Baby, Crafts, Eco Friendly, Kids, Summer

So Much Has Happened

Oh my gosh since last time I wrote I haven’t had a second to type anything out. I have officially moved into the new house we bought. And right after we moved literally two days my parents came up to visit. They were here to help unpack and spoiled us. They bought us furniture for the living room and outside deck and a barbecue. We had a great Fourth of July barbecuing steaks and hanging out as a family. It was a good week to have them here but I still hadn’t felt like I did anything to my house yet besides unpacking the essentials. We also got Adalynn a pool and she loved it! I swear she would be in it all day if we didn’t take her out of it.

That next week we were off to Vermont. My husband’s family owns a camp on the lake and we visit every year in July. It’s a great week with his parents, brother and sister-in-law and their kids too. And grandma came up mid week to visit. It was beautiful every day we were there I think it rained one day out of the seven.

We swam every day even all the kids got in the water. We went to the beach on the north end of the lake and they all played in the sand. This part of the lake is so weird you walk in and it gets deeper, then shallower then deeper again. It gets to your thighs then to your ankles then back up again. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ I think eventually it gets deeper, I only went so far but it was pretty entertaining to walk into.

Adalynn slept in a pack and play most the time we were there so we were able to just put her down for a nap so she was secure and we could go play in the water. Me and Tyler went out on a canoe which was amazing I’ve never done that before. Tylers brother told me it was a tippy boat, so I had no doubt I would tip over but we stayed in it we didn’t flip over once! Much to my surprise and anyone else’s as I tip out of a kayak everyone I get in ha ha ha. It was a lot of fun, it was cool having someone else with you paddling (vs a kayak). I also went out on a paddleboard I didn’t stand up on it but I sat on it and paddled up the lake a little bit and back. My brother-in-law got all three kids who are 5, 3 and 1 1/2 on the paddleboard with him and took them out in a couple circles it was really cute. All the kids had a lot of fun playing together I was glad they all got along.

Both plane rides were pretty easy, the first one was a redeye so Adalynn slept the whole way. The second one was in the middle of the day so she stayed awake and was all over the place but she had her own seat so it wasn’t so bad. I think we will try and get a redeye flight both ways next time. It is just easier if she sleeps the whole way.

But now we’re back home and I think I can officially get into unpacking more than just the essentials. I got a ton of laundry to do and put away, but it’s nice to be home.

Baby, Crafts, crochet, Handmade

My Quickest Crochet Project

I love doing small projects in between the big ones. Today I want to share my quickest project I do. A Stretchy Baby Headband. I can do these in any size really, but they are more popular for the little ones. I make it with a bow, or with a flower.

Supplies I use;

  • Yarn
  • Crochet Needle (I use G [4mm])
  • Rubber Bands
  • Measuring Tape

To start I decide how big I want my headband then measure out the rubber bands. For this let’s make a Newborn, which is 11-12 inches. Lay out and measure the rubber bands. These are stretchy so they do not have to be perfect.

Next step, is to start crocheting. I use a single stitch, and stitch half of the rubber band (3 single crochets). And continue 3 single crochet on each rubber band to the end of the row.

Once I get to the end of my row, I single crochet down the other side of the rubber bands, and then attach with a slip stitch.

We have completed a simple headband!! Woot woot!! But now to make it even more adorable, we add a bow. I switch to a smaller needle (E), to make a small enough bow to properly fit. For the bow I make a magic circle and chain 3. Then 2 double crochets in the circle, and chain 6. Two double crochets in opposite side of the circle and chain 3, then slip stitch. Pull magic circle tight, wrap some yarn around the center and the bow is complete. πŸŽ€

Lastly we need to attach the bow. I tie into the rubber band where we ended in the headband and weave in the loose ends. Tying the bow on, ensures it will last longer with those little hands grabbing at it. 😊 The easiest way to weave in the loose ends is with an embroidery needle.

We have completed a beautiful little stretchy headband. πŸ‘ I ended up making mine bigger to fit my toddler since she woke up while I was making this one. And now you can see it in action.

What are your quickest projects? Do you prefer bigger or smaller? Let me know what you think of my quickest project. Hope you have a creative day 🌞

Baby, Crafts, crochet, Handmade

Crafting Journey Begins

Hello my name is Savannah and I am a stay at home mama to a beautiful one year old little girl. I am also a wife to a very handsome and supporting husband, whom I will also be mentioning throughout my projects. I am so excited to be able to be at home with my daughter and enjoy crafting in any spare moments I can find. This is my little helper Adalynn, helping me measure out a project. πŸ˜†

I love crafting and have since I was a child. My favorite crafts are crocheting and sewing but as you will see I adventure into other crafts as well. I have been crocheting for 10 years and sewing for 15….😳 yikes, where does the time go. My love of crafts comes from my mother and Gramz. They both taught me at a young age to be crafty. I still remember watching my grandma sew on her old machine that folded into the wooden table. (Aww nostalgia moment 😊) I was taught to crochet from a wonderful and sweet coworker when I was in college. I was watching her one day and she offered to teach me and I haven’t put down the needle sense.

Today I make handmade gifts that I find useful and comforting in my own home. Along with recycled and eco-friendly items as I try to stay as eco friendly as possible, but don’t worry I’m not to much of a snob about it πŸ˜β™»οΈ. If you have any questions please message me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I primarily sell on Etsy but recently opened an Amazon Handmade shop. I have enjoyed opening each shop. Each has come with its own learning experience, but both offer me the opportunity to be creative and share my art.

My goal will be updating weekly about what crafts I am making…maybe trying my hand at writing a pattern or two and just sharing my love of crafting. I usually do craft shopping once a month and will bring you along for that sometime as well. I would love to hear your crafting stories. What got you into crafting and what your favorite crafts are.

And since this is like my intro to me this is a photo of me 😁 so you know who is babbling every week πŸ˜†