FiPs, WiPs, and a Tip πŸ€“

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Thanks so much for stopping by, even though you must have felt a bit abandoned over the last few weeks. ☺️

I’ve been quite busy with hook and yarn, and that’s what today’s post is about.

FiPs…I’m pretty certain that that’s not a ‘thing’ 😁 It just sounds so nice in the title. I decided – for the sake of a pretty headline – that it will stand for ‘Finished Projects’.

And here they are…

The ‘Blue Skies’ Slouchy Hat

The ‘Falling Leaves’ Infinity Scarf (one of my personal favorites) 😊 If you like a closer look – it is now (with more pictures) in my brandnew Etsy Shop And a ‘ Newsboy/Cabbie’ Hat- Bear seemed to like it…even if he looks a bit grouchy πŸ˜‰

The WiPs The Puzzle Poncho is coming along

The ‘Flower Meadow’ has been a bit neglected lately – but it moved toward the top of the list

New is another ‘Puzzle’ – I just don’t seem to be able to move away from them 😏

A few weeks ago I bought these gorgeous Caron cakes

They’re so pretty and beautifully soft…they are going to be something luscious for me! 😁

First I thought ‘Poncho’ – then I decided that I would much rather have a fabulous, funky sweater. With different stitches and shapes. This is what I have so far

One side and the start of the sleeve

I don’t know what happened here πŸ˜• I followed the instructions, double checked every stitch, and number…but it’s quite ‘ruffly’. I do love it though, so it can go to the bottom of the sweater, and be a quirky finish that just hangs about – probably surrounded by fringes. πŸ€“

I see some trial-and-error frogging in my future, but hopefully it’ll -eventually- turn into something pretty. 😍

That’s all for ‘WiPs in pictures’. I do have to make some smaller things for the store – like hats, headbands, dishcloths…but I don’t have anything to show there yet. 😊

A Tip for my Crochet Friends

Hopefully it’ll help you win every game of ‘Yarn Chicken’ 😁

Oh…one more thing – please join me in a ‘Dance of Joy’

I had my first crochet sales last week πŸ˜ƒ

These pretties found a new home…

Yes…’Feronia’ went to live with someone else. My daughter’s first question was “Was the lady worthy?” πŸ˜‚ And I can wholeheartedly say ‘Yes’! πŸ’•

This hat went home with her too

And ‘ Purple Delight’ is now warming the neck of a lovely friend of mine 😍

So…that’s all the news for today ☺️

I hope to see you again soon πŸ’•

*I am not affiliated with the product/brand mentioned here.

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Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle πŸ˜Ή

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• How are you on this wonderful weekend? Well, it’s wonderful here… I have the door to the shop propped open, and the fresh air coming in is just…well, wonderful πŸ˜ƒ I hope you’re enjoying the same kinda weather, and it’s not too ghastly outside your window.

I started the day with a heartfelt laughter πŸ˜‚ This here popped up in my Facebook memories

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I’m still not sure that it’s not 😳 What do you think?

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Hehehe 😝

πŸπŸŒ²πŸ„πŸŒ²πŸπŸ„πŸπŸŒ²πŸ„πŸŒ²πŸπŸ„πŸπŸŒ²πŸ„πŸŒ²πŸπŸ„πŸπŸŒ²πŸ„πŸŒ²πŸπŸ„πŸπŸŒ²πŸ„πŸŒ²πŸπŸ„ So glad I’m not alone πŸ€ͺ

I hope you laughed with me 😍 Sending you Smiles πŸ™‚ Hugs πŸ€— and Love πŸ’œ Maybe you can join me tomorrow for ‘FiPs, WiPs, and a tip’ 😁

Until then πŸ’•

Fantastic ~ Bake ~ Along – Apples!

