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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Free Pattern The "Furry Green Ornament Necklace"

I made a really cool necklace for Christmas, It is called the
 "The Furry Ornament Necklace"

Here's a free pattern for you:

What you will need:
  • Lion Brand fun fur yarn, Kelly Green, 1 skein1 3/4oz, 64 yds
  • Red Heart Crochet Cotton/Metallic Thread, size 5, silver/silver
  • Darcie Home for the holidays Christmas ornaments 6 - 2" [Alin Paper store or any craft store]
  • 2 silver snowflake button trim [JoAnns or any craft store]
  • 1 large 1" green glitter button [JoAnns or any craft store]
  • size I crochet hook
  • crochet hook that is small enough to fit through hole in bulb
  • darning needle
How tos:
  1. Working with both yarns, chain 4, sc in second ch from hook and in next chain, turn
  2. ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn
  3. ch 1, repeat row 2 for 9-10"
  4. ch 1, sc in first sc, insert hook into next ch, pull up large loop, switch to small hook and pull loop through hole on top of ornament, switch back to larger hook and complete sc, turn
  5. ch 1, sc in each sc, turn
  6. ch 1, repeat row 5 for two inches ending so that the next row you will be able to add your ornament on the same side as the other, repeat row 4, turn
  7. ch 1, repeat row 5 and 6, one more time, turn
  8. ch 1, repeat row 5 for two inches, then chain 11, sc in the next row of two sc, turn
  9. ch 1, repeat row 5 for two inches, be sure to end so that the next row will end on the same end where the ornaments hang, turn
  10. ch 1, repeat row 6, turn
  11. ch 1, repeat row 5 and 6 two more times, turn
  12. ch 1, sc in each sc, turn
  13. ch 1, repeat row 12 for 10", join in top of chain with ss, FO
  14. thread darning needle with both yarns and whip st across to join necklace, FO and weave in ends
  15. Use silver cotton thread only and darning needle and put both snowflakes together and button on top of one and sew together with seral stitches, then puch needle through the snowflakes but not the button, wrap thread around and under button, attach to middle of ch 10 hanging in middle of the necklace between ornaments, 2 times, wrap back around button and through the two holes and back through to the back of snowflakes, FO and tie several times, then cut real short, you might want to dab with a little craft glue to secure.
Voila, you're done!!! 

If you make this necklace be sure to send me your link and link back to this pattern/blog. I love to see photos too. This pattern is copyrighted it can be made for personal use or charity use only, you can not post this pattern on your blog, or copy and distribute it to others, or sell it, you are welcome to link back here and print it out for your own personal use.   © 2010 PBDesigns

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

FREE Crochet and Knitting Patterns at ONLINE DEGREES

The resurgence in popularity of knitting and crocheting has coincided with the prevalence of sites and blogs devoted to the timeless hobby. Knitters and crocheters who are searching for ideas don't have to spend a day with grandma -- not that you shouldn't be spending time with your grandma -- when numerous valuable resources can be found with the click of a mouse. Now that the holiday season is upon us, you may be in the mood to spread the cheer by creating some appropriately-themed crafts. Browse through the 50 free holiday knitting and crochet patterns listed below and see if any capture your fancy. There are many knitting and crocheting patterns.

And for each upcoming holiday be sure to come back and check out more of these wonderful FREE patterns.... that's over at ONLINE DEGREES Check it out today!!!

Knitting Patterns
Here are just a Few:

Christmas Decorations

Get into the holiday spirit by adorning your home with a variety of decorations that are fit for the season.

