Crocheted Dodger Girl

I’m baaackk…..Told you I’d be back sharing my latest creation!

Dodger Girl 1I was inspired to make my Doll by many Doll Makers but I have to say the 1st doll that inspired me was from a gal named Aniqua Wilkerson from “My Kinda Thing” on Facebook then I saw another doll from Dee Dee from “Off D’Hook Creations” also on Facebook they both were such an inspiration to me as I hadn’t done Amigurumi in years and seeing their creations got that creativity flowing and I pulled out a Bunny I had sitting around for awhile which you can see HERE!

Anyway seeing their Beautiful Dolls inspires this one!  I have to say I’m “Extremely Proud” of myself! I’ve been waiting to bring this girl to life for some time now! Before I introduce you I’ve got to say this – Besides the Shoes (The Crochet Crowd) & the Flower in her hair – I made her up as I went along!

Dodger Girl

Dodger Girl Back

I am so Happy for you to Meet Yvette Monique -As you can see she’s a Baseball Girl! As you can also see she’s a Huge Dodger Fan and Loves #22 Kershaw! Her brother is a Pitcher and also Loves #22! She’s super pumped and ready for her next game! She stands at approx. 19 inches tall! She plays softball herself and if you ask her she’s got a great arm and runs like the wind! LOL!  Speaking of running like the wind I need to get running to get my son for his next Track Meet soon!  As always thanks for stopping by and who know maybe you’ll get to meet her brother and some of her friends and YES they are ALL Dodger Fans!!  Feel free to share this post!

Happy Crafting,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.


Corner to Corner Graphgan?

Hey Crafters!  I know it’s been a while BUT wait til you see what I’ve been up to!!!

2015-08-23 12.56.49I wanted to share my latest WIP (work in progress) which I got started.  It’s called a Corner to Corner or C2C Aghan in this case it’s a Graphgan – what does this mean?  Well its going to be a Crocheted blanket starting in 1 corner and working your way up!  Graphgan – meaning it’s going to have a type of photo in it.  NOW I have to say I have done something like this before way back in the day but it was done a little differently.  I’ve been seeing so many AWESOME Blankets with this and I’m finally attempting my own! Here’s the progress! Any guesses as to what it’s going to be?  I’ll be posting more items so stay tuned! One in just a little bit!

***Now if you are a crocheter and are reading this I have a few Quick Questions – For those making Bobble-Ghans or C2C Graphgans which do you like better or which goes faster for you? AND which has less string mess.

Thanks for stopping by and as always,

Happy Crafting!
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

More Crocheted Little Mermaids

2nd Mermaid - 1So as promised here is the 2nd Mermaid Doll I made!  I really  like how she turned out too!  She’s absolutely perfect!

These are very addicting to make I do have to admit!

This is paid pattern which you can get HERE – It’s super detailed and has awesome pictures to follow.

A lot of hard work went into this pattern. It takes so much time to make sure written patterns come out right!   Below is a side view picture!



2nd Mermaid
Here is a side view – Don’t you just love the “Star Fish” in her HAIR?????  It’s a great touch!

Well until next time thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

Yvonne Metz
Vista, CA.



Crocheted Mermaid Dolls

Mermaid 4I’m back and ready to share my first Mermaid Doll I LOVE how she turned out!
For this one I used the following Pattern from Ravelry but I changed her Tail and I used this Pattern for that.  Oh and I added a belly button, not sure if you an see it that good! But I just had to try!
I also made up her Bra Top.  If you’d like to know how I did it please don’t hesitate to ask me!  IT was super easy!  These will be going into my Etsy Shop very soon.  I’ve got one more to show you which I’ll post tomorrow morning.  It is another great pattern and a super cute Mermaid!  So come back and check it out!  Thanks for stopping  by and as always….

Happy Crafting,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, CA.


Back to School

Hey t2015-08-02 14.59.25here Crafters!  I know I’ve been away from blogging but it couldn’t be helped! It’s been all about spending some “Fun in Sun” time at the beach with my Son, Family vacations and all that kind of good stuff before school is back on! Which here for us it’s tomorrow!

My son will be a Middle Schooler! Yikes time sure flies!
For our family vacation this year we went to Hawaii and stayed at the “Disney Resort – Aulani” on the Island of Oahu! So much FUN!  This Picture above was the view from our room!
Talk about breath taking???  Smelling the beach air, hearing the waves, smelling the great food! Awesome!  We could see & hear everything from our room!

