Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lots of Hats & Some Pretty Birds

Here it is Wednesday evening already.  Where does the time go?!  Hope all are having a great week! I spent the weekend, and part of this week making hats.  First up are hats I am hoping to sell.  No takers yet, but I shall persevere.  Didn’t list them in my Etsy shop…at least not yet.  I have them posted on a couple different Facebook “flea market” type pages (local), and will see how they do on there first.  It won’t be long until it’s dirt track race season in these parts, thus the inspiration for these hats.  The hat itself is my own doing, but the race car applique can be purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EverLaughter  If you are in the market for applique patterns, I highly recommend her designs.  I’ve bought many of them, and have always been very pleased with the patterns.

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My 10 year old great-niece is doing a project for school in which she is collecting hats and scarves to donate to a women’s shelter. I made these hats to donate. Sent them to her yesterday. I had fun making the pom-poms!

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Now for the pretty birds that were mentioned in the subject line.

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Mrs. Cardinal

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Mr. Cardinal

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Blue Jay

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Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Valentine’s Day, Olaf and Feeding the Piggy

Hello all!  Trust that you are staying warm, and in out of the cold weather.  It is somewhere below zero today, with wind chills making it seem even colder.  BRRRR!!!  I am fortunate in that I do not have to be out in that weather. Instead, I stay inside…where I have become sick. The grandkids had been sick, and after babysitting the little guy, so is Gramma Rita.  Kind of think he “gave” it to me.  But, hey, if I had to get it from somebody, better from him than a stranger. lol  Can’t taste or smell anything today, which gets on my nerves.  I know, I know, I will survive.  My complaining is over.  Now I shall get on with the subjects of this post.

For Valentine’s Day Rick got me some candy and a nice card…

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…and I made a peach pie for him. Note the little heart cutouts I put on it, for Valentine’s Day. Awww…

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Clayton asked for an Olaf hat, so you know what Gramma Rita did…made him an Olaf hat. –smile-

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And here is Clayton wearing it to school yesterday.

Clayton wearing Olaf hat

Laura and Lawson came up a couple days ago to pick up the hat, and while they were here I gave Lawson a bunch of coins to feed the piggy.  The piggy hadn’t been fed in a while, and was quite hungry. lol Rick and I received the piggy from his aunt when we got married…which will soon be 34 years (in June).

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I’ve added lots of new things to my Etsy shop, but have yet to have anybody purchase anything.  I’m trying not to get discouraged, as I had told my family that there are thousands of people out there trying to sell crocheted items on Etsy.  And most of the people I know around here don’t really want to pay…they want it given to them. Oh well…I am probably going to keep the shop open for 2015 and see where I’m at at the end of the year, and take it from there as to whether to keep it going or not.  Here are a few of the things I have added:

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Thanks so much for stopping by, and here’s wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Etsy Shop

Well, crochet friends, I took the plunge!  I opened an Etsy shop.  Honestly, I’m not getting my hopes up, but I figure I have nothing to lose by opening up my shop.  If you’d like to stop by and check it out, you can do so by clicking here. The name of my shop is Oak Hill Crochet.  While you’re there, if you feel like clicking favorite, please do so.  And let me know you did, and if you have a shop, I’ll favorite yours as well.  Thanks!

Also thought I’d share the second square I made for the Moogly CAL. I’m enjoying this project.  It’s nice that there is one new square every two weeks.  Gives me plenty of time to do it, as well as other projects I want to work on. This isn’t the best pic as I couldn’t get the proper angle on it, but you’ll get the gist. It is, indeed, square, even though it doesn’t look like it in this pic.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Baby Girls Sets and Moogly Square CAL

Hello crochet friends!  Hope all is well with you in the new year, and you’re finding lots of time to crochet! I’ve been busy making some baby girl sets, which I hope to sell on Etsy.  My biggest problem with that is getting started.  I don’t know about all the sales tax mumbo jumbo and such, and am trying to learn what all I need to do so as to make sure I’m doing everything correctly.  I’ve asked a few people, but can’t seem to get any concrete answers…if any answer at all. I’ve tried doing online searches, and those only make my head spin.  Too much info there, and it’s confusing.  lol So, if any of you have an Etsy shop and can enlighten me in any way, I’m all ears. Without further ado, here are the few sets I have ready to list…whenever I get my store up and running.

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I also have a couple hats ready to list.

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I have also joined in the Moogly square CAL this year.  I was going to last year, but didn’t.  This year I am committed to doing it.  I have these colors of Red Heart Super Saver on hand, and I love the color combo.  They are no dye lot, so when I run out of a color, I should be able to pick up a skein, easily, at Wal-Mart.

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I must say that parts of this square were a bit tricky, and I know I don’t have it all right.  But it’s good enough for me, and I plan on keeping the afghan made from these square, so it’s all good.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Looking Back and Happy New Year!

All throughout the year I work on my digital pages for my yearly Memories photo book.  I recently finished the last of my pages, which are my crochet pages.  I like to do collages of my crocheted things, and add them in at the back of the book.  Thought I’d share my pages with you. There are some crocheted items not shown as I forgot to get pics of them before I gave them away as gifts.  lol  Last night I told my husband that when I see these pages, I think I realize why my house is so dusty.  *grin*

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Thanks to all who check out my blog, and I so appreciate any comments. Looking forward to sharing with you in 2015, and to enjoying your blogs as well. Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hello friends!  I realize it has been a month since I have posted, but never fear for I am here!  lol  I’ve been busy doing lots of crocheting, but believe it or not I forgot to take pics of some of the things before I wrapped them for Christmas presents!  Oopsie!  Perhaps I’ll get some pics after Christmas of the gifts and their recipients. I do have one little ditty to share with you…my spaghetti and meatballs! I made a few things for the grandkids to play with in their playroom, and this is one of them.  I also made ravioli, and jars of mayo and jam (or whatever their imagination wants the jars to be). Forgot to take pics of those things though. I didn’t use a pattern for these food items, just set my hook to flying and this is what I came up with.

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I sent out a few Christmas cards this year, and the following is the Christmas letter I enclosed with them.  Short and sweet and to the point.

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And here are a couple pics of my precious grandchildren.  These were taken on Thanksgiving Day. They are 7, 5 and the littlest one will be 2 on Christmas Eve.

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Thanks so much for stopping by, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Lots of Crocheting

Happy Friday, crocheting friends!  Hope you have all had a good week, and here’s wishing you a good weekend ahead.  I’ve been keeping busy making hats for an order I got, and am happy to say they’re ready for delivery! :)

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The other things I have made recently are these two diaper cover/hat sets, and two crochet edged receiving blankets.  They’re for an upcoming baby shower I will be attending.

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Thanks for stopping by!