Monday, August 30, 2010

big button chain band

You need worsted cotton yarn and g hook, as well at a large button.
First you need to measure the head where the headband will sit. I measured my two year old's head to be 19". 
Then you double that length. ( 38") and crochet a chain for just about a half inch shorter than your doubled length. (So I crocheted a chain that was 37 1/2 " long)



Now you need a big or cute button. I like the ones with a loop on the back.


Thread one end through the loop going one direction.


Then thread the other end of the chain through the loop going the other direction. Tie a really tight knot, then a sailor's knot. Clip the ends short.


Flip it over and you are finished!


Just wrap it around your head and loop the chain over the button! Easy peasy!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I have an easy hair-do-dad for you!

I don't have all the pics I want of it yet for you, but I just want you to make sure you have some worsted cotton yarn, a fun big button...the measurement of your head where a headband rests, and you know how to crochet a chain. That's your homework. Tomorrow I will post my directions and more pictures!!
~J

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

My big backyard

Out my bedroom window, past the backyard wall...tractors and big rigs and construction...yeeehaww.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Free is NICE!!

Sunday I found my mustard slippers in this gorgeous collection on etsy.  Later in the day, it became a front page feature! YAY!

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by a reporter in the Albuquerque Magazine. She asked if she could include one of my lunch bags in the August issue...My lunch bag had its own photo shoot too. It is featured on page 29!

We have been wanting a play structure in the backyard for the kids. We've had the perfect spot for one since cleaning the backyard.  Everyday we scour craigslist to see if there are any for sale or...better yet free!! The other day a really cool wooden one was listed for free, but by the time I showed the link to my hubby, it was expired...taken.  So, my mom put an ad on craigslist, asking for a play structure...for free.  And within minutes she received a response for this amazing FREE playground structure!! The kids LOVE it! (And we do too!)

And lastly, don't you love the beauty around us? This beautiful scene was captured just a few moments before sunset. I just love monsoon season!

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