Friday, April 1, 2011

Where I have been and a bunch of giveaways including Holland Designs

Hi everyone, is anyone still here?  I need to really apologize for completely abandoning this blog!  As many of you may know I have a main blog, you can find it here and that is where you can ALWAYS find me (if you were looking tee hee)
This week over at my other blog Crunchy Catholic Momma, I am celebrating two years of blogging and I have a giveaway every day from all types of different people.

Here is a list of whom I have had so far:
Day One: Me!!!!  and I am giving away a pair of beautiful 100% wool Mary Janes in your choice of colors and size from baby to womens sizes. Check it out here.
 baby Janes
and for us big girls
and for anyone who follows my other blog (make sure to sign up),  I will be giving away a free pattern of my crochet mushroom toadstool pendant (just email me at and let me know you are following at Crunchy Catholic Momma)
Day two: Blog guest is Anais from Path to Freedom.  Check out this most amazing family and how they have turned a regular city lot of 1/5 of an acre into a thriving self sufficient farm.  They are giving away a Path to Freedom t-shirt, too cool!  Head on over and enter the giveaway here 
Day three: The very talented Lisa of Holland Designs is giving away your choice of one of her patterns.  Don't miss that one, enter here
 too cute!
Day four: Tracy of A Slice of Smith Life shows us how to make a Saint Joseph altar and really cool breads. Click here
Today:  Janet from Felt on the Fly (the best place to buy pure wool felt I have found) is giving away a set of 5 100% wool felt sheets.  If you have never used real wool felt, you will not believe how much nicer it is than craft store felt. Make sure you sign up for the giveaway here 
The rules for entering are at the bottom of each days post and you have until Tuesday to enter.
The rest of the week until Sunday there will be more amazing giveaways from ReSweater and The Clover Dilly, don't miss all the fun!!!!

Make sure you sign up as a follower even if you do not want to enter the giveaways because in a few weeks I will be incorporating this blog to be one with my blog at Crunchy Catholic Momma and shut this one down.  There is so much that I do other than crochet (thought crochet is always top of the list) and I can manage one blog but two just don't get the attention they need.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Crochet coffee mug cozies and Mary Jane slippers

I have been absent too much here, I know! I need to find much more time to post my projects here.  I could probably post something new almost everyday but I get busy and it does not get done.

Here are some of the things that have been keeping me busy lately:
my newest product, Muggie- The Coffee Mug cozy
more and more Muggies
and really soft, cushy, warm and inviting Plain Jane Mary Jane slippers
These are super fun to make and are available in every color you can think of in both wool and acrylic if you have a preference against wool. Just visit my store right here
Remember to go handmade this Christmas! If you can't make it yourself, buy from someone who can. 
Lots more to come in the next few days.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Black Widow iPhone/iPod Cozy, another chrisandyaya creation

Arachnophobia or arachnephobia (from the Greekἀράχνηaráchnē, "spider" and φόβοςphóbos, "fear") is a specific phobia, the fear of spiders and other arachnids.  

The best way to cure this phobia is to become comfortable with being around spiders.  In order to help you with this... 

Meet Kat the Black Widow Spider iphone cozy. She is deadly but only if you marry her.  She is Alexandra's new addition to her iPhone/iPod
  cozy collection and its just in time for Halloween.  

Go on over to ChrisandYaya and get yourself this new creation for your iphone.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Candy corn goodie bag and booties... it must be fall

Candy corn is my all time favorite candy well besides the really bad for you circus peanuts.  When I was little my mom would tell us to throw away any unwrapped candy from my trick or treat bag.  I would secretly eat all the unwrapped candy corns and then spend the night thinking that any minute now I was going to die. I still eat my candy corns one color at a time.

If you love it as much as I do then you may like my latest projects.  I put aside my pile of finished but not yet tested crochet patterns as well as my guilt, to work on these in time for fall.
These booties are so comfy that Olivia did not take them off for pretty much the entire day.  She did forget about them while I was washing them but once she saw them it candy corn shoe love all over again.
It is hard to tell from the pictures but I designed these booties to be shaped just like the real thing.  These are worked from Lily cotton yarn and with one ball of each color you could easily make about 4 pairs or a pair of booties and this candy corn goodie bag which I first made for my Livie and then decided to make the pattern to offer in m Etsy store along with the pattern for the booties.
This goodie bag is super easy to work up and it can fit quite a bit of loot.  The handles are soft enough for your little one to carry on their own (until you become the designated candy holder). 
Here is a picture of it laying flat and a special offer only for my blog readers... Buy one pattern and receive the other for $1.  Shhh its our secret but you must remember to mention my blog in the checkout and I will refund the difference through paypal right away.

And after a few days of being her favorite shoes they are looking a teeny bit fuzzy but still good.
What's your favorite fall candy?
Happy Fall everyone

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Shark IPhone cozy and a proud mother moment

I have never met a craft I didn't like. Coming from a home where I was not taught to be creative, I definitely wanted my children to be creative in any way they showed interest in.  So far most of my children are involved in some sort of craft.

Today my oldest daughter handed this super cute knitted Iphone cozy, even though its not crocheted!  I have already told her that I want one, hopefully she will make me one.

If you would like one, you can get it at her store here at chrisandyaya on Etsy.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Toadstool hats, mushroom pendants and toadstool slippers...cute!

These crochet projects came from Olivia's first birthday party.  I wanted to do a Waldorf, woodland fairy party theme and so I spent a few weeks writing and re-writing crochet patterns to fit.  I love it when I can think of something and create the pattern without too many headaches.  These patterns came really easy although some of them are being tweaked as we speak.

I saw a toadstool hat in the winter edition of Living Crafts magazine (my favorite magazine right now) sewn from wool felt and I thought I could come up with a crochet version.  The pattern is being tested at the moment and then will be available at my Etsy store, crunchycrochet.

This tiny mushroom pendant works up really fast and makes a really cute party gift.  I am probably going to offer this one as a gift with any crochet pattern purchase.
And last but not least, some toadstool shoesies to go with the toadstool hat.  I am still working on this pattern to make it perfect so hopefully it won't be too long until it is ready for Etsy also.  I had to take these slippers apart because I forgot to stuff the shroom and it went flat as you can see.

I have so many projects I have done in the past months and just have not had time to post but I promise to update more regularly.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

I just thought I would come out of my dungeon to blog a little (sorry, I have been locked away making dozens of Christmas presents for our 8 children and loads of friends and family, I promise to get back to posting my projects soon).

I know this girl from my wool soakers group and and love her idea of recycling wool sweaters so I thought I would share about her blog here.  She post really cool ideas for using up those recycled wool sweaters.

She has occasional, really cool give aways so go check her out.