I haven't been on here much lately but Ive been super busy! I have been trying to get as many hats made as I can to send to a friend who is running a charity for the homeless. Above is the link to the FREE pattern I quickly put together for the hats I'm making. Its very basic and easy, so perfect for a beginner.

This is the link to my friends blog, and she has the most heartwarming stories, not only is she giving to the Homeless, she is getting to know them and learn their stories.

Please check out her blog and/or Facebook Page!

I have many new crochet ideas stored up in my brain that I cannot wait to get the chance to execute them! I went yarn shopping yesterday (shamefully) and stood in the aisle staring at the colors thinking how much I love those blankets with the faded colors. So why not a skirt?! I contemplated for an eternity which colors to choose and finally piled 8 skeins of yarn into my cart ranging from black, dark grey, light grey, and white. I doubt it will be rippled so it doesn't look like im wearing my grandmothers blanket as a skirt, but I do have a fun idea for a stitch to use!

Well, Ive got to get back to my hats so Happy Hooking!!

DIY Crochet Wall Art

This is a super easy project that would make a great Christmas gift! In this day and age you typically dont see many people with pretty little doilies laying on their coffee tables and as a mother of two little ones there is no safe place for one. Here I will show you a really simple and modern way to make some use of these beautiful works of art!

You don't have to be a crocheter to do this either! You can purchase doilies at craft shops or if you do crochet you can take your pick.

All you need:

A framed painter's canvas
Paint ( I used watercolors)
Craft glue (permanent is best that dries clear)

If you are going to crochet your own doily I recommend doing that as your first step so you know what size canvas you will need. Be Sure To Block it!

Here you can get creative with color(s) as your background. While I only used one color you can use as many as you like! As a gift you can personalize it to your recipient's favorite color.

All I did was mix up some watercolors and dipped a paper towel and wiped it across the canvas to cover the front and side edges. It DOES NOT have to be perfect. With the red one and teal doily I I didn't mix the paint perfectly so I picked up thick pieces of paint which showed up darker in some areas for a artsy look.

Let the paint dry completely.

Once the paint has dried, squirt some glue in the center of the canvas and with a foam paint brush distribute it gently across the canvas and as evenly as possible.

Take your doily and gently press it in the center of the canvas on top of the glue trying to make sure you get glue on every part of the doily and try not to get paint on the front of the doily. Even though the paint has dried the glue will most likely re-wet it and it may get on your fingers.

This was a learning process with me. The first one I did I tried painting the glue over the doily and let's just say the doily is no longer solid teal.

Let the glue dry and its ready to hang on a wall!

This isn't just for doilies either. I used a small 6x6 canvas and placed a snowflake on it for some fun holiday decor!

If you check out my Craftsy Craftlet over to the right, you will notice I have a love for crocheted lace and if you're like me you probably end up with lots of pretty little gauge swatches that you dont know what to do with. Well now you do! I haven't made use of them yet but I imagine it will make a pretty little piece of wall art so no bit of yarn gets left behind!

Happy Hooking Holidays!!


Hosting a flash Giveaway on my page!! Enter to win these lovely cloths and a pattern!

Crochet for Good

So, I've been super busy lately! Im almost done with my husband's jacket and trying to get this skirt design finished. A friend of mine recently started this charity called Miles of Smiles visit and like their page here---> These two amazing ladies are driving around and helping out our fellow homeless. Not only are they giving them things they may need, but they are stopping to have conversations with them and learn about their stories when most people would just pass them by. Of course in this day and age that is what most of us do. They are currently trying to collect funds to buy Christmas presents, so of course I chimed in "I can make hats!" With all my oddball skeins of yarn that match nothing or I don't know what to do with, I finally have found some good use for them!! Once I have a pile of hats finished I will be putting up pictures and hopefully they will lift the spirits of those less fortunate than myself. I may be a stay-at-home-mom on a budget but I can definitely spend some time that God gives me to help someone with the gifts that I am supplied with! Please feel free to follow the page above and share and donate if you can, any way you can! GOD BLESS AND HAPPY HOOKING!!

Convertible Crochet

you dont really see too many convertible crocheted garments out there but I love the idea! This one isn't new ( scarf-shrug) but I couldn't resist making one!! Another example is this
A fab strapless summer dress, slide it down to your waist and you have a long skirt that is cool-weather worthy with warm leggings underneath. Being in unpredictable Texas weather can make it difficult to decide on what is weather-appropriate But a lot of my designs are great for layering which is why most of my garments are styled for summer. I have a love for lace and thread, so there are times I would much rather not acknowledge its getting cooler and don my summer-wear!
Had lots of network issues lately, but Im finally back online and this is my latest pattern and I should have a new one sometime tomorrow :)

Winterizing Crochet

Being from Texas, I've had little use for all those fabulous winter accessories that most get to show off. However, just days ago a cold front blew through all this miserable heat and while its far from cold enough to wear scarves and hats for functionality, it is finally that time when I can think of new quick designs and show them off on my very few outings. :) Right now I'm working on a cowl and hopefully my oddball skeins of yarn I've had no idea what to do with will be made useful finally! Of course the Texas girl in me wants to pretend its still hot and work on a summer dress in gorgeous thread. Aaah.....


If you're a crocheter, you know the terminology. "Unfinished Objects" In my case it should be "unfinished designs". Lord knows I have a collection of them. What can I say? Im a crochet flake! I have yarn ADD! Amazingly enough Im devoting myself to make my entire family jackets. If the stitch or color isn't constantly changing, I lose interest. Which is perhaps why I've only finished one blanket. On another note, my Gamer Jacket has gotten over 1300 downloads, and I am looking forward to seeing lots of final results!! I have two design requests which I am looking forward to tremendously. One is a sweater and another a gorgeous dress in thread. (my favorite thing to work with) So stay tuned and Happy Hooking!

Jacket Progress

I've been working diligently on this pattern and am typing it out as I work on my daughter's. So just a couple progress pictures so y'all can see how its made. I may post more as I work :)

Gamer Crochet

I really dont provide enough free patterns! ! But this is surprisingly simple and quick so as soon as I do A LOT of pattern grading I will be putting this up ;)
My gamer husband inspired me to make this! There are the neatest costumes in video games, and Assassins Creed seems to take the cake with me. Let's face it, people cant publicly appear in those tiny, skimpy clothes from those silly anime games. ( which I happen to love!) However my family will be decked out in Assassins Creed attire! As soon as it cools off in this texas heat I will be wearing this jacket every where!!

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Happy Hooking!

Ugh having photo issues!