My Pantry – All Organized!!

So, I am soooo thrilled with my pantry right now!  When I bought my house, there was no pantry at all.  My dad and I built one from nothing, and may I say my Dad is amazing.

From Projects

I painted it bright white and threw everything in there.

From Projects

Sometime last year I started organizing, but didn’t have all the storage I needed.

I asked my dear sweet boyfriend for modular storage for my birthday last week and he got it for me.  I made little labels with my Cricut and outlined them and wrote out all of the crazy labels I wanted.  I am so happy with the results.

Pantry-Top-Down

This was originally inspired by The House of Smiths – Kitchen Pantry.  It still isn’t as cute as I’d like it to be, I love the vinyl she used on the walls.  I haven’t decided yet if I am going to do anything on the back wall of the pantry or not.  For now, I am happy to have all my different flours labeled and ready to bake with!  I found an awesome sounding recipe for french bread, that I seem to have forgotten to bookmark.  Here’s hoping I can find it again and share the wealth!

On the Crochet Along front, I completed 15 Round 1 circles today during our Crochet Lunch hour.  So, I have 88 – 15 -1 which is 72 more to go by the end of the week!  Gotta get to work!

Good night!

~Joanna

Crochet Along with InnerHooker

So, I am taking on a big project that will hopefully turn out beautifully!  I’m so excited about Crochet Along with Inner Hooker.  I bought my yarn today, maybe I got enough, I’m not sure.  I think I have enough in my stash to fudge any that I am missing.  I bought a One Pound roll of white, and Caron Simply Soft was on sale for 4 for $10.00 at Michael’s!  I love this yarn, it is shiny and soft!  I can’t wait to have a beautiful blanket made from it!

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I had to share 2 pictures of it, because it is just so pretty!

Crochet-A-Long-Yarn-1

So Beautiful!  I checked gauge, and for me, I am going to do Rounds 1-4.  So, I have 88 circles to make this week.

Another project for this week is to test a pattern for Jocole Patterns.  I bought my fabric today and need to sit down and get to business.  My last knit project was a little rough, but her patterns are so explanatory that I can’t wait to see what tips and tricks are up her sleeve!

To see pictures of my projects go here to my Flickr Stream.

Thanks for reading!

~Joanna

Lessons Learned this Week

Lift with your knees, not with your back. I’ll say it again lift with your knees not with your back. I threw my back out on Sunday and was in a good deal of pain on Monday, but I though I was taking it easy…. Turns out, I wasn’t. I threw it out even worse and ended up in the ERGENT care. Many days of muscle relaxers and pain pills and I am beginning to feel human again.

So, when you are stuck in bed, what can you do? Crochet like a mad woman! I hadn’t been able to find a horse pattern I liked, so I decided to make one of my own, and might I say, I love it!

Pokey the Horse Face
Pokey Mane - Back View

The curly mane is an nice little mohawk down the back.  Please ignore the stuff on the table in the picture, I am not allowed to clean up.  I’ll get better pictures when my back is up and working again.  This horse could easily be made for a little lady with a pretty flower in its mane.  Now I am back to crocheting a cute little zebra for a little gal in Colorado.

Here’s the latest finished Cow Hat for a lovely little lady in Colorado.
Bessie the Cow Hat

To see pictures of my projects go here to my Flickkr Stream.

I hope you enjoy and have a great day.  Also, lift with your knees, every time.

~Joanna

Business Cards, Websites, and Logos, Oh My!

Hello!  I feel like this has been a LONG time coming.  I got the idea to start my own little business in April.  Now, I am finally getting to where I can move forward with things.  I must thank my mom, Mary King, for designing my logo and helping immensely with getting the images for my WordPress and Etsy sites all ready and beautiful!  I couldn’t have done this without her.  I love the graphics she came up with and appreciate her help so much.

I plan on doing tons of crocheting and sewing in the weeks to come.  I just finished 2 cow hats for a couple of lovely little ladies in Colorado.

Cow Hat

I am about to try to make a horse hat without a pattern.  It should be an interesting challenge!  I’ll post pics as soon as I have them for you!

So, welcome to my blog.  Hope you’ll come back for more!

-Joanna