Holy Moly, Kristen Rask!

Sooooooooo…!

I was at my favorite, local grocery store earlier (Aldi’s of course!), and as I was purusing the ‘specialty aisle,’ Ray pointed out these MARVELOUS items to me! Can you guess what they were?!

YES! Two crochet project kits by Kristen Rask! (She’s quite popular, you know!) One is titled, “Yummy Crochet:  12 Projects Too Cute to Eat!” The other is called, “Woodland Crochet:  12 Precious Projects to Stitch and Snuggle.” Each crochet kit comes with enough worsted weight yarn to make two adorable projects, plushie stuffing, a 2.7 mm steel crochet hook, and of course, the pattern book, which contains twelve sweet amigarumi patterns. I seriously recommend going out to your local Aldi’s TODAY to purchase these lovely kits before they’re all gone! I’m going to start crocheting a yummy project now. Hee hee. Have a goodnight, y’all!

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5 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Crochet Headwrap

As I previously mentioned in my ‘Headwraps are Back!’ post, headwraps are every girl and woman’s best friend. 😀 Here are five ways to wear your favorite crochet headwrap:

1.) At Home

Being a SAHM (Stay at Home Mom) is a constant, and never ending job! With it comes the joy of washing the dishes, washing clothes, cleaning up after the kid’s messes, cleaning the (what seems like ALWAYS) dirty bathrooms, making sure the kids get bathed, making the beds, and soo much more! As the day progresses with each daunting chore being accomplished, your hair tends to frizz and go every which way across your face. By the day’s end, you look like lightning just struck you not once, but TWICE! Dear God! I’ve found that wearing a crochet headwraps solves the dilemma of ‘lightning struck’ hair. Not one little fly away strand of hair can touch my face! Ahhhh… now THAT’S a SAHM luxury!

2.) Out Running Errands

When you are short on time and have to rush out the door to run some errands, the last thing you need on your plate is to have to spend twenty minutes fixing your unruly hair! Fear not! Crochet headwraps are the perfect solution to a quick, yet chic, way of grooming those strands. Either scrunch your hair, give it a quick straightening at the tips, blow dry, or pick it up in a bun or pony tail, put the crochet headwrap on, and your DONE. Wonderful, isn’t it?

3.) While Exercising

Sweat, sweat, SWEAT! Need I say more? Make a few of your crochet headwraps out of 100% cotton so you can have a wrap that not only looks really cool, but also absorbs all the sweat that starts to bead off your head. This will aid in preventing clogged pores, too because you won’t be smearing sweat and extra dirt and bacteria across your forehead. Sweat solution solved!

4.) At Work

For the working woman, I can definitely relate to what you go through every single morning. You have to wake up super early, dress yourself to make yourself presentable, fix your hair, get your purse and lunch ready, and might even have to do some extras, such as making sure the kids are fed and ready for their day. My goodness! Time to take a breather.

*BREATHE*

Cut some time out of your hectic morning by utilizing a crochet headwrap. Much like when you run your errands, you don’t want to spend all morning fixing your hair. Your time is precious! Again, scrunch, lightly straighten, blow dry, or pick up your hair, apply your favorite crochet headwrap, and your world will be just a bit more sane. 🙂 Need I mention that EVERYONE at work will be wondering where you got your super-awesome, uber-chic crochet headwrap from? Go ahead. Bragging rights are all yours! 😉

5.) Date Night

What to wear, what to WEAR?! Ohhh, those date nights are exciting, but can be such a headache when it comes to putting together the perfect outfit! And your hair, well… THAT’S a different story all by itself! Let’s just say that you’ve put your sexy ensemble together – shoes, purse, jewelry, and all. Now, let’s focus on your hair. Hypothetically speaking, you’ve crocheted various headwraps in the past week, giving you a wonderful collection to choose from. Among your collection is a sweet, delicate looking crochet headwrap that matches your oh-so-sexy attire. BINGO! After doing some minor hair prepping (product, a few top layer curls, straightening – take your pick!), put your hair off to the side in a pony tail. Immediately put that delicate crochet headwrap on your head, tie it, and you’re ready to dazzle your date (or friends)! 😀

Soooooooo, how do YOU like to wear your favorite crochet headwrap? Leave a comment below! 🙂

Photo taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo taken by: Debra Lee

HEADWRAPS are Back!

Photo taken by:  Debra Lee
Photo taken by: Debra Lee

Woo hoo! I’m pleased to announce the return of the *drum roll, please*…

Headwrap!

Yes, your read that correctly. Headwraps are every girl/woman’s best friend. Why? Well, first of all, they’re UBER cute and easily add color to your outfit. In a rush? Simply put on your favorite headwrap, and WHAM! You have a perfectly-put-together ensemble. Secondly, they’re easy to put on. With crochet headwraps, all you need to do is tie the back of it under your hair and you’re done. Bada-bing, bada-boom! Forget putting unnecessary time into fixing your hair in the morning. 😀 LOVE IT! Lastly, they’re fun to crochet! The possibilities are endless when it comes to making your own crochet headwrap. Add a flower applique, a few buttons, some glitter glam, or even a heart applique. Simply said, you can made the crochet headwrap your own.

I’ve created a couple of headwraps, each with a flower applique (see photo above). The first one on the left was inspired by the 4th of July. I chose a vintage palate for the colors, which tones down the headwrap. Thus, making the wrap versatile for use with most outfits. As for the headwrap on the right, the colors were chosen based on what yarn I had on hand. Its bright colors can be used with any spring or summer time outfit.

Gotta love headwraps! 😀

Baby Booties: The NEW Fall Fashion Chic

Indeed it’s summer time. The sun beats down on our heads with its fierce heat, the clouds come and go, bringing fat droplets of rain that plummet against the ground soo quickly you can almost hear them groan with pain, and us Crocheters get to spend some time in our wonderfully cold homes creating fall apparel for babies, children, men, and women. But, mainly babies for me! I’m talking about Baby Booties. They’re beyond adorable, keep your baby’s feet nice and toasty warm, and can be color coordinated with baby’s wardrobe! Not to mention that they’re really inexpensive to make. Ta-dah! Now THAT’S a win-win situation.

Here’s the story behind my Baby Booty Fashion Chic obsession:

I was out shopping at a big box store one day and came across some tiny crochet books in the yarn aisle. So, I opened one up, and to my surprise, the book was not only filled with cute babies with crochet booties on, but the patterns were EXTREMELY EASY to follow. We’re talking Beginner to Beginner+ status here. The line of books tells you what types/brands of yarns to purchase right there in the store. No need to go to the specialty craft stores. NICE!

Anyhoo, I made the purchase after some hesitation (seriously, I already have TONS of crochet pattern books), and started making the oh-s0o-adorable baby booties faster than you can say, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!” Pictures of my finished baby booties and the names of the books are soon to follow, so stay tuned!

 

Photo taken by: Debra Lee
Photo taken by: Debra Lee