• Earth Day: Embracing Sustainable Living

    On Earth Day, we celebrate the planet we call home and reflect on ways we can better care for it. One simple yet powerful step towards a more sustainable lifestyle is incorporating reusable products into our daily routines. By incorporating reusable washcloths, soap savers, and face scrubbies into your daily routine, you are taking a small but meaningful step towards a more environmentally conscious lifestyle. Let’s celebrate Earth Day by making choices that benefit our planet and future generations. Reusable Washcloths Switching to reusable washcloths not only reduces waste but also saves you money in the long run. By using washcloths made from eco-friendly materials like bamboo or organic cotton,…

  • First Market of the Year

    A lot of us in the crochet world are very dependent on the money we make at the local markets. But not a lot of people talk about the logistics of it. My goal this year is to tell you all about my markets, what worked and what didn’t work, what I wish I had made more of, etc… So let’s get right to it. My first market was the Shepherdstown Easter Market. It was the day before Easter. I know what you’re thinking? “But Manda, aren’t people done with Easter shopping the day before?” No, they are not! LOL. There was a whole thing with the town so we…

  • A Work in Progress Chart: A Crocheter’s Best Friend

    If you’re a crocheter, you know the struggle of keeping track of rows