25 Dec

Crochet Superhero Inspired hat and fingerless gloves

hat and fingerless crochet set

Wow so as I was writing many post today so I can finally get some of my projects up on my blog I realized that I really do love to crochet for other people HAHAH.

At work we do a secret Santa exchange every year ( well this was the 2nd year) I was excited when I got match with this geek girl at work. I knew she likes video games and super heroes and such and when her favorite included red, yellow and black it was super easy to come up with this combo.

I saw this pattern on the Red Heart website a few years back and always wanted to make the hat but I could never figure out who would be willing to wear such a hat. until Fanny came along that is =-)

For the gloves I followed this simple pattern from The Hippy Hooker. It was quite a simple project to make and I think it turned out looking great.


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25 Dec

Crochet men’s neck warmer

crochet neck warmer

So I have a few guys that I would like to make things to ( out of crochet of course) but it is always kindda tricky as well they don’t really want silly hats, scarves are like blah and I mostly suck at socks so when I found this pattern a few years back I knew that I would be able to use this for some type of guys presents.



I love how it looks very masculine especially with the decorative buttons. I just hope the person I am going to give this one to likes it!!!

crochet neck warmer


25 Dec

Mermaid tail crochet blanket

crochet mermaid tail

A while back my friend asked me if I would like to crochet a mermaid tail blanket for my little niece. I am ALWAYS eager to get started on a new crochet project so I said YES!!!!

Off to Micheal’s I went to gat some yarn to get started on this project.

I purchase this pattern on Ravelry.com from Crochet by Jennifer. I must say it was pretty simple to follow and took no time at all to get this completed. I know it looks a bit small from the picture but my niece is only 2 so it could not be such a big blanket.


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25 Dec

Girly Minion Purse

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I recently made a Minion purse for Operation Santa Clause. My friend wanted me to make him a girly minion purse for his step daughter.

I must admin I have never seen any Minion movies so I was not even sure if there is a girl. According to my daughter there is a purple Minion but no other girls.

In any case here is my take on the girly Minion.


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25 Dec

Flower Crochet Purse

crochet flower purse

I recently made a Minion purse for Operation Santa Clause. I then decided to post the pick of it on Facebook and almost instantly I had an order for 2 more Minion purse and one for a Flower purse.

My instructions were pretty simple, the purse needed to be maroon and have a beige flower.

I set out to look for some inspiration on Pinterest . Here is my final approach to the purse. I chose to use the seed stitch to complete this purse as it does not produce too many holes. I really hope that my friends girlfriend likes her new purse.

crochet flower purse


09 Dec

Crochet Minion Purse

crochet minion purse

I recently signed up to be a secret Santa for a local child in need this Christmas season. When I receive my letter from my kid I was super excited to see she wanted anything to do with Minions. I had been seeing quite a few cute crochet things Minion all over Pinterest and wanted to make one but no one in my family is into the Minions so I was super excited to be able to make something for this little girl. So here is my Crochet Minion Purse


crochet minion purse

I found a really cute pattern for a minion purse on Atelier Handmade but honestly I didn’t want to purchase a pattern I would only use once. So I decided that I would just do my own.

This is really the first time that I crochet something without using a pattern and I must say I am quite happy on how it turned out.

I decided to make my purse using the Seed Stitch and it turned out great. I LOVE using this stitch becuase it givs your work a nice effect and being that it is 2 stitch in on it makes the bag tough and you do not need to line the bag with fabric.In the picture you will see that I added buttons on the side to make the straps adjustable. I will actually be modifying this tonight as it is making the purse too heavy and it makes it flip.  I will be adding a loop on both side where I will be ale to stick the strap trough and then close it with the button to adjust the length.

I am sooooo very happy on how this purse came out. I posted it on my Facebook page and within 2 hours I had 3 orders for one so that makes me even happier.

Thanks for taking the mine to read my rants.  Tata for now


If you like the purse and want to purchase one you can do so in my store here

18 Sep

My Dreamy Beach Bedroom

So I had some color swatches taped above my computer screens for approximately  7 months and I knew I wanted to try to paint a beach scene in my room as that is where I am the happiest.

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I searched Pinterest for some inspiration and stumbled upon this ombre painting pattern. I knew this would be perfect for my room makeover. I surprised myself one morning this summer and drove to the home improvement store and  purchased the paint.

I could not believe it that after waiting so many months I was finally going to do it.

I am SUPER excited of how the room turned out. Sure I did not get the technique exactly as it was shown but now I get to go to sleep and wake up at the beach. This makes me VERY happy. (Especially since I also recorded about 20 hours of beach sounds during my last trip to Cuba and I fall asleep to that every night)

Here are the before pictures

My Room Before


And Voila it is now done =-)

My home beach getaway =-)


30 Jun

Homemade laundry detergent

A while back I stumbled homemade laundry detergent on Pinterest. This got me curious and I wanted to give that a shot but I was unable to fine washing soda here in Sherbrooke Quebec.

Imagine my surprise when I found washing soda on clearance at my grocery store =-)

It took me a while to finally decide to get the rest of the supplies to make it but last night I had ran out of laundry detergent and I decided I would give it a shot.

I was able to find all the other ingredients except the Fels-Naptha Bar so I went with regular Nivea soap called happy time.

This smells soooooooooooooooooo good OMG I just love it

I did 3 loads of laundry last night and it seems to clean very well and got some tough smells out of my young adult son.

I decided to go with this recipe I found on From The Woman Cave via Pinterest.
I did add an additional ingredient which is baking soda.

So here is the recipe breakdown.

3 cups Borax
3 Cups Washing Soda
3 Cups Baking Soda1 1/2 cups Oxi Clean( Wal-mart brand)
2 Cups Downy beads ( purple Lush)
3 bar Grated Nivea Happy Time Soap

I mixed all of the ingredients together and transferred into an air tight container.

This made about 14 cups of detergent and according to other bloggers you are to use 1 tablespoon per load of laundry so according to my calculations you should get 224 tablespoons / load which comes out to about .08¢ per load.

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07 Oct

Halloween Zombie Decorations


Halloween is my FAVORiTE Holiday!!

I LOVE everything about Halloween, the decoration, the preparations for candy bags and creating great costumes.

I have always gone a bit over the top with decorating and this year is no exception.

I do not watch The Walking Dead as I do not typically like zombie movies. I prefer real gore and spooky stuff. In any case I decided to go with a zombie theme this year.

You can view my Pinterest board to see what I have been doing since July to come up with new ideas. This post on Craftibilities.com on how to make zombies out of PVC piping was my main inspiration for my decor. I must say that Elena really made it look simple and I was eager to get started with my project. I hit a few snags along the way with getting the needed supplies in the suggested size but it turned out just fine in the end.

The decor would not of been complete without this great idea  found on Hauntforum via pinterest for some body bags.

And without any further ado here are the pics of my Halloween Decoration for 2014


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I hope you enjoy looking at my decoration. Do not hesitate to leave your feedback. =-)

29 Aug

Orange you feeling happy?

I have been living in my house for a little over a year now.  I was getting tired of all the boring gray walls.  I decided that my upstairs hallway and bathroom needed a makeover. Enter some Sico Evolution paint and a few hours of my time and bam instant  happiness