How to Crochet: Making Your Chain (video)

How to Crochet: Making Your Chain (video)

I had a thought on my morning wake up walk, today. How to crochet, learning the basics – it might be something you are looking to do. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet. Maybe you need a refresher. So I called upon two of my favorite crocheting YouTube-ers to help us learn how to make our crochet chain. You will begin most projects with this foundation and it can be various lengths, depending upon what you are creating. Related: Easy crochet projects found here! I’m here to … Read more…


How To Crochet: This Beautiful Baby Sweater QUICK!

How To Crochet: This Beautiful Baby Sweater QUICK!

Every time I crochet something new, I am stunned. And this beautiful baby sweater is no different. I am amazed that I could make something so darn cute and have it look good, too. I have so many folks at YouTube to thank for that, and again, this baby sweater is no different. Inspired by a crocheting YouTuber, it is so easy and quick to whip up this beauty that even I can do it. And so can you. If you have the basic skills of crocheting down, … Read more…


How To Crochet: Beautiful Baby Headbands (with flowers) FAST and Easy!

How To Crochet: Beautiful Baby Headbands (with flowers) FAST and Easy!

Oh, how I enjoy to crochet, these days. And these beautiful baby headbands with flowers are no exception. Easy to make and seriously fast, you’ll have yourself some beautiful baby headbands in no time. This tutorial is possible because of a crocheting whiz over at YouTube. Her instructions for how to make these lovely little headbands are so simple that even I can do it. And so I did. Now, I am sharing with you. YAY! The three headbands I am showing here were part of the baby gift … Read more…


How To Crochet: The Two-Step Finish for Your Granny Square Baby Blanket

How To Crochet: The Two-Step Finish for Your Granny Square Baby Blanket

The granny square baby blanket you are about to see was created by watching three YouTube videos from Sarah Jayne at Bella Coco (she is one of my very favorites for learning new stitches!). I’ve shared with you how to crochet the perfect granny square – now we just need to connect them all and finish with a lovely border. Depending on your skill set (and mine is definitely beginner), you will have yourself a beautiful granny square baby blanket to use or gift to some lucky young parents … Read more…


How To Crochet: these adorable Baby Booties FAST and Easy!

How To Crochet: these adorable Baby Booties FAST and Easy!

Recently, I crocheted a bunch of baby things for dear friends of mine, who are expecting anytime now. Amongst those were a most adorable pair of baby booties. Even the hubs was like: awwwww! And it was so easy to do that I wanted to share with you. Especially my tip for getting them done twice as fast. I learned from a video I watched on YouTube, from the Crochet Crowd (which is quickly becoming my go-to for many crochet patterns, though I still love Bella Coco, for … Read more…


How to Crochet the Perfect Granny Square – visual instructions included!

How to Crochet the Perfect Granny Square – visual instructions included!

I am so excited to show you how to crochet the perfect granny square. In all my 20 years of crocheting, this was one pattern that I always wanted to master. It wasn’t until my mom got me hooked on crochet vids at YouTube, that I realized that I could DO THIS. I can crochet the perfect granny square. (Thanks, Momma ♥) And I’m going to show you how, too. Well… Bella Coco is going to show you. This crocheting YouTuber is one of my favorites. She offers easy … Read more…


Video: Week 14 Hair Update: Shaving, Techno Trouble, Keepin’ it Real

Video: Week 14 Hair Update: Shaving, Techno Trouble, Keepin’ it Real

Okay, WOW. There is so much to say about this week 14 video hair update but I fear my incoherent ramblings will only make it worse. Let’s just say that there was some shaving, techno trouble, keepin’ it real and… …OMGosh. I mean, really. I can’t recall ever before a time where I had so much trouble FILMING a video. Editing, compressing, uploading, etc. – sure. But never in the filming of it. Seriously. Now. I have to admit that 98% is more than likely my fault. The … Read more…


Video: O’Holy Night – sung by MD!

Video: O’Holy Night – sung by MD!

…and then there was this, directly following the other. If you notice the camera shaking, it’s because my eyes were watering and she was giving me chills. Please enjoy this video, another impromptu’ rendition – O’Holy Night. Did you miss my holiday video message? Find it here and enjoy another impromptu’ rendition – I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas, sung by MD! And just so’s ya know, she hasn’t quit her day job yet (full time college student earning a double major as well as being very involved … Read more…


Video: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas – sung by MD!

Video: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas – sung by MD!

You know I planned to be here with a video message this Christmas Eve. And here we are – the night before Christmas (not a soul is stirring because as usual, I’m up at some ridiculous hour – ah, I love this thing I do. Truly, I am so blessed to do what I do…). But I told you that I’d stop by today and share a special holiday message with all of you. What I didn’t plan on was having someone dear to me do it better … Read more…


Video: Just Be Happy This Holiday Season

Video: Just Be Happy This Holiday Season

During the editing of Week 9 Update – Hair, Holidays, New Look, and Love, I realized that there was a message within that video. So I yanked it out and here it is: Just Be Happy This Holiday Season. Perhaps you should watch this short little snippet first, and then I’ll go into a bit more detail down below! I have to believe it’s simple, really… Just Be Happy This Holiday Season So yah. Just be happy. It seems simple but it’s not. For some people it appears … Read more…