Friday, October 30, 2009

H.O.S.T.

I am a proud member of HOST - the Helping Others Street Team on Etsy. We have an Etsy shop and use 100% of the proceeds from HOST sales to help Etsians in need. All of our shop items are donated by generous Etsians. Please follow this link if you would like to donate something: http://www.etsy.com/profile.php?user_id=5751834 Thank you for helping us to help others!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kings Firecrackers - What A Performance!

A Physical Ed teacher, Lynn Kelley who founded the Kings Firecrackers13 years ago, said the video of their performance at an Army vs. Navy game in February was posted to the team's Web site in early April, and has ignited national interest.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1418565565?bctid=23207933001

Monday, October 26, 2009

Crochet Turtle Kitchen Scrubbies (Set of 2)


My Crochet Today



http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33316888

These cute turtle scrubbies work great in the kitchen, bathroom or washing the rims on your car!

AND you can throw them in the wash to clean them for the next use if you want! Quick air drying, too!

These scrubbies are a bit different from the others. The rainbow "shell" is made from wool, and will felt upon use.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Angry? Make Doilies!

Angry? Make Doilies!

As a new bride, Aunt Dottie moved into the small
home on her husband's ranch. She put a shoe
box on a shelf in her closet and asked her husband
never to touch it. For 50 years Uncle Ed
left the box alone, until Aunt Dottie
was old and dying.

One day when he was putting their affairs in order,
he found the box again and thought it might hold
something important.
Opening it, he found two doilies and $82,500 in cash.

He took the box to her and asked about the contents.
"My mother gave me that box the day we married,"
she explained. "She told me to make a doily to help
ease my frustrations every time I got mad at you."

Uncle Ed was very touched that in 50 years she'd only
been mad at him twice. "What's the $82,500 for?"
he asked.
"Oh, that's the money I made selling the doilies."

Adult Womens Soft Green Slippers


Adult Slippers/Booties/Bed Socks
Adult size approx 8 / 8.5
Color Soft Green

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33252446

Simple, yet pretty. Made from soft acrylic yarn throughout, making these extra warm and cozy.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cotton Soap Savers Variety Pack


100% Cotton Soap saver bags are great way to use up the small pieces of soap.
The cloth is very gentle and makes a rich later. It has a little draw string so you can draw it tight over your soap, and hang up in the shower.
approx 6 inches long (15.2 cm) by 5 inches wide (10.3 cm)
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33174272

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Crochet Slouchy Hat


I started making hats even though it's still hot here in Florida, someone out there is getting cooler weather.
This hat can be worn in many different ways, slouched towards the back or either side (although Pumpkin head did not want to cooperate with me on it.
It's now available in my eysy shop
http://www.debs1967.etsy.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I WON !

I received the following email today:


Hi Deb,
Just wanted to let you know that you are the winner of the 8x10 print Sheltering Trees. You can check out the blog post here: http://galleryofdreams.blogspot.com/


It's very pretty.I'm going to hang it in my craft room:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Crochet Recycled Bed Sheets Teddy Bear


Instead of making a rag rug, I decided to try to make a rag teddy bear. I crocheted it with sheets and made a matching scarf. I trimmed the scarf with a pretty thread border.It's stuffed with leftover scraps of the sheets and old shirts. It's pretty solid and weighs a few pounds. About 16 inches tall.
What would you call it? I was thinking Bed Sheets Bear or Raggy Bear

Monday, October 5, 2009

Plarn Bag Yellow Tan


Plarn Bag Yellow Tan
Originally uploaded by debscrochet
This pretty bag reminds me of the colors of bananas and peanut butter

Crocheted using yellow and tan grocery bags with some specs of black and green. Has a big button closure, and a single carry handle.

The bag measures as follows:
Approx. 12 inches wide by 9 inches tall
Closure Strap: 3 1/2 inches wide x 5 inches long
Handle: 1 1/2 inches wide by 14 1/2 inches long
Big plastic button: 1 1/2 inches

I can't mention which stores the bags came from, but here's a hint.The tan ones are from a grocer that starts with "P" and ends in "X". The yellow ones are from a $ store.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Turtle Applique Crochet Pattern (thread)


Turtle Applique Crochet Pattern
by Debbie Williams

Hook size 8
Cotton Thread size 10
Approx size: 3 inches long by 2 inches wide

Body
Make a Magic loop (you can look up directions on the internet-very easy)
Row 1
Ch 3, make 11 dcs in loop-tighten, join to top of ch 3 with a sl st (12 )
Row 2:
Ch 3, 1 dc in 1st dc, 2 dcs in each dc around join to top of ch 3 with a sl st (24)

Row 3:
Ch 3, *1 dc in 1st dc, 2 dcs in next. Rep from * around join to top of ch 3 w a sl st (36)

Row 4:
Ch 1. Sc in next 5 dcs. (sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 1st leg made.
sc in the next 7 dcs , sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 2nd leg made.
sc in next 4 dcs,(sc,ch 3,sc all in next dc) Tail made.
sc in next 4 dcs,(sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 3rd leg made.,
sc in next 7 dcs ,(sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 4 th leg made 


sc in next 4 dcs.join with a sl st to 1st sc. sl st in next 2 scs. ch2, turn. dc in next 4 scs-working over the sl sts just made. ch 2, turn. dc dec over next 2 scs, dc dec over next dc and top of ch 2,
ch 1 turn, sc dec over next 2 dcs, finish. 


You can also make these into coasters using cotton yarn and a size g or h hook 

****Update*****
It has been brought to my attention that there has been some difficulty understanding the directions for the head part. I have made a color chart to help. I also did catch a couple of mistakes which are now changed as you will see in bolder fonts. Thank you for understanding as i am fairly new at writing patterns.



Row 4: (pink)
Ch 1. Sc in next 5 dcs. (sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 1st leg made.
sc in the next 7 dcs , sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 2nd leg made.
sc in next 4 dcs,(sc,ch 3,sc all in next dc) Tail made.
sc in next 4 dcs,(sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 3rd leg made.,
sc in next 7 dcs ,(sc,ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc -all in next dc) 4 th leg made
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sc in next 4 dcs.join with a sl st to 1st sc. (green)

 sl st in next 2 scs. ch2, turn.  (red)


dc in next 4 SINGLE CROCHETS -working over the 2 sl sts just made. Here you go into the same two scs as the slip stitches, working over the slip stitches (black)



ch 2, turn. dc decrease over next 2 dcs, dc decrease over next dc and top of ch 2, (yellow) ch 1 turn, sc decrease over next 2 dcs, finish. (blue)