Monday, October 26, 2009

Homemade Christmas

I know it sounds a bit early for christmas talk, BUT I have about a month and a half to get my house together, make a million ornaments, decorate the house, buy & make presents, and work full time. Totally insane. We bomed over the weekend due to EVIL fleas that won't die. Hopefully this did the trick. But now I'm way in over my head here. I have to wash EVERYTHING. Clothes, Dishes, Carpets, Counters, Both bathrooms. Plus work. My goal is to get the house done by friday. Then enjoy my weekend. We stopped working saturdays so if I get everything washed down by then I can relax. Spend much needed time with the boyfriend, and start crocheting and glueing my homemade christmas. My grandma is staying with us this year, so I want to make it extra special. I'm a list person. So bear with me this post is mainly to calm my own nerves and plan what I'm going to do.

Get House Clean
1. Start from top to bottom.
- Get together all clothes and put in basement in the massive pile that is threatning to eat my basement. Wash only what we wear and sort everything else to be washed after christmas when we get new washer.
- All dishes need taken out and washed
- Cats need a bath
- Borrow mom's vacume and carpet shampooer and have at it
- Re-arrange living room
- Get desk & entertainment stand from boyfriend's Dad's
- Get couch, loveseat, and chair from my parents the extra seating would be nice.

2. Start Operation Christmas ( haha I couldn't help myself )
- Check the dollar store!!
- Crochet my heart out!
* Crochet paper chain so we can use it for years to come
* Crochet ornaments
* Crochet Stockings
* Crochet gifts
- Put lights inside windows
- Put up our totally bare huge tree (We've never actually been able to celebrate a chistmas together due to circumstances but now that we've figured all that out this will be our first christmas living together. So we have quite literally nothing to start with expect a bare artificial tree that has a 6 1/2 ft girth. I mean the thing is massive I will so take pictures. lol )
- Get spare bed from mom's to put in craft room for my grandma
- Buy lots of red, green, & white yarn
- Buy a ton of glue for the glue gun
- Check around for some pretty silver, gold, christmasy yarn.

I told you I'm a list person. It makes it easier for me to actually get done what I want and not forget ideas I come up with. Happy Monday! not really but do enjoy your week. & if you read this entire post. Kudos!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Really cool star afgan

I started a new project for myself, for something to do between all these crazy scarfs I'm making.

& it's quickly growing because I don't want to put it down. So I have till saturday to work on it as much as I want because I'm going to buy more yarn for the other scarves I need to make on saturday.

Monday, October 12, 2009

So I finally finished the scarf for my co-workers daughter. She likes pink & purple. I think it turned out pretty good. =-]

Then I got bored and made yet another scarf just because. It's kinda crazy.

Then I frayed the ends. I think it looks neat.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ripple Time!!

My first ripple!!!! I'm just going to keep going on it. It will be part of the craft room. =-]

The crocheted snake. His future residence is in the craft room as well...

She really is such a pretty cat.

As is Max. =-] I am blessed with perfect cats. Although Princess won't let me get a decent picture of her. She always looks really mad or VERY blurry.

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tomorrow's News Today

So I'm home from work & SUPER excited about what I acomplished this morning. I learned how to ripple =-]. Thanks to Attic24, for her amazing tutorial. I just had to share tonight! But now I'm off to bed and will post pics tomorrow morning!

Name the bunny =-]

Soooo, I finally got my butt in gear and took some pictures. Enjoy and don't poke too much fun at my beginners crochet skills.

The scarf. I was so proud of myself over this. I did it in just two days. I'm giving it to a co-worker of mine, she kept hinting that grey was her favotite color ever since I took it to work to do on breaks.

I also just wanted to share my crochet cherries for my car.

thought this was adorable. No idea what I'll use it for but I don't care I thought it was cute.
I also started working on my craft room. I know I said I wanted to just not have one because we were trying for a baby. But we have decided to take the approach of if it happens it happens. I think we are stressing it too much. Plus future baby would probably stay in our room anyways and when the time comes we will move to a bigger place. So craft room is back on. I got all my stuff in it now. Ribbons, Yarn, Buttons, Supplies. You name it.

Like I said it's a work in progress. That's part of my stash. & the ugly matress is a new project I have yet to take on. It was my old matress when I was living with my parents. It's a full size and VERY floppy so it's folded like a couch against the wall. & I'm going to buy a bright fitted sheet for it and crochet some crazy colorfull pillows & have some funky seating in my craft room. I'm really excited about it!

Part of my button stash. I really LOVE buttons. =-]

Meet the newest addition to my furry family. It's a boy and he needs a name. I want a real name. So any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!!!!! He's very friendly & not shy like most bunnies are at first. He warmed up to all of us in no time and is already terrorizing the cats. If you think you got the perfect name then try me. I'm open to anything.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I've been so busy working. 6 days a week! It's nuts. I can't wait for it to slow down. No luck getting pregnant. But I did manage to crochet a scarf. & I'm halfway through another one. I'll post pictures soon I promise. I've been taking my yarn and hooks to work. & suprise everyone is like fasinated by it. I have people wanting to buy stuff off of me & people who want to learn. A few punks called me a grandma, but most think it's great that I have a hobby. One guy even teared up a bit because his grandma used to crochet before she died and he's 7 ft tall and she would make him blankets that could cover his feet. But unfortunately I need to sleep for I will never get pictures up or get through the day tomorrow.