Saturday, March 9, 2019

Scrubbies in stock




Back by popular demand.. 
                Scrubbies now in stock in my Etsy shop
                    ( click link on side of posts )

 I have bee asked so many times to make more scrubbies
Friends and family are hooked.. so much so they started to gift them as gifts...

I will admit I love them myself.. after years of using the same ones mine died.. ok the puppies getting into the laundry basket may have had something to do with that..

my bath pouf was a casualty in a separate incident.. time had finally come to set aside all other projects and make another batch of scrubbies..

a few changes have been made to make them even better than before...
Now each one has a worsted weight soft cotton side. The opposite side is still made from vintage acrylic.. but I was lucky enough to get my hands on some of the most coarse yarn that I have come across...  more than a dozen skeins.. not a pleasure to work with but as far as scrubbing goes well worth it.. I would not want to do a big item out of these however lol
I added the cotton to all of them.. in the past I only made a few here and there, as hubby kept stealing mine and taking them out to his shop to wash tires and such, I saw no since in it.. around here..
After my poor bath pouf was lost I kept forgetting to grab another one.. I had just made a larger scrubbie to use up the last bit of cotton in that color way.. I thought why not..
 IT WAS PERFECT..
a bit of body soap on the cotton side.. only needed to put soap on it once.. the scrubbie side was just enough to exfoliate comfortably...  hence the next change.. they are bigger now..

right now I have sets of three on my shop, will be adding other choices soon.. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Flash Sale

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Etsy

or

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SALE ON ALL PATTERNS
 until midnight 2-28-2019 ( mt. time USA )

                      50% OFF

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Our Lady Guadalupe Filet Shawl


I was asked to make a shawl using the same pattern as my friends grandmother made a wall hanging of 99 years ago.. this is what I came up with..



Our Lady Guadalupe Filet Shawl

This pattern can be used with any yarn and corresponding hook size, if you choose to use thread I would recommend doubling the thread to keep a wearable size. 
 
I used a worsted weight yarn and H / 5.00mm hook 
1200 yards of Yarn Bee's Rose Bud

 This pattern is written using American terms.

Ch 293



1 ) dc in fifth ch from hook, *ch1, skip 1, dc in next st, * repeat to end 145 mesh spaces



2 ) ch1, skip the first stitch at base of ch 1 just made, slip stitch into ch, slip stitch into dc ( counts as decrease at start of row ), ch 4, dc into next dc, *ch 1, dc into next dc* repeat to last mesh sp, do not work last mesh space ( counts as the decrease at the end of row )

Work four rows as row 2 before starting chart. 
Continue to decrease as established while working chart.



Stitch Key
ch = chain
dc = double crochet

Blocks
block = dc in ch 1 sp dc in dc
block over block + dc in each dc
mesh spaces = ch 1, skip ch sp dc in dc
mesh over block = ch 1, skip next dc, dc in dc


Tips

Places marker in center mesh space

Count...
each row.. each set of blocks...


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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Etsy shop

LifeisGoodDesigns
Many new items being added.. be sure to check out all of the great gifts available for the loved ones .. don't forget that includes yourself ♥️

Now over 100 items and patterns.. taking custom orders for a limited number of products..
Hats, scarfs, shawls and more



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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Crochet beaded button



I have many buttons I have either been gifted, came from thrift stores or pulled off of clothes before turning into a rags.. tins of them.. hundreds of not thousands.. many too beat up to put on a new item unless dressed up... There are of course many ways of dressing buttons up.. painting covering with cloth... but this is something  have been wanting to do for some time now..

 many of the items I make need a closure of some sort.. bags are on of my favorite things to make.. I have plans to make some one of a kind that involve all of the skills I have been honing for a while now.. free form crochet, sewing, weaving and beading....

I crocheted around the button tightly, the wrong side facing, using a smaller hook then the yarn called for. I then stitched the beads one by one in place on the top side until it was full..

I love the look, going to fit right into my plans... or become a pretty pin :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Easy Twisted Headband

Easy Twisted Headband

This formula can be used with any weight yarn and corresponding hook size, as such no sizes are given as well as yardage or gauge.


The photo is showing Hometown USA by Lion Brand super bulky weight ( 6 ) using a L11/8.00mm hook
I have used single crochet, double and half double all with good success.


Written in American terms

Stitches
Ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet

1) Chain as many stitches needed to go around your head keeping it just a bit snug, chain one more for your turning chain



2) hdc in all chains.. you can use the bar or top loop I've done both but like the looks of going through the bar... turn





3) ch 1, hdc to end, turn



repeat row 3 as many times as you like to reach half the thickness you want



once you have half the thickness you want, fold in thirds with the live stitch in the center of the folds. Place a marker at that fold. See photo below




Hdc to the marker, count how many stitches you have undone, chain that many plus 1 for turning chain.

Turn, hdc into second ch, hdc to end of row
Repeat row 3 until you have the same thickness as the first half.





Fasten off leaving a tail about 12 inches long for seaming.

Seam edges to the beginning edge, making sure to “twist” them.. placing the top panel of the split side along the bottom part of the beginning edge and the bottom panel over the top panel. See photo.
Weave in ends.






Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hat sizing template


 I came across a post on Facebook tonight.. in a group for free hat patterns..
Printable hat templates.. in sizes from baby to adult... print them out, crochet you top circle to that size and stop increasing.. work to the bottom of the tube shaped piece and you got it... Check it out

 Get your free template by clicking on the link
Hat sizing template 



 Examples of the templates, not the full template itself