Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Faves

My favorite things of the week! 

Bermuda Rose by ban.do. But I also love the sweater (I think I can make this using a market bag type stitch), the great yellow flats and, of course, the color block chair. 



What a wonderful morning reminder. Will definitely have to do this on J's tea cups. 


Emma from Spoonflower gives us this sweet tutorial on how to turn your hand written family recipes into instant heirloom scarves. 



Hope your week was wonderful and sweet. 
Don't forget to Count Your Happies.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Plaid Barn + a Giveaway

Have you guys checked out The Plaid Barn?  It's like Groupon, but for crafty people. Seriously, look at today's deal:



All for only $7.97!!  But you've got to hurry, these are one day only deals! :) Make sure to visit their website to sign up for email notifications of their daily deals!


AND right now they're giving away a Fuji Instax 7! Plus film!! Jump over here to enter :)




Thursday, July 26, 2012

Two Crochet Flower Bobby Pins in Pale Blue and Navy

Two Handmade Crochet Flower Bobby Pins in Pale and Navy


Two Handmade Crochet Flower Bobby Pins in Pale and Navy






Two Handmade Crochet Flower Bobby Pins in Pale and Navy



This listing is for two handmade crochet flowers, each with a small pearl adornment in the center, and set securely on 2 inch nickle bobby pins. The flowers are pale blue and navy and are sure to brighten anyone's day.

Like what you see but want a different color? No problem! I love custom orders! Just message me with what you want and I'll whip it up for you :) 










If you like this, you may also like https://www.etsy.com/listing/102668325/crochet-whale-hairclip-in-gold?ref=v1_other_1.

If you'd like to see other sweetly adorned bobby pins, seehttp://www.etsy.com/shop/MyHandmadeHappies?section_id=11714787


To return to Handmade Happies, click http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyHandmadeHappies?ref=si_shop.

Two Handmade Crochet Flower Bobby Pins in Pale and Navy



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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Handmade Crochet Hair Bow and Heart Barrette Deep Red and Aqua

Crochet Bow and Heart Barrette Deep Red and Aqua



Handmade Crochet Hair Bow and Heart Barrette Deep Red and Aqua




Crochet Bow and Heart Barrette Deep Red and Aqua


Nothing says love quite like a sweet bow barrette clip adorned with a coordinating heart!

These barrette clips are crocheted in beautifully bright, yet elegant colors that fit beautifully with almost any outfit. Wearing one of these is certain to solidify that classic style which appeals so strongly to so many women. 






Crochet Bow and Heart Barrette Deep Red and Aqua


The bow on this clip measure approximately 4 inches across and, at most, 3 inches wide. The heart sits centered and is approximately 1 and 1/4 by 2 inches. The barrette clip is a metal clip which measures 2 and 1/2 inches across and closes securely. The bow itself is a deep red and the heart is a surprisingly well matched aqua blue. 





Each order is shipped within two days and ready to gift in beautiful homemade packaging.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Crochet Bird Hair Clip in Green and Red


Crochet Bird Hair Clip in Green and Red

Handmade Crochet Bird Hair Clip in Green and Red






Crochet Bird Hair Clip in Green and Red
These flighty birdies have found themselves snugly attached to an alligator hair clip just waiting to fly right into in your shiny hair. 

The bird adornment is hand crocheted with love from beautiful bright green yarn for the body, cherry red for the heart wing, pale banana for the beak and black for it's loving eye. 


Perfect for women and girls, gifts or for yourself!




Each bird measures approximately 2 and 1/2 inches wide and is 1 and 1/2 inches tall. Their heart wings are sewn securely to their body and the alligator hair clip on which they rest is a single prong, 1 and 1/2 inch clip that attaches securely and comfortably to your hair. The birds are crocheted out of high quality, acrylic yarn that is machine washable and dryable, perfect for those of use who always seem to have left over spaghetti in our hair :)


All hair clips are made to order. Each order is shipped within two days and ready to gift in beautiful homemade packaging.


