Friday, December 26, 2008


Every year our family gets together Christmas Eve at my parents home to celebrate.
I am very thankful that my Father made it for another feast with the family.

After we over eat and exchange gifts we play some cards....
sock monkey miniature The miniature sock monkey that I made my sister joined in on some fun...what a gambler she turned out to be.
The kids just couldn't keep us with us old folks!

Hope Santa didn't scare off my daughter's
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to All ♥

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I did it !!!!

custom crocheted snow suit
This custom snow suit...
crocheted snow suit
Button down or button legs...
I was contacted on my shop
to do this variation of a baby bunting I sell, but for a toddler. What a great idea to have it either button up for legs or just the traditional button front. She gave me all the measurments and I was pleased how it turned out.
THANKS NANCY for the inspiration, the pleasure was mine ♥

Glad she sent a photo with it on her little girl...busy, busy, busy

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas giveaway

sock monkey Time for the Christmas Spirit and what better than a SOCK MONKEY giveaway!!!!!?????!!!!

This fellow is ready to sit under your Christmas tree with his santa hat and friendly smile...
sock monkey giveawayPost a comment about what you would like to see more of to enter! It's that easy!
Don't forget to leave a way to contact you ♥
Winner will be random drawing

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


The winner of the Crocheted Boa Giveaway is.....MICAELA6955....Congratulations !!!!!!
This was my first giveaway and I am very pleased. I wish all could win so I decided to have another giveaway. I have something special in mind so check back to see what will be next.
Thank-you again, ALL OF YOU, for your support and encouragement ♥

Happy Holidays to all and stop back for your chance in my December Holiday Giveaway comming soon ♥

Micaela6955, your boa awaits!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

♥ Thank-you ♥

crocheted miniature sock monkey OMG these guys are sooo fun and seem to be a hit so far in my shop.
I bought these custom magnets from She put my little monkeys on them with my Etsy shop around the ring! Check her out, she has all kinds of promotional pins, buttons, magnets and the cutiest mini matchbook notepad sets!
What wonderful thank-you gifts. Perfect for my two sales I got Friday night for my
Mighty Monkeys
off they go ....weeeeeecrocheted miniature sock monkey
crocheted miniature sock monkeyDon't forget to order yours today!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Let it Snow!

snowman My daughter and her boyfriend made this snowman!
We got even more snow
and it is still snowing.....

Friday, November 21, 2008

I Love Western PA

And they are calling for more..... the schools are running on a two hour delay...ARE THEY NUTS!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Micro Fight

The Challengers

The Riblet

Defending Champion.

Weighing in at 1/8th of an ounce.

The Ferule Feline:

Tipping the scale at ZERO !

5-0 record. Let the fight begin......
Post your comments on which is your favorite and make the decisioning vote!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My First Micro Miniature he is. I do amigurumi critters but this is soooooo tiny I could barely hold onto him! Of course the first one jumped into my daughters pocket and is off to school with her. I added one to my etsy shop and hope to get some feedback on the fellow:)

I don't have a pattern , I was just playing around...I was inspired by the new tree frog widget I got for my sidebar on my blog. You can feed him by clicking on the picture, TOO FUN!

Picture here is two of them fighting over the laptop!
Hope to get some feedback so let it rip........

Monday, November 3, 2008

Win this Crocheted Boa

Here it first ETSY giveaway!
A $20.00 value.

Well over 120 inches long, this extra long boa was crocheted in fall colors.

I used Homespun Lion Band yarn so it's full and very soft!

Enter between November 3rd and November 23rd.
Drawing will be announced Nov.24th !

This is what you have to do to enter:

1.) Visit my etsy store at: between Nov.3rd - Nov.23rd
2.) Come back here and comment about something you like about my Etsy shop
3.) Be sure to leave a way to contact you!!

Thanks and good luck to the happy winner

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Monkey Lineup

sock monkey

I have been busy indeed...Since the ornament exchange , I thought some Christmas ornaments in my shop would be a good idea! What better than Christmas Monkeys ♥

sock monkey

Who would think they could be so much fun! I made outfits from fleece and felt, added some bells and whistles and this is what I came up with.

sock monkey
I can't wait to get them all posted on my ETSY SHOP

Friday, October 31, 2008

The gangs' all here!

sock monkey sock monkey sock monkey

sock monkey What do you do when your laptop is at the doctors? A perfect time to make these custom order monkeys! I had so much fun with this project. A grateful shout out to Patrick with Marios in Seatle, WA for placing this order on my shop!
Be sure to check back for my giveaway! Almost done:)
sock monkey

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Flickr Friends

Thanks to JennyTheArtist 2's for including my mint green baby blanket in this collage on Flickr!

