Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Winner!

Thank you everyone who entered the giveaway! It was so fun reading all of your favorite movies as a child. My two personal favorites were Cinderella and Little Mermaid. Anyway! Lets announce the winner.

The winner for the Elsa and Anna crochet hat patterns is…

Dara M.

Congratulations! I have e-mailed you already with the patterns! Have fun crocheting the cute hats



If you still want the patterns, go check out Adorkable Crochet!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Friendly the Pig

I would like you to meet “Friendly” the knitted piggy!

This poor guy waited way too long to be finished. Back in January I posted a picture called “Piggy in Progress” where I had the head and body done. Well last week I finally finished the rest of this little fella. My daughter was very patient with me. She was very excited when it was all done!

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Can I just add, I am not very good at sewing on little legs on these animals! I ended up sewing them on too far apart on the piggy. He now almost looks like a penguin sliding down some ice on his belly. But you know what? My daughter loves it so that’s all that matters, right?

Winking smile

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Here’s Friendly meeting up with some of his knitted and crocheted buddies.

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This piggy was so much fun to make! Next I plan on knitting a little elephant for my son. I need to start a collection of knitted toys for him too.


Piggy Info:

Pattern by Susan B. Anderson from her book Spud and Chloe at the Farm

Yarn: Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend

Colors: Petal Pink and Flamingo

Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm) double-pointed needles



Today’s the last day! Don’t forget to head over and enter the GIVEAWAY for the cute Elsa and Anna Crocheted Hat Patterns!

{Giveaway} Anna and Elsa Hat Crochet Patterns!

Pattern Giveaway



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tasty Lasagna Roll Ups

I have never shared recipes on this blog before but I have decided to start. It’s fun to change things up a bit! I also wanted to share this recipe because it is great for making for others for any occasion. I have made this twice in one year now for some mommy friends and their new babies. I already know there will be more. It’s always a hit! It also freezes really well. I hope you enjoy!

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Lasagna Roll Ups

Makes 6 to 8 servings

This recipe is really fun and tasty but also time consuming. You should allow yourself a decent amount of time to prepare and roll the noodles.

  • 12  lasagna noodles (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups store bought marinara sauce or your favorite tomato sauce recipe
  • 1 (15-ounce) container part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2/3 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese (more if you’d like to put cheese in the rollups)

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Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Cook the noodles al dente according to the directions on the package. Drain them well and spread them out onto aluminum foil or waxed paper to prevent them from sticking.

In a medium bowl combine the ricotta cheese, spinach, egg, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, a few turns of pepper, and nutmeg.

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Spread 1 cup of tomato sauce on the bottom of a 9 by 12-inch baking dish. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the ricotta mixture onto a lasagna noodle. Top with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of sauce (I also sprinkled some extra mozzarella cheese on there), roll the noodle and place it into the baking dish. Repeat with the remaining noodles. Spread the remaining 1 1/2 cups of sauce over the lasagna rolls.

Side note: I would have taken pictures of the rolling process but I had made to big of a mess!

Top with grated cheeses, cover loosely with foil, and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes more.

**If you are making this for someone else or are freezing it, do not bake right away.


In a Julia Child voice…

Bon App├ętit! 



Don’t forget to head over and enter the GIVEAWAY for the cute Elsa and Anna Crocheted Hat Patterns!

{Giveaway} Anna and Elsa Hat Crochet Patterns!

Pattern Giveaway

Friday, August 15, 2014

{Giveaway} Anna and Elsa Hat Crochet Patterns!

Pattern Giveaway

Happy Friday everyone! Today I am going to introduce you to an awesome gal in the crochet world. Her name is Rebecca and she has an Etsy Shop called Adorkable Crochet (hilarious). Here’s a little bit about Rebecca.

Hi there! I’m Rebecca, a laid back mommy by day and line dancing, bunco champion by night. I grew up in Agua Dulce, California as the 5th child in a large family full of love (and just a pinch of crazy). In college I studied photography and graphic design, graduating from American Intercontinental University in 2006 with a bachelor’s in visual communications. Since then I married my best friend Mikey and we started a family before moving to Portland in 2010.

I have always loved creating beautiful things. Crocheting has been a particular passion of mine ever since my grandmother first taught me to wield the hook when I was eight years old. When other kids were hawking the same old watered down lemonade on the street corners, I was selling one of a kind crocheted potholders door to door.  Though I was an entrepreneur from the start, it wasn't until I found Etsy in 2007 that I created Adorkable Crochet and started selling my pieces online. The success of my business has given me the opportunity to work from home and spend my days with my two most beautiful creations, my energetic six year old son Ethan and my silly four year old girl Chloe.

Etsy Shop // Facebook Page // Ravelry


So raise your hand if you have or know a little one who loves the movie Frozen! I’m assuming a lot of hands are raised just because that movie is so popular. Well Rebecca has designed two really cute hat patterns with Anna and Elsa as her inspiration. Check them out!


These would be so cute for Halloween!

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Her detail and design skills are awesome

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Today one of you lucky readers can win the crochet patterns for both of these adorable hats!

Here’s how to enter…

Required entries: Follow the Crocheting the Day Away blog and Like Adorakable Crochet on Facebook

For extra entries: Favorite Adorkable Crochet on Etsy, Like Fountain Top Creations on Facebook, and leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite kids movie growing up.

Giveaway goes until Tuesday August 19th

The more entries you do, the better chance you have of winning!

All of these entries must be entered through Rafflecopter below


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Good luck everyone!

Don’t crochet? No problem! Head over to Rebecca’s Etsy shop where you can buy these hats already made!

Adorkable Crochet

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hurry! Fall and Winter Gear is Still 20% off!

Hey friends! I just wanted to remind you that the fall and winter gear in my Etsy shop is still 20% for the summer. It won’t be for long though! So go and snatch up what you can for the discount price. Also, there are a couple items ready to ship! That means they will ship the next business day after you order.

Check it out…

Fountain Top Creations

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Items ready to ship…

Cool Weather Infinity Scarf in Forest Green

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Knitted Slouchy Hat in Forest Green


Knitted Slouchy Hat in Off White


Woman’s Winter Hat in Off White

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There are a lot more colors and designs that will be popping up soon! I can’t wait to show you guys more.


Also head back here tomorrow for the giveaway!

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