Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Black Friday" Etsy Treasury - Curated by DoDadz

This Black Friday Treasury features finds from Handmade HallelujahSimply Beaded TreasurePlanet Digs 2Sassy Scraps CraftsSpeaking of Witch WandsGifts Monogrammed, EyeLoveKnots, Zhi JewelrySubtle Simplicity, Fine ButtonsDecorative WorkVintage RedoImagine That BabyAmy Esry TreasuresD & L Designs 4 U, and Laws of Knitting.

This treasury was created by Deb of DoDadz. I find it very clever how she named it "Black Friday" and featured black colored items within it.



Deb was kind enough to include my Adult Doubled Scarf and Hat in Green Camo!

Follow the above link to purchase your own Doubled Scarf and Hat in Green Camo (or any color of your choosing). Toddler and Child sized hat and scarf sets available too!

I also have free crochet patterns available for the Adult Doubled Scarf and Adult Doubled Hat.

In the DoDadz shop, you will find handcrafted jewelry pieces shipped with a one of a kind jewelry card featuring a woman in history and inspirational quote, reminding us to honor and celebrate the women that have helped us along the way.

Some of My DoDadz Shop Favorites:
Wood Brown and Green Bracelet Made Up of Quartz, Agate and Shell Beads
I really love the color scheme of this bracelet.

Credit Card Wallet
This one is on my wish list!
You could also use these to give a gift card!
Currently, Deb is offering 20% off purchase from now until Cyber Monday. Visit her shop to take advantage of this opportunity!

Some of my Favorites from this Treasury:
Rustic Angel Wood Ornament/Wall Hanging
HandmadeHallelujah
This wood ornament is hand painted and available in different color schemes and sizes.

Black Sparkle Baby Booties
Marcia of ImagineThatBaby
Normally, I wouldn't think black for baby booties but the sparkles
and white, lacy top edge are absolutely adorable!

Home for the Holidays Card
Donna of SassyScrapsCrafts
I am in LOVE with this card! The image is GORGEOUS.
Sentiment is hand stamped - which I am sure Donna would be happy
to switch out with a different sentiment should you be interested.

Norwegian Snow Princess Tiara and Wand
Debbie of SubtleSimplicity
What little girl wouldn't want to play dress up with this tiara and wand?
The floral and scroll pattern has been embroidered and is embellished
with glue on gemstones.

Thanks so much Deb, for featuring my Green Camo Hat and Scarf Set in your Black Friday Treasury! And for sharing all the other great finds!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Delicious Granny Smith Apple Spice Cupcakes (or Cake)

These Apple Spice Cupcakes were a BIG hit with both my fellow employees and family! Enjoy!
The combination of baked apples and spices,
make this a great fall dessert! It's moist
with a slight tartness, and the frosting is very
creamy, sweet and delicious!
And, it's quick to make too!

Yields
24 Cupcakes (or 1 Cake)

Prep Time
30 minutes (cupcakes) + 20 minutes (frosting) 

Cook Time
15-17 minutes plus cooling

Ingredients - Cupcakes
     - 24 Cupcake Liners
     - 2 Tart Apples (I used Granny Smith)
     - Spice Flavored Cake Mix 
[you could also use Carrot Cake Mix if you don't mind the small pieces of carrot, or Yellow Cake Mix and add in your own flavor using Pumpkin Pie Spice (or a combination of Nutmeg, Ginger, Allspice and Cinnamon).]
     - Eggs, Water and Oil as required for Cake Mix (mine needed 3 eggs, 1 cup water, and 1/3 cup oil.)
     - A Cupcake Pan
     - Cooking Spray, or All Purpose Flour and Butter


Ask me why there is Apple Juice in this photo? Ha!
I have no idea.
*Alternatively, you can use two 9" pans or a 13" x 9" pan in place of the cupcake pan. 

You will also need
     - a spoon to mix with
     - a medium - large bowl for mixing cake mix
     - optional hand mixer
     - a small bowl to hold chopped apples
     - a knife for cutting apples
     - a plate to cut apples on
     - toothpick for testing cupcake centers

Ingredients - Frosting

      - 1 oz of Cream Cheese at Room Temperature
     - 1 Tablespoon of Soft Butter
     - 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
     - 1.5 Cups of Powdered Sugar (also called Confectioners Sugar)
     - 1.5 Tablespoons of Milk
     - Pinch of Salt
     - Garnishments, ie chocolate chips or caramel sauce (I used cinnamon)

*Frosting recipe above is - World's Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe from Laura of the Pink Cake Plate, but for a smaller batch. 
If you are making a cake instead of cupcakes, you will want to double the above ingredients (or perhaps make only 3/4 of her recipe , depending on your cake size. In addition to these cupcakes, I also made a 9" square cake, and half of the recipe (as covered in above ingredients) covered just enough but 3/4 would have been perfect.)

