Picking Myself Back Up

I have always been upfront about my struggles and my diagnosis of bipolar 2 with severe anxiety and depression.

Since I talked to you last, my life has been in a shambles. I was sent back to Illinois where I was sharing a house with my daughter and her family. They moved and I lost the house we were living in and pretty much everything I owned, including my kitty. I managed to save enough clothes and yarn to get by.

The month of June, I was homeless. I ended up in the hospital because of the series of losses triggered my PTSD. I am not a veteran. My Complex PTSD is caused by repeated severe trauma; molestation, rape, domestic violence, homelessness (you get the idea). I was blessed by a young man who had been friends with my daughter who allowed me to stay at his apartment while I was looking for a place to live. The difficulty was finding an apartment that I could afford, with security deposit, on my disability check.

Then, I was blessed, again by a woman who needed someone to take over the lease on her apartment. The security deposit was paid, for now. I was the first person to respond to her ad, about 5 minutes after she posted it! They landlord accepted me and I moved in June 30.

Crocheting is one way I kept from giving up. Here are some of the items I completed:

I had found a place but it didn’t feel like home. That is, until I adopted 2 twelve week old kitten sisters! They have grown a lot since I brought them to live with me.

I named them Hope (the top photo) and Faith (obviously the bottom pic).

They keep me smiling and getting out of bed every day.

They don’t let me crochet very much because they think the yarn is theirs!

Even though I am not homeless anymore, I am still struggling. They remind me that I need to have hope and keep the faith. I try to remember to cast my cares and anxiety on Jesus. That He will not abandon me. He provided an escape from being homeless and the food pantry is keeping me fed.

If you would like to help, please check out my Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/CabinCrochetCreation

And keep me in your prayers as I search for a job.

Thank you for reading my blog post! And may God bless you richly!

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Picking Myself Back Up

Change in My Life

I can’t get it into my head that I need to write blog posts regularly! Again, I have to apologize…BUT I have a pretty good excuse this time!

I am now officially CabinCrochetCreations! I moved to Colorado and am actually living in a cabin at an undisclosed location high in the Rocky Mountains! I closed my Etsy shop several months ago because the platform is super saturated with crochet and knit items. Or people don’t want to pay for a hand crochet doll! Pretty sad when people will buy a pseudo-handmade item at Walmart for less and put money into the pocket of Big Business instead of helping their fellow human being.

I am a VIP for a great community on Instagram called @yarn4less. They DO care about those who create yarn art!

That’s the size of it!

I am still on Instagram but Facebook is very limited due mainly to the slow internet connection up here!

@cabin.crochet.creations

Change in My Life

February Creations

Just a quick post about my makes that I completed in February!

If you like anything please email me at cabincrochetcreations@gmail.com for prices and shipping options

Thank you to @kellyjoycrochet, @crochetbystarsha and @vividkreations for allowing me to test their patterns!

Cardigan pattern is by @mamainastitch

Hat pattern is by @rusticwillowcreations

February Creations

Happy 2018!

Hello everyone! I want to let you know that I have closed my Etsy store. I only had 6 sales in a year. If you would like to order anything you see on my Instagram feed or Facebook feed, you can message me or email me at cabincrochetcreations@gmail.com

I made both of these for my granddaughter, Katerina! You can order either just contact me!

My sweet angel! I am also selling this fully pose able bunny too! Message me or email me!

I will post a 3 month old photo shoot of Katerina Lynn 💕 soon!

Love and blessings to you and yours! Blessed 2018 to all!

Happy 2018!

A long overdue update!

Well October 9, 2017 I became Grandma Tanya to Katerina Lynn 3 pounds 17 inches long. 

She is now 7 weeks old. She weighs 6 pounds 9 oz. And we live in a 3 bedroom house with a decent backyard. Gifted a Honda Accord 2001 by Great Grandpa Gerry Haukoos. 

Knitting winter hats for Handmade Holiday Box by Mt Ninney (?) Handmadepr ♥️🌲♥️


Orders plus 40 % off select items thru this week ONLY Etsy shop ➡️ CabinCrochetCreation ⬅️ NO S!! 

Christmas Sale soon! Won’t be as good as Black Friday Week! 

A long overdue update!

8 Weeks Early! 

I have to update you all! Monday morning my daughter was taken to the Emergency Room and wished into an emergency caesarian section because my daughter’s blood pressure was dangerously high 260/148! She had HELPs syndrome. The treatment is delivery of the baby. She is improving and baby Katerina was born 10/09/2017 at 3 pounds and 15 inches long. 

Katerina is going to have to be in the hospital for at least 3 weeks. They don’t have that rule anymore where you can take baby home at 5 pounds. It’s up to how the baby is or is not thriving. She is being fed via a tube down her throat into her tummy. Breast milk every 3 hours. 


The one with the young man is the daddy! And the last one is my daughter. 

Go grateful to God that my baby girl and her baby girl are alright! 

Update: Sunday October 15, 2017

As of Saturday my daughter’s blood pressure still isn’t really under control. But they plan to discharge her later today.

Katerina is still 3 pounds at last report. She is under the bilirubin lights. I hope to see them both later today.

We got a house to move into in a week! 

Thank you for your prayers 🙏🏻🙌🏻

My Etsy Shop! New winter hats just listed! 


Purple preemie bonnet! The first one was a crochet beanie that was too small so I donated it to the NICU! 💕

8 Weeks Early!