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Sammy Spliff

Ahhh Sammy Spliff.  He's a good friend, we've been buds for a bit now and I figured it was time he rolled on over to the blog (ha!  get it?  Puns ...).

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Some of you may be familiar with Sammy's friend, Tony Smokes (below).  Tony is available as a purchase only pattern on my Etsy Shop.  Both Tony and Sammy came to me in a moment of ... inspiration 😅but it took a while before I put hook to yarn and completed the pattern for Sammy.  I'm so happy I did, and that I get to share this with you all for free.





Pro Tip:   

If you have cats, or know someone who is owned by cats, stuff Sammy or Tony with some…

Mug Cozy and Split Puff Stitch Tutorial

It may be August, but many of us are starting to prepare for the holiday season and upcoming markets.  This quick and easy Coffee Mug Cozy is perfect for stocking stuffers and your Craft Fair / Market table.

They can be made with any worsted weight yarn of your choice.  However, I prefer and recommend cotton for its absorbency and how well it holds up after multiple washes.





You can adjust the length of the cozy by adding or removing rows, depending on how large of a cup you will be using it with.  The width of the cozy, with suggested materials should measure approximately 3.5 inches.


Note on sizing:  when you are measuring the length you will need for your cup, leave about 1.5 inches for the button wrap and room for the handle between the ends.



Also - How adorable is that button?  I grabbed a pack of these on clearance a while back with no idea what I would use them for, but were too cute to pass by (I know you can relate)  I was so excited to finally have a little project to use on…

Riverside Market Bag

In the last year or so, my city, and many others across the country, have banned single use plastic bags.  So of course, I used this as another reason to pull out my hooks and yarn.  Let's be real, I'm always looking for an excuse to pull out those hooks and yarn!





I named this bag as a nod to the area of the city I grew up in.  Riverside was a great little area, you guessed it, along the river.  It was one of those neighborhoods where all of the kids were around the same age and spent every night at each others homes.  Some of my best memories are from that area, and the blues and purples in the yarn I chose brought those feeling back for me.  




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Lets talk about this glorious yarn, shall we?  I went with Lion Brand's Comfy Cotton Blend, which is a worsted weight 50% Cotton 50% Polyester blend.  Polyester has come a long way my friends, and paired with this cotton, it's not only beautiful, but sturdy.…

Velvet Cloud Scrunchies

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Velvet Cloud Scrunchies:
Difficulty:Beginner / Easy
           U.S. Crochet Terms (abbreviations list) CH : ChainHDC : Half Double crochetSl St : Slip StitchF/O : Fasten Off
Material List:  •Bernat Velvet Yarn (shown is Smokey Violet)

Power-Up Mushrooms

If you follow me on social media (Facebook / Instagram) then you know that I have a deep love for gaming.  I get a lot of my inspiration from gaming, and as a child of the 80's, I'm bringing it back to my first love for this pattern.  Super Mario Bros!  You don't have to have been born in the 80's to have a love for this franchise.  There are fans of all ages across the globe.

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This is an easy, beginner pattern and perfect for those who want to give amigurumi a try for the first time! 



Power Up Types:


Red:      Super Mushroom - Mario grows and can break blocks





Blue:     Mini Mushroom - shrinks Mario, can go through mini pipes.                                                                 







Bee:      Bee Mushroom - allows Mario to fly




Green: 1-Up Mushroom - 1 extra life




Yellow: Mega Mushroom - Mario grows HUGE.  Can run through blocks, enemies…