Thursday, May 3, 2012

Finding Balance & Some Awesome Free Crochet Patterns: Mother's Day & Baby Shower

Lately I have had so much going on with my daughter and working on projects for her upcoming birthday {still can't believe she is going to be nine!!} that I almost feel like things are in a little bit of a blur.  Schooling, Ballet, Crocheting, Crafting, Cooking, Housework, Garden.......I need about three more hours in a day and then I would be set. :)

To be able to get it all done {well most of it anyways! lol} I have found myself making daily lists in my planner, reasonable ones of what I need to get done that day.  Esp with all my projects for my daughter's birthday, she wanted a lot of handmade stuff, I know I won't be able to get to it all so I picked a few of her favorites and then mapped them out in my planner so I know how much I need to do of each project to be done in time for her big day.  At first I thought I was being a little  okay a lot of an obsessive over planner but you know what? It has helped so much and I find that with a more structured daily plan I am getting so much more done than before.  I don't know why this light bulb didn't go off sooner since our schooling has structure and daily plans.  The important part, the light bulb went off and its working fabulously!

Are you still looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift? Look no further, this pattern is awesome and works up so fast and easy!

I worked this one up in a soft bamboo yarn, is deliciously awesome yarn! I want  need a blanket made out of this yarn some day! Pattern can be found for free here. 

Spring for me seems like baby central....lots of birthdays for wee ones and lots of new babies being welcomed into the world. I stumbled across this pattern awhile back and fell in love! I worked one up for my friend's little girl who will be one in May.  I made it a little bigger by using a 4.00 hook.  The mom tells me her daughter's head is a little bigger than average and I knew she would not be wearing it until late fall/winter/spring so I wanted to make sure there was def. room to grow. :)

The textures in this hat are fabulously vintage! 

My daughter wanted to help, so I had her pick out the button for the middle, she was thrilled to be able to do that and get to be a part of this gift for our friend's little girl. The girls share the same birthday and Victoria thinks that's pretty cool. :)

And because its fun to share, I thought I would add in two other favorite things from this past week.  These awesome vintage canisters {glass} from 1975 that I just absolutely love and my new business cards.  I also ordered cards to attach to my finished pieces that I sell or gift so that people will know how to care for their items best. I love the fun whimsical print on them! 

Hopefully everyone is having a fun and productive week! What are you guys working on? :)


  1. I'm working on a pair of socks, but they are going slow. I love your crochet scarf, if I could crochet I'd add that to my list, because the pattern and texture is really pretty. I also like your business cards, such a cute design :) Happy Friday!

    1. I would love to learn how to make socks! They seem so intimidating to me lol The scarf is really quite simple, just double crochet, single crochet, and chains. It would be a good beginner scarf because you are working on two basic stitches over and over again. :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)


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