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Friday, March 29, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Vintage Crochet 'Bunny Friend' Pattern

Happy new week!
 I wanted to share this very sweet crochet bunny pattern with you today. You can read about where I found him Here. He looks so cute, doesn't he? I hope someone will make him with the pattern I provided below! :) 

Bunny friend:
SIZE: 10" high
BUNNY: SPIRALS FOR ARMS, LEGS, AND BODY 
(make 3): With pink, ch71.
Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in each ch across. Twist into a spiral as you work. End off.
HEAD (make 2 pieces) : With pink, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring. Ch 1. 
Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring. Join each rnd, ch1.
Rnd 2 : 2 sc in each sc on rnd-16 sc.
Rnd 3 : *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * around -24 sc. Sl st in next st; end off. On one piece, embroider features; With blue, make 3 vertical stitches for each eye; with black floss, embroider small nose at center, take vertical st down to 2nd rnd, embroider mouth 1/2" long in outline st across 2nd rnd, take 2 or 3 tiny stitches below center of mouth. With white, leaving 1/2" ends each side of face, stitch under face for whiskers. 
EARS:
 Beg at tip of one ear, with pink, ch3.
Row 1 : Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch. Ch 1, turn each row.
Row 2 : 2 sc in each of 2 sc-4 sc. 
Row 3 : 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc -6 sc.
Rows 4-20 : Sc in each sc -6c.
Rows 21-24 : Sk first sc, sc in each remaining sc.
Row 25 : Sk first sc, sc in last sc. End off (tip of 2nd ear).
Assemble Bunny: 
Hold 2 spirals tog, ends even. About 3 twists down from top, lay 3rd spiral (arms) across first two, centering  spiral. Sew spirals tog at crossing point. Weave back and front of head tog, inserting a small wad of cotton at center, midlde section of ear piece at top and body spirals at bottom. With white, work 1 row sc around edges of ears.
SWEATER : FRONT:
Beg at lower edge, with white, ch 11.
Row 1 : Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across-10 sc. Ch 1. Turn. Work in sc for 8 more rows. End off.
BACK:
Work as for the front.  Sew sweater tog on bunny as follows: Weave shoulder seams for 2 sts from each arm side. Sew side seams leaving 5 rows open for armholes. With blue, work 1 row sc around armholes.

EDGING: 
With blue, ch 3
Row 1 : Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in last ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2 : Sc in each of 2 sc. Ch 1, turn. Repeat row 2 until piece fits around neck. End off. Sew ends tog. Sew to neck edge. Make another piece to fit around lower edge of sweater. Sew in place.

POMPONS (Make 4 blue, 1 white) : 
Place a 6" strand of yarn against a pencil. Wind a 45" strand around pencil and yarn.Tie ends of 6" strand tog. Sl lps off pencil. Tighten knot. Cut lps and trim. Tie a blue pompon to each arm and leg, white pompon to sweater back for tail.


If you do make him, would you pretty please leave me a comment saying you did, 
I would (( love )) to see him made!! :) 
What a cute bunny he would make for an Easter basket! :) 

Happy Monday! 
xo Holly


Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring decorations::

Hi there! Happy Friday!!!
 I just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful weekend! 
And
share a few springy pictures of my buffet.





Happy weekend!! :) 
 Wishing you a creative weekend too!
Are you working on anything fun???

xo Holly

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sweet treats


Hi there! Hope you're having a great new week! 
I received the most cutest little girl in the mail last week!! EEE! Don't you just love her!?!
She's one of Elizabeth's, over at Creative Breathing, wonderful creations. I love her sweet little details and if you look close you can see a little bunny rabbit on her skirt! How cute!! Thank you soo much Elizabeth!  She's perfect! I can assure you that she will have a good home :) :)  


 Today was another happy mail day, I wasn't even expecting. I adore this sweet pretty fabric with that "oh so very cute" vintage duck card! The fabric is so springy too! I can't wait to use it! This little pile of sweetness came from Heather over at Vintage Grey :) Thank you so much Heather!! :) 

 A few bright and cheery pictures full of springy colors :) 
While visiting family over the weekend we got to go into a bead store. A bead store that is one of the largest in the U.S. A bead store that has anything you can think of. Ahhhh I love this store...it's like heaven in there! :)  Luckily I've known about it for a few years now, but it's always a pleasure looking forward to going in and  finding new beads to play with:) 
I got to play a little bit
and so far I've made a few pairs of earrings :: 




Wishing you a lovely day!! 

