Toots Toes

The First pattern for Raising Robertson’s is here!!! It’s pronounced (tuhts)  it’s what i will forever remember my pap calling my grandma.  My husband calls me that on days he notices my home sickness growing in my heart. Speaking of Toots, My mom told me how excited my grandma(Toots) was to see the barefoot sandals i made.  These ones to be exact. . .

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They are soo colorful!  Unlike the pattern, i used yarn instead of crochet thread so my squares are one less row than the pattern.

The pattern can be found over at Simply Collectable Crochet, by Celina Lane.

I was so inspired by my grandmas enthusiasm and faith in my work, that i decided to write my own pattern in honor of her.

Here they are!! (FREE pattern below)

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Toots Toes.

5.5mm Hook

Vanna’s Choice Yarn

Terms:

SLST – Slip Stitch

DC – Double crochet

SC – Single Crochet

CH – Chain

CH3, DC in last 2 CH sp. CH1

DC, 2 DC in last sp. CH1

DC in next 2, 2DC in last sp. CH1

DC in next 3, 2DC in last sp.  Ch1

DC in next 4, 2DC in last sp. CH1

DC in next 5, 2DC in last sp. CH1

DC in next 6, 2DC in last sp. CH1

DC in next 7, 2DC in last sp. CH1

DC in next 8, 2DC in last sp. Fasten off.

Switch color yarn, Join With standing SC.

Sc 2 rows below. 2 sc.  Repeat 2 more X til end of row.

SC down the side of triangle.  (10SC)

Ch 7, join to tip with SC (SC included in 10SC of side)

SC up side of triangle.  join w/ slst.  DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

CH30.  Join to other side with slst.  *DC in next 2 sp, slst in next 2.  Repeat til end.  Join and fasten off.

It’s a short and simple way to jazz up any foot.  I grew up barefoot so these are perfect if you’re that kinda person.  Even if you aren’t, they go great with a pair of flip flops, and can be made in any color sequence.

P.S.  Hang tight for another pattern soon!  (Didi’s Flowering Cactus)

Hump Day Hammocks(Stitch11)

It’s hump day.  Yikes.  There’s not a better reminder to take it easy and keep on swinging through the week than a hammock pattern review am i right!?!?!  I’ve had this pattern on my ravelry queue for ages.  I needed to make it for what seems like hundreds of stuffed animals in my home.  Corina over at Stitch11 worked this pattern up for her lovely daughter.  I see a lot of the same personality traits in my Henry as i do her daughter, and so i really should of made this sooner with knowing how much She enjoyed the hammock.

Anyway, i decided to finally make it and i went a bit overboard. I made three of them.  They were super easy and quick to hook up i couldn’t resist.  I even had time to finish writing that pattern i’ve been promising on top of an additional pattern i finished today inspired by my Grandma.  See below for details!!!

 

Back to these hammocks. I could gush about Stitch11 patterns all day.  I have yet to find a problem in any pattern i’ve tried over there.  This pattern was no exception.  Although i found the start of row 3 tricky, it’s easy to see if you are right or wrong a few stitches in.

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They ended up super sweet and colorful, don’t you think?  I used red heart super saver solids for all three.  You can find this great pattern @ Stitch11.

Tomorrow expect some summertime goodies.  Another rad pattern review as well as a sweet little spontaneous Pattern i wrote today! 🙂  I’m saving my very first written pattern (Didi’s flowering Cactus) for Friday.    Keep your eyes peeled this week/weekend for even more designs by me!  ❤

Mandala Monday.(lookatwhatimade)

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I had a short and sweet sort of weekend. Had a good time at a friends house for her birthday BBQ. Lots of happy little kiddos bouncing about. Previously she had mentioned how much she liked the Sophie’s Mandala Pattern by Dedri over at Look What I Made. I HAD to make it since I’ve really been making a few of these circular pretties. Check them out!

