Easter Bunny Came Early!

Even though Easter isn’t for a few more days, I wanted to share a little goodie that is only for you – my blog followers!  You all are my favorite people in the whole wide internet world, and I want you all to feel as ooey-gooey-warm-and-squishy inside as I feel about you 🙂

So from now until Midnight tomorrow night, Mountain time (cause I live in the Rockies 🙂 ) you can visit my Ravelry store and get one free pattern of your choice!

Will you choose boot cuffs like the Broomstick Twist Boot Cuffs?


Or will you choose something for a little bundle of joy in your life, like the Cozy Cable Sleep Sack?


Or will you add something cute and stylish to your Spring wardrobe like the Butterfly Kisses Scarf & Belt?


Whatever your heart’s desire, all you have to do is head over to my Ravelry shop, add your pattern to your cart and at checkout, just enter the code BLOGLUV316 to get it for FREE!

Thanks so much for being a fan of The Blue Star Boutique!


Easter Crochet Pattern Roundup

Hip – Hop

Hibbity Hop

A hip-hip hibbity HOP!

I can’t for the life of me remember where that little ditty came from, but it is alway in the back of my mind.  It’s one of those things that jump out from somewhere in my mental file cabinets when I’m feeling feisty….  It’s one of those things that help me get my funk on – and I’m talking full on singing and middle-aged-chubby-mom-getting-my-groove-on type of funky dancin’… and when it starts I just. can’t. stop.

But the good thing is around this time of year, I can blame it on my love for the Easter Bunny 🙂  This funky spirit has inspired me to share some of my favorite Easter crochet patterns I ran across in my search for Easter craftiness.  Enjoy!

Easter Pattern Roundup

  1. Lil Chickie Duck – Lisa Auch
  2. Chocolate Easter Bunny – WhiskersAndWool
  3. Easter Peeps – Angie Cruise
  4. Spring Chick Beanie, Stuffie, and Baby Chicks – Snappy Tots
  5. Bunny Bonnet and Stuffy Photo Prop – Sweet Potato 3
  6. Easter Basket – Jen Maude
  7. Easter Bunny Headband – Paper, Needles, & Sweets
  8. Pip Squeaks Plastic Egg Cover and Stuffy – Comfy Cabana
  9. Crochet Easter Place Setting – Petals to Picots

Happy Hippity Hookin’!

Welcome to My Crafting Madness!


If you’ve read my “About” page, you’ve already gathered that I’m a military veteran, a military mom, and I love all kinds of crafts.  But what it doesn’t tell you is that I love doing those crafts all at. the. same. time…

Short Attention Meme

My attention span is just a skosh longer than a gnat’s, so when I get bored with one craft, I switch to another.  Or even more to the point, I have different crafts in progress depending on the area of the house I happen to be in.  I might have a onesie being monogrammed on the embroidery machine while I’m whipping up a fancy new tunic or leggings on the sewing machine & serger, which are all in the same area.  But when I “retire” to the comfy couch, I need to have a way to get my craft on while I’m reclined with my feet up.  Enter the hookery, Stage Right!

At any given time, I’ve got at least 3 different knitting or crochet projects sitting in my basket next to me.  All different yarn weights, hook/needle sizes, and sometimes 2 of the same thing!  (This is also the reason I have multiples of the same hook & needle sizes, although I tell the hubs it’s because I neeeeeeeeeed them.)

And when I need to give my fine motor skills and squinting muscles a workout, I break out the cross stitch bag and hoop me up some Aida cloth!  This doesn’t happen quite as often though, because it’s buried in my closet behind the large heavy totes of yarn and fabric, and hey… who doesn’t like the path of least resistance?

There’s also scrapbooking and card making, but again, those don’t happen as often as I’d like since my available space is fairly small… and it’s an enormous amount of work to drag out the mountains of cardstock, stamps, and pretty patterned papers, just to have to put it all away after a few hours.  When I get to the point of having a craft room again, I may revive that passion, especially since I’m about to become a Nana twice over…  but for now, that path of least resistence is very well traveled!

What kind of crafting do you enjoy?  Am I the only one with Crafty ADD?