Monday, May 9, 2011

Why Oh Why

Ok, so I've been working on this blanket for my father in-law since before Christmas.  I always HATE working on afghans because I get bored with them!  However, I seemed to have a brain fart months ago when I decided making him a blanket would be a great idea.  I was hoping to give it to him in January after Christmas when we saw him to do out Christmas thing, but even though I worked on it all the time and stayed up really late to work on it to get it done before we went up to see him, it didn't get done.  That could've been the end of it, but I decided to take it up north with us to show him "here, I really do have a Christmas gift for you guys, but I haven't finished it yet."  So now he knows I'm working on a blanket for him.

After we got back home I set it aside (I needed time away from that blanket) and haven't picked it up again till yesterday because we're going up to see them again this weekend!  Why do I do this to myself?!?  I have to make 13 squares each 10 inches by 10 inches and sew them together and then make the border.  All by this Friday!!
So, needless to say, there probably won't be anything new in my store for a while :(

Friday, May 6, 2011

Run For the Roses

Happy Friday!!!!
Tomorrow is the Kentucky Derby!!! The Run For the Roses!!!!  Time to drink mint juleps, wear big hats, love horses and short people, and root for the horse you want to win.  I know I'm probably in the minority here of people who are excited for the derby, but I've been celebrating it with my friend Natalie since we were in 8th grade!
So tomorrow I'm throwing a Derby party.  We're making mint juleps with fresh mint from my moms garden, we're making hats, and were having pierogies (you may ask why we're having pierogies at a Derby party, the Polish house down the street is having pieroie day and they are delish!).
So, going with the theme of making your own flowers from the other day, I'm making a rose garland to hang over our doorway to help make the party more festive!!  Photos to follow!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Flowers and Allergies

If any of you are like me, you can't fully enjoy spring and all of its glories because of allergies.  I love flowers, but the pollen gets me sneezing and all stuffy.  But, I've found away around that!  I found this cute little pattern for crocheted flowers!  Not only will they not affect my allergies, but they wont die either!
You have to become a "member" (meaning you just create a login) to get the pattern, but it is well worth it, and it's free!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Few of My Faovirte Things

So I did some poking around etsy this weekend (I go "favorites" crazy every once in a while) and I found so many things that I want!  So I decided to feature some of my most favorite items here!

This first item I really really want, I just got my hair cut short and I could totally use these to keep my hair out of my face!

This second item is perfect for the summer.  Who doesn't like nautical during the summer, there is nothing better then being on the water when it's hot outside.

This third item has no practical use, but it's awesome!  I wish I had mad cutting skills like this.