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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Sharp Crochet Hook

Remember this post, and the pink and purple polka dotted material?
Remember how I measured then poked holes, to avoid paying the price to get my blankets hemstitched?
Well, I'm pleased to let you know that I have FINALLY finished crocheting that pink and purple polka dotted blanket.
And, I did it without measuring, marking, poking holes, or hemstitching.
The handy dandy tool which helped me, you ask?
(Go ahead, check out their website...but come back because I have more news)

So here's the completed pink and purple polka dotted blanket.

Now, let me tell you more about the Sharp Crochet Hook.
It's this wonderful little crochet hook with a sharper edge than normal crochet hooks.
The sharper edge allows you to poke the holes with the crochet hook, rather than the grab and stab tool (that sounds bad...).
It's "Ideal for crocheting borders and edgings through fabric."
And, it "Glides through fabric easier than normal crochet hooks."

Here's the Sharp Crochet Hook demo video.

As for my opinion, I loved that this tool took away several steps when crocheting a blanket.
It is much faster and much easier to crochet edgings when using the Sharp Crochet Hook.
And, at $6.99 it is affordable.
It is a metal crochet hook, so it will last through your many projects.
If you're planning on crocheting the edging on your projects, go ahead and invest in a Sharp Crochet Hook.
It's cheap, easy to use, and makes your project times shorter.

And for those of you wanting one right now, the Sharp Crochet Hook is offering one lucky reader a free crochet hook of their own along with a copy of their Crochet Edging Handbook (includes 15 edging patterns for all of your projects).


1) Leave a comment on this blog, telling me what projects you would use this on. (1 entry)
2) Become a follower, and leave a comment letting me know that you're a follower. (1 entry)

This giveaway will end on Saturday 10/27/2012.
Now go enter!

Now, here are a couple more pictures of the blanket that will be going to my new niece next week.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Trip to Disney!

Help my family win a trip to Disneyland!
Vote for our little Yoda (Pic 11)
If you feel so inclined, you can vote once per day.
Oh, and just incase you were wondering...
My mom made her entire costume
(excluding the light saber...I believe Walmart made that).

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Go, Diego, Go...(The story of a couch's new life)

After seeing a post on All Things Thrifty a while back, I knew I needed to find an awesome kids' couch.
And we did just that this past week.
We picked up this couch at our local thrift store, for $2.
And as much as I love Diego, he needed to go. He wasn't looking or smelling too good.
So, with my husband on board, we ripped this bad boy to pieces.
My husband did all of the dirty work...and trust me, it was pretty dirty.
He ripped out the staples, and touched all of the smelly fabric.
Then I cut out new pieces of fabric, using the old pieces as patterns, re-stapled and re-sewed...
PS: Be's our first reupholstered project so it's not perfect.

We LOVE them...the couch and the chubby baby!
And one more before and after...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Car Seat Makeover!

We're going on a trip in a little bit, but I wasn't very excited about taking our Chicco KeyFit 30 car seat. Basically, because I didn't want the airlines to break it, ruin it, or lose it.
So, imagine my excitement when I found out my neighbor was going to donate their old car seat.
The good news: it's not expired.
The great news: it was FREE!
Here's what it looked like before I got to it.
It's fully functional, I just took the canopy off before taking any pictures.
So, I washed all the belts, wiped down all of the plastic parts.

I proceeded by unstitching it, and taking it all apart.
Then I cut out new pieces, using the old pieces as my pattern, and sewed it all back together again. (Yes, my carpet is green...)

Here's what it looks like now.
It's definitely not flawless, but I do love it!
I hope my little one loves it too.

Hope you love it too!
Have a great day!

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Squinkie Winkie!!

So, I missed Easter and Mother's Day with you!
But I didn't miss it with these two...
And for that I'm very grateful!

We spent lots of time playing...
Especially with these Squinkies (which my oldest received in her Easter basket).

Here's the wedding she put on for Ariel and Prince Eric.

Hope you all enjoyed your Easter and Mother's Day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Roxy Shirt to Dress

Here's to hoping we'll enjoy some SPRING weather soon...
For this dress, I used a girl's large Roxy shirt that I bought for $5.
I LOVE SIMPLE...and that's what this project was.
I took in the shoulders, sewed bias tape around the neckline, and brought in the back with a piece of bias tape.
Then I tied a ribbon around the waist and voila!!
So simple, while still being so cute.

What do you think?
Should we be allowed some Spring weather?
I hope so...


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rolled Fabric Rosettes

This week, using some of my fabric stash, I made pretty little rosettes.

Then, I went about attaching them to different things including:

On a side note, my daughter LOVES her $3 shoes from Walmart.
She refers to them as her "ballerina" shoes!
Of course, they're scuffed and dirty now (after less than a week of wear), but I don't mind too much because they were only $3.
Although, I do wish I would've bought a couple extra pairs!
So, moral of the story is...
If you have little ones who like to put a lot of wear and tear on their shoes, always check out Walmart's shoe clearance section. You never know what kind of great deals you might find there (I've even seen shoes on clearance for $1). And if they're somewhat plain, don't worry because you can always add some spice to them with a little creativity and hot glue!!
The end.