Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How I Made A Yarn Bowl With Polymer Clay


Okay, lets Get Started.
So I had a bunch of left over Polymer clay 
and wanted to make something fun out of it.
I have made a bunch of buttons,  beads and key chains. 
I searched on Pinterest for a blog that
 had  made a  Polymer Clay Yarn Bowl.

I found one at
Her yarn bowl is beautiful. 

Looked easy, right?
I preheated the over to 225.
And Began to roll out the canes.

Put out a large piece of parchment paper, 
and began to form the canes in a fun circle shape.

I then began to roll out the canes until they were pretty flat.
I used the dog bone cookie cutter to form
 the shape for the yarn to go through.

I shaped the circle around a oven safe bow, 
cut our the shape for the yarn to come thorough.
I am thinking this is pretty fun, pretty easy 
and I am loving the funky design.

I put the bowl on a cookie sheet, 
and baked the bowl for 30 minutes.
When the timer went off I was so excited......


Well, my excitement stopped when after cooling the bowl,
 for about 30 minutes,
 It broke into many colorful pieces.

I was very disappointed, 
but determined to try again.


So I did.
I didn't have as pretty a mix of colors,
But I do like how the colors look.
I did everything exactly as I did on the first bowl.

A good tip - Spray the glass bowl with cooking oil.

So here is the yarn bowl. 
It is cute, but very fragile and not really usable.
It is a pretty prop.

 It was fun to play with the clay, though.
If you try this, let me know your results.
I would love to see your yarn bowls.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday Treasury - Cotton Shopping bags Crochet Patterns

It"s almost Farmer"s market Time!!!!
We have an awesome Farmer's Market
here is Parker. 
They close down Main Street Every Sunday, 
from May to October
and it is filled with every sort of booth 
you can imagine.


Here is a great collection 
of  8 
Crochet Patterns for 
Farmer's Market Shopping bags.
These are not all my patterns or pictures, 
click the links below for the 
pattern and the designers.


I Love The Farmers Market 
and can hardly wait for it to start.
I need to go buy some 
cotton yarn and get some 
of these bags made!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Small Dog Shrug Crochet Pattern

I have had quite a few people 
 asking me to design a 
Small Dog Shrug.

I had it finished, and set it aside.
 I actually forgot about it.

I was going through one of my
 pattern notebooks and found it!

 Dog Shrug Crochet Pattern By Sara Sach
Please, Add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites
So here it us:
Skill : Easy

Materials:
Hook - J
Yarn - Any Worsted Weight yarn - I used Red heart Super saver - Baby pink
Tape Measure

Stitches:
Chain  (ch)
Slip Stitch  (sl st)
Single Crochet ( sc)

Gauge: 3 chs = 1 inch 

The First thing you need to do is measure your dog
 from elbow to elbow,  around the back. 
Measure loosely for a comfy fit.



R : 1  - Ch 51, sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, and in each ch across. ( 50 sc)

This pattern is based on Rosie's measurement of  18 inches. 
If your dog's measurement is larger or smaller then Rosie's, 
you will need to add or subtract chs for your dog's measurement.

R : 2  - Ch 1 , does not count as a st, working in the back loops,
 1 sc in the next 6 sc, *ch3, skip the next st, 
sl st in next st, * repeat across row till only 6 sc are left un-worked, 
working in the back loops, 1 sc each of the last 6 sc, ch 1 turn.
 ( 12 sc, 22 ch3 loops)

R : 3-16  - Repeat R : 2 ( 12 sc, 22 ch 3 loops)

R : 17  - ch1, 6 sc, *2 sc in each ch3 loop space, Repeat across,
 1 sc in each of the last 6 sc, tie off, weave in your end.

If you are making this for a larger dog, 
you may want to add more rows to make it longer.


Finishing -
Fold the Shrug in half, Right side out. Lining up the both ends, 
and slip st them closed, to form the sleeves.


I Like to use the beginning ch edge as the back, but its up to you which side if the back.

This is perfect little shrug to add to a
 party dress, pageant dress or just for fun!
Rosie loves her little shrug
 and I hope you do too.

If you are looking for 
Knitting Version
You an find it at this link:

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Happy Birthday to my Momma

Today is April 27th      
It is my Mom's Birthday
Lisa- my sister,                Ann-Mom,                   Sara-Me
This picture was taken 
the day before she started Chemo.

She is celebrating in heaven
 this year.

Here is a short video
my husband put together,
for her funeral.


She loved to laugh and have fun.

I will never forget the day, I came to pick her up
 for her last Chemo treatment.
Mom had lost all her hair.
And had several nice wigs,
 but I didn't expect to see her in this hot pink wig.

It was awesome. 

When she went to Chemo,  it would take all day. 
So we would take candy and treats for whomever 
else would be there.
Peppermints were always good for settling the tummies.

And we would bring games like Uno and skipbo, 
and try to include as many, who could play. 
 There would be many people alone, in the Chemo area. 
And she would chat, tell silly jokes
 and try to cheer everyone up.
That is just the way she was.

I would feel bad because of what 
she was going through, 
and try to cheer her up 
and she would cheer me up!!!