Recipe:




Step 1: PreHeat Oven to 350F. Place liners into muffin pan, and set aside.



Step 2A: Peel Apples. Be careful!



Step 2B: Chop into nickel sized pieces. Be careful, times two!


1 Granny Smith Apple = 2 Cups of Chopped Apples



Step 3: Prepare cake batter according to package instructions. Stir in chopped apples.




Step 4: Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.




Step 5: Bake for 15-17 minutes. 
Check with toothpick to make sure the inside has thoroughly baked.
*If making cake instead, Bake for about 45 minutes.

Allow to cool completely before frosting. I waited about two hours.

I used the World's Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe from Laura of the Pink Cake Plate. It was made for the Pumpkin Pie Cake, so the yield was higher than I needed. I cut the recipe in half and it came out perfect! (If you are making a cake, you may want to make 3/4 of her recipe, rather than 1/2.)



I decided not to use my hand mixer for the frosting. I just used a teaspoon and worked on mashing up the ingredients together. While it didn't come out quite as smooth and fluffy as it should have AT FIRST, I think it was the best thing. I do not like working with cream cheese and a hand mixer - I find it frustrating. After adding in some milk, it will smooth out.



This was after adding in my first cup of the powdered sugar (of 3 - I was making enough for the cupcakes and a cake) and a touch of milk.

Slowly, your frosting will grow with the addition of the powdered sugar and milk. I do recommend adding at least the first full cup of powdered sugar before adding in the milk as the milk will make it very liquid-y if there isn't enough powdered sugar in it to thicken it up.

I also recommend adding in your powdered sugar in parts - I added about 1/3 a cup at a time so I could easily mix it all together.


I frosted the cupcakes so late at night, I decided to
get my frosted cupcake shots next day.
This is the one cupcake I took to work with me, by the
time I got home for Thanksgiving dinner, all were unavailable for photos.
I put about 1/2 - 3/4 a teaspoon of the frosting per cupcake, and embellished with some ground cinnamon. 
You could also garnish with chocolate chips, caramel sauce, or some chopped apples.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How to Change Yarn Colors in Crochet the EyeLoveKnots Way


I am currently working on a project that involves a couple different techniques that I will be sharing separately. First of those is changing your yarn color. 

This technique works in the middle of your row or round as well as at the end of your row or round - it works anywhere you need to change your yarn at!

This technique involves changing your yarn color during the last part of working your stitch. 

Changing yarn colors this way will produce a nice, clean color change in your work.

The alternative to this method, would be to cut your yarn and begin your new color by attaching it in the next stitch, but this only works if you are changing yarn colors at the end of your row/round and the change will not be as clean and seamless, not to mention having to weave in your ends later.

In this example, I am using Red Heart Super Saver in Turqua and Cherry Red, an I9/5.5mm hook and single crochet stitches, but this technique is the same all around.

Your yarn change will take place in the last yarn over of your stitch.

In this photo, the yarn change is being done in the second stitch.
However, the red will not appear until the third stitch.

Working as a single crochet, it will be as follows, insert hook into
the stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop (you should now have 2 loops
on your hook) - DO NOT COMPLETE single crochet!

Next, you will want to take the end of your new color and fold it
over leaving a tail approximately 4 - 5" long.

Place the loop of your new color onto your hook.

You will not be joining your new color with a slip stitch, or tying your tail to secure.

Pull the loop through both loops on your hook.

So my loops don't grow too much, I like to hold the bottom
of them with my middle finger and thumb, as shown.

The post of your stitch will grow some. No worries!


Just grab the tail of your original color, and pull it.

This will tighten and secure your stitch until you work your next one.

Gather your two tails (this includes your first color and tail of your new color),
and center them over the top of your stitches.

You will be crocheting over them to secure.

The last loop on your hook (loop to the left) should pick
up the two tail pieces.

Complete the stitch to secure your tails.

When you feel comfortable with the security of your tails,
cut your original color.

I would recommend adding 5-8 single crochets over your tails
before cutting.

Don't cut your tail piece too short - as you continue working with
your piece, it will get pulled back into the work and get covered up by
the other stitches.

*If you don't feel secure working over your tails, you can always cut it after
at least crocheting over them one time, and then weave in the ends.
I like to do this when I am using double crochet's.
And there you have it! How to Change Yarn Colors in Crochet the EyeLoveKnots Way!

If you have any other tips or suggestions about changing your yarn colors, please feel free to share with us by commenting below!

