Saturday, March 9, 2013

This is my froggy hat for a newborn. I have a friend that calls her unborn baby "Baby bow" and is crazy for frogs. What better than a froggy hat with a bow!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pumpkin Carrot Cookie Cake

So this isn't really crochet but I like to craft overall (and I consider baking a craft), crochet is just my main avenue. Awhile back I saw a pin on Pinterest for a Pumpkin Spice cake, and while it looked good, I thought what is even better? Pumpkin Carrot Cake!! Everyone that has it says it is wonderful and I must say I find it addictive. So here is my easy twist on the original pin.

Pumpkin Carrot Cake

1 Carrot Cake mix (dry)
1 - 15 oz can of Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Pie filling, personal pref)
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of ginger

Mix all ingredients until well blended. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spoon mix (it will be thick) into a greased pan (9 x 9 or similar small pan. I used a silicon small 9" bundt pan). Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. It will be VERY moist and yummy.

While good by itself, I used honey cream cheese frosting to up the deliciousness.


8 oz cream cheese softened
1/4 - 1/2 cup of honey (to taste)
1/4 powdered sugar
2 tbsp butter/margarine

Blend well. Refrigerate while cookie cake is baking. Once cake is cooled, frost generously.
Hope you enjoy!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Coffee Cozy

I've seen a lot of sweater coffee cup cozies and I have a friend who recently had a birthday. After a couple of attempts I finally ended with this.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A little intro

This is going to be a slow moving little blog I believe. I crochet for charity, my daughter and gifts but I also do a little local selling and I'm looking to expand my market. I have a few patterns that I'd like to get published so we will see where that lands. I plan on posting pictures of my work, what goes well and even what does not. I also like to bake like a mad woman and sometimes it goes well and sometimes it does not. A little polymer clay seeps in sometimes too and this summer after I graduate from college I'll be getting back into sewing. I'm a full time mom, employee, girlfriend, friend and crocheter. Let's get to hooking!