Saturday, February 23, 2013

It's a Pug's World

If you ask anyone who knows me besides being obsessed with crocheting, there is a member of our family that I am totally obsessed husband?.....well yes, but the number one spoiled member of our family is our pug Baron von Rehrman. Let me introduce you....

My little boy Baron.

He is the end all be all in our house. Spoiled, loved, cuddled, 24/7, 365!!! So it got me to thinking...
what kind of pug design is out there? Being a graphic designer I've done a few things to highlight my puggy pug. Let's go look and see...

Baron inspired a few stickers that I designed.

He's my pug patron saint of crochet because whenever I work he is never far away. He loves to lay next to me while I crochet. He's the overseer of the the project!

Look at the beautiful artwork done digitally by Rebecca Collins of Pet Portraits.  Check out her stuff on

I came across this logo and love it. Really cool!

Who wouldn't love this Crocheted Pug Pillow from Peanut Butter Dynamite on Etsy? Check it out!

Hot pads anyone? I mean pug pads?....These are from  Hooknsaw on Etsy.

Yoda Pug? Adorable. This comes from Sweethoots on Etsy.

This adorable crocheted Pug Puppy Dog Hat made by Ira Rott at So cute!
This beautiful artwork is created by Brian Rubenacker. Check out his work at

What can I say, I love my pug!!!

One of the reasons I started thinking about crocheted animal items is I follow a crochet blogger and he came across a Fox Scarf pattern that inspired me.
I immediately went online to the buy the pattern. You can too here...

This is one of the coolest patterns I've seen in awhile. There are other animal patterns on the site as well. Can't wait to get started on it!!!!

I hope after seeing all of these images that pugs will inspire you too!!! The next time you see a pug maybe it will warm your heart just little bit more now....!!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Beach Blanket Bingo!

Although we are experiencing a cold snap this weekend down here in Orlando, FL I am anticipating the warm weather that will be fast approaching in March. 80 degree weather and then moving into the summer months where it's in the 90s and the beach is a must!!

So let's go to the beach!!! Here are a few thing I found that will inspire you to look to the sun!

Nautical Themed Rag Rug from Rags2Stiches on Etsy!
Beach Mat & Totebag - FaveCrafts

Metedeconk Beach Tote by Next Stitch.

Open Work White Barefoot Sandals - Beach Wedding from Elvish things on Etsy.

Star Motif Open Work Crocheted Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

Crocheted Lace Maine Island Beach Stones from Green Digs Crochet.

Painted Bird Crocheted Shoes!

Work Your Way Up Bag crocheted by Dots or Stripes. Pattern by Yarnberry

This image comes from C'est Vogue. I think it speaks for itself!

This is an afghan I made from a pattern called Sunny Spread. I love it not only because of the color but it reminds me of sand dollars.

So when the weather breaks wherever you are head to the beach with any of the above items. You now have a new project to add to your list!!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

I'm in the mood for love...

I love Valentine's Day! Not only because my whole life my father used to get so excited about Valentine's day because he always said it was the one Holiday that had my name in it! He used to buy my sister and I a heart shaped box of chocolates every year! I also loved it because you could be so creative on Valentine's Day, designing your own cards, baking a heart shaped cake or crocheting little hearts!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!

This is a lovely heart themed afghan. It comes from The Prairie Cottage on Etsy!

This lovely heart garland comes from Gracious Rain. I love the use of gradated yarn.

These lovely hearts can't help but make you smile! The colors are awesome. They look like Easter hearts! They come from Pink Milk.

This is a heart shaped detail from a pair of wrist warmers I made!

This is a Heart themed doilie I made from a pattern.

Here it is in purple. So sweet.

This is a Valentine Printable I did. You can drag it off to your desktop and print it right off of your computer.

Here's another printable! Enjoy!

Make a heart this week and give it to someone you love!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013


This is my obsession for the weekend!!

This diagonal crochet stitch is awesome!!! This piece was created by
 This is the pattern from another crocheter!

It is in French but at the top there is a place where you can convert it to English.

I'm so excited to try a stitch I've never tried before. And to also try and learn how to read a drawn pattern instead of a written pattern. This is something I really want to learn as I have never created a project in this way. See The Crochet Crowd. Mikey has several videos on how to read a pattern in this fashion.

I'm thinking of doing only 2 colors to make a checkerboard effect. Red Heart is my favorite yarn so let's see...maybe the cafe with turqua or cafe and real teal or burgundy or heather gray. brain is about to burst!!

I came across these lovely images as I was searching for some color ideas.

Instead of Granny square...Granny circles? Love these colors!

The artist calls these crochet skyscrapers!
 Enjoy this beautiful work by Cristina Catalunya on her blog!

Here are some coasters I made that look like Granny circles too!

This pattern was done with cotton yarn and are coasters.
I have some errands to run this morning. My pug Baron has to go to the doctors for his shots and then when I get back I'm going to try to tackle the diagonal crochet stitch! Yeah!