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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Celebrate National Cat Day!












October 29, 2014 is

National Cat Day

Today is National Cat Day! “What greater gift than the love of a cat?” Charles Dickens once mused. Cats are one of the most beloved human companions of all time. They were first domesticated in the Middle East’s Fertile Crescent as early as 12,000 years ago. When humans relied on hunting as their main source of food, dogs were most useful – but when the first agricultural societies emerged, cats became invaluable. Domesticated cats became responsible for keeping grain stores free of mice and other rodents. Today, cats can be found in 34% of American households, making them the most popular house pet in the United States.
Pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige established National Cat Day in 2005. In honor of the occasion, celebrate cats and the unconditional love and companionship they give to their owners. If you don't own a cat, volunteer at your local animal shelter or make a donation. It’s the purrrrfect way to show you care!





Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Unfinished Chain Loop Cowl






First attempt at this beautiful Chain Loop Cowl. I need a large button for that button hole but so far this is what it looks like! I had started it for a friend who requested a scarf from me. She has yet to find out that I thought of her when making this, so when I finally get that button and complete it I will see if she likes it!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Red Hat Ladies themed handbag


I joined a Mystery Crochet a long a few weeks back and once I finished the project, I had a request for another handbag in Red Hat Ladies colors from a new Pen Pal friend. I like new challenges, so I whipped up another bag not really liking the colors throughout the project until I finished, and then I took a second look and thought it really turned out well! She loves it from the photos just wait till she receives it! It looks even better in person! 

You can fine the pattern here.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Redskinds Hat & Scarf



A crafty friend requested a Redskins colored hat and scarf. I whipped these up leaving room on the scarf for her to add a patch at the ends. 

Do you want to make a Houndstooth hat click here for pattern!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Stationary Set 4






Here is another Halloween set I whipped up this week. Both of these cards were in the same set of 4.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Thank You, Kim!



Another delightful surprise I found in the mailbox today was this beautiful postcard of a Bull Moose from my new pen pal Kim. Isn't he majestic! I just love Happy Mail!

Thank You, Regina!



Regina, Regina! She's my friend! IF anyone can make me smile, Regina can!

Regina is such a sweetheart. I sent her a crochet Snoopy a while back for goodie pack she sent me of paper crafting supplies, sticky tape etc. .. What did she do she sent me this outstanding work of art she made, the beautifully designed and colored card above and this adorable Snoopy charm. She knows how much I love my Snoopy! Thank you so much Regina! I was having such a bummer day until I checked my mailbox and found this surprise!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Deco Envelope 5



Another doodled deco envelope for a pen pal. I hope she likes it. I added more to it but didn't get another photograph taken. I added grass around the tent stakes, and I stamped Snoopy carrying a letter passed the fire. I have bought stationary but I wanted to add some fun to the letter that my new pen pals receive. Since starting the pen pal group I have tried to send each of my pen pals a hand written letter on regular lined notebook paper and included a deco envelope. For the first few pen pals that I missed, I plan on eventually doing something for them like this to mix it up. I want to send something fun and different every time so when they see my letter they immediately smile!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Halloween Stationary Set 3

Today's project was an Autumn themed stationary set.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Baby Girl Afghan


This is the first beautiful baby girl afghan I made. The pattern is Kittens on the fence. A very easy pattern to follow. You can find this pattern here.



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Halloween Stationary Set 2



This will be the cards for a set of 4 Halloween note cards.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloween Crochet Swap Received!








Received these beautiful crochet items from my Halloween crochet swap partner!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Crochet Pink Elephants


This adorable little elephant will be for a special little lady. She will be arriving in the world in the next few months!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Pen Pal Envelope 4



Really wanted to decorate my latest pen pal letter with a Fall theme. So I decided Pumpkins and spiders were perfect!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Card Fronts Need a Home


I finished piecing together a handful of card fronts I had made during my card design team days. This was one of the card fronts that I gave a home, as a finished easel card.

World Card Making Day


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Red Envelopes


What an awesome day it is when you can get some retail therapy in at your local craft store. I went for yarn but I came out with more than yarn, like these adorable red stationary. You cannot see the stationary, I know. But look at these pretty red envelopes! I also found the sticky back ribbon and an Opaque marker. This would look great on holiday cards! The stationary was only $1! The pen was the most expensive item I ended up purchasing on this visit. Two special pen pals will receive my letters on this newly purchased stationary! As for the spiderman stamps, I did not pick those out, the Post Office Kiosk gave me them...lol!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Crochet Handbag

This adorable handbag was the project for a Mystery Crochet A long that I  joined. I love how it turned out!