Friday, March 6, 2015

Crocheted Hats

Hello, Dear Ones. Well, once again my most dainty talented fingers have been going to town crocheting! :) You know I'm teasing bragging on myself but I have been crocheting. Being here close to the grandbabies makes my heart skip a beat or two so I was thinking of what to make for them.
What's a grandmother to do? Go searching on Pinterest.
These little crocheted hats are what I came up with! Ain't they cute? Well, good ole Pinterest came through again.
This is a little puppy dog hat that I crocheted for Campie. I didn't have to buy any yarn as I just used the yarn I had to crochet. If you'd like to check out the pattern yourself just click HERE. I want to thank Sarah who blogs at Repeat Crafter Me for sharing this darling pattern.
Since Camp is only17 months old, I decided to just crochet the eyes instead of sewing on buttons in case he were to try and pull them off. You know babies and all...putting stuff into their little mouths.
Little floppy ears, cute little nose and a tiny smile.
The perfect little cap for my little Campie.

Then, it was Carter's turn...
Like so many of our little girls, Carter is really in to everything Frozen and loves Anna and Elsa. So...she got a Princess Anna hat. I wanted to thank Laura who blogs at Over The Apple Tree for sharing this darling pattern. It was so easy and worked up really fast. If you would like the pattern just click HERE.
It has sweet little crocheted flowers on each side.
As you can see it kinda looks like a hood which makes it special because Princess Anna wears a cape with a hood! All of this is very important you know especially if you're into every thing Frozen! :)
 Isn't is so cute? Well, I thought this was cuter...
My own little Princess Carter wearing her Anna hat! She loved it so much and wore to school for a week.
And my sweet little Campie in his puppy dog hat! Oh, how I love my babies and they love me. Gifts don't hurt either! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Up Above My Head I Hear Music In The Air

Up above my head I hear music in the air
Up above my head I hear music in the air
Up above my head I hear music in the air
And I really do believe, I say I really do believe, there is a heaven somewhere

Up above my head I see trouble in the air
Up above my head I see trouble in the air
Up above my head I see trouble in the air
And I really do believe, I say I really do believe, there is a heaven somewhere
Heaven somewhere

Up above my head I hear music in the air
Up above my head I hear music in the air
Up above my head I hear music in the air
And I really do believe, I say I really do believe, there is a heaven somewhere
Heaven somewhere
~ sung by Sister Rosetta Tharpe


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Come On In

Hello, Dear Ones! Y'all, it's snow all day today. Light and dry, but all day! I think our snow has been on the ground a month now! I'm dreaming of spring so come on into my entry and let me show you my little springy redo.
Getting ready for spring with a new vignette.
I changed out my lamp on the table. Thought this one looked a little more fancy. :)
Then I pulled out some faux flowers and made a happy little flower arrangement in a blue vase. See? More blues.
And...I have the hardest time keeping my little dogs from running all over the house and this little pair finally landed on my table. I think they believe there must be some dog food in the little jar.
You can see my little plugin smelly thingy there. I like to have a nice scent as you enter the house. Now, let me ask you another question - I'm thinking about painting this little table. What color would you paint it if you were me?
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I Feel Like Going Home

Lord I feel like going home
I tried and failed and I`m tired and weary
Everything I ever done was wrong
And I feel like going home

Lord I tried to see it through
But it was too much for me
And now I`m coming home to you
And I feel like going home

Cloudy skies are rolling in
And not a friend around to help me
From all the places I have been
And I feel like going home

~ sung by Charlie Rich


Friday, February 27, 2015

Got The Blues

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, it was time to play around in my little kitchen hutch. I still call this little area The Breakfast Room even though it's just on the other side of the kitchen! Old habits die hard.
 First, I've pulled back the sheers on my middle bay window because we wanted to see the snow! I still love my little kitchen hutch and it's a soft green color. The soft green acts like a neutral and seems to go with any color. So it was time to fiddle with it.
 This house just seems to scream BLUE! I know I've said that before but the siding is a light blue, I've started adding some blue to the living room, my bedroom is evolving into some blue colors, my sewing room has soft blue walls and the kitchen island has a dark blue corian counter top. SO...I pulled out my blue and white Currier and Ives dishes (well, some of them) and poked them into my little kitchen hutch. I love how the blue and white looks.
 See?
 A peep of all of my pretties on each shelf.
 Here I wanted to show you my casserole dish that I filled with greens and an artichoke. Artichokes go with anything. I just love the sweet scenes on these dishes.
 More peeps...
I know the oil and vinegar containers aren't Currier and Ives but they are blue and white and I love them.
 The teapot! I love my teapot!
 I'm enjoying my new look for a while. The brightness shining through the window from the snow is so beautiful! I really am enjoying this winter. I don't get out in it much but I love to look at it. Hope you're all nice and toasty warm today.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelai ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Love Is Blue

Blue, blue, my world is blue
Blue is my world since I'm without you
Gray, gray, my life is gray
Cold is my heart since you went away

Red, red, my eyes are red
Crying for you alone in my bed
Green, green, my jealous heart
I doubted you and now we're apart

When we met how the bright sun shone
Then love died, now the rainbow is gone

Black, black, the nights I've known
Longing for you so lost and alone
Gone, gone, the love we knew
Blue is my world now I'm without you. 

