Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Birthday Gift for Louis

My son, Louis, is going to be 27 this month.

Even though he is technically a man, he still has this little boy side. Parents know what I am talking about, the part of them that still likes to play video games, watch silly videos on YouTube, that side.

Well, I asked what he would like for his birthday this year. Louis, being sweet and knowing that I don't have lots of money, asked if I could make him and Angry Bird beanie, the red one. So, I got to work on it and the end result is pictured below. I did give it to him this evening. So that he can take it to Vegas with him in case it is cold enough to wear.

He loved it!

The pictures are not the best, I used my dumb phone.
I hope to be getting some better pictures of my son modeling his new beanie. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Really easy cake

Hi Everyone!

Life is just a bit crazy these days with trying to get ready for the shows.

I did however try a recipe a couple of weeks ago that I have to share.

This is the EASIEST cake ever!

Just use one box of angel food cake mix and one can of crushed pineapple.
Mix the two together and watch it start to bubble (really freaky)
Pour it into a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with no stick spray
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. The time is just an estimate.
Let it cool just a bit and enjoy.
I think it would also be really good with whipped cream topping or top it with rainbow sherbet or pineapple sherbet or even just vanilla ice cream.
If you use the whipped cream you could even add fresh strawberries.

Hmmm I think I need to bake this again and do some experimenting with it.

If you try it, leave a post and tell me what you thought of it and if you made any changes.

Have a wonderful week and remember to always Keep Dreaming!

Monday, September 16, 2013

The start of a scrubby

These little crocheted mesh circles are the beginnings of my scrubbies. From here, I crochet a second circle from 100% cotton, then crochet the two together and add the final rounds to make the desired shape.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

New Items in My Shop

I am so excited!
I have finished some new patterns and have put the items in my shop.
These patterns are my own design which makes it really cool.
Take a look and tell me what you think!

Black Cat Crochet Pot Scrubbie, Halloween Pot Scrubbers, Set of 3 Pot Scrubbies Black and Purple Cat Dish Scrubbies

The one below is not a new design but it is a new color.

Crochet Green Apple Pot and Dish Scrubbies Set of 3 Kitchen Scrubbers Nylon Scrubbies

More new designs are going to be listed soon. Can't wait to see what people think.

Have a great weekend and remember to keep Dreaming!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I have the best customers and I just love what I do.
Recently one of my customers asked if I could make my Apple Scrubbies in green. Silly me, I never thought to do that (yeah I know, kinda silly). She also asked if I could make another type (still working on that one).
This whole encounter got me to thinking of all the different types of scrubbies I should be working on.
In a few days (if all goes well) I will have a few new styles of scrubbies in my shop, all thanks to one of my great customers.
Check out my Etsy shop and see what new styles are available.
Have a great day and remember to keep Dreaming!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Fun Finds

It is amazing just how many talented people have shops on Etsy. The more items I list in my shop and the more sales I make, the more things I see that I want to buy and share with others.

Peridot Bumblebee Charmed Glass Earrings

This bracelet is just beautiful!

Vintage 1960's Cuff Bracelet - Lavender, Purple Rhinestone Clamper Bracelet
Just remember to visit these shops to see what other wonderful finds you can make.
Thanks for checking them out, and remember to Keep Dreaming!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I just love the color purple!
Etsy has so many creative people I hade to share a couple of items with you.
Of course they are purple

Kid's Room Art Print Colonel Purple Turtle Limited Edition Art for Boys, Art for Girls, Baby's Room, Baby Decor, Nursery, Preschooler

Sleep Soundly - Amethyst Turtle Carving with 20 Minute Personalized Reiki Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Chakra Balance

What purple items can you find that make you smile??

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Craft shop sales 7/14/13

Just a little heads up, Michael's Arts and Crafts has a coupon on their website for 25% off your entire purchase. This includes sale items!!

Love these types of coupons! Thank you Michael's!!

Hobby Lobby has their standard 40% off coupon

Go to their respective websites to get these coupons!

On a side note, Michael's will take competitor's coupons where Hobby Lobby will not.

I'm not sure what JoAnn's policy on coupons is but I do know that if you purchase something online from them they will not exchange it in store, you have to send it back to the company  :(

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Just the beginning

Although I have had an online store

for a good many years, I have just now started a blog.

My Grandmother is the one who instilled in me a love of crochet and she always told me to never give up my dreams.

My shop is named for her.

Although crochet is my first crafting love, Over the years I have expanded to others forms of crafting (more on those later)

Occasionally I will link new items in my shop, sometimes I will write about comical events (of which there have been many) in life,
I may post recipes or crochet tips, links to interesting finds on Etsy and possibly really good sales (although if you know me you know that I HATE to shop).

So bookmark this page and come back to see what's up and give me some input (if I can figure this whole thing out)

Take care and keep dreaming!