Friday, June 29, 2018

Hello Summer

When Summer approaches in my house it gets crazy. Kids come home from University, Grand baby is a summer fixture (which I love) and all the things you try to pack into the summer at our house because of living in Wisconsin. It only lasts about 3 months before all the water time and flowers and suntans fade. We have done a lot to our home too. Painted our bedroom which went from $40 in paint to a new bed and headboard and sheet and... well you feel my pain. LOL
Our City was also doing side walks so we had our driveway done. NO MORE STONES!!!! woo hoo. Now we just need a garage, BUT my mudroom is going to happen next. lol

So I'm very slow and non-existent with my crafting. I prefer to spend time with family, life goes WAY to fast to not. So not much to post for the summer. HOWEVER I am working on changing that.
My husband started a new job- well will in 2 weeks- and I'm going to have to adjust how I normally do things. So ya know by next summer I should have a routine. LOL

SO here are a few things I've made.

When your only grand asks you to do something, you tend to do it on the spot. This was an instant dress. lol

MY oldest had a baby shower to attend, and well this was really fun to make. Seems like everyone is having babies right now. we have 3 in the same side of family. Literally cousins.

With the 4th of July approaching, I found a wreath similar to this on my favorite time waster...  Pinterest... LOVE IT!!! Painted and glittered the stars. Attaches to embroidery hoop... 
My baby Grand (lol) loves hair bows and someone makes these HUGE 80s kind, and is charging a ridiculous amount for them. So... I thought (cuz I'm a snob, the crafting kind) that I can make cooler ones. LOL so... ok. not cooler however, different. She had cool paper. I wanted it for outsideish.

I don't know if  you follow my page on facebook but I make what I call car hats, they are all donated. I make them while we drive. NO not me driving but with road trips or something longer than 10 mins. I have a very short attention span and well... 
This is one. usually my own stitches and I have a stash in the car of hooks and yarn. its a weakness.

This was my version of a "Call the Midwife" My opinion, whoever truly invented this blanket needs a major award. like a lifetime of free craft supplies or chocolate award. This is such an easy and beautiful blanket, you can make any variation to it once you learn it. And it is a fun fast blanket.

I made this for the cemetery. My Mom, Dad and now Sister are there. I miss them. We always take care and make sure they are not forgotten, that is the absolute worst, to be forgotten. 

I have this book marker thing going on right now. I also have a thing for filigree. SO... you have to use a plain color, variegated doesn't show very well.

Another car hat, oh wait, I'm lying. This was started in the house. but made its way out to the car, happens.

So grand says...
BTW - HATE THIS DOLL ($tree and falls apart, until I made this dress)
Gramma, She needs a ballgown, to get married. ( her 2 aunts are getting married, busy year)
I stayed up all night to get this done, she had spent the night and well... SPOILED with LOVE
she has a veil and bouquet too. Blue dress was an 2 hour dress, finding items and interruptions.

Ok, she let me have a pic the proceeded to shred said shower cap. LOL

This was NOT a blanket I will ever make with baby yarn- EVER!!!
I would like to make with worsted weight. IT is a snuggle size, I got bored fast with repetitive stitch, and so small it took forever. I found the stitch on Pinterest in charts. Where they show you the stitches in a graph and you do it how you desire. Its easy  to do, DC and CH that's it.  

Again, I have a thingy for bookmarks...

oops, more book marks

At Easter she slipped and messed up her leg. She is not a calm dog at all. She is on meds here, didn't feel good so she got up, picked up her beary bear and cuddled with it. (shes doing better but its a permanent thing)

My husband is an amazing man. He is changing jobs. This can be scary. He feels this is a better choice for him. It may be. so I made this while sitting in the front room, using my grands things she has. I wrote some nice mushy words of him. 

Well I hope I entertained you for the 10 mins you just spent here. I hope you continue to come back and visit my facebook page  to see what I make. You may be surprised, I know I surprise myself sometimes. I have images ready for cards. Next week hopefully.
See you soon!

Ciao- Helen

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Well the wreath did made it through the winter. It didn't fade as bad as I thought it would and I'm sorry I threw it out before I took a picture.
I have been busy making other things so I'm about to bombard you with pictures and I am going to really try to post here more regularly.

The first is a bookmarker. Just an idea.
 Pins made at Easter. Wooden and painted.
 Bunny butt wreath. Fuzzy and sold.
These areamy St. Pat's cards this year. Failed in Easter cards made the pieces lost them then found lost pieces, ugh.
 One layer card.
 Made a few cards. Love this image.
 I believe this is a Bugaboo Digi.
 Cuddle Buddy image.
 Found the Bug flower stamp at Goodwill. Good place to find stamps.
 Valentine's wreath but cool enough for spring.
 Dulumba image. I love books
 He's a cool cat isn't he.
 Cowl knitting loomed with matching headband.
 Baby blanket, she didn't like pink.
 Baby blanket made - sold
 Baby blanket made for a friend's grandbaby.
 Trying new ideas
 My gnome or gonk. Love them.
 My grand daughter made this with washi tape
 She wanted to make a sock doll I didn't want to work that hard so he made a sock buddy One stock some buttons you got a buddy
 Cut it into painting again this an ornament gave one to each of the kids
 This was supposed to be a swag it didn't work like I wanted it to so it just made it into a wall swag instead of an over-the-door one everyone that saw it liked it
Well I hope that caught us up for a bit I'm working on more things and I have a few more pictures that I couldn't find so I'll see you soon don't forget to go to my Facebook page. Http://
I'm on Instagram too but I don't remember my address.
See you soon

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Okay, where do I start?
I truly truly have been a busy girl.
This is a wreath I made and placed on my parents grave.

