• Crochet,  Holiday

    Holiday Mason Jar Covers

    Christmas will be here before you know it!  If you would like the printable ad-free version of this pattern, you can find it HERE. Did you know that we are well on our way into the holidays? Once school starts, it’s a snowball rolling downhill and there’s no way of stopping it. You’ll blink and Halloween will be over and you’re carving the turkey for Thanksgiving. If you are like me, you love to give homemade gifts to others. It’s the ultimate “I love you”. Someone who takes the time to make you a gift thinks you are very worthy and they love you a lot. I have been canning…

  • Crochet,  Pattern

    Pamela Fingerless Gloves

    I’m sitting here on my back deck trying to figure out how to write this blog post and I can’t help but cry a bit as I type. Today is pattern release day for my Pamela Fingerless Gloves. If you guys remember, I wrote a pattern for the Pamela Scarf back in March. That was one of the hardest things I did since I am making this set in memory of my late mom, Pam. There were a lot of tears and phone calls with my sister on that one. The healing process has started and I don’t cry nearly as much as I used to but it’s still hard.…

  • Ramblings

    Hat Not Hate.. an anti-bullying campaign

    I don’t know if you’ve heard or not but there’s this really neat campaign called Hat Not Hate. A bunch of us crafters are uniting and donating our time and blue hats to the cause. There’s even a great FB group that is run by a great group of creators that are dedicated to the cause. It’s awesome. I’m sure you want more info so I’m going to tell you all about it so keep reading. What is Hat Not Hate? Hat not Hate is a campaign started by Lion Brand, a yarn company, in 2018. It was started to bring awareness to bullying. They are encouraging people to make…

  • Business,  Crochet

    Creating Content.. it’s easier than you think.

    Creating content can be quite daunting at times and it can cause people to get overwhelmed and not create at all. Do you what to know how I know? It’s because I’ve been there and it’s not fun at all. So, I’m here to make your life a little easier. And please know that by offering this to you all is my way of holding myself accountable. Yes, I will be going on this adventure with you all. First off, you can print off a free calendar sheet off the internet or use your planner. I have a happy planner and buy the standard monthly inserts. It comes with the…

  • Crochet,  Food,  Ramblings

    Quarantine Day: 4,673……

    Can you believe it’s only been TWO MONTHS since this whole “quarantine”, “lockdown”, “shutdown”, “social distancing”, business started? Crazy, isn’t it? It just all seems so surreal at times. In March, Gwyneth Paltrow said that we need to take this enforced isolation and turn it into an opportunity to write a book, learn how to play an instrunment, or learn a new language perhaps. HMM….. I’m not sure I’m that ambitious. But, many people have stepped up and made the most of this and I’m proud of those people. My friend, Beka, is a Librarian and is reading children’s books every on FB. They’re so adorable. I have so much…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern,  Pattern

    Earth Day Tote… a free crochet pattern.

    Earth Day…. This year Earth Day brings on a whole new meaning. More than ever, we are learning to appreciate the earth and what it does for us by going about things a bit differently then we’re used to. I’m pretty active on social media and I’m seeing more people planting gardens, buying live stock, and they’re beginning to barter with others which cuts down on a lot of unnecessary plastic packaging. All of that is great and I really hope we can continue to do this after things get back up and running. But until then, let’s focus on a few smaller things that we can control now like…

  • Crochet,  Pattern

    Pamela Scarf

    I’ve recently started designing my own patterns to sell and the first one I made was in tribute to my mom, Pamela. It was a scarf that she would have loved. She couldn’t wear anything that was too tight on her neck and everything had to be soft to the touch, nothing too scratchy. The Pamela Scarf comes in two sizes: M-L and XL – 3X. It is intended to be made with a very soft 4 weight yarn. Some great yarns to try would be: Lion Brand Mandala Ombre, Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling, Stylecraft Special Aran, and Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes. This scarf is made for the…

  • Crochet

    XOXO CUP COZY AND MUG RUG… a free crochet pattern.

    It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. So much so that it’s also my anniversary. I love all the red and pink hearts, flowers, chocolate, etc… I just love it. In honor of my anniversary and Valentine’s Day, I am releasing a new cup cozy and mug rug pattern. HUGS & KISSES (XOXO) CUP COZY AND MUG RUG This pattern is very simple. It’s made to fit over the taller white mugs from the Dollar Tree. You can add or decrease stitches to make it the length you need as long as it’s in multiples of two. It’s a very simple pattern. One row is…

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  • Ramblings

    Valentine’s Day Crochet Pattern {little projects that show a lot of love}

    The holidays are behind us and now it’s time to bring out the pink and red hearts. LOVE IS IN THE AIR!! Have you started thinking about ways to show the people you love just how much you care? You don’t need an expensive trip or shiny piece of jewelry to give them. A cute pink bag filled with kisses (chocolate, that is) and maybe movie tickets would be a great idea for the movie lover in your life. What about a cute pink (or blue, green or purple) Valentina Beanie? It’s still winter for a lot of people. I’m going to show you 10 easy pattern that you can…

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  • Ramblings

    Thinking back on the year…

    and moving on to next year. So, I’m sitting here at the local coffee shop with my White Chocolate Mocha and the newest retest pattern I’m working on trying to get things done while my daughter is across the street at the movies and I’ve been thinking…. Where has this year gone? It’s Dec 31st and it seems like I haven’t gotten anything done that I wanted to do this year. I admit, this year has been extremely hard. We’ve had a surgery to mend back to health and then my mom got real sick and passed away. That took a good chunk of the last half of the year.…