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December 6, 2011

granny square afghan

Filed under: crafts, crochet, projects — Jana @ 4:12 pm

I finally finished my Afghan!

I started this mama jama a long long time ago.  Like, a year… maybe two.  I made it one granny square at a time, and each one is different.  I am happy I finally finished it because it definitely wasn’t an immediate gratification project.  I had this stack of granny squares and I kept thinking “this thing has got to be huge by now”, then I’d lay them out and it’d be the size of a burp cloth or something. :)

All I know, is that these take a lot of work so, if your granny ever gives you one… even if it is nasty colors that don’t go with your home, don’t give it to the goodwill.  It was made with many, many hours of love, and should be a family heirloom or something.  I will be keeping mine and putting it on my couch upstairs,  I don’t have the time to make these as gifts yet.  Maybe when I’m really a granny. :)


April 10, 2011


Filed under: carmen, crafts, crochet, moseley, projects — Jana @ 4:03 pm

I crocheted these two little peas in a pod

…for my two little peas.

November 11, 2010


Filed under: carmen, crafts, crochet — Jana @ 5:05 pm

I love mermaids.  I crocheted this one for Carmen.

It was way harder to make than I thought it would be, and took me about a week too long.

But it’s done now, and she loves it, so I am happy.

July 14, 2009


Filed under: crochet — Jana @ 12:13 pm

I wanted to teach myself to crochet (I know, that is a horrible word… I hear it every time… but what is the alternative?  Hooking?  I don’t think so).  So I got on the trusty interweb and taught myself.

I made my friend Krystal a little amigurumi bunny for her new baby girl (sorry to any of my friends who have boy babies… my gifts to you will be lame because I don’t know how to make cute boy gifts really)

I think it turned out pretty cute for being my first try.100_0223


July 10, 2008

Etsy Update

Filed under: crafts, crochet, etsy, knitting, me — Tags: , , — Jana @ 1:06 pm

I just uploaded a ton of new barrettes and hair ties in my shop so if you haven’t been there in a while… go check them out here.

These will probably be the last ones I do for a while because to be honest they are a ton of work and I can’t really charge much for them, but I will still do special orders.

I also have a few new colors of baby cozies.

Picture by blue lily of course.

May 20, 2008

Etsy Update

Filed under: carmen, crochet, etsy, knitting, me — Tags: , , , , , , — Jana @ 6:10 am

I just finished posting a bunch of stuff in my shop, mostly barrettes and binky clips, If you would like too see them all go to my shop here.

May 4, 2008

Etsy Update

Filed under: carmen, crafts, crochet, etsy, knitting — Tags: , , , , — Jana @ 4:57 pm

I just posted a few more barrettes. If you would like to take a look, click HERE!

Sorry I know the pictures are pixelated but I am just way too lazy to fix them.

April 21, 2008

Etsy update

Filed under: carmen, crafts, crochet, etsy, knitting, me — Tags: , , — Jana @ 12:54 pm

I just posted some hair barrettes and a couple binky clips in my etsy shop so check them out here.

October 12, 2007

Honey bear

Filed under: carmen, crochet, knitting — Jana @ 3:31 pm

Carmen was “helping” me put the groceries away the other day and came across the honey bear. I guess she decided it looked good.
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Don’t worry, the top was closed, but didn’t stop her she just kept sucking on the cap saying “drink”. It was pretty funny.

I also finished the blanket I was crocheting the edges on for Jessica’s baby.  I picked little mermaid flannel because Margo is a disney princess fanatic, and after visiting their house, I can’t picture the new baby being any different. crochet

And also the beanie I finished knitting for Debbie. (Just picture it on gorgeous Deb instead of the tired picture I got of me) I probably could have tried for a better picture, but I am just…too…tired.
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September 9, 2007


Filed under: crochet, knitting, projects — Jana @ 2:51 pm

My sister-in-law Bethany taught me how to crochet at the family reunion. So I thought I would try it out for a while. Here are my finished creations.

I crocheted the edges of this receiving blanket (which I did actually sew myself… uhthankyou). I said that because I am not very good at sewing, in case you didn’t know.

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And I also made some burp cloths out of cloth diapers. I just sewed some fabric down the middle and crocheted the edges.
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I had intended on these being gifts but I’m not confident enough in my crochet skills to actually give these to people… Let’s just hope I have a girl next, or I don’t know what I’ll do with all my crafting stuff. I have yet to find much I can do for a baby boy.

Crocheting is fun but I think I am still committed to knitting more. Crocheting takes way more concentration. Not to mention that I have not figured out how to control my tension. It always turns out a little too tight, which makes the piece pucker. I don’t know, I guess I will have to practice more…and find some cute patterns.

My only other beef with crochet is that it is way too easy to unravel.  When knitting on circular needles (which is what I do most often) My stuff never gets unraveled.  But since I started crocheting I have had two mishaps where my toddler got a hold of the string and proceeded to bring it to me without the actual project with it.  And both times I was really far away from my project and that meant about a day’s worth of work down the drain.

If anyone has experience with crochet and wants to give me tips, I welcome them.

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