Monday, March 15, 2010

MORE crochet

where i live there is an abundance of oranges! one of the local grocery stores has them on sale right now for 18 cents/lb. so of course every weekend we've been buying 10 lbs and they're gone in a few days. what's the worst thing about oranges? peeling them! i hate getting my hands all juicy with citrus and the rine under my fingernails. gag! last year as i was browsing through the pampered chef catalog i saw a citrus peeler (FOR $1!) and figured i'd try it out. now this may not be a new invention to you, but to me it was and oh my goodness it is fabulous! peeling an orange takes seconds with this handy tool. and no more citrus hands! there's a hook on one side that slices the orange and the curved edge slides between the slices and peels the rine. it's just fabulous!

the weather is warming up :) time to start playing outside! nathan can now climb on and off his horse and will sit on it for hours if we'd let him!
look mom! no hands!

i don't have any new sewing projects to show, just yet. they're in the works though :)

to fill my time when i take a break from my machine, i've been learning to crochet via youtube videos, lol.

here's the video tutorial i followed for this baby hat...

then i tried my hand at a hat for myself, video tutorial found here. and the flower was made via a video tutorial thanks to little birdie secrets :)
it's my new obsession!


Rachel Keyser said...

LOVE the hats. You need to have a little girl now. ;)

Kaysi said...

So cute!

MessyMissy said...

Those are great. I've always done knitting....but the style of crochet is very tempting. It's so funky!!

Jenn said...

These are so cute. I will have to learn to crochet so I can make these for the daughter I want to have someday! I’ve got a MckLinky party called Tot Tuesdays which started today. I hope you'll stop by & share:


Jenn said...

Thanks for linking up! I really appreciate it! :)