Since Facebook...

Ever since facebook came around and a few more things in life have happened, I have given up blogging on a regular basis. I have been hacked on facebook and now you beg to open a new one. I have been all over my computer. I checked on my list to the right, some need to be changed. I have tons to add to here, I have kept busy however I am doing WAY more than cards. So I will try to make this my catalyst for showing the world. Facebook just made it easier to show, but didnt and doesnt satisfy. There are things I have to learn or relearn. and then I have to discipline myself and this should be a go again. 
I do have cards and things to show, but they are on my phone and im on my lap top. sorry, But I promise to go back to bed and grab my phone ad post at least one pic.

World's ending. Lol

I am posting again. Must means the world ending. Lol edit- this didnt publish months ago- sorry

I have made a few wreaths-
18" wreath made from all supplies at Joanns. Peony and Gerberas.

10" wreath made from all supplies bought at Dollar tree.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Katelyn's Kitchen Scrubby

Hot thing right now is to make your own kitchen scrubby. Everyone's using the red heart scrubby Sparkle or some other kinds. Some have been making them for years using tulle or mesh.  I have written up my own pattern like I usually do and decided this time that I would share it with you guys. My youngest is getting her first apartment, College apartment, still none the less she's moving out of the dorm so I've decided to make her some nice kitchen wares. I made some washcloths on the knitting loom and now decided to make some scrubbies that are crocheted. I can never share my loom patterns because I don't know how to read or write those. Only in my jibberish where I can remake them. Lol.
So here you go-
Red heart scrubby Sparkle in ice pop
Lily sugar n cream cotton in swimming pool.
J hook - I crochet tight
Work holding two (2) strands together.

Ch. 3
R1- hdc 7 in the first ch (7)
R2- hdc 2 in each st around (14)
R3- 2 hdc in first St, 1 in next st, around (21)
R4- Dec- 2 hdc together, 1hdc around (14)
R5- Dec- 2 together around (7)
R6- Dec- hdc2 together 3
Fasten off and tuck threads.
And tadah- scrubby
To increase size- after R3 - change R4 to 2 hdc in St, 1hdc in next - (28)
See you soon

Friday, March 31, 2017

 Hello- LONG time not here.
I was really sick for a while and now trying to play catch up on lots of things.
I havent been making cards lately, I miss it and really wish to. I had a class, but showed you those already, I think. LOL (might be my nest post)
I am trying to learn how to balance time better. Quick scan of FB is needed 3 times a day as that is how you find out things. Personal or otherwise. I also post my creations on facebook with a dollar amount for sale.
Were going to be gutting our frontroom and insulating, dry wall and maybe electric. Bought new furniture and now planning paint and flooring (kinda sucks) is definitely a challenge.
Enough with my blabbing.

This is a crochet blanket followed my own pattern for it. I crocheted it with a sc, dc for 3 rows then a row of hdc. I used the Premier Sweet Rolls in Spearmint I purchased at Joanns. I used a H wait maybe an I hook. Cant remember. lol Its for my friends first grandbaby. Shh dont tell. :)

I LOVED making these!!! I made these for my little grand daughter. She loves them and honestly so very simple to make. Joanns sells this material and all you have to do is uses a zig zag stitch up the one side. I used decorative elastic for the straps. Inexpensive and fun. So many designs and so much fun. My husband asked if I was done. LOL
When I was done I had some of the White elastic left. It was my friend/neighbors birthday and I was running behind, like everything else. Truly not really sure I wanted to gift her but just a card, anyhow, So I made this bracelet.
I have a shelf we added above our tv to hold my mice and lighthouses, then the fall village and Christmas village.I am now adding a spring/summer village so Charming Tales mice and Northerlights lighthouses might be up for sale. LOL
I made a St. Pats curtain, cute but decided it should be shorter .
Made an Easter one, Will have to make a spring/summer one next. I do however like the shorter one better.
This is the material close up, Took the last they had from Hobby Lobby. It is measured at 9" in length and the shelf is 6' long so I had just under a yard and with luck it was just the right way and enough. I actually have a piece left. Cant wait to see what happens to that.

I currently have a Knitting Loom fetish. Thanks to my friend Kym. She blames me, I blame her- all good. This is a slouch hat. again done to my own beat. Someday I will learn to read knitting patterns- then look out. LOL This hat was made out of yarn bought at Joanns- they have bags of unlabeled yarn and if you catch it on sale and know your yarns- you can get some high end for cheap. This is uber soft and she doesnt want to give it up. However, I make 1 hat for each week (52) that gets donated. I think I have 3 more to do, but have catch ups first. 

Another loomed hat with that bag stuff. This was my first so it may have been posted. 

Well I guess I have things to get done, including house cleaning and dinner. Have a great weekend, Love your family and friends. And wear what makes you happy!!!

PS- Cudahy went to Sate for Girls Basketball- first time ever!!! So exciting!!!
Made this "hat" using Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me's hat idea. Made the band and the net in our school colors.

We didn't win state, however coming in 2nd is pretty good.

Hello Summer

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