( original handmade creations by Ni )

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I am a Jill of all trades , SAHM and lover of all crafts. I think my middle name is Creating :) Each day I try to invision some new detail or put together some stiches I have never done before for a new look. I can`t wait to see what tomorrow will bring . Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how I am doing.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

FREE PINK INFANT HAT GIVAWAY starts 11/1/09 ends 11/30/09

back view

I am giving away this adorable PINK  Little girls crochet hat (infant size newborn to 6 month) to one lucky winner This is a creatingwithni original .

The giveaway runs from  November 1 st. 1:00 AM Sunday PST  until 12PM PST Monday November 30 th.. The winner will be chosen by random, and emailed on Tuesday morning  Dec 1st . If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, a second winner will be chosen. Unfortunately, we only accept U.S mailing addresses at this time , I can not ship to P.O. boxes , or outside the US.

{entries - US ONLY and  ONLY 1 per e`mail or IP address. Must be over 18 to enter}

To enter just leave a comment ( starting November 1st ) with your e`mail , first name and just the initial of your last name , The State you are from (every comment must include an email address so that I can notify the winner )
Your privacy is important to us . I will not display any of your comments that have an e`mail address on my blog comments , so rest assured that you will not get spammed by 3rd parties. If you want to leave a separate comment excluding your e`mail so that I can publish it then do so  and I`ll be happy to add the comment to my blog .

Monday, October 26, 2009



My sister N law bought this crochet thread some years ago and started to make the doily and just never got around to finishing it .  She came across it again this weekend and gave them to me to finish them for her .  I did not have enough of the thread to make a third doily and there is no way of finding something here in the states to match it with so she will have to be happy with just the two. 

Saturday, October 24, 2009



I wanted to make something fun for my nephews , and my friends at crochetville suggested this frog with flies . It is cute and very educational for a young child . I made 5 flies  to stuff in his mouth  ..One  I gave only 3 legs .. One I made with very short legs   , One I made with very long legs . This way it will help them with their math skills . 

Friday, October 23, 2009

CREAM and PINK hat

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side view

top view

Cream & Pink  Colored Hat

I feel the winter in my bones so it is hats , hats , and more hats !  I can`t get my hands to stop working in this cool weather ! I love it :)  

The flower for this hat took almost as long as making the hat itself , but the flowers are my signature to all my creations so I take care in trying to make each one look different  and if I fail with the first try , I keep trying till I get one that I love . It may sometimes take me 10 tries but the end result is always worth it for me .

I owe all my inspiration for these HATS  to Baby Emily , Carolina , Daniella , And baby Liya ( whom I haven`t even met yet ! , But a picture says a thousand words :) )

I wonder what the next hat will be ? I can`t wait myself ! I have been thinking Xmas colors . Time will tell .

If you have any ideas about color schemes or styles ,  jot me a comment and let me know !

Thursday, October 22, 2009




Poncho fits size 10/12 maroon & Lt blue

This Pancho just turned out fabulous . I made it with A combination of  Double crochet , Shell stitch and the Lovers knot (Also known as the Solomon's knots ).  I added a nice long fringe on the bottom , A cute flower in the front with a long tassel to give it the extra touch  it needed .

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hat done on a loom

Hat done on a round loom

An up close look of the stitch on the round loom

I found a set of 5 looms on sale for $4.99 last year and just could not pass them up , I had never worked on these round looms before so I was not sure what to expect. The end result is amazing , It looks so professional and I love that you can make them double thick so they are very warm for those very cold days . You can also make them double sided in 2 different colors (reversible ) I will be playing with them more  in the coming weeks .

Its amazing how quick it works up , but I do tend to get bored of the repetition in the stitch . This is great to make someone a quick gift , when time is of the essence.

It actually looks like it has been done on a machine .

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pink and White Poncho

Pink And White Poncho

A closer look

Close up of my Flower details

A look at the Neck Line

I made this for my Cousin`s Daughter ( Michelle D`ambrosio) She always has the biggest smile when I see her .  These colors will make her  smile look  even brighter :) 
I used a combination of different stitches to give her more warmth around the neck area by using the double crochet ,  and upper arms and chest area using the Shell Stitch,  and then I combined it with the lacy look  using the lover`s knot stitch ( also known as the Solomon stitch ).  And of course A fringe around the bottom .

I love the way it turned out . I of course had to add My signature to it by adding the flowers . You will notice that in almost all my creations  you will find a different flower which I created just to make them unique from anyone else .

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Neice Emily modeling her poncho and hat

My adorable neice in the poncho and hat that I created especially for her .
isn`t she cute ?? :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

folded up floppy hat

My second go at the floppy hat ! By golly I think I got it ! :))

I am just in love with this pattern ..I can`t wait to see how it looks on a child .

Monday, October 5, 2009

pink little girls crocheted floppy hat

I just finished this today ... I was going to follow a pattern but then ended up winging it on my own as I usually do . I`ll be adding this to my Christmas collection .