The first taste of the changing leaves.

Have you gotten a craving for pumpkin spice and apple cider? I certainly have!

Yesterday amidst the football watching and pizza eating I started looking for pictures of Halloween decor to do up our house. The last few years have been a bit dull for me on my most favorite holiday. They didn’t seem like I put a lot of time into it and well…being crafty, that made me sad.

This year I’ve resolved to make it super crafty….I’ve started my first project….

The first set of flags

They’re sparkly and the perfect shade of purple…up next are the orange….then black…which I think I will make smaller for accents…and possibly a bright green. I have also on my to do list a special candy basket, tin can lanterns and painted pumpkins. The front yard is going to get a treatment of loose dirt and a tombstone in one corner too…I just have to hunt for the perfect one.

Sadie and I took a walk around the block and while she sniffed, I snapped. Here is one of my favorites. I’ll add more day to day.

Have a good day!


It’s only halfway through the day and already it’s been quite eventful. Sadie decided to make a break for it outside via our window and busted one of our screens to chase after our outdoor cat Alice. Then once Sadie was caught we had to do a makeshift repair on our screen and make sure none of our indoor cats actually got outside. `

I am almost done with the Li’l baby blankie but there’s really not much picture taking to be had…plus I really want to wait until it’s absolutely finished to take pictures. I was perusing border patterns, super simple ones too and I think I found one that will fit with the festive colors.

While you are patiently waiting for pictures, I found some stop motion videos I thought were really awesome…

I now have a goal to knit a grey cat with an orange scarf…maybe just the orange scarf…..

this one was just sweet….and probably how James feels about my yarn stash.

this last one took me by surprise, I was really impressed with the amount of crafting put into it…and I winced a little at the dismemberment of that beautiful rug.

Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll see you soon!

Today was a pretty mild Saturday, but boy did it go by fast! I got some work done on my Nephew’s baby blankie/ Christmas Present…..

A Christmas Present from Aunt Britt

I braved the bright….so bright… outdoors to snap a photo of my progress. I hope that the colors will suit him, the blue looks very blue..and that darkish edge is actually a chocolate brown…hmph.

Let's try this again....from the top.

That’s much better, the colors look better anyway. What you aren’t seeing is me on a flimsy plastic chair trying to take a photo and not get myself killed.

This is really just a simple giant granny blanket, with some inexpensive acrylic yarn. I’m alternating the corners between a ch 3 and a ch 2 to keep it from swirling and will be perusing my edging books to pick out the capper to the little boy blankie.

Whilst photographing, my assistants decided to help me…..

Scouting for locations to photograph

Leroy Crooke’tail, renowned artist for choosing his masterful locations decided to help me with my baby blanket photo shoot. What they didn’t say in the fine print is that he’s easily distracted…..(Did you see the crook in his tail?)

Security Detail.

Sadie is hired to keep the squirrels…er…. Paparazzi out of the yard whilst Mr Crooke’tail and I work our magic.

*Pay no attention to the recycling in the back.

Hurrying up to see the magician at work..(not really)

In which Sadie nearly takes me out and said blankie risked never being finished.

After all that "hard" work, Leroy takes a break.

Mr. Crooke’tail plays dirty….but his work is good.

Tomorrow is a day to spend on football and pizza for my brother-in-law’s birthday and yet more crochet. If I play my cards right I can get something finished this weekend.

I’ve deleted a lot of things I was going to write on this first post. They were witty, sardonic, sarcastic, funny. I tried every angle. I hate first posts. I can never seem to get past them to keep up a blog.

My name is Britt, I’m a transplant to California and have a husband: James, Three Cats: Henry, Georgia and Leroy Crooke’tail, One Dog: Sadie (a border collie/ Kelpie mix) and One bird: Dublin, a cockatiel.

I crochet, knit, sew, weave and spin. Among other hobbies. I collect hobbies….and gnomes.

I love bright colors, llamas, the macabre and costumes, especially corsets and bodices. I wear funny hats in public.

My favorite movie genres are Musicals and Horror movies. Guillermo Del Toro is my favorite director.

So I think I effectively ripped the band-aid off of this post…now let’s get crackin’.

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