Momma's hair was dark like mine, 
But she secretly wanted to be a blond.
So she got a blond wig. 

She loved people.
And she Loved The Lord.
She was Amazing!

Happy Birthday,
 Momma
I Love you!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Little Chihuahua Purse Crochet Pattern

This is the 2nd crochet pattern 
in the series of Patterns I am designing
 to match my logo.
The Purse measures 
approximately 7 1/2 inch across
You can also just make the center part 
and make it into a cute little pillow.


See The Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Little Chihuahua Purse Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, Add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill - Easy

Material -
Hook- H
Yarn Needle
Button - 3/4 to 1 inch
Yarn - Worsted weight Yarn (4) - Red Heart Super Saver, 2 colors ( C1, C2)
             small amount of black and White for eyes.

Stitches and Terms -
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet  (sc)
Half Double Crochet  (hdc)
Double Crochet  (dc)

Gauge - 4 hdc = 1 inch

Notes: Ch 2 at ends of rounds  counts as a hdc.
Rounds are joined with slst.

Start With the Back of Purse:

R : 1 - With C1, Ch 3, 9 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook,
 join  with a sl st to the 1st hdc to form a circle, ch 1 ( 10 hdc)

R : 2 - 2 hdc in each hdc around. join, ch2( 20 hdc)

R : 3 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, Repeat from * around, 
join, ch2 ( 30 hdc)

R : 4 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 2 st, Repeat from * around. 
join, Ch2 (40 hdc)

R : 5 - - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 3 st, Repeat from * around. 
join, Ch2 (50 hdc)

R : 6 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 4 st, Repeat from * around.
 join, Ch2 (60 hdc)

R : 7 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 5 st, Repeat from * around.
 join, Ch2 (70 hdc)

R : 8 - Stitching in the back loop of previous round, 1 hdc in each st around,
 join,Ch 2 (70 hdc)
R : 9 - 1 hdc in each hdc, ch 9, join ch to the last hdc to form the button  loop,
  tie off, weave in ends.( 70 hdc)

Front of Purse - Note: Ch 1 at ends of rounds do not count as a st.

R : 1 - With black yarn, Ch 3, 10 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 
join  with a sl st to the 1st hdc to form a circle, ch 2 ( 10 hdc)

R : 2 - Change to C2, 1 hdc in each hdc, join, ch 2 (10 hdc)

R : 3 - Repeat R : 2

R : 4 -  2 hdc in each hdc around. join, ch2( 20 hdc)

R : 5 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, Repeat from * around, 
join, Ch2 ( 30 hdc)

R : 6 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 2 st, Repeat from * around.
 join, Ch2 (40 hdc)

R : 7 - - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 3 st, Repeat from * around.
 join, Ch2 (50 hdc)

R : 8 - Change to C1,* 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 4 st, Repeat from
 * around. join, Ch2 (60 hdc)

R : 9 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 5 st, Repeat from * around. join,
Ch2 (70 hdc)

R : 10 - Stitching in the back loop of previous round, 1 hdc in each st around, join,
 ch 2 ( 70 hdc)

R : 11 - 1 hdc in each hdc, tie off, weave in ends.( 70 hdc)

Lay the Front of the purse and the back of purse together, right sides out, 
join yarn to the top right side of the purse through both the back and front, 
sl st around the purse, leaving a 6 inch opening at the top, 
be careful to center the button loop.

Sew a button on the top flap of the purse, lined up with the button loop.
The Varigated and Green Purse turned out pretty good too.
Face:

With Black yarn embroider the mouth. See Pic.

Eyes - Make 2

R : 1 -With Black yarn, Ch 3, 5 hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook, join (5hdc)

R : 2 - Change to White yarn, ch1,  2 hdc in each hdc around, join,  (10 hdc)

Tie off, leaving a 12 inch tail for sewing eye on the front of hat. Weave in the ends.

Ears_- Make 2

Ch 10, skip 1st ch, 1 sc in next 8 chs, 2 sc in the last ch, 
working down the opposite side of the ch, 1 sc in the next 8 chs, TURN

1 hdc in the 1st 5sts, 1 sc in the next 5, turn working down the opposite side of the ear,
 1 sc in the next 5 sts, 1 hdc in the last 5 sts,  tie off and set aside

Make 2, lay the 2 ears together,  with right sides facing out. starting at the bottom right
 sl st up the side of the ear, sewing the 2 sides together, in the top st, ch 3,(  picot st)
 join with a sl st to the same sl st, then continue to sl st down the other side of the ear.

Place ears at the top of R : 8, where you changed back to C1. 
One on each side of the face.

Handle -

With 1 strand each of C1 and C2 ch 50, then turn and Sl st back up the ch. 
attach an to the side of the purse , where the opening begins. 
Back of purse and button placement. 

Pattern 1 of the Series Is the 
Chihuahua Hat For Humans
You can find that Pattern at this
LINK

Friday, April 25, 2014

Super Hero Dog Sweater - Crochet Patterns

Super Hero Dog Sweater 
Crochet Patterns

Bat Dog -Wonder Girl - Super Boy
I have the best dog models in the whole world!

