Friday, February 22, 2013


I see my last post is nearing its first birthday. Oops! I have oodles of new things to show you but I wanted to pop on really quick and give you a preview of what is to come.

These pictures were taken at my desk at work. They are not fantastic but I wanted to play around with a new picture editor I am trying.

Here are a few of my current designs. The tiny owl is something I designed yesterday. I imagine the next one will be a little quicker and maybe less bumpy! The first one is always an experiment! The catnip cheeseburger is from last year but everyone I make either gets given away or sells at a craft fair, so the old mantra is true- "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." And the whale family is part of a collection I am working on. I already have a jelly fish family and in the near future I will be making an owl family and if inspiration strikes, another land family!

I am really really going to make a point to update on the weekends or at least before craft fair time to show my new stuff. Maybe one day I will even post a photo tutorial on one of my little critters! So, hopefully you will find that I am not a liar and my pants do not suddenly catch fire!

Happy Hooking,

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Granny in Progress

Hello to you! It has been a long time since my last post, I have been secretive with my crochet so when I finally get my Etsy shop open it will be a surprise!

I am so in love with my current piece, I cannot help myself - I must share my works in progress!

This is a granny 'ghan done in my favorite bright colors, my wedding colors (minus the purple). It is 144, 4.5 inch squares. There will also be 121 flowers for all of the corners!

I am taking a 10 minute break from putting it together, I cannot wait to show you! So come on back soon to see the finished product!

Stitches and smiles,

Friday, December 2, 2011


I would like to say hi and thank you to my new followers! I have been trying to follow you back but darn blogger doesn't want me to have friends, lol! I will follow as soon as the service lets me! In the mean time, enjoy this pic of an orange pincushion I made!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tropical Crocheted Chip Clips

I was bored one gloomy Saturday so I crocheted a wee little sunshine to lift my mood. It was so cute and since it only took a few minutes to work up I decided to work up some more tropical themed minis.

The fruits of my fun little paradise afternoon sat themselves in my yarn basket for weeks. Then today I decided to give them a purpose! I always wanted to put them on magnets but I chose clothes pins and magnets. This way they are twice as useful, clip a bag of chips or stick something to the fridge!

This set is for mom but I will be listing a set like this one and possibly a few other sets in my Etsy shop that will be opening soon!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Project Peek

Every Giftmas I make gifts for everyone in mine and my husband Josh's immediate families. This year I am including the animals because they are as much a part of the family as any of us!
I was handed a wonderful crochet catnip toy idea a couple months back and I decided to finally try it out!
Behold - the crochet mini toilet paper filled with catnip!
Here it is right before the final sewing! After I finished I realized it would have been more fun if I would have stitched in small pieces of Velcro so the kitty could actually unroll it as they love to do! So I will start on another soon and perfect the design so all the kitties on my giftmas list will have some fun!

And since this blog is "Stuff Laci Makes" and not "Stuff the Crazy Cat Lady Crochets" here are my husband's birthday cupcakes. And yes, his bday is on Halloween!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Creme Brulee

I made this little creme brulee as a pincushion for my sister Shae's birthday. She always requests creme brulee for her bday dessert rather than cake!
This little thing took a lot of patience and many many mistakes before it held its shape. Secret - I used a 2x6 strip of plastic from a kitchen chopping mat to make the base stand up.
Also, the bottom is filled with rice to make is heavy enough to be a functional pincushion.
I did not write a pattern but I can jot something down quickly if anyone is interested.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mario Mania!

One night I was crocheting a Golden Snitch and when I was halfway done I thought it looked like a little hat with wings. I automatically thought Mario Wing Cap.

So I made one! And then I started getting bombarded with ideas of other Mario stuff I needed to make! I have a little collection going on and I will be making some different enemies to list with the others on Etsy!

Cute, right?