Category: Crochet

  • Celebrate Your Inner Ewok

    Celebrate Your Inner Ewok

    With Halloween coming up I had to think quick for costume ideas. It was pretty last minute, especially because I try to make the costumes. As a crocheter I look up pieces that I could, well, crochet.. lol.

    Since the new Star Wars movie is coming out I had the idea that I could go as Princess Leia, and my husband Dustin could be Han Solo. Then I thought we could dress the boys as Yoda and Chewy or Ewoks.

    Since I only had my hair as part of the costume and couldn’t crochet anything really to be Leia, I didn’t think that would work. I also didn’t want my husband to shave his beard to be Han Solo so that wasn’t going to happen. I stuck with the Ewok idea though for our whole family and went on Pinterest to see if there were any patterns available.

    Sure enough, one of the first pins was an Ewok scoodie (scarf/hoodie) pattern from I was so excited! I had to have four of them finished in four days for our Trunk-or-Treat at church.

    Could I do it? I wasn’t sure but I was ready to challenge myself. I set to work and there were times throughout the week that I was getting pain in my fingers and I was like “what the heck is going on?! Why are my fingers hurting?”. Then I realized it was because I was a mad woman crocheting up a storm!

    Low and behold I was able to finish the Ewok scoodies.

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    It was totally worth it and we were able to wear them this past Saturday at our church’s Trunk-or-Treat. It was a blast!

    There were a few people who asked about the Ewok scoodies and where they could buy them. I was kicking myself for not having business cards, but I thought was kind of easy to remember.

    With Halloween just days away I am now chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool and all shootin’ some b-ball…..just kidding. But seriously, I get to relax and not worry about making our costumes because I have already put in the work.

    It’s so fun to see what everyone dresses up as for Halloween. What are you and your family dressing up as for Halloween this year?

  • Babies Galore!

    Babies Galore!

    So many of our friends are having babies this year, so I have been able to put my skills to work big time. I am not complaining at all because I absolutely love making my friends babies all the cute crocheted keepsakes. My friend Kayla is having a baby girl in November and she just recently had her baby shower. I ended up making her a couple of headbands and some neutral colored boat booties. I knew she didn’t care too much for pink so that’s why I went with a neutral color. I came across a free pattern from Please check out their website for free awesome beautiful patterns.


    I think they came out pretty cute and I am excited to keep making them. I’m looking forward to see how they look with different colors. What colors would you like for the baby boat booties? I want to try a sparkly hot pink or a coral color.

    What I am also excited about is that these baby boat booties are adorable for both boys and girls. I have a more difficult time making stuff for boys because you can only crochet so many things for them and then it just gets too girly. When a friend has a baby girl I get so excited because I have a wide range of things I can make. For boys, crocheted keepsakes are a bit more limited. What do you think?

    Thanks for checking in and reading about my latest creation! Cheers!

  • Who needs make-up?

    Who needs make-up?

    Ok, so I don’t wear very much make-up throughout the week but I absolutely need a cute functional make-up bag that can hold all my stuff. Honestly, I have things in my make-up bag that I only wear like once a month. I break all the rules! I’m totally kidding. Not about the once a month part though.

    I have had the same make-up bag for…ever. And when I say make-up bag I mean cute little clutchy type purse. I use small purses sometimes to hold my make-up. This purse was on it’s last leg though and I desperately needed a new bag. I had been putting it off and every time I would bring my make-up bag out it would start crumbling everywhere. (think paint chipping off of something) It was really strange.
    I finally set to work on making myself a cute/different type of bag that was the perfect size. Needless to say I am SO happy with the end result and I keep looking at it everyday, amazed that I actually made it! I do that a lot. When I make something I sometimes look at it and don’t believe that I made it with my own two hands. Such a weird feeling. Anyway, I have made this available in my shop, so if you like it as much as I do then buy one for your own trinkets and make-up and such. Thanks friends! Cheers!

  • Crochet Donation Project

    Crochet Donation Project

    Last month we were preparing for my husbands departure to Social Media Marketing World and it took us a while to get back into the swing of things. My husband had a blast and even though I loved spending alone time with my boys I definitely needed a break.

    I am so excited to share about a donation I had the privilege of being a part of. My cousin Teri let me know that her daughter’s school, Capitol Hill Cooperative Preschool, was having an auction and if I wanted to donate some of my crocheted items. I thought it was such a wonderful idea and I was so happy to begin crocheting!

    First, I made an adult infinity scarf. I used chunky wool ease yarn in 3 different colors. It came out so nice! I loved it so much and kept the pattern so I could make more.



    I included a few bath scrubbies that I just love to make. They are so swirly and colorful!

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    I also included some of my favorite sweethearts.


    I made a new pattern for a slouchy child beanie and I was so glad that it turned out as well as it did. I also included a baby headband with a heart instead of a flower, and a little heart swirl that can be worn on a clip.


    The picture shows all the items ready to be shipped. I loved making these for my cousin’s preschool auction. I hope to do many more projects like this one in the future.

  • Crocheted Headband Celebration!

    Crocheted Headband Celebration!

    Since it is my birthday week this week, I wanted to post a piece that I actually like to wear myself. It is a nostalgia piece that dates back all the way back to 1997. lol.


    When I was in high school I played soccer. We played during the winter season so it would get pretty cold (by SoCal standards of course). I would wear a sweatshirt under my jersey and a knitted headband to cover my ears, and those were the only additions to my uniform. We were pretty hard core to say the least.

    I remember one game it was close to snowing and our team still played with bare legs. We were crazy!

    I LOVED my knitted headband. It was so snug and it kept my ears super warm. I was so thankful for it because without it I would have been in pain. While I was running the air would hit my ears and ear canals and it would sting like crazy. It was so painful!

    I have so many good memories playing soccer and anytime I see or wear my headband (I still have it!) I am reminded of all the good times.

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  • Crocheted Baby Headband with Detachable Flower

    Crocheted Baby Headband with Detachable Flower

    This past weekend was filled with beautiful weather: Sunny skies paired with sprinkles of rain and gorgeous cloud formations. I am completely obsessed with colorful sunsets, sunlit hills, trees, and pretty much everything outside. I love nature! It excites my eyes and heart at the same time.


    Just like my love for color in nature so goes my love for color in my art. I love the colorful yarn I use for the baby headbands. It really compliments the brightness and life of a baby. They are so precious!


    Since I have boys I don’t get to actually use my adorable crocheted baby headbands. I crochet beanies for my boys but I love making my friends daughters all the girly stuff I crochet.

    I first made this headband in the infancy of my crocheting journey. It has become one of my signature creations. It’s so soft, stretchy, and comfy.

    I wanted to make it versatile, so instead of permanently attaching a flower I made a detachable one that can be interchanged with numerous colorful flowers if desired. I think versatility with any product is fun and can make the product more useful.

    These headbands will bring out the cute and sparkle in any baby who wears them.