The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell

This post has absolutely nothing to do with crochet except that I love watching Netflix when crocheting because I really like having the option of rewinding a show when I miss something because I’m too busy counting stitches to pay enough attention.

And I only share things here that I find absolutely amazing.

So… if you love spooky snacks… creepy creatures… and quirky crafts, you need to tune in to The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell on Netflix.

It’s a fun silly new find for me.  Have you seen it yet?

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell

This is the description that comes with the show:

“Wickedly talented baker and artist Christine McConnell fills her home with haunting confections, creepy crafts and wildly inappropriate creatures.”

Apparently, she’s a social media sensation but I’ve never crossed paths with her before finding this show.  To be fair and completely honest, I must tell you that I’ve only just watched the first episode but I’ll definitely be bingeing on the rest very soon.  For someone who loves Halloween as much as I do, the house she creates is utterly amazing and a sight to behold.  I can’t wait to see what else she does!

I gotta say, I’m her newest fan.

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Netflix and No I Could Not Crochet While Watching The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I love to crochet while watching television and I especially love to watch Netflix while crocheting because I can always rewind if I feel that I missed something important while busily counting stitches or concentrating on getting my pattern just right but I could NOT for the life of me watch The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society while crocheting last night.

The reason, you ask?  This movie was just too good to take my eyes off of!

the guernsey literary & potato peel pie society movie poster

I fell in love with this movie!

“In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.”

I realize that not everyone will agree with me.  (My husband, for one.  It’s just not his type of movie. But I don’t think it should be considered a chick flick because of his opinion.  He prefers action and monster movies.)  But… if you like a good love story or historical fiction packed with drama, or if you enjoy a story with some meat on its bones, if you enjoy tales with characters who are writers, or if you like British dramas or maybe I should say, if you loved Downton Abbey, (there are so many great actors in this from there and they will keep you just as enthralled here)  this is a MUST-SEE!  Just don’t expect to be able to get any crocheting done while it’s on.

The story is so packed with emotion and heart-grabbing historical events that I just couldn’t take my eyes off of it long enough to create a stitch.  Rows were out of the question.  I had no choice but to sit there with my half-finished blanket on my lap, hook in hand, staring at the screen for the entire 2 hours and 4 minutes.

You’ve been warned.  Go watch this movie!

How about you?  Have you seen The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society yet?  What did you think about it?  Are you planning to watch?  Share your thoughts in the comments section.  I love hearing from my readers!

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Sweet, Chic, Unique Baby Booties – available in my Etsy Shop

Lately, I’ve been crocheting an awful lot of baby booties.

I started with a couple of different patterns that I bought at Etsy and for right now, I’ve settled on using one that I love to make some super sweet, chic, and totally unique baby booties that I’ll be selling (with the pattern designer’s permission) in my own Etsy shop.

I like to call them my Kicky Boots.

The pattern I’m using was inspired by a pattern I bought from the CrochetCollectionsCo shop.  Here’s a bootie I made using that pattern.

Rainbow bootie with white flower

Rainbow bootie with white flower.

You can see their original pattern, and buy a copy for yourself using my affiliate link  HERE.

I’ve also been changing things up a bit while using that pattern as a jumping off point. Here’s an example of what I’ve been creating with the pattern.

Red, White, and Blue Booties available at Etsy

Red, White, and Blue Booties available at Etsy.

And here’s another example.

Mustard and Gray Booties available at Etsy

Mustard and Gray Booties available at Etsy.

I’ve made a bunch of others too that I’ll share once I finish weaving in all of the ends that this style creates.

So far, I’ve gotten good feedback on these.  I’m shipping them in boxes and I think they’ll make great baby shower or newborn baby gifts.

You can find them in the Imperial Crochet Etsy shop at the following (non-affiliate) links:

Red, White and Blue Baby Booties at ImperialCrochet

Mustard and Gray Baby Booties at ImperialCrochet

Pastel Rainbow with Flower Booties at Etsy

Anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to lately.  How about you?  What’s on your hook?  Share with me in the comments section.  I love hearing from my readers.



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