Category Archives: crafts

Current Projects – Bunny Slippers

Bunny Slippers

These comfy slippers are for sale in my Etsy store. They make a great gift for a friend or a family member. You might even want a pair for yourself!! They will keep your feet warm, are adorable and are made to order. Just imagine wearing these slippers while you are relaxing by a fire in the cold winter months.


Listing includes one pair of slippers in any color (select from the drop down menu) made using 100% acrylic yarn, for durability and comfort. They feature floppy ears with bows a cute bunny face and a fluffy tail.

Select your size (5-10, sorry no half sizes) from the drop down menu when you order.

Let me know which accent color you prefer in the comment box. I will choose a complimenting color if none is specified. If you would like these slippers in any other color combination please let me know through conversation. 

This pattern was purchased from: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwoGirlsPatterns
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Floral Granny Square Blanket

I used to nanny for my cousins’ baby girl. We used to have so much fun together and I know those memories will always be special to me. Sadly they just moved away. Before they left I gave Harper a first birthday gift, this floral granny square blanket.

I used Lion Brand Baby’s First yarn in Honey Bee, Cotton Ball, Twinkle Toes, Fairy Tale, Beanstalk and Sea Sprite and an N hook. The free chart and pattern are below.

Using Yarn A make a magic loop.
Round 1 – Chain 3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc into loop, ss into the top of the beginning ch-3 to join. [12 dc] Fasten off.
Round 2 – Join Yan B in any dc. *ch 3, 5 dc into next dc, chain 3, ss into each of the next 2 dc; repeat from * twice more ch 3, 5 dc into next dc, ch 3, slip stitch into next dc [4 5-dc groups, 8 ch-3] Fasten off.
Round 3 – Join Yarn C in the center dc of any 5-dc group, ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc into the same dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc and ch-3, dc into the space between 2 dc of round 1 (below 2 ss of Round 2), ch 3, skip ch-3 and 2 dc, *5 dc into the next dc, ch 3, skip 2 dc and ch-3, dc into the space between 2 dc of Round 1 (below 2 ss of Round 2), ch 3, skip ch-3 and 2 dc; repeat from * twice more, ss to the top of the beginning ch-3 to join. [4 5-dc groups, 4 dc, 8 ch-3 spaces] Fasten off.
Round 4 – Working into the back loops only, join Yarn D in the first dc of any 5-dc group, *skip the next dc, 7 dc into the next dc, skip the next dc, ss into the next dc, skip ch-3, 7 dc into the next dc, skip ch-3, ss into the next dc; repeat from * 3 more times. Fasten off.
Round 5 – Working into the back loops only, join Yarn E in the 4th dc of any corner 7-dc group, ch 3 (counts as one dc), 4 dc into same dc, *dc into next 2 dc, ch 3, dc into 3rd dc of the next 7-dc group, dc into next 2 dc, ch 3, dc into 2nd double crochet of the next corner 7-dc groups, dc into next dc, 5 dc into next dc; repeat from * twice more, dc into next 2-dc, ch 3, dc into next 2 dc, ch 3, dc into 2nd dc of the next 7-dc group, dc into next dc, ss to top of ch-3 to join. Fasten off.
Make as many granny squares as your project requires (I made 20). I also did a Round 6 in Yarn E making single crochets all the way around with 5 in the corner to really square it up. I attached the square by single crocheting through the back loop only.

NaBloPoMo

I seem to be just in time to participate in National Blog Post Month in which bloggers are challenged to post something new every day throughout the month of November. I’m excited to test my limits and try to get into the blogging spirit this month so it looks like you’ll be hearing a lot more from me.

I’m hoping I can commit to such a lofty goal (especially since I’ve barely committed to blogging once each week). I am easily distracted by shiny social media whenever I am sitting at the computer, so giving myself clear guidelines will help me focus back into the schedule I once kept like clockwork. Wish me luck!
It’s late on a Saturday now. And I’m not sure I’ve EVER posted on a Saturday, so I’m at a loss for what to write. Here’s a play-by-play of my day. I was called off work due to weather and a slow day at the restaurant so I ended up spending my day finishing a pair of crocheted teal and tan bunny slippers that I recently sold on my Etsy store

While crocheting I like to have a TV show playing in the background. My most recent series is The Carrie Diaries. I thought it was going to be a dumb attempt to stretch the story of Sex and the City but I actually am really enjoying watching it.
I got a little restless so I rode my bike to the park where my boyfriend, Dana, plays bike polo. If you don’t know much about bike polo, I would describe it as a cross between equestrian polo and roller hockey. Two teams of three bike-riding players try to score goals using mallets. It’s very exciting to watch, I have not participated. It was also draft night for Portland Bike Polo Bench League. I was thoroughly entertained hanging out with these passionate players while they took turns picking players for each of the 4 teams (Dana was one of the captains). 
That’s when I remembered, “It’s the first of November! I was gonna do that blog thing and I’m already failing.” And now you’re all caught up. Happy (late) Halloween!