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Shabby Apple Giveaway

Head over to the Creative Princess for your chance to win the beautiful Da Vinci dress from Shabby Apple!  Just click here for more details.   Shabby Apple is offering all Creative Princess friends a 10% discount on anything you would like to purchase. Just use the code "creativeprincess10off" when you check out!  This offer expires in 30 days, so you better act quick to order your Christmas dresses for this year.  The winner must have a US shipping address and will be announced next Tuesday (11/15). Giveaway ends at midnight on Monday (11/14). There are no exchanges for the winning dress.

Sew no more

So much for posting more often.   Right in the middle of finishing up a project last night, my darn sewing broke.   Again!   This is the 4 th time, too.   Something with the bobbin holder, but I’m not sure what the real problem is.   My sweet husband is going to take to the repair shop today while I’m at work, so maybe I’ll have it back again sometime this week.    So what am I working on?   Can’t tell you that, exactly.   But this is my inspiration:   Stay tuned for the rest of the sewing machine drama….                                                                                        

Go Baby! Giveaway

Flamingo Toes is hosting an Accuquilt Go! Baby giveaway.   Go check out her site.  She has some great craft ideas.  I would really love to win this one.  I might purchase a Go! Baby anyway, but it sure would be nice to win!   If you haven't see a Go! Baby, you should really check it out.  I'm hoping to start doing more applique projects and this would really make it easy.

Big Change!

With the anticipation of posting more often and making this a really "useful" blog, the web address has been updated to match the name of the blog. I can now be found at: I'm hoping to post at least once a week.  Some things to look forward to: New crochet patterns Crochet pattern reviews  Craft ideas Sewing projects Favorite sites and blogs Updates on my ever crazy life Don't forget to sign up for RSS feeds...never miss a post again! See you soon...

Coffee cup sleeve- EASY!

What better way to be green than to have a reusable coffee cup sleeve?  This pattern is very simple and you can make several and give to your friends. It's a great way to use that scrap yarn you have laying around. Go from this:  To this: Pattern - Small amount of worsted weight yarn.  I used cotton (Lily Sugar & Cream) because I think it will last longer and absorb the heat a little better. G size hook and needle for weaving in ends Abbreviations : ch = chain sc = single crochet sk = skip Round 1: Chain 32, join to make ring. Round 2: Ch 1, sc around, join. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch1, sk1, sc* around, join. Round 4: Ch 2, *sc in ch1 space, ch1*, repeat around Repeat for 7 more rounds (for tall size - you can add more rows if you drink taller cups) Last round: Ch1, sc around.  Finish off and weave in ends. That's it!  Now go enjoy a cup of "eco smart" joe!

Plaid Baby Afghan part II that was an interesting project.  I ended up using six full skeins of the solid color and one of the multi color.  I chose not to do the ruffle edging since this is to be for a baby boy and I didn't want it to appear too girly.  I just did a simple, plain edging and left it at that.     I liked how the blanket turned out and it's large enough that it will still be useful as he grows.

Plaid Baby Afghan by Caron (review)

So, I have been working on a baby afghan that I found on the Caron website: Baby Plain Afghan I like making different items and usually, like this time, it's for a request.  So far, I like the pattern - especially since it is free.  Who doesn't like free?!? It's very simple and easy to follow. I'm almost finished with the solid color, which I chose to do in blue mint. I love the Simply Soft yarn line and I think it will make a cozy little cover for this baby.  My only complaint is that the instructions state the amount of yarn needed is 9 oz for the solid color.  NOT!  These skeins come in 7 oz and so far I have used 5 whole skeins!!!  The afghan is rather large, which is good because the baby won't outgrow it right away.  I just wish I had known up front that it would take more yarn.  Hopefully I will finish the afghan this week and I will post pictures and any last remarks concerning this pattern.  I haven't decided if I will do the ruffle or come u