~ sung by Andy Williams



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Balloon Valances

Hello, Dear Ones! I have something new to show you today. Guess what it is?
Did you guess it?
I made a little balloon valance for the window by my piano. It's been nekked since we moved it.
I'm a little cheat and will fess up to you, because I love you! :)
When I bought these curtains back in September I combined a couple of pairs to fit the width of my front window.  I also lined them because it helps them hang better and I think just looks better. I'm so talented like this you know! :)
At that time I also bought another pair because I knew I wanted to do something to the back window of my living room. It's taken me all this time just to get down and do it! You don't procrastinate do you? Naw, neither do I.

I had to combine two sets together again because the window is 72 inches across, well it's actually 2 windows. Then I lined these too because the afternoon sun comes in here and I knew it would fade the color of the curtains pretty fast. I then zigzagged over some crochet string at the seams, in the very center of the curtain and on each end. I know that's a crazy way to make my gathers but I've been doing this for centuries! :) THEN...I pulled up the string very tightly and made large knots at the top and the bottom and I was done. I know there's a strip with little holes that you can buy and pull through to do this but I don't think it pulls up tight enough. So, my silly cheating way. Works for me! You're probably saying, "What?"
When I finished the curtain I remembered that I had some trim. I loved that I had plenty for the bottom of my curtain and the colors matched! Woo hoo! Now here I go cheating again. I didn't sew this trim down, I hot glued it down. If you use a little straight line of hot glue and carefully add your trim it works just fine and is so much easier and takes so much less time than sewing it down. Whew!
So now my living room windows are covered - no more nekked windows! Now don't think I'm crazy. I know that my window treatments are different from each other. I thought this would work since the room is so long and each area is it's own. Do you think they work? Well, whether or not, they're stayin'! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Without You (love me some Harry)

No, I can't forget this evening
Or your face as you were leaving
But I guess that's just the way the story goes
You always smile but in your eyes your sorrow shows
Yes, it shows

No, I can't forget tomorrow
When I think of all my sorrow
When I had you there, but then I let you go
And now it's only fair that I should let you know
What you should know

I can't live if living is without you
I can't live, I can't give anymore
I can't live if living is without you
I can't give, I can't give anymore

I can't live if living is without you
I can't live, I can't give anymore
I can't live if living is without you
I can't live, I can't give anymore
If living is without you 

~ sung by Harry Nilsson



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Crocheted Topsy Turvey Doll

Hello, Dear Ones. Well, I've been keeping my crochet hooks pretty hot and wanted to show you what resulted after they cooled down!
Ta dah!!
 I made Carter a little Cinderella Topsy Turvey doll! Isn't she sweet? I remembered the topsy turvey rag dolls when I was a little girl. I had one where one side was a little girl crying then you lifted up her skirt and there she was again but this time she was smiling. I just don't know what happened to her.
 Here is the Princess side. Oh, she is all decked out in her bippity boppity boo gown with jewels on the skirt.

 Here you'll see she has on jeweled earrings and a tiara on her head. Carter says it's a crown. Well, crown it is then! :) Granddaughters rule! Her long blond hair has been done up in a very Princessy style just for the ball.

Oh, what a time Cinderella has had at the ball. She danced every dance with Prince Charming but she almost forgot! The clock is about to strike twelve and you know what that means!
 Yes, so sad, so sad! You know what happened. Cinderella's ball gown turned back into her poor poor pitiful little dress with patches, complete with apron and head scarf. He beautiful Princessy hairdo became her poor little raggedy hair again, with strands escaping out from under her head scarf.
 What a sad experience but...
 as she went back to doing all of the housework for her wicked stepmother and mean ole stepsisters, she cherished the memories of the night she had spent dancing with Prince Charming. We do know the rest of the story and it's a happily ever after ending. I just love those, don't you?
 Okay, just once more for your viewing pleasure - underneath the Princessy blue skirt is the raggedy little Cinderella.
Underneath the raggedy skirt is the Princess Cinderella. How fun this is - going from rags to riches.
Needless to say, Carter loves her little topsy turvey doll. I am patting myself on the back on this one because it did turn out so adorable. It really wasn't very hard and if you want to please a little girl in your life just grab your crochet hook and some yarn and then GO TO TOWN!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~ 

Rags To Riches

I know I'd go from rags to riches
If you would only say you cared
And though my pockets may be empty
I'd be a millionaire

My clothes may still be torn and tattered
But in my heart I'd be a king
Your love is all that ever mattered
It's everything

So open your arms and you'll open the door
To all the treasure that I'm living for
Hold me and kiss me and tell me you're mine evermore

Must I forever stay a beggar
Whose golden dreams will not come true
Or will I go from rags to riches
My fate is up to you

~ sung by Tony Bennett