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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Yarn feast

I tell you, it's either feast or famine as far as yarn related sales go. For so long I've been sitting around doing other things instead of crocheting and out of the blue my husband says he got me a sale. A woman ordered a 'Fisherman sweater in pink'....alrighty then. After looking at many different patterns I decided on this one for a size 4 girl. The woman (who bought it for her grand daughter) loved it so much she wants one of her own. Phew, ok. (The sweater for the little girl is pictured)
Then he comes home and says he has an order for 3 penis pillows (he just thinks they're the funniest thing I've ever made) from another woman at work. Wow, ok. Then I get an order from my Etsy store. Then....catch my breath....I get a recurring order for beanies. I'm up to my neck in yarn activities right now......and I like it.
My daughter has been telling me for a while that I need to get back into crocheting because I loved it and because I could make money at it. I guess I should have listened to her.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Trying to get it back

It's been so long since I've sat down and crocheted something for the fun of it. The only thing I've done lately is the few orders I get from Etsy. You know how life is, it takes over sometimes and leaves you in the dust unless you keep up. So many things have changed in my life the last time I posted.
Last night my husband came home with 2 orders for me from people he works with. One was for 2 penis pillows and one was for a Fisherman's sweater for a child. He said "you have such a talent and you've been wasting it. You have to get back into it". That really surprised me. That he thought of things that way.... So, he's right. Time to get my blog going again and back into the crochet world....where I belong!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Crochet Dude's Crochet Tools now available online!

And here it is! Finally! The new line of crochet tools by The Crochet Dude. I'll take one of each, please. I haven't been able to find them close to me yet so the fact that they're available online is awesome (or not, depending which side of the wallet my hubby is But, now I have some things to put on my Christmas list. Go here to check out all the cool things you just MUST buy!! By the way, congrats Drew. You deserve all the success you are achieving. You've hard for it and you certainly deserve it.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Getting published. Me, that's who.

I've been gone for a long time and am trying to get more active in many areas of my life, including crochet and posting on this blog. This is just a quick 'catch up' post to let you know that I have had some things happening to me since I've been away, including being published 2 more times, with my own designs! I've also been doing some work for The Crochet Dude, which is always an honor.
So...for starters, this pretty afghan in this months issue of Crochet! magazine called Chaco Canyon Afghan & Pillows. This is so comfy and warm, I need to make one for myself.

Then there are two publications that I had things published in. One is called 1, 2, 3 Skein Crochet. In there you will find a lot of really nice things to crochet including this Apple Tea Cozy that I designed.

And this is the one I just got the other day. It's called Scrap Crochet . It has another one of my designs in it, another tea cozy. This one is the Daffodil Tea Cozy.


So, my goal is to get more things published, create more designs and be more 'crochet active'. 

Please leave me a comment to let me know what you've been up to.
Stop by and say 'hey'.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Missing in

Well, no, I'm not really missing in action but I have been very absent from this blog. I apologize.

I've been busy with weight loss and busy with money saving. The weight loss was going fantastic and I'd lost 60lbs but then I kind of fell off the wagon and have gained at least half of it back. An ongoing struggle that, I'm sure, a lot of you can relate with.

As I said, I've also been busy saving money, which means couponing! I follow a lot blogs to find the best deals and best coupons and use that info for saving in my home. Since January I've calculated that we've been able to save at least $5600 through my 'hard work'. It's amazing actually.

I've started my own blog to correspond with the money saving but it's not nearly as big as the other 'mom blogs'.

Just thought I'd stop by and say 'hey'. Leave me a comment and let me know how you're doing. If you feel like it, stop by my new blog and say 'hey'. Would love to hear from you.

New blog: East Texas Saver

Monday, January 05, 2009

A New Year, a New Outlook

OK, here we go. Nope, no resolutions from me this year, they don't stick. I started to change my life last April when I decided to finally get rid of some extra lb's and have reached the 60 lbs gone mark, which I'm very proud of. I'm actually shopping in the 'normal' sized clothing's awesome. My secret? Cutting calories, increasing movement (I walk at least 2 miles a day) and

On a crochet note, I'm back into it again. I had heard that some people get crochet burnout and I thought that was crazy...that is until it happened to me. Luckily I got quite a few orders at Christmas time on my Etsy store so I had to start doing it again. It got me back in the swing of things again and I've been crocheting daily again for over a month now. Lookout world!! *smile*

I've never made many baby things in the past but my husband's best friend and his wife are expecting their first child in May and he asked me to crochet a few things for them. Alrighty then! I started looking and getting ideas and now I may not be able to stop! She may have a whole wardrobe by the time I'm done. Know any really cute patterns? Let me know where to find them.

I hope everyone has a fantastic New Year and that 2009 is the best year ever. I know I'm looking forward to it!!!

By the way, when my parents were here in November we took some pictures and here is one with me and my mom and one with me and my dad.

Me and my mommy Me and my daddy

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Just had to share....

I got these in an email and just thought they were too cute....

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
Mothers don't do spare time.

What's the difference between moms & dads??
Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be??
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Crochet Dude's Designs for Guys has dropped!!

At long last, here it is!! I got my pre-order in the mail yesterday from and let's just say I was not disappointed. Ok, I've seen many designs by Drew (aka TheCrochetDude) so I was expecting great things but that was even an underestimation of this book.
Would it sound condescending to say I'm so proud of Drew for this book and the patterns that are in it? I hope not, because I don't mean for it to be. He has just so outdone himself, you'll be surprised too.
There are a number of things in here that I have plans to make. There's even a hoodie that I just L.O.V.E. so much that I'm going to make it for myself.

If you click on the picture of the book it will take you right to the page on Amazon where you can buy this book.
I highly recommend it.

By the way, the book has a lot of Drew's humorous personality in it as well, but there is a spot in there where he talks about his mother and dedicates the book to her. It will touch your heart.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I'm officially published!!

Ok, ok, I do know how long it's been, trust me. I've been so busy doing a crochet dress for a yarn company that I let everything else go. I just finished that dress on Monday and am getting things back in order again. Then yesterday I got this by UPS (dontchya just love UPS??). I was so surprised. Well, I knew it was coming at some point but did not know when exactly.

And here it is....drumroll please...
Blings & Things for Dogs

My designs are as follows.....
Top row middle
Blue & White 81 jersey
Colorful sweater to the right of that
Bottom right pink outfit.

There are some very cute designs in here. Just click on the link above if you are interested.

Oh yeah, something else happened while I was away......I've lost 50 lbs. Please don't try to find it, as I'm not looking for them. I don't want them back! I'm feeling so much better in my own skin now, even though I still have another 50 to go. Heck, if I can do the first 50, the second half should be a breeze!!

I promise I won't wait so long next time to make an entry. I'll get on here at least once a week, if it kills me!!!