I can also make this as a brooch if you prefer your birdies on you shirt (or purse, or shoes), not in your hair. :) 


I'm certain you'll be carried away with love for the fantastic little birdies!


If you like this, you may also likehttps://www.etsy.com/listing/102512017/crochet-cupcake-hair-clip-in-pink.

To see other alligator clips, click http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyHandmadeHappies?section_id=11256827.


To return to Handmade Happies, click http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyHandmadeHappies?ref=si_shop.



Crochet Bird Hair Clip in Green and Red









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Monday, June 25, 2012

Two Crochet Flower Bobby Pins in Yellow and Aqua

Two Crochet Flower Bobby Pins in Yellow and Aqua

Two Crochet Flower Bobby Pins in Yellow and Aqua



Two Crochet Flower Bobby Pins in Yellow and Aqua



Two Crochet Flower Bobby Pins in Yellow and Aqua
This listing is for two handmade crochet flowers, each with a small pearl adornment in the center, and set securely on 2 inch nickle bobby pins. The flowers are pale banana and ocean breeze and are sure to brighten anyone's day.







Like what you see but want a different color? No problem! I love custom orders! Just message me with what you want and I'll whip it up for you :) 













If you like this, you may also like https://www.etsy.com/listing/102668325/crochet-whale-hairclip-in-gold?ref=v1_other_1.

If you'd like to see other sweetly adorned bobby pins, seehttp://www.etsy.com/shop/MyHandmadeHappies?section_id=11714787


To return to Handmade Happies, click http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyHandmadeHappies?ref=si_shop.





Two Crochet Flower Bobby Pins in Yellow and Aqua
Count YOUR Happies!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Crochet Cupcake Hair Clip in Sky Blue




Crochet Cupcake Hair Clip in Sky Blue


handmade crochet cupcake hair clip
Handmade Crochet Cupcake Hair Clip












This cupcake was hand crocheted to perfection for you specific enjoyment! The cupcake itself is a brownish taupe, the icing is sweet sky blue, and there is a perfect red cherry, right on top. The sprinkles are little beads sewn right onto the icing! (The sprinkles can be let off or done with yarn to decrease any choking hazard).








This is the perfect gift for a sweet little birthday girl or even for yourself!!



handmade crochet cupcake hair clip



 The cupcake measures one inch wide and is an inch and a half from the base to the tip of the cherry. It is tightly secure to a ribbon covered alligator clip that is guaranteed to hold in any hair (regardless of how untame!)







Do you love this, but want another color? Message me for a custom creation!

handmade crochet cupcake hair clip




If you like this, you may also love https://www.etsy.com/listing/102604207/two-crochet-flower-bobby-pins-in-pink

If you'd like to see more alligator clip hair clips, seehttp://www.etsy.com/shop/MyHandmadeHappies?section_id=11257235.

To return to Handmade Happies, simply clickhttp://www.etsy.com/shop/MyHandmadeHappies?ref=si_shop. 



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Friday, June 22, 2012

Crochet Bow with Heart Barrette Green and Sky Blue

Handmade Crochet Hair Bow with Heart


Handmade Crochet Hair Bow with Crochet Heart in Chartreuse and Sky Blue



Handmade Crochet Hair Bow with Heart





Nothing says love quite like a sweet bow barrette clip adorned with a coordinating heart!








Handmade Crochet Hair Bow with Heart







These barrette clips are crocheted in beautifully bright, yet elegant colors that fit beautifully with almost any outfit. Wearing one of these is certain to solidify that classic style which appeals so strongly to so many women. 













Handmade Crochet Hair Bow with Heart


The bow on this clip measure approximately 4 inches across and, at most, 3 inches wide. The heart sits centered and is approximately 1 and 1/4 by 2 inches. The barrette clip is a metal clip which measures 2 and 1/2 inches across and closes securely. The bow itself is a soft, sky blue and the heart is a surprisingly well matched chartreuse green. 







Each order is shipped within two days and ready to gift in beautiful homemade packaging.