Monday, October 6, 2008


It was a lovely weekend to work outside in the garden. Our project of thinning, rearranging and shoveling tons and tons and tons of river rocks is just about done, at least for this year.
We had several set backs!
* I am not suppose to be doing this kind of work at all but I had to protect my babies from the Big Footed Stomp Monster (my husband)
....after everyday we got the chance to work on the project my back would be out and I would be in severe pain for several days,
* my heart would race and I would get out of breath.....Failed a stress test and found a heart problem to add to my list of heath issues....
* my husband failed to latch the trailer on correctly and the trailer came off with a ton of rocks, swinging around and trashing the entire back of his new dually
and finally
* we ran out of fabric to put down to help prevent any weeds We have lots more to do but I think I will like it a lot when it is all done...I wonder how much it did actually cost?!!!!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Blog Tag?

Well here I am, playing a game of "blog tag" which means I must reveal 6 secrets about myself then tag others to do the same. Thanks can check her out at or read her secrets at
Here goes:
6. I am very unhealthy and overweight, that said I have a brown belt in martial arts from back in the day:)
5. I am a control freak...everything has a place, that said I am so organized that I am unorganized
4. I never loose a fight ...ask my husband, he always says "YES DEAR"
3. I don't know how to sew , ya I took a mandatory class in high school back in the day:) I used to watch my Mom lay patterns out all over the dinning room table and pray it wasn't for me!!!!!!!!
2. 95% of gift giving is boss called me thrifty, my employees called me cheap!
1. Jack of all trades, master of none...I guess that isn't much of a secret

OK, then now, I have to find others to play along....

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hope she likes it:)

All done..I think I should make it a wall hanging. I will let Pat decide what she wants to do with it, after all her kitchen was recently remodeled and she is still accessorizing.

I will be sure to post a picture once it is given its home....Hope she likes it:)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Learning to Quilt?

Yeh, since I have nothing else to do, like making cookies for my nephews wedding or sitting with my Dad after his open heart surgery, I thought I would learn to quilt. I was embroidering this rooster and thought it would make a cool hot pad. So I went on line to find out how to quilt....

I used a fall fabric to make my "sandwich" and pinned it all up. I also thought I would make yoyos to frame I have to read what kind of stitch to use and get at it...

I will be sure to let you know how it turns out:)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Waiting for the OK

Every now and again you come across a pattern that you really like and this ghost is too fun. I did him with #20 crochet thread and I think he came out great!!! I e-mailed the designer Connie Folse and I am waiting for permission to sell. Sure hope she lets me:) but I bet I can find someone who would love him as a

Just got word...I can sell it anywhere but on the web:( Looks like an October present it is!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Etsy Treasury

I am so pleased that my crazy cat, scratch, was hand picked by by a fellow etsyhookers team member to put in her treasury!!!! Thanks hookedonthread...sell wishes to all:)
Please come check out her treasury:

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Yes, the weather will be changing here in Western PA soon and since I am slow moving I must start the Fall Gardening.

This year I have to down size my flower gardens even more:( It took me a few weeks of crying about it, after all it took 10 long years to get it where I wanted it!

It wasn't all about the was a hobby. A place I would go after work and loose my thoughts. Bury my stress amongst it.

It had become another reminder of what I can no longer do. It doesn't deserve to be ignored and choked with weeds! There has to be a way to save it.

I have given parts of it to friends and family. With the brawn of my husband, I have decided what will be boxed and set by the roadside marked "free to a good home". Babies from the original flowers.

I think I will like the new design I made for the landscaping. River rocks will pave the way to walk through easily and painted markers with the type will adorn the flowers. I came across a small rock water fountain and an antique bird bath that will fill the void. I even have a spot for the hummingbirds to play!

It should last another 10 long years..............................

Monday, August 4, 2008


Watch the touching true story of Christian The Lion >>>>>above on this blog from you tube

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Think Big

Who says big is better?