Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Febreze Home Collection Review & $20 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway!

I love home fragrances ... Glade, Airwick, Method, I have tried them all. Febreze is my reliable favorite for fabrics and carpets- I use it when I make the bed for lasting scent freshened sheets when I go to bed. Plus, this collection looks amazing to have around the home.

I have tried the reed diffuser and it has lasted longer than other reed style/type fresheners - so I highly recommend them. I hope I win so I can try all the whole Febeze line!

For more details go here ....

Friday, September 4, 2009

Flower Fan-tastic Hand Held Fan


Craft Challenge #42 - Dollar Store Challenge Round 3

Flower Fan-tastic Hand Held Fan

Materials: 1- Hair pick
1 - Calendar
1 - few pages of craft, card stock or scrap book paper
double sided tape
embroidery floss or yarn

Cut out fan shapes from calendar pictures and craft paper and stick together with tape. Punch holes around the edges and crochet with floss. **Optional: tassels and crocheted cord for decoration.

Weave fan into the tines of pick and wrap cord around handle - done!

Make several blade styles for any occasion and for friends.
Stay fashionably cool on those hot days.

Visit the
The Language of the Fan
for other cool ways to use your fan!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

No Time to Be Frugal? Can Help! ($100 Giveaway at | "Deal"icious Mom

No Time to Be Frugal? Can Help! ($100 Giveaway at | "Deal"icious Mom

I just signed up for this service - I had no idea it was available. I cannot wait to try it out and see if it is indeed a time saver. Plus there is $100 giveaway!! You can't beat that!

For Knitters and Crocheters who play Second Life

So I visit my Ravelry account and ironically there is a group named Second Lifers - For Knitters and Crocheters who play Second Life- Who knew?

Crochet Cooter - Fiber Art Sculpted Vulva

So I got this crazy idea yesterday to make my own version of a vulva puppet.

I got the idea from a couple of places...

My design was totally free-form and spontaneous so there is no pattern. I might make one up - I dunno, lol.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Oral B Triumph with SmartGuide Giveaway!

Free fancy toothbrush!!!
"Props & Pans is giving one lucky reader an Oral B Triumph with SmartGuide toothbrush."
Get it here....

Friday, April 3, 2009

Crochet Blanket/Throw

This is a quick and easy project ~ a no brain-er really. I like these brainless one stitch patterns like this because I can do it without thinking, my hands just move - because some days thinking is hard to do.

I am using up some yarn I bought a long time ago when like hunter green and cranberry where the "in" colors, lol. So I used the two colors and combined it with black to have a nice thick yarn to use with this equally big crochet hook used for rag rugs.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Another Loom Project

This project is from the book, LoomCrafts with Knifty Knitter by Shannon Erling - Afgan Shawl. My version is using Bernat Softee Baby Yarn and I chose to change colors - why? Because I never changed colors before and thought the soft stripes would add interest to this project. Will I wear it as a shawl out and about? - well no, my better fashion sense tells me this will be used around the house on chilly nights here in front of the computer; it matches my pj's perfectly.

On the needles... a simple tube project brought to you by the AntiCraft! While this little knit condom might not be the best method of protection it is handy for covering your toys!!

See the original here...

I am pretty happy with the way this is turning out - because I am fairly new to knitting and knitting on three needles seemed so intimidating to me however, I always wanted to make a pair of socks and this is a necessary technique to master. So far so good, no dropped stitches, and the gauge is working out ok. **smiles

Knit On!!

April Showers...

...wash away my flowers.
This picture above was taken before today's storm but after another storm we had - you can barely see in the other bed that peas have sprouted. I fear the lettuce seed I sown probably floated and washed away. All we can do is wait and see.

It's been raining off and on for days!! The little garden that could is under water. I just have to share my gardening woes, that this happened to me before. Some time in April last year we had like 21 inches of rain come down in three days - it was horrible and I got stuck in the mud in my own driveway (boy was my pride hurt, lol when I called the tow truck to save me).

Oh why do I try?

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Knitting Loom Project - Satchel

Purling Sprite - Free Satchel Pattern for Knitting Looms.

Ok I am really loving the knitting loom here lately - especially after I made my first pair of slipper socks! Yes - I now it's hard to believe I made socks. Incredibly it was super easy too. This is a satchel I am making for my daughter - I am using the green loom (obviously) and a mohair-like yarn I found in a discount bin of Big Lots. Yes I know it's not the most beautiful or luxuripus yarn in the world but it was what I could get my hands on locally and suitable for these beginner projects, because I am still learning.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

I have been shut up and shut out my blogs for so long - formal apology goes here, to you who stop by. But I am happy to report that my veggie beds are ready for some spring plantings, the Chia Herb Garden DH got me is doing ok (micro herbs they are, with teenie tiny leaves) but not as good as I expected. But with winter it is nice to have something to tend to and grow and is green *smiles.

Lots of the winter birds have been at the feeders and its cool to see like 50 birds on your front porch several times through out the day- cardinals, finches and others I don't know. But chirpy little birds are cool and I am greatful they come visit.

Its the simple things that make me happy.

Hope you all are too!

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