Monday, November 30, 2009

New Baby - Cyber Monday Sale!

In honor of the birth of my new granddaughter, Rylee Jo - Candejo's Creations is having a Cyber Monday Special - 20% OFF everything in the store! The prices haven't been changed for each item - you'll see the 20% off reflected in your paypal billing! Happy Shopping, and post a hello here to Rylee if you want - I'll print them out for her mommy!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Shopping

Hopefully everyone is having a great time, staying safe and finding super bargains! I am SO excited about some of the fabric and yarn deals I'll be getting - hooray! And praying I have time to get all my Holiday gift giving projects done in the next month - happy shopping!

If you aren't making gifts this year, make sure to check out the Candejo's store button on your left! You can purchase handmade gifts, Art from the Heart! The holidays are fast approaching and when you care enough to give the best, give handmade. There is a wonderful selection of handmade items to choose from and special requests are always welcome. All items available have set Buy It Now prices and combined shipping for multiple items.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Laughter needed

my tickle me Elmo TMXImage by Adam Foster | Codefor via Flickr

If you're like me....and you're already having one of THOSE days, how about clicking over to Becki's (Harmony in motion) post here. Certain to give you your giggles for the day!

OMG....I think I might have the answer to Amy's dilemma over at Sea of Green! LOL Be looking for an email Miss Amy!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sewing Holiday craftiness!

Spools of vintage thread: greensImage by litlnemo via Flickr

My head is just swimming trying to keep my to do list under control. LOL New store items to make, special orders to get finished, new grandbaby coming items to finish...PLUS my personal list of things to make for gifts for the Holidays. What's on your list? Are you making them, purchasing handmade, or just going for the WalMart items?

Several places you can visit if you're looking for sewing and craft patterns or tutorials for making your gifts -

Twyla over at Sweet as Steel. She's blogging a 12 weeks of Christmas spectacular of ideas, tutorials and links.

Lisa over at Domestic Diva has some new gift giving tutorials linked this year - but make sure to check out her Giant List of Sewing Tutorials for ideas too!

And of course don't forget to visit Sew Mama Sew - the blog and the forums have fantastic information too.

If you just don't have the time to make everything yourself, make sure to check out my shop link to your left! You can also visit other online sites, like - remember "Buy Handmade = It's Art from the Heart."

I'm sure you don't need directions on how to get to your local big box store. LOL

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Baby Cocoon - Knitting Pattern

Baby Cocoons are the latest thing for babies and not just for photo props. They are so cute and are perfect for swaddling. So when I found the pattern for the cute baby hat I blogged about earlier the wheels starting turning. So I grabbed the knitting needles and went to work.

Size 10 1/2 circular needles
#4 yarn (worsted weight), use two strands held together

Cast on 80 stitches, join into round - place marker
Knit 1 round, purl one round (will make a garter stitch to match the hat)
Repeat these two rounds until piece measures 22" long.
Next row: Knit 2 together, 40 stitches left
Next row: Knit 2 together, 20 stitches left
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread yarn on needle, draw through remaining stitches and draw closed. Fasten off.

Now, you can just roll down the top and you'll have the perfect cocoon for a baby! They are so easy to make and use, you won't believe it. You can make one in every color of the rainbow! I've attached a cute little flower that matches the hat. When you go to cocoon the baby - just roll it down like you would a sock. Put the baby's feet in and roll up to swaddle the baby.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Granddaughter....

Soon we'll have a new baby in the family - another little girl. Girls are SO MUCH fun to make things for! I spent last week making her home from the hospital things. I had a few ideas of my own, but was having a hard time with the hat. I started searching on the Internet to see what I could find. I needed something fast but cute. I found this free knitting pattern on FAVECRAFTS from M.E.H. Designs! I love it, it's quick and easy and is also easy to adapt for size so I know I'll be making more. It's just too cute! Here's the one I have already made and I have plans to make more colors. I'll post again about the other items I've made to go along with it and I'll also be posting some pictures and free patterns for the two other items for the set.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Aren't they pretty?

Don't you just LOVE these, aren't they BEAUTIFUL?!

You can find quite a few sets of them on sale this month at I would so love to have a full set, I can picture myself smiling and giggling while I do my "needle -ing". Here's how they describe them - "These beautiful laminated birch wood needles show off waves of color. Our Harmony wood needles provide just the right amount of grip to make slick yarns manageable, plus the gradual tapered points easily slip into stitches, making complicated patterns easy."

I'm in love.