Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Day of the Crocus

The day my little crocuses pop up in my front yard has to be one of my favorite days of the year. I dream of a day when half my front yard is covered in their beautiful blooms. I also got a wonderful surprise in the mail, some wonderfully smelling handmade organic lemongrass and calendula soap from a dear mommy friend from a nursing mommies' group I was in starting when my oldest daughter was only 2 months old. My daughter's 11 now, and my sweet friend has moved far away. Getting her sweet note and handmade soap is like seeing the crocuses pop up each year. Now matter how long it has been since I've seen them, they always bring me great joy, and I can count on them being there year after year for me :)

February 1 today and winter's not over yet. We had a dusting of snow last evening. Here are my crocuses this morning. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thinking about Love

I love Valentine's Day because it makes me think of love. Pink is my favorite color. I like hearts. Here are some things I have been working on this week. Some have to do with Valentine's Day and some not, but I loved making all of them :)

cute puppy hat pattern is from Repeat Crafter Me :)

The kitty dishcloth and heart dishcloth are both my own patterns that I have graphed out. They were not terribly difficult, but I am proud that I was able to make them. I have been experimenting with color changing in crochet and am happy with my first attempts the last couple of years. I have made the kitty, the heart, and also a pawprint. I was fooling around with the pawprint pattern and made a blanket last year that I kept forgetting to list on my etsy site. I really like the colors in it.

and just for good measure, I will throw in a picture of Snowball....he has just been sooo snuggly lately. Everytime I sit down, he wants to be right there, sitting on my lap

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Winter Creations

I keep forgetting to update and post things I have been working on lately. Here are several things I have been working on this winter. Some were fun custom Christmas orders, and some were just for fun for my family :)