I have two new patterns for you this month, and both feature hedgehogs! I made the larger one using the 16 inch pillow size that I typically do. However, when I got done, I decided to make a smaller one as a toy. I AM IN LOVE! I plan to make more of these in difference sizes and colors. I'm also thinking about taking some of my other pillow patterns and making toy patters for them too.
Both patterns are available on this site, Ravelry, and Etsy.
Hubby has been busy! He installed the flooring this week. The next step will be to sand it down and apply clear coat, which will really bring out the character. It will be one of the last things that gets done, but for now I am trilled.
Hubby also installed most of the insulation. It took three truckloads full, but it will be worth it to keep me comfortable - especially since I plan to spend so much time in here!
There's a little more to do for the insulation. Hubby wanted a break so he could try out the new flooring nail gun. That man loves his power tools!
Next up will be either to get the electrical going or to install the drywall and slat wall. It will depend on what hubby feels like tackling next. I'm going with the flow and letting him decide.
YAY! SHE SHED!
Now that Zoe is well - and the vet bills are behind us - the time has come to begin shopping for the she shed again. What you see above is one batch of insulation. Sexy, eh?
On a brighter note I did pick up three light fixtures (okay, okay, chandeliers). What do you think? There is one big one for the center and the two smaller ones for the ends. I still need to shop for a porch light.
Hubby has already stared on the install of the insulation, so more progress pics soon!
WOO HOO! I finished another pattern! This is a variation of the very popular Circle Shrug, but utilizes squares instead. I also had fun using three different colorways of #FridayNightFibers and am very pleased with the results.
Like the Circles Shrug, this works up quickly. You can easily change up the layout and add more squares to create a longer scarf, shawl, or even a garment.
As always, the pattern is $5.00 and is available on this site, Ravelry, and Etsy.
I have a co-worker that is expecting this year. When she shared she was planning to have a jungle-themed nursery, I knew I had to make a monkey. Of course, we all could use a good monkey, so this was doubly perfect.
I searched for a pattern for a few days and landed on this one by LovelyBabyGift. You can find the paid pattern on both Etsy and Ravelry.
I worked on this for a few hours for about a week. It was very simple and the instructions were clear. I think I need to make this again in a few more colors.
2019 was our first time at #DFWFiberFest as a vendor. I've been attending (and purchasing) for years, but this year I decided to give it a go as a vendor. It was WONDERFUL! Not only did I get to drool over amazing yarns, get inspired by tons of projects and samples, get overwhelmed by all the bag choices; I also got to talk to a lot of amazing people throughout the three day show. There's nothing better than getting a bunch of excited, creative energy in the same place at the same time.
The vendors at this show are amazing too. I've done shows before where no one hardly speaks to each other, so I kind of stand out as the goofy lady. That was not the case at this show. It was so inviting and everyone was so willing to help each other. In fact, another vendor stopped by my booth and recommended I put all my yarn together as it would pull more people in. I did as she suggested, and it worked! This also gave me more space to hang up the samples that friends of mine made. Here are pictures of what I changed.
I plan to make some more modifications for the next show (East Texas Fiber Festival in November!), to make it even better. Of course, there will be MORE YARN!
Oh, and I must share what I bought! I did TRY to be good.
#DFWFiberFest2019 is almost here! It is this coming weekend - April 4 - 7th. Are you coming? If you do, please stop by booth 602 and say hello!
This will be my first year and I'm excited to help represent crochet. I'll have my hand dyed yarn, my hand made Portuguese Knitting pins, tons of samples of my patterns, handmade crochet hooks, and lots of other fun stuff. I have SO much stuff to share that the boxes have taken over the living room!
I'm so excited that I already mapped out all my favorite booths to visit too. Hmmm . . . I wonder if I'll spend less this year since I won't get to shop as much? We shall see!
Hope to see you there!
As I prepare for #dfwfiberfest2019 I am making a lot of samples with my hand-dyed yarn - Friday Night Fibers. With this particular project I really wanted to highlight the Manhattan colorway, which reminds me of fall. I was thrilled to find this pattern on Ravelry by Kim Miller called "Autumn Leaves." BONUS - IT'S FREE!
I went up to a hook size E as I tend to have tight tension. The pattern was a blast to work with - easy enough to get into the groove yet interesting enough to keep me from getting bored. I love how it turned out.
The leaves have such a nice, lacy effect and add a nice touch of interest without being overwhelming. I see lots of wear in its future.
I love fingerless mitts, roses, and sequined yarn, so what's better than creating a pattern combining all three?
The yarn is Yarn Bee Diva Sequin, which is discontinued. I feel in love with this yarn and was so disappointed when it was discontinued, but I still have a bit in my stash as it is my favorite to use for the Nancy Wave's scarf. I still had about a half a ball left of this colorway, so I decided to put it to good use.
What I like about my mitts patterns is that they are worked flat. This means they are easy to customize to get the right fit, so there's no waiting until you are done to check the size. The embellishments are added at the end, so you can add as few or as many as you like. Or, you can even place them in a different area!
What's also nice about these is they are reversible. You can wear them with the rosettes on the top near your fingers or on the bottom near your wrist.
If you'd like to make some of your own, the pattern is available on this site, my Ravelry store, and my Etsy store.
I love crocheting in the round. I also love doodling circles that overlap and layer. I decided to combine the two into a shrug and I am pleased with how it turned out. Not only did I get to "doodle" with crochet, I also used the Santa's Helper color way of Friday Night Fibers. The way the reds shifted and changed colors added a great dimension to this piece.
If you'd like to make one for yourself, the pattern is in my Etsy and Ravelry stores, as well as on this site. Oh, and I made the shawl pin too!