Monday, February 19, 2018

FB Business page for my Ebay store!

Spent my day off from school creating an FB page for my Ebay store! Baby steps are good, better than no steps, I say! I looked into all the drawing apps available to come up with a banner for my FB page, and all the info online said that there are graphic designers to do that kind of work for me, but me being me, I always question...what is it that the graphic designer is able to do, and that I cannot do :D Plus, being cheap me, decided to putz around with different apps, none of which gave me a satisfactory result, so ended up going with my trustworthy PicCollage itself, and while not perfect, I am (currently) happy with what I was able to come up with. Here goes...
Go check out my FB page, and please please please, be so kind as to like it, or better yet, support a crafter by purchasing an item from my store :)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


I bought a ton of Bernat Softee Chunky yarn for 99 cents each at Michaels, so of course, I had to find a suitable pattern for making beanies with it. I could not find a satisfactory one on the internets, so I ended up modifying existing ones till I was satisfied with it. So here you go, I am sharing it with you!

If making it in one color, you will end up using less than 1 skein of Bernat Softee Chunky yarn.
With sz K hook, Ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to make a ring,
Rd 1: ch 2, 12 dc in ring, sl st to top of 1st dc (12 dc),
Rd 2: switch to sz N hook, ch 2, 2 dc in each, sl st to top of 1st dc (24 dc),
Rd 3:  ch 2, *2 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next*, ** repeat till end, sl st to top of 1st dc (36 dc),
Rd 4: You have to do 7 increases in this round- try to spread them evenly- ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next dc twice- repeat as needed to add a total of 7 dc, sl st to top of 1st dc (43 dc),
Rd 5-10: ch 2, 1 dc in each dc, l st to top of 1st dc (43 dc),
Rd 11: switch back to sz K hook, ch 1, 1 sc in each dc, sl st to 1st sc. Fasten off, leave a 3” tail and weave in.
This will make a standard men's/ women's/ teen 20-22" head circumference size hat. I have several listed (also in team colors!!) in my Ebay store here, and also in My Etsy store!
Please leave me a comment if you try it out!!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pina Colada kheer! Pineapple coconut pudding!

I have company coming over, and decided to try this new recipe for Pina Colada kheer from Manjula's kitchen! Turned out great, I must say! I can't wait to try out some other awesome recipes from Manjula's Youtube channel!! Next on my list are her Stuffed Bell Pepper Rings ( I love her idea to do the rings instead of using whole small peppers), and dahi baingan!!
Thanks, Manjula!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Reviving my Etsy store!

I's like I disappeared from blogosphere! Back for a quick post.
I decided to reopen my Etsy store! I gave up on it since traffic was sooooo slow on Etsy for me, and Ebay kinda took off! But now, I feel that I need to offer my items to Etsy shoppers, and so here goes.....Ta Da....
My Etsy store!
Check out the Sheep baby blanket! My own pattern too.
Thanks everyone for visiting my store, and also my blog, and keep on crafting!!!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Crochet Lariat necklace- FREE PATTERN!!

I crocheted a couple of Rose Lariat Necklaces, with a detachable rose brooch, listed here and here, inspired by a photo from

Since they did not provide a pattern, and I foresee myself making more of these, I decided to write down what I did to make my first one. And then, of course, I decided to share the goodness with the crafty interwebs! So here you go!

Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 2 dc in next 2 ch, sc in last (leaf made),
Ch 130, sc in 31st ch from hook, ch 8, skip 8 st, sc in 9th one ( repeat 9 more times),
Ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, 2 dc in next 2 st, sc in next 20 sts (2nd leaf made),
Ch 28, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, 2 dc in next 2 st, sc in next 23 sts (3rd leaf made),
Ch 28, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next st, 2 dc in next 2 st, sc in next 23 sts (4th leaf made),
Working back on the long part of the necklace on the “O”-shaped loops (shown below), we will be working sc-in to the loops, not individual ch.

5 Sc , ch3 picot, 5 sc in 1st “O”, move to next “O” loop, repeat 5 sc, ch 3 picot, 5 sc, 9 more times,
44 sc in 30 ch end loop,

Working back on the other side of the  long part of the necklace on the “O”-shaped loops,

5 Sc , ch3 picot, 5 sc in 1st “O”, move to next “O” loop, repeat 5 sc, ch 3 picot, 5 sc, 9 nore times, sl st into O-loop, fasten off, weave in the end.

I used a rose pattern (free one, of course) that I found online, but unfortunately did not pin, so I cannot share with you. 
If you do try out my pattern, I would love to hear from you, or you could even leave a comment with a link to your blog! As always, please keep in mind that I am not a professional crochet pattern writer, so if you do find mistakes, please just check with me, and I will try my best to help you out!!
If you would like to purchase one that I made, you can do so here! (Thank U :))
Wishing you all crafty times always!!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

New crochet elephant blanket!

Here is my latest blanket! Very cute free pattern from Katestitches!
I made 2 changes- I left half of the elephant ear unsewed, so it could be "flappy" :), and I made my pom-poms flat (more like bobbles), instead of her 3D ones.
Here is how I did my bobble border:
ch6, 3dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook, ch3, sl st back into the st where you started bobble, ch3, sl st into the sp between granny square dc clusters.
I think I will be making these in more colors! Yes, this one is available for purchase in my Ebay store here!
Now that warmer weather is here, there will be a lot more sewing happening! I have a bin of fabric from the LA Fashion District waiting to be stitched up, but I did finish some other quick projects!
I made this tote bag from an estate sale find, a vintage birth announcement embroidery from 1959!!
The embroidery is just adorable! The bag is available for purchase here!
Let me know what you think about my latest projects :)

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sharing a wonderful coffee cozy pattern!

Just a quick post to share a new, and SUPER cute :) FREE pattern for Tulip coffee cup cozies that I found here! I got "hooked", pun definitely intended :D, and have made 9 of these in 2 days....I hope to list them in my Ebay store eventually! Till then, check out the free pattern, and enjoy the unusually warm weather (in my part of the world here, at least).....