So2015-08-04 08.09.38 the next morning waking up and hearing all kinds of FUN stuff going on.
We open our door to this!!!

The had Character Breakfasts going on down-stairs!  HOW FUN!

Anyway, just had to share that real quick.

I’ll be back to share a project I made that was on my “To Hook List’ for awhile but just hadn’t had the time to start it.

Thanks for stopping by and as always…..

Happy Crafting!!
Yvonne Metz






Princess Lovey

Princess 1  Princess

Princess 2Happy Monday All!

Hope you had a great start to a new week! So I am going to share this new Princess Lovey I finished on Saturday!  I have to say these are pretty addicting!  I honestly Love Loveys!!!  Hope you like.

These will be for sale also –  if you are looking for something particular just let me know!  I’ve got some ideas for other ones!

Need to get back to my Mermaid set order!  Thanks for stopping by and as always….

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz

May the Force be with you

PLoveyHappy Saturday Crafters!  Comic Con is going on in San Diego and I finished this Princess Lovey yesterday! How fun is she???  I love making Lovey’s and Princess Leia is my first in a new Princess line of Lovey’s that I’m making.  Well need to run a few errands before I get back to craftin!

As always thanks for stopping by and…
Happy Craftin’
Yvonne Metz

PLovey1PLovey back

Tuesday happenings

Hey all! Well this is going to be a quick post as I’m going to share the colors to my next project!  I have a feeling this one may take a little more time BUT I’m not sure. I am going to start it sometime today!  I will for sure share as my work progresses.

Thanks for stopping by and as always….

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.


Spinach Dip Recipe

So as promised I am going to share the recipe for making this absolutely delish Spinach Dip. It really is easy to make.

2015-07-04 12.29.15Here’s a list of all the ingredients:

1 pkg of Knorr’s Vegetable recipe mix
1 cup Best Foods Mayo or any brand you like. I don’t recommend Miracle Whip as it just has a slightly different taste to me.
16 oz container of Sour Cream
1 pkg (10oz) Frozen Chopped Spinach
1 can (8 oz) water chestnuts, drained & chopped I buy the sliced if available.
3 green onions – I personally use the whole bunch. Which in this pic there are 6.


2015-07-04 15.21.19Ok, now looking at the directions it says to cook then cool the spinach. I don’t remember reading doing that before & I’ve made this so many times! I just thaw it in the Fridge and squeeze out the excess water out.

Now just mix it all together I use a fork at some point to spread out the Spinach then let chill for at least 2 hrs. I normally like to make the night before.

Mix again with a Fork and this is very important you “MUST” taste test before serving to guests! ; ) Yup! You need to make sure it’s edible right? It might take a couple of tries just to make sure!

I normally take this to my Aunt’s house and she also has to taste test it BEFORE everybody else!  I try to serve it in a Bread Bowl like you see on the package BUT I honestly can never find them in my store so I usually buy 2 French Loaves and those work just fine!  So easy peasy right????  If you try this out you’ll have to let me know what you think!  Enjoy and as always thanks for stopping by!

Happy Craftin’,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, Ca.

Amazing Note in the Mail today!

HapThe Best Team Money Can Buypy Monday All!  Ok so this isn’t craft related and it’s not the Spinach Dip Recipe (which is coming) but I just had to share this today!

I few weeks ago I bought a book for my Husband called “The Best Team Money Can Buy” by Author Molly Knight.  He told me that on Twitter she said if we send a copy of the receipt she’d send us a book plate!

So I was like Ok sure!  Well I got it today!

To be honest I had NO idea what I was getting.  I thought it was like a Book Marker.  The envelope had no return address or anything.


Book PlateHere is the note I got. I was like Wow, maybe it was from one of my Ebay customers because I normally send a little Thank you note card & if they are a new customer I add my Business Card to it which has my Etsy shop on it.

So anyway – my Husband comes home and I said “Hey look what someone sent me in the mail today?” He was like “Hey that’s from Molly Knight, the Author from the book you bought me?” I was like WHAAATT???? He goes Yeah, I’ve seen on Twitter where others are Tweeting out that they got there’s and are sending in pics!  I couldn’t believe it!  It truly made my DAY!  Sometimes you have that inner doubt about things you make and something like this happens and it just makes you feel really Awesome & Good inside!

Ok, well just had to share that! I’ll be getting back to my recipe now and will have that for you 1st thing in the morning with a few pics and all!  As always thanks for stopping by and…..

Happy Craftin,
Yvonne Metz
Vista, CA.


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