Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Too Many Projects?

Is there such thing as too many projects for people who love crafts?  Here are just a few of the ones I am working on today while I sit with my Christmas music going in the background.  I hope to get our tree up this weekend.  If the kids had their way it would have been up before Thanksgiving.

The first three pictures of are a fleece blanket, I just finished this morning, for Mr. Boo.  Of course it is red(his favorite)with puppies(again his favorite).  I got lucky and found the material at my local Wally store.  I just edged it with the silky blanket binding.  His sister has a Strawberry Shortcake one that my mom made her.  Since mom passed away when Mr. Boo was only two he does not have a big blanket from grandma.  So this is the next best thing, one from mom.  I love the doggies on the material they are too cute with freckles and all. 

This silly looking creature is going to be a puppy snuggle blanket.  Yes, Mr. Boo is going to be 7 in March but he wants a snuggle puppy blanket.  He loved the bunnies that I did for the teachers and wanted a snuggle puppy of his own.  I am trying to get an ear worked up that I like, so far no luck. Since it is for an older child I put on the safety eyes and nose.  It is really big, so far the head measures 6" tall.
This is the puppy scarf I have started for Mr. Boo also.  At first it was going to be red with black ears.  Now he has requested that "if you are making me a puppy scarf, PLEASE make the ears blue!".  He wants it to match his crochet blanket that I made him.  So far I have 9 puppy head finished.  They work up pretty fast.   

And last but not least, I have started crocheting washcloths for my mom-in-law(mom).  She loves to get these for Christmas or at any other time she can get a hold of them.  Her favorite are the granny squares, but I plan to surprise her with some new ones this year.  I plan to make a set for Boo's teacher this year also.  I also got her one of those insulated cups with the straw and lid.  We are going to fill it with candy.  YUM!!  And of course Boo's teacher from last year (who I still go help also) needs her cherry sours from the dollar general.  If you have a dollar general near you, you need to go buy a bag of them.  They are the cherry sours in the blue bag with the happy face on it.  We love them here too.  Well I have wasted enough time.  I guess I better get to work on some of these projects or they will not be finished by Christmas.  I still have to make Princess Hopeynope a penguin or my name will be "MEAN MOMMY".  Hope you all have a great day and happy crafting!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Fun Giveaway

I hope I win! Cute handmade #giveaway @CraftBuds and 40% off #etsy sale! http://tinyurl.com/clxlgk6
Lindsay Sews on Etsy
Run over and enter and good luck to all.

The First Gardener Book Giveaway

Cover: The First Gardener

OK, all of you out there in blog land. I just finished reading and reviewing this book, and instead of putting it out there on one of the book swapping sites or throwing it in a closet to collect dust, I feel that I need to give it away to one lucky reader out there. You can read my book review on my book review blog www.melsdaisypatch.blogspot.com.  The contest will end on Friday, December 9, 2011. That way you can have it by Christmas in case you want to give it as a gift. I might even throw in a couple extra surprises along with the book who knows, tis the season for giving. For more info on this book and others by Denise please visit her website at http://www.denisehildrethjones.com/.

In order to win this book you must
1. Be a follower of this blog or my book review blog www.melsdaisypatch.blogspot.com.
2. Leave me a comment about why you would like to have this book.
3. Leave me your email address so that I can contact you for your address if you win.
4. Blog about this contest on your blog and let me know so I can have a look see.
Good luck to all and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Name That Angel

One of my favorite crochet designers is having a contest on her Fiber Doodles blog.  She has designed an adorable angel pattern and would love for you to name her.  Who ever wins will receive a copy of the pattern for free and believe me you are going to want this pattern!! Here is a picture of her cute little angel who even has knees and elbows that bend.
Good luck to everyone who enters and while you are there be sure to check out all of her other patterns that she has on her site.  She has freebies as well as ones for sale and don't forget her Etsy  store.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Little Guy and His Favorite Blankie

Here sits my little man.  Mr. Blankie has become a tent this morning.  He is under there playing on mom's phone. 
Sir...Sir...may I have a word with you please?  Peekaboo mom.  He is getting so big.  Where has my little baby gone?  He will be 7 in March and mom is not ready.  My oldest baby(my sweet girl) will be a teenager. AHHHHHHH!!! Oh the horror.

I have been so busy I have not had time to finish up all my baby gifts.  Mr. Boo is so happy though, his favorite P.E. Coach is having...drum roll please...A BOY!!!
I went the other day and purchased all the yarn I needed to get her snuggles started.  But first I have one snuggle bunny to finish crocheting, and then will have to put faces on it and the other two I have finished.  Then I have been ordered to start my Christmas goodies for the kiddos.  A red puppy scarf for Mr. Boo from http://www.craftbits.com. He wants the puppies red with black ears.
Image for Scarf - Puppy Dog DIY Craft Project
And for Princess Hopeynope, Penguins from a wonderful blog I found http://greatamigurumi.blogspot.com.  If you would like the pattern for these just click on the pictures.  She has over 1000 patterns on her site and they are all wonderful. I hope to get private done because he is her favorite.  Maybe the others can be a birthday gift.  They are so cute!!

Well I am off to sit in my favorite chair with my latest project.  I will try to post pics of the scarf an penguins as they are getting worked on and finished.  Have a great day everyone.