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Aren’t they beautimous?!?!? There will most definitely be more to come.  The other two i just freehanded.  I made sure to try and use a different stitch for each row.  It did get wobbly toward the end, but i fixed it with some finger blocking of course 😉

So what’s to come for this coming week? Keep a look out for My very first written pattern by, Me of course LOL!  There will also be Photos and a Progress updates on my Stitch11 mystery pattern ;).

Namaste <3>

Summer Summer Summer Time!

 

I have so many plans for this site and for my shop i just dont know where to start.  Can i just buy more time please?  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday i have my personal trainer sessions so that takes up a large chunk of nap time.  Heck it takes up a huge chunk of time, period.  I should start including meal prep because diet stuff.  LOL    Im very fortunate my trainer comes to my house if i cant make it to City Sports Gym.   Tuesdays are Bible study days so that is devoted to my time to learn and focus on personal spiritual growth with other members.  Which always turn into playdates post study so nope on Tuesdays.  And its summer so parties and BBQ’s on weekends. Which means im making lots and lots of birthday gifts!  I currently have TWO wip’s for a friends upcoming party the 26th.  This also means i have to postpone my finished review of Corina’s mystery pattern (will reveal tba).  It will be posted no later than late this following week.  I know i said i had THREE upcoming finished products to review and discuss, but the reason why i am only showing two is that the third item(s) are for a friend’s birthday and i cant spoil her surprise!

This coming saturday marks the THIRD week in a row i have a birthday party to attend.  I feel so happy about that.  It give me opportunities to crochet!  This past weekend it was my Mother in Laws birthday.  Her new boyfriend and her met in Hawaii.  I found it much more than appropriate to make her a lovely Lei necklace! The pattern is from my friend Corina over at Stitch11 (click through to pattern)

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The pattern is easy to follow and super quick to make.  I did not use straws because i didnt have a chance to run out to get some.  I ended up making a scent bath for the flowers before stringing them so that they smell pretty like real flowers too ❤

Her birthday was spent at a friend of ours Salon.  So i made sure to take my crochet supplies along with me while i got a pedi and haircut.  Lord knows i cant hook a thing while under a facial lamp or during a manicure :/.  So i brought my three favorite colors to make my boys some nesting bowls. This pattern was courtesy of Kimberly Young over at Seriously Daisies 🙂 (click though to link)

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Now the funny thing about these bowls are, is that my son played with them soo much before i was able to take pictures, that he lost the sixth bowl(blue) at his grandma’s house.  Regardless, here they are.  I adore these colors!  They are inspired by a quilt i was given while pregnant with my first born Henry.

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I HAD to share pictures because the amazing detail and time that went into this gift is astounding.  Mrs Verretti (mother of my cousins ex) made this for my boys!  It also shows you how much i love Love LOVE these three colors together 😉

That is all i have to update with for now since i really need to finish these two gifts for my lovely mom friend’s birthday.  I will be sharing the patterns and pictures when i complete those of course, so please stay tuned

Working Out The Kinks.

A good start to every blog is working out the kinks.  Lately i have been working on project after project to build my portfolio. *see Ravelry*  I have been brushing up on my skills but I am getting frustrated.  Not knowing where to begin again.  I am determined to make this work.  So I am sitting down and writing a pattern out finally. Ive made patterns before but have not written them down.  Freehand i believe that is what it is called.  Speaking of “freehand” I must make a post about crochet terminology.  Another day another post.  Stay tuned my dear readers!!   We will see where this goes.  Hopefully to a full blown free pattern i can share with everyone! Hopefully it is a helpful and fun blog/space that has variety as well as a unique flair.

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Back to hookin.  Updates and photos soon. (permissions in the works)

The quest to stay a Stay at home mom.

Things comes up.  Cars break down.  Families expand.  Financial burdens arise.  And my days of being a stay at home mom full time seem to be under fire.  We need to move desperately.  We need a bigger home for our rapidly growing family.  I have tried returning to work many times, but i just refuse to not be a full time stay at home mom.  That is what i a m good at, its what i feel comfortable doing.  So here i go.  On my quest to keep it simple and sweet and stay at home with my beautiful babies as much as possible.  I’m doing this!  Taking a crack at the blogosphere/(sp?)

 

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