Today is all about the hats with bows! Little girls love pretty things. Let's be honest... all girls love pretty things! What's not to love about a cute hat with a cute bow?
I've been making several different colors of hats with a stripe to match the bow.
This cutie has a unique bottom row that adds a cute touch.
This is a lot of hat! It is a kids slouch hat with a cute bow.
These little hats are perfect for baby and toddlers!
This grey hat is a beautiful neutral color and is so soft!
These soft chocolate brown hats have just a cute white bow to accent the side of the head
I've been busy making lots of new things for an upcoming bazaar at Butler Creek Elementary School. As always there are lots of things going on this time of year; school conferences, school activities, Thanksgiving plans, and of course holiday bazaars!
I have four different cup cozies I have been working on so far.
Pig, Frog, Bear and Hello Kitty
Instructions for animal cup cozy with ears:
Ch 26, join with sl st to first ch
R1: Sc in same st as joined to, sc rest of sts (26)
R2: Sc all sts (26)
R3: *Sc in next 12 sts, 2 sc in next st… rep from * once more (28)
R4-7: Sc all sts (28) R8: Sc next 27 sts, sl st into last stitch (28)
R9: slip st in next 8 st, ch 1, Dc in next st, htc, tc, htc in next st, dc in next st, sl st in next 5, ch 1, Dc in next st, htc, tc, htc in next st, dc in next st, sl st to the end, F/O
Bow for Hello Kitty
Use the magic adjustable ring and sc 6 sts into the ring. Sl st to the first sc made.
Ch 3, htc, 2 tc, htc, dc in same spc as sl st. f/o
Sk 3 sts and join yarn in next st. rep for previous side of bow.
If you don't crochet or don't want to deal with making your own, feel free to contact me to buy one from me! I'm selling them at craft bazaars for $5 each. Buying them online would be $5 + shipping.
Things are starting to heat up for the craft bazaar season. I have been working hard crocheting cup/mug cozies, wrist warmers, bookmarks and charms.
Some of the cuties I have made for cup cozies are pigs, bears, ninjas, frogs and Hello Kitties. I've also made some regular stuffed animals.
And this Hedgehog:
They are turning out super cute and I have plans to make elephants, cats, cows, Mike from Monsters Inc., and lions. Maybe some stripes and polka dots thrown in there with the camouflage cozies.
That's all I need to say about that.
It's been an awful week of fever, headaches, dizzyness, cough and weakness. But this week, it's back to the grindstone! Back to work, back to play and back to keeping track of my little rugrats!
Although I'm still hanging on to my fun cough I'm able to get back online and get back in the crochet saddle.
I have been reading a ton this last week and I admit my fingers feel a little rusty holding a crochet hook again. I have busted through about 4 good sized books. And most of the book of Deuteronomy in the Bible. To be truthful, I listened to that one because I was even too weak to read on that day.
My books ranged in genera from Sci-Fi, to historical romantic fiction, to 1899 Manhattan upper class scandals to modern day Texas Ranger mystery. I even read a contemporary girl drama book about women finding friendship and leaning on each other during times of difficulty.
With the list I've read this last week it's hard to pinpoint my preferred genera. My DH calls my usual preference of TV shows "murder, death, mysteries". (see CSI, Law & Orders, The Mentalist...) but I'll often be seen watching comedy sitcoms too! I love Frasier, Friends, Dharma & Greg etc.
But when it comes to books many times I'll be seen with an historical drama romance? fiction.
Some of my favorite authors are Francine Rivers, Janette Oke, Margaret Daley, Sue Grafton, John Grisham, Murray Pura, Beverly Lewis, Suzanne Collins, Jean M Auel, Frank Peretti, Danielle Steele, Jane Austin, and I know I'm missing some great ones!
Want to share some of your favorite books or authors? Tell me!
So things have been a little weird this last week.
My dear husband (dh) has been sick for about a week now. He is pretty laid back normally and makes a terrible man-child sick patient. It works best if I leave him alone to munch on crackers by himself and his laptop. I'm not Nurse Rached, from "One Flew Out of the Cukoo's Nest, but I'm no Florence Nightengale either!
As if to make matters worse, my sweet, wonderful kids chose Sunday to play with matches, start a fire and make some nice holes in our new ottoman. It is less than a month old! Oh boy.
And then I saw the dining room table. The kids thought it would be a fun game to throw a fist sized rock at each other and use a little umbrella to block the throws! CRACK!!! Our glass table cover is broken... and good!
So the kids literally spent the day in their bedrooms. My son got all toys taken out of his room, his new Batman sheets were stripped from his bed. All stuffed animals (except one) got evacuated and he took about two naps that day.
My daughter was also punished for participating in this mess. She spent the day in her room and also took two naps. When there's nothing better to do you sleep, I guess!
My dh is still sick but on the mend and though I feel a little unwell,I have not crossed over to actually sick. Let's hope it stays that way.
I think that's all for now.
Tomorrow's another day!
And Mom and Dad Can Hardly Wait for School to Start Again...
This is my theme song! Two weeks off school seems like a great idea at the beginning but nearing the end of Christmas break it seems a bit excessive! Ha!
The kids had a great time and even though they got pretty restless at the end they were sad to see the break come to an end.
These two cuties were definitely a handful! Now that we are back in the routine of school things have calmed down a bit. But when it comes to my 8 year old daughter who thinks she is already a teenager... oh my goodness!
I have a hard time knowing how to handle a strong-willed opinionated, stubborn daughter!
I have not had any time this "vacation" to work on my crochet but I hope to get started again soon. I need to finish a baby blanket for a friend before I start any other projects. Any suggestions for what I should start next?
But first: this blanket is pretty neat. I am using a new stitch I learned called the "blanket stitch". It ends up looking very cool and a bit different from just a regular double crochet. I'll post a photo when I'm done with a short tutorial!
Until then; have a great day!
So here we are on Christmas Eve day.
Going on about 4 hours of sleep but not too tired yet. I'm enjoying listening to Contemporary Christian Music on Pandora, kids playing "nicely". Having consumed a large quantity of coffee this morning I am not too surprised at my energy level. Time to get moving on the rest of the day.
Several hours later; we are all back from running some errands and doing some last minute Christmas shopping! With a dash of hope I put my boy down for a much needed nap and refrain from taking my very much needed nap. I'm counting the hours and minutes until we can put both kids to bed for the night before I can take their gifts out of the secret hiding place to wrap their presents.
Let the countdown begin!