Just Be Happy

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Sick Days

It seems like my kids keep taking turn being sick, I feel like this has been a hard winter for us. Nothing serious, but fever and cough, snot and more snot, so sometimes they have to stay home from school... which I am going to dare to say: I love it! Why do I love it? Well, because I get all the cuddles, we get to do some one-on-one activities, like laying down in my bed to read for hours, I get to teach her to cook something new and this time she even got to watch the movie that was made from the book we just finished reading. We get to wear pajamas all day, I get to paint her nails, and cuddle her some more. 
They are growing up right before my eyes and I am trying to hold tight to these little moments, even if they are "stay at home from school because I am sick" kind of moments.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Mountain Range Slippers

Well, I did it!
Yeah, I am happy that for the second month in a row I published a new pattern and look at how cute these slippers are!

You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop, Ravelry shop and also in my website.


Monday, February 3, 2020

New Blanket!

The other day I was in the mood to use up my scraps and crochet. I wanted to crochet the kind of pattern that allowed me to listen to an audiobook and create at the same time. I also wanted something colorful and bright with a good texture, so this is what I ended up choosing. It is a really easy and mindless pattern to work on, really bliss!

Now I am working on some slippers, because I just can't keep my hands idle. I will post some pictures soon.


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Lakeside Hat

*Photos by Amanda Tipton Photography*

Oh you guys, I am back and I have been feeling more creative, in fact, I have been itching to crochet all the time. I want to make, make, make until my wrists cramp!

This is a new pattern I released this month, I am very much in love with the texture and with how light it is. It's my new go-to hat, no kidding, I have been wearing it every day.

The pattern is all my shops (ravelry, etsy and my website) and if you make one, please tag me on facebook or instagram so I can see it! #justbehappycrochet

Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

'Tis the season!

It is really the most wonderful time of the year, where people seem to be more generous, there are fun gatherings, lots of delicious food and all the lovely family traditions.

Two of our family's favorite traditions are:
- visit a tree farm to find and cut a Christmas tree, then we get home and put on Christmas music, drink hot cocoa and get the tree decorated.
- decorate gingerbread houses (or graham crackers houses)

Do you have a favorite family tradition? I'd love to hear about it!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Crochet Gift Sacks

I am feeling festive! After all the birthday party decorations were put away, I really felt like it was time to start decorating for the holidays. We put up garlands outside and one around the stair banister, this weekend I am hoping to bring the boxes in from the garage and go nuts.
Talking about going nuts, I was working so hard on these Gift Sacks that I thought my wrists were going to fall off (LOL), but I am really pleased with the way they turned out and I feel like they are a great way to add a handmade touch to this season.
If you would like to make them, the pattern is available on etsy, ravelry and website.

Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

A very happy birthday!

My sweet little girl turned 8 and to celebrate she had three friends over for a slumber party. She didn't ask for much, all she wanted was a cake with marshmallow fondant made by her dad, she didn't care what the cake looked like as long as it had fondant. She also asked for blue jello - why? I don't know... lol

I decided to make A-frame tents for the girls to sleep. My awesome husband cut and drilled the wood for me, there are some amazing instructions with all the measurements here. I got thrifty and went to the Goodwill to purchase white lace curtains, which saved me not only money but time also, since the curtains are hemmed and I just had to put them through the wooden dowels.

The adorable dolls and the little house lights are from Target. The sleeping masks were super easy and quick to make, I used this pattern. The fleece blankets were 75% off at Ride Aid after Halloween, so I only paid $2 for each.

The girls made their own pizza for dinner, then they ate the cake! For the toppers, I painted the animals I bought at Michael's with acrylic paint, added some trim and made some paper hats using cardstock in a variety of colors, mini pompoms and hot glue.

After playing lots of games, they settled for the night with a movie. Fun!

 It was a very happy birthday, indeed!

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