WIPs I’m Hoping to Finish This Week!


As most crafters/sewers/crocheters all can understand… I have quite a few “Work In Progress” projects. I am hoping to finish a couple this week, so here is a sneak peek at a couple…

I have been collecting scraps of fabrics for literally ten years. I have a couple bags full of these scraps! I saw in an old magazine clipping an example of a “Only On Sunday” quilt that uses this square and thought it may be a great use for my scraps! The larger pieces can be the bigger squares and the smaller pieces can be used for the little squares.


Each square is made up of a 4″ x 4″ center square with four 2″ x 4″ and four 2″ x 2″ squares.

I have done more squares than are in that picture… and am hoping to have the quilt top sewn together by this weekend. It may not be the most beautiful quilt ever made, but it’s a fun way to use up scraps!

My other WIP that I’m hoping to finish this week is another daisy afghan. It’s almost done!!

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Monday Health Quest Update

I haven’t done a Health Quest update in a long time! Mostly that’s because I haven’t done very well and didn’t want to admit it…

You see I kind of got bummed by not losing any weight when I was doing awesome. The scale bounced around a little wavering between 3lbs up and down from normal… but I didn’t seem to actually LOSE the weight. So then I started eating the crud again. I’ve still been exercising, but not as hard core. And I’ve been eating junk food, fast food, and pretty much any food.


But that ends now! (again!)

Starting today I am back on my Health Quest! No sweets. No fast food. No soda. More salads. More veggies. And more hardcore workouts.


Please help motivate me! If you are on twitter, please send me some good vibes on there! I’m @CraftingRogue on twitter.

My birthday is in 9 days and although I know I’m not going to get magically skinny in that amount of time- I would like to at least feel a little more in control of my life and health.


Here’s to health!!

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Autumn Is Coming… Why Not Prepare With a Comfy New Afghan or Quilt?

Autumn is my favorite season. The crisp air, leaves turning colors, hot apple cider, and pumpkin everything! I feel giddy every August knowing it’s almost here.


With that crisp, cool air comes the opportunity to curl up under a comfy blanket… so why not get yourself a new one to mark the occasion? (Or if you are crafty, you should make one!)


This autumn colored beauty is available for sale on my Etsy Store. Such soft yarn and perfect colors for the season!


Or how about a cozy denim blanket? I love the warmth and weight of a denim blanket for snuggling under when reading a book! This one is also in my Etsy Store.

I can also do special orders! Here are a few examples of some I have done in the past.

If you want to contact me about any of this, please send me an email at thecraftingrogue@gmail.com

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Angel Amigurumi

My mom used to collect angels. A while back I decided that rather than going out and buying another one for her, I should just make one!


I think she turned out pretty cute! I am still learning how to do faces and hair so that doesn’t look great, but not bad.

The ange stands about 6 inches high and can stand on her own. She is holding a yellow rose.


The main body/head is based off of the same thing I did for my Lego Ninjago amigurumi… and I’m working on a pattern for that, so I will link that up once it’s done!

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