Archive | July 2014

Molli Makes

I wanted to share an article  I found this morning with my readers. http://www.molliemakes.com/craft-2/free-crochet-patterns-16-ways-granny-squares/#null

I use granny squares a lot in my blankets I make for charity. So I was surprised to see granny squares used in ways I had not thought of before. This article takes you the magazine which you can download if you can’t find it locally. I know I would not be able to since I live in the United States and the magazine is published in the UK. Thank heavens for digital versions of magazines.

Here two of the ideas that captured my attention. However there ar 16 ideas in the article so there is bound to be something for pretty much everyone.

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Heart 2 Heart Reborn Nursery

I hinted that I had started working on something new recently. Here it is. I have joined with Heart 2 Heart nursery  and am making custom crochet items for her. The hammocks in the pictures below were made by me and can be custom ordered in the color a person wants. I am so excited about this new venture so let me tell you a little more about her.

The shop is owned by Jenni Sholter. She has a degree in art and is a retired military spouse. She makes reborn dolls. I have decided to let her work speak for itself and show you some of her babies. Look at the details in her work right down to belly buttons.

I am excited because she is a local business. I actually found her when I mentioned to my grandson’s mom that I liked this kind of doll. She pointed out that she had been sharing Heart 2 Heart pictures with me and that they were friends. So we got in touch and as they say “the rest is history!”

Jenni offers custom dolls. She doesn’t make them until you order it. That way you choose not only the doll but whether or not you want hair; if their eyes are open then what color eyes you want and other things. These are truly one of a kind dolls. I also like the variety of skin tones she offers. You can contact her for your own special baby at heart2heartnursery@gmail.com

And yes I did order a baby for myself. I will be doing a post when she is ready! I already have clothes made for Sarah.

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Rain Rain Go Away…

I had to share this post. She mixed crochet and and children’s song in a magical way.

Pretty Little Things In A Box


(sing to B.J. Thomas song, written by Hal David & Burt Bacharach)

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
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And just like the guy
Whose feet are too big for his bed

Nothin’ seems to fit
Those raindrops are fallin’
On my head, they keep fallin’

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So I just did me some talkin’ to the sun
And I said, I didn’t like
The way he got things done

Sleepin’ on the job
Those raindrops are fallin’
On my head, they keep fallin’

But there’s one thing I know
The blues they send
To meet me won’t defeat me
It won’t be long till
Happiness steps up to greet me

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head
But that doesn’t mean
My eyes will soon be turnin’ red

Cryin’s not for me ’cause
I’m never gonna stop the rain by complainin’
Because I’m free, nothin’s worryin’ me
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It won’t be long till
Happiness…

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Made lotion bars today

Before school ended this year, I had a request that I make more lotion bars over the summer. I finally got around to it since I ran out and have to use them for my super dry skin. I took pictures and thought you might enjoy seeing the process. When I told the salesperson at the craft store what I was making, she said “Oh you are going to pour lotion into molds.” Nope! Not even close! I used equal parts olive, oil, coconut oil and beeswax. If you are interested at looking at recipes, I suggest http://www.commonsensehome.com/super-easy-hard-lotion-bars/

molds to pour the mixture in

molds to pour the mixture in

coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax and lemon verbena oil

coconut oil, olive oil, beeswax and lemon verbena oil

scale I use to weigh everything and the ingredients combined

scale I use to weigh everything and the ingredients combined

freshly poured into the molds

freshly poured into the molds

hardened and ready to clean up

hardened and ready to clean up

ready to use

ready to use