Friday, August 31, 2007

Jimbo Contest

Jimbo is once again holding a hook contest. And he has the perfect idea for a new holiday. You can get all the details on his website: Jimbo's

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


So I really should be posting pics of my recent swap, but I am very excited because I just finished my Monster Purse!!! I LOVE how this turned out, and am very tempted to use this as my everyday purse. I love the colors, it reminds me of the muppet monsters. I got the idea from this post on Craftster. So without further delay:

Here is a pic of the lining, I found this super cute pirate skull print at JoAnn's:

Here is a close up of the colors:

Here is the pattern I made for my version. This is a very open-ended pattern with limit-less possibilities.

L hook
6 - 8 balls of novelty (I used Bernat Boa)
1 skein of acrylic (I used Red Heart super saver)
Felt, fabric, or other embellishments

beginning ch 2 counts as first stitch (you can use ch 3 also)
You are working your ch as height, and building up width with additional rows
Hold all 3 strands together as you work

ch 82
row 1 - dc in third ch from hook, and in each ch across (80)ch 2 and turn
row 2 - dc in each st across (80)
Repeat row 2 until you get the desired width.

I worked mine 32 inches in height, and appox. 12 inches in width.

this is how I folded my bag:

sew sides of bag together and add eyes, teeth etc.
I used my sewing machine to put on the teeth, eyes, handle, and lining.
Feel free to add any extras you can think of. multiple eyes, cyclops, hair bows, etc. Like I said this is a very open pattern.

I really hope this pattern is not too scatter-brained! It is getting quite late, and I am tired! If you have any problems, leave me a message!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sorry, I am slow . . .

So thankfully I am not still preggo!!! I had my newest addition on August 15 @ 5:02am, he entered the world at a nice 7 lbs 2 ozs, 20.5 inches long. Except for a slight scare because he had a knot in his cord, everything went great and both of us are doing wonderful. Big brother is a punk and is mad he has to share momma now, but he is adjusting.

In other aspects of my life, I participated in another swap with the Depot, but that is going to have to wait for my next post.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Still here

So I am still very preggo! I was hoping this little monster would have been as nice as his brother and come a little early, but it is not looking that way :( Oh well, I guess he is really comfortable, which with the heat wave we are having, I do not blame him at all! As you can see by my ticker a few posts down, I am 38 1/2 weeks. I have now decided that I was waaaayyyy to spoiled with my first little man. I went to my 38 week appointment, and was feeling great, no contractions, nothing. Then I woke up the next day in labor, and had him that night. This one, I have had irregular mild contractions on and off for the last couple days, and everyday I feel worse. More heavy and ready to go! And he has not decided to come earlier. Oh well, not much I can do about it but sit here and wait until my body decides it is time to go! I can not wait until he gets here. I am very anxious to meet him and see if he looks like his brother when he was born or not. My back and my bladder also can not wait!!!! I will be so glad when I do not have to pee every hour!!! Oh well enough complaining!
Once again, I have completed a couple more projects, I just have to get the camera out and post them. I will try not to be too lazy!!!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Harry Potter Test

This is fun! Harry Potter Test
This is my results! It figures!

Which Harry Potter Character Are You?

You are part Ron. You're the typical sidekick. Sometimes you get jealous of your more popular friends, but that's only because you don't know how much work it is to be in the spotlight.
You are part Fred and George. You're a joker at heart, but when push comes to shove, you know what's important.
Find Your Character @