Monday, December 5, 2016

Visions of Sugarplums ~ Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of Lori Hairston's Vision of Sugarplums blog hop! WOW! Wasn't yesterday's hop full of fun and inspiration?! If you came here from Greta Hess' blog, you are in the right place. If you are starting here, be sure to go to Lori's blog and get all the information you need to enter the wonderful prizes she has available.There are prizes for commenting and prizes for participating in her Christmas/Winter challenge.

Today's post is a fun gift to give that has a personal touch. I like to crochet dishcloths and try to have several on hand for when I need a little something. A few weeks before Thanksgiving, Bath and Body was having a HUGE sale and I ordered some fun scented hand soaps to go with my crocheted dishcloths to give as gifts as I need them.

I do a very simple dishcloth after trying several patterns. I found that if I crochet 27 and then half double crochet until it is square, I can get two dishcloths from one skein of cotton yarn. This variegated colored yarn went perfectly with this sun ripened strawberry soap.

Challenge Info:  The challenge is to create a project with a Christmas/Winter theme. You can go and get the details on how to enter HERE.   The prize is $25 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn.  

Here is a list of the companies who are giving prizes:
The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack

And here is a list of everyone playing today. Be sure to start with Lori's (our host) blog as all the details on how to enter for prizes and play along in the challenge is on her blog. Leave a comment on each blog as well. Every time you comment, your name gets entered for the prizes. 

Now it's time to head over to the super talented Lisa Bzibziak.

Here is a list of the designers posting today.
Debbie Fisher {you are here}


  1. Beautiful little gift idea Debbie! These are adorable!
    Happy Holidays!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  2. Beautiful project, Debbie! I would LOVE to be on YOUR Christmas list! Have a wonderful holiday!
    Holiday Hugs!

  3. Fabulous chrocheted little gifts, just perfect with these scented items!

  4. What a fun gift idea, Debbie! Who wouldn't want to receive such a lovely, heartfelt gift this holiday season!!

  5. You are such a clever crafter and gift giver!
    I don't crochet, but I just love these!

  6. very nice and so personalized! Helene

  7. A lovely idea and so pretty!! I haven't crocheted dish cloths in years, but do love them!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  8. What a great idea, Debbie! Love your crocheted dish cloths - fun and pretty!

  9. I love your idea. I also ordered from B&B and this is perfect. I might even get the crocheting done. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love when you can add something homemade to a store bought gift. Makes it all that more special. From the pictures I can tell that the dishcloths are very nice. GREAT idea.
    It has been ages since I have knit or crocheted. Cards and scrapbooking keep me way too busy.

  11. Your handmade dishcloth is the perfect compliment to the soap. A special homemade treasure. Those are always the best. :-) Thanks for sharing!

  12. Very pretty and a great gift! My aunt knits dish clothes.. I love to get them!

  13. Love your dish cloths--still have a few made for me many years ago! Great gift ideas--wish I'd made it to the B&B sale--maybe next year!

  14. It's been a long time since I did any
    crocheting. Love the idea of the
    dish clothes.
    thanks for sharing.

  15. There is nothing nicer than receiving a handmade gift! I wish I could crochet!

  16. My mom loves these crocheted dishcloths! This is such a nice gift! I still haven't learned to crochet so I'm very impressed!

  17. How super sweet this is, Debbie. Such sweet samples for the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop. Thanks for taking part and for all the great inspiration.
    Karen L

  18. What a cute little gift! I wish I was your