Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Crochet Christmas - Jack Skellington Blanket

Hello, lovelies!

Christmas is fast approaching (13 days and counting!) and I am so far behind on my crochet gifts it is insane! One that I did start way in advance and finish several weeks ago is this Jack Skellington blanket/lapghan for my goddaughter.

blanket spread out
She loves the Nightmare Before Christmas and I was able to find a great pattern on Pinterest/Ravelry.

Thank you, Breann, at Hooked on Homemade Happiness for the great pattern! I did modify it slightly to fit my needs. I added two more colors (purple and gray) and used a single crochet border to attach the fabric backing I got at JoAnn's.

In the end this blanket took me about 40 solid hours of work. But, I'm not a professional crocheter and tend to have to unravel and rework some rows/rounds.

Let's hope she likes it!


Friday, May 5, 2017

Aunt Darla's Peanut Butter Frosting

  • 1 cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon of good vanilla
  • 1 bag of powdered sugar
  • Use strong, chilled coffee as your liquid (add as much as needed to get desired consistency)
  • Optional: 1 cup of butter flavored Crisco (for firmer frosting)