Thursday, December 29, 2011

Poll time!

Hi Everyone!

Now that the 50 Features have come to an end, I'm having a tough time deciding what I want to post about.  As you can see on the sidebar, I have added a poll to the blog that will be closing on the 5th of January. 

So the question is... 
What kind of posts would YOU like to see more of for 2012?

The options are:

A:  Patterns-- If you think I need to be making more patterns, or have a suggestion for a pattern, let me know!

B:  Features-- I do quite a few features as it is, so if you think I am featuring too much or too little, just tell me. 

C:  Tutorials-- Patterns, or tutorials?  That is the question. 

D:  Random-- By "Random" I am referring to posts such as one from a few weeks ago titled "3 Happy Things."  These are super fun to write, but I'd like to know if you find them fun to read!

E:  Other-- This one is pretty easy!  If there is something you would like to see that I have failed to list here, just tell me in a comment! 

And the best part?  You can choose more than one thing to vote for!  Yippee! 
So, what are you waiting for?  Poll (click?) away!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 50- Christmas!

Hi Everyone!

Merry Christmas!

The last feature I have for you guys is from Vintage Umbrella and can be found here

This would be a sweet little last minute gift for someone, and a nice reminder for everyone what Christmas is really about-- our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
I hope you have all had a blessed and merry Christmas! 

This brings us to the end of my 50 Days of Features-- I hope you have all enjoyed it!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 49

Hi Everyone!

1 Day until Christmas!

Merry Christmas Eve! 
This little drink cozy from Would You like Yarn With That is a quick and cute gift for anyone. 

Find the awesome pattern here. 

Have a very merry Christmas Eve!

Friday, December 23, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 48

Hi Everyone!

2 Days until Christmas!

Yep.  Just 2 days.  If (like me) you have not finished all of your gifts yet, you'd better hurry!

Aren't these the cutest?  They are really easy to make too!  Check out the pattern from Coats and Clark here

Thursday, December 22, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 47

Hi Everyone!

3 Days until Christmas!

Can you believe how close it is to Christmas?  How time flies...
Anyway, I found this adorable pattern for an amigurumi Christmas tree ornament that you are going to LOVE. 

Find the tutorial/pattern here at Craft Passion. 

Have a fantastic day! 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 46

Hi Everyone!

4 Days until Christmas!

Who wouldn't love a hat like this? 

Ok.  Maybe the giant holes aren't incredibly practical for winter, but how can you resist a hat that cute?
Check out the free pattern here at Lion Brand's website. 

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 45

Hi Everyone!

5 Days until Christmas!

Ok... I really, really, really love this!  So, so cute!  I love the face on this little ornament!

I laughed so hard when I saw this!  Check out the pattern here.

Have an awesome day!

Monday, December 19, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 44

Hi Everyone!

6 Days until Christmas!

Have I ever told you all how much I LOVE Star Wars?  I don't think I even need to explain how excited I was to see these little hats on Ravelry. 

Droid Beanies!!!  I SO love these!  The pattern can be found as a free Ravelry download by Jen Spears here

Have an super day!

50 Days of Features: Day 43

Hi Everyone!

7 Days until Christmas!

Just 1 week until Christmas!  How exciting it that?

Aren't these earrings cute?  I love the way they fan out! 

Find the amazing pattern here at Warm Fuzzies. 

Have an awesome day!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 42

Hi Everyone!

8 Days until Christmas!

I saw these little ornaments on Ravelry and I had to do a double take--are these genius or what?!?

I love them!  Check out the super awesome pattern at All About Ami here
Look around a bit at All About Ami while you are there!  It is a really neat blog and has lots of free patterns! 

Friday, December 16, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 41

Hi Everyone!

9 Days until Christmas!

We are down to single digits everyone... Christmas will be here before you know it!
These little earrings are so easy and so fast you can make a ton of them in just one evening! 
I found the pattern for these little pretties over at Ravelry.  They were made by Linda Skuja of Eleven Handmade Crochets

It can be found as a free Ravelry download here

Thursday, December 15, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 40

Hi Everyone!

10 days until Christmas!

Christmas is almost here! 
I found a pattern for this Christmas Motifs Bracelet over at Crochetology-- fabulous, isn't it?

This bracelet is SO pretty!  I don't know about you, but I can think of quite a few people who would love this!

Check out the pattern here

Have a super day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 39

Hi Everyone!

11 Days until Christmas!

I really-- REALLY love this pattern!  Too cute!

Don't you just love the little flower and the bobble edging that was added to these!  Adorable! Those colors are awesome too!

Find the pattern here Le Monde De Sucrette. 

Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 38

Hi Everyone!

12 Days until Christmas!
Alright, I admit it.  I have a slight obsession with shawls/wraps--Sorry!  But hey, even if you have seen a truckload of them already, it is so worth it for this one. 

Perfect.  Isn't it?  If you ask me, everything about this Vera wrap is amazing!  Just look at how neat and wavy the stitches are-- and don't even get me started on the colors! 
The pattern is by Katie Grady and is a free download on Ravelry!  Check it out here.  

Monday, December 12, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 37

Hi Everyone!

13 Days until Christmas!

Only 13 more days, my friends.  That means 13 days to finish all of your Christmas gifts. 
But never fear.  I've got more projects ideas coming your way.  Speaking of which, I know you guys are going to love this one!

 How cute is that?!?  This would be so cute as a keychain, wouldn't it?
You can find the pattern as a Ravelry download here

Have an awesome day!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 36

Hi Everyone!

14 Days until Christmas!
Sorry-- I've kind of gone into countdown mode already.  I can't wait for Christmas!
I found this awesome pattern for a cowl at The Crimson Owl-- it looks so pretty and the pattern is really simple. 

