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Future plans

Ok, so here is where I tell you all my great and wonderful future plans….

I am going to make at least one large size afghan like this one.

I am going to finish this diagonal afghan. The brown one in the middle.

I know that the above picture leaves a lot to be desired but the afghan is so incredibly soft and beautiful. I will have better pictures soon. I am also going to make some more football team cup sleeves. Like this one only different teams than what I already have…

I am going to clean out the studio…well, unpack it better and set it up. I am going to get ready for the Christmas buying season by creating more Christmas ornaments and cozies. All of this planning is making me hungry and tired at the same time. So I best get to work.

talk to you later,



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New baby blanket

I just had to show my newest creation. It is a custom order baby blanket and I just love the colors. They are a bit daring and different for this part of the country. It completely updates the granny square afghan and in beautiful modern colors. The yarn  is soft, cuddly and completely washable. Pop it in the washer and the dryer and have it out clean and ready to go in no time. Perfect for new babies.

Check out the bright and beautiful granny stripes.

Completely bordered with granny circles. This beautiful baby afghan is finished with beautiful scalloped edging and a ChocolateDogStudio tag. There is a teeny tiny baby bonnet with flower to go with it. I am so excited that it turned out so well. It was tricky to get it finished while moving from one state to another. So finishing it on time was the icing on the cake. This one won’t be in the Chocolate Dog Studio shop but I sure hope to make another in a similar style also complete with bonnet! So keep checking back and I hope to have the next one up quickly.

talk to you later,



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Wednesdays Squared: granny #4

This is a fun granny square and is really simple and you can make it any size. I can see this square being used in a contemporary granny square blanket with diagonal stripes or  any quilting patterns that are created with right angles.

I also got this square pattern from the book Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman. I haven’t decided how many squares of this pattern I will need.

I will see you later,


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Wednesdays squared: granny square #3

Today’s granny is quick easy and little. Perfect for the sampler afghan. It only has three rows and measures about 2 inches across.

Here is the first one on the right and the second one on the left.

You can tell that I have improved and will probably frog the square on the right. I rarely read patterns right the first time. It is good to make mistakes and to try again.  This square is also from the book Beyond the Square, Crochet motifs by Edie Eckman.

Today is July Fourth here. It is a big celebration of our Nation’s birth. A time to remember our freedoms are bought with a price. A chance to say Thank You to the people who protect our freedoms today and the generations that have protected our freedoms in the past.

Thank you for your sacrifices. Thank you for the time spent away from your family. Thank you for the pain you have suffered. Thank you for allowing my children the chance to be Americans.

Happy Birthday America!