May 16, 2014

1 Crochet Polka Dot Blanket Pattern

I just added this crochet pattern to my shop.  I love how it turned out. It was a little tricky figuring out, and it always is a headache making patterns, but in the end so worth it. I plan on making a gray one with all kinds of different colors sometime soon. The thing I love most about making patterns is all the new ideas I get from making one. Too many ideas, too little time! 
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December 3, 2013

2 New Listing in Etsy

I love doing custom orders. I made this little reindeer hat for a friend and listed the pattern in my shop. It can be for a boy or girl by just removing the bow. I'm thinking Benson and Kenzie need one each for when we go to Zoo Lights. So sweet for December babies too. I would be happy to make them for people that don't crochet, just send me an email (alynnc17@gmail.com) and let's get your babies a reindeer beanie! 

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October 8, 2013

3 Minions

Whose excited for Halloween?! I know I am. I made these Minion hats and Gru scarf over the weekend for my cousin's kids. I used this pattern for the hats. And the scarf was super easy, here is what I did. 

Yarn: Gray and Black medium weight yarn
Hook: Size J

Row 1: Ch. 19 sts. 
Row 2: Hdc in the 3rd ch. from the hook, hdc in each st across. 
Row 3: Ch. 2 and turn, hdc in each st across.
Row 4-8: repeat row 3.
Row 9-11: Fasten on black and repeat row 3.

Repeat from row 3-11 until your scarf is to your desired length. So simple and quick!


You could probably whip these up in a day or two, so if you are like me and wait until the last minute to get everybody's costume done, this is a fast and fun last minute costume idea. 
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October 2, 2013

0 Whew!

I really want to start blogging more regularly again! Sorry for the absence, but now that the weather is cooling down and we are spending our days at home more I am going to try and share more crochet ideas and craft projects with you. 

I've been getting so excited for the Holidays this year. Kenzie is old enough for it to be really exciting and I have been decorating and getting into the spirit of things. I made the alphabet banner and Halloween banners the other day and they are now available in my etsy shop.  I have made them available as a finished product, but if anyone is interested I can make the pattern available as well. Thanks for stopping by, and again so sorry for not keeping up with this blog. Stay tuned for some fun winter projects, I promise!
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July 5, 2013

0 The Fourth

Kenzie wearing red lipstick for the first time.
Her arm around him and his hand on her knee. I die. 
You can't tell from his face, but he loved this.
Reminds me of my childhood. 
The sparklers were a hit.
Stayed up way past bedtime. Benson was pretty excited about it.

We had no idea what we were going to do for the fourth the morning of, but by the end of the day it turned out pretty perfect. We had a low key morning and didn't brave any parades. The kids took a 4 hour nap in the  afternoon (what a dream)! We spent our evening at the park barbecuing, playing in the water, and doing sparklers. It was a day filled with family, food, and fun. Nothing better. 

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June 20, 2013

0 Soccer Mom

So excited to wear her new soccer ball shirt
He clapped for the first time at her soccer game. Sister's #1 fan.
The sidelines were not safe. 
Refueling on brother's snacks.

When Nick and I were dating we loved to talk. We would stay up well past curfew having talk-a-thons. One of those conversations was about our future kids. And how we would put them in soccer. So this past Tuesday when Kenzie had her first soccer game, I was thinking how crazy fast three or so years goes by. Sometimes this world seems so surreal. I try to take a step back and take in these moments, these memories. I love, love, love memories. I love trying new things, going on adventures, spending time with my little family, and capturing those memories in pictures and journals. I want to give my kids every opportunity to try whatever they want and to be whatever they want. I hope that they get to experience all the happy adventures this world has to offer them, just like my parents did for me. And for all I know, she is going to be the greatest soccer player in the world.
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June 14, 2013

1 We've Moved!

We recently moved to Salt Lake City and are loving our new location. We are currently working on painting, unpacking, and slowly putting our home together. It's a process that I really would love to share with you. But for now, here are some photos of our fun time at Liberty Park the other day. 
⇑Liberty Park Canyons with my boys
⇑This boy is game for any adventure, as long as it involves a chew toy.
⇑Kenzie does not like splash pads that have really high fountains, so the Canyons is a great place for her to play in the water without getting it in her face. 

We love spending time as a family. We are excited for "real life" to start after being in school for so long. I have a few crochet projects to share with you, but I usually don't do a lot of crocheting in the summer time. Summer is my favorite season. We're all looking forward to road trips  swimming, shaved ice, barbecues, rodeos, carnivals, sunsets, lemonade, baseball, and family.


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