• Reviews

    Knitting Machines are all the rage right now

    If you’re a yarn crafter, you know that these circular knitting machines are very popular right now. I believe it all started when Kaytedid86 on Tik Tok shared her Tik Tok beanie. Everyone wanted one and those things almost doubled in price over a matter of two weeks. They went from like $60 up to over $100. If you were lucky enough to get one ordered, it took about 8-12 weeks for delivery. Some people are still waiting for them. So, naturally, I had to have one. To be fair, I’ve been eyeing them for a few years now but it was her video that pushed me over the edge…

  • Crochet,  Ramblings

    Christmas is coming…

    Does anyone else get this overwhelming feeling when you realize that Christmas is only 5 days away? I was definitely feeling the strain for about four weeks. I usually have my ducks in a row and everything done by Halloween but I didn’t even start my shopping until the second week of Nov. I just finished up buying presents on Saturday and wrapped ALL of the presents on Friday. It was definitely a struggle. LOL But, can we talk about crocheting for a bit? I decided I wanted new stockings this year and instead of buying them on Amazon for $20 a set, I started crocheting stockings for the family.…

  • Ramblings

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! Can you believe the year is almost over? It’s been a very stressful one for sure. I do have quite a bit of things to be thankful though. My family is healthy and we are pushing through everything life has thrown at us so far. I hope you guys have been doing well. I also took the plunge and started designing crochet patterns in February and now have seven patterns in my Ravelry store. As we head into the busiest shopping weekend of the year, I would like to take a moment to share with you guys that all of my patterns on…

  • Crochet

    CJ Shell Cowl

    Fall is coming… And with fall comes the pumpkin spice, apple cider, sweaters, bonfires, ear warmers, boots and cowls. It’s my favorite time of the year. I’m a HUGE fan of fall and there is nothing better than pairing up a cowl and ear warmer set to match your outfit. I have been very busy the last several weeks with jotting down new designs and setting up a plan to get them out to you all. I’ve got an infinity cowl, bulky ear warmer, slouch hat and a few sets of fingerless gloves written out. Now, I just have to find the time to get them worked up and sent…

  • 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…