Friday, September 30, 2011

Strappy Boutique Bag and Flower Pattern

Hi Everyone! 

Today I have a pattern to share!

I used Tangled Happy's pattern for the Strappy Boutique Bag, which can be found here, and wrote the pattern for the flower. 

 I love how the purse looks!  The pattern was super easy and worked up quick.  I think this may be my new favorite purse pattern!

                                          The flower is really easy and only takes a little yarn. 

Here is the pattern.  Enjoy! 

Ch 5, slip stitch into first stitch to form a ring. 
Round 1:  *3 HDC, slip stich* 5 times in the ring. 
Round 2:  *Ch 4, slip stich between next 2 HDC clusters* around. 
Round 3:  *Slip stich, HDC, 4 DC, HDC, Slip stich* in each ch 4 space around. 
End off

Have an awesome day!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sock Doll

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well today! 
I finished this doll yesterday and I thought I would share some pictures will all of you. 

It took about 2 and 1/2 socks to make her head, body, arms and legs. 

Her hair was a little complicated and took the most time, but I love how it came out!

I used embroidery floss to stitch on a simple face. 

Her apron is felt with an embroidered heart on the side. 

I crocheted the dress out of some pink Lion Brand Homespun yarn. 

I hope you like her!  I'm going to be posting a lot about how I made her in the future so you can make your own.  I am planning on posting each step, starting with how I dyed the socks and how to cut them. 
Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Giveaway at Would you like Yarn With That?

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to let you all know about an awesome giveaway over at Would you like Yarn With That?
The prize for this giveaway is a beautiful hand-decorated notebook.  Isn't it gorgeous?!

Check out the contest here:
There are tons of ways to get entered, but the giveaway is only going until September 14th so hurry!

Have an awesome day, everyone!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fun to Craft feature

Hi Everyone!

I found the blog Fun to Craft a few months ago, and I really love it! 
The tutorials are so clever, and I really like all the link parties!
I asked Stacey a few questions about crafting for this post, here are her responses:

How long have you been crafting?
I have been crafting since I was a little girl...probably too long to say!

What type of craft(s) do you usually make?
I love making home decor crafts or other crafts that make life easier. I also LOVE to sew!

What projects are you currently working on?
I am working on a number of sewing projects right now.

What do you think is your favorite project you've ever made?
Every project is my favorite while I am working on it. I think any sewing project is definitely up there on my list of faves. But my most favorite, is probably the blessing dress I made for my little girl just because of the time and sentimental value in it.

Do you sell any projects or patterns? If so, where can we find them?
I do sell patterns. I opened up Hadley Grace Designs in April 2011. I am constantly working on more boutique style clothing patterns to put out there too. Right now, you can find me at or you can see a few of my favorite patterns at  I am working on getting a regular website up and going too.

Thanks for answering the questions for me, Stacey! 
(The picture at the top of this post is one of Fun to Craft's tutorials which can be found here:

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

Hi Everyone!

In case you've been wondering-- yes, I'm still alive!  I'm sorry I've taken such a long brake from posting, and really the only excuse I have is the same as always: I've been busy! 
I'm going to try to do a better job keeping up with my blog from now on- sorry guys!

Anyhow, during my absence I recieved a blog award from my all time favorite blog- Would You Like Yarn With That?

Here are 7 things about me:

  1. I love the color pink!
  2. I have recently discovered miniatures, and I really, really love them!
  3. My favorite crochet hook is bright red and aluminum.
  4. My favorite yarn to crochet with is Red Heart.
  5. My favorite crochet stitch is the HDC.
  6. My favorite things to crochet are purses.
  7. I'm not always very good at following patterns.
And now to pass it along to 7 other bloggers:

Congrats everyone! 

I'll try to post again soon!