Monday, February 28, 2011

Crochet Spot: Simple Shamrock Pattern & Irish Blessing

I am making a new to me style shamrock this 2011 St. Patrick's Day season
 I found this FREE fun & easy pattern at the Crochet Spot

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Do What You Love

I did what I LOVE
I crocheted this headband & flower
Jillian Williams did what she
The result, these cute photos
If you crochet and would like this pattern click on the images below for resource
Thanks for stopping by :)

Thank you Jillian, for these photos of my
"Flower Girl Headband" !
Thank you to the Adorable Model !
Checkout Jillian's Blog

Thank you to my pattern testers !

Made by  Laurel - March 3, 2011
Thank You Laurel !
You were so fast in making your headband and sharing pictures with me 
I really appreciate it : ) Registered & Protected

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Time for Bunnies

I crocheted these bunnies last year 2010
I took the pictures 100 years ago
Any way it is time to make them again
The pattern links are below
FYI - Bunny Pattern 2 & 3 are the easiest

The first one below is kind of fidgety but it is my favorite

 I call this one Pat the Bunny it looks like the bunny on the "Pat the Bunny" book
As always I fugured out a way to attach "Pat" to a hair clip for Annabelle & Emery


Designed by: Cylinda Mathews
Small amount of worsted weight yarn, (White)
Size F hook
Finishing Materials:
Small bead (eye)
1/3 yard narrow ribbon
Tapestry needle
Small white pom pom, optional (Tail)
Finished size: 4" L x 3" W
Gauge Not important to overall size
Skill Level:
Special Stitches:
2 Dc Cluster: (yo, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps, yo, insert hook in next ch, pull up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps, yo, draw through last 3 lps on hook to complete the st).
Dc Dec: (yo, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) as many times as specified, yo, draw through all lps on hook to complete the st.
Rnd 1) Ch 3; (10 hdc) in 3rd ch from hook (first 2 chs skipped count as first hdc); join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3: 11 hdc. (Do not end off).
Nose, Body, Tail & Ear:
Row 1) Ch 2, sc in next st, sl st in next 3 sts, ch 6, 2 dc cluster in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch see special sts, 2 dc cluster over next 2 ch, hdc in next ch, sl st in next st on head.
Row 2) Ch 3, turn work; dc in joining, dc in next st, (2 dc) in next st: 5 sts.
Row 3) Ch 3, turn work; dc in joining, dc next 4 sts; ch 2, turn work: 6 sts.
Row 4) Ch 2, turn work; dc in next 3 sts, dc dec over last 2 sts bsee special sts: 4 sts.
Row 5) Ch 1, turn work; sc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sc in same st, sc in last st, (working over back of bunny), (3 sc over next post) twice, (2 sc, sl st) over next post, sl st in first unworked dc on head and in next 2 sts, ch 3, (2 trc) in same st. Fasten off, secure ends.
Glue bead in center of head for an eye, tie ribbon into a bow and glue along neck line using photo as a guide and glue pom pom on tail, if desired. Attach magnet to back.

Another Bunny on a ribbon lined clip

Another Bunny


And a Flat Egg for good measure

I ended up Knitting my eggs based on this corchet pattern above
When I have time I will share how I did it.
At the moment I can't remember

I also can't remember why I wanted to make a flat egg
I had trouble finding a pattern I do remember that

SimpleBeans who shared this pattern
made a really cute garland
I was probably trying to make that


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My Irish Baby - Emery's Shamrocks

Lucky Irish Baby Clovers
{3 little Hearts}
Crochet Pattern
This is How I make My Clovers

F or G Hook
Lily's Cotton Yarn
C or D Hook
Fine coton thread yarn like "Paton Grace"

Note: All the stitiches are worked *into Magic Circle through out pattern
Form a Magic Circle
Into a Magic Circle, Slip Stich
First Petal ( Chain 3
Triple Crochet *
Triple Crochet*
Half Double Crochet*
Triple Crochet*
Triple Crochet*
Chain 3
Slip Stitch *)
Repeat the above between ( ) 2 times
3 times for a 4 Leaf Clover
Stem Chain 6
Single Crochet into 2nd Chain from Hook
Single Crochet in next Chain Stitch
Slip Stitch in the rest of the Chain Stitches
Slip stitch back into Magic Circle
Fasten off
Move loose end to back of Clover thru the hole
Pull Circle Closed
Tie loose ends together, Trim excess
Hot Glue Kid Safe Clip to the Back
Ribbon lined alligator clip
Check out my blogland Project page for a great tutorial on ribbon lined alligator clips.

If my method does not make sense try these

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Fancy This

"Citizens In the Making" by Felix Billiarde - Adoption Reunion

I was Adopted in 1962, I have wonderful parents & I have had and have a wonderful life.
10 years ago I found my birth Mother. 
We have a happy reunion story (Sorry Dr. Laura YOU are dead wrong on your views with regard to adoption reunion, well at least in my case)

My reunion with my biological parent is how I found out about this guy below

This is my biological maternal Great Grandfather Felix Billiarde, his passion was Child Welfare Reform
"Citizens In The Making"
was one of the books he authored and presented to Queen Elizabeth

Felix always wore a hat & suit 
He thought my birth mother needed to improve her manners
Did not approve of her tantrums.

I just thought this was cool and I wanted to share it.

With regard to Adoption
I am still searching for my biological Brother
Born 9-9-1960
San Pedro, California
Original Birth Certificate would have named him as
" Baby Boy Billiarde"
Original California Birth Ceritficate Numbers do not change
only the Name for reissued copys presented to the Adoptive Parents.
If you are a man searching for your birth family & you were born in San Pedro, 9-9-60 at the Little Company of Mary Hospital
I would  love to meet you
We have the same Mother & Father and no other biological siblings
We were only children to at the time very young biological parents
And we have a small but interesting biological family
We are 2nd generation Americans
Our grandparents imigrated from
Petershead, Scotland
Stamford, Enlgalnd
"Betsy" was name of the social worker that placed us through the Children's Home Society
Los Angeles, CA

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Be Inspired
Check out the beautiful images at 
"Sweet As Candy" & "Mod Vintage Life"
  Visual Inspiration of all sorts 

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Favorite Past Time

MommyCreations said "Crocheting  hearts has been my favorite past time lately"
What you said too
Check out MommyCreations (MC) Heart  Bracelets
This one pictured is my favorite

Thanks for sharing this fun project {MommyCreations}
I think I will just keep making hearts all year
Next up Lucky Green Hearts