

I have this friend who is so special that I’m making her something.

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A fun something.

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A cheery something.

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A Spring something.

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Hope she likes it!

Q

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::Paintbrush Pillow Cover & Afghan Pattern::

Well, she finished the pattern.

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I have not yet finished my cover but I did give Susan my feedback on the pattern.

I found it easy to put together and the pattern has flow. I could see myself completing an entire afghan with this pattern.

Susan calls this the Paintbrush Pillow Cover.


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The pattern is ready and you can find it herehere, or here

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The pillow back is a felted sweater.  Easy peasy!

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My completed pillow will be photographed soon.

Mine’s just a little different in that mine is rectangle because, well, a rectangle pillow form was cheaper to buy.

$5. cheaper and that’s pretty significant if you ask me. I’m always looking for the cheaper way to do things.

That’s how I roll. ha

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Stay tuned….

Q

 

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Photos via Felted Button: ::Paintbrush Pillow Cover & Afghan Pattern::.

Testing….

…A pattern.

 

 

I was asked to test a pattern for this pillow.

Isn’t it just the cutest!

Mine won’t be quite as colorful cause I just got asked tonight and what I have on hand is what I have to use.

Test pattern

 

I’ll give photo credits for the above photo and let you know who I’m testing for in a couple days.

This is Susan’s photo from Felted Button. She will soon have this pattern available to you.

I can’t wait to see how other crocheters use their colors in this pattern!

I’d take my own photos of my progress but it’s way too dark tonight to get a good shot.

(Just hope I’m not breaking any photo posting rules, sorry if I am)

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When I’m finished, and she’s posted her pattern, I’ll give ya a heads up and a link to her pattern.

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I’m just so excited that I got asked to do this and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

 

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Stay tuned!!

Q

 

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Think Spring

I think I’ve got Spring Fever…

 

A storm is on it’s way, so they say…. so I decided to make something to take the gloomies away.

 

I’ll show you more in my next post.

How bout you? Are you itching for Spring to be here???

 

Spring Blessings to you, hopefully soon!

 

Q

Pattern Writing

Pattern writing is messy work!

Pattern writing is messy work.

 

Almost finished writing two crochet patterns. The process is time consuming and trial and error is always involved but it’s very rewarding in the end. These will soon be launched here on my site, one for free and one for sale in my Etsy store. I promise!

 

Here is a link to my very first written pattern of a bracelet. This pattern is available in my Etsy store for you to make or if you’re not a crocheter, I also have some bracelets pre-made for you to purchase. If you ever would like a certain color or size, just convo me in my Etsy store and I’d be more then happy to make a special one for you.

 

Now back to my task at hand…

Q

WIP

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