Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Craft Show Drama

I am going to try to do my first craft show this fall. I am super excited! And stressed...

Here in Georgia the sun (even in the fall) will literally bake you. I need a canopy! The ones that are not expensive are poorly made, and since I'm short on cash, I can't afford $100 -$200 for a canopy. So let the search begin!

Not only that, but I also have to get a ton of items made in time. I have 30 or so already tucked away, and am working like a chicken with its head cut off trying to get more made. I'm having a lot of fun though. It gives me a good excuse to use up some of the yarn I've been saving. :)

So wish me luck! I'm sorry I update my blog so seldom, but thanks to all of my followers who have graciously kept up with me!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Giveaway News.

Unfortunately, I was unable to get 20 people to sign up for my giveaway.... :(

But thank you so much to those of you who did sign up! When I host my next giveaway, the 9 of you will be automatically entered in it (unless you choose to not be).


Monday, July 20, 2009

Our Own Little Celebrity Has Her Own Web-Page Up!

I am so excited! Overly so, probably. But the pit bull we are currently fostering has a web page up with the organization we are working with!

We have $1935 dollars already donated, which is about 1/3 of the total amount needed for her surgery. That is fantastic! It is so much more than we were anticipating being able to get for her. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has donated. Even if you've only read her story, thank you! It means so much!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Giveaway Time!

I'm planning to host my first ever giveaway. The prize will be a set of 15 cotton rounds like the ones listed here.

OR a Soggy Sardine catnip toy (in the color I choose), which you can see here.

It's your choice!

All you have to do is comment on this post! On August 1st, I will put all the names in a jar and randomly choose one. I will need to have 20 or more participants to proceed. Please include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you if you are the winner. I will contact you if you win, and then your prize will be shipped and on its way!

Thanks for visiting my blog, and good luck!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunglasses Case

Here is my first free pattern! It is just an easy glasses case pattern that is perfect for the beginner. It has a interesting texture to it. If you find any errors or have any questions, please just let me know.

Difficulty level: Easy – This pattern is a great project for beginners as well as advanced crocheters.

Finished Size - 7.5 inches X 3.5 inches


Small amount of worsted weight yarn

Size G crochet hook

Yarn needle

Felt (optional)


Ch = Chain

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

Sl St = Slip Stitch


Ch. 23

Row 1 – SC in second Ch from hook and each Ch across

Row 2 – Ch 2. Turn. Dc in each Sc across

Row 3 – Ch 1. Turn. Sc in each Dc across

Rows 4-21 – Repeat rows 2 & 3, ending with a row of single crochet

Tie off and weave in ends.

Fold the lower edge of the case up 3 inches. Starting at the left side of the case Sl St in the lowest St. Sc around the left side, top, and right side of the case, Sc-ing the front flap to the back flap in the process. Tie off and weave in ends.

To Line the Case (optional):

Cut a piece of felt in a rectangle 7 inches wide by 5 inches long. Fold the piece of felt in half and stitch both sides of the case together, leaving the top open. Slip the piece of felt into the case to the position you desire. Stitch around the top of the felt, securing it to the crocheted case.

And you’re all done! So enjoy the sun and your new sunglasses

Please note: This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell or distribute this pattern without my express permission. Thank you so much!