Hello my lovely friendsΒ Β πŸ’• It’s that time again…Time for the ‘Fantastic Bake Along’ hosted by our lovely friend Tracy over at It’s a T-Sweets Day Every month Tracy inspires a long list of friends to do some baking. Usually we all bake one thing….but this month she just gave us a theme: ApplesΒ Β Β πŸ˜ƒΒ  ~ inspired by Connie’s @ Connie’s Creations Applesauce Cake. I decided to follow Connie’s recipe for the Applesauce cake…and I strongly advise you to do the same. That cake is absolutely fabulous! We had some for dessert last night, and right after hubby was already planning the size of the slice for breakfast! πŸ˜‚

Doesn’t it look amazing?

image Oh…btw…I didn’t put icing on…I was a little too generous with the flour when I prepared the pan. 😝

Throughout the weekend I saw a lot of mouthwatering Apple Recipes…Tracy’s Award winning Apple Pie, Apple Waffles, Apple Scones, Apple/Prosciutto/Parmesan Wraps…just to name a few.

Take a look…

Brenna’s Apple/Proscuitto/Parmesan Wraps Kathy’s Apple Waffles Kate’s Apple Scones AJ’s Gluten- and Dairy Free Applesauce Cake Abbey’s Apple Coffee Cake *There are more wonderful bakers – but thanks to the Shenanigans of either WordPress or my Laptop – or maybe it’s a combined effort –Β  the links show up as weird letter combos and hieroglyphs. Pfft…
y and Brenna have the full list posted if you wanna check out and enjoy the whole Apple deliciousness of this month.

Everything looks so delicious that I will definitely bake my way down the list. Meanwhile,Β this cake will definitely be a staple in this house, and once you make it (just follow the ‘Applesauce Cake’ link up there  ⬆️ ) you will feel the same. I promise!

Now I’m off to the kitchen…got some more baking to do. See – it’s Lorelai’s Birthday – and every year I spoilΒ  her with her favorite peanutbuttery Doggy-licious cookies😍

Happy Birthday, Lorelai!

She keeps looking at me – I think she knows what’s coming! 😁

Thank you for stopping by today! πŸ’•

I wish all of my US friends a happy, joyful, peaceful Thanksgiving Celebration! 😍

Sending SmilesΒ πŸ™‚ HugsΒ Β πŸ€— and LoveΒ πŸ’œ your way! 😘

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Your ~ Weekend ~ Chuckle πŸ˜Έ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I hope you had a wonderful weekend πŸ’ƒπŸ» and the thought of Monday is not making you blue If you need a little pick-me-up…or a good laugh ‘just because’ – here you go πŸ˜ƒ

Don’t do it πŸ˜‚

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Yep! 😜

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Another misread sandwich πŸ˜‚

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Could happen πŸ˜‰

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Hehehe 😝 How would you even pronounce that? Twoth? Tooth? πŸ€”

That’s all for today 😨 I hope you enjoyed one or two or all 😁

Gotta go and take my Applesauce Cake for the ‘Fantastic Bake Along’ out of the oven! It smells heavenly! 😍 I can’t wait to try a piece or two!

You should stop by tomorrow…that’s when I’ll tell you all about it. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ³

I hope to see you then πŸ’•

Cozy & Colorful – An Adjustable Headband – The Pattern πŸ˜Š

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Have you done your TGIF Happy Dance yet? πŸ’ƒπŸ» Go ahead…I’ll wait

Done? Great ” πŸ˜ƒ Now you can sit and make yourself a cozy headband for the frosty (shopping) days ahead. 😁

You may have seen it here last week…if not- here it is

What do you think? You like? Well, then get your hook and yarn, and let’s get started πŸ€“

You will need

Material: ~ 1 skein medium weight (4) yarn – I used Red Heart for this project, because it’s warm, and soft. And it shows the stitches off beautifully.

~ 2 Hooks – H (5mm) and I/9 (5.5mm)

Stitches: – Chain, dc, hdc, sc, frontpost dc (fpdc), backpost dc (bpdc)

Details : Fpdc – yo, insert hook from right to left behind the dc post in the previous row, finish dc as usual.

Bpdc – yo, from behind your work insert hook from right to left over the dc post in the previous row, finish dc as usual

PicotEdging – *slipstitch in sc in previous row, slipstitch in next sc, ch3, slipstitch in 1st ch. Repeat from * across row

Alrighty…now let’s put all this ⬆️ to good use 😊

Headband: With the I/9 (5.5mm) hook ch 68

Row 1: Switch to your H (5mm) hook. Dc in 3rd ch from hook, and in each following ch. Ch 2. Turn.

