Monday, January 30, 2017

Throwing my pink hat in the ring

The past week and a half has been rough. Heartbreaking. Exhausting. I'll admit, I shed a few tears, thinking about what has happened to this country. I try to keep this blog to only cute kid stories, and information on crochet patterns and classes, but it's too much now.

But what can I do? I've written my senator. I've marched. I've looked into local groups for help. I've sadly gotten into an argument on Facebook (seriously, it helps no one. We all need to stop, and instead argue face-to-face). I'd love to donate a boatload of money to help out the causes I hold dear, but I'm a nanny and I run an Etsy shop. I'm not exactly swimming in cash.

So what can I do? How can I help? Well, I started off talking to my charge about how we will all fight to make sure the bully won't win. And now, I'm making hats. Yeah, they aren't going to solve anything, but I can take $15 worth of yarn, and make about 10 hats. For each one, I'll donate $10 of the proceeds.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Crazy Stitch Hoodie

Check out my very new pattern, the Crazy Stitch Hoodie!

It took me forever to create, but it was a ton of fun. It's a great way to learn new stitches, and try out new methods. It's also fun to hide inside the oversized hood.
 You can find this pattern....
On Etsy: HERE
On Ravelry: HERE
On Craftsy: HERE

Monday, January 16, 2017

Come to the LAST Free Crochet Class!

Come have coffee with me, and learn a fun new hobby! Eventually, I will be teaching lessons once every two weeks, but this will be the very last free one. 
For more information, check out the Facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1831984673757155/

All are welcome!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Messy Bun Hat with Swirly Stripes

Well, it looks like the Messy Bun Hat craze hasn't completely died off yet. So this time, I made one with a slightly bulkier yarn. This is created with Lion Brand's Landscapes, in the colorway Apple Orchard.
My hair isn't in an actual bun in the photo, but it shows off the colors nicely.
You can find the pattern for this hat
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Super Slouchy Circle Jacket

Here's another item I made for myself. It's a slouchy but light circle jacket. It's super easy to make, and made with 3 skeins of Shawl in a Ball.

 You can find the pattern
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE

Messy Bun Hat with Dragon Scales

So the new trendy item this winter was the messy bun hat. It has a hole at the top, so if you have your hair tied up in a messy bun, you can slip it through the hole. I made mine with dragon scales, so it matches my dragon scale gloves!
This pattern can be found
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE

Slouchy Hat with Flower

I love this new hat, so much, I've decided not to sell it! It's comfy, and warm, but not too warm. I love how soft it is, too.
 The pattern can be found
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE
 If you really, really, REALLY want me to make one for you, I might oblige :-)

Loveys

Looking for a good gift for a baby or toddler? These loveys are a perfect item! You have a choice of of Bear, Dog or Cat. All finished items (in a multitude of colors) can be found on Etsy HERE

CAT:
The Pattern can be found
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE

DOG:

The pattern can be found
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE
BEAR:
The pattern can be found
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE

Trevor the Triceratops

Meet Trevor, the Triceratops! He's another member of my dinosaur family.
You can find the finished stuffed animal HERE
To make him yourself, find the pattern:
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE

Tina the T. Rex

Tina the T. Rex says "RAWR!"

But she's really snugly and cute. She can be made with stripes or without.
The finished toy can be found HERE
If you'd like to make it yourself, find the pattern
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE

Brian the Brachiosaurus

This adorable dinosaur is named Brian the Brachiosaurus. He's a big guy, and can be made with stripes or without.
Currently, the finished product is sold out, but more items can be found in my Etsy shop HERE
If you'd like to make him yourself, get the pattern:
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE

Stella the Stegosaurus

Say hello to Stella the Stegosaurus! She's a friendly leaf-eater, who can be made with stripes or solid colors.
You can find the finished product on Etsy HERE.
To make it yourself, find the pattern
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE

Friday, January 6, 2017

Learn How to Crochet!

Do you live in LA, and you'd like to learn how to crochet? Well, I'm teaching a FREE class on January 14th. It should be fun, a chance to hang out, have a cup of coffee, and learn a fun, stress-relieving hobby.

Here is the event invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1642723966021187/

More classes will be coming soon, but this might be my LAST free class.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Pattern: A WIP Bag!

I love taking my current WIP (work-in-progress) with me to work. It's always fun to pull out some crochet at the park, while I keep an eye on the kiddo. So I decided to make my own bag!

This one has a few pockets, for your hooks, pens, scissors, a notebook, and whatnot. It also has an inner compartment that I measured around an entire Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo skein.

The pattern for this cute bag can be found here:
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/489800812/crochet-pattern-wip-bag-purse-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_1
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wip-travel-bag
Craftsy: https://www.craftsy.com/crocheting/patterns/wip-travel-bag-with-secret-pockets/473189
 Here's a shot of the bag half done, with the pocket for hooks.
 Here's a pic of the inside of the bag, filled with yarn, hooks, needles and a notebook.