Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I have been nesting the past couple of days.  No, not the kind we women tend to do before we give birth.  Never say never but I'm fairly certain my husband and I are done with that sort of nesting.  What I mean is, I have really taken a shine for the Pretty Crafty Home project.  I have been concentrating on the tidy, tidy, tidy part of the project.  I must say, I am quite pleased with the results so far.  In an extreme added bonus, my daughters are excited and have been keeping their room picked up and their clothes in their dressers.  Believe me, this is a HUGE thing in our home.  I am heaping praise upon them in the hopes that positive reinforcement will keep them going in the neatness department.

This evening, when I sat down with my husband - he watches television while I do something crafty, but at least we're together - I picked up my crochet and felt zero guilt! This is huge for me because normally I feel a tug-of-war between what I should do and what I want to do - but not-so tonight.  This is so, so wonderful! I am beyond thrilled that I found and joined this project!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Making a Pretty Crafty Home

I have just found a wonderful new (to me) blog and fabulous project to go with it! The blog is called Sandra's Cherry Heart.  Doesn't the name alone just make you smile? The project is called Pretty Crafty Home.  Click here if you wish to take part.

The project is basically about making your home prettier and decluttered by crafting and being frugal.  I feel like this was created with my name on it.  The five ideas toward making a Pretty Crafty Home are:

1.  Tidy, tidy, tidy and clean, clean clean!
2.  If it has to live here, it should be pretty.
3.  If I don't like how it looks, and I can change it, I will.
4.  Thrift, re-use and recycling are my watch words.
5.  Crafting is king!

See, a project that I can so completely relate to and jump on board with! Especially as we live in a rented property and I can't do things like paint and seriously remodel - crafting and re/upcycling are right up my alley.  So, I imagine there will be a lot of crochet going into prettifyong our home.  Plus, I've rea;;y been wanting to learn to sew and this seems like a perfect reason to finally do it! I just have to get over being afraid to actually purchase the seing machine.

I have many ideas running through my head.  I'll let you know which is the first for our Pretty Crafty Home!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Crocheted Gift Set

My daughter's were invited to a friend's birthday party.  My oldest daughter - Miss O - asked me to make their friend a crocheted gift set.  So, I found out the girls favorite colors and made this:

 A Purse

 A Scarf

The set together.  I'm happy to say that my daughters loved giving these to their friend.  And their friend loved the set.  So yay - everyone was happy!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Oh, how I love tulips! They are, in every single way my absolute facorite flower! Today, please allow me to share this multi-colored field of tulips with you.  Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day is filled with love and happiness.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

One a Day - Tuesday's Tallies

One A Day is hosted by Carole atGingerbread Girl and on Ravelry.

This week I managed to get six squares done for my One a Day project.  I am quite happy with the progress considering the week we had around my house.  Miss O was sick with some nasty flu-like bug.  Anyway, I now have twelve squares complete and fifty-two to go.  I'm happy with the way they're turning out.  I want to arrange them in a random fashion when I start attaching them.  I hope I'm able to do this when the time comes.  While I like being adventurous with my color choices - I get very nervous about random placement.  I don't know why.

And now, for the part I like best, the pictures: