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Baby Blanket

So I found out over the Thanksgiving holidays that I have a granddaughter on the way. This is after 4 grandsons. SO finally an excuse to play with patterns that I wanted.

This is the first blanket for her. ( I have 2 other ones I am working on.) The yarn was picked by my husband and the open sky stitch came from crochet-pattern-stitch Here is my version using Bernat baby sport yarn in tiny tulips color and size F crochet hook.img_0003

Now to work on the next blanket!


Flower curtains

Some of  you have seen the valance I made valance

We decided to move them from the living room to the kitchen/dining room. Then we realized we could use the same pattern for the other window in the  room.  Plus  I was able to make them with scraps I already had so it only cost me time (alot) and  not money. Sweet!

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Lap blanket

Recently I finished a blanket that I started last year. I made the Hummingbird Garden Party Square and then couldn’t decide what to do next. I knew the yarn and colors I wanted i used but could not settle on a design to finish the blanket. I planned to make it for my king bed but changed my mind..

I saw the interesting granny square blanket and adapted the idea to finish my blanket. I spent a week with my mother-in-law and took the yarn and came up with this. Thanks to the designers whose ideas I used.



First Published Pattern for Sale

Well I finally did it. I took the jump to the next level of crafting and wrote up, took photos, had the pattern tested and put it for sale on Ravelry. So without further ado, here it is the pattern for the car canopy tent I designed. It is called Heartfelt Car Canopy Tent by Nadine Creates. I would love it if you check out, tell everyone you know and share it.
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Lucky Stradley’s Pottery

I wanted to share an artist I found recently, Lucky Stradley. She does some awesome pottery. As a crocheter, her yarn bowls is what first caught my attention. But her birdhouses are what I fell in love with. I think I will let her work speak for itself starting with my favorite (I think). I have only shown a few of her works. You will have to go take a look around her online shop unless you are fortunate enough to live near her actual shop like my son and daughter-in-law are.   Have a great day everyone.



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Camo Love

Do you ever look at something, in my case yarn, and see it a different way? I love when that happens. Recently I completed a baby blanket for my future grandson. Afterwards there was some of the yarn left. I figured it would be great for booties and a cap for him when I saw something else.

What do you think? I call it “Camo Love”.  Think I have a new product for the shop. Can’t you see it in pink camouflage for girls?

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Baby Blankets

I have been working on baby blankets recently. I have a new grandson on the way and mom loves camoflauge. So I hope she loves this blanket. It is the Drops In A Pond blanket design. You can see more examples of the ones I have made here.

Camo Blanket

Camo Blanket

Camo Blanket

Camo Blanket





I also finished a lap, nap, cot blanket. It is a Circle In A Square design. It is great way to use up scraps. I worked on the squares in the morning while riding the bus with students. Funny but watching me crochet helped keep them calm and interested. So I showed them the finished product when I put the squares together and made the blanket. It will either go to a school for a pre-k class or I may let a school auction it off during fall festival. Unless I sell it before then. In which case I will make another one for the school!

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circles in square blanket

circles in square blanket

circles in square blanket







Oh! How do you like my babies that are using the blankets? The little girl on the left is a reborn doll by Jenni Sholter and the other is a doll I have had for a while.

Well I am on to other crochet projects that are on my list. Now that I will be home for a couple of months I have made a list of projects I want to work on. Amazing how that list keeps growing every day.