Remember Ponchos?

Isn't she sweet?

I remember when I was a little girl wearing ponchos! I loved mine. It was white with a little bit of fancy trim around the edge. Well I decided it would be fun to make one or two. I made a couple for Local Lucy’s, a great little consignment shop on East Main in Belleville, and then decided I should get some done for my Etsy shop. The nice ladies who run Local Lucy’s always decorate my poncho with a cute little hairclip. Well I certainly didn’t want to make hairclips, so I did the next best thing. I went to their little shop and bought a few. So I’ve taken the last two days and made a couple of little ponchos. I think they turned out really cute and I want to make a red one for Christmas. What do you think?

Gobble, Gobble!

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Christmas Gift Sets!

A pot holder, dish cloth and a scrubbie! What a set!

Christmas will be here before we know it! I’ve decided to make several of these kitchen sets to sell this year. The sets will include a pot holder, a dish cloth and a kitchen scrubbie! The scrubbies are great because they are made with nylon tulle and cotton. Perfect for scrubbing dishes or wiping down counter tops. Both of my sisters love theirs! The pot holders are a double thickness of cotton yarn and so many people just love their cotton dish cloths. They wouldn’t use anything else. So I figured why not combine them all into a set and they’ll make perfect hostess or teacher gifts this year. I’ll have to see how many different combinations of colors I can get done.

Visit my shop on Etsy at or stop by Local Lucy’s in Belleville to find some of my great items.

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Crochet Fun at Local Lucy’s

I’m so excited to tell you that I’ve taken some things up to an adorable shop in Belleville, IL called Local Lucy’s. I absolutely love walking in this little shop. It has a little bit of everything in there, all handmade. If you are tired of buying from large retail stores for birthdays and Christmas presents, I definitely suggest you go visit them. They have the most adorable baby and toddler clothes too!

As most people who know me already know. I love to crochet. Almost anywhere, much to the embarrassment of my daughter sometimes. Although I think she’s getting used to it, some. I am so excited to be a part of this little community and to have my things displayed.

Please stop by to support this shop. It’s so important that we help small business owners. You can find the shop at 18 E. Main Street in Belleville. While you’re there, check out my crochet things. You can find slippers, purse pouches, kitchen scrubbies and stuffed animals. Tell them Charlene sent you!

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Tippy Toe Turtle!!!

Tippy Toe Turtle wants to come live on your Christmas tree this year. If you have a little one, this is the perfect time to get your little turtle. He knows that he’s going to be near the bottom of the tree this year, but he’s looking forward to climbing the tree slowly every year as your little one grows.

He comes in many colors. Get yours this year before they’re all gone.

And enjoy 15% off my entire Etsy shop with coupon code Christmas 2012, including Tippy Toe Turtle!

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Grandson Works Hard to Help Grandma Get Sales!

One of the greatest joys in my life was having a grandson on February 2nd of this year. He has been such a wonderful addition to our family. I’m not really sure what I did with all of my free time before he arrived.

My youngest daughter and I have been spending a lot of time with him this summer while his mommy is working. I’m not saying that he’s a little spoiled, but he might be.

Don’t think though that he spends all of his time playing and being loved. He has to work too. So he helps Grandma run her Etsy site. One of his favorite things to do is work on the computer. Just look at the concentration on that adorable face.

It will be sad to go back to work in August, but I can definitely say that this has been a fun filled summer! Check out all the hard work Stephen has done at my shop:

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