Wednesday, December 21, 2011

GIVEAWAY on Fabrics and Flowers Facebook Page

I hit 250 fans/likes on my Facebook page last week so am now hosting a Giveaway of 3 items.  Enter to win by following the directions on Fabrics and Flowers FB page.

Anyhow, here are some pics of the items that I'm giving away:
First, this larger than usual crocheted flower hair clip.

2nd item: 12 month old baby dress (fits up to a 24 month old baby as a dress, then could be used even longer as a tunic or top).  Lots more pics.

3rd item, diaper clutch in boy colors.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Hi all,

I spent part of my weekend in my hometown of Mt. Pleasant (Utah) helping with the celebration my siblings and I had planned for my Dad's 80th birthday.  We'd had a birthday dinner for him on his birthday Dec. 16 at his home, then on Saturday we had an Open House for him to visit with all his friends and various relatives.

Anyhow, we also reminisced over our favorite "Daddy" memories; like when my Dad made his ice cream sandwiches for my sister Amelia's new in-laws just a few hours after she was married (her anniversary is coming up tomorrow, 15 years for her).  Dad's ice cream sandwiches consist of a slab of ice cream between 2 slices of his heavy whole wheat bread made in his bread machine, he likes to experiment with the liquid in his bread using pickle juice, green bean [cooking] water, or sweet potatoes for examples.

I love my family, and all we've done together; and what we still continue to do together or/and for each other.  The joy of family is indeed on of the true joys of life!

=) Gayle

Monday, December 5, 2011

More crocheted flowers

Have been using the Eggbird Designs flower pattern to make some cute little crocheted blooms.

 I like using the Caron Soft yarn because it makes smaller flowers, but in some colors all I have is the heavier worsted yarn so the flowers are much bigger than I want.  I've been thinking about buying more Caron yarn, but for now am just going to use what I have.  I plan to make at least 2 flowers in each solid color I have, then either use them for Katelynn or sell them in my Etsy shop -- haven't decided for sure yet.  But really, look at this pattern, can you imagine the nearly endless color combinations?

=) Gayle