Hey, all! Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’ve decided to give my baby bee pattern a makeover and write it up for FREE here on my blog!
I think these little bees look perfect paired with a bee pun Valentine’s Day card, so I’ve gone ahead and made up three different cards that you can download and print out below. Using yarn, tie your bee to the front of the card and give your Valentine something extra special this year! Continue reading Free Pattern: Burt the Baby Honey Bee
Hey, all! As most of you probably know, I don’t usually take custom orders unless they’re really special. I prefer to focus on developing new patterns and then selling those finished animals that I have as a result of testing my own patterns. But every once in awhile I’ll get a custom request that I just can’t refuse!
A couple weeks ago I received one of those requests and I just had to take it on! The customer requested a TurboTax inspired teddy bear for his girlfriend’s birthday since she loves the little teddy bear from their commercial so much. Continue reading TurboTax Inspired Teddy Bear
Hey, all! Oliver the Bluebird’s pattern is now available for purchase! It got finished a little early, which is always exciting! You can purchase his pattern HERE.
I get asked a lot what the exact yarn and materials are that I use for my patterns, so I’ve gone ahead and listed the exact materials I used for Oliver and links to purchase them!
Yarn – For the blue, I used Red Heart Super Saver in the color “Turqua”. (I know, you would have never guessed). You can purchase it HERE.
For the yellow, I also used Red Heart Super Saver in the color, “Lemon”. (That’s easier to guess.) You can purchase it HERE.
Safety eyes – I used 15mm eyes for Oliver and I purchased them HERE. These are the best value I’ve found! If you’re interested in other safety eyes I use, take a look at my blog post HERE. Continue reading Materials I Used – Cuddle-Sized Bluebird Pattern
It’s 2018 and it’s time for a new series of articles. A new series of articles about designing!
There comes a point in every crocheters life when they decide that they want to start designing their own patterns.
The question is, how do you go about designing something of your own? Something unique and unlike any other designers pattern?
Actually, when I asked on Instagram what people’s questions and struggles were when it comes to designing, the number one question was, “How do I create something unique without copying someone else’s design?” Continue reading How to Design Your Own Amigurumi – New Design Series
If you’re a crocheter and have ever crocheted around anyone, you know that there are certain questions that just end up being asked by the people watching you.
I took a poll on Instagram and found that the most-asked question is, “What are you knitting?”. Uh oh. If you’re reading this and you don’t crochet or knit, I must tell you right now that it makes crocheters pretty feisty when you ask them what they’re knitting when they are actually crocheting.
Even Batman gets a little upset . . . Continue reading “How Long Does it Take You to Make That?” Solved, SPM, and Other Curious Crochet Questions
Hey, ya’ll! I know that there are a lot of people just starting out their Instagram accounts, who haven’t had much experience in the field of giveaways. But eventually, everyone wants to have a giveaway. And why not? Giveaways are fun and a great way to engage people and gain new followers! But it’s tricky to run a successful giveaway and I know a lot of people are confused with the technical aspects of it as well. Things like, how people should enter their giveaway, what their post should look like, and how they should pick a winner. Continue reading How To: Have a Successful Instagram Giveaway
Hey, ya’ll! I’ve just published Paddy the Polar Bear’s pattern and you can find it HERE! I had a lot of fun designing this guy, so I hope you have fun making him. His chubby cheeks have been stealing people’s hearts ever since I first designed him as a part of my Christmas in July Project. I want to make him with different colored scarves and I also want to make a brown bear using his pattern! You’ll also be able to purchase a finished polar bear in my next shop restock happening next month if you don’t crochet, so keep an eye out! Continue reading Cuddle-Sized Polar Bear Pattern
Hey, ya’ll! I was very excited to recently have hit 30,000 followers on Instagram! I mean, that is really just mind-blowing! Last year at this time I had three to four thousand followers and it’s incredible to think how my account has grown since then. I’m very grateful to all of you for making that happen. If it wasn’t for Instagram I wouldn’t have the business I have. God has blessed me tremendously and sometimes I’m overwhelmed with what He’s done for me. Continue reading 30k Followers Pattern Giveaway
Hey, ya’ll! Most of you have probably already seen in the shop that the Gingerbread Twins’ pattern is now available for purchase, but I wanted to write a post just in case you hadn’t! You can find their pattern HERE. This pattern has been long-awaited by many of you and I’m just thrilled with how many of you have already purchased it and started making your cuties! Continue reading Cuddle-Sized Gingerbread Pattern
Hey, ya’ll! After my giveaway with Stacey from Fresh Stitches, I noticed a lot of people commenting and saying how hard it was to find safety eyes and how scarce and rare certain sizes were to find. So I thought it would be nice if I compiled a list of shops where you can buy safety eyes at and cut out some of the searching for you! I know that a lot of people aren’t able to find safety eyes locally, myself included. In fact, the only place I’ve ever been able to find them locally is at Hobby Lobby. And their selection is quite limited. Thus, most of the time I buy all my safety eyes online. Continue reading Where to Find Safety Eyes
Hey, ya’ll! I never thought I’d be featured in a magazine, (although I’ll admit, it’s certainly been a dream of mine for the last few months) but last month I was featured in Simply Crochet Magazine Issue 61! I was so thrilled and honored when they asked me if I’d like to be featured in a mini profile. If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw my post from last month about it when it first came out. But just today I finally got my hands on a hard copy. Three actually! And so to celebrate I’m going to GIVE AWAY [closed] one of those copies along with the special crochet hook that came with it! Continue reading Simply Crochet Feature & Giveaway
Hey, ya’ll! I know you’ve all been waiting patiently for my Christmas patterns to be published, so I’m happy to announce that Roly the Snowman’s pattern is finally up and available for purchase! Check it out HERE! It has lots and lots of step-by-step pictures to help you along the way. I hope you have fun making up your own snowman! You can make Roly with a stocking cap or with an earflap hat.My personal favorite is the earflap hat. And of course, the color variations you could try are endless! Continue reading Cuddle-Sized Snowman Pattern