I’ve been really busy with custom orders and getting ready for a craft show coming up. I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been working on…










I’ll be back soon with more about my 2015 plans and original designs! 😃


Projects // Crochet

I am getting ready for a craft fair at my work in November so I have been crocheting like mad lately!  I’m hoping to have several stuffed toys for sale!  All of my designing and other crafting will have to be put on the back burner until mid-November, I’m afraid.  But on the bright side, that just means that I can spend December getting some designs finished and I can start 2015 with a bang!  I have big plans and I am believing that 2015 is going to be my year 🙂  I can’t wait until I can share more!  In the meantime, I will come back soon and post photos of the crocheted critters I’m making for the craft fair!

Project // The Crochet Manghan


My husband wanted me to make him a blanket, but it had to “not have holes in it”…. and camo is his favorite color, so the crochet “manghan” was born.  Here’s how I made it:

The Crochet Manghan

14 skeins of camo yarn (I used Red Heart) + 1 partial skein for the border

Size I hook

Chain 211.  Single crochet every row until you run out of yarn.

(Also, I single crocheted one row all the way around it for a border)

That’s it!  Easy peasy… I won’t lie though, it did get a little boring and by the end, I was so sick of looking at camo I could have screamed.

I figured out that I got about 5 inches of length out of one skein of yarn… so after crocheting 14 skeins, I should have around 70 inches in length.  And the 211 chains gives you plenty of width for even the biggest guy.  Now if your guy is very tall, you may need to add a skein or two for more length.  After you crochet the first skein, measure it and go from there!

Hi, my name is….

me :)

I’m Shauna, a craft-a-holic 🙂  Instead of enrolling in a twelve step program, I decided to start a blog to post all the crafts I’m doing, the ones I want to do, and the ones that are floating around in my head begging to come out.  I’m also interested in cooking and canning and vintage ephemera, and just living a simpler life in general.  I love handmade items and I love old things – especially books (cookbooks in particular) and crafting paraphernalia.  I collect old Workbasket Magazines and I love sewing (machine and by hand!), embroidery, cross stitch, quilting, english paper piecing, patchwork, crochet, knitting, photography, reading, and cooking.  Most importantly, I’m a Jesus girl and I’m working on a closer walk with my Lord as a part of my quest for a simpler life 🙂  I’m married to a wonderful guy and we have a three and a half year old son 🙂  Check back soon, I have lots of projects in the works!!  ❤