24 April 2014

Thursday's Tricks (24 April 2014)

 With a Piece of Chalk

Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white chalk on the affected area and wash as normal - the chalk will absorb the grease and be washed away in the cycle. Has anyone tried this one? It sounds like an inexpensive way to get the grease off.

Wrap rubber bands around the ends of a hanger to help keep clothes from slipping off. This is another good idea. I've started switching over to velvet hangers (they work very good too) but this is worth a try before I spend money on more hangers.

21 April 2014

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (21 April 2014)

Sometimes you just have to have flowers as the finishing touch on your crocheted projects. Today's link is to a pattern for 2 versions of crocheted daisies.

To go along with the idea of "daisies" is Doris Day singing Please Don't Eat the Daisies.


Buy the video "Please Don't Eat the Daisies"

18 April 2014

Switched to Crocheting Dishcloths for a While

I wanted something brainless to crochet so I broke out my patterns and found what I was looking for in Dishcloths (12 crochet designs) published by Leisure Arts. I saw this pattern for a dishcloth that is crocheted corner-to-corner and I thought I'd give it a whirl. After making 5 of them, suffice it to say that I enjoy this pattern very much. A couple of the dishcloths I made out of scraps of yarn. These will be for everyday use here at home. The "nicer ones" are going in the gift drawer to be gifted to someone at a later day. And here's some pictures--

14 April 2014

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern (14 April 2014)

Here's an elegant and feminine shawl that would look beautiful for a bride or for a young lady to wear to the prom. I don't think it would take more than a few days to make either.

Have fun everyone!

13 April 2014

It's the Easter Bunny!

Sitting like a lady

Showing off the booty tail 

Here is my latest FO--the Easter Bunny. This pattern needs a bit of tweeking and proofing but overall, I like the design and how it turned out for me. I want to figure out a way to make it part of our Easter centerpiece. Maybe I'll sit it on a large decorative dish with Easter grass and put some foil wrapped candies around it. Hope you all have a wonderful week.