Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Crochet Christmas Ornaments

 Crafting has always been a part of the Christmas season in our house. Ornaments and decorations are some of our favorite projects. Mandy and I are hosting ornament classes at our local knit shop this year. And I thought I would share the patterns with all of you.
The pattern for the lovely star above is HERE. 

 This granny square style tree is HERE.

 And this darling wreath is HERE. I love the construction, it is double layer.

 Another classic ornament based on a granny square. Pattern is HERE.

 This ornament is a classic around our house, one of the first projects I made. The pattern is HERE.

And one of my favorites! This super Simple Snowflake (HERE) is only two rows and can be whipped up in no time. 

Happy Crocheting!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Soft Hexie Ball

 When I saw this tutorial, I knew my nieces and nephew needed some! It was such a fun and easy project. I think the part that took the longest was choosing which cute fabrics to use!
 I love english paper piecing, so when I saw this tutorial from While She Naps I knew I had to give it a try! The ball goes together very nicely, I followed the directions pretty closely. The only thing I changed was instead of using a rattle, I just picked up giant jingle bells from the craft store. It gives it the cutest little jingle noise!
This first one was for my nephew and he loves it! I made sure to stuff it soft so there was enough give so he could grab it.
Can't wait to make more for my nieces!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Week 1: Reading Challenge

My book for the first week of the reading challenge is Her Mistletoe Protector by Laura Scott. Her books caught my eye as she mentions quite a few local cities and towns. When I checked her bio, sure enough, she is from a city in Wisconsin not to far away from where I live! So I am checking off the "A book that takes place in your hometown" category. (I know I am stretching it a little bit here, I didn't think I would be able to find anything besides a history for this one.)

"Pinned inside of her wrecked car, Rachel Simon is powerless to stop her son's abduction. Unless she can come up with one million dollars, Joey won't survive until Christmas. With her son's life hanging in the balance, Rachel turns to the one lawman who can help her. His own painful past still shadowing him, Detective Nick Butler is dertermined not to fail. Racing against a ticking clock, Nick will have to put all his investigative skills to the test if mother and son are to be reunited- and then perhaps he might have a chance at the redeeming power of love."

The Love Inspired line of books have been a favorite of ours for years. We can always count on a cozy read with the characters learning life lessons. I was a bit surprised how much of a page turner this one was. It certainly was fun reading about locations I knew!e

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge


We here at Perhaps I Should Have Been Supervised have been a bit slow at kicking off the new year.  But we have a super fun game to play over the coming months. 

In 2015 we are going to try to complete the PopSugar.com Reading Challenge 2015.  It consists of 49 categories to choose from.  Just read one book for each of the categories to complete the challenge. 

We will keep you updated as we work through the list!  

Just click the link below and print off a copy of the categorizes to get started.