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Whoa! About this time before each event I have to remind myself that I need to sit down and BREATHE. Relax! Things have been super busy around here that I often neglect every other aspect of my life. Even though this event is no different, it has gone in a weird direction for me. Back in December, I decided to go all in with my crochet business, Manda’s Crafty Corner. It’s not all about just creating and making crochet items anymore. I am now hustling to get my name, face and items seen in the world. That leads me to market, market, market!!! You need marketing material to send with…
The Life Of A Crocheter
Crocheters often get their personal lives mixed in with their business lives. Most of us run our businesses from our homes and our family is there more than not. People are seen and heard in videos and photos. If you see a photo of ourselves, I can guarantee someone else in the house took that photo and it took 20 minutes to get ONE good photo out of two dozen taken and many of those are of us with our mouths distorted from trying to tell the person what to do. We don’t get to just sit down and work uninterrupted. If you were to ask what a crochet business…
It’s the End of the Year
Can you believe that 2022 is over in five days? I’m not sure what happened this year but it seems like I didn’t get much accomplished. I do know that my business was put on the back burner and it suffered A LOT. I got involved into a few homeschool related things and it was a bit of an adjustment trying to get things situated. But, things have fallen into place and next year is going to be great. Over the last few months, I have been setting myself up for a very successful year for 2023. I joined a few local social collective groups and got into contact with…
Best Friends Day.. a free candle cozy pattern
There is nothing better than a best friend. God put them on this earth to be there for us no matter what is going on. They are the most supportive people in your corner. They know when we’re upset and are always willing to hide a body for you. I mean, am I right? Or am I right? Not that we’re all out hiding bodies or anything…. LOL. They also know how to have a good laugh with you. And let’s be honest, they’re also the first person to laugh AT you or tell you that you’re wrong. They are so important that Best Friends’ have been given an official…
Galentine’s Day… a holiday for the ladies.
If you are like me, you cherish the friendships you have with your girl friends. I don’t know where I would be without mine. They are my sanity. So, what exactly is Galentine’s Day? Galentine’s Day is to Valentine’s Day like Friendsgiving is to Thanksgiving. It’s celebrated on February 13th. It’s a great way to let your friends know how much you appreciate them. And let’s be honest, sometimes your gestures are all they get. Not everyone has a significant other or a SO who celebrates Valentine’s Day. It’s just something extra to let the girls know how much you love them even though we show them all year round.…
XL North Mountain Face Scrubs…. a free crochet pattern.
The XL North Mountain Face Scrub is part of the North Mountain Spa Set that includes the North Mountain Washcloth and North Mountain Soap Saver. You can find those over on Ravelry by clicking the button below. Face Scrubs are so much fun to have in your skin care routine. Whether it’s using them to take off your make-up or to wash your face, they provide an economical and softer way to rid your face of all the impurities of the day. You use them, wash them and then reuse them.
North Mountain Spa Set
I’ve got some exciting news. You can now find my washcloths and soap savers at North Mountain Apothecary! I met the owner of North Mountain Apothecary, Keisha Burns, about four years ago at a local craft show where I was introduced to the Cherry Almond Body Whip. I have been hooked on this scent ever since and I can’t seem to make myself buy anything else. I love how soft her products make my hands feel. A good hand cream is vital when you are a crocheter. My fingers crack in the winter months due to the yarn and cold temperatures. I wanted to give you guys a little insight…
Luan the Owl…. a free crochet pattern
This pattern is the perfect stash buster. It doesn’t take mush yarn at all and works up in less than 3 hours. Notes: Materials: Abbreviations:
Stacked Pumpkins…. new pattern
IT’S SPOOKY SEASON! I can not believe it’s already my birthday. That means school is starting soon (next week for us) and shortly after that Fall comes. And you know that Fall brings all sorts of good things. Pumpkin lattes, corn mazes, hay bales, sweaters, and knee high boots. I can’t wait. It’s been so hot here lately that I am gladly going to welcome the cold weather. I have a new pattern ready for you guys. It’s stacked pumpkins. What better way to get ready for Fall/Halloween? These pumpkins can be made separately but I have designed them to be stacked.
Christmas in July.. Week 4
I am so sad that today is the last Friday in July. It’s also the last week in my Christmas in July campaign. We have been so busy with buying our house and my daughter turning 18 that I haven’t even had time to enjoy hardly any of the Christmas movies that were on the Hallmark channel. But, that’s ok because the Christmas season will be upon us soon enough. Oh, and check out what my loving husband bought me tonight! We had to run my son up to the mall to get his new phone activated and we took a stroll into the Hallmark store. It’s the Hallmark Nightmare…