Ho, ho, ho-lidays!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wishing everyone happy holidays, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! See you in 2009!!

Cocoa mix

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Thought I would make these Classic Cocoa mix jars to give away. They are so super easy to put together and looks fantastic! Hope they taste as good as they look.

Homemade goodies

Friday, December 19, 2008

Around this time of the year, Darcy being a teacher, gets lots of homemade goodies from his students and their parents. Yummy!!

It's good to be a teacher....and the wife of a teacher!

Wine bottle cozy

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I was thinking of ways to wrap a bottle of wine. I wanted something more then putting it in a gift bag. So I thought, hey, why not make a wine bottle cozy.

This is what I came up with.

I didn't sew the bottom of the cozy that well. Sewing in a circle...arghh! Is there a tutorial out there for sewing in a circle?? Good thing it's hidden. But other then that, I'm quite happy with how it turned out.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Statcounter has been going crazy. I'm getting hundreds, hundreds, and hundreds of hits daily! I have to give a big thanks to One Pretty Thing, Free Printable Fun, and Bella Dia for linking me. Sorry if I missed anyone else that has linked me. These are the sites that my statcounter is showing me.

Also thanks to all those that commented on here. It means so much to me to hear people enjoying and actually using those printabe Christmas tags.


Save handmade!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I don't usually get mad, upset, or all fired up, but I did because of this!

Cosmetic bag

Brrrrr! It is -30c today. With the wind it feels like -38c. So cold! So it's a perfect day to stay indoors and finish up some of my gifts and start on some baking.

Lastnight, I finally got around to making this cosmetic bag for a friend's teenage daughter. I'm really happy how it turned out. It was my first time sewing on a zipper and I think I was swearing beyond belief. Hahaha! Well, it wasn't that bad, but zipper's definitely aren't my favorite things.

Here's a link to a great tutorial for making this bag. Now time to fill it up with some fun lip balms, funky nail polishes and other accessories.

Crochet cat toy....yes linked again

Friday, December 12, 2008

A crochet gift for my friend's cats. Part of a gift basket of homemade goodies I hope to put together for them. You can find this free amigurumi mouse cat toy pattern from Lion Brand. You must register to view pattern.

On another note, I found out I've been linked for my printable Christmas gift tags by a site called Free Printable Fun. Go check it out!

Snow, snow, snow

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's been snowing non-stop for the past few days. It's white, white everywhere! It's absolutely gorgeous!! Thought I would take a break from crocheting and illustrate this girl wearing a warm parka enjoying the beautiful snow.

("Snowgirl"-digital coloring)

Crochet ruffle scarf

Friday, December 5, 2008

I've been busy, busy making gifts. I wish I could share all the things I plan to make or have made, but you never know who will drop by and take a little peek. However, I am safe to share this scarf I made for my mom since she doesn't check my blog. Unless someone tells her (Yes, you bro! Shhh!).

You can get this free Crochet Ruffle Scarf Pattern from Lion Brand. You must register, for free, onto their site to view their free patterns. For material I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn, 381 Barley.

And yes, that's me!!

Sugar and spice...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

..and all things nice.

Cinnamon an aphrodisiac? Oh yes, I do believe so.