Thursday, April 24, 2014

Living day to day

Easter was this past Sunday and to enjoy it even more I made cupcakes....with peeps on top!
Peep cakes!
So of course we went to my Sister's house to have dinner and hang out with family, which means I brought a hook and yarn to play with while conversing with everyone.  Really had nothing in mind other then having to whip up some baby hats for my cousin due in August, so I started fiddling a bit and this little guy popped up.  Didn't get much further as there was fighting over who I should give it to, yes I have a crazy people kind of family.  Just set it aside because I really didn't know what I was going to do with it and didn't want any hurt feelings.  On to baby hats!
Really no idea what it will be
When I packed my yarn bag before leaving the house, I just threw in a bunch of random cotton yarns to figure things out later on.  I liked this yarn previously for a baby hat and pulled it out for another hat.  Really easy peezy hat pattern for a newborn in my bag along with yarn, I was good to go.  
Start of baby hat
Now I have the hat finish except for the addition of a flower and button.  I will do pictures of the finished hat upon completion.   I have a list of hats besides the baby one that have been requested, so hats will be flying off my hooks for the next little bit which works nicely as the weather is heating up and hats are small and don't require my lap!   
Now yesterday while at work I pulled out a jar to put some Easter candy, just a regular lidded jar but it has little valentine hearts all over it, so I thought I would do a cozy to cover the hearts and keep it on my desk.  I grabbed a ball of cotton from my stash this morning and got to work.  Didn't really work out so well the first time out of the gate!
supposed to be a flat circle!
Ripped it out and started over, much better and I will have pictures when it's all done!  Suppose that's it for now!  Off to cover this jar!

Listening to:  Stranger Than Fiction by Five Finger Death Punch

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Oh to relocate....

I want to live in a land far away, like Scotland.  Where I can wear my scarves and hats and wander the fields and snuggle under a blanket in the evenings with my Kindle on one side of me and yarn on the other!   Adventuring out in the dewy mornings and taking photos in the mist, gardening in the yard, collecting eggs from my chickens....I like my dreams.  They are good dreams.  So basically I want to live where it's green and damp and cooler then California and where I can crochet my days away!  

There it is, out there in the universe now :)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Long time no see!

A couple of things going on.  Decided I wanted a slip case for my iPad and had a large skein of lime green cotton hanging around....
The beginning of an idea
I liked that the color was so bright and cheery and really reminded me of spring, so I came up with the idea of a flower on the front.  A bright white daisy and went to JoAnn's to hunt down a couple of ladybug buttons.
Adding the flower
I was pleased with the results!
All done 
Stein however had other opinions!  I got home the next day and my iPad was on the floor!  Fortunately the iPad was still inside and undamaged, though I couldn't say the same about my new cover!  Damn cat wanted those buttons really bad, glad he didn't get them off though!  They are now reattached sporting tiny teeth marks!
Stein chewed the buttons!
Found a cute scoodie pattern that was originally meant to be an Yub Nub, but Katlyn requested it become a fox.  So fox it shall be.  She was out of town for 2 weeks so it has been sitting earless until I can get the proper placement for them.  I will work on them this evening since we will be parked in front of the TV watching the 2nd Hobbit movie which was released today.
fox scoodie
Got Katlyn's Nilesy pillow all completed as well.  I found the perfect sized pillow form at JaAnn's when I was hunting buttons so I got it done up and had it sitting on her bed when she got home.
Nilesy complete
Started 2 new projects, Brandon requested a scarf and I am making a Honeydew pillow to go along side Nilesy.
New projects
I need 3 different oranges for Honeydew's pillow so while gathering yarns for Brandon's scarf I came across a couple and worked up the tiny squares since I only need a few of them and I could have the orange to use for Brandon's scarf, since his request was it should be a "frankenstein" scarf.  Made of whatever yarns I pulled out.
I had to make a trip up north to pick up Katlyn and of course enjoyed time with my gorgeous Granddaughter!
Dinnertime with Brooke
we don't take enough pictures together
The drive home was easier because Katlyn was doing the driving and I was able to crochet which as makes for an enjoyable passing of time!
working the scarf on the road
With Katlyn being gone for 2 weeks the animals missed her!  this is Stein's new favorite spot to sleep!
Stein likes to sleep on Katlyn
There we go visual update.  I have new requests for hats from Brooke and from a Cousin who is expecting so I will be getting more yarn gathered for projects.  Of course all this is being done in between reading, so many books!  And to top it off, the month of March had so many books go on sale or release that I blew not only March's book budget, but April's and half of May's....sigh.  Good thing I have a large unread collection on my Kindle and there are so many free ones available.  I dread if any on my wish list have price drops, May's budget is not all that big and there are books releasing!  Only 23 more days!

Listening to: Drift & Die by Puddle of Mudd