I am going to be a grandmother! 

I have been bursting with happiness for the past three weeks! My middle daughter is pregnant with her first child, my first grandbaby! We are so excited! She had her first appointment and ultrasound last week and everything looks good! So now I am allowed to shout it from the rooftop!

The only baby things I have ever made were a pair of socks, a hat and blanket. 

These were made last year.

Of course, after I was told the good news, I began searching for baby items to make! Here is my first crocheted baby sweater.

I  followed a YouTube video and used left over yarns.  (Red heart and Sweet Roll) It was meant to be a practice run, but turned out very nice and was so simple to make.

I then bought Top This by DMC yarn. I normally like to loom knit hats, but I got out of my comfort zone and tried knitting on circular needles. I am now obessed with them!

I have made three other baby hats, but decided to wait on making other projects until we learn if the baby is a girl or boy. (Ten more weeks) 

My Etsy shop is back open! I decided to keep it simple this time and not go overboard like I usually do! I plan to sell soaps only this time. I may sell my crocheted and knitted items, I haven’t decided yet. I still make bath bombs, but by family and friend requests only. 

Happy Monday!

Melissa

Soap bags and more

While my daughter has this week off from work,  we have been doing our favorite things, crafts! This is what I have been working on this week! 

Above is a hanging wash cloth. I have given it a test run and like it as much as the waffle stitch cloth. Again,  because of the cotton in it,  it will shrink some if thrown in the dryer. I like to hang mine up or lay flat to dry.

This is a soap bag. You put your scraps of soap in it,  pull the cord. It is a great gift for people who do not like to waste anything! (Myself included! )

This is yesterdays soap. Pumpkin and brown sugar! I can’t wait to cut it! 

And last but not least,  another waffle stitch wash cloth on my loom! 

Today,  I will be making more soap bags and Gingersnap soap. 

If you like boring pics of soaps and crafts, I am on Instagram and Snapchat. Melissajplum! 

Happy Thursday! Melissa