Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kumihimo Weaving

Have you heard of Kumihimo weaving?  Definitely, you should Google it.  These are a few of the bracelets I made; one finished and the other two not so much.

It's adicting!  You'll love it.  I found my disc at WalMart in the kids craft section and it was only $1.97.

Amazing, isn't it?  Wonderful, huh?  I didn't really need another hobby but this was too much fun to not try it.

I hope you try it and will send me photos of your creations.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

FREE Crochet Pattern for a Tea Cozy

Just a little update!  This pattern is way off so don't try it till I rewrite it.  Which I am doing right now.  I will take this down when I'm done.

As promised, here's my pattern for my wonderful beautiful purple cotton crocheted tea cozy.  Can you tell I love it?  It works beautifully!  My tea stays hot for a long time, at least till I drink it all.  I love the deep purple color of the cotton yarn, too.

I have not tested this pattern so if you find anything wrong, or you question anything, let me know.  This is not rocket science so if you miss a stitch or don't have the exact number I came up with, it's no big deal.  Just make sure it fits your tea pot!

The yarn I used was a huge skein of cotton I bought at JoAnns Craft Store.  Might have been their brand but I cannot say for sure as the label was gone.  It is 100% cotton and I'm sure Sugar and Cream or any of the cottons would work.  I suppose a worsted weight yarn like Red Heart SuperSaver would work, too.  I did make two, as you can see in the photo, making one longer than the other and then added a crocheted loop at the top.  I felt if one layer would work, two would be better. 

If you know how to do tapestry crochet, using two colors, that would be fun, too.  I just didn't want to take the time to work out a pattern.  I'm always in a hurry.  I'm retired you know!  LOL

Have fun and hope you enjoy it.


sc in 2nd chain from hook

sc in next 3, 3 sc in last stitch, and sc in other side of chain in each chain, then 3 sc in end sc.

Continue the increase one row around to eliminate cupping too soon.

1.   2 sc in each side stitch and 3 sc on each end stitch, end with 3 sc in end stitch so you have about 36 stitches

2.   3 sc in 1st stitch, 1 sc to end and then 3 sc in the end stitch. Increasing only on the ends.

3.  3 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next stittch and then 1 sc in each stitch until you reach the stitch before the end stitch then 2 sc, 3 sc in end stitch, and then 2 sc in next stitch and 1 sc in ea stitch till the other end and join in the top of the first sc of round.

4.  3 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in ea st to end, 3 sc in end st  there is no joining.

5. Repeat last row

6.  2 sc in first 3 sts, 1 sc in ea st to last 3 sts, then 2 sc in the 3 end sts

7.  repeat last row

8.  1 sc in ea st around increasing 2 sts ea side evenly (4 increases)

9.  Increase this round 4 times on each side and 1 increase on each end

10.  Repeat round 9

11.  1 sc each st around

12.  Repeat round 9 EXCEPT make the 4 increases each side towards the ends.  So that means round the end, increase 2 times within a few stitches, stitch around the end and within a few stitches again increase 2 times and then 1 sc to the other end.

13.  Repeat round 11~ 10 rounds or 10 times.  Make sure you have marked the beginning of your rounds

14.  DC around making sure you have an even number of stitches.  no need to join

15.  DC around from front to back of post the dc made in the last row.  DC around from back to front of the post the dc made in the last row.  Repeat around the front, around the back, around the front, etc. around.

If when you get to the end and you've got two posts, just use them both.

I did round 15, 6 times and the finished with a sc round and dec 10 stitches evenly around one more sc row.

I made two, one a little longer than the first or you can make them both the same.  Make sure you measure your teapot or at least try it on to measure the length several times before you end with the two sc rows.


I had fun making this pattern but not writing it down.  I'm not good at that but I give it my all and hope for the best.

I've got another blog called Creative Assist and I might combine that one with this one.  I have lots of knitting and crocheting helps, techniques and ideas posted there and have lots more to add.  

Monday, February 18, 2013

FREE Crochet Pattern ~ Tea Cozy

As promised, I'm working on my tea cozy.  I had lots of cotton yarn leftover from some coasters I made, which I guess I should post as well.  They're so cute!  Anyway, I'm writing the pattern as I go so be patient.  I will be done soon and possibly later today.

We were in Mexico over the weekend or I would have had this done much sooner.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

As Promised Crocheted Tea Cozy

As promised, I am going to try to create this beautiful tea cozy.  Create sometimes means a frustrating process but I am one that doesn't quit till I figure it out.  

I've been needing one for quite some time and I can't seem to find one in any store.  So why not create my own.  I have the time and the material.

I want one where the spout is also covered; many have the spout free coming through an opening.  I figure some of the heat will escape that way so I want the style shown below.

I found it and put it on my Pinterest board, Knit and Crochet, but I am unable to find the pattern.  I will continue to look and will probably have to just work it up myself and for sure I will share with you.

If anyone finds the pattern, please let me know:  and would love to give the person credit for this pattern.

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Found her website here:  

rosa e chocolate  Yet, I cannot find the pattern so will contact her and let you know what I find out.

Schick Testimonial AND NEW PATTERN COMING!

I must continue to tell all my friends about the wonderful Schick Hydro Silk razor.  

From the beautiful blue handle, wonderful crazy hydration, the super gentle shave to the sleek clean soft feeling of my
legs, I have to brag about this razor.  Let me know and I'll send you a coupon for $5.00 off!!  I only have about 2 left so let me know.

This new razor won The Best RAzor in the 2012 Cosmo Beauty Awards and named The Best Hair Remover in 2012 Beauty awards for Fitness Magazine, Prevention Magazine and Ladies Home Journal.  Happiness from this BzzAgent!

Later today I will be posting some new wonderful crochet patterns completely Frere for you.  Keep an eye out for that as well.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser & Expressions Fragrance Mist

Forgot to mention that along with my BzzAgent chance to try the Schick Hydro Silk Razone, I've been asked to let all my friends know about..........

The Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser and the Expressions Fragrance Mist.  The Expressions Fragrance Mist is a refillable holder that is so chic and the spring collection is awesome!  Garden Sunshine and Vibrant Bloom.

The Glad Expressions Oil Diffuser comes in a beautiful chic container fit for everyone's decor.  The fragrances are pineapple and mangosteen, lavender and juniper berry and fuji apple and cardamom spice!!

Both products can be purchased at WalMart.


Schick Hydro Silk Moisturizing Razor!!

Just to let you know, I have become a BzzAgent and received my first assignement.  That is to try and tell all my friends about the wonderful new Schick Hydro Silk Razor.  I received mine the other day and was blown away at how silky smooth it was to use and how silky smooth my skin felt.

It comes with a hanger for the shower and with the ergonomic soft touch handle, the hanger is perfect!

Each package comes with a cartridge refill with water activated moisturizing serum that's infused with marine extracts and shea butter and hydrates longer than any other razor.  That's moisturizer for up to 2 hours after shaving.

You can buy them at your grocery store, drug store and mass retailers like WalMart.  The price is only $9.49 and like I said, comes with a refill and the hanger for the shower.

Love love love it!       

Back tomorrow!