A little Shamrock Coffee on a Nothing Friday!

Have you tried the new shamrock mocha at McDonald’s? I do recommend them! Oh so yummy! McDonald’s has been stealing coffee ideas from me again. They even put sprinkles on top of the whipped cream.

As you know, I have been trying my had at crochet. I took home ec in school. Yes, I am that old. LOL. We learned crochet and knitting as well as setting the table correctly for any occasion. So much to learn in a home ec class. We did a ton of different daily activities like budgeting for a party, cooking, cleaning, creating different items from flower arrangements to crocheting rabbits. I remember making these long rabbits in the same amigurumi style. We called them stringbean bunnies. They were made like giant dolls with ears. I will have to go through the archives of photos from the day and see if I can find one with our bunnies. Several parents bought them for their children for Easter. They were the coolest bunnies. If I can remember how to make them, I will get them up and show you all, but mainly, they are done just like any doll.

I have been on you tube learning from people as well. As you all recall my scary chicken from just looking at various pictures. As I watch these videos, I keep remembering my bunny and the bunnies I made. I keep searching my mind for that pattern. So many of these patterns are similar. Like I noticed, if you can crochet a mushroom, you can make a cupcake, an octopus, and several other items just out of a mushroom. Me, I like to just keep on crocheting in a round circle. No stopping. Just keep on going. I don’t even count half the time. I have been watching these other crocheters because I always have issues in increasing. I don’t keep it even, but thanks to all of them, I think I figured it out. Decreasing to me was always skipping a stitch, but there are some who do it like a half double crochet between the two stitches.

Anyway, I did stop on a you tube site and tried her bunnies. I don’t think my bunny turned out that great. LOL. And then I decided I would try her egg and chick. Yeah, my egg looks like a clam shell and not an egg. She has a blog as well with the pattern on it. She is known as Happy Berry Crochet and the you tube site. Anyway, here is the rabbit and chicken I tried from her site:


The finished bunny



She doesn’t stuff her ears but I stuffed mine



What my bunny looks like from behind



The other ear.



A better view of the front of my bunny



I think my deformed chicken is trying to kill my bunny



I had to make the chicken twice. The first one didn’t turn out correctly.



The first one I made, I sewed the wings completely down and he looks like Princess Leia’s head.



Help! I’m stuck in a clam!



I so need to hatch from this clam!



Am I out yet?



Here I am! Man, is that snow?



I think with that weather you are having, I will stay in my clam.


She makes heart bracelets. I was looking at those and started digging through pictures. We made those in home ec as well. We made a ton of heart stuff in February. We made heart scarves, heart necklaces, heart cookies, heart cakes, heart hats, heart mittens, heart bears, and anything else our teacher could think of. We even had a special Valentine’s Day party we had to set the table for. Seeing some of these items just brings back a flood of memories from my childhood. From the Aqua Net to the music. It brings back something to make me smile. I wish my kids could experience school like I had. Today we have too much common core and not enough learning about life. Home ec taught us plenty that we can use today. I am so grateful I got that experience!

Well, back to facing the snow. I can’t wait for better weather. I love the U.P., but I do hate the snow. Did you hear we are going to have another ice age? I so want a tropical age! When do I get my tropical age! Do let me know what you think of my creations! As scary as they are. Keep warm my friends. And please, drive safely out there.


Watch out! I’m coming to get you!