Sunday, January 29, 2012

Antigua Throw

Since I taught myself how to crochet, I have only been doing small projects such as scarfs. So, I wanted to embark on a larger project: a blanket! I found this free pattern for an antigua throw on It looked simple enough so I decided to make it.

Here are a couple pictures of what was on the website and what I made.                                                                                              Mine

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Closet Organization

We have this nice, big closet underneath our staircase. It functions as a coat/shoe closet and extra storage. Lately, though, it has kind of become a catch all. We store paper towels, toilet paper, the vacuum, ironing board, kitty litter and who knows what else. It has turned into an eye sore (well for me anyway, because we keep the door closed). So I decided something needs to be done about it.

I went to Home Depot and bought a whole bunch of organizational stuff! I got a shelving unit, shoe rack and a few baskets. Then I came home and assembled it all together.  In just over an hour I had a nicely organized closet.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert

I love desserts and Chris (my boyfriend) loves peanut butter. So I am always looking and making a lot of peanut butter desserts. My most recent find is called Peanut Butter Pudding Dessert. Here is the recipe:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Crochet Hook Case

I love to crochet and recently taught myself how to do it. For a newbie I have surprisingly accumulated a lot of hooks. I was thinking about buying a case for them, but then it dawned on me... I could make one! I thought surely there is some pattern out there. Lo and behold I found this! The pattern was not very hard for a novice, such as myself. The case is made as one piece but sort of contains 3 parts: a inside lining (with hook pockets), the outside cover and the edge piping. I used a different color for each part and added a button and strap. Here is this pattern:

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Behind the Bed Wall Decor

My boyfriend and I moved in together at the beginning of last year. When it came time to decorate our apartment we decided that we didn't like much of the wall decor that was out there to buy, so we decided to make our own. This is what we made to go on the wall behind our bed: