Natalie's 2nd Chance Shelter

100% of all money received from the sale of the patterns on this site benefit a no-kill animal shelter in my home state of Indiana and a dog and cat maternity shelter here in Western New York.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Vanna's Choice Yarn Contest Finalist

You all will NOT believe this. Quite a few months ago I entered a contest for projects made from Vanna's Choice Yarns. I had forgotten all about it.

Today, I received and email saying I was a FINALIST! "

"Heavens to Betsy," I thought. "What did I enter?"

I went to the link and there it was, my Fishing Games . . tote and fish and info on the games.

WOWZA ! ! ! ! I can't tell you how THRILLED I am.

If you would like to vote for my entry, it is one of 22 finalists, I believe. Click here for the link. You may be sent to the Lion Brand site, since you need to be logged in to vote.

You may vote once a day, and I would appreciate all of your support :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Baby Adams Aviator Hat

Another hat for Baby Adams . . . 
LOVE the colors.
But even better,
it was made with yarn I had in my stash.

Now, all I need to do is find 
"special buttons" for the brim.


This pattern is available in my Ravelry Store for $2.99.

All proceeds from this pattern will be donated to a no-kill animal shelter in Western New York or my home state of Indiana. The Fur~Babies and I thank you for your purchase.

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You may sell items made from this pattern.
100% of the price of this pattern supports no-kill pet shelters.    
The “fur~babies and I THANK YOU for your purchase.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Apple Bag

I was tired of my apples lying on the counter or window sill. I had an idea, in my mind's eye, of what I wanted. I sat down  yesterday with some basic kitchen cotton yarn and my favorite G hook. This is what I ended up with.

The apples are about 2 1/2" in diameter. The bag is almost 36" long. It fits PERFECTLY beside our back door. Exactly what I wanted and where I wanted to hang it.

Wouldn't it be cute holding oranges, potatoes or onions too?


If you would like to buy this pattern, for $1.00, just click below.

***100% of the purchase price for the pattern goes to no-kill animal shelters in Western New York and in my home state of Indiana.***

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Braided Cowl Pattern

I just LOVE this cowl. The only thing I will do differently next time is ch 300 at the beginning so I will be able to wrap the cowl around my neck 3 times

Worsted Weight Yarn - 3 complimentary colors
Crochet Hook = K
Yarn/Tapestry Needle

ch = chain
dc - double crochet

Row 1: Ch 200, dc in 3rd ch form hook and each chain to the beginning, ch 2, turn.

Rows 2 - 4: Dc in each st across, ch 2, turn.

Row 5: Dc in each st across, fasten off and weave in ends.

Repeat Rows 1 - 5 with two complimentary colors.


  1. Braid three strips together. 
  2. Join matching ends when braiding is complete. 
  3. Slip stitch or whip stitch matching ends together.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stretchable Yoyo Clown Doll

I LOVE how an idea one has can be translated into a "living" object de' art.

I wanted to make E a yoyo doll for Christmas,
but I didn't want to mess with cloth/material
to make it.
So, I settled on crocheted circles.
with some eyes, elastic and bells.


I like this photo . . . he looks so fat and sassy.

Had I had more colors that I liked,
he would have been more colorful.
I used Deborah Norville,
thing or other,
because the green and yellow
were almost neon in color.

Faces scare me, specially when it comes to clown.
They can be very pleasant
or they can scare the be-jesus out of you.

I was happy with this smiling face.

I wanted a cute, colorful, funky hat.
I think it worked too.
The clown has been mailed
or I would have added a bell to the tip of the hat too.

I hope some of you will love this little clown as much as I do.

Please post a picture so I can see your colorful clown.

If you would like to buy this pattern, for $4.99, just click below.
***100% of the purchase price for the pattern goes to no-kill animal shelters in Western New York and in my home state of Indiana.***
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