Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

More goodies for the shower!







I promised to put up some more pictures of goodies that I made for the shower. I made som "peek-a-boo baby" nursing wraps to go with the delivery room slippers. Now, the baby will be able to see the world, and breathe easily through the openings, while he or she dines in private! Happy Monday!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I'm Going to be an Auntie!!!


I'm going to be an aunt, (again) this summer. I started working on some gifts for the shower. So far I've made these and a couple of other goodies that I'll try to find time to post. I made these with the simply slippers pattern, but I just added these Tiffany blue bows, and blue rhinestone buttons. These sure beat hospital slippers! I'm going to puff paint the soles to make them slip-resistant. If you have a chance, drop by my site. I've made some updates!!!

Here's the link: www.francinetoukou.com

Thursday, February 16, 2012


So, I've already made my public confession a while back - Yes! I'm suffering from a flower addiction. It's a rainy day in my neck of the woods, and when I make my hour long drive this afternoon, to pick my kids up from school, I will be wearing my blue prairie skirt, with my rain boots and fleur galore crochet flowers underneath. No one will know except me and you! I don't plan on getting out of the car, but these flowers sure do make me feel happy!!!! I sure hope I don't get a flat tire today!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Spring and Summer Crochet Projects


Some folks put away their crochet hooks as the weather starts to change, but i love to work on projects for the spring and summer also. I've been making a few of these in lighter, brighter summer colors. They work up really quickly, and are a great item to add to your etsy shop or boutique, especially if you carry bridal items. I've been trying to make projects that work up quickly for folks who craft for a living!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I'm wearing one of these today.


Just a quick hello. This obviously isn't a picture of me, but I am wearing one of these today. I was planning on saving it for St. Patrick's day, but it goes well with the green jacket that I've got on!

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A sneak peak!



Life is funny! I love making pretty little things, but I'm the mom of 3 boys. I'm certainly thankful for them, and I make things for them also, but they're manly little things, not girly little things. I'm happy to announce that I've found and alternative outlet for my urge to make girly things. I'm going to be launching a line of vintage inspired, heirloom quality soft shoes for newborns. The line will be called "Ballay", and here is a sneak peak at the first design. It's called "arabesque". I'll be sure to keep you guys posted. I'm SOOOO excited!!!