Posted by: tgonzales | July 18, 2011

July 16-17, 2011 Weekend, Mollie Makes, Miss Emma, Ducky and a Baby Bib

My weekend started off really good. I added the finishing touches to Miss Emma’s face, and I found just the right yarn (in my stash) to make the toy that I was making for the real cat Emma. I just love how Miss Emma’s face looks now with a tongue and some whiskers.

I bet you would like to know what I used for her whiskers; right? I used some of my dear husbands elastic beading wire; I just threaded it onto one of my tapestry needles and wove it in and out of the stitches next to her nose and made a few knots by just pulling the wire all the way through and into the next stitch of her face. I hope that makes sense? Anyway I think she’s just perfect now.

I also finished my phone case that I made from the Feel Good Felt Kit that came on Molly Makes first magazine. Only I had to Tamarify mine and added some crochet to it, I really like the way it turned out.

I can hardly wait to try my hand at the Flower Felt Kit that came on the second Molly Makes magazine. How did they know my favorite color is turquoise? Tee! Hee!

While I was taking photos of these fun felty things I decided to take a photo of one of my little pincushion hats (that I couldn’t stop making over a year ago)

and oh I do believe they would look really cute on the cover of Molly Makes magazine. Ha! Ha! What do you think?

The rest of the day was filled with a trip that my sister planned. She took my Mom, Daddy, and me to Zenda, Kansas for dinner. The town of Zenda had a lumber yard that someone has converted into a restaurant and oh-h-h do they have some really good food. I think my Mom and Daddy really enjoyed their meal and I know my Mom did because she didn’t have to fix it. Ha! Ha!

Then we dropped by our nephew and niece; Jason & Kelly’s to join in on their yearly summer party. This is where my brother Dean loved to hang out when he wasn’t working. He helped his son Jason clear the land in and around their house and loved being there. I now can see why; because there is always something to do on those 40 acres of land.

Then we stopped by one of our other nephew and niece’s; Matt and Kim’s house to celebrate Matt’s 30th birthday. It was really nice to be able to see my niece Shelly (Matt’s sister) who I hadn’t seen in about a year. I wish I would have gotten pictures of everyone else there but maybe next time.

My weekend ended up really good and on Sunday I finished up the little duck that I made for my friends cat, Emma. The duck was really supposed to be a bird but it turned out looking more like a duck so I went with it. I call him Ducky. I made the duck up as I went and I think it turned out pretty adorable and dorky all at the same time (adorkable) and it makes a nice jingling noise as I inserted a jingle bell inside and I hope it won’t alarm the real Emma. This Miss Emma gets along really well with Ducky, she even licks him on the head. 🙂 

I also prepared for our monthly crochet guild meeting and I thought I would try my hand at making a baby bib; since our KS My Stitch crochet guild program is about making one. I liked the way mine turned out and it was really very easy. I would love to hear all about your weekend. Tell me what you have crocheted this weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful week and I’ll see you all back here on Wednesday.


  1. I can hardly wait to see all your creations this morning at the “Crochet Guild”
    I am in total love with your little camera case, I so need to work on mine.
    You should submit some of your little projects, like the pincushions to “Mollie Makes”. Make sure and share your project on their FB and web page. We may be late in the USA, but by golly it is done and so cute! I think Attic 24 is featured in the next magazine.
    I love the cat!
    Okay, I need to get to jumping to make it to the meeting!

    • Susie,

      It was so good to see you today and I can’t wait to meet for dinner in a little while.

      That will be so cool if Attic 24 is featured in Mollie Makes, huh?

      Thank you so much for stopping by to comment.


  2. well-a well-a huh. i have been crocheting more on my afghan! i think i’m about halfway finished. maybe. i haven’t worked on it for about two days though! eep! my weekend consisted of me working errday. now i’m working every other day this week and we’ll see how that goes! the end!

    • Oh Chacho Aaron I miss you so much. I know you are going to have that afghan done before you know it. Thank you for stopping by to comment and if you were here you wouldn’t even be able to stand how cute Miss Emma is in person. The end!

      Love you,

  3. Miss Emma is so adorable!

    • Kathryn,

      Thank you for liking Miss Emma. I think she is about the cutest thing that I’ve ever made and thank you for stopping by to comment.


  4. Listen to this, Tamara. Last nite in bed I realized I had not mentioned to you that Emma has white whiskers — not black like many cats have. Then I see today’s post and I know you were listening to my thoughts. haha!! Her tongue is so cute! ALL of her is so cute! Yes, she is purr-fect. 🙂

    I LOVE DUCKY!!! I think I will call her Miss Ducky. 😉
    Ducks are birds too. She is soooo adorable.
    My Miss Emma is going to LOVE the jingle —
    she loves most anything that has a bell.
    So that was very good thinking on your part.
    I can’t wait to touch these handmade-by-Tamara cuties!!

    I think you definitely ought to submit your pincushion hats to “Molly Makes”. They are so darling.

    HUGS & THANKS! ~ Kat & Emma

    • Kat,

      Thank you so much for sending me the telepathy; but I made her whiskers on Saturday so I must’ve just known that Emma’s whiskers are white. Or maybe it was from the pictures that you sent of her tongue sticking out? 🙂

      I will be sending them really soon; but I just had to show them to everyone at the crochet guild today before I sent them off to their new home.

      Love & Hugs,

      • Tamara ~

        Okay, so I guess YOU had sent ME the telepathy Sat. It just took a day to reach me. LOL! And lookee there …. you made a 🙂

        I fully understand your wanting to show off little orange Emma & li’l yellow Ducky before sending them on their plane ride to me. 😀

        Love, Hugs, ‘n Purrrs…..
        Kat ‘n Emma

  5. Doh!.. I didn’t KNOW your favorite color was turquoise!!!! Now, I SHOULD have known that BEFORE the swap, but I didn’t… Oh well. What’s funny, I think, is that it’s MY favorite color too!! (gasp!) But don’t get me wrong!!!!!!!!! I wouldn’t have picked ANY other color for my crocheted ruby slippers than what you made me!!! LOVE THEM! Ruby Red was PERFECT! (0; I’m afraid I didn’t get ANY crocheting in this weekend, as I was finishing up a set of EIGHT tags for a Bird Tag Swap I’m in. But I’ve got some crocheting in mind to do, soon as I can get to it! Dear Daughter was here today, so still no crocheting, but loved every minute of her visit!!… Hope you’re keeping cool, and enjoying your day too! ~tina

    • Tina,

      Don’t worry about not knowing that one of my favorite colors is turquoise, because I do love pink too and the pink chair was the perfect color of pink. I can’t wait to see some of your tags and what you have up your sleeve for crochet projects. I sure would trade some crochet time to have my son and daughter here with me too 🙂 Thank you for sharing your weekend with me. I always love hearing all about it.


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