Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ode to Autumn

Set of 3 Harvest Pumpkins

Harvest Gold Flatware Silverware Envelope Holders

Round Circle Afghan Lapghan

Burgundy, Gold, Brown and Beige Purse

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,                                
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,                      
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
Drows'd with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,--
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.
by John Keats

Friday, September 3, 2010

Harvest Pumpkins

This is the time of year when the air is starting to smell fresh and clean.  The leaves are soon going to start turning those wonderful colors of orange, red and purple.  We will all start thinking about getting those rakes out and start raking big piles of leaves, just to get rid of them.  But the kids will be wanting to jump in those piles.  Oh that was so much fun. 

All the Halloween candy is on the shelves now.  With so many different kinds of candy, how do we choose the ones we want.  I know, Ill take one of each.  :-0)

The kids and grownups are thinking and looking out for just that right costume for all the Halloween activities.

We all start decorating in those wonderful autumn colors.  Enjoy this autumn season and be safe.

Here is a set of Autumn Harvest Pumpkins that could get you started with your decorating.  Makes a great center for your tables.

Set of 3 Autumn Harvest Pumpkins
$10.00 plus S & H

Sunday, August 8, 2010

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Using your first color, chain the number of stitches that is necessary for the width of the laptop. I made mine almost exactly the width of the laptop because it will stretch out when you put your laptop in it.

1) hdc in each st for 4 rows

2) Switch to second color and hdc in each st for 4 rows

3) Repeat 1 and 2 8 times

4) Repeat 1

5) Switch to second color and hdc in each st for 2 rows

6) Repeat 2

7) Using Color 1, hdc in each st for 2 rows

8) hdc in first ten sts, chain 2 sts skip 2 sts, hdc in each st until 12 sts from the end, CO 2 sts, skip 2 sts, hdc in each st to end

9) Using color 2, hdc in each st for 2 rows.

8) Repeat 5

Line up the stripes for the front and the back leaving the last 5 stripes at the top in order to have it fold over the front and sew the seams up.


Chain 1 st

hdc 12 sts in the 1 st

sc 12 sts around the 12 sts you just created.

place and sew in buttons... weave in ends and enjoy your new laptop envelope!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Handmade Burgundy and Gray Checker Board Set

Marked down from $25.00 to $18.50.

 This checkers game board is crocheted in gray and burgandy. Checkers are crocheted in same color with 11 in gray and 12 in burgandy.

The game board is 19 x 22 and the checkers are 2 in diameter.
The game comes with a handy little carry all bag so you can keep all the pieces in one place. The bag ties with a drawstring at the top. 
Machine washable.
This checker board makes a great gift. 
I have a checker board set that I made for myself, I take it along on trips and camping trips for the kids (and myself).  With the carry all bag it can all be wrapped up nice and tight and won't take up much room.  And with being able to wrap it up so nice a neatly you dont have to worry about loosing the pieces.
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Raspberry Crumbcake

2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 3/4 cup water 2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened raspberries 1 tablespoon lemon juice

 3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1 cup cold butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cold butter or
1/4 cup sliced almonds


In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, water and raspberries. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice. Cool.

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the first six crust ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat eggs, milk and vanilla; add to crumb mixture and mix well. Spread two-thirds of the mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Spoon raspberry filling over crust to within 1 in of the edges. Top with remaining crust mixture. For topping, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in almonds. Sprinkle over the top. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until lightly browned.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Large Raspberry Pink Purse With Black Bandana Bow - SPECIAL OF THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gathered style large shoulder strap purse is crocheted in a raspberry pink color with a black bandana bow that goes all the way around the purse. A large retro pink, black and white button is used as closure. The strap is attached with silver rings.

Purse measures 9 1/2 inches wide and 12 inches high, not including strap and 21 inches high, including strap.
This purse is spacious inside with the gathered look.

Each purse that I create is a one of a kind. It is unique in itself, therefore, there will never be another two exactly alike.
Purse can be washed and dried.
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FREE CROCHET PATTERN FOR ACORN AMIGURUMIS.  These would be so cute for the autumn season coming up just around the corner.                        
You will need…

E US/3.5mm crochet hook
Small amount of worsted weight yarn in 2 colours (for acorn and cup)
Polyester fibrefill stuffing
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Stitch marker
Embellishments (see below for ideas)
Pipe cleaner to make twig (optional)

Acorn Pattern
worked from top to bottom

Make a magic ring, ch 1.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 3: sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 4: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnds 5-10: sc in each st around. (18 st)
Rnd 11: (sc in next st, sc2tog) six times. (12 st). Stuff acorn through hole.
Rnd 12: sc2tog six times. Close up remaining hole, fasten off and weave in ends.

Acorn Cup Pattern           

Make a magic ring, ch 1.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring. (6 st)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. (12 st)
Rnd 3: (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) six times. (18 st)
Rnd 4: (sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st) three times. (21 st)
Rnds 5-6: sc in each st around. (21 st)
Rnd 7: sc in next 9 st, sc2tog, sc in next 8 st, sc2tog. (19 st).
Join with sl st to next stitch. Fasten off and weave in ends.


Your acorn will need a cute face. This can be as simple as just two eyes, or you can embroider on a nose and/or mouth.
Sew on small round beads or buttons.
Embroider circles to make an alert acorn.
Embroider ‘u’ shapes to make a sleeping acorn.
Glue on googly eyes.

If you dont crochet and would like a set of these cute little amigurumi acorns, please contact me at for pricing, or any questions.  I would be happy to make a pair for you.