Sunday, May 30, 2010

Crochet Along: Finished!

Remember this project I started in April, well this should show you how tortoise like I really am sometimes.

So we were crocheting this great throw seen here below. I used a dark blue red heart yarn from my stash. Talk about stash busting! I used up 4 skeins with this bad boy, not to mention I had to open a 5th!

Alright..... So apparently I am not good at Crochet Alongs. This blanket took me a long time to do. Ok... well not exactly. It took me less time than I thought, I just beat around the bush and then crocheted it up in a week.

I have a horrible photo of it in the beginning stages:

And I have a lovely photo of what it looked like when I gave it to my Grandmother!

Overall I really liked this pattern. It was very easy to memorize and didn't take too long to finish. I think a better yarn would make it look WAY better, but I liked the way it turned out. It is definitely a small throw. I think it would even qualify as a baby blanket. It measured only 36 inches square when I finished it. I used an L hook and crocheted it VERY loosely. A larger hook would not be a bad idea for this project!

This was a great project to get those Post stitches from rusty to perfected!

Now I need to go work on the sweater I have been taking FOREVER to make! Have fun crocheting.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Giveaway Winner of a Hair Accessory

And the winner is....

Contact me at to collect your prize

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flower Hair Accessory Giveaway

I figured it is about time to have another giveaway! It has been a while since I have done one and I have some new items out.

I am giving away One Custom Flower Hair Accessory of Your Choice!

Here are some examples of some already in my shop!

Spring Flower Hair Barrette

Cream Ivory Flower Headband

Forest Flower Hair Barrette

These Flowers are just fantastic! I love them and they look great in your hair too! And if you win you could own one for free!

Alright now down to business!
This Giveaway starts May 13, 2010 and ends May 27, 2010. I will announce a winner within 1 week of the end date. I will contact the winner and have them decide on their custom flower hair accessory.

To Enter:
All methods give you 1 entry
  1. Visit my shop and chose your favorite item. Comment to this post telling me what item you like. (only do this once)
  2. Follow my Facebook Fan Page Comment back here telling me you became a fan (only do this once)
  3. Start following my Twitter. If you already follow be sure to leave a comment telling me. (only do this once)
  4. Tweet this:
@craftytortoise join the giveaway and win! #contest #giveaway #blog #free

You can Tweet as many times as you want as long as it is the above phrase.

Good Luck Everyone!

More than one comment on any one post will not count towards multiple entries, but is welcomed. (only 1 entry per blog post)
I am not responsible for unrecorded entries due to computer or internet problems.
More entries does not guarantee you will win, it only ups your chances. Winner/Winners will be chosen at random.
Winner must live in the United States of America to qualify for this contest.
Prize will be mailed to the Postal Address received after contacting the winner/winners. I am not responsible for prizes not received due to postal problems.
If you wish you can add your email address in your comment to make it easier for me to contact you in the chance you win.
Following the Blog is also advised. This will keep you in the loop and show you my latest posts.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dream Bubble Bath

I have to share a new product that I just tried!
Ok, I LOVE bubble baths, but we have hard water so a bubble bath is pretty much out of the question. (bubbles last like 1 minute)

I was looking around etsy and found a product review HERE.

I watched it. It is about a shop called Red Leaf . They sell lots of items and one is Bubble Bath Dough. I was not totally convinced by watching the video and was definitely not about to spend 12 dollars on something I didn't even know was going to work. I had tried so many bubble baths before only to be disappointed.

I looked a little harder on their site and found a sample 5.50 including shipping I could do. Call it a birthday present for myself.

Well I just got out of the bath and OH MY GOODNESS!!! Not only did I have lots and lots of bubbles (having hard water and all) but they stayed for the ENTIRE BATH!!! I had to drain the tub with bubbles still in it!!

I am so sold on this product and if the rest are this good I may have just found my complete body supplier!!

Craft Fair

Alright, So I said I would tell you how the Craft Fair went. Well there is not much to say. It was canceled a few days before. It is a long story, but this makes 2 pretty much failed Craft Fairs for me. I think it will be a while before I do another one!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pattern Sale

Since it is starting to get warmer I thought that now is the perfect time for a sale. Starting Today all my patterns are 2 dollars. This Sale will continue through May and if it is popular I may even keep them 2 dollars!

Visit my etsy shop and go check out my patterns (or everything else) and enjoy the warm weather!