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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lil Fishies - Counting Fish

This is a bad photo, tho it was the best of the lot, of the first batch of ten Counting Fish I've made.  They are to help small ones learn to count to ten, while learning how many ten actually is.  I may make a fish crib mobile that can be taken apart as the baby grows, to become Counting Fish for him/her.

This is the same fish, so you can see why I'm not pleased with either the indoor or outdoor photo colors.

The pattern is a free one, you can find it at;
It is easy, fast, and accurate.  A very nice pattern!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Diaper Cover & Leg Warmers

Finally!  I managed to get a photo of this darling set of Zebra Diaper Cover and Leg Warmers. 

The pattern can be found at and is very easy & quick to make.  She includes changes for older babies/todlers as well.

And just to add to the Cute Factor, I have not gotten the photos of my cocoon like this one, but it is finished.  It and the set above will be given to a  lady for her first grandbaby.  I think she'll love them.

Also a Snappy Tots pattern

I've been thinking of how cute this entire set would be as a  little Honey Bee.  Whatcha think?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Elephants Are Soooo Cute

This pair of Elephants, Morris and Matilda, are too cute for words!  I'm going to be making them just as quickly as I can finish up the current project.  You can find the pattern at The Itsy Bitsy Spider shop on Etsy

But what colors to use . . . . hummm . . . . .
Pink and Blue are great, but as you know, I'm a bit weird, so~

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My Swiffer type pad patttern

Hi!  I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday afternoon.  And if you live in the stormy areas, I hope you come through the storms unscathed.

A while back I wrote a simple crochet pattern for my swiffer.  I hated buying pads for it, and with the economy and jobs as they are now, I decided to share it for free instead of selling the pattern in my Etsy shop or YardSellr shop.

So, here is my pattern for an easily made, washable & reuseable cover for a Swiffer type floor cleaner.

Sugar'n Cream - Duster Cover (crochet) by Gail E and Wendy G - January 2010

This crocheted Duster Cover slips right onto the end of your mop or duster for easy and economical cleaning.


Lily® Sugar’n Cream Ombres  (56.7 g/2 oz/ 86 m/95 yds) 1 ball

Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.


Main Piece

Ch 37.

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch across. Turn. 36 sc.

**2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loop only of each sc, 1 sc in each sc across. Turn.

Rep last row until work from beg measures 4 ins [10 cm]. Fasten off.**

Sides (make 2).

Ch 12.

1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.  Rep from ** to ** in Main Piece.

Join Sides to Main Piece: Place 1 Side at each end of Main Piece and pin outer edges tog. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in any corner. Ch 1. Work 1 row of sc around outer edge (through both thicknesses of Side and Main Piece at each end), working 3 sc in each corner. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Note: Slip each end around the dusting tool’s base. When one side is soiled, flip the side pockets inside-out and use the opposite side to keep cleaning! The ridge stitch design helps trap dirt.

AND - at this site, Suzies Yarnie Stuff , you will find a great Broom Handle Duster pattern that works great on the end of your duster handle.  It gets way up to do away with spider webs, dust, etc.  I make them to match my floor duster cover.  They even make a great gift.