Recently I had entered a giveaway hosted by Mercantile Muse which featured prizes from some wonderful sponsors including: Papyrusaurus, Studio Mucci, oBo Creations, Foothill Fibers ‘n Photos, Hybrid, Handmade, Lucky Cat Handmade, Shabby Chic Coin Purse, Bates Mercantile Co. and Lia Artisan Concrete Designs. The grand prize for the winner was $175 worth of handmade goods!

So, as you can imagine, I was SHOCKED when I got the email saying that I had won!!

As I receive the prizes from each of the wonderful sponsors I will be taking a picture and getting a post ready to show you all the amazing things I have won and give you some links to all the handmade shops! Be on the look out for that post soon and be sure to check out each of the shops to see their creative talent at work!


Halloween L4D Geekery

I know this is a little late, but I have been meaning to post about a costume I made for my son!

My 3 yr old son is in love with zombies and his favorite game is Left 4 Dead (both of them)! When deciding what he wanted to be for Halloween he was torn between Finn (from Adventure Time) or Francis (from L4D), I would have been ecstatic with either! He finally decided on Francis!

I took an old red T-shit and upcycled it into a med pack for him.

“Med packs here!”

I also crocheted him a molotov!


…And finally, here is the completed little Francis!
He was very very happy about his costume and still plays with the costume items I made him!

Complete with vest…the only thing Francis doesn’t hate.



Who doesn’t want a whiter smile?!

I know this doesn’t have to do with my crochet, but I need to blog more and I figured since I was chosen for my first influenster program, I should start with that!

I was recently chosen to test the Crest Whitestrips through the site influenster (where you can be chosen to try products for free and give your feedback). I am very excited because I have always wanted to try something like this, but haven’t gotten around to getting a quality product. I will let you know how I like them and if they give the great results I am hoping for!