Sunday, April 28, 2013

Some country ideas....

I came across a pattern last night that stopped me in my tracks. I have a file on my computer that I collect patterns. It's probably got 200 patterns in it. I want to do everyone of them. But the pattern I saw last night on Twitter is a must. So cute and unusual. It sparked me to do this blog today with a country cottage, shabby chic, homey theme. Take a look at the quaint things I found.

From Lyubavacrochet these Shabby Chic Crocheted Coasters are so elegant.

From Emma Lamb comes this chic crocheted pincushion. For different varieties take a look at her work here...

Inspired & Unscripted created these Crochet Flowers called Regal Rose.

You can find these Handmade Crochet Ornaments via Peago at Trendy Bride.

These crocheted Circular Facial Scrubbies come from With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart. Get the pattern here.

This Shabby Chic Granny Square Throw was created by Leonie Morgan. Find her at

This beautiful piece comes from Large Ramblings & Small Doses of Dottie Angel and is called 'lo and beholdness' a warm & woolly coat for a cold mid century stool.  See the work here -

This gorgeous Country Cottage Crochet Cushion comes from So beautiful!

Bobbi Lewin created this Neon kitchen floral crochet garland. So bright yet elegant. You can find her at

This is the image I saw on Twitter last night that I have to make. It comes from DROPS DESIGN. Don't you just love it? So quaint. You can find the pattern here -
These beautiful items all could fit into a shabby chic lifestyle. There is so much creativity going on out there. Take a moment to take a look at your fellow crocheter's art and become inspired.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Red, white & blue....

After all of the chaos of this past week I wanted to pay tribute to all of the people who came to the rescue. Whether it be a police officer, an EMT, a doctor, nurse, anyone who helped anyone this week even if it was with just a kind word this blog is dedicated to the American spirit. When times get tough we stick together and help our fellow man. Be loud and proud. We're glad it is over...

The spirit of the red, white & blue....

This beautiful Americana Pillow was created by Anita Elmore from ASE Keep 'N Creative.  You can find the pattern here:

This African flower pattern inspired Polkadot Bag was created by MIA at

This cute 4th of July Baby Pixie Hat can be found at Cottoncandycraftings on Etsy.

This All Star Crocheted Blanket can be found at

This cozy Granny Square afghan was created at Vanilla Icing. You can find it at

 These simple but elegant Red, White and Blue Dish Clothes come from The Crafty Caladium.

This beautiful Boho Style Crocheted Wrap Bracelet was created by Morning Sky Jewelry.  It can be found at

This Crocheted Patriotic Hat was created by SlumberSpun.  It an be found at

Bobbi Lewin of Bobbi's Art created this beautiful garland. You can see her work at

America is a tune.  It must be sung together.  
~Gerald Stanley Lee, Crowds

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ocean breeze...

It's official...the Florida heat is upon us. Within the last week we have had 80+ degree temps and the humidity has arrived with it. So the first thing I thought of was being near the ocean. We are making a trip to Disney's Vero Beach Resort for my birthday in early June. I wanted to see what crochet projects are being done with the ocean or sea in mind. Let's jump in the water!!!....

These starfish were done by Becca Kirkland. Take a look at her work on

This Ocean Colors Afghan can be found at My Little Moments by Nuresma. Visit

If you visit and look for TupperRugs you'll find this beautiful rag rug design called Seaside Beach in ocean teal, blues.

If you visit and find jewisoflove you'll find beautiful designs like this Starfish Crochet Bracelet.

This beautiful Turquoise Ocean Waves Freeform Crocheted scarf can be found on at gypsythatIwas.

This it the perfect beach throw.  Here is the pattern for this Finger Crocheted Throw. Have fun!

If you visit you will learn how to make these Sea Pennies. So cute!

This is Amalfi Coast Mermaid Tears Sea Glass tatted lace and crochet created by LaPerLaA on Etsy .com. So delicate.

If you visit Annoo's Crochet World you'll find this clever Bermuda Sea Shell cover. Enough said.

So many beautiful things are out there in crochet world. I hope these images inspire you in your next project. Take the time to listen to the waves....

source: beautywithtimefades

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Let's Get Cozy....

There are so many patterns available these days. You can go online and find anything you want. So when I decided to search a very popular design - the cozy - I was surprised at what I found. I figured there would be the obvious tea cozy or coffee cup cozy. Take a look at what I found. Get those hooks ready to create something new and get cozy....

These beautiful iPad cozies are so elegant. They were created by saplanet orignials. Check it out.

These baby bottle cozies are precious. Between the color combos and design the possibilities are endless. The original pattern comes from a couple of places listed in this link but these were created by

These colorful mug cozies are adorable. I imagine they would be warm and cozy on a cold winter morning.  Check it out at One Dog Woof.

If you hop over to you'll find these cute egg cozies. There literally is nothing you couldn't make a cozy around!

What teacher would not love to see this apple with cozy on his or her desk? It's the best gift for the teacher in your child's life!!! So cute!! You can see this and other crocheted items at cuddlemeknits on Etsy.

Visit one of my favorite blogs at to find this beautiful Granny Tea Cozy. What a great gift this would make! 

These owl pouches for your cell phone are so creative. Who wouldn't want one of these?  Visit SandysSundries on Etsy.

 These beautiful tea cozies were created by The daffodil pattern comes from Attic 24.

I think, as you can see, that with creativity and color the world is your oyster! So beautiful....

Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
Dee Hock