Friday, August 15, 2014

Strawberry Slippers

I just had to share these cute slippers that I made over the past few days while down with a cold.

 Look they are strawberries! Can I just say how much I love these!

I made them for a friends birthday, she loves all things cherries and strawberries so these will be perfect!

I decided to add a few pairs to my shop in a huge variety of sizes. If you are interested in a pair you can find them here.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Pattern! Cherry Crochet Potholder

I am so excited to announce the release of my new Crochet Cherry Potholder Pattern!

You can find it available for purchase in my etsy shop 

as well as on Ravelrly

This adorable potholder is the perfect touch for any vintage kitchen out there as well as any cherry lover! The potholder is quick and easy and can be made up in an evening of crafting.
Pattern includes both written instructions as well as photos.
Writtten in US terms.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Vintage Camera Pillow Pattern

I'm super excited today to finally be able to release my Vintage Camera Pillow Pattern!

Based off of my favorite app, Instagram, this pillow adds that fun pop of personality to any room.The pattern is great for a beginner as you just need to know basic crochet stitches.

You can find the pattern in my etsy shop: link
as well as Ravelry: link 

The perfect pattern for this weekend's crafting :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Shop Update 5/23

This week's shop update is now live! I was very much inspired by the beautiful summer weather we've been having here in Ohio. Lots of bright colors, strawberrries, and cherries.

 I am completely smitten with this new strawberry garland. Perfect for Summer!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Colorful Dining Room Chairs

I recently painted my dining room chairs in all happy colors. I had been wanting to do this for a while but was a little hesitatant because I was afraid it would look a little crazy and discombobulated. But I have to say I am so glad I did it! It adds the perfect pop of color to my all white dining room. I guess there really is no such thing as too much color. 

Are you ready to see?

Tah dah! Isn't it so cheery? :)

All of  these chairs were painted white at one time and almost all of them came from different places. Two were ones we've had for your years and years, the other two came from the thrift store, and the last two my grandpa found on the side of the road and were an ugly forest green and black. You would never know that now! 

To keep this project cost efficient I just used the little sample paints of behr premium plus that you can get for around $2 at Home Depot. So this instant room makeover only cost me about $10 and took an evening to paint all the chairs.

Did you know it has been officially one year since I moved into my new home? Wow how time has flown. I'm still planning, fussing and DIYing all the rooms in my house to my liking.

Friday, May 2, 2014

shop update 5/2

Hey everyone! This week's shop update is live! For this update I chose all of my favorite items from past sales. Don't forget that Mother's Day is next Sunday :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

shop update 4/25

This week's shop update is now live!

New this week is this cute Instagram pillow...

and two new mini Daphne dolls!

Thank you everyone!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Hope you all have a lovely Easter Sunday!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Shop Update 4/18

Lots of new goodies in this week's shop update! Update will happen at 7pm eastern time and once something is sold out it might not be back in the shop for a few weeks or it might be a one of a kind deal and never come back.

New this week are:

This precious set of crochet roses.

Super cottage crochet potholder for your kitchen,

my favorite new bunting banner, with sweet little appliques,

a classic granny bunting, 

 and this adorable flower pillow that I had so much fun making!
Hope to see you are 7 o'clock :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

shop update 4/4

This week's shop update is now live!

I'm excited to introduce 2 new products this week. The first are these adorable cotton daisy pincushions. They come in red, green, aqua, and pink!

The 2nd are these "sassy hoops". Each one has a different saying on it with a cute crochet embellishment. Once these are sold out some sayings might not be back for a while, so get them while they are available :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

hello april

Hi everyone! Happy April (I know I'm a day late).

 After having a terrible weekend I am so grateful that Mother Nature gave me a little glimpse of Spring yesterday. I got to wear flip flops, walk up to the craft store, spotted some spring flowers at Home Depot, and even Sophie loved not having to trudge through snow.

I am making some progress on a new ripple blanket that I will share soon :-)

Hope you all are having a fabulous start to April!

Friday, March 21, 2014

shop update 3/21

This week's shop update is live! Lots of vintage goodies this week :)

I absolutely love this blue granny square blanket that is listed. It's a little hard to part with.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Patchwork Crochet Blanket

I started this patchwork blanket around this time last year and finally finished it up last week.

It's a big blanket, it fits nicely on my full size bed. The pattern is from the wonderful Dottie Angel, t is called the Ordinarily Extraordinary Blanket. You can find the awesome tutorial here.

I used mainly Red Heart acrylic yarn for this project. I have to admit something, when I first finished the blanket I really did not like the combination of colors. It was even too bright and colorful for me, but then I put in on my bed and the colors softened and now I am completely smitten with it! One of my favorite finished blankets to date!

And of course Sophie is a fan :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! Lots of love! xoxo

Friday, March 14, 2014

Shop Update 3/14

The shop is now updated! Tons of cuties this week!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Red crochet granny square pillow

 Remember my red Cath Kidston blanket? This pillow was inspired by it!

Love how it turned out! It is so cottagey. Is that a word? I crocheted this cutie out of 100% cotton and it has an adorable red polka dot backing.

It will be available in my shop tomorrow at 7pm eastern time. Now I'm off to make another one for me :)



Sunday, March 9, 2014

New Pattern - Vintage Inspired Crochet Flower Potholder

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to introduce you to my newest pattern...  The Vintage Inspired Crochet Flower Potholder. I created it after being inspired by a gorgeous vintage red rose potholder that I own. It is so intricate and delicate made out of cotton crochet thread and a teeny tiny hook. I wanted to make something similar in style, but more modern by using worsted weight cotton. Here is what I came up with and I have to say I'm in love! They look perfect in my vintage inspired kitchen and are adorable grouped together on the wall as art. I hope you will love the pattern as much as I do! It is now available in my shop as an instant download. It's the perfect lazy Sunday project!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Shop Update 3/7

Hey everyone! My first update in my new shop is now live! You can find it here at as well as on the side of my blog! I'm hoping to have weekly or bi weekly updates :) I will also be adding new patterns to this shop as well.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Hama Bead Party

 I'm always trying to find something to beat the winter doldrums.
This week I decided to try my hand and hama beads (or perler beads).
My mom wanted to join along so we made a little party out of it. We made taco dip and had some Smirnoff ice and crafted for hours. I set out a few bowls of perler beads as well as some cross stitch books.

It is a pretty inexpensive craft. You can get a set of beads along with the little baseboards for about $7.

Here's my woodland ones.

And our British inspired ones.

This little flower along with Stanley is from the Cath Kidston needlepoint book. You can find most of these patterns on my Hama Bead board on Pinterest. Love the way they turned out, so bright and cheery!

What do you all like to do to beat those winter blues?