Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ho, Ho, Ho it's Christmas in July!....

It's never too early to be thinking about Christmas I think...It's my favorite time of the year. So let's have a little.....

Here are a few things I found that might make you want to head to the store and stock up on some red, white and green yarn and get those hooks a flyin'!

These beautiful Christmas ornaments come from meekssandygirl. Lovely.

Who wouldn't love this Christmas garland by ThePrairieCottage on Etsy. What a sweet gift!

Get started on this Christmas Tree Afghan at favecrafts. Nice and cozy!

This beautiful Christmas tree skirt was created by pertinitaco.

Imagine coming downstairs with these stockings hanging on the mantel Christmas morning. Get started!  Polka Dot Christmas Stockings by Priscilla Hewitt.

No way right? Elf slippers? So cute!  You can find these at Mom of 5 Daughters.

From the Cute Crochet Shop comes this Christmas Stocking set.

These Santa Claus Elf Christmas Decorations can be found at Edangra on Etsy. Cute accessories to attach to a Christmas Cookie bag exchange? Love it!

From Sweet Simple Things comes this Spiral Crochet Potholder. How festive!

Likepicasso presents these cute Holiday Lights.

Housing a  Forest - Learn.Create.Experiment created these beautiful snowflakes. (Another stack!!!!)

Recaptured Charm gives you a step-by-step on how to create this fabulous Holiday Yarn Wreath with ball of yarn. So beautiful on a red front door don't you think?

Happy In Red displays these Japanese snowflakes for you to enjoy. A pretty garland...

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. - Charles Dickens

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lay down your head....

I've been unusually tired this weekend. We've been running around here and there since Friday night. It got me thinking about the perfect pillow to lay my weary head upon. Something soft, cozy and colorful. If you threw in some crochet here is what they would look like. A good movie and an afghan and all is perfect with the world!!!

This granny starburst pillow in sunshiny pinks and oranges would be perfect for a little afternoon nap.

This Sunshine Day Pillow & Blanket comes from chicklets22. Gorgeous!

This hexagon floor cushion comes from lacasadecoto on Etsy.

If you go to you can find this pillow at nuggie. So cute!

This beautiful pillow for a bench comes from Limoncello. So quaint!

This showstopper comes from ohprettypretty on Etsy. Devine!

This circle in square pillow can be found on under Modern Grace.

At RH baby & child these pillow can be found for purchase. So sweet.

While searching for pillows I came across another stack!!! Love these. 
This comes from Kathy Kelly and is called 52 weeks of washclothes. Stack 'em high!

“Even a soul submerged in sleep
is hard at work and helps
make something of the world.” 
- Heraclitus, Fragments

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Roller Coasters...

It's a hot summer today and the perfect thing to quench your thirst would be a big pitcher of lemonade, huge glasses of ice and a small breeze. It got me to thinking about coasters for glasses. There are so many patterns for coasters and so many cute designs. So take a sip of that tangy lemonade and set it back down on a handmade coaster perfect for the summertime!

Crocheted Fruit Coasters by Makinitmama on Etsy.

Spring Blossoms by Barbara Summers.

Watermelon Coasters by Makinitmama on Etsy.

Bloom Coasters by Lanas de Ana.

Pear Coasters by Monika Design.

Spring & Summer Citrus Coasters by Stitches by Julie.

This coaster design comes from Patch, Stitch, Button.

These Little Bear Coasters come from Stitch of Love.

These adorable Sheep coasters are from a designer on Craftsy - Monika Designs

Summer is like a fresh glass of lemonade. 
You want to drink it fast, but you want it 
to last forever.

Saturday, July 6, 2013


One of my favorite images when I cruise through pages and pages of photos to spark my imagination are crochet square stacks. I find them to be works of art in their own rite. The height, the colors, make each stack unique onto their own.  So when searching for a topic this morning I came across some really creative looking stacks. Maybe you will become inspired to start an afghan or create you own stacks that are colorful and high!

Stack from London Mummy.

Stack from Bunny Mummy.

Stack from Circles, Colors & Crafts.

Stack laid out by Sew I See!

Stack from Sew I See!

Stack by Life Made Creations.

Stack by ByHaafner.

Stack by Ladybird Diaries.

Stack by Little Tin Bird.

Stack from subbloke.

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. 
- St. Augustine