Amigurumi Mistletoe: Spread the holiday love by hanging a few amigurumi mistletoes around your home. Snowmen: Slim, Rosy and Lumpy are each three-to-four inch snowmen that come dressed for the season.
Father Christmas: Knitting Father Christmas may not be the easiest project, but it'll be well-worth it once you see the finished product.
Holiday Mice: On a cuteness scale of 1 to 10, these holiday mice are definitely a 10.
Snowman Finger Puppet: Create a little snowman sidekick to accompany you during the holiday season.
Snowflake: Transform your home into a warm yet snowy holiday gathering spot.
Icicles: A clever, low-maintenance way to bring the winter indoors.
Miniature Christmas Wreath: This easy-to-make miniature wreath can be placed anywhere throughout your home.
Holiday Garland: It should only take roughly an hour to make this decorative garland.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I'm Getting Ready for Christmas with a Gift to Make

Ok these are the labels I used, you can make any kind you like
 putting the wording on the back using double stick tape
I used thicker paper and printed it out on the computer
use a punch holer to punch a hole near the top

This is a Wisk Gift make it in a jiff for anyone and everyone its fun, easy, and cheap to make. Comes from hints in the Enquirer of all places. LOL

the trim is added after you put the kisses in
I used double stick tape to hold on the bow
then I tied on the curly ribbon
I made a gift for my neighbors and a few unexpected friends in a jiffy. Follow the steps under the photos and you can whip this up [no pun intended] in a matter of minutes....
You will need:
double sided tape
chocolate kisses
a larger wisk [$1 store]
some plastic Christmas bags [$1 store]
any kind of trim ie. bow, berries, tiny ornament, curly ribbon
1/8" ribbon
hole punch 1/4"
cello any design or clear

These are the wisks I got at the $1 store and kisses and some cello

close up to show you I put cello inside the wisk to hold in the kisses, just lay it inside
and fill witht he kisses then wrap it around tucking inside and no need to tape it will stay in place
After you finish the wisk then stick inside the "goodie bag" and wrap a ribbon around tiw two times and then attach the label and tie again. Voila ready to give!!!!

This scarf neck hanger is so easy to make it only takes a couple hours
and turns out so nice.. :) I used soft ribbon yarn to make this one for me
then found some cool buttons in my button stash to add...

I love this and how it turned out, comes from Crochet Gifts Special magazine
easy and quick to make I used Red Hearts Christmas yarn with a tinge of glitter
and then chose some small buttons, now to make the matching fingerless gloves

choosing buttons

here is another in Wool ease brown chunky

used gold round buttons for this one still need to sew in place

almost finished with my ear flap head band

decided to add some glass heart beads

stacking up the gifts

I found these two cute boxes and used them for my
 g-daughters  gifts

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 The gifts are lined up and ready for the big day....................Merry Christmas All

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I Thought I Would Share my Tree and Ornaments

Here is My Tree and some of my Ornaments!!!
For my son who loves to ski

The tree

This was a gift one year and it is a high heel shoe

my g-son's ornament

Remember when McDonalds gave out ornaments from the newest kids movies?

A gift from a  Red Hat's friend

I love MM

my sis gave this vintage Santa ornament to me one year

a couple years ago I made this reindeer

this McDonalds "Happy Meal" giveaway was from the movie, "The Little Mermaid"

One of the ornaments I made for Bob and I, I make a new one each year

My BFF gave this beautiful ornament to me

a macaroni ornament I made [will have to post the "how-tos" on this one

every tree has to have an angel

a Stitch n' chicks ornament made by a member

my BFF gave this darling one to me

a little crocheted reindeer

Currier and Ives ornament

 a few years ago the $1 store had these pretty red and white birds

the white one

this year's ornament for DH and me

handmade Santa

one of my 1st gold tiny ornaments when my kids were babes

I used to sell Avon and this was a special one Christmas

family ornaments

another Red Hats

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Busy Holiday Season

I have been busyt wrapping, getting last minute gifts, and making gifts along with parties and boat rides, baking cookies and bread, and just plain having fun!!! I do so love the holiday season!!!

Chloee in her Christmas get-up


on the boat ride to see the lights

made for my other g-daughter

made for my g-daughter and hubby modled it

made for my niece

I had to post this "motto" to live by from one of my favorite blogs, Chatty Crone and it is so true and funny that
I wanted my followers to enjoy it too... so Enjoy!!

"Life should NOT be a journey
to the grave with the intention
of arriving safely in an attractive and
well preserved body,
but rather to skid in sideways,
chocolate and wine in one hand,
body thoroughly used up,
totally worn out and screaming
 "WOO HOO what a ride!"


According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should've known....
Only women would be able to drag a fat-man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost!

TO YOU ALL!!!!!!!


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