Thursday, August 16, 2012

crochet: single crochet baby blanket

I have been wanting to crochet more, so when I found out one of my Bible study leaders was pregnent, I was super excited!  I decided to make a simple single crochet baby blanket with an edging.  I don't have a single crochet tutorial on my blog, but Annelise from Aesthetic Nest has a really great one here.  I only did one row of edging, but you can do as many as you like.

 yarn I used:
~  2 skien Lionsbrand Homespun in Mimos
~ 1skien I Love This Cotton in light purple


52 single crochet across 
96 rows  (aprox.)

1 single crochet in every stich
3 single crochet in each corner stitch

So I basically just made a rectangle-y square.  (if that makes any sense at all) I made it how wide I wanted and the I just went until it was as long as I wanted.  It came out a pretty good size.  This won't work as a swaddling blanket, but possibly for a play mat, or to wrap up in a stroller for a walk.  If your a beginner, than  you can make a whole bunch for practice and keep them on hand to give as gifts.


I really liked this yarn for a baby blanket because: (1) It made the blanket pretty thick and squishy,(2) it was beautifully colored,(3) it will be warm for a winter baby.  Have fun trying out this super duper simple pattern!


Thursday, July 26, 2012

now on bloglovin!

Hey guys now you can follow me over on Bloglovin! If you don't know, Bloglovin is a site were you can follow all your favorite blogs in one easy place.  I also added a few social media icons.  One for my Pinterest page, one for Bloglovin, and you can also shoot me an email with the cute little letter button!  So go subscribe to the lace pillow on Bloglovin!

Monday, July 23, 2012

embroidery pattern: happy little camper

I have been attracted to retro-vintage stuff lately (haven't we all?).  Campers are especially cute to me.  I have a friend who loves to draw little doodles and such, and when I asked her to draw a camper for an embroidery pattern, she was super exited!  Yay!

happy camper embroidery pattern

                                           To Download:

~ Right click image above click "save image as"
~ save into pictures
~ print now or save it for later

Enjoy making some happy little campers!  I'd love to see your creations.  Leave links in the comments below!


Friday, July 13, 2012


Everyone likes succulents.  The interesting colors, petite size,almost cartoon-ey look.  I especially like them in crisp white pots.  The combination is just so summer.  Love.  Here is some inspiration.

~ eggshell cups

~ homemade clay planters

~ terrarium with white stones

succulents in modern planters

~ cactus garden


Thursday, July 12, 2012

rainy days.....

So lately it has been raining.  A lot.  And when it rains, I sleep.  A lot.  You can pretty much understand why I haven't got anything done.  I have been working on a couple of projects, so you can expect a post this weekend.  I love you guys who read my blog.  I am going to go take a nap now.......


Monday, July 9, 2012

pretty things to print: summer!

Hey guys! It's Summer!

some cute prints over at naptime delights.


101 bits of summer fun! check it out @ Laura Winslow photography

Summer journaling cards from paper crave.
Free Printable Summer Journaling Cards

Adorable print from design editor.


Subway art over at Printable decor.

Summer Subway Art Printable

Enjoy these printables!