Swiss Cheesy Quick and Easy Cowl

As a knitter, I often try to recreate knit stitches in crochet. I have been playing with one lately and I love how it turned out in this cowl. I guess it could be called an infinity scarf because it is kind of in between. I rarely make things for myself, but I love how [...]

Black Bird Costume is THE BOMB!

Unique Halloween costumes are the best. Crescendo Gal of Schmibble & Co. made this costume for her son and used my “Angry Fowl Bomb Beanie” free pattern to crochet his hat. This photo was chosen to be in this year’s Goodwill Halloween Costume Contest. Be sure to vote on your favorite Goodwill Halloween Costume by clicking “like” on your favorite photo on the [...]

Best Games for Families

We LOVE playing games. When my extended family gets together we have a blast. My sister seems to find the best ones. We are always looking for games that our 7 year old can play, plus will be fun for adults too. Some of our most favorite games are card games. Right now UNO is [...]

Police Box Free Beanie Pattern


A couple of years ago, a friend asked me to design a “tardis hat” for her teen daughter. I had no idea what a tardis was! I have to admit we are not Dr. Who fans, even though we have tried many times to get into the show. I hope who fans out there will [...]

Quick Ridges Beanie Free Pattern


Beanies are so popular and I love when they can be made in any size, to fit a variety of styles. This pattern can be made slouchy, with or without a textured section, to fit everyone on your gift list. I originally designed this pattern for a friend of mine, Tricia of Everlaughter. She is [...]

Wrapped in Hope Scarf Free Pattern

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I designed this pattern for Breast Cancer Awareness. It whips up quickly and makes a great gift to bring hope to survivors and those affected by cancer. It could be made in any color to show support of any cause, plus it is beautiful for everyday. I have seen so many wonderful scarves made from [...]

Simple Crochet Washcloths

simple crochet wash cloths pattern

When we go on trips I like to leave little crocheted items for people to find. In the past I have left rubber ducks dressed in crocheted sweaters and crochet covered rocks. This year I thought it would be fun to make simple wash cloths and leave them in restrooms. I have a MAJOR issue [...]

Yellowstone Adventure

Our annual fall trip to Yellowstone has begun! Each year we get to make two trips to a cabin in Island Park, ID. It is 20 minutes from the west gate of the park. The first year I went after opening Snappy Tots I shared pictures on my facebook page. People seemed to enjoy seeing [...]