Monday, October 10, 2016

Mummy Fun

I love Halloween
...and fall 
...and Dia de los Muertas

I'm having fun making these mummies
to use in my jewelry

I saw them on Pinterest
and knew I had to make some

Mine are made from beads
and paper clay

This wrap necklace/bracelet
has a smaller mummy

This necklace has a larger mummy
using a larger bead

I made some skeleton earrings
from these beads too...

I love these skeleton beads!!!

Do you love Halloween 
and Dia de los Muertas too???


Friday, September 30, 2016

My Two Favorite Things - Crochet & Beads!

I thought I would share an 
online class that I just love

I have taken several classes 
with Robin Dudley-Howes and
her current online class called

You only use a basic chain stitch
and maybe a few single crochets 
around the larger beads

I am addicted to making these!!

They combine my two favorite things

♥ Crochet and beads ♥

I just love they way they turned out

You should give them a try!

But I'm warning you
They are addicting to make!

Thanks for stopping by
now go crochet 


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ta Da - A Crochet Along

I have  had my eye on this 
Mandala Crochet Along 
for a while
I love anything with flowers

Its a crochet group
that I belong to on Facebook

I was finally at a spot
where I needed a new project

So...I went thru my stash 
and picked some colors
and got started

I worked thru row 66 and added my own border

500 stitches around is all
I could handle

I have never made a round blanket
and I think I never will again

Although I love the outcome
I just don't like 
keeping track of all those stitches

I crochet after work to unwind
and keeping track of 500 stitches
is stressful!!

Now to choose another project..

Thanks for visiting



Saturday, December 12, 2015

Fringed Flashback

I thought I would share
a bag pattern 
that I am having fun with

I had a request for this fringed bag
and when I first saw it
I was a little intimidated
 by the leather strap 
and setting rivets
But it was really easy!

I must say Im hooked on crocheting
these cute fringed bags
and its fun picking out
embellishments for the flap

I made the first one 
and one of the girls I work with 
fell in love with it
and bought it instantly!

After making these I decided to 
try a different color and handle type

The pre-made leather strap 
comes only in one size
and is not long enough
to wear as a cross body bag

So I made my own strap
from a faux leather fabric
I found at Hobby Lobby

The strap is adjustable so you can
wear over your shoulder or cross body

I liked making these so much 
I started looking around on Ravelry
and found this square
to make a smaller bag
for my granddaughter

I found a pre-made bag at Hobby Lobby
and made the square into a
rectangle to fit the bag

No sewing up the lining!!!

I have another larger bag 
from this square in the works

But first I need to finish
Christmas presents!

If you would like to make your
own fringed bag the pattern is here

Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Its been a while…..

I'm sorry I have been 
away for so long
I just found the need 
to step away for a while

But I'm back!

I have been crocheting away 
(amongst other creative endeavors)
This is a current project 
that I made as part of
my Halloween costume
We dress up at work 

Its been a looooong time
since I have used #10 thread and
a 1.00mm hook
This was very challenging
and it took me a few tries but
I was determined to make this!

These old eyes aren't what they
used to be

But once I got past the BLACK
thread it was pretty easy

I cant wait to wear it
with my whole get up!!

Anyone going to a 
Dia de Los Muertas celebration??
We have one here each year 
at Mission San Luis Rey
and its pretty amazing!

Thanks for having a look