Daddy-O’s 96 Birthday Blanket

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My father  just turned 96 this year, I thought a new blanket would make his day. This is a nice soft cozy blanket using mostly Caron simply soft yarn. Can’t wait to see his face when l give it to him.  ❤

Fishy Blanket



I have been working on a few crochet projects  and have this cute blanket finished, just in time for Easter.     Fishy blanket was a fun  blanket to make, adding  sweet little appliques to a conner to corner blanket with a “V” stitch trim. 48×54…


Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they’re going to catch you in next. ~Franklin P. Jones

v stitch trim

v stitch trim

Skittles Blanket


Here is a cheerful “Skittles” inspired blanket for Project Linus. A heavy warm blanket to supply hugs to a  child. 50×50 Happy Easter 🙂

There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child. ~Frank A. Clark


Super Star Afghan

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This  is my latest blanket for Project Linus. The “Super Star Afghan” pattern was  easy and very quick to make. You can find the pattern on the Crochet Crowd’s website, there is also a matching video.

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. ~Robert Ingersoll

Flower Power Blanket!

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This No-Sew Blanket is  an easy way to  make  a blanket for Project Linus or any charity organization you may be involved with. My husband and I had only one argument when we made this “Flower Power Blanket” . Here is a very simple video that shows how  easy  it is to make a  No- Sew Blanket. 43×55

Rectangular Corner to Corner Blanket

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This is my first rectangular corner to corner blanket for Project Linus. This was a lot easier then I  anticipated, it is almost the same as the square corner to corner blanket, only difference is, once you have the width that you want,  you stop growing on one side  of the blanket and keep increasing the other side until you get the length that you want then you decrease both sides to finish. I have to give credit to the Crochet Crowd for great video instructions. The instructional video  shows you how to make a square corner to corner blanket, how to change yarn and how to make a rectangle corner to corner blanket. 43×55

Little Boy Blue Blanket

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Celebrate this year with new hope, new resolutions and new creativity. Try to find a new way to live a wonderful  life. Wishing you  a Happy New Year ! This is my first Project Linus blanket for 2015, wow how time fly’s! This  “Little Boy Blue” blanket is  another corner to corner blanket, that is 46×46 and is very soft.

2014 in review

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Honey Rose Blanket

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Here is another “Corner to Corner” blanket for Project Linus, that my sister made in just seven days. The colors and shell stitch make this a very sweet blanket, hence the name “Honey Rose”. 46X46

We all Scream for Ice Cream!

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Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband of 27 years, who helps me sort out my yarn and drop off blankets! An easy fun cake to make with children for  any celebration. ❤


Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe!
Serves: 6 to 8
  • – 1 box of twelve Ice Cream Sandwiches (or two boxes for a large cake)
  • – 1 tub of Whipping Cream
  • – Magic Shell Caramel
  • – Magic Shell Chocolate
  • Optional: Oreo Cookies (crumbled into pieces)
  • Optional: Candy bars (diced into pieces) Snickers, Hersheys, Twix, Reeses, Optional: M&M’s, Nestle Crunch, etc…
  • Optional: Nuts
  1. Unwrap all the ice cream sandwiches
  2. Lay the first layer of three down
  3. Drizzle chocolate, caramel and any other toppings you want. This will harden and act as a glue to hold this cake together.
  4. Lay the second layer of three ice cream sandwiches
  5. Drizzle chocolate, caramel and any other toppings again.
  6. Lay the last layer of three and then frost the outside of the cake with whip cream topping.
  7. Top the cake with more drizzled chocolate, caramel and any other toppings you want on it.
  8. Enjoy!