Friday, December 9, 2016

What should I put in the Character Gift Baskets?

I often get asked for some ideas on what to put in the Character Gift Baskets. 


While wine is a great gift, not everyone drinks it and not everyone wants to gift it.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Loops and Threads Impeccable and Yarn Off Winner!!

How much fun was the third round of the Yarn Off challenge? Thank you all for taking the time to vote!

Before we talk winners, lets talk about this yarn!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fete Gift Card Holder

Need a quick stash busting project? Need items for a craft fair? Well, then I have the perfect project for you!



These gift card holders take scrap amounts of yarn and work up so fast, you could have all of your gift card gifts covered in a day!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Annual Sales Event

It's time for the 3rd Annual Sales & Giveaway Event!

This is my 1st year doing this event and I am super excited to be included!! 
24 of your favorite designers (and one of your favorite yarn companies) have gotten together to bring you amazing sales and fun giveaways!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Yarn Off 3

Back in July, Me and RaeLynn from AllieCat's Hats and Crafts, started fun & friendly crochet competition. 

We were inspired by an incident we had during a round of Battle of the Stitches. Click HERE to read more about it!

We use the same yarn brand and line, in the same colorways, AND we will be working on the same type of project. But, we won't know anything about each other's designs. It's so much fun!!

Last round we both made super soft pillows using Red Heart Sweet. 


This round we will be using Loops & Threads Impeccable in Amethyst and Aran. 



We're keeping the project a secret for now, but feel free to comment below with your guesses!

Check back next week for the design reveal, yarn review, and vote for your favorite! Oh, and there may be prizes involved! **WINK, WINK**

Thank you for joining in the fun! I hope you're as excited about this as we are!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Top 100 Crochet Bloggers

Have you seen Feedspot's list of top 100 crochet bloggers?

This is a comprehensive list of crochet bloggers and how they rank, taking various social media and search metrics into account. I'm at #77 right now! 

Go over and check out the rest of the list! And keep an eye out, they refresh the data every week! 

Friday, October 28, 2016

Premier Yarns D.I.Y. Gradient

I recently had the pleasure of working with Premier Yarns D.I.Y. Gradient yarn in the Violet colorway and it was heavenly. I cannot even contain my love for this yarn!

Poplar Ridge Cowlette

The Poplar Ridge Cowlette takes a basic stitch pattern and turns into a gorgeous cold weather accessory. 



This pattern is great for beginners! It features simple pattern repeats and a stitch that goes just beyond the basics.

Friday Five!

If you've been following along on my Facebook page, then you've probably seen my new "Friday Five" series. 

Each week, I choose 5 crochet related items to share with you. 

Previously, I been posting them in a slideshow and then going live later in the day to chat about them. After the chat I would post links, but I have had people ask for the links at the time of the slideshow, so I figure this would be the easiest way to share all the links! 

I will still go live this afternoon to tell you why I picked them. 

So, here is this week's picks: 

1) Crochet Design of the Week: 
Laura Gingham Scarf by Divine Debris (I told you I love her designs ;) ) 
This scarf was designed as part of the Crochet Charity Drive event, and it's really starting to get cold around here, so it is definitely fitting! Isn't it just amazing? And it's a free pattern!


For the next several weeks, my crochet feature will be the scarves from this drive

2) Sheep and Shout Yarn phone case from Design Maven NYC. It comes in  cases for iphone 4 - 6plus and Samsung Galaxy 3-6. The price does vary depending on the model. 
3) Wooden Yarn Ball Ornament from Woah the Pickle. 
Because Christmas is right around the corner and I want yarn under my tree and on my tree! Ha!

4) Unicorn Ergonomic Crochet Hook from For the Love of Yarn UK. I chose this because: UNICORNS! I am a rainbow lover and unicorns are totally adorable, plus my daughter is obsessed, so I kind of have an extra soft spot for them. And these are super duper cute!! 

5) Row Counter and Yarn Cutter from Debra's Garden.
What a handy tool this is! Keep track of your row count, plus fasten off your yarn, all with one tool! And look at all the fun colors it comes in!

I hope you enjoyed these 5 picks! Let me know what you think in the comments! 

Paragon Square Ornament

Are you ready for the second ornament from the Christmas Ornament CAL featured in the Blackstone Designs Crochet Community on Facebook? 



Monday, October 17, 2016

Premier Sweet Roll Yarn Review

I recently had the pleasure of trying the new Premier Sweet Rolls yarn. I have had my eye on it since I saw the first advertisement, so I was excited to finally get the chance to dig my hook into it.

If you are in any crochet groups on Facebook, you have probably seen all the rage about the Caron Cakes. Some people really loved them, but other people were disappointed because they contain wool.


Well, Premier Sweet Rolls are 100% acrylic! Woohoo!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Red Heart Sweet and Yarn Off Winner!

How much fun was the second round of the Yarn Off challenge? Thank you all for taking the time to vote!

Before we talk winners, lets talk GORGEOUS yarn!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wicked Scrubby Mitt

There's not much I love more than Halloween... and the iconic Witch!

So, when I got my hands on this Red Heart Scrubby and Scrubby Sparkle yarn, this witch hand bath mitten just seemed like the perfect creation!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Check Out My New Project Bag!

I am constantly searching for new crochet products. I love to see what's out there and I especially love to find things that will make my crochet world bright and fun!

Well, this project bag from Shaggy Baggy has done just that!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Tutorial Photos for the Autumn Sky Wrap

So, did you know the Autumn Sky Wrap was mine?
I hope you all love it! It was so much fun to make and even more fun to photograph!! Of course, it helps to have a beautiful model!

The stitch can be a little tricky though, so I have put together these tutorial photos. Don't hesitate to message me on my Facebook page if you need more assistance.





This pattern is only available through the Battle of the Stitches Round 10 eBook until August 15th, then it will be available in my shop.

Have fun!!!



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Yarn Off Reveal

Have you been on the edge of your seat? 
Did you see my sneak peek on Instagram? 
Well, wait no more! Today is Yarn Off reveal day! 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Yarn Off

Have you been patiently waiting for Thursday?

Last week, I shared with you that Me & RaeLynn from AllieCat's Hats and Crafts have something up our sleeves. Well, we're ready to tell you all about it!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me sets are a fav thing of mine. Last year, I bought my daughter & myself two pairs of matching shoes, because mini me versions of anything is just awesome!

I also try to incorporate that theme into my crochet designs. I have a few Mommy & Me sets available (and many more that just haven't made it to the published phase yet lol).

Friday, March 18, 2016

NATCROMO 2016

It's NAtional CROchet MOnth! I just love it! And I love the idea of celebrating it with a blog tour!


This year, Crochetville has created a fun little theme! If you're not already a part of the Facebook group, click HERE to join!