Don't you just love that purple
Check out the pattern here

Have an AWESOME day!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 35

Hi Everyone!

15 Days until Christmas! 
Excited?  So am I!  And guess what?  I found another awesome tutorial! 
This CUTE little ring is from Kristen at Cozy Made Things.   So pretty!

 Check out the tutorial here to find out how to make one---- or possibly 10!
Super cute and super easy!

Have a Fabulous day!

Friday, December 9, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 34

Hi Everyone!

Christmas will be here really soon!  I can't believe only 16 days!
And if you are anything like me you are rushing to make quick gifts for the people on your list that you kind of forgot about.  Ahem.  *Overlooked.* 
But once again, Happy Together is to the rescue.  This is a really quick and CUTE tutorial from Jessica of Happy Together Creates.  She just has the best tutorials! 

Love, love, love it!  The tutorial was done as a guest post here
Have an awesome day!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 33

Hi Everyone!

I know you guys are going to LOVE these little ornaments from Tangled Happy...

So, so cute.  The best part?  The only thing you need to know about crocheting is how to CHAIN.  How incredible is that?!?

Impressed?  Find the super quick and easy tutorial here

Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 32

Hi Everyone!

How is your day going?  Great?  Well, guess what?  I found a pattern over at Crafty Valley that will make it even better...

Amazing, isn't it?!?  It isn't often you come across something this beautiful that has a written pattern!  Love it!

You can find the link here

 Oh, and I was right, wasn't I?  You can't see something that pretty and not have an awesome day, right?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 31

Hi Everyone!

I know, I know I've already featured TONS of shawls but I had to post this one!
I love this shawl... the color of the yarn is just beautiful as well! 

I am going to start on one of these myself later.  Love it! 
Find the pattern here at Red Heart. 

50 Days of Features: Day 30

Hi Everyone! 

Sorry I'm a little late with this post!  This one was for yesterday, but I kind of forgot to post it...
Anyway, as I mentioned before, I have found a lot of really cute hat patterns! 
I LOVE this little baby viking hat-- isn't that clever? 

So, so cute!  I love the way the stitches near the edge look!

Find the pattern here at Prepster Crochet. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

3 Happy Things

Hi Everyone!

Let me say, today has just been one of those days!  You know, where things just aren't working out, and the weather seems to match the mood?  You know what I'm talking about. 

So, in order to keep an optimistic outlook on things, I thought I would post a list of 3 crafty things that are making me smile this week. 

1. Ravelry:  I really, really love Ravelry!  It is such a nice way to pass time and find awesome patterns!

2.  Handmade Earrings:  If there is one thing I love, it is making earrings.  But, if there is one thing I love even more than making them, it is wearing them!  You not only get the pretty earrings, but you also get to say "I made these!" to whoever compliments you on them.  I made a pair the other day (pictures soon to come!) and have been enjoying wearing them all day!

3.  Fingerless Gloves:  I crocheted some fingerless gloves last week and I am really loving wearing them!  Fingerless gloves don't entirely make sense--and aren't incredibly useful--but they are so pretty and fun to wear!  

What are YOU loving this week? 

50 Days of Features: Day 29

Hi Everyone!  

I thought I would choose a cute hat for today, but had a hard time choosing just one--so expect to see more in the next few days! 

I chose one of my favorites to feature today-- a YODA baby hat!  (Maybe I should have typed Yoda's name in small text since he is little and green?)   How cool is that?!?

One of the cutest ideas ever. 
Find the amazingly awesome pattern here

Have a great da-----whoops!  I almost missed my chance there.  "May the Force be with you!" 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Miniature Foods = FUN!

Hi Everyone!

I made these little miniatures a while back and have finally gotten around to sharing them!
They were really, really fun to make! 

The food is displayed on wooden buttons.  I used regular bake able clay for most of the food, but I used liquid clay for the frosting on one of the cakes and for the glaze on the cinnamon rolls.  I made used a little bottle cap for the pie pan.   
I crocheted the tablecloth with some white crochet thread I had. 

Miniatures are SO fun to make!  There are some really neat tutorials for it around as well. 
Looking for more mini-inspiration?  Check out the Mini Food blog--- and prepare to be amazed! 

Hope the rest of your week is awesome! 

50 Days of Features: Day 28

Hi Everyone!

I LOVE these little monsters!  You could so use these as gifts!  Just think of all the different ways you could personalize these!

The pattern can be found here at CRAFTYisCOOL.

Friday, December 2, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 27

Hi Everyone! 

I hope you are all having a great day!

I found this adorable recycling idea earlier today via Dollar Store Crafts. 

Can't you see this as a stocking stuffer with some little candies inside?
Find a link to this tutorial here

Thursday, December 1, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 26

Hi Everyone!

I know I've featured several shawls/wraps already, but I couldn't resist sharing this one! 
This pattern is a half moon shawl by Lion Brand.  Lion Brand actually has TONS of half moon shawl patterns, but this is one my favorite ones. 

Check out the link here.  To access this pattern, you will need a free account with Lion Brand.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 25

Hi Everyone!

Can you believe it?  Day 25!  We are halfway there! 
This cute and incredibly useful little crochet hook case was made by the lovely lady over at Would You Like Yarn With That? 

TOO cute, right?  This is a great gift for someone you know who crochets... or maybe just for yourself!
Find the pattern here

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 24

Hi Everyone! 

Check out this awesome crocheted flower headband from Melmaria!  I love the flower on it! 

Find the free pattern here

Monday, November 28, 2011

50 Days of Features: Day 23

Hi Everyone!

I saw this idea on Red heart today and thought I'd share it with all of you.  I know this isn't a completely "new" idea, but it is a really good one!  I think maybe a rounder vase with a ribbon around the top would be really cute!