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Showing posts from June, 2014

Grandma's Strawberry Avocado Salad Recipe

Hello here is a fun but non Crochet post. Today my grandma threw a Garden themed lunch for her scrapbooking friends and I just have to share a few of the details with you! We used potted fresh herbs down the center of the table and she had many little garden accents! For lunch she served quiche ( she is not parting with the recipe to that one) and a mouth watering Starwberry Avocado Salad. To Make the Dressing: 2 TBSP White Sugar 2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 TSP Honey 1 TBSP Cider Vinegar 1 TSP Lemon Juice Whisk together  and set aside. To make the salad 2 cups torn salad greens 1 Avocada peeled and pitted 10 Strawberries sliced 1/2 cup chopped Pecans Place salad greens in bowl and toss with dressing. Then top with sliced avocado, strawberries and pecans That is my lovely Grandma in the blue and one of her friends :) I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have!!!!

Yarn wrapped flag

When art is inside you, it will come out via any medium available!

A  pregnancy  inspires many crocheters to make the cutest of baby blankets,  christening  gowns baby booties and more, but what is an extremely talented artist to do when she finds out she can't paint for 9 months? Read my Q and A with Katerina Penzina below and find out what this Russian artist decided to do! I first discovered Katerina's work only a week ago if that when YARNBOMBS ( aka Stephen ) reposted her work to his instagram and more than tripled her followers just by getting her work out there, Take a look at her Instagram Blogspot and her facebook for more of her work! 

SummerFriday Funnies

I wanted to share some of the Funny quotes, memes and photos I have seen around the world wide web relating to yarn this week! Email me your favorite at and I will share it next week Found this on AFCAP facebook  A contagious disorder is looming .....There is no known cure. It is the MLD, Multiple Loom Disorder, characterized by the many looms owned and sought by those affected. Those with the disorder have been known to take drastic measures to feed their affliction. Here a loom, there are loom, everywhere a loom. Looms tossed here and there, some with nearly finished projects, others apparently abandoned for a more sparkly loom.  found this in a facebook looming group I thankfully just have my knitting board ones... hahaha anyone on here have too many looms???? This is from the hit show #oitnb or Orange is the New Blanket , the quote is a bout a beautiful crochet blanket haha. WARNING this show is not a show to watch around children, there is n

Most popular posts for the last 7 days and a new free pattern for children coming soon!

I hope everyone has had a great week! My has been full of adventure, loads of free time to crochet and sadly a quick trip to the ER because my youngest had to get stitches after falling on a playground! Ouch! anyone else ever have to take a child under 6 in for stitches? It can be a very traumatic experience but he was a brave little boy! Here is a photo of him this am, he is on the mend now esp. with an ice cream cone! His trip inspired a new pattern ( he drew a picture and asked me to crochet it) which I hope will be done in the next few weeks so be on the look out! Here are the top 10 trending post for the last 7 days, have you seen them all? *Also I am taking pattern requests so if there is something you would like to see a pattern for let me know! Please understand I can't do something the next day and that things take time, also I don't do trademarks items for legal reasons!** 10.  Crocodile Flip Flops * all sizes* 9.  Shell Shorts - a great bathing suit co

Chiq Wedding Necklace - updated format

This flower was in the wedding section for only 4.99 How Stunning is this???? Even if you are not getting married this yarn is available in many colors make one or 10!!! The best part this is basically a chain! WHAT??? Yes I chained RIBBON yarn and made this stunning necklace in about 30 minutes!! I teach this class as a "lets see if I want to try crochet but I want something cute right now kind of class at Micheal's arts and crafts" Supplies : any ribbon yarn . There are MANY brands out there , the following is a loops and thread one, but any ribbon yarn will do Flower or pendent notion, and a crochet hook any size between D to I Spaces are the huge rectangle gaps at the top Instead of making a slip knot, just insert your hook into a ladder ( for strength of your work skip the first ladder space, like I did.) Now go to the next space ( or skip 1 to 2 ) and you will pull it through the first one like you are doing a ch

Kelia Kozy

My son really wanted to get his teacher something EPIC and he found out she likes tea.... He says she drinks it" like all the time" Now he came up with idea yesterday and the last day of school is tomorrow.... We already had a mall trip planned and we Pickup up a plain white mug at Bed Bath and Beyond and some fancy organic ( so yummy) teas from World Market.

Adventure to Lizard's Mouth Yarn Bomb

This was their favorite of all the yarn bombs!  I have been following Stephen Duneier on Instagram   and watched as people from all over the WORLD sent in items to be used in a collaborative yarn bomb. People sent in complete blankets, squares, wips, ufos, even projects gone wrong. Even a child sent in finger knitting, which made my almost eight year old boy get so excited to take up crochet again!   Even though I saw many of these pieces separately on his feed I was not prepared for the sights I saw when I walked up the mountain. Read about my first humble attempt to do a yarn bomb here!

All Seasons Ebook *FREE*

All Free Crochet just Release a NEW FREE Downloadable E Book Featuring patterns great for each season! It's nice to have a digital copy and be able to click on all the great links to find even more patterns!  DOWNLOAD THE FREE BOOK HERE Some of my favorites in this book are: Stitch 11  Her daughter is adorable in the FREE Ruffle Skirt pattern! Cre8tion Crochet  Will take you away you away to a festival or craft fair in her cute little bag small enough to not weigh you down, but still having room for you wallet lip gloss and keys! Or you can fall in love with her colorful vest pattern!  Moogly  Never Disappoints! Her single skein Spring cowl will be cute and easy on your budget to make!  Snappy Tots  Has a foodie pattern that reminds me of Twinkie Chan ! I know my boys will have more fun drinking the water they need if it is in the cool bag that looks like a rocket Popsicle. Here is a Review I posted on her FREE Police Box Hat Pattern  *tardis* My Hobb

Mini Maleficent Horns

So i'm not sure if I have ever mentioned this but Aurora was always my favorite princess as a little girl I even made a 3 in 1 shawl/ vest pattern because the color reminded me of her dress. You can get that free pattern here  Then with the new movie Maleficent coming out I made yet another 2 patterns! Have you seen the free Cowl pattern I recently release? Free pattern here   As the pattern was being shared I saw several comments asking for a free pattern for the horns... Ask no more! These are smaller to make them easier to wear but i have instructions on how to customize!   And because I am in the spirit of GIVING I am going to giveaway 2 balls of Vannas choice ( USA only sorry I can't afford the shipping anywhere else however when my youtube reaches 5 k I have sponsors to do a bigger giveaway!! so stay tuned!!!) To be entered to win just take a photo of yourself or child rocking out the horns from this pattern be sure to hash tag #chiqmaleficent and follow me @Croc