Friday, January 22, 2021

Valentine Gnome Tissue Box Cover

 Valentine Gnome Tissue Box Cover

How cute is my newest design — a Valentine Gnome Tissue Box Cover?  This can be made in so many variety of colors and will still look so adorable. 

I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and a 5.0mm hook, a small amount of Polyfil and a tissue box. 

I hope to add the pattern within the next few days so be sure to check back on my blog!!!

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Christmas Stocking

Christmas Stocking

This Christmas Stocking pattern was easy to complete. As an alternative to cross stitch names, you can add your applique designs of choice. Add a crocheted item and/or word. Lots of different ways to make this uniquely your own.

For this project, I used a 4.0mm hook and RHSS yarn in  Red, White and Green. 

First, I used the red yarn and made the red portion first. I made 2 - the front and the back. I whip stitched attached one side. 

At this point, I completed the cross stitch work on the front. 

Once I was complete with the cross stitch, I resumed whip stitching the stocking across the bottom and up the other side, securing it.

Now, for the top portion. I used white yarn and for the first row I single crocheted around. Beginning in the second row, I started with make popcorn stitches around. 

I completed round 1and then 5 rounds of popcorn stitches with a final single crochet round. Weaved ends. 

For the loop, I used 3 long pieces (I didn’t measure; maybe 18”-24”) of each color. I then made 3 groups of Red, white and green. Tie the 3 groups together at the top with yarn and then plait. Weave one end into the white section, tie a center knot for the loop. 

Now, make 2 poms for the ends. I held three strands together and wrapped around my four fingers 20 times. I tied a center knot to secure and then trimmed and shaped. Attach each pom to the end. 

Happy Crocheting...

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Joy Sign

Joy Sign
How cute is this simple “Joy” sign?  I bought the sign from the Dollar Tree. Plain $1.00 sign became a cute seasonal decorate item I can use for years to come. 

To create:
1.  I removed the rope backing. 
2.  I painted the front white. 
3.  I used a pencil and lightly, vertically freehand printed the letters J O Y. 
4.  I then painted the J, Y and outline of O black.  
5.  I decided on a snowman face for my O and just freestyled it. 
6.  For the J, I decided on red, black and white stripes. 
7.  For the Y, I added polka dots. 
8.  I had a couple wooden snowflakes so I painted them blue and hot glued to the sign. 
9. Last, I hot glued the rope hanger to the back. 

Happy Crafting...

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Christmas Centerpiece

Christmas Centerpiece 

December has definitely proven to be a busy month for me with homeschooling my grandsons and decorating my home for the Christmas holidays. 

With my decorating, I like to blend items I’ve bought through the years with items I’ve made. I also like to include projects I do with my grandchildren. 

My granddaughter, Miss Arielle, describes my home as a “Christmas explosion...” 

So, today, I was looking at my dining room table and realized it’s 12 days until Christmas and I still hadn’t made a centerpiece.  I found my planter with the greenery in a hidden spot in the house.  I heated up my glue gun and attached ornaments, a few scented pinecones, trio of bells in two corners, leftover floral and a little elf doll.  

And, I absolutely LOVE the outcome of my centerpiece.  I used cheap, extra decor I had on hand and made a simple planter with greenery look sophisticated and elegant.

What do you all think???

Happy Crafting...

Frosty & Blessed

Frosty & Blessed

I painted this 8x10 “Frosty-inspired” snowman a few days ago. I liked it so much, I decided to buy a matted 11x14 black frame from Hobby Lobby at 50% off — $5.99!!!  What, an awesome bargain for the frame and it just really made my snowman look so cute!!!  

As luck would have it, I came across the “Blessed” sign that was also on sale for 50% off — $7.99. 

Under $15.00 and I have this gorgeous Christmas decor on the wall behind my kitchen table.  I absolutely LOVE it.  What do you all think?  

For an added touch, I added a plain garland, I purchased from the Dollar Tree, on the shelf and then just fancied it up with florals and tiny snowmen I had on hand...

I’m by no means a professional when it comes to painting but I’m teaching myself something new and having fun doing it. Learning a new craft with a new medium is challenging and rewarding...

I hope this inspires you to try a new craft. 

Happy Crafting...

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Plaid Christmas Season

 I love making plaid projects — crocheting, painting, woodwork, fabric — anything and everything plaid is just stunningly beautiful to me!!!

How cute are these projects below???!!!  And, best of all — super cheap and easy to make!!!

I used a repurposed one liter soda bottle to make the Santa boot — use it for candy or place a bottle of wine in it. Tons of different things to do with this....

The JOY letters were purchased at Hobby Lobby. I used Modpodge and plaid paper to make. I then hot glued each letter to my ribbon of choice. Last I hot glued a ribbon loop to the top. 

There’s a previous post on my Faith sign. The silver tray was purchased from the Dollar Tree. 

My red truck was purchased from Hobby Lobby. Modpodged with paper and ribbon loop hot glued to back. 

Simply Christmas holiday projects that I hope will inspire you to make something for your home.  

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Snowman With Rudolph

I’m SO happy with the outcome of this freestyle artwork I completed. This is my first ever attempt at drawing and/or painting a deer. And isn’t he so adorable?  

I decided to add holly and berries to the hat and make a striped scarf.  This was a very fun painting to complete that I thoroughly enjoyed designing...


Happy Crafting...