Happy Birthday & Crochet Gifts

30 Aug

I just finished this scarf for a friend of mine…who is moving to Colorado! 😦 She is going to need it since it is snowy down there in the winter! I am sad to see her go, but she is going with her husband to start-up a new church there, so I guess I will quit being selfish and wish her well with her new endeavor! 🙂

I found the pattern here. I don’t think I got it exactly right, just like the pattern though. There were a couple of “chain 2 spaces” that I couldn’t find. When I was confused, I just looked at the stock photo and figured it out. I am happy with the way it turned out. It’s very girly with all of the scallops. It doesn’t lay flat, and it has some texture to it. I love it.


We also celebrated my girls’ birthdays. They turn 5 and 3 this month…already! We decided instead of having an actual party here, we would get a hotel and let them spend the night and swim in the pool. When you are little, this is SUCH a cool thing. 🙂 We took them to eat at the Cheesecake Factory and to shop at the American Girl Store. We invited a couple of friends and my niece to join us, and as a Thank You for coming, I crocheted them these dolly blankets. I used turquoise and orange because it matched the Bitty Babies outfits. I also found these cute Little Miss Muffin mystery packages to attach. It was just too “Birthdayish” with the cupcake package not to include. Plus, it came with a small stuffed animal for their babies, and a cookie cutter. (And I have a cookie cutter addiction…seriously.)

My sweet girls with their birthday gifts! Macyn named hers “Katally”  (Ka-Tall-ee…don’t ask. I seriously don’t know where she got this name.) and Addison’s is “Mellie”. Mellie came about because Addison met a new friend named Melody..and this is just how she remembers it and says it. They also call them “Americal dolls” or “Miracle dolls” instead of American Girl Dolls. 🙂 When you are little, words can be confusing!


My husband works with a fella whose wife makes some AMAZING cupcakes. Seriously, these were the prettiest cupcakes…and the TASTIEST. I am not even kidding. They were so moist and delicious…. and now I am craving another!! *sigh* I might just have to call her up with another special occasion and have her make something else! 🙂

I also ordered outfits for the the girls that matched their dolls outfits. They LOVED matching their dolls.

Safety first! Addison buckled her doll up in the car with her.

Here are the girls at the hotel, pretending to sleep. YEAH RIGHT!

They loved the fact that there was a glass elevator, and they could see out as we went up and down. We took quite a few elevator rides that night. 🙂

This picture was right before Bethany, my niece, went ecstatic after seeing an In-and-Out Burger through the window as we were riding the elevator. LOL  She cracks me up. She was explaining to the girls how yummy In-and-Out Burger was.
And… I thought since I was posting so many photos already, I might as well post a few more that I took earlier in the week.

These are a couple of my crochet buddies:

This is Shai (Pronounced “Shy”). She is a pro at crochet. She doesn’t read patterns, but she can look at just about anything and crochet it, which is pretty amazing in my opinion.

And this is my BFF Cassidy. She is learning to crochet too. See, I told you crochet isn’t JUST for old ladies!

And of course,  this is me!

Hope you all have a fantastic week!


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