August 31, 2010

Acorn Purse Crochet Pattern

My latest creation, an acorn purse! I had so much fun making this pattern to sell in my etsy shop, and there are so many things you can do with it. Besides a purse, I am going to make one fully out of 100% wool and felt it down as a door hanger! I made this one out of Lion Brand Hometown USA, And I'm so please with the way the colors have turned out. There are so many color combos that you can use for this, it can get so creative!
I'll post when I make one and felt it, I'm really excited about all the ideas from this one pattern!

So you go Clucks, Cuddles & Crochet and check out this and other patterns I have.

August 23, 2010

Canny Women

Cannywomen

Definition of Canny
  1. Cautiously shrewd; prudent; wary (our eyes are wide open).
  2. Frugal; thrifty (always).
  3. Skillful; clever (absolutely).
  4. Gentle or quiet (sometimes – huge grin).
  5. Pleasant; good; attractive (of course – wink wink).
Wouldn't you just love to be "canny"? I would!
This new and totally awesome website http://cannywomen.com/ is the best frugal finance and family website I've ever seen. So many tips and tricks to make life simple and frugal. Please join me in using this website to, as Cindy says.... Do instead of Buy, Shop and home first, and Procrastinate.

So my first feat on trying to save money, be more frugal, "Shop at home first!", and get out of debt, I've made up an inventory of what we have on hand for foods in the freezer, pantry, and fridge.
So far I have 37 meal ideas put together with the food we already have on hand. I also used www.allrecipes.com to use up some things in my pantry... this awesome website lets you put in your ingredients you have on hand and it will bring up different recipes, it's so awesome!



My Garden is doing awesome! The cucumbers are starting to come in, and we have carrots, peppers, and lots of tomatoes that are coming in. It's been so nice to have fresh veggies from the garden, I have a lot of things that I'm going to change, but most of all I love gardening and have been totally bit by the bug!




NEW BABY HATS!!
I've put some new baby hats in my etsy shop, trying to make some extra money to go towards paying off our credit cards. Go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/coziathome to check them out, I also have teen hats up. If you have any suggestions please let me know!