Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Blog

Hey everyone, I have been doing some reorganizing and designing and decided to completely redo the blog. I will be doing more weekly posts and what not on the new blog. Feel free to check it out at


Monday, May 21, 2012

Most Definitely A Cat Lady

I love my cats. I could sit and watch them, take picture of them and snuggle them all day long. To those who know me real well, you may think I have gone crazy, since I use to not like cats at all. In fact I was pretty afraid of them. I think back to those days and can't believe I ever felt that way. I am now a crazy cat lady who loves everything that has to do with cats, especially when it has to do with my own.

Spent the afternoon the other day making the cats a fun Tee Pee. Funny thing is they wouldn't stay out of it, that is until I pulled out the camera.
King Kyo
Princess Mana
Prince Haru

I was at least able to get a picture with one cat in the Tee Pee.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012



Things around here have been busier then busy. With the weather getting nicer and nicer as the days go on I know that things will not be slowing down for some time. Definitely not complaining but it doesn't leave me much time for the whole blogging thing, but I am not going to give up. Someday I will be a consistent blogger but for now I will be sporadic and keep people guessing on how many months will go in between posts. I actually have a little notebook filled with ideas for weekly and monthly posts and ideas that I eventually be doing here on the blog. But for today I am just going to share some pics of things we have been up to lately.

 Lots of chalk drawings on the driveway
 Crocheting some special little ladies 1st Birthday gifts

 Hanging out with friends and looking for cool rocks by the lake

 Baking Spring themed cakes
 Making Doily blankets for birthday gifts
 Trying to redo my work space (which is still a work in progress)
 More crochet gifts
And making fairy houses for the backyard.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Free Mini Top Hat Crochet Pattern

This is a fun and easy little project that can dress up your plush for a tea party or special occasion. Or this little hat is cute on it's own as just a little decoration piece. This is the first pattern that I have actual written out for someone else so please feel free to leave me feedback on how the pattern is and if it was easy to understand. :)

Mini Top Hat Crochet Pattern

Material Needed
Crochet Hook Size US G6/4.00mm
Vanna's Choice Yarn in Purple (or any type heavier weight yarn, if you do choose a lighter weight yarn your hat will be slightly smaller)
Scrap material, feathers, charms, buttons, sequins..... whatever you would like to embellish you hat.
Hot glue (to attach embellishments)

Abbreviations:  Ch = Chain    Sc = single crochet     Blo= Back Loop Only    Mc= Magic Circle
Dec= decrease    Inc= Increase     * = Repeat till end     FO = Fasten Off     Rnd = Round

Top of Top Hat
Start: Ch 15 connect to first chain to form a circle

Rnd 1-2: Sc Around (15sc)
Rnd 3: Sc 2, Inc* (20sc)
Rnd 4-5: Sc Around (20sc)
Rnd 6: Blo Sc 2, Dec* (15sc)
Rnd 7: Sc, Dec * around till the hole is no longer there. FO

Rim and Bottom  of Top Hat

Start:  MC 6sc
For instructions on how to make one of these check out http://www.crochetme.com/forums/t/28917.aspx

Rnd 1: Inc around (12Sc)
Rnd2: Sc, Inc* (18sc)
Rnd 3: Sc 2, Inc* (24sc)
Now take your two pieces and sew together, before finishing your stitching stuff the top of the hat so that it keeps its form. Now you can embellish your hat with what you would like (I chose vintage fabric and a little feather) and WaLa you have yourself one fancy little hat.

***This is an original pattern. Please use this pattern for personal use only.***

Enjoy <3 Shinsa

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Little Girls 3rd Birthday In Wonderland

 I love how my White Rabbit turned out (he will be showing up in the store in the very near future. Got to love my little nieces sweet smile in the background as well.

 The Alice Rag Doll I made for Rae
 Cardboard box doll tea table I made up for her
 Cute Paper Dolls from FantasticToys http://www.etsy.com/shop/FantasticToys

 Crochet Top Hat

 I added the Hearts and Off White Lace to the $2.00 Halloween Costume
 Morning before Party, Tea Party
 Kain is such a good big brother helping his sister open her presents
 Getting partied out

 Reading with Daddy
 She would not just stand still so I could take a good picture of her in her outfit. She had to keep swirling around in a circle.

All together her party was a big hit. We had tons of fun and let me tell you this child made bank in the present department. :) It was a great way to celebrate such a special girl.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Weekly Wears...Alice in Wonderland Birthday Addition

So this is what I wore last Saturday for Rae's 3rd Birthday party. It was Alice in Wonderland theme so I thought it would be the perfect occasion to pull out the white bunny dress. (I have a thing for animal print dresses, esp if they have cats on them). Also please do not mind the background, I was in Rae's room since it had the best lighting at the time of day, and I have no idea what is streaked on the wall behind me, I have never noticed it before. :p

Dress: Hot Topic
White Dress Underneath: ModCloth
Sweater: Thrifted and I added the Heart patches
Tights: Target (there are little grey hearts on them though you can't see them real well in the picture)
Shoes: Goodwill
Bunny Broach: I whipped him up quick the night before may or may not end up in the store at some point

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ruche Closet Org. and Giveaway

Check out this fun idea over at Ruche (Plus they also have a fun $50 giveaway going on as well, I would love to add a few new pieces to my going to be clean and organized closet)