Monday, February 27, 2012

Giveaway winners

You think I forgot about my Bead Crochet Giveaway, but I promise you that I haven't.

After much deliberation, in the spirit of the Acts of Kindness Giveaway, everyone wins!

So Joanne, Julie, Kat, Vikki, and Nicolette, send me an email (or reply to my comment on your blog) letting me know your first couple choices from the pictures posted, and I will do my best to make sure everyone gets one of their top choices. If you're not certain, you can always choose a headband or other item from our PF Creations ArtFire Shop.

Also, send me your address so that I can send you your prize! Thanks for entering!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Snow Fun

We awoke to this:

Notice that dear man with the snowblower? He cleared off pretty much the whole block! Gotta love kind neighbours.

Therefore, this:

Yep, it's taller than the kiddo! Such fun!
**Just in case you're interested in my obviously brilliant plan (which translates to 'necessity is the mother of invention' or 'desperate times call for desperate measures'), that snowman mouth was drawn on with lipstick.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More Neckwarmers

You still have some time to enter my current giveaway.

Here's a quick glimpse of what I've been working on these last few weeks.

One very fuzzy neckwarmer (crocheted with Patons Bohemian in Hypnotic Haze). I finished the matching headband last night. Picture coming soon...

Matching Headband and Neckwarmer (Crocheted with Yarn Bee Boucle Traditions in color: 60s Vintage). I really love the way this yarn works up.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Kindness and a Giveaway

I was extended a very generous kindness today with the explanation being that it was "Random Act of Kindness Day." Whether it is official or just celebrated by that person, it was a wonderful surprise!

In an effort to share the love, I'm going to give away one of my Bead Crochet necklaces or bracelets.

15" Necklace with Size 6/0 Seed Beads

18" Necklace with Size 8/0 Seed Beads

20" Necklace with Size 6/0 Seed Beads -The Silver Beads have a more 'pewter' look rather than so shiny as it appears.

9" Bracelet with Size 8/0 Seed Beads

9" Bracelet with Size 6/0 Seed Beads
How to enter: Leave a comment telling me about one of the nicest things someone has done for you, and you'll be entered to win!

Open to US residents. Contest ends on Wednesday evening, and the winner will be announced and contacted on Thursday. You'll have until Saturday to respond or a new winner will be announced.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

So much crocheting

I was thinking that I've been 'crocheting like a madman' lately.

Clearly, he's not a madman... Source
But it makes me wonder, what exactly does that mean? Is it any different than crocheting like a 'madwoman'? I must know.

Someday I'll take a break from the hook to post the pictures I've taken...

**Edited to add: As Moriah pointed out, it looks like he is knitting, but if you click on the source link, they describe his work as Tapestry Crochet, a series of slip stitches. Whether or not that is what he is doing in this picture? Who knows.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Headband Spotted

...but not a Spotted Headband.

...but it sounds fun. I might have to consider it.

Anyway, hubby spotted a lady sporting one of my headbands at the grocery store the other day. A proud moment to see it on a complete stranger!
Yes, he secretly took a picture for me. What a sweet man! Then, as sly as he was being, the crazy flash went off on his camera. No one noticed, or he would have had to explain what a crazy woman his wife is and that she would of course want a picture of this momentous occasion. He's probably just glad I wasn't there because I would have walked up to a complete stranger and said, "Hello, I made that!" ...or not. I guess it would have depended on my mood for the day...

And in other OTHER great news, now all of you know that we needed eggs in the house and some Fritos Scoops for a snack I've made for a meeting tonight. ;-)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dinosaur Pillow

How did this one get missed?

This was a gift for our nephew.

Denim blue "I Love This Yarn" for the pillow cover - 2 strands for durability and coverage

Lime green and dark green for the dinosaur - Pattern mostly followed from here

His little Dino Smile is so cute!