*If you would like a PDF version of this post, you may get one through my Etsy shop for $1. This fee is to compensate for the view/s lost once you no longer need to return to the blog for the information, as you will have your own copy.
Shop EyeLoveKnots - How to Change Yarn Colors PDF

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Crochet Plarn Handbag - FREE Pattern


For anyone looking to make a cute, new handbag and to use of some of the millions of plastic shopping bags you have around your house, here is a free pattern for you!

This handbag looks great at the end of each stage - you could leave it without the buttons, and/or you could leave it without the wrist strap. You're the artist - it's up to you!

Materials:
     - *N15/10mm Crochet Hook - I used Boye brand
     - Less than 25 plastic shopping bags (Less than 4 Gray bags)
     - Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends - I used a #18
     - Stitch Marker, Optional
     - **1 Button - I used a 7/8" (22m) Black Colored Button from Crafting with Buttons [found at JoAnn's, but not available for purchase online from JoAnn's.]

Pattern Notes:
I do have a DIY Plarn tutorial should you be interested in making your own plarn, or if you just need a refresher!

*I would recommend using a hook that is more open. I tried a K10.5/6.5mm, a L11/8mm and the N15/10mm. The 6.5mm and the 10mm were of the same brand - Boye - with a more open mouth so they worked better than the 8mm - Susan Bates.

**Usually I go to Hobby Lobby for my buttons - the Sewology brand. They are available in multiple sizes and shapes in each color, available in any color, great price and sturdier. When I went to buy buttons for this project (and a few others waiting on buttons), I happened to be going to a restaurant that was in the same plaza as JoAnn's and I ran in five minutes before closing. I quickly grabbed three packages of different colors and raced to the register.


When I got them home, I was disappointed. These buttons are halves. They have a regular smooth top side, and a flat bottom side, which made me feel like these weren't as sturdy. I ended up having to use two of them held together to complete one full button.
I'm sure for many other projects in which you need a flat back button with holes (ie sewing a monogram or picture on a pillow or hoop art), these buttons would be great but I wouldn't buy them again to use for closures.

Time Spent:
     It took me about an hour and 15 minutes to work up this bag from start to finish, not including making the plarn. 
It took me about an hour to make the plarn used for this bag.

Measurements:
     This handbag measures 9" wide by 6" in length with no stretch, and the optional wrist strap measures 10" around.

Abbreviations
   SC - Single Crochet
   CH - Chain
   ea - each
   st/ST - stitch
   BLO - Back Loop Only
   sl st - Slip Stitch
   sc2tog - Single Crochet Two Stitches Together/Decrease

Pattern Notes:

     Join to 1st ST, not beginning chain.

     Beginning in Round 4, you will work your rounds in a continuous manner.  

     *If you run out of yarn while working this handbag, don't fear! I did. Simply, attach another strip (or two, or three) to the remaining loop of plarn you have left. If you do not have a loop remaining, pull out some of your work, cut the last strip remaining so you can get to the loop of the strip right before it. Sorry, no photo!

Pattern:
CH 19. SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and in ea CH across. Add 2 more SCs in the last st, then begin to SC on the opposite side of the foundation chain. Add 1 more SC in the last st (to make 3). Join to the 1st SC. (38 SC)

R2: CH 1. SC in ea SC around. Join.

R3: BLO, SC in ea SC around. Join.

R4 - 13: In both loops, SC in ea SC around. DO NOT JOIN.

R14: SC in ea SC around. Sl st in next ST.

     Change color.

R15: CH 1, SC in ea SC around. Join.


R16: sl st into next ST. sc2tog, SC in the next 14 STs, sc2tog. (16 SC)

R17 - R19: CH 1, SC in ea ST across. 

R20: CH 1, sc2tog, SC in the next 12 STs, sc2tog. (14 SC)

R21: CH 1, SC in ea ST across.

R22: CH 1, sc2tog, SC in the next 10 STs, sc2tog. (12 SC)

R23: CH 1, SC in ea ST across - Continue on to the border.

Border: Add 1 SC in the last ST to form a rounded corner. Evenly SC down the side (I made 7), then sl st to into the the next ST - skipping the ST where the flap and bag meet. Sl st in the next 17 STs, skip the ST where the flap and bag meet on the other side, evenly SC up the side and join to the 1st SC.

Fasten Off and Weave in Your Ends. 
*Use caution when weaving in your ends to ensure that your needle makes it all the way through the section you're weaving through and does not get caught in the plastic.



   Button Closure:


I added a button to mine. I was afraid that the use of the button would stretch out the plastic and it wouldn't go back to size, but it all has held up really well. 
Alternatively, you could sew on a snap button with a bigger button on the outside as decoration, you could add a button hole/tie to go around the button, or you could add a magnetic closure.


