Thursday, February 25, 2010

All You Need Is L.O.V.E.

Wow! There is so much hate and jealousy in the world today it can be stiffening. I was on the receiving end of it just 2 days ago and feeling pretty blue..
I walked in on this...

I thought I would share with the World. I actually disturbed them by turning on the light-switch. Before this photo was snapped, they were all snuggled up together - Yin and Yang.

If nature's foes can find comfort and accept each other - why can't we?

*** Pardon my daughter's messy room :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Available Now

Due to some family/medical issues, it took me a bit longer than I anticipated to get Maximus proofed and written up for sale in the etsy shop; but he's finally there.

I truly hope you take the opportunity to make Maximus - the photos (IMHO) really just don't do him the regal justice he deserves.   The colors used on him really make him warm and inviting.  I am so very proud :)  

And while I am busy with Maximus' cousin *grin*, I thought I would leave you with some WONDERFUL images of Lu and Layla that my customers have done.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

March is Coming...

and so is Maximus..


But you won't have to wait weeks.  
The final proofing is being done now and Maximus will be available this weekend in my etsy shop. 

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Yes, I am JEALOUS!

Admittedly, I have not been in a 'crochet mood' over the past few days.

As ANYONE who knows me, knows how much I love (and enjoy) the snow... I often look forward to the falling white gifts of Winter.  This year, at least in my very humble opinion, has been lacking.  So of course, I would naturally feel a bit jilted when my Mother, who lives in Maryland gets snow and I, who lives in Massachusetts, gets RAIN!

Not only does she get snow, as of this writing, Maryland (at least where my Mother is) has gotten almost 5 feet of winter white goodness!!  

and.. as if that wasn't bad enough...

My sister, on Thursday, gets almost a foot of snow...

which is all fine and good, I guess...

I am going on strike and finding 'Old Man Winter' and having him committed to the local hospital - apparently he's suffering from Dementia and all this snow he's delivered elsewhere, should be MINE!!!
I crochet much, much better when I am watching the snow fall...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

.. and the Winner Is...

the players this round are ..

1. Katie
2. Rob
3. Ida
4. Gidgetknits
5. picuu
6. lu
7. Anna
8. Magda
9. Julia

... and the winning number is ..  

Congratulations Gidgetknits!!  Please contact me at fiberdoodles [at!] so that I can email you your pattern!   (I do not see an email address in your profile)

Many thanks to all those who entered - please continue to check my blog for more upcoming contest, new patterns and of course, more *freebie* patterns.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

One Down... One to Go

I am so very proud of myself.  Not only did I make my deadline for my daughter's teacher's Nappy Cake; but I also made 2 patterns for sale on etsy/ravelry.
Whoo Hoo.. so I should be feeling on top of the world.. ready to take a break and relax.  Hook a little something just for me... right???
Nope.. lol
Still SO MUCH TO DO!!! 
There are more patterns to create and another baby blanket to finish up. St Paddy's Day to get on to, Easter...

But first, onto the photos..
Although I wasn't *exactly* thrilled with the color scheme... the orange/yellow was okay.. but ugh!  green???
My daughter's teacher, God love her, and her Husband decided to be *surprised* by the sex of their upcoming bundle of joy.  I had been asking around trying to find out - Boy? or Girl? so that I COULD make her a Nappy Cake that was themed to the sex of the baby.
...  when she decided that she wasn't gonna find out herself, I was prepared to switch gears and make something with neutral colors along the lines of clothing. 

However.  My wonderful and often.. Megaphon-ic Daughter had already announced to the entire school that 'My Mommy is making a Nappy Cake for my teachers' baby... with REAL DIAPERS!!!'
(She just couldn't get over the words "cake" and "diaper" being in the same sentence and someone not screaming 'ewwwwwwwwwwww!')

The Deadline was Next Wednesday, when the kids are having their Valentine's Day Party.  BUT.. Hubby was injured at work on Friday and has been home for the past 3 days - so I thought I would take advantage of the 'transportation'. *grin*

The cake stood just a little over 2 feet tall and has 3 complete layers.  2 of which are made entirely of Pamper's Swaddler Diapers - 8-14lbs (so SMALL!) and was about 36 inches in diameter.
Most of the items on the cake are 'handmade' using various patterns from etsy and retail.

CreaMe's Duggie Duck pattern with french knot eyes and rattle
For those that care, You can hear the duckie quack.. er um.. rattle : here :

Gourmet Crochet's How to Make a Crochet Nappy Cake for edging on 2nd baby blanket.

Cheryl's Crochet's Lace-Up Baby Booties

and Chubby Cheek Sweaters Baby Sweater Coat is top tier of cake

The School Secretary's and Office Staff's eyeballs wow'd when I walked in the front door.  But, MOST IMPORTANTLY..
my little peanut... she was so proud!  She was actually coming up from the lunchroom while I was at the main desk and saw me with the cake.  She couldn't stop bragging.  Not only that 'her Mommy made' that, but that "she helped".

Those are the moments!