Tuesday, February 9, 2016

My latest new release is the Colden Cowl and Headwrap pattern!

A few weeks ago, I released my Colden Beanie. I loved the stitch pattern so much with the chunky yarn that I wanted to design a cowl to match. Once I did that, I decided a headwrap would be a nice addition to the pattern. I love how it turned out!

Visit my Ravelry shop to purchase this pattern set for 50% off ($2.49) through Wednesday, Feb. 10th. No coupon code needed. 

Have a great week and stay warm!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Introducing the new Bailee Blanket pattern!

My 4th grandbaby is due in just over 2 months so of course, Nana has to make him a few things. The first thing I wanted to make was a blanket. I had my colors picked out but wasn't sure what pattern to use. I had recently made one of my Bailee Hats and just love how the design is reversible, so I thought I would see how it looked as a blanket. I'm so glad I did because I love how it turned out! I have written the pattern for a baby size blanket but have given instructions on how to customize the size.

Here is the Bailee Hat that inspired the new blanket design.

You can get the Bailee Blanket pattern for only $2.50 through Friday, January 29th. No coupon code needed. Or if you would like a matching set, get BOTH the Bailee Blanket and Hat patterns for 50% off using code Bailee at checkout. Simply click on the pics above to go to the Ravelry listing and add them to your cart. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Friday, January 22, 2016

New Wrist Warmer pattern now available!

My new Winter's Bliss Wrist Warmer pattern is now listed in my Ravelry, Etsy and Craftsy shops. They are on sale for just $1.75 in my Ravelry shop through Saturday, January 23rd. 

I designed these wrist warmers to go with my Winter's Bliss Beanie pattern released earlier this month, because who doesn't love a matching hat and gloves? You will love the texture of these gloves. Also, the thumbs are worked into the gloves, so you don't have to reattach yarn and work them separately. This makes them so quick and easy to make. 

If you haven't already, please consider following my blog so you don't miss out on any sales or giveaways I have going on. Also, you can find me on Facebook and Instagram

Thursday, January 14, 2016

It's Release Day AND a giveaway!!

My new Colden Beanie has been listed in all of my pattern shops and is on sale for only $2.99 on Ravelry and on Craftsy through Sunday, no coupon code needed. 

This chunky hat is full of texture and is sure to keep you warm. I love how quickly it works up and that it's suitable for boys or girls, from baby to adult. 

Head over to my Facebook page for a chance to win a copy of the pattern!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 11, 2016

I'm back!!

Good morning! It's been way too long since I've posted here. Do you ever just feel burnt out and need a change? That's what happened to me last Spring. I took a break from crochet designing and only did a little bit of crocheting. Instead, I spent some time pursuing other hobbies and mostly was busy with my grandkids, one of whom I babysat five days a week.

But now I'm back and ready to start designing again! Yay! I have recently released two new crochet patterns. The first is the Winter's Bliss Beanie. I love the subtle texture of this hat and the color possibilities are endless!

 Winter's Bliss Beanie unisex crochet hat pattern

I also designed the new Karys Cowl pattern to go with my Karys Cloche. I used Red Heart Unforgettable in Tidal and just love the way it turned out. 

Here is the Karys Cloche being modeled by its namesake. 

This week I will be releasing the new Colden Beanie crochet pattern. You will love the chunky texture in this hat and that it is suitable for boys and girls, from newborn to adult. I used Loops and Threads Charisma in Mountain Majesty. My adorable granddaughter, Serenity, is modeling this hat for me. 

So be sure to check back in a couple of days for the release of the Colden Beanie crochet hat pattern! Also, check out my Facebook page. Happy Monday!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

BOGO Pattern sale!!!

Have you had your eye on one of my patterns? Or do you need some new patterns for Christmas gifts or craft shows? Now is a great time to stock up with my BOGO pattern sale TODAY only in my Ravelry shop. No coupon code needed. Just add it to your cart and the sale price will show up when you check out. Enjoy!! 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Worldwide Artist Blog Hop

I am so honored to have been nominated for the Worldwide Artisan Blog Hop by my friend, Jonna, from Frayed Knot! So it’s my turn to answer these 4 questions about myself and this amazing craft....

Why do I do what I do?  I started crocheting about 5 years ago but was really inspired when my first grandbaby was born 4 years ago. Once I started making things for him, I couldn’t stop. One thing led to another and by the next year, I was designing my own patterns. It is so rewarding to choose a skein (or more) of yarn, sit down with a hook and create something beautiful with it.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?  Most of my designs are beginner friendly but also fun for the experienced crochet to make. I also focus on designing things I would wear or that I would put on my grandbabies. If you've seen my work, you know that I absolutely love texture and that's usually what I try to add to each design. 

 How does my creative process work? Sometimes I'm inspired by my grandbabies and want to make something special for them. Sometimes my photographer will ask for a new photo prop. Most of the time, I look for new stitches to use (especially with texture!) and strive to create something pretty.

What am I working on now? This time of year is a busy time for me. I take a break from designing to participate in a few Christmas Bazaars. A few things I've been making this week are boot cuffs, ear warmers and wrist warmers. 

Here are my nominations: 
My first nomination is my dear friend, Melanie, from 3 Boys & A Ball of Yarn. Melanie was one of the first fellow crocheter that I "met" online. She has such amazing, fun designs! Be sure to check out her blog. I would also love to nominate my good friend, Lisa, from Creative Kitty Crochet. I've known Lisa for over 2 years. She has tested many of my patterns for me. She's a very talented lady! If you don't crochet but would like to order something, contact Lisa and she can "hook" you up. ;)