1. Batman Inspired - Bat Dog Sweater

You can Find the 
Crochet Pattern in my
and

2. Wonder Woman Inspired - Wonder Girl

You can find the
Crochet Pattern in my

3. Super Man Inspired - Super Dog Sweater
You can find the
crochet pattern in my
and

If you would like a 
Custom made Dog Sweater 
of any of these 
Super hero sweaters, 
I would be happy to make 
one for your pooch.
Just contact me.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dog Bone Crochet Pattern Round-up

I have assembled a fun dog bone 
crochet pattern round up, 
I hope you like what I have put together.

The pictures and patterns 
are not all mine.
 I have listed the link for each pattern, 
 so you can find the pattern 
and the designer easily.


I hope you like this round up and 
that you will make some fun things 
from these patterns.
Be sure and thank the Designers
 for making their designs available for you!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Featured Designer - Elk Studio's Southern Comfort Hat

I Loved making this crochet hat pattern
and loved the cross over stitch.
I had never done that stitch before
 and it really gives it a cool look.

The Pattern is designed By
Kathy Lashley of  
ELK Studio 
Handcrafted Crochet Designs

Here is her Blog:
The pattern is well written 
and easy to follow.
I Love the Red and Beige Hat
 featured on her blog.

I used Vanna's Choice yarn.
Its soft and light.

I was going for a beachy look.
I think I nailed it!
I Love it!


The hat is a perfect fit and
 I already love wearing it.

This hat is designed for Chemo patients.
 This cause is dear to my heart 
as my mom passed away from Breast Cancer 
last July. She went through Chemo, 
and lost all her hair.

Sun hats are very important for 
Chemo patients
 as they are not used to the sun
 on their bald heads, and burn easily. 

But also, All it takes is a breeze
 to blow in and their head gets cold.

My mom would get cold sitting 
in an air conditioned 
room in the summer.


To find out more about
Just click the link.

They have many crochet hats to make, 
as well as videos of hats to make.
I made many of these for my mom.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Come Join the Bonbon Crochet Challenge!!

I usually do a Crochet Challenge a few times
 a year through my face book Group
I decided to invite any bloggers
 who would like to join.

The Challenge is:
 Bon Bon Crochet Challenge
It is very simple.
You will need to make something
 from a package of

Theme: Spring

Rules:
1. Purchase a package of Bon bons By Lionbrand of your choice.
(You can find them at Micheal's, Joann's, Walmart and online)

2. Design an item using only the bonbons in your package, 
using all 8 colors in your package, with the theme Being Spring.

(You do not need to use the whole little skein, 
just have some of the color in your item.

3. Post a picture to my facebook and or Group - PPD Pupppy Love,  
by May 8, 2014, of your finished item.

When Submitting your picture - Put your name, Blog link, and name of your item.

4. This is an item Challenge -If you write a pattern,
 that is great. You can share/ sell it as you see fit.

 If you use a pattern that is already written,
 please give credit to the designer.


5. I will post all the pictures to my blog and have people vote
 as to which item they like the most. 

Winner will be revealed on May 22, 2014

6. Prize will be - Your choice of 1 of my Crochet patterns 
and 1 package of Bonbons! You can check out my patterns
 in my Etsy Shop and Ravelry Shop.


7. You do not need a blog to participate - 
You need to be a member of the group and/or a blog. 

If you have any questions, 
please feel free to ask.




Monday, April 21, 2014

10 Random Things You Probably Didnt Know About Me

Several Of my 
Crochet Blogger Friends have done this,
 and I really enjoyed reading them,
So I decided to do the same.

So here goes:

1. I learned to Knit first... Hated it.
Love Crochet , 
and am learning Tunisian Crochet.
Although, I do still knit once in a while.

2. My Favorite Color is Yellow - 
not just yellow, 
But Sunshine yellow.

3. Elisabeth Spivey, Of 
is my daughter.
And We love To have fun!
We love the talk crochet 
and yarn shop!

4. I used to be afraid of Dogs! 
I know!
I design hats, sweaters and more 
FOR DOGS!
Totally love them now.

5. I have been married for 32 years,
to the same man!
He is my rock, and greatest supporter.

6. I hate Foot Ball, 
I know its really hard to believe, 
But I do.
I mean the football is not even round, 
How can you call that a ball?


7. I do seriously think I was ADD,
 before anyone knew what it was.
I cannot stay on task, 
so I have to be very organized.
and...

yes, I am easily distracted, 
especially by yarn.

8. Have I mentioned that I Love yarn?
I mean I Love to go into a yarn store,
 and just look at all the colors, 
textures and styles. 
I Love to touch it 
and have even been known to 
smell it!
I Love to try new yarns, 
the ones no one wants to try.
Its such a challenge, 
and I Love a good challenge.
Fuzzy, curly, trickier the better.

9. I have 3 Grand kids,
 Who I Love dearly!

And we love to have fun!
They are 3 of the best things 
that ever happened in my life!

10. Lastly, and probably most importantly,
 I am a Christian. I Love the Lord, 
and feel my faith has sustained me
through hard times 
and is my source of Joy.

So that is 10 things you may or 
may not have known about me.