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Monday, February 8, 2016

Zebra finished!

I finished my faux taxidermy zebra yesterday. I am really pleased with how he came out.
I took pictures of the various stages. This one is before the vertical stripes are added to the front of his face.
Vertical stripes added...

 Ears, eyes, and mouth added....

 I added watered-down glue to his mane....
 Propped on chair so mane hangs down straight to dry.....
 Ta da!!!

 This has to be the best picture because it looks like a real zebra!
This pattern and more can be found in Animal Heads - Trophy Heads to crochet by Vanessa Mooncie. I'm going to attempt the Stag once more! Wish me luck!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Damage control!

So I'm sitting in my recliner crocheting and watching TV when all of a sudden the sky started falling! Literally! This shelf holding my baby quilt and Japanese collectibles .......
.......came crashing down scaring the shit out of me! Justin came running and he helped me pick up broken plates and knick knacks. Even the floor lamp was damaged! Here is the shelf and a few salvaged collectibles....

 Now I have two holes in my wall!
I'm just glad this didn't happen while we were asleep! Double heart attacks!
I've been making some fingerless gloves with free patterns from this website, Knitting and So On.

I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn. Beautiful results but a bitch if you have to rip out!
I'm going to attempt one of the taxidermy projects again. I've been seeing a few from Facebook friends and I'm motivated again.
Rainy day here in SC .....great day to do nothing but crochet!


Sunday, January 31, 2016

New patterns added

I've added two new graphghan patterns to my Etsy shop. These are just the patterns, not the actual product. I will be glad to make one for you for $150.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

I'm back!!

I have been without internet, for my laptop, for a few days and I was going through withdrawals! I have used Verizon as my phone and internet service for several years because I was unable to get any other service in the area where I live. Tried Hughes Net years ago before I found Verizon. Anyway, I was getting tired of paying a ginormous bill every month and the Verizon contract runs out next week, so I started hunting for another provider. Imagine my excitement when AT&T said they could give me unlimited internet service! UNLIMITED!!!!! I haven't had that in forever!!!! It was installed yesterday and I am in heaven!!
I have worked on a few crochet projects lately. I made this German Shepard blankie, but I'm not as impressed with it as much as I was with the Basset Hound and Calico Cat. I think it has to do with the fact that I really don't care for the German Shepard breed. Sorry if I offend anyone, but that's my opinion.

 I bought a skein of Red Heart Unforgettable yarn to make a Braided cowl but it is so thin it wouldn't work. It is labeled as size 4 but it feels more like fingering yarn than worsted weight, So, I made a pair of fingerless gloves. This pattern was 'sort of' challenging but I made it. My "hand" that I bought at the antique store works great as a model. Pattern.
 I took a donation to the local thrift store and found this lovely lady for $1. She sits in my bathroom with the other "bathing beauties".
 I also found this crochet book for 75 cents. First crochet book I have ever found at this thrift store. It's a 1989 issue.
Later today we're going to Union, SC to a housewarming for my granddaughter, Ashton. Weather is beautiful this weekend compared to last weekend.
Talk to you later!


Monday, January 25, 2016

Editor's choice...again!

My beagle amigurumi got Editor's Choice from Crochet Community! I gave him to Vivien for her birthday. She loved it!
 I jumped on the Facebook crochet group's bandwagon and made a Double Layered Braided Cowl.

 Ignore the turkey neck!!

First time I've ever hdc in the third loop! I had to watch the video tutorial to make sure I was doing it right. Now that I've made one, unless I get a request for another, I'm going to find something else to crochet.


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Who let the dogs out?

I don't know what has fascinated me lately with dogs and cats, but I finished the beagle amigurumi last night while watching Dr. Pol marathon. I think this needs to go live with a little six-year-old girl that loves dogs (hint, hint)!

This is a paid pattern designed by Stuff the Body.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday news

Well, South Carolina is shut down! We got a half-inch of snow! Yeah, I hear all of you in the north laughing, but this is serious shit in the south!

 Between the ice we got yesterday and the snow today even my brother-in-law,Ed (who by the way is from the NC mountains) brought my sister, Pam, to our mom's in his tractor!

Reminds me of the time my first husband drove my daddy's tractor to work! 
I spent my day yesterday crocheting and plan to do the same today. I finished this 
Calico kitty blankie yesterday.

Then I started this beagle amigurumi...
Working up fast!
Today is my great-niece's, Vivien, birthday. She is six years old.
She is my sister Pam's first granddaughter and is spoiled rotten. She loves anything to do with dogs and has quite a collection. She's a hoarder just like her grandma and great-aunt!
Woke up late (7:50 am) this morning and spent almost an hour and a half on Facebook! God, I love lazy Saturdays!