Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Crochet Star Pattern and DIY Pine Cone Christmas Tree!

Hello! Christmas is almost here and Isaac is out of school for Christmas vacation! So, what better to do than a crafty project? Since I love pine cones, we decided to make some pine cone Christmas trees. Scroll down for the written instructions and the video tutorial for the pine cone Christmas Tree and for the free little crochet star pattern.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Puffball Gnome Ornament Free Crochet Pattern

Hello! A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through my newsfeed on facebook and one of my friends shared a picture of some cute little gnomes that were made out of felt. I thought they were so adorable that I wanted to come up with my own little crocheted version. I think that what I came up with is just as adorable and I want to share the pattern with ya'll! They can be used as ornaments on your Christmas tree or they can be used as decorations. Scroll down for the free pattern.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Jingle The Elf Hat Free Pattern Until 2017!

Today is the day! Jingle The Elf Hat crochet pattern is NOW available and from now until midnight New Year's Eve, Jingle The Elf Hat is a FREE PATTERN! It's my gift to ya'll for continuing to follow me and always being so wonderful! Scroll down to get your free copy today!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

How To Crochet Into The 3rd Loop Of A Half Double Crochet

Hello! I love to crochet into the 3rd loop of half double crochets because it gives a wonderful knitted texture look. I used this technique in my newest hat pattern, Jingle The Elf Hat which will be available for free until the end of 2016 as a gift to ya'll!
I thought I would make a picture tutorial and video tutorial to help those that don't know how to do this technique. I think it's a wonderful technique and I hope these tutorials help. Scroll down for the picture tutorial and the video tutorial.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Getting Our Tree And Christmas Decorating!

Hello! It's that wonderful time of the year, Christmas! We finally got our tree last night and decorated for Christmas. We were wanting to get our tree last weekend but the much needed rain made that a little too difficult. No wet, soggy trees in my house, please! So, I was so excited to get our tree and decorate that I videoed it! Scroll on down for the video.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

How To Make Eggnog

Hello, I hope you are all having a wonderful day. 

The holidays are coming up and it is the perfect time of year for some eggnog to curl up with a good book or a favorite hook and some yarn or watch some netflix (I can't wait to watch the new season of Gilmore Girls) or while sitting and looking at the Christmas lights on the tree while listening to some christmas music on pandora. The list goes on and on, eggnog is so good at this time of year. So, how about some homemade eggnog? Keep scrolling for the video tutorial and the written instructions.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fall Photos!

Hello! Photography is one of my passions. I have loved photography since I was a little girl and got my first camera for Christmas. My dad influenced me a lot and shared his love for photography with me and has been a huge inspiration for me. He has done everything from weddings to races and I have loved watching and seeing his photography.  

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pine Cone Crochet Hedgehog Free Pattern And Video Tutorial

Hello! I love hedgehogs! I think that they are so adorable and I love all the little hedgehog, amigurumi, hats, mittens etc that I've been seeing on facebook, instagram, and pinterest. I even saw some pine cone hedgehogs but they were made from felt, so I decided to create one that was crocheted, and I love how they have been turning out. I crocheted myself a little family of hedgehogs and I even crocheted the little one a Santa hat. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

How To Make Re Fried Beans

Hello everyone! Last night we had taco/burrito night and it was so good. I love making homemade re fried beans to go with our tacos and the men in my life love them as well!

Friday, November 4, 2016

How To Make Crock Pot Pinto Beans

Hello! Fall is here and it's time to start making some hot and delicious comfort food. One of my favorite comfort foods is pinto beans. I use them in my cornbread and beans, chili, and in my re-fried beans, which we love on taco night! Yummy!

Monday, October 31, 2016

A Witch Hat For My Kitty And Free Pattern!

Hello! This morning I decided to crochet my kitty, Ziggy a little witch hat for Halloween! It was very quick and easy to make and he is so cute in it! He's such a silly kitty and he was in a very playful mood this morning, but I was able to get a few good pictures of him in it, and I can't believe it!

Scroll down for the free pattern!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Black Cat Hat Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello! It's almost Halloween and my kitty Ziggy keeps inspiring me to make cat themed accessories. I've been wanting to make a black cat hat all summer (since I got Ziggy) and I've finally made one in time for Halloween! And it's so comfy, I wore it this morning when I took Isaac to school.

And I love it so much that I want to share the pattern with ya'll! Keep scrolling for the free pattern. This pattern is worked in the flat, in rows and I think it has a wonderful texture.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Carving Pumpkins With Melissa!

