Thursday, March 21, 2013

Crochet Canucks Coasters

Are you a Canucks fan? I know I am, and a lot of my friends are as well. I made these for my friends birthday and all my friends totally love them so I thought I'd share my pattern. Feel free to share, but please link to my blog.


Abbreviations:
ch - chain
st - stitch
sc - single crochet

Materials:
5mm crochet hook
white, green & blue yarn
yarn needle



Pattern:
ch 15.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each st across. 
Row 2-13: Ch 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in each st across.

With white yarn, sc in each st all around. sc 3 times into each corner st.
Repeat with green yarn.

For the white hockey stick, you will embellish it. Check out this link to learn how its done http://berrysprite.blogspot.ca/2010/11/embellishing-your-crochet-with-crochet.html.

Holding your work right side up, insert your hook into the 4th stitch from the bottom right corner stitch of the white yarn. Loop the white yarn around your hook an pull up through the stitch. Insert your hook right side downwards into the st directly beside, working into the blue. Wrap the yarn around the hook and pull up. Pull that 2nd loop through the first loop just like a chain stitch. Repeat this in 9 stitches across. Then, working upwards to the left, work 2 more ch sts, turn and work 4 more making your way back down to the 9th ch st.

Weave in ends and your done!





Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Disney Collection

As you may or may not already know, I'm a huge Disney nut! I've always wanted a collection of every Disney movie whether it be on DVD or VHS. The Disney DVD's can be quite pricey so while I slowly grow that collection, I'm going to collect the VHS movies.



Where do you find Disney VHS movies you ask? Thrift stores of course! Stay tuned for my ever-growing Disney movie collection!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Custom iPhone Case

If you have an iPhone or a smart phone of some kind, then you know how expensive phone cases can be. I refuse to pay $30 for a clear snap-on phone case, its quite ridiculous. I'll let you in on my little secret, I buy my phone cases from amazon.com for as much as $3!! Yeah...and that's Canadian.



I found a Disney's Tangled artwork on Pinterest and instantly fell in love with it (one of my favourite Disney movies) and I thought it would be an amazing phone case. I gathered a bunch of other images that I liked and found a phone template online. Heres where the real money saver is...


Instead of printing them out on your inkjet printer, or even that matte coated paper at Staples, throw the image onto a 4 x 6" in Photoshop or a picture editing program. Once you've done that, put them on a disc or gig stick and bring em to the Walmart Photo Centre. They will print them individually as a high quality gloss print at .16 cents a page!


For precision cutting, I used a scrapbooking knife or an exacto knife works great. Super quick and super easy way to make your very own custom phone case graphics! 


Thanks for reading,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Angry Birds Birthday Party

This year is a bit different from the previous years. Isaiah is now 6 years old and is going to school so I wanted this one to be the first of many memorable birthdays.



The theme this year is Angry Birds. It has been his favourite since the first time he played the game on his iPod. 


Here is my homemade banner minus the strings.

Food table display :)

The food table setup

They looovvved the pig tower!


A couple activity centres. There was also a colouring station.




The party was fantastic and everyone had a great time!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Holidays 2012

Hello Everyone!

I hope you had a great holiday season with your loved ones. It was quite hard for me to back into my old routine of things, especially when the first day came. I was bed bound with the flu, but luckily it was after the holidays and it only lasted a day.



My gift wrapping this year

My lovely new [mini] Keurig :) I ended up switching it for a red one

My sons holiday photography during a mall walk


Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Romantic & Fun Date Ideas

Here are some of my unique date night ideas mixed with some classic ones that will surely make time with your loved one romantic and fun!


Drive-in Movie Night


Pack up a bunch of blankets, pillows and snacks and head over to a drive in. Get snuggly and warm in the back of your truck or hatchback.















Classic Bike Ride


Go for a bike ride. Swing by a corner store or ice cream shop, then head over to a park or school playground and unleash your inner child.















Indulge in the Suds

Have a bubble bath with some wine or your favourite food (why not mix it up?). If you don't have a bathtub or even a soaker tub, stay at hotel that has one for a nice getaway.










Indoor Picnic


Set up a blanket in your living room. Serve finger foods and only feed each other! This could be super fun and maybe a bit messy ;)















Skate Date


Strap on those skates and head over to your local outdoor rink (or arena). Bring a thermos of hot chocolate. If you don't have skates, go in your shoes! Its really fun too.










Sour Movies


Stay in and watch funny movies while sucking on some sour candies. You'll be laughing at each others funny faces.











Arcade Date


Make a trip to an arcade for some old fashioned fun and mini golf. Afterwards, enjoy some classic pizza and pop.











Late Night Dip


Go for a late night skinny dip at a private beach access. Bring some blankets and snuggle up on the beach basking in the sounds of the ocean.















Charades

One on one charades with some wine.


















Feel free to comment or suggest some good ideas for dates.

Thanks for reading!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Ballerina Bow Slippers


I made these adorable ballerina bow slippers for my little sister and I think I want to make myself a pair! They are just so sweet and super easy to make!

These slippers are size 11 toddler and can be adjusted for any size childs foot- and even adult.

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
st - stitch
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch

Kids:
7 DC into magic circle.
Row 1: DC in each st, sl st first st.
Row 2: *1 DC, 2 DC in next.* repeat all around. sl st first st.
Row 3: 1 DC, 1 DC, 2 DC, 1 DC in next 14 chs, 2 DC in next ch, 1 DC in each til end of row, sl st to first.
Row 4: 1 DC in each st. sl st to first. 
The amount of rows you make to the top of foot is determined by the childs foot size. For the ones in the photo above, I made a total of 7 rows from the beginning. 
Leave 9 cha unworked. Ch 2, turn and continue 1 DC in each st.
Again, this next step is determined but the childs foot size. I continued with 8 rows. 
Turn the end inward and sl st the heel closed.
Weave in ends.

Bow:
Ch 8.
Sc in second ch from hook and each across.
Ch 1, turn. Sc in each ch from hook. Continue til you've made about 5 rows. 
Sc all around the edges. Wrap yarn around the middle several times and attach it to toe of slipper.
Repeat for second bow.

For the adult version, refer to my mary jane slipper pattern found here.


Thanks for reading!
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