To return to Handmade Happies, click http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyHandmadeHappies?ref=si_shop




Handmade Crochet Hair Bow with Heart


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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Customizable Crocheted Bow and Heart Barrette Hair Clip - $9.00

Nothing says love quite like a sweet bow barrette clip adorned with a coordinating heart!



These barrette clips are crocheted in beautifully bright, yet elegant colors that fit beautifully with almost any outfit. Wearing one of these is certain to solidify that classic style which appeals so strongly to so many women.



The bow on this clip measure approximately 4 inches across and, at mo...

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Faves: 4/20

Check out some of my favorite posts from this week!!





This floral collar is unbelievably cute. And easy to make!












My birthday is on Cinco de Mayo, so how can I not love this fantastic garland?










I just love this vintage wedding. I never thought to put brides maids in tights!











I want to fill my house with cross stitch art from Natalka's Etsy shop!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

How To Tuesday - How to Make Your Own Shampoo

As mentioned in my post about making your own face wash, I'm a greasy gal. Probably most of that is because I've been using chemicals to strip my body of its natural oils, causing my body to double the production of those oils.

In other words, I do it to myself.

My hair is no greasy exception. With conventional shampoo, I have to wash it every day, and then it'll feel a tad  greasy by the end of the day. I rarely could make it two days without washing.

About three months ago, I stumbled upon a recipe to make your own chemical-free shampoo.


This rocks. Seriously.

It's cheap, easy, and decreases your waste while leaving your body to keeping your hair looking as fresh, shiny and natural as possible.

Who likes that frizzed out, over bleached look?

All you need is some baking soda and a spray bottle.

Here's how you do it:

1. Mix about 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 16 oz of water in the spray bottle. Mix it up. It should be paste-y.

2. Then spray the paste on your roots. Gently massage in the goodness. It's not going to lather, but you don't want it to because that destroys your natural oils.

3. Rinse!


So easy.

In the beginning your body will continue overproducing oils, but do not fear. It'll straighten itself out in a couple of weeks tops. After that its smooth sailing with beautifully shiny, natural hair and your wallet full of all the money you'll have saved on those expensive, boutique shampoos.


Happy all-natural-ing :)



Saturday, April 7, 2012

Crochet Granny Square Pillow - Sky Blue, Antique Blue and Marigold 12 X 12 - $34.00

New item!

Crocheted Granny Square Pillow



This super soft pillow is hand-crocheted with love from 100% wash and dryable acrylic yarn. The colors are a soft, sky blue, and muted antique blue and a marigold wrapped in a slightly yellow tinted beige. The back of this pillow is a solid sky blue. The flowers of these pillows are baubles, giving the design a three dimensional effect.



The pillow form use...

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Crochet Granny Square Pillow - Multi Color with Red Backing 14X14 - $38.00

New Item!!

Crochet Granny Square Pillow



This pillow was hand crocheted from super soft, machine was and dryable acrylic yarn. There are a variety of colors, blocked by beige with a deep red solid back.



The pillow form used for this pillow is 14 inches by 14 inches, non-allergenic, and washable. It has a cotton, polyester cover and a super soft polyester stuffing.



This pillow makes ...

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Find Us at Art Walk!

Come check us out at for Art Walk this Wednesday in downtown Jacksonville. We'll have some really great craft show exclusives plus all of your favorites! We'll be at TSI 333 Bay Street 5PM - 9PM

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

How To - Make Your Own Natural Face Wash


I have a problem.

I've always had breakouts, even now that I'm (supposedly) a grown up and I don't really love the idea of spreading tons of chemicals all over my face, plus they've never really worked for me.

Don't get me wrong, no one ever called me Pizza Face in school, but once in college I had a pimple so big and so persistent it adopted its own name. To this day if I run into someone from my college days there's a 50% chance they'll ask me about their old friend Ruthie (the persistent zit). The other half of the time they don't even recognize me without my signature blemish.

So after spending an embarrassingly lot of money on face washes with ingredient lists longer even than my No Natural Ingredients Soda, I decided to try my own.



