Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

Here you'll find sewing, crocheting, card making, painting, doodling and more. I offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. Enjoy your visit!

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Apr 14, 2013

I Confess, I'm Obsessed

I get focused!

You know, I love all kinds of crafts. If it's crafty, I want to do it.......and it seems the sky is the limit. The only thing is, I have to get it out of my system and then I find some kind of normal. 

Sometimes it takes a while.

Right now I'm the CRAZY crochet lady! Um huh...

please be patient with me...

Newborn size Chocolate Cupcake Hat with flower sprinkles.
A little boys Puppy Hat, size 3 - 6 months.
A little girl's Puppy Hat, size 3 - 6 months.

I don't know about you, but I feel better....I'm just itching to make more though. Yep...still not done! Call me CRAY.....oh wait

We already did that. 

Anyway, these and a bunch of others are all for sale on my FB page HERE if you're interested. 

I wasn't planning on selling...but I'm making too many not to. Silly me. Sigh....I think they call it obsessed.

All of these patterns come from Repeat Crafter Me  if you too want to be obsessed!!


My nephew recently had a birthday, so I sent him a card I made a while back, but I changed the inside of it so thought I'd show it to you again.......
Remember the card above? Here's the new inside....

Okay, who am I kidding? I'm just trying to make up for the low scrapbooking/cardmaking posts of late. 

Although I do prefer the inside of the card to the way it was before, which was rather plain. 

Small offering. I know. 

Well, I hope your weather is nice today
                (Really, I'm talking about weather?). 

Seriously though, it's all over the place!! My family is seeing snow and blizzards!

 It's been pretty good here though. I've even been able to get some walking in.

Well, in between crocheting.

Can't complain at all.



  1. your crocheting is awesome, i love everyhting you've shown :) keep up the great work.

  2. Oh wow, I love those hats!!! I'm wearing a koala bear hat, but it's a bought one as I'm totally useless at knitting and crocheting... Only managed to make some funny wrist warmers, but that's as complicated as it goes for me... Here's a link if you want to see them ;) http://mickymunchkin.blogspot.de/2013/03/pulswarmer-fur-ne-verruckte-wie-mich.html
    I had never seen a Muffin hat before! SO cool! :)

  3. Oh my goodness! I love your hats; especially the teddy bear ones! So sweet! :)

  4. WOW! Those hats are great and right on trend. LOVE the cupcake. How unique.
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  5. Fabulous hats Carmen! Your Steampunk card is awesome too!

  6. Gosh that's super cute, like I could totally eat the cupcake one (not that you would want me to lol, but you get what I mean - I hope).

  7. WOW I love your knitting and your soaps look amazing too.
    It's been a while since I came to visit your blog, thanks for your freebies


Thanks for the comments!