{Create something pretty today}

Hugs, xo Holly

Friday, March 15, 2013

Vintage Planters and Easter fun

Happy Friday!! 
I hope you've had a great week and wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!! 
Here are a couple vintage planters that came home with me, inspired by Elizabeth over at Creative Breathing, and Holly over at Cotton Pickin' Fun!

If you haven't seen their cute Easter parade floats with these planters, you must go visit and take a look!! SOOO cute!! :) I'm so glad I was able to pick a couple up in the shop! :) 

(crafting and playing a bit)

Crochet lavender flower with a cute Easter brooch :) 

One of my granny blankets i'm working on, 
since I took this picture, I've already added three more rounds to it. 

My jars are filling up with crochet goodness :) 

Tomorrow hubby and I are going to visit my cousins and aunt for the day, i'm excited! I haven't seen one of them since last summer sometime. It will be a good visit! I believe we are going to an awesome bead store together too! Yay! 

Hope you keep your fingers busy over the weekend!! 
xox Holly


Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Ginghams:::: Paper Doll and Play Set

The Ginghams Paper Doll and Play Set 
How cute are these little play sets! I found them last Saturday with a few other sweet finds! :) 

This one is " Carrie's Boutique " 
(And note:: those tiny cute little hangers on the left side there)
 So many pretty dresses, I bet a little girl had so much fun playing with all of these! 
Everything but one missing dress is there with this set.

And this one is just adorable too....
" Becky's Winter Carnival "
 I love all the pretty and bright colors that came along in these sets. 
((I'm sure some of you crafty ladies could think of many uses for some of these, pretty dresses, paper dolls, and hats :) 
This lovely winter pink set has all of its pieces...how lucky to find! 

So cute! 

I have put them both for sale in my Etsy shop along with a few of those kitty cards too! :) 

Are you up to anything fun this evening? It has just started to rain and we're tucked in for the night, going to make some dinner and work on a Puff Stitch Cowl Scarf! :) 
xo Holly 



Thursday, March 7, 2013

My Saturday Thrifty finds

Good morning! 
Last Saturday I got a chance to do a little thrifting. 
(One of my favorite things to do!-Find Treasures!)
And this is what I go to come home with::
A very pretty vintage McCalls Needlework & crafts magazine.
The pages are just full of pretties! And such vintage goodness!


 In the store I was flipping threw, and saw this adorable crocheted bunny! 
Oh isn't he darling!?! I would love to make one!
 I found these interesting stamp books, I think they were used to collect the stamps in. I thought I probably could use those in crafting, jewelry making, or something! :) 
 I was so excited when I found that little box (next to the McCalls mag, in the pic) hiding in a book shelf with old books. I get so excited when I see little boxes hiding! WHAT'S INSIDE! WHAT'S INSIDE!! I'm yelling in my mind....haha. Hopefully one day I don't accidentally yell out loud!  It was a stamper with all the original pieces inside!  It's one that you arrange each letter to say whatever you want.  I've actually been wanting one of these, I looked all around at Hobby Lobby and couldn't find one, so this was perfect! 

  And of course I found a cute little Easter pile of some cute things!

Oh aren't these kitty playing cards the sweetest too!! I thought they were so cute!
I found a couple more things, but they will have to wait for another post! :) 

I did add a few things to my Etsy shop, including a few kitty cards :) 

Hope you have wonderful day! 
*Make something pretty*
xox Holly



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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday morning~ :)

Hi there! Happy Tuesday! How is everyone!?! 
I've been keeping busy making candles, warmer tarts and tea lights, and keeping my little hands busy with some crocheting too!



I've been going to my shop a couple times a week adding new things each time :) 
I took some pretty jewelry up the last time. 
A few bracelets, necklaces, lanyards, and anklets. 

A yummy strawberry parfait, I enjoyed for breakfast :)

{I'm hoping spring is just around the corner......} 
Today it is this white stuff again!
It's just snowing like crazy out today. Hope everyone stays warm and cozy!

 So I took this picture because I heard if an egg is bad it will float. 
And I just thought they looked neat in the water :) 

*****
Jerry says woof! 


Wishing you a wonderful day! 

Oh yes, I forgot to mention I went thrifting this past Saturday so I will show you a few pictures next time of what I got! :)  hint:: I came home with a smile :)

xox Holly


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Good Morning! We have a Winner!

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!! 
I had hubby stir around the pot and pick one......
And the winner is.................


Pam from Virginia Retro!  :) 

Thank you all for participating!!! 
Hope you have a lovely weekend! 
{Keep those fingers busy, making pretties!}
xox Holly



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