Just Be Happy

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Life's Little Moments









So I was thinking the other day about the things I used to do with my boy and noticed that I haven't been taking the time to explore with my girl. Well, I decided to change that. :-)
On Sunday we had some friends over to watch the football game, after they left we went on a short little hike, it was just so fun. It felt so great to breath in the fresh cool air and to pay attention to the Winter foliage, the mushrooms, etc.
The on Monday, we enjoyed the day off (MLK Day) and went to the beach. It was relatively warm, the sun was out, it was simply beautiful! The kids were looking for shells, clay babies and interesting rocks. I was happy just watching them, soaking up these precious moments. 
When we got home we made a little tic-tac-toe kit using the rocks we collected, it has been fun playing with it. Life is good, I need to remind myself to appreciate more and complain less.
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Fair Isle Slippers






This is my first pattern of 2016 and I am pretty proud of it. These fair isle slippers are so fun to make and they look good on the feet. My kids and I are crazy for them!

I used cotton yarn (Lion Brand 24/7 for the adult slippers and Sheepjes Caton for the kids' sizes). 

You can find the pattern in my ravelry store, craftsy, etsy shop and website. Happy Crocheting!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Anne Bonnet {Free Pattern in English and Portuguese}


Anne Bonnet

Size: Toddler
Tamanho: 2 a 4 anos

Difficulty: Easy
Dificuldade: Fácil

Gauge: 12 sc and 12 rows = 2"
Amostra: 12 pontos baixos e 12 carreiras = 5 cm

Hook: 2.00mm
Agulha: 2.00mm

Yarn: Fingering Weight, Anne (I used color 9976, you can find it here)
Linha: Anne (Linhas Círculo)



Instructions:
Row 1: Ch 41, sc in 2nd st from hook and in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn. (40 sc)
Row 2: 1 sc in each stitch across. Ch 1, turn. (40 sc)
Repeat row 2 until your piece measures 15 inches. Fasten off.
Fold your piece in half and with single crochet one of the long sides shut.
Crochet around your bonnet and when you get to the corner ch 61, sc in 2nd stitch from hook and in each stitch across - that will form a tie, repeat the same process when you get to the other side.
Fasten off, weave in any loose ends.



Instruções:
Carreira 1: Inicie com uma correntinha de 41 pontos, faça pontos baixos a partir da segunda correntinha. (40 pontos baixos)
Carreira 2: 1 correntinha para começar a carreira e um ponto baixo em cada ponto baixo da carreira anterior. (40 pontos baixos)
Repita a carreira 2 até o seu trabalho chegue a 38cm. Dobre seu trabalho ao meio e feche o lado maior com pontos baixos.
Faça pontos baixos ao redor de todo o trabalho e nos dois cantos faça uma correntinha de 61 pontos, vire e faça pontos baixos para formar as tiras que serão utilizadas para fechar o gorro.

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