Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Crochet WIP 3 &4, Scrapbooking, Cabinet, New Yarn

 My other two WIPs are almost identical, just one is adult size, one is for a baby. They are both Mile a Minute Afghans from Annie's Attic.
This one is from the original Learn to Crochet the Mile a Minute Annie Way. This was the first pattern I used when I learned to crochet last year. I have all nine strips done (Red Heart Super Saver in Soft White and Coffee and Sayelle Country Peach), just need to whipstitch them together.
This one is from Annie's Mile a Minute Baby Afghans in the Cowboy Denim Blues pattern. I have one last round to add to 5 of the 9 strips, then connect them. I'm going to try a different connection method, not sure which one yet. I really need to finish this; it was supposed to be for my sister-in-law's baby shower; my nephew was born two weeks ago so I'm a little behind :-) Don't worry; I made him another blanket besides this one that he did get before he was born.

I've been doing some scrapbooking lately. My friend, Helen, and I are hosting a women's clothing swap next month. Ladies will receive one ticket for each item they donate, then get to redeem their tickets for new-to-them clothing. Any clothing left over will be donated to a local battered women's shelter. Because we're weird, Helen and I decided to make our tags rather than buy them. 

These are the blank tags. I cut them with my Cricut using the Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge, Roly Poly tag image, 4 inches.

We added flowers (punched with Fancy Flower and Blossom punches from Stampin Up) and different sized circles (circle punch from Creative Memories) and came up with these...

We'll be adding some writing to the front and a stamp to the back so stay tuned for the finished product!
Yardsaling Saturday, we found a lot of good treasures, but I fell in love with and had to have this amazing cabinet.
Close-up of the fabric on the doors


It was a steal at $35, so I made room for it in the living room and am giddy with ideas of what to put in it. Yarn, of course, but also my scrapbooking supplies and cross stitch thread (all ready on the top three shelves). 

Of course, with all that space I need to fill, I went yarn shopping. Michael's was having a daily deal of Red Heart Super Saver for $1.89 each.

Light blue, Shaded Dusk and Soft Navy for a round ripple for my friend's son's birthday. Soft White for lots of uses and Sunshine Print for a ripple blanket for Hope. She has a dress with those colors in it and wants a matching blanket.

Ocean, Light Blue and Aruba Sea for a ripple blanket for a friend's birthday. Bright Yellow, Royal, and Cherry Red for a Lego blanket for my friend's other son's birthday.
 I also grabbed some Loops & Threads Impeccable in Fresh Lilac Ombre because it was on sale for $2 each (regular $3.79) and a Loops & Threads Charisma in Grass because it was on clearance for $2.50 (regular $5). I try to stock up on the nicer yarn whenever it's on sale.

Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn was on sale for $1 each so I grabbed 19! L to R, top to bottom: Batik (2), Rose Petal, Strawberry, Playtime (2), Earth Ombre, Desert Rising, Chocolate Ombre, Terra Firma, Desert Rising, Aloe Vera (2), Daisy Ombre, Poppy, Peace, Psychedelic, Country Stripes, and Faded Denim.
I see lots of dishcloths and placemats in my future; guess what my family's getting for Christmas?

All total, with my 15% teacher discount, it was $55. I love a good sale!
Thanks for reading this long entry. I also finished something today, but I'll wait until tomorrow to post it. 
Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. Look at all that beautiful yarn - love it. I also love that cabinet you got - looks like it will be perfect for holding all your treasures. :)

    1. Thanks, Debi. All my new yarn fits great; now I'm on the hunt for containers for my scrapbook supplies. The problem is finding ones that fit in the cubbies. A fun project!
      Blessings :-)

  2. I am soooooooo jealous of your amazing cabinet find! Isn't that just the most perfect crafters storage solution. It's absolutely gorgeous!! I love your tags too - anything to do with pretty paper/card really makes me smile.

    Have a fab week hon.

    1. Truly a lucky find! The previous owner did beading. I knew it was a real treasure when I saw it.
      I'll be posting some cards after this weekend, so check back.
      Blessings :-)

  3. Hi Kate, lovely to meet you and thank you for becoming a follower. I'm following you now, welcome to the world of blogging, it's great! There's a link on my blog for the hexagon pattern but I forgot about the hearts. They're from Lucy at and the hexagons are from Jacquie at If you like my blog, you'll love theirs! Lots of love xxx

  4. Thanks for the lovely comments you left at my blog recently! It's always nice to discover new crochet blogs, I hope you'll enjoy blogging as much as I do! :)

    I love your WIPs! It's funny, because I've seen a blanket made in this style just yesterday, and I was so frustrated because it was a spanish blog and I didn't understand a word (and the google translator was no help) - thanks to you I know where to look for such a pattern now :)

    have a great day,


    1. Thanks, Barbara. So glad I could help; I love the Mile a Minute afghans; so simple, yet so pretty. I can send you the ISBN numbers if it would help more.
      Blessings :-)