Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How I Made A Yarn Bowl With Polymer Clay

Okay, lets Get Started.
 I had a bunch of left over Polymer Clay 
and wanted to make something fun out of it.
I have made a lot of buttons, beads and key chains.
I thought it would be fun to try to make a 
colorful Yarn Bowl from the Polymer Clay.

What You Need:
Polymer Clay - 3 or 4 colors
Glass Oven Safe Bowls - 
(I purchased a set of 4 Pyrex bowls)
Rolling Pin
Parchment Paper
Baking Sheet
Knife 
Small Cookie Cutters for making holes
Corn Starch

Preheat Oven to 225
Bake for 15 minutes

See The Video On my Youtube Channel at This LINK



Sounded 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 circle shape.

I then began to roll out the canes until they were pretty flat.
About 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick.

I picked out the dog bone cookie cutter to form
 the shape for the yarn to go through.

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

I put the bowl on a cookie sheet, 
and baked the bowl for 15 minutes.
When the timer went off I was so excited......


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 - Put a little corn starch on the bowl, 
before putting the clay on.

Also, Gently remove The Yarn bowl from the Glass bowl, 
while it is still a little warm.

Then let cool the rest of the way.
 I would not use it till after 24 hours.

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

So I tried a gain, and again!
And I Love The end results!
Small Yarn Bowl is 4 inches across,
 with tiny hearts for the holes. 


Large Yarn bowl is 5 inches across,
With a Heart Paw print for the holes.
 It was fun to play with the clay.
If you try this, let me know your results.
I would love to see your yarn bowls.

Post a pic on my Facebook page at
 Posh Pooch Designs

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 - H / 5.00MM
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 - 1 sc in the 1st 6 sc BLO, slst in the next ch3 sp,
*ch3, slst in the next ch3 sp* Repeat From * to * across row to the last 6 sc.
1 sc in the last 6 sc, BLO, ch1, turn

R;4 -16  - Repeat R: 3 ( 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

Puppy Dog Purse Crochet Pattern
 By Sara Sach of Posh Pooch Designs 


This is the 2nd crochet pattern 
in the series of Patterns I am designing
 to match my logo.


The Purse measures approximately 7 inch across
You can also just make the center part 
and make it into a cute little pillow.


You can  make a bear, cat or bunny by Changing the ears.



See The Video Tutorial on my Youtube Channel at This LINK


Puppy Dog Purse Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, Add this pattern to your Ravelry Favorites

Skill - Easy

Material -
Hook- H / 5.00 MM
Yarn Needle
Button - 3/4 to 1 inch
Yarn - Med 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 1 does not count as a st
Rounds are joined with slst to the hdc

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

R: 1 - With black/ brown 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 1 (10 hdc)

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

R: 3 - Repeat R: 2

R: 4 -  2 hdc in each hdc around, join, ch1 (20 hdc)

R: 5 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, Repeat from * around, 
join, Ch1 (30 hdc)

R: 6 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 2 st, Repeat from * around.
 join, Ch1 (40 hdc)

R: 7 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 3 st, Repeat from * around.
 join, Ch1 (50 hdc)

R: 8 - Change to C1,* 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 4 st, Repeat from
 * around. join, Ch1 (60 hdc)

R: 9 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 5 st, Repeat from * around, join,
Ch1 (70 hdc)

R: 10 - Stitching in the back loop of previous round, 1 hdc in each st around, join,
 ch 1 (70 hdc) Tie off, Weave in your ends.


Back of The 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, ch1 ( 20 hdc)

R: 3 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, Repeat from * around, 
join, ch1 ( 30 hdc)

R: 4 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 2 st, Repeat from * around. 
join, Ch1 (40 hdc)

R: 5 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 3 st, Repeat from * around. 
join, Ch1 (50 hdc)

R: 6 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 4 st, Repeat from * around.
 join, Ch1 (60 hdc)

R: 7 - * 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next 5 st, Repeat from * around.
 join, Ch1 (70 hdc)

R: 8 - Stitching in the back loop of previous round, 1 hdc in each st around,
 join,Ch 1 (70 hdc) Tie off and Weave in Your ends. 


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, stitch  through both the back and front, 
with sc sts. leaving a 6 inch opening at the top,

When you reach to the point you want to leave th opening, sc across the back of the purse opening to the center, Ch 12, join to the hdc, then hdc across the remaining stitches, join, tie off.





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 4, turn working down the opposite side of the ear,
1 sc in the next 4 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, sc around the ear, sewing the 2 together.

Place ears and sc in place, attach securely with needle and thread if needed.

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.

Embroider on the eye Lashes, mouth and Tongue as shown in the picture.

Handle -

With 1 strand each of C1 and C2 ch 50, tie off.
Attach an to the sides of the purse , where the opening begins.


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 in my Ravelry Shop At This LINK
 For $2.50


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