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500 Toys for Syrian Refugees: An Interview with Chubby Knots Crochet

Hey, ya’ll! One of the things I love about being on Instagram is getting to meet all sorts of amazing and talented people. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Justine of Chubby Knots over on Instagram. At the time I started following her, she was preparing to leave on a trip to Lebanon. During that time she started making a few toys to pass out to the Syrian refugee children there and asked on her page if others would like to help out too. What happened next surprised all of us! Continue reading 500 Toys for Syrian Refugees: An Interview with Chubby Knots Crochet

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Etsy Labor Day Sale Finds

Hey, ya’ll! Guess what? Etsy is having their first ever Labor Day sale, starting today and going through September 4th! Those Etsy sellers who chose to participate have their sale items featured on this special page HERE. I’m grateful that my shop is also part of this sale. Even though Labor Day is a U.S. holiday, anyone around the world can benefit from this sale. I just love how you can now schedule sales on your Etsy shop instead of having to manually change the price on each listing. I think I’m really going to enjoy using that feature in my own shop as time goes on!  Continue reading Etsy Labor Day Sale Finds

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My New Website: A Dream Come True

Hey, ya’ll! I’m sure most of you have already noticed my newly revamped website, but I wanted to take a moment to talk a little bit about it!

When I first started my blog it was just a blog and I didn’t have a store on my site. If you wanted to buy patterns from me you had to buy them on Etsy or one of my other pattern outlets. Continue reading My New Website: A Dream Come True

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Pattern: Baby Jellyfish Amigurumi

Hey, ya’ll! It feels like it’s been forever since my last free baby animal pattern! So I’m back with a cute little jellyfish pattern to help you finish your summer off. I’ve made three different versions of these jellies so you can make one with long tentacles or short and stubby tentacles. (The chubby one makes me think of a thimble jellyfish!) You can also make your jelly be a girl by adding eyelashes and a cute heart bow! Continue reading Pattern: Baby Jellyfish Amigurumi

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Christmas in July Recap

Hey, ya’ll! July is over and I can’t believe it, but I actually was able to complete all the animals/characters I had lined up to make! At the start of it, I was going to be content with being able to finish just two, but I actually finished all six planned! Continue reading Christmas in July Recap

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Christmas In July Project

Hey, ya’ll! All during the month of July, I’m going to be designing Christmas animals and characters to go along with my “Christmas in July Project”. In the two years since I opened my Etsy shop, Christmas has managed come and go without me planning a single thing for it. Continue reading Christmas In July Project

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Fresh Stitches: Review & Giveaway

Hey, ya’ll! I’m so excited to be collaborating with Stacey from Fresh Stitches to GIVE AWAY [CLOSED] a nice little selection of different sized safety eyes to two lucky winners! (See below for details.) But first, let’s talk a little bit about Stacey’s great website, Fresh Stitches, and the Ami ClubContinue reading Fresh Stitches: Review & Giveaway

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Extreme Amigurumi

The term “extreme crochet” and “extreme knitting” has been popping up all over the internet these days and has become wildly popular. I love the look of extreme crochet, and when I see a big crochet hook and yarn, the first word that pops into my head is, “fun”. It just looks so fun to work with! While I’ve seen beautiful big blankets, rugs, cushions and other wearable or household items, I hadn’t seen many people try and create an extreme amigurumi. And once that thought got stuck in my mind I could not get it out again! I HAD to try it! I mean, what could be better than a giant, huggable amigurumi? Continue reading Extreme Amigurumi

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Pattern: Zippy the Baby Sloth

NOTE: You can buy an ad-free beautifully formatted and concise version (only 7 pages long) of this pattern on my Etsy shop HERE, or on Craftsy HERE, or LoveCrochet HERE. Otherwise, the free pattern is available right here!

Meet Zippy the Baby Sloth! Zippy is a very friendly little sloth. He needs lots of love, so be sure and give him all the cuddles! I had so much fun designing this little guy and I hope you have as much fun making him. Continue reading Pattern: Zippy the Baby Sloth

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Free Pattern: Winston the Baby Bear

I’m proud to introduce you to Winston, the Baby Bear! Now you can make your own baby Winston because I’ve written up the free pattern for him, and here it is! 

I think these little bears look perfect paired with a bear pun Valentine’s Day card, so I’ve gone ahead and made up six different cards that you can download and print out below. Using yarn, tie your bear to the front of the card and give your Valentine something extra special this year! 

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