Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I Made A Mermaid

I made a Mermaid

She is definatley OOAK,  just like the person she was made for.

I loosely used the pattern link you'll find  below all the pictures

I struggle with faces when ever I make dolls - I decided to go with eyes only - green eyes that matched the recepients eye color

This project was a labor of  L O V E and all I can say is I prefer to knit Gnomes

Mermaid Pattern:

Friday, January 28, 2011


Lacy Goodness

Hook: Size G
Yarn: Cotton Yarn

Stitches used: ch, sl st, sc, dc

Row 1 - Ch 40, (dc, ch 2, sc) in 4th ch from hook. * sk next 3 chs, (2dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch. Rep from * across. Ch 2, turn.

Rows -  2-19 (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp. (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in each rem ch 2 sp. Ch 2,turn.

Row 20- (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch 2 sp. (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in each rem ch 2 sp.

Fasten Off

Angel Heart

Angel Heart

Materials & Stiches used:

Lion Brand  Cotton Ease Yarn: Red
7” of 1.5”wide lace
Alligator Clip
Crochet Hook Size: F
sc =  single crochet
ss = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet

I started out using this pattern first - Thank you Julie-K

Then I changed a few things so.....

This is how I make my Hearts:

Form magic circle

9 sc into magic circle

ss into 1st sc to join, Chain 1

skip 1, 5 hdc into next sc

sc into next 2 stitches,

1 hdc into next stitch {Center},

sc in next 2 stitches

5 hdc into next stitch, chain 1

Ss into joining stitch {Center}, fasten off, cut,  leave 2” tail, move tail to back of work

Pull magic circle closed, tie loose ends together trim excess


With a dot of hot glue join 7” of lace to form a circle, fold, wrap center and tie with dental floss or thread, this forms a bow which becomes “wings”

Hot glue lace wings to the back of heart

Hot glue small alligator clip to the center and you are done.

Happy Valentines Day

If my pattern does not make sense to you, try the GREAT patterns found at
If you Knit or Crochet this is a Super FUN resource for patterns
There is button on my side bar that will take you there.
Raverly Project From "Nerd Wars" Team
Heart Bow Tie

I am trying this pattern I found at Raverly next....
"Hearts Coasters"
If mine turn out as cute a the picture from "whiskers and wool" then this will be my Valentine for Co-Workers this year.

I used my Heart Pattern to make this cute embellishment for this Hat

My Angel Heart Post is Shared at these GREAT parties
Today's Creative Blog
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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rocky Mountain High....Coloradooooo

I miss Miss Em

SUNRISE: Cold front brings snow to the region

January 24, 2011 6:21 AM


A cold front moving into the Pikes Peak region could bring up to 3 inches of snowfall in some areas Monday.
The National Weather Service predicts 2 to 3 inches of snow, concentrated on the eastern plains, the Palmer Divide and Teller County. Most of Colorado Springs likely will see less than 1 inch of snow and a high of 36 degrees.
Temperatures this week are expected to see-saw with a high in the mid-40s and sunny skies Tuesday and a high of about 40 degrees with a chance of snow Wednesday. Temperatures are forecast in the mid-50s Friday

All !

PS - I bought this cute Dino Shirt for Miss Em here

February 2011

UpCycled Sweater Flower


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

All Things Kate - Princess Diaries


Pretty as a Princess
Kate Inspired 2012 Spring Fashion from 2011 Fall Fashion week in New York
Designer Jenny Packam

William & Kate will live at Kennsington Palace when in London
It was Diana's home with the Princes after the big D


Do you want to visit Seychelles and stay there too ?

After Party Dress

I apologize for Camilia in this picture I tried to not have any images of her in this post but this is the only picture I could find of the after Wedding Party Dress


What is the best part about marrying a Prince ?
Other than the Prince part,  it has got to be the JEWELS ! .....oh and the carriage rides

Tiara Time - Big Time Bling - Royal Style

Royal Jewels for Kate - "Something Borrowed"

Royal Wedding Eve Hotel for Kate

Shopping Spree for Honeymoon - Included
High Street Store "Warehouse"  
Bannana Republic  & Summer Dresses

Is this the Red strapless dress Kate bought ?
Red Strapless Dress from Warehouse

Strapless Poppy Print from Warehouse

I wonder what Kate bought at Bannana Republic ? maybe this little number

or this


"Just In" Dresses at Bannana Republic

Kate & Pippa Hair Ties
Ultra Betty & Lucky Girl
Buy your own at both stores ship internationally



As seen in USA Magazine Lucky

White Wedding Flowers 
"The Herb of Love" - Mrytle
for Kate's bouquet

Crepe Myrtle Planted by Queen Victoria

Sweet Wiliam

Organic Flowers & Living Plants for Royal Wedding used by request of the Bride & Groom

Threes a crowd............

Wedding After Party Details leaked....

For all you Tea Towel buffs.....

Pez Dispenser Enthusiasts

For all you Throw Pillow buffs.....

You knew it was coming...
 The Kate Doll

And How about that Ring....I bought one at Michaels Craft Store for $9.99 : )


Fasinating ? Fasinator


Cup of Tea ?

Official Royal Wedding Website

The Kate Tour

Looks like a nice cozy place for the ceremony
not at all intimidating

I took the day off work to watch this happen 
I did it in 1981 & I'm doing it again for 2011
I  can't wait !

 Come on... They should have at least invited Michelle she could have come with France's First Lady so I could see what they would have worn...
Seriously who wants to be on the same list as Sarah Ferguson - Bad Form

The Invitation
Add caption
I guess mine got lost in the mail

Kate's Official Engagement Dress by REISS

Honeymoon Possibilities

Best Man        Maid of Honor

Knitted Dolls
Prince William and Kate Middleton look-alikes Andy Walker, left, and Kate Bevan, pose for photographs with hand knitted wool figures of the royal couple at a toy fair in London, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. The kit to knit the royal couple is being launched by the Galt Toys division of the James Galt company ahead of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, scheduled for April 29, 2011.

I LOVE this Coat
I wonder if these 2 dresses come in my size ?
I am sure these dresses would make my arms look this beautuful too

Diana - Kate

God Save The Queen

Unofficial Royal Wedding Plate

This has nothing to do with Kate or the Royal Wedding it is just a cool Union Jack furniture desgin

Royal Sister In-Law To Be & Her Party Website
Party to Pieces

The Old Boot Inn - Royal Couple Huant

Ok..... this lady said Kate Middleton is no fashion Queen  ? PLEASE are you serious ? 
Oh, I get it she must be the fashion queen - NOT -  I am voting her off my island

Queen Anne 1702

Princess yourself at

Kate - Warhol Style

Flower Accessory Worn by Kate

The Princess Kate Country Rose Accessory - All Natural Beauty

Kate's Wedding Hair

After Christmas Shopping with Mom

Cool Casual Kate