Row 2: Fpdc in 2nd dc from hook. Bpdc in next stitch. Alternate fpdc and bpdc to the end of the row. Ch2, turn.

Row 3, 4, 5 – repeat Row 2, mirroring the stitches from the previous rows (fpdc on fpdc, bpdc

on bpdc)

Tapered Ends: When you’re done with Row 5, ch1 and work 10hdc across the short side of your headband. Ch1. Turn. *Sc 2together. Sc in each of the following stitches. Sc last 2 together. Ch 1. Turn.

Repeat from * until there is one stitch left.

Don’t fasten off! Ch 70, turn, slipstitch in each ch. Fasten off.

Attach yarn to opposite end, and repeat the instruction for the tapered ends.

When you finish that part, you don’t have to fasten off. Continue on following the instructions for the ‘Picot Edging’ on one side. Then you either work across the tie-back to finish it in one round, or fasten off, reattach yarn on the other side, and finish the ‘Picots’ there.

Now you’re basically ready to weather the storm. β˜ƒοΈ

If you want to attach the flower – pretty isn’t it? 😊 just click here . Liliia at ‘Mangotree Crafts’ has written an easy pattern for this gorgeous 6-petal flower.

Now sew it on, and tell ’em to bring on the snow ⛄️❄️⛄️

They also make great stocking stuffers, and Teacher’s gifts. 😊

If you love them, and are running out of time – ’cause the holidays are always sneaking up at lightning speed ⚑️ I do have a few in my Etsy Shop 😊 Then you can just click and give 🎁

That’s all for today my lovelies πŸ€—

This weekend is the ‘Fantastic Bake Along’! 😍 You do wanna stop by for a delicious Apple Pie recipe 🍎

I hope to see you then! πŸ’•

A few Chuckles…on Monday πŸ™ˆ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Just a little late for the Weekend Chuckles πŸ™ˆ Yesterday was one of those days

…and some ‘Gotta start a new project ’cause I need inventory for the Etsy store’ 😳 But that’s a story for another day 😁

Now some Chuckles/Laughs/Snorts 😜

They got me…😹

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This had me rolling πŸ˜‚

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Hehehe 😎

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Don’t make eye contact πŸ™ˆ

I do hope you enjoyed this 😍 Have a fabulous week 😘

Goals! πŸ’•

Sending Smiles πŸ™‚ Love πŸ’œ andHugs πŸ€— your way!

πŸ¦‹ WIP πŸ¦‹ Wednesday πŸ¦‹

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• Is it just me or is time marching along way too fast? It seems like we just carved the pumpkins πŸŽƒ….or at least played with the idea and looked at carved pumpkins 😜 And now here we are…way into November, and 45 days away from Christmas 😬

So I’ll get to today’s subject…before I waste any more of your time ☺️

Last month I made this Lollipop Cowl…


It was fun to make, and everyone seemed to be quite taken with it 😊 so I decided to make another one 

 Purple is the worst color to photograph πŸ˜•

In my search for the perfect buttons, I came across these beauties by ‘Lauren Birch’ 

But the cats and the Lollipops were too much – even for me πŸ˜‰

So I decided to lose the Lollipops, and will add simple fringe instead. Pictures coming soon. πŸ™‚

The next Lollipop Cowl was not meant to be either πŸ™ƒ

It started well enough…


…but then boring Monday Night Football happened. My mind started wandering designing – and another Puzzle Poncho was born. Apparently I do like to piece things together πŸ€“

So I made more pieces 


Then it looked like this 


One more piece…

….for this 


Now it’s getting somewhere…it needs something though πŸ€” I’ll let you know what, once I figure it out. 

In other news – I just opened an Etsy shop πŸ˜ƒ I’ve been putting it off and putting it off…but today was the day. This is the very first listing …


I’ve been making these adjustable headbands. My daughter already claimed one – let’s hope that many more will follow her example. πŸ˜†

Alrighty…that’s all…I’ll let you get back to what you were doing. 😊

Take good care of yourself πŸ’•

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