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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.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Crochet Mary Jane booties in Blue

These blue booties measure 4`` and can stretch to 5``

I love making these Mary Jane booties , I decided on blue just to brake away from the same old pinks that I have been working on . I decided on a darker blue w/a yellow green center buttons to make them pop from the booties  . 

A child can`t have enough booties :)

Gorgeous crochet Glam Hat fits size 6 months to 3 yrs

This is a totally stunning hat ! Any childs wardrobe would reep its benifit . it is in a Wine color , the flower is in a mix of colors , so it can coordinate with many different colors . The fun fur is in a light pink .

I made this Hat with Lion Brand yarn and I added the fun fur around the hat for detail and to give the dazzling effect .

I have added a tie behind the flower for size adjustment.

You can Dazzle your little one with this one of a kind pattern created by ``creatingwithni ``.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

My very 1st Etsy sale :)

festive hat

My Hats are being shipped to Australia  :) I couldn`t have asked for a  sweeter customer . She has given me alot to think about when choosing my colors . I was so happy after our transaction and e`mails back and forth that I made her a little  surprise present to send with her order. 

My etsy store :

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mary Jane Slippers

cream w/ gold metallic shine and a blk and gold buttons
These show the optional row at the top that I prefer .
I have thought of making ballerina slippers from this pattern by omitting the button and adding long straps . 

I made these Mary Jane's`s for my niece
Black with a metallic shine and a black /gold button

 size 9 months( 4 1/2 inches)

Skill Level - Easy

HDC - Half Double Crochet
FHDC - Foundation Half Double Crochet
DC- double crochet
slip stitch

Materials needed
Size G  4mm crochet hook
fine yarn(2) - I used Lion Brand - Vanna`s glamour in black w/a beautiful Shiny metallic )
Needle(tapestry for sewing)
2 Buttons for Strap Closure

Sole and Sides
Round 1: Side 1- Make 12 foundation half double crochet.(Work a chain of  13 if you prefer to use a chain stitch instead) . Work 4 Double Crochet in**4th chain stich . - Work 1 HDC in each of the next 8 stitches. Work 4 DC in the last stitch. Join with the beginning stitch(slip stitch ). (26 Total)

Round 2: (Increase Section) (This next section has increase stitches to form the rounded shaping of the slipper) 2 DC in the 1st ST, 1DC in the next St, 2DC in the next ST, 1 DC in the next ST, 1HDC in the next ST 8 St's, (Increase Section) 2 HDC in the next ST, 1 HDC in the next ST, 2 HDC in the next ST, 1 HDC in the next 8 Stitches, join with slip stitch

from this point work in Back Stitch
Round 3-4-5  : Ch 2, turn, this chain will count as a stitch.  Work 1 DC in each stitch around.

Toe Top
Find the center of the slipper. Count back 7 stitches and attach the yarn. CH 2. There are going to be a lot of stitches on the hook for the toe top. Wrap the yarn over the hook, insert through the next stitch,pull thru last thread that's s on the hook and leave the rest of  loops on the hook. Do this13 times total. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through all the loops being careful not to drop any of the loops off of the hook. Adjust the final loop for a tight closure. Chain it to secure it . Cut a  8 inch tail, pull the yarn through the chain. Sew the tail through the stitches a couple of times to make sure the stitches are nice and tight . Knot it  and sew in your tail.

Skip 2 stitches  and Attach the yarn to the 3rd stitch. Ch 2,  (16 DC.) There will be 2 stitches on each side left unworked .

( This is optional - chain 2 . turn and work a HDC in each of the previous DC  (16 stitches ) )

Work 7 Foundation Half Double Crochet to make the strap. The first FHDC will be worked in the same stitch as the last DC. NOTE: Attach the yarn to the opposite side for the second slipper so you have a closure on each side ( 1 you attach to the left and the other shoe you attach -start to the right ) .
Button Loop
Chain 6 0r more depending on the size button you are using for the closure. Join with the opposite end of the Double Crochet. Cut the yarn and sew in the tail.

Sew on your button  and you are done :)

** correction on 1/04/2010

Monday, December 7, 2009


This is the solomons knot ( also known as the lovers knot ) the top part is made with the  shell stitch , These are the stitches I will use for the SCARF GIVEAWAY IN YOUR CHOICE OF COLOR .
The December giveaway will be a scarf .... The winner of the Giveaway will pick the color of their choice ( and The size of the scarf  ( up to 12 inches wide  and up to 60 `` long ..That size includes the fringe. ) 
I will be making the scarf in the solomons knot,and I will incorporate the shell stich with it in alternating rows . It will also have a 4`` fringe .   Item will be made to order after the winner has been notified and I will ship it out in aproximately 1  to 2 weeks from the day I am given the color & size.

The giveaway runs from Tuesday Dcember 8th  1:00 AM PST until 12PM PST  Thursday December 31 st.. The winner will be chosen by random, and emailed on Friday morning Jan1st . If the winner does not respond within 48 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.. Be a follower and just leave a comment ( starting December 8th )  leave your first name and just the initial of your last name , The State you are from and your email using dotcom format to safeguard your e`mail (every comment must include an email address so that I can notify you if your the winner . )
Your privacy is important to us . , rest assured that you will not get spammed by 3rd parties. If you do not feel comfortable leaving the e`mail here just leave a comment saying you want to enter and then send me an e`mail @ mamma_nee@yahoo.com or creatingwithni@yahoo.com ...put SCARF GIVEAWAY in the subject line . and I will keep a record of your e`mail till the winner is announced.