Blogging about Design, Arts, Crafts, and everything in between

GoFundMe Campaign to help my mom

GoFundMe Campaign to help my mom

Hello everyone!  I am created a GoFundMe campaign to help my mom offset the costs of a surgery she is having at the end of this month. She has suffered from many stomach issues over the years and her condition has agravated to the point that medication doesn’t work anymore. Continue Reading

Make your own custom labels

Make your own custom labels

  A clothing label is the perfect way to add a professional finish to your projects while letting the world know who was the creator of such a master piece. This tutorial is going to show you how to make your own so you can apply them to any of your crocheting, knitting or sewing projects.Continue Reading

What does the fox say?

What does the fox say?

I came up with this crochet pattern when a good friend of mine asked me to make her a cool hat based on a “furry creature”.  This is the first time I actually wrote a pattern (I usually just wing it) so please let me know if I didn’t do it right or if somethingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Crochet Beanie Pattern with or without Brim

Crochet Beanie Pattern with or without Brim

I’ve been having a lot of requests to post the complete pattern for the beanie I used in the Brimmed Beanie with Detachable Beard post, so here it is:Continue Reading

Cheap and Easy Wolverine Claws

Cheap and Easy Wolverine Claws

Our Halloween theme for this year was Wolverine and Yukio from the movie “The Wolverine”.  Putting together the Wolverine assembly wasn’t hard at all: jeans, beater shirt, dog tags, bomber style jacket and… the claws.  Ah THE CLAWS, the only thing that really separates the Wolverine from any other rude, hairy, cigar smoking hooliganContinue Reading

Greyhound Pijamas

Greyhound Pijamas

  We’ve been having a particularly cold January in Vermont, so I decided to make some jammies for my Greyhound, Kuzco.  For those who are not familiar with the breed, Greyhounds have no fat, undercoat or any other kind of insulation to protect them from extreme weather, so they get cold easily, especially at night.Continue Reading

Upgrading My Blog

Upgrading My Blog

As much as I consider myself tech savvy, I have to confess that I was a little over my head with this blog set up thing.  Although I did do some research about setting up websites and blogging, I was more eager to publish my first post than to fuss with SEO’s, RSS FeedsContinue Reading

Brimmed Beanie with Detachable Beard

Brimmed Beanie with Detachable Beard

Welcome to my blog and very first post.  A little background about me and this project: I learned how to crochet in school, in Colombia, when I was 9 years old.  We had a class called “Manualidades” (something like “Crafties”) and my homework was to make doilies.  Although I really enjoyed the process, the doilyContinue Reading