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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sneak Peak New Newsboy Cap Pattern

I have worked and reworked this pattern with different hook sizes, different brim styles and different increases.  Early this morning I finished my first one.  I am really excited about this design and its unique brim.

I love this hat so much I want everyone to be able to make it.  To make sure even beginners can I am going to include a lot of instructional photos.

I am aiming for the final release in two weeks.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Lace Up Cocoon

This lovely cocoon is made from super bulky yarn, made in 13 rounds and can be whipped up in 2 hours or less.
Its open weave allows for little fingers and toes to poke through, and its lace up design makes it really easy to get baby in and out.
If you are a photographer you need one of these - if you are a mom you need one of these :)

Pattern  Here


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Friday, February 14, 2014



Row 1: Insert:  Working into sts of round 14*, slst in the flo of next 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (See reference photo at end of pattern)
Row 2: Working into sts of round 14, slst in the flo of next 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (See reference photo at end of pattern)
Row 3: Insert: Mark last hdc with stitch marker. Working into sts of round 14*, slst in the flo of next 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (See reference photo at end of pattern)
Row 4: Working into sts of round 14, slst in the flo of next 2 sts, Ch 1, turn. (See reference photo at end of pattern)
* Refer to pattern and use round specified for the size you are making.
If you would like a revised pattern emailed to you please email me your transaction number or proof of payment and I will be happy to send the revised copy

Thursday, September 5, 2013

How to Attach Ears to a Crochet or Knit Hat

A while ago I did a video on how to attach ears and to a hat.  All this time I thought it was on my blog but it isn't.

I am posting it (or maybe re-posting it) now in the hopes it can help some people.  I know when I was first learning to crochet it was one of the hardest things for me to figure out.

Hope you enjoy it:)


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Back To School Giveaway - 3 Chances to Win 10 Patterns!

It is the first day back to school and the first day I can dedicate to all the changes I want to make in my shop.  Such an exciting time after being out of the loops for so long.

During the past week I have been posting on Facebook and am so happy to see a lot of familiar people still with me:)  Thank you so much for your continued support even after I stepped away for a while.  I always loved the time I spent online, sharing stories about families, our children and our businesses.
I thought of many of you often wondered how your children or business were coming along.  I was even able to keep in touch with some of you on a personal level which I always enjoy.

I am excited to be designing again and am so happy that with everyone's support I am still able to do this.  I have many patterns in the works, some are simply sketches to be worked up, some are still a work-in-progress and some are almost complete.  With so much swirling around in my head it is hard to see a pattern through from start to completion.  You know how it is, like a new ball of yarn.  As soon as you get it the half finished projects are abandoned for the tempting new one waiting to be created.

Well onto what you are all here for!  The biggest giveaway I have ever done.

Here's the scoop!
The giveaway starts today and ends on September 11, 2013
There are three ways to enter, two of which you can do everyday.  So be sure to take advantage and enter as many times as you can.
  1. Share the giveaway on your Facebook page.
  1. Going to my shop and then posting on my Blog what your favorite design is.
  2. Subscribing to my blog.  If you already do - no problem just answer the question on the Rafflecopter and you will get your third entry too.
  3. Be sure to post on your Facebook page that you just entered this giveaway.
Note:  All patterns must be selected withing two weeks of winner being notified.
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Good luck everyone - can't wait to get this started!!!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

So Excited

As summer here comes to an end I am faced with no one at home starting September.  Bittersweet, Christian will be full-time and Matthew will be starting grade 3.  The past year I spent enjoying time with Christian and helping Matthew settle back into a regular classroom (which he loves!).  Now it is time to get stitching again.

I have to admit I have been extremely out of touch with the crochet world while spending time with my family.  I think often about the people who were a daily part of my life and still have contact with a handful of them on occasion.  I had not been on Etsy for months but decided to hop on and see what everyone has been up to.

Seems the world of crochet designers has grown immensely, but it also seems, a lot of the same thing just under different names.  This makes me quite excited!  I have over the year been sketching out ideas as they come to mind and even been able to make up a few samples.  I am really happy I will be able to offer you something new.

In addition to new items I have been giving a lot of thought to value.  When I first opened my store I offered something unique and at the same time better value than most, as my patterns came with 4-6 sizes.  Now I have an even better idea and will be putting together special package deals.  Ohhh I think you will be happy.  It won't be the Buy 3 Get 1 Free (although I will still over that) but will give you even better value than before.

Well that is my teaser for now... I hope to hookup with you all on Facebook