crochet:: my deathstar pillow can beat up your deathstar pillow

Hellloooooo friends.

I’ve been doing some child’s-play.

That’s no stretch for me, amiright?!

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I’ve started my making for Christmas.   When the weather is beautiful, I have a NEED to make art on the weekends.

I have a Star Wars obsessed nephew and  had no choice but to make one after I

 found this pattern through the most odd set of circumstances on fb,

Holla!

crochet death star

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crochet:: me, in a hat, lol

I tried this slouchy beanie from Vickie Howell.

oct husker hat

~ as usual, a #NoBraSunday project on the deck with LOTS of tea ~

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As you can see I needed to use Husker colors for my friend, Miss Cortini.

And I must say that she looks much better in it than I do 😉

Great pattern btw, but I would suggest using a light weight yarn.  I used plain old RHSS and it turned out incredibly bulky and heavy, but then I never wear hats.

crochet:: move along nothing (new) to see here

More.Monster.Hats.

monster hats

Sweet friends keep ordering the same old stuff.  So I keep making the same old stuff.

Like em?  Yeah, can’t help ya with the pattern because it’s not mine.  I just got inspired by stuff I saw on Pinterest.  As for the Very Hungry Caterpillar, my post is here with the link to the original pattern. It’s free, but also, not mine.

car coasters purple

I’ve been making lots of car coasters too.  Again, not my pattern but a link to the free pattern is here.  I love purple.  Just thought you needed to know that too.

The next photo is from my phone with it tossed on the arm of my chair at like 11pm, so it is actually a square and not some mutant squiggly aberration.

dish cloth

And then, I tried a new dish cloth idea.  Hmmm, not sure if it’s a keeper.  Any thoughts?

crochet:: bonbon

My talented and very funny friend Jill shared this BonBon Hat pattern recently.  While she is in the throes of a southern hemisphere winter and I am in the opposite, I still felt the need to try out her pattern.  I fell in love with it.  So wonderfully squishy and thick and warm.  Oh, and she told me about the Clover pompom maker ~ definitely worth getting!!!  My BonBon experience has been fabulous.  And I need fabulous in my life every damn day.

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I also did not read her directions completely.  I was a skimmer.  This first attempt will definitely be for a toddler.  Adults do not have skinny heads.  The second one?  Well, it is just turning out fantastic and will be ready for wearing in November.

But for now, I am back to making car coasters and market bags and  group yarnbombing projects and you know, stuff.  My farmers’ market days are becoming a blur, but I am finally making a little money.   My Etsy shop has had visitors & purchasers galore.    So here is a BIG THANK YOU to my wonderful friends in our little Share Week Group ~ let’s do that again soon!

Have a ridiculously amazing day!

crochet:: market bag

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Since my gig at the bakery fell through a couple months ago,  I have been trying to decide on my next step to move more towards my bliss.  I have been visiting farmers’ markets and I really like the vibe.  I am also quite inspired by these girls that do the market thing regularly.  You can find all of them on facebook and Etsy.

Jill @ Jam Tarts

Alice @ Random Girl Alice

Barbie @ Ta-Da! Workshop

Margaret @ RJ Ranch Pottery

One thought I had was that people might want a bag to purchase at said markets to carry their produce etc.  This was my first stab at a market bag, and I would have to price items made with this pattern sky-high to make any money.  I love the style, the shape and the size but it took me more than 4 hours of hooking to make 1 bag.   So, I am keeping this one for myself.  Because I will need something to carry all my money home in, amiright?

 You can find the pattern here.

I am now working on my own simplified version of a market bag.  I’ve also contacted my local farmers’ market for the rules & regs and it looks like I will be back in business next Wednesday! Yeehaw!

Make your day ridiculously amazing 🙂

crochet:: yarnbomb the auto

A few months ago I finally got a newer car.

I almost feel like I need to insert an obituary here for my old one.  I’d call it, ‘Ode to Jesus’.

See my cheap little tin can of a car had enough torque to pull big old Ford trucks out of the mud, so he was named Jesus.  Because Jesus Saves if you listen to the Christians.

Jesus was shall we say, a tad eclectic.  He had a disco ball hanging from the mirror.  He had a Hello Kitty steering wheel cover.  He had Save the TaTas and Apple stickers.  He had a crochet blanket over the back seat.  He had an Obi Wan Lego man on the dash.  He had kitschy STYLE.  He was such a dorkmobile and I loved him.  I had other projects planned for him…crochet spare tire cover…granny square headrests…perhaps a crochet driver seat cover…I would have continued to upgrade his dorkiness, but alas, he was over 200,000 miles old and Frankie was tired of getting him repaired.

So now I have Dweezil.  At least I think he’s been named Dweezil.  He has no personality yet.  I REALLY wanted my mid-life crisis car, a red convertible VW bug that would have been named Brad (yes, as in Pitt), but that was not the deal that got sent my way by the powers that be.  I couldn’t pass up the price and value of this boring-crossover-grocery-getting-nerd-car.

I’ve added back the disco ball, and the Hello Kitty steering wheel cover, but I need more.  Dweezil deserves more.  Jesus’ legacy requires more.

Today, I added cup holder liners.

That’s a start.

I prefer to call them car coasters.

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I made mine with 100% cotton yarn and an H hook.

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You can kitschy-up your car too if you follow this link.

Or this Pinterest pin.

Have a ridiculously amazing day!

crochet:: a chickie that i adore

During the BIG PUSH to get rid of UFOs, I forgot to show you that I made Cheep Cheep the Chick from the free pattern over at the Green Dragonfly.

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As usual, it was created on the deck with a little vino involvement.

chickie

That was back at Easter time.  But hey, now would be the perfect time to head over there to snag a copy of the pattern and get a jump on next year.  That way when you pull out the Easter decorations for next year, you will surprise yourself with a little Cheep Cheep of your own.  They take no time at all to make.  And if you didn’t make the fab matching bunny last year, seriously you NEED to follow the link above to make one of those as well 😉

Thanks for stopping by 🙂