   Optional Wrist Strap - 10" around:

Lay bag flat so you can find the edge part of the bag on your side of choosing. I put mine on the right side.
Insert your hook to join the plarn. 
Chain desired length - I chained 20. Then slip stitch into the same stitch that the chain is coming out of, chain 1, turn and single crochet back across. This will give you a nice, sturdier strap.
Fasten Off and Weave in Your Ends.





This bag is the perfect size for travel sized containers.
And it's waterproof so no big deal if something spills inside!
Here, I have a bottle of lotion, shampoo, and conditioner, tube of toothpaste, toothbrush and a container of Aspirin.

You could also use it as an every day purse, but I would recommend sticking in a smaller bag for things like pens/pencils, change, keys, make up brushes, etc. These items may slip or poke out of the holes.
Here, I have a container of Aspirin, bottle of lotion, smaller bag containing my ID, bank card, keys, and pen.
Please feel free to make and sell your own Plarn Handbags, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.

Don't Crochet but Interested in Purchasing Your Own Plarn Handbag?
     I have TONS of grocery store plastic bags around the house that I would be happy to work into a plarn handbag for you. I will be adding a few to my Etsy store as I complete them for pattern designing, but it is a very tedious process in making the plarn itself that I probably will not be regularly adding plarn items. Feel free to send in your custom requests though, and if you have bags you'd like me to use just let me know.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Blogging World - Please Don't Pin My Image! How to Prevent Your Images From Being Pinned

*This post is from a Blogger point of view. I am not sure if the process for other blog sites such as Wordpress is the same.

I absolutely love Pinterest! And I spend way too much time on it everyday but I think it is a genius idea.

I also love sharing my creations and tips with everyone! However, some items I feel should not be repinned unless I choose to introduce it into the mix.

Some Examples of Items I Don't Want To Be Pinnable Include
     - Crochet and Plastic Canvas Charts/Graphs
*I consider pinning of crochet charts and plastic canvas graphs to be stealing, and a copyright infringement. Whether the pattern is free or not, charts and graphs should not be shared unless marked "Free to Share". This not only takes away from the blog views one might get from returning and new viewers, but if they were "paid patterns", then it also takes away from the income that may have been earned.
     - Pictures of My Family or Myself
*I do not want random images not pertaining to the project surfacing on Pinterest. For example - me giving the Thumbs Up sign after receiving my first order from Artbeads should not be shared on Pinterest.
     - Images of My Process
*Sometimes I pin images of my process and include a "tip" in the caption. Unless I choose to share this image and/or tip, I consider pinning of my process to also be stealing.
     - Images That Aren't Mine
*Pinning should be done from the original source. Take a trip over to the original source and do your pinning from there. An example of when you will find an image that does not belong to the one sharing it, is through a Round Up. I may show a collection of 10 crochet patterns with the main picture and then a short description on each pattern. If you are interested in pinning the round up, do so with the main collage or title picture, or click on the link of the project to pin from the original source itself.

After much research, I found lots of generic and questionable answers. This is what I finally came up with.

I apologize in advance for the lack of photos - I could not for the life of me, figure out how to get the Print Screen function on my laptop to work.

If using Blogger, follow these steps to Prevent Your Image From Being Pinned. You will need to do this for each image you don't want pinned, so it's best to do this on a post-by-post/photo-by-photo basis rather than saving it for later or to do all at once.

Step 1: 
     From the Compose/Edit Screen, you will want to click on the HTML tab located on the top left part of your screen just underneath the title of your blog.
You will see a lot of random combinations of letters, numbers and symbols, along with pieces of the text that you've included in that post. This is the code - instructions for the page to appear as you have put it together to appear.

Step 2:
     Sort through the code for each image, and locate the following part:
<img border=" " src="http://...blogspot.com/..." height=" "
 This should be the second part of your code. Do not insert the block code in the first section of the code. The first part has "imageanchor=" instead of "height".

Step 3:
     Directly following the last quotation mark of the height text, insert a single space and then this text, nopin="nopin"
     Your code should look similar to this:
<img border=" " src="http://...blogspot.com/..." height=" " nopin="nopin" width=" "

Step 4: Once you have completed this for all of the photos you do not want to be pinned, then you can click the Preview button located on the top right part of your screen, sandwiched in between the Save and Close buttons, to double check that the code has gone through.

At the Preview screen, scroll over one of your images, right click on the image and click on the "Pin It" option. You should get a similar message to:
The page at eyeloveknots.blogspot.com says:
Sorry, this image can't be pinned.
Except it will have your name on it, since you are testing this out on your page.

Another way to tell whether or not the code went through, is when you scroll over the image, the "Pin It" button should not show up.

Now you can click back on the Compose Tab on the left side of your screen, and then Publish or Update your post.

I hope you find this information to be useful! 

If you do have a different hosting site, comment below to share your tips and views on this matter.

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