Thursday, October 21, 2010

FINALLY Found Some Yarn I Love!

**  Update 10-21-10:  I got some more yarn in ... this 'candy corn' yarn is 100% cotton chenille.  Super thick and absorbant.  I had quite a few requests for these washcloths, so here's the listing if you're still interested:  Candy Corn Washcloths.  If you'd like to make some for yourself, here's the pattern url.  **

I've been looking for some new and different yarn to brighten up the handmade washcloths I stock in my shop.  And FINALLY I found it!  When I opened my USPS box yesterday, I began crocheting and loved the yarn so much my fingers wouldn't stop! 

Here's what I made and it's now in my ETSY shop:

Here's the free pattern:  Annabelle's Washcloths - Pattern

Her shop name is "Crochet 4 U 2 Dye 4" and here's her url:  And here are a few of her other yarns:

Monday, October 11, 2010

Decorating Ideas for Your Front Porch


The mailbox was decorated for about $10.00 total and has a pumpkin ($3.99) + mums (3.99) + 2 leaf rings ($1.00). 
If you look at the front porch all the way to the left, you'll see a fall banner - it's kindof hard to see, but I crocheted triangles and attached them to a long string of single stitches.  That's it - very simple.  I'll have better pictures of the banner next week.
The front porch has a mum ($3.99) + a pumpkin ($3.99) + scarecrow sitting on the chair (2.00) + corn stalks ($5.99) + 2 small pumpkins above my door ($2.00) + scarecrow on the door ($1.00).  Most everything was purchased at the dollar store.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sweet Little Halloween Rag Basket

I had forgotten that last year I made this sweet little Halloween basket to sell in my ETSY shop.  I haven't made any rag baskets in a few months because I've been busy with my other crafts, BUT this sweet thing makes me want to start up again!

Here's a link to get you started making your own rag basket. 
For now, ENJOY!