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. ;) 

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Karys Cloche new pattern release!

 Karys Cloche pattern

I am so excited about this design! This is not your ordinary shell stitch hat. Add a bit of a flared brim and a ribbon accent, and you have a lovely hat that is perfect for girls of all ages. 

 Karys Cloche Pattern

The pattern is on sale at the introductory price of $2.99 through tomorrow night (March 4th) in my Ravelry and Craftsy shops. Enjoy!!

 Karys Cloche Pattern

Now let's have a giveaway! Three lucky winners will win a copy of the Karys Cloche. Giveaway will be open until midnight tomorrow night. Good luck!

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Saturday, February 8, 2014

The new Owen Hat pattern has been released!!

The new Owen Hat has been released!

I am so excited about this hat design! Learning new stitches that create a rich texture is something I really try to focus on, and I think this hat has a beautiful texture. I love that it is suitable for girls, as well as boys, which is sometimes hard to do. Sizes included in the pattern are from 0-3 months through adult.

Use two or more colors to show the texture even more. 

As an added bonus, I have included directions to create a different design/texture as shown in the photo above. 

You can purchase the pattern in my Ravelry and Craftsy shops for the introductory price of only $2.99 through Monday, Feb. 10th. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dreaming of warmer weather!!

Dreaming of Warmer Weather!

I don't know about you, but I am so over this cold weather. I'm longing for days when I can open the windows and enjoy the cool breeze, being able to take my grandson to the park, and going camping and biking with my hubby. What about you? Do you enjoy the winter months or are you ready for Spring?

How about a look at a few of my patterns to help shake off the winter blues? Here are a few of my favorites. :)

First is my Sailor Hat. This is probably my most popular pattern. Make one as a photo prop or as an accessory to a cute little sailor outfit.

My Little Man & Little Miss Sunhats are also fun hats for the warmer weather. The patterns each include 4 applique patterns. Your little one will be the cutest kid at the playground wearing one of these sunhats. ;)

My Peek-A-Boo Cocoon is an adorable photo prop and perfect for Spring. It makes me think of butterflies that will be fluttering around.

I hope you've enjoyed this little peek at a few of my patterns. All of my patterns can be found on Ravelry, Etsy, and Craftsy.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New designs AND a sale!!

New Designs

Hope the New Year has started out great for you! Ours has been wonderful with the addition of our first granddaughter, Serenity, on January 2nd, and let me just tell you, we are in love! :)

I have released three new patterns this year. First was the Elise Wrist Warmers. These are very quick and easy to work up and the stitch creates a beautiful texture which is also very warm.

My next pattern that was released this month was the Elise Slouch. This is a fun hat that goes perfectly with the Elise Wrist Warmers and the Elise Cowl, all found in my pattern shops. Sizes include newborn through adult.

The latest pattern I released was the Serenity Hat, named after our sweet granddaughter. This hat also comes in newborn through adult. Here is our beautiful Serenity modeling for Nana for the first time. :)

I've decided to have a "Just Because" sale in my Ravelry shop
through tomorrow night, so you can stop by and pick up one of these (or any) patterns for 25% off. Enjoy!