Crocheted Chicken Dishcloth

10-22-2016-chknpthldr0Recently I saw a crocheted chicken potholder. It was such a nostalgic looking piece that I wanted to try my hand at making it.
There’s a youtube video of the pattern. I’m not patient enough to sit through a video tutorial, so I purchased a pdf pattern. I printed it off because it’s easier for me to use a paper copy. The directions were easy to follow.

I’m glad the seller listed this pattern ‘For Decoration Purpose Only’ because it’s absolutely ‘Not Safe’ for use as a potholder.
However, it’s about 8×8 inches and that’s a good size for a dishcloth. I intend to use mine as a dishcloth.
The crocheted chicken would make a charming wall decor if a person wanted to use a stiffener and block it.

My chicken dishcloth turned out so well that I adjusted the pattern and made one facing in the opposite direction. For the second chicken, I used a size ‘G’ crochet hook and it came out being almost as big as the first chicken made with an ‘I’ crochet hook. I was a bit surprised for it to turn out that size.chknpthldr

Happy Crocheting!


Handmade Easel

p1080430In order to do my painting for my mix-medium project, I felt I needed an easel. I shopped around online and found the table top ones to be fairly reasonable in price. However, I’m not sure how much painting I’m going to be doing, so I decided to make one.

It took me no time at all, to decide to make an easel out of empty paper towel tubes. I can make more easels anytime I need to.

I realize there’s probably standard regulation on the manufactured easels, but this one works quite well for me.

p1080446My easel is light weight and moves too easily, so I wired it to a cardboard tray that comes with our bottles of water. This worked out better than I planned because I can hold the cardboard steady or move it into better angles to paint the canvas. I can easily change it when it gets too messy.

And there you have it. Another invention from the crafty mind of me.🙂

Wishing you all much success with your crafty creations.


Let it snow, mixed medium picture

10-14-2016-snowmanI’ve been in the mood to try my hand at painting a picture. Painting pictures isn’t something I ever spent much time on. I planned to make an all-painted 8×10 picture of looking out of a window and seeing a snowman. Simple, right?…
By-the-time I got the snowman and tree painted, my creative instincts took over and got out of hand. This picture became a mixed medium piece of art; canvas, acrylic paints, gold trim, wood and polymer clay charms.

My husband thinks my picture is pretty and cheerful. I’m so happy that it turned out so well.

Happy crafting!

Wishing you a creative week.


No-Filter Friday – Charming

20161014_105028For today’s No-Filter-Friday, I took a photo of my craft-in-progress.
I made these polymer clay charms for a mixed medium holiday project that I’m creating. Right now, I’m painting some details on them. I looked forward to sharing my finished project with you all next week. Stay tuned.

Wishing you all a charming weekend!

CherryWillow is doing a ‘No-Filter Friday’. She posts a photo on Fridays that she took that have only ‘sizing and adding a copyright’ being the only editing/filtering done to them.
I probably won’t join in every Friday. I get busy and sidetracked, but today, I’m joining in on the fun.
I hope you’ll join in some Friday too.




Pumpkin CheeseCake

p1080062-0The stores have started placing shelves in the middle-isles with seasonal baking supplies. Generally, we don’t pay much attention, but the other day a Libby’s Pumpkin Cheesecake mix caught our eye. We decided that since we like pumpkin pie and we also like cheesecake that we may like this mix as well.p1080039We were wrong. Well, not wrong, just disappointed that it tasted too much like a regular old pumpkin pie with a small bit of a tangy taste of cream cheese.

We’re glad we tried it even though we had to throw 3/4 of it away. We won’t be buying it again.
From now on we’ll take our pumpkin pie straight up with maybe a hit of whip cream.

Have a great rest of the week!