Saturday, September 29, 2012

Lace Mittens

I recently finished my first pair of lace mittens, and they are pretty!  They are made with Wool-Ease, so they are washable and kid friendly.  I have them for sale at my Etsy shop.  They are $28 a pair.  I will make them in the color combination that you choose.  They will ship within 1 week, and shipping is included in the price!

I didn't have a model on hand for the picture, or they would have shown much nicer.  I've already completed a second pair, but I have yet to do the second color that goes underneath the lace.  They are grey, and they will have pink underneath when I get around to going to the craft store.  Right now, I am working on making a blue sock monkey bottle holder that's been custom ordered from my Etsy store.  You can custom order anything on my store, and ask if there is something that you want made that I do not have shown.  There isn't much that I have crocheted!  I do give discounts on bulk orders for those of you whom are store owners.  Shipping is included in the price on all of my products.

Enough sales talk!  I received my first ever Cravebox a couple of days ago!  I was so excited!  I wanted to make a video, but it was so gloomy inside and out, and my camera doesn't have a light.  Anywho, for $10 I got a back to school kit.  It contained: Halo which you spray 3x's in your mouth and it prevents you from getting any airbourne illnesses for up to 3 hours!  Love it!  I used it when I went to the doctor's office!  Great for shopping during the holidays, airplanes, and school teachers during flu season!  I received a coupon for a free lunchable with a smoothie!  Yummi Bear vitamins, Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel good for sunburns and dry skin, (I used it on my dog, because he's really itchy and it helps!), Little Pim Foreign Language and Fun Spanish DVD for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (I don't have little ones, and we are donating it to our local libary), Bic Atlantis Ball Pens (very nice), Bic Velocity mechanical pencils (Very nice), a slim packs from Kleenex (Very stylish!).  All of this for $10!

I just sent away for another Cravebox.  This one is a reader's Cravebox.  I should get it on Tuesday.  I can't wait to see what's inside.  This one was $11.  There is a female author with a new release that's donating.  Could it be J. K. Rawlings???  We'll have to wait and see.  I'll be happy with whatever it is.

I just joined this new thing called Jingit.  You get paid to watch commercials.  You get more money buy scanning the same items when you come across them in the grocery store!  You can also make more money as more people sign up under you.  For instance, I can only make $15 a week until someone signs up under me.  So, if you are interested, please go to my facebook, and sign up with the link provided so that I can make more than $15 a week!  I've already made over $5 in 2 days!  It only took a couple minutes of my time, and it beats surveys hands down!

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tim Holtz Product Giveaway!

Jessica Shelton is giving away Tim Holtz products that will enable someone to make an entire album!

Go to her website and apply!

Happy Scrappin & Hookin!


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Yarn blitz!

I recently went to Jo-Annes Fabric store, and I bought a ton of yarn on sale.  I already went through 2 skeins of Patons for my sweater.  I need to buy 2 or 3 more skeins to finish it.  Here are some pics of what it looks like so far.  It was in the Crochet Magazine about 2 months ago.

I also have pics of the yarn stash that I bought.  All together with a coupon, 10% discount, and 30 to 50% off all of the other yarns, I only paid around $33 for everything!

I can't wait to try the Sashay yarn!  I think I'll make a scarf.  I bought the towel to cut in 1/2 and crochet a topper for it.  I'll also make a tawashi and dishcloth in matching colors for a set.  I only paid $2 for the towel at Wal-Mart, and I'll get 2 sets out of it!  You will see it for sale on my Etsy account at  I'm listed under CropperhopperStuff on  All of the items that are for sale already have the shipping added unless you are an international buyer.  I do sell bulk items for stores that would like to carry my merchandise.  I also do request orders for just about anything you would like made, and in your colors.

I have started to crochet a Poncho with the blue Wool-Ease.  It's a free pattern on the Lion Brand website.  The official name is Curvy Girl Intertwined Poncho.  It generally fits all, but it can be expanded or shrunk down by adding or subtracting the stitches in the width of the panels between the cables.  It also can be shortened for more petite ladies.

I started scrappin again, but more on that tomorrow!

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

DIY Nail Art Review

Hello Everyone!  I am trying to upload a video, but I'm having difficulty.  The videos is titled DIY Nail Art Review, and you can view it on my youtube site at:

I hope this link works!  I'm also going to post a crochet book review soon.  I'll keep you posted. :)

Happy Scrappin & Hookin,


Monday, September 3, 2012

Studio in Progress!

I finally started cleaning out one of our bedrooms to be turned into my studio!  Yeah!!  My husband set up the air conditioner, and we put Xmas stuff in the attic.  I set up a card table temporarily until I have funds for a nice table.  I couldn't find my Cricut carts, but I didn't let that stop me.  I scrapped 4 or 5 pages today.  I did make one card.  Fibro is high today, so no pics.  I will be working on the room a little each day to set it up the way that I want.  There will be videos soon.  I want to start making crochet videos too.

This humidity is killer for fibro and arthritus!  I can't wait until the end of the week.  The hurricane's leftovers will have passed by then.  On my Etsy site, I have shipping already included in the purchase price!  I thought that might make it easier to decide whether or not you would like to buy something.  I hate figuring in shipping when I'm shopping.  Sometimes, the shipping makes or breaks the deal.

I am steadily working on a crocheted sweater from the Spring 2012 Crochet Magazine. It's a Shamrock lace sweater made with Paton's wool.  It reminds me of cosmopolitan ice cream, because it's brown, pink, and a raspberry color.  It's only missing the vanilla!

I have a huge hatbox full of embellies, and I have a large plastic box full of embellies.  You can never have enough, can you?  I also found that I lack Christmas and Halloween papers.  I need to buy a stack next month for both.

Happy Memorial Day,