Hello! Friday night, my sister Melissa and I decided to hang out, have some fun and try to carve pumpkins! We wound up having so much fun, giggled our little butts off and we also succeeded in carving a couple of really cute pumpkins! I had never carved a pumpkin before and I am so proud of myself for doing it all! It was a lot of work but it was really fun too. Scroll down for the video of us carving our pumpkins.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Frankenstein's Monster Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Halloween is around the corner and that means that my nephew's birthday is coming up too! Emery is so sweet and 3 years ago I made him a Frankenstein's Monster Hat for his birthday and he loved it so much that he has completely worn it out and he's wanting another one! That makes me feel so special and happy that he has enjoyed it so much and now wants another one to wear!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

DIY Cat Ear Headband

Halloween is coming up and to get us in the mood and a little inspired, I have created a cat ear headband! I think it's super cute and I love how it looks like lace! I love it so much that I'm sharing it in a free pattern with a video tutorial on how to crochet the cat ears and a video tutorial on how to harden the ears and attach them to a headband for a purrfect and easy Halloween accessory! I hope ya'll love it as much as I do!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Crochet Cat Ears Video Tutorial And Free Pattern!

I was trying to decide what to be for Halloween this year and I just could not decide. Then I thought about it for awhile and realized how fun it would be to match my sweet Ziggy! So I decided to be a black cat, meow :) I knew I wanted to have a lacy black crocheted cat ear headband so I set out on figuring out how to accomplish it and I think I did a pretty good job. I love them so much that I've decided to share them with ya'll!

Monday, October 3, 2016

A Pokeball Inspired Hat And Free Crochet Pattern

A few weeks ago was my nephew, Zia's birthday. Zia and his little brother LOVE Pokemon and the new game, Pokemon Go. I have to admit that we play it as a family, the 3 of us (my fiance Sean, my son Isaac and me) too and it is a lot of fun. We walk around the neighborhood and we take car rides and play as well. Scroll down for the free pattern of the pokeball inspired hat.

Friday, September 30, 2016

How To Make Basil And Olive Oil Cubes

 It's harvest time! 

Basil is one of my favorite herbs to use and I always have some in my kitchen or in my garden. I live in an apartment, so we do not have much space for planting so I have definitely had to pick my favorite herbs to grow this year and you can bet that basil was the first one we planted! I love using basil in my pasta dishes, sauces, on pizza, in sandwiches, etc

I love basil! 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

How To Make Chocolate Popsicles

Hello....I know it's the first day of autumn, but it's still very hot here so I decided to share how to make homemade chocolate popsicles with ya'll before it starts getting cold.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

My Video Tutorial On How To Wind Yarn With A Swift And Winder

Have you ever bought a beautiful twisted skein of yarn and didn't know how to use it for crochet or knitting? Is it still sitting in your yarn stash patiently waiting to be crocheted or knitted into something wonderful?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Christmas In July Sale!

Hello! It's the end of July and I know a lot of crocheters are already starting on Christmas presents for their loved ones so I thought that I would have a Christmas In July sale! From now until midnight on July 31st, the I Wish It Would Snowflake is 50% off! Just use the coupon code: SnowflakesInJuly to get the discount!

Monday, July 11, 2016

My Newest Yarn Dying Experiment!

Dying yarn is SO much fun and I'm having a blast experimenting with it! Want to follow me as I experiment with dying yarn? Visit my youtube channel or scroll down for the videos below.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Dying Yarn and Breaking Violet!

Hello :)
I absolutely love dying yarn! It's so much fun and so rewarding to be able to dye yarn and then crochet it into something beautiful for myself or as a present for someone. Last year I started experimenting with dying yarn and I fell in love with the process. Here are a few yarns that I dyed last year. Would ya'll like a blog on all of the yarns I've dyed? Comment below :) For the blog and picture tutorial on how I tie dyed cotton yarn, click on the picture below. And for the video on how I dyed yarn and broke violet, scroll down.

Friday, February 12, 2016

A Heart For Valentine's Day! Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello :) 

Valentine's Day is coming up and I thought that it would be fun to share a video tutorial on how to crochet a heart. These simple 1 row hearts can be used for tons of present ideas for your special someone on this sweet holiday. They could be used as a decorative little embellishment on a present, crochet a lot of them and hang them above the dinner table and cook a special dinner, they can be tied to wine glasses, left for strangers to find in public places, and the list goes on...
get creative and have fun! Scroll down for the free pattern and video tutorial.

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