Friday, October 18, 2013

Hoopla is Open for Business!

I have started selling my crocheted goodies again! Right now these cute lil' minions are my biggest seller.
And I just started making hats for American Girl dolls. Super cute!
Finally, a special request for a Minnie Mouse hat!

Here is a link to my Facebook page for Hoopla!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Soft Like a Kitty, Guinea Pig

My daughter begged me to buy the Dolls & Daydreams guinea pig pattern. I finally gave in and let her pick some soft fur fabric, it was a bit pricey, but totally worth it. According to her it is as soft as our cat, and I have to agree. He is super soft and super cute! She insisted that he must be normal colors like a real guinea pig. So here he is. Within a minute of me posting this pic on my facebook, I already had an order for another one! The pattern is fairly easy and of course, super cute!!

Robot Parade Robot Parade (of 1)

I purchased this robot pattern from Dolls & Daydreams and made a special order for a little boy's birthday. This pattern is adorable but I'm not sure I will be making many more of these. The tiny pieces, details and all of the hand stitched parts wore me out and the entire doll took me about 6-8 hours to complete. And I am not a novice at sewing dolls. It was NOT fun. But it did turn out to be a completely adorable doll.


I made this lovely little American frog for a friend's kindergarten class. The school is on an air force base, so naturally he had to support the troops with a red white and blue outfit.

You can find the pattern at Dolls & Daydreams.

Friday, July 19, 2013


My daughter is obsessed with having me make her dolls and animals to play with.
And as usual I headed on over to Dolls & Daydreams . I had to purchase a pattern of a girl to make my daughter a mini of herself.
This pattern was perfect because it has glasses to make for the dolls.

Here she is with a retro tie dyed dress & funky cute tennis shoes. My daughter picked the striped cherry fabric for her legs because she is always wearing funky patterned knee socks. It worked out perfectly!

Here she is sporting her glasses, a top, a leopard skirt & her maryjanes.

And finally, here they are together.
Long brown hair & matching purple glasses & of course another fancy outfit! 

Oink Oink & Whoo Whoo

I had a lovely return customer ask if I would be able to make her an adorable owl
and a sweet little piggy.
But of course I could!
I hopped on over to Dolls & Daydreams again.
I LOVE her patterns.

The cutest little piggy in her darling red top & denim skirt with matching heart adorned shoes.

Isn't this just the sweetest little owl?
I love the chevron on her legs and her sweet little tennis shoes.
She is just lovely!

A Ruff Life

I have been loving the patterns from Dolls and Daydreams. My nieces and a nephew moved to Okinawa last year and I have been swapping goodies with my lovely sister in law. So I decided to make some gifts for the kiddos. I made them each an adorable dog in their favorite colors.

Three little dogs, red, blue & purple.

Purple puppy sporting a leopard skirt.

Blue puppy in some sock monkey pants.

I LOVE this color combo, it turned out so wonderfully!
I then had someone special order a pup for their newborn grandson. This chap got suited up for his arrival!

Blue & gray pup in a vest and shorts.
The pattern for these pups can be purchased here.

Monday, March 18, 2013

A Dear Deer

This sweet little dear was made from a pattern by Dolls and Daydreams which is available for purchase here. I love the little maryjane shoes and the accessories!

Here B has dressed her in matching pajamas. So adorable!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mooshie Bunny

I got this cute little pattern here for free and made one bunny for a birthday gift and the other went to my daughter who was hovering the whole time I was sewing! On the second bunny I decided to spruce up the belly a bit because the fabric I had used, while nice and fuzzy, seemed too plain. So I cut a hole in the belly of the bunny and put the striped fabric behind the hole and stitched it up.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Mouse in a Tin (Recycled)

I saw on pinterest that there was a pattern for sale to make a mouse in an altoids tin. The pattern looked really cute, but I can usually eyeball something and not need a pattern. So here is my version of a Mouse in a Tin.

Start with you altoids tin.

Cut felt to fit inside the top and bottom of the tin and glue it in place.

Make a cute mouse out of felt and fabric scraps.

Make a top blanket and glue it to the bottom of the tin so it won't fall out. Then make a small pillow out of a fabric scrap.

Sleepy mousy.

Inside of tin.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Pallet Garden is GROWING!!

Lettuce & Broccoli. Sadly the Oklahoma winds tore one whole bunch of lettuce right out of the box.

Tomatoes & Cauliflower both grown from seeds. :)

Broccoli & Lettuce.



Everything pictured here was grown from seeds! I cannot wait until it is time to harvest!!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Above Ground Gardens Made from Pallets

My amazing husband humored me when I asked him to grab up some discarded pallets. He was skeptical of my visions of pallet gardens. But once I showed him a few ideas on Pinterest, he ran with it and came up with his own version of a pallet garden. I must say he did a super fantastically amazing job putting these together and even went above and beyond by adding solar lights! :) Here are some "instructions", it really isn't difficult. You just cover one side of the pallet with wood to create a bottom, box in the sides with more wood to create a box and then seal the wood.
Et voila, pallet garden!

Cover the "bottom" with wood, he used one solid piece but for the next ones he said he may use planks.

 Cover each side with a plank of wood to create a "box".

 Find cheap/free labor to paint them up  for you. Just be sure not use oil based stains that could taint the soil.

We arranged them on different heights of bricks for a "fancy" look. :) 

Here they are ready to be filled with soil. 

All done and with added bonus solar lights!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kawaii Teddy Bear Bento

I love this bento box shaped like a teddy bear head.
I used the cutest little sandwich cutters that also have a piece you can press into the bread to make an animal face. Adorable! :)

Slouchy Hat

Here is my latest crochet creation. A black and silver/gray slouch hat for a friend. :)

Monday, September 12, 2011