Thursday, June 30, 2011

Seafood Soup!

So post two for today.. maybe it will make up for my 2 weeks of not posting, haha. I have two finished projects this week so far. :)

Yet Another Market Bag [ pattern ]
My DF's little sister asked me to make her a purse. She picked out the main multi color and I picked out the green .. because it was the only thing I had in my stash that half way matched. I hope she'll like it, hoping I get to see her this weekend to give it to her.

Octopus Pincushion [ pattern ]
So this morning while I was searching for my needle again.. for the eight hundredth time, I decided I needed to make myself a pin cushion. I found this pattern and had an idea instantly for it. As in reference to my Seafood Soup title, I give you my Ultros pin cushion. :)

I'm totally in love with him. <3 I was going to make his teeth too, but I just couldn't find a way to make them look right.. so for now there are none. But I still love him.

Busy, Busy, Busy

So, it's been a few weeks of total busyness.. I haven't had the time to blog and updated until today. Last week, DF went out of town for work and I stayed with his mother with my princess and little monkey and we brought our dog, Dixie, along. :) The kids enjoyed spending time with their Grammy and Aunt Gabi.

Then with in the past few days, DF got very sick.. he was sent home from work, really out of it and vomiting. :( When he blacked out on me, I called the ambulance and he was taken to the ER. They told me it was a good thing I did and didn't wait. Turns out from the motorcycle wreck, when TGH stitched up the now scar on his left eye, they didn't clean a thing of it -- I know this because I had to clean what I could myself after he got home.. there was gravel stuck under the stitches.. but it gave him an infection behind his eye now which started it. Then he got hit with heat exhaustion and dehydration on top of that. He's feeling better now though, on some medication to clear the infection up and went back to work this morning.

While I haven't had time to update, I do have lots of stuff going on with my hook! I'm gonna start with my WIP this morning and perhaps get to my finished stuff later today.

Summer Mystery CAL The 'Ville
So there is only one clue left to go! So far, here is what I have:

Close up.

All of the pieces together.

Close up of the flowers.
I was so positive it was a bag or tote.. by now I have another thing in mind. So close to finding out, I'm excited!

Textured Ballet Style Slippers [ pattern ]
I was originally making these for myself.. but I learned after finishing this first one that it's about a half a size too big. So, I'm now making them for my DF's little sister since she is the same size as me.. but she's only 11 so still growing. :)

I can't wait to get the other one done to give to her with the bag I finished.. which will be in a post a little bit later today. :)

Also, if you've noticed on my side bar, I have a little crochet pixel. :) And here it is again just in case you don't.. but I'd be more then happy to make them in different colours if anyone was interested.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Busy Bee

It's bee about a week since my last update and I have been a busy busy mommy. We had a flea outbreak -- they are just bad in this area in general and since we have a dog... -- I have been up every day first thing in the morning and all night, vacuuming, spraying, sweeping, mopping, bathing Dixie .. plus keeping up my normal cleaning -- which was slacked a tab bit in the kitchen. I'm sooo tired. And it doesn't help that my df has been working very hard this week at work, getting up at 4:30am not getting home til anywhere from 5pm - 10pm.. by then he's so tired there's nothing I can ask of him but to get some sleep for work tomorrow.

He's worked so much this week I even took up the job of cleaning the yard up this week. I found someone interesting hiding near one of df's toolboxes.

Now, I don't know how, but I found time to crochet through all the mess going on! I completely finished a few small projects. First is a Scrubbie Dot that I also crocheted the red netting from a popcicle bag into the middle red area. I've already gotten to use it and it definitely did it's job. :)

Then I made a matching Spiral Dishcloth to match it. =]

Last night it poured down rain for the first time in weeks! While I loved the rain, while I was next door, we had a new leak pop up and it got on my poor unprotected laptop. :( Luckily, the worst it did was get water in the screen.. it took up almost half the screen last night, but now it has dried up to a small strip.. I'm hoping it will dry up too.. it almost looks like it didn't happen at all. So while I was grumpy about my laptop and the internet was out because of the rainy weather, I decided to take a stab at free handing a circle spiral dishcloth. It didn't come out perfect, but I'm still happy with it. :)

Then this morning I decided to work on a hat for my daughter, because she was so upset about the summer mystery cal not being a hat for her. Lol. So I let her pick out a colour from my stash and I worked on it all day on and off as I could... the hat is Josie Posie and here is my little princess posing with her new hat.

And last not but not least for tonight's update: my progress on the Summer Mystery CAL. :) Last week's clue left me with this and I'm very excited to get to the next clue tomorrow.

Friday, June 10, 2011

early birthday for me!

So while my birthday isn't until Monday, my two older brothers and my little sister gave me my birthday present a few days early! They bought me WotLK and Cata for WoW! Woot! Now I can finally get full and level fly everywhere, yaaay. Kal showed me some fun flying in StormWind.
Here we are, as high as we can fly.

Here we are, falling to our doom! Lol.

In other great news, our truck loan is finally paid off and we will be getting it back this weekend!!! I'm so excited to finally have my truck back. <3 Now I just need to get the transmission fixed and it will be perfect again. Everything is slowly falling into place!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mystery WIP Update

There hasn't really been anything exciting going on this week other then starting the kids on the Your Baby Can Read DVDs. I'm really interested to see if they will work! I know that thanks to Blue's Clues, Sky knows how to spell blue, so I'm hoping she'll be able to pick it up quickly. :)

Now for pictures of the mystery CAL project. So far there has been two clues and this is what I have so far:

I'm not sure if my flowers will match as well as I hope, if not I'll make those out of the main 'Bikini' yarn so they match perfectly. I was hoping my selection in colours would work though. :) I'm excited for tomorrow's new clue!

And on Monday I will be turning twenty-four! I can't believe where the time goes... I still remember playing games with my little sis when we were fourteen & sixteen. <3

Monday, June 6, 2011

red as a tomato..

Yes, that's right -- I'm sun burnt. Thankfully I was on top of my kid's sun screening more then I was my own .. it hurts, but I'll live. We had a blast at the lake yesterday, though! The kids got to swim and build sand castles for a while before we got onto the boat and took turns on the tube. It's been a while since I've done it, but it was so much fun and I only fell off once!

I found this pattern for the Cupcake Cake Purse and wanted to make something like it for my daughter. So, I managed to make something like it, only smaller. Here is the Cupcake Wrist Bag I made:
My three year old absolutely love it and takes it everywhere with her! I didn't write down how I did it though, and now my younger sister-in-law wants one too, so looks like I'll be writing it down this time.

Friday, June 3, 2011


So life has gotten in the way of my crocheting a bit, but I'm finally working on some new projects. :)

This star blanket I'm working on for my daughter, it's about 50% done. I want to find more skeins of the colour I used, if I can match it, cause of course I forgot to keep the label.. if not I'll have to figure out what colour to finish it in...

This is the head and body of a Percy the Elephant I am making for my sister. I have to sew on his legs, make his eyes and his little hat still. :)

I have no clue what this is going to be! It is the first clue in the Summer CAL at CrochetVille. Clue 2 comes out today and I am excited to get it started! :)