Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cold Weather Hooking and Easy Sugar Scrub Recipe

Hello!!! These are my latest creations! All currently on ebay. 

Is everyone getting ready for Thanksgiving?? I always have it, so I had better get

Does anyone like sugar scrubs? I found several recipes, but didn't really want to hunt down and/or order all of the essential oils, etc.. some of the recipes have several ingredients. I thought there has to be an easier way to make these.  Some use olive oil, which is ok, but I am not a big fan of the fragrance, or lack of with some olive oil.

So I simply made some up with only 2 ingredients.  I used regular granulated sugar and mixed it with my favorite body oil. Vaseline has a nice gel oil, here is a photo, it has a really nice fragrance. Any body oil will work.  I just kinda found I liked mixing it with this gel. Since you use them in the shower, just grab an old small plastic container with a lid ( I wouldn't use it for food again.)  Fill your container about 3/4 of the way full of sugar and start adding your oil until it just makes your sugar look clear and it is no longer granulated. Rub into your skin in the shower and rinse well! Your skin will feel wonderful and soft! I have purchased sugar scrubs for much more than it cost to make my own, and really could not a tell a difference. You can always mix these is glass jars, decorate them and give them as gifts. FUN!!!!

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Sorry, so long in updating. Summer fly right by like it always does. We went to the Smokies about a month ago, it was awesome!!! We took our little dog Libby, Gatlinburg is a very pet-friendly town. We have had Libby a year now. I bet it is beautiful in the Smokies right now with the leaves changing!!

Each Friday, I've been visiting a Farmers Market in Fort Wayne, and I bought this gorgeous Coxcomb. Such a unique flower. I plan to hang my bouquet and dry it so I can keep it around for a long time! I had to plan and hook a Coxcomb rug too! I just listed it on ebay! I did some gradation dyeing to get the colors for my flowers. FUN!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Penny Rug Finishes

Well, I had a super wonderful time with my cousin! Miss her lots! Tomorrow me and the girls are going to do some back to school clothes shopping...(wish me luck)....Summer always goes so darn fast! Just finished these 2 rugs, thought I would finish them with! Yes, fall is just around the corner! Here is the link to these 2 rugs......

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The witch is in....

Hello! Having a wonderful visit with my cousin, she is here visiting from Scotland! I just finshed my Witchy Poo Make Do Pattern! Hope everyone is enjoying some nice summer weather! Cathy

Friday, June 10, 2011

Checker Board Rug

 I just finished this game board rug yesterday.

I am so happy to say...the Americana Pillow Auction went very well, thrilled to be able to donate $108 to the Fallen Troops Foundation!!  Thanks Laurie!

I hope everyone has a SUPER weekend~!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Charity Auction~Americana Heart

Happy Memorial Day~I just listed this pillow on ebay...100% of the proceeds go to the Fallen Troop Foundation. Link below the photo.....God Bless our TROOPS!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More New Creations.............

These are my latest hooked creations. I am almost done with my owl pattern and listed my Bee Skep Pattern on ebay ans etsy.  I think the strawberries will be a pattern too, also working on my witch make do pattern.

I am really ready for it to stay warm, ready to put away the coats for

Hope everyone is doing well! Hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day and Easter, etc...

Have you ever started cleaning something and made it worse??.......... back to my spring cleaning! lol!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Creations!

These are my latest offerings on ebay, the owls are still for sale, the other two sold. This last one is the Tea Cozy I made. FUN, FUN! What to do next?? Hum...lots of ideas floating around, now which one to put on linen. Which reminds me...I need to order more. I have had pattern requests, just need more prim. linen, getting very low.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Toothbrush/Amish Knot Chair Pad.....

I made this for my mom, she had a rocking chair she wanted it for. Has anyone made these, do you like the method, or how they look? I am not really a braider, and have never made any rag rugs. I have SO much cotton fabric, trying to put it to good do love the scrappy look of these. I am currently working on an oval rug and another chair pad.

You can use wool strips too, but wool is a bit thick, the cotton strips are user Kinda different and fun. Have a great weekend.....Is spring really here?? Not so sure...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Antique Chicken and Home Rugs...

Here are a couple of my recent ebay offerings..... The chicken is from an antique punched tin design, possibly an old pie safe???? The "Colonial Home" is my own design. 

I tried to change my blog background...oh my....hope it looks ok, I see things are overlapping.....I better just stick with my HOOK!!!lol

Daffodil Bunny is now a pattern, available in my ebay store. 

Working on a Tea Cozy! Have a super wonderful week! Cathy

Friday, March 18, 2011

Idea for using scrap foundation fabric...mothproof too...

Hello~! I always have quite a bit of scrap linen and monks cloth. I can only hook so many So...I thought of a way to use it up and help repel the moths at the same time......Sachets! I used a lil' penny posy design, but the sky is the limit on design. I filled mine with Cedar Chips, but you can also use Lavender, Cloves, Thyme, or Cinnamon. If you think of any other natural repellents, please do share in the comment section.

I thought the loose weave would let the scent out and they could be cute at the same I also have some loosely woven wool that is not large enough for a pillow and too loose to cut into strips, so I may try it next.

I simply stitched them together on my sewing machine, but I am sure there are other ways. I used a large needle to feed the dyed jute through the tops.

If you have any questions, or more ideas.....let me know...Happy Hooking!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Daffodil Bunny!

Hello! I got my chicks done and listed on ebay. Now this is my newest creation, meet Daffodil Bunny! I think I may turn her into a pattern? Her tail is roving, hooked then clipped to form a fuzz cottontail! She is 16" x 10."
We are supposed to get freezing rain tonight and more snow tomorrow...ugh! Come on and hurry Spring! Enough of the snow!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tulips, Tulips, and more Tulips.......

Here they are! This bottom one is the one I just finished and listed on ebay. The other 2 rugs and 5 tulips... thankfully... already sold.
Looks like I will need to dye more red and mustard! LOL! Oh my...
Well, it was 55 degrees today..Love it!! Spring is in the air around here with all of the tulips!
These were fun, now I am off to hook some little chicks....Blessings & Hugs! Cathy

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hippity Hop!

Is it spring yet??? Not quite I suppose...but, I have been very busy hooking up tulips and bunnies! Here are the bunnies. They look pretty

I used my Penny Bunny Pattern for both, I just hooked a carrot with floppy tops on one and I decided to hook them in cream rather than in brown.

I will post photos of my tulips and tulips rug next post. I am working on another tulip rug now, sort of an antique album quilt design! FUN!!

Tonight was date night with my valentine! lol! We had a super great dinner and shopped just a bit, then back home to the kids. It wa great not cooking and it is nice the kids are finally old enough so mom and dad can slip away for a while...boy you really need that It was so quiet!!! I can't be gone for very long though, the kids tell me our little dog Libby whimpers at the door and won't eat, etc...while I am away. You may remember we got her back last fall, she was a rescue...she attached to me right away....god lover her!

Happy Valentines Day to everyone! Hugs! Cathy

Saturday, January 29, 2011

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Gayle in Utah, she is the winner of the heart pattern!

Thanks a bunch to everyone who participated!

Bless everyone!!!

More giveaways, recipes and inspiration to come!! Cathy

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Penny Heart Pattern Giveaway!

Hello! Sorry it has been so long since my last post. You know how the holidays are...... Happy 2011!!

I am giving away a Penny Heart Pattern Packet on January 29, one week from today. Just leave a comment here on this post and I will draw a name next Saturday. Best Wishes and Good Luck to all! Thank You! Cathy