Friday, February 22, 2013

TGIF Free Pattern of the Month!


Hi There friends 
I'm so excited to announce my first of a series of free patterns for you.

Cute Hair Bow
(Knit and Crochet)
Here is a little sneak preview...

Now... I have learned something new and I put the pattern for you on a different page. So... to see the pattern just click on the Free Pattern option on the Menu bar on the top banner of my blog ... and you will have it.

My daughter found a fabric version of these bows on Pinterest. She just love them, but I immediately thought... I can crochet and knit them...instead of just sewing them (I'm going to try the sewing version this weekend).

and so I did...I sat down and before I knew... voila... it was done... and I think I'm going to make many more...
she wants it in all colors ... They are so much fun and you can have one done in no time :) 

I hope you enjoy it and hope you are having a fabulous Friday!

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for visiting me here today... 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A little Crochet Fun

The other day I was trying to figure out something fun to make to my friends to give as a little Valentines gift. It is Valentines month after all.
My friend Natalie ( who helps me a lot with ideas, colors and just listening to my crazy endeavors) said she saw a really cute idea for a single needle holder in a book.
Well, after a couple of changes ( you know me by now .. I very rarely follow a pattern completely:) ... Here we are...

These cute little crochet needle holders were born...

a little crochet fun!

Hope you are enjoying your week and having fun... I sure enjoy your visit here and to hear all your comments.

Have a lovely day.

Monday, February 18, 2013

I was so surprised and happy to find out 
My dear blog friend Eileen gave me this award!

                                           Thank you so much Eileen!
                      I feel so honored and happy you thought about me...

 I hope you all will visit her beautiful blog at

To participate:
  1. Answer the 11 questions posed by the person who nominated
  2. Give 11 facts about yourself
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers award (don't forget notify each one about the award by posting a comment on their blog.)
  4. Send your questions for 11 nominees to respond

    Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog and Pay It Forward.

The 11 questions from Eileen:

  • Favorite animal?  DOG
  • Favorite colors?  PURPLE
  • Favorite non alcoholic drink? DIET COKE
  • Facebook or Twitter?  FACEBOOK
  • My passion?  MY FAMILY
  • Getting or giving?  GIVING ALWAYS
  • Favorite pattern?  A NEW ONE 
  • Favorite day of the week?  SATURDAY
  • Favorite flower?  BIRD OF PARADISE
  • Favorite country?  BRAZIL :)
  • Favorite Recipe?  BRAZILIAN BLACK BEANS 

  • Here are 11 things about me you may not know:

    1.  I have 2 children (Gabriella 16 yrs and Giovanni 15 yrs)...They are wonderful

    2. I love going on walks with my husband 

    3. I also collect yarn...lots of them...

    4. I love bread...and chocolate (of course)

    5. I have a chocolate lab named Java

    6. I love traveling

    7. I'm a social worker

    8.  I love sharing my crochet and knitting projects with my mom and my 2 sisters

    9.  I love watching sports with my husband and my children

    10. I love to read.

    12. I'm from Brazil and have lived here in the US for 23 years :)

       Now for my 12 favorite blogs (yes I added 12 because it was too hard to choose... I have too many blogs I really please visit them and follow if you'd like:
    2. Teresa from 
    3. Gillian from 
    5. Meredith from 
    6. Kris from simplify  
    7. Koralee from  
    8. Annaboo from www.annabooshouse.blogspot 
    9. Sharron at Annie's Place 

    Now for the questions I would like answered from each of these lovely bloggers so we can get to know them a little better :)!

    1. Favorite animal?
    2. Favorite colors?
    3. Favorite non alcoholic drink? 
    4. Crochet or Knit?
    5. Your passion?
    6. Getting or giving?
    7. Favorite pattern?
    8. Favorite day of the week?
    9. Favorite flower?
    10. Favorite country?
    11. Favorite Recipe? 

    Thanks again Eileen! This has been a lot of fun!

    If you prefer to not participate I completely understand...just wanted you to know I really admire your blog. :)

    Thursday, February 14, 2013

    Happy Valentines ...

    May your day be Showered with love and may you shower the people you love with love...
    Thank you for all your support and I really appreciate each and every one of you!
    Happy Valentines Day :)

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    Color does makes me HAPPY

    I have always loved color...

    Bright, light, shiny, sunny colors...
    They remind me of my country (for those of you new here I'm from Brazil...the land of sun and colors).

    Colors remind me of happiness, of enthusiasm, of energy ...
    and that is how I feel when I see lots of colors together.
    I think it's important to put the right colors together, but even when you are not sure... colors have a way to live in harmony.

    I have made one of this colorful bottle cozies before...

    But I loved it so much I had to make another one exactly like it. 

     I think it has been so cold here all I think about it is cozies...
    So here we are ... another one just like it ...
    and I love it ... love all the colors on these grey, cold winter days ...

    Bright ... beautiful ...colors

    Really, super easy to make ...

    And very rewarding...I'll be writing a tutorial for you soon so you can make one and test for yourself.

    Colors ... colors ... they do make me happy.

    I'll be writing a pattern/ tutorial for you here once a month. I'll release it  on the last friday of every month.


    Look for the "PATTERN OF THE MONTH"... 


    I want to thank all of you and my new followers. I'm so happy you stooped by to see me. I really enjoy reading all your comments and hope you will come by and see me again soon.

    Have a wonderful week. 

    Sunday, February 10, 2013

    Love is in the Air

    January is gone and Valentines is almost here...
    Some like to celebrate more than others, but one thing is for sure ...
    Love is in the air...

    I have to say I don't need a very big excuse to celebrate...I love holidays... but February is one of my favorite months...after all it's my birthday also...
    and what a fun way to celebrate but with hearts...

    I have many friends who have birthdays in February... and I love to celebrate their birthdays. And I have to admit although I love to receive gifts I think I might like giving gifts even more ... This one was a gift for one of my friends...Gracie from One Saylors Log... and I think I'm making a few more...

    It's super easy to make as I just measured the cup, single crochet it with the linen stitch and added one of Lucy's tiny hearts to look like a little tea bag.

    I had so much fun making it... I love small projects that gives you that instant gratification of starting and finishing it in one sitting...

    Hope you are having a super weekend and having fun ...

    and remember this month to "shower the people you love with LOVE..."

    I would like to thank all of my friends and my family for all the birthday gifts and wishes ... you make me feel special and overwhelmingly blessed. 

    I also want to thank you for visiting me today  ... I hope you enjoy your visit here as much as enjoy reading all of your comments.
    Have a wonderful Sunday :)

    Monday, February 4, 2013

    Over the Rainbow...Ripple Blanket

    l started this Ripple blanket last year and it feels like its taking fooooooorrrrrrwwwwwvvvvveeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr to finish it..

    I worked on it for a while...and have made some progress

    from here in June of last year ...

    to here now ...

       I have to admit I have been neglecting it for a while and had forgotten about my dream of having it wrapped around myself while watching the birds outside...

    This last Saturday it was sunny and pretty outside here and it inspired me to start on my  "rainbow" again so when Spring comes I am ready for those, still cold, but crispy mornings ... with a "rainbow" (blanket) over me . 

    I think I just have to keep carrying my basket /bag up and down... drinking tea and rippling day after day ...till Spring comes ... to see if I can get it done and enjoy the feeling of having one more project done and on with another one...

    ... with a rainbow over me ...

    I really want to thank each and every one of you who continue to support me and my new followers who have just joined me on this fun and exciting journey. 

    Hope you have a fabulous week.