Here's the deal with washing your face:

1. Face washes you buy in stores work by stripping your face of its own, natural oils causing you to put on moisturizer to combat the tightness and dryness you'd otherwise feel. This also makes your body over produce oil to make up for what it's missing.

2. You get breakouts from dirt, hormones, bacteria, and variety of other foreign bodies that are absorbed by the oils in your skin. The oil sort of raps around these impurities causing breakouts.

3. Oil dissolves oil. We're talking ninja style. Hello oil, bye-bye breakouts.



I know you're thinking Whoa, Oil?! Yeah, oil.

Here's the recipe:

1 Part Olive Oil
1 Part Castor Oil


That's it. Tough, right?

Here's why it’s awesome:
1. Oil dissolves oil. I know I said already, but I just wanted to remind you. The castor oil is the tough cleanser and the olive oil the moisturizer.

2. It's cheap. I usually buy olive oil BOGO so I've always got a stock. You can find castor oil in the pharmacy section of your grocer near the laxatives. I think I paid about $5.

3. It leaves my face feeling so good. Seriously, my face used to feel oily by the time I get home from work at  Not any more. Even my hair is less greasy now that my body's not working overtime to make up for the oil conventional face wash takes away.

4. It only has two ingredients. Just 2. T-W-O. And you know exactly what they both are. It's crazy, I know.

Here's how to do it:
1. Combine the olive oil and castor oil. I but my homemade face wash in an empty, glass salad dressing bottle.

2. Barely moisten your hands. I do this for a little added lubrication.

3. Gently rub the oil mixture on your face. Get it everywhere. It may feel strange at first, but trust me, you'll love it. 

4. Rest a warm, damp washcloth on your face. You're opening your pores and allowing the oil to bring out the dirt.   You've got to leave it there for at least 60 seconds. Longer is better. Enjoy your facial.

5. Gently wipe off the face wash. Viola! You're clean and clear.





I've been doing this for two months and have not seen a break out since I started. It works really well and is super easy and cheap. Try it. Tell me what you think!


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Customizable Crochet Birdies on Alligator Hair Clip



These flighty birdies have found themselves snugly attached to an alligator hair clip just waiting to fly right into in your shiny hair. 

The bird adornment is hand crocheted with love, and customizable in the colors (pick two) of your choice. 

Perfect for women and girls, gifts or for yourself!








Each bird measures approximately 2 and 1/2 inches wide and is 1 and 1/2 inches tall. Their heart wings are sewn securely to their body and the alligator hair clip on which they rest is a single prong, 1 and 1/2 inch clip that attaches securely and comfortably to your hair. The birds are crocheted out of high quality, acrylic yarn that is machine washable and dryable, perfect for those of use who always seem to have left over spaghetti in our hair :)








Every  hair clips are made to order to suit your color requests. Each order is shipped within two days and ready to gift in beautiful, handmade packaging.



Just send me a message with the color of your choosing, and I will mail you your one-of-a-kind hair clip!

I can also make this as a brooch if you prefer your birdies on you shirt (or purse, or shoes), not in your hair. :) 

I'm certain you'll be carried away with love for the fantastic little birdies!

 

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 PS - Check back with us on Tuesday to learn how to make your own face wash!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


This flapper inspired, celery-green cloche is the perfect way to brighten any outfit. Hand crocheted with love, this hat has been said to act as a love potion for the wearer's special someone. 






The bright green color of this hat is just muted enough to fit seamlessly into your spring wardrobe and is the perfect top for a love story.
























For the best fit, you can chose between a small (approximately 20 inches in diameter), medium (approximately 22 inches in diameter) or large (approximately 24 inches in diameter). Each hat is knit to order, so include any customizations you would like. The hats are made from a high quality acrylic yarn that is perfect for the spring and machine wash- and dryable. 



Each hat is crocheted to order, but expect your hat to be shipped in beautiful, gift ready packaging within two days. 

Your eyes absolutely glow when you wear this hat!


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