Monday, March 19, 2012

Wonderful Blogger Tag

I am so excited! I have been tagged a Wonderful Blogger by Kayla at Kayla's Creations. Thanks Kayla!

Here are the rules.

Post a photo and 11 random things about yourself.
Answer the questions that the person who tagged you asks.
Create 11 new questions for the people you tag.
Tag 11 blogs and link them to your post.
Contact them and let them  know they have been tagged.

Here are my 11 random things.

1.  I have been driving the same car for 13 years. 
2.  I am a girly girl, I love make up and girl stuff, I have since I was a little girl.
3. My favorite color is purple and any shade of purple from lilac to plum. 
4. I love to learn new things, and when I get interested about something I want to know everything about it as in borderline obsessed for several months.
5. I am tall, almost 5'9. 
6. I love to sing, but I don't sing well. :) Unfortunately for those around me, that doesn't stop me. 
7. If I could do anything, I would be an interior decorator, I love making things beautiful!
8. I love to watch movies. 
9. I am not a perfectionist, I am more interested in getting something done that getting slowed down by worrying if it is perfect. Not sure if that is good or bad.....
10. I am usually willing to try new foods/drinks at least once.
11. I am an avid reader. Well when I have the time, but I love, love, love books. I will read almost anything, especially if someone recommends it. 

My 11 Questions to Answer:

1. If you could have 1 wish granted what would it be?

That bad people didn't exist. 

2. Are you a coffee drinker?

Yes! I can't even drive to work without it.

3. What is your favorite song?

That is impossible for me to pick one. The first one that popped in my head is Stevie Wonder's "I Wish". 

4. Do you have any pets? (if so how many and what are they)

Yes, 1 Kitty Cat named Riley, she is 17 years old!

5. What is your favorite room in your home?

My bedroom.

6. What is your favorite movie?

Hmm, another hard one. I can't say I have a favorite, but chick flicks are always good.

7. What do you like to do to relax?

Read, crochet, knit, watch t.v.

8. What is your favorite Season?

Summer, the sun energizes me.

9 Do you have a favorite holiday, if so what is it?

Thanksgiving, it always makes think about how lucky I am.

10. What would you eat everyday if you could?

Pizza. I never get tired of it. If we are talking desserts, I never met a cookie I didn't like. 

11. Do you enjoy cooking?

Sometimes I do. I enjoy trying new recipes, that keeps it interesting, but sometimes there are other things I would rather do. 

11 Bloggers I am tagging.

11 Questions I am asking:

1. Which do you enjoy more cooking or baking?

2. What is the project you are most proud of, give us a link we would love to see it!

3. Do you quote funny lines from movies? If yes tell us which lines you use.

4. What is your favorite flower?

5. What is your favorite t.v. show?

6. If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be?

7.  What would you say your decorating style is?

8. If you won the lottery would you still DIY your home improvement projects or just buy whatever you want?

9. What do you do to relax?

10. If someone was making a movie about your life which actress would you want to play you?

11.  What is your favorite online place to shop?

Thanks to all of you playing along with me! 


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Burlap Wreath


I finally have a home project to share! This is something that I have had pinned for a while now. There are a couple of variations I had in mind and found two great tutorial's for both. The tutorial I used is done by Janet at Today's Fabulous Finds. Here is mine.

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I stenciled my burlap before I cut my squares. The bow at the top is done the same as the rest just with 5x5 squares instead of 4x4, and I glue the tails of the bow on before I pinned in the larger bubble squares. Here it is from a distance. 

I love the addition to my front door. 

The second version which I tried to duplicate and failed was done by Amanda at My Heart's Desire. I bought my burlap at home depot, 50 x50 for $5.00, but I think it is more stiff than the burlap that is at a fabric store. My burlap didn't want to fold softly like Amanda's. Anyway I love both versions. 

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Cable Knit Coffee Cozy

Happy Friday Everyone! This week went by fast! It was just as busy as last week. I work in a doctors office and everyone is getting sick! The last 3 weeks have been non-stop! Still no home projects to share but I am still working on knitting and crocheting. I am obsessed with it lately, each time I finish I start looking for a new pattern I want to try. I had some left over yarn from my last baby project, so I decided to find something small to work on that include a cable. I have never done a cable knit so I was excited to learn. I used a pattern from Kate's blog over at Centsational Girl. I love her blog and even though she is not a knitter she posted her friends pattern for this coffee cozy.

Here is mine.

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I love this neopolitan yarn! I can't wait until I am skilled enough to do a cable knit blanket. That's all I have for today!
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Star Stitch Baby Hat

Hello Everyone!

I hope you aren't getting tired of my crocheting and knitting, but I have another addition to my baby gift to my co-worker. Last post I showed you the Crochet Diaper Cover and I couldn't stop there so I made a matching hat using this new stitch I learned. It's called the Star Stitch and it's really pretty. If you search You Tube you will find instructions on how to do it.  I could not find a free pattern for a Star Stitch Baby Beanie so I had to wing it on this one. I am pleased with the result.

What do you think?

Aww! Who can resist pom poms?

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Crochet Diaper Cover


Boy am I glad it's Friday! It's been a busy week at work and I am ready for the weekend. I am sorry about my lack of home projects lately. I have been dealing with back pain since we moved in September and recently it's gotten to the point where I can't take it anymore! I get to start physical therapy on Monday so I hope that will help. I have been trying to rest and stretch and massage and just about everything I can think of, so the home projects have been on the back burner. I have been crocheting though. The great thing about crocheting you can do it while resting. 

I have a co-worker that is having a baby girl in April and the colors in her nursery are pink and brown. I love those colors together. I knew immediately which yarn I wanted to use. It's by Loops & Threads and it's called Neopolitan. I found this on Pinterest and knew it would be perfect.

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Isn't it so cute? It took no time at all to make. Casey at The Braden's was nice enough to post this pattern for free. She has a lot of great knit and crochet projects there. Head over there for this pattern, the link above goes directly to the pattern. I might head back over and add a matching beanie to this set.
I wanted to give her a matching blanket so I crocheted one of my favorite baby blanket patterns. It's called Pink Petals Baby Afghan and I have crocheted it before in all pink. You can that one here Pink Petals Baby Afghan. I loved the pattern so much I wanted to use it again.
Here it is.

I did a shell stitch along the top.
The bottom I left as is.
The pattern is basically one row of double crochet and then the next row V-stitch.
For the actual pattern you can go to All Free Crochet.

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