Friends of Happy Wen!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Giveaway from HodgePodge Crochet

HodgePodge Crochet is having a wonderful Giveaway for reaching 6,000 fans on Facebook! There are over 100 vendors participating with some really amazing prizes. Go to HodgePodge Crochet and click on the BLUE GIVEAWAY button - then like and enter any or all!

Here is my prize - Two winners will receive a $20.00 discount to my shops here and here. Like I said, there are over 100 vendors participating with all kinds of wonderful prizes! Come join in the fun, enter to win, like and share, share, share! :) Good luck to all!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Crochet Chef's Hat with Mustache!

Just off the hook! Whipped up this little Chef's Hat for Axton...he loves to play kitchen and cooks up some devilish delights. Don't you just LOVE the Mustache - I do!
Happy Hooking!

Cupcake Purse Crochet

Oh, my goodness... this was soooo fun to make for Miss B. A cupcake purse! The pattern is by Tapanga and is just the perfect size for a 5-1/2 year-old... 5" in diameter and 7.5" tall. I used little heart plastic beads, crocheted into the "frosting" for confetti. The project is hooked with Lily Sugar n' Cream cotton, in white, brown and their hot colors.
Wishing you a Cupcake Day!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

A bit of Crochet and a tale

It's been a long time since I've posted! I have been overwhelmingly busy, to say the least. I've had a few opportunities to scrap and make some cards, but lately I've gotten the "hooker" ;) bug again. In October 2012, we became full-time RVr's and are loving our lifestyle. We traveled to Utah, Colorado and Arizona, before returning back to the NorCal area in mid-December, visiting family and dear friends.

In January the gkiddo baby boom began with the sweet arrival of baby Allison Lorraine, weighing in at a whopping 10 lbs! She is just as sweet as they come!

In February we welcomed our precious baby Jackson Charles, weighing in at 7.15 lbs, and blessed that he is "perfect" in every way!

Last, but not least, for the year in March is our dear baby Jonathan Thomas, weighing in at 9.15 lbs. He's just darling!
As I said, I've been hooking again. Both of my dear grandmother's, when I was a child, taught me the art of crochet. I had put it down for years, mainly scrapbooking and cardmaking. However, with the babies, I've returned to my old "habit" and am thoroughly enjoying it! Here's a couple of projects I've completed recently for the newest gkiddos.
For Jonathan, his mommy showed me a "cocoon", so decided I would make one for him, along with matching hat, blankie and booties. I learned a few new stitches with this set, and was thrilled with the outcome. Blanket, hat and cocoon were mods of many patterns and ultimately my own designs, but the Roll-Top botties pattern by Hayley Missingham can be found here
For baby Allison, I just finished this watermelon set. The little white dress pattern is by Sarah Cooper. The diaper cover pattern is by Elizabeth Alan. The flip-flops were a bit fiddly, but finally figured them out via posts on Pinterest. The headband is my version (watermelon) of Genevive Hunter's headband. I was inspired to make this set by Ellen at wilDaBoUtCoLoR  - she is soooo clever!
And the backside with "seeds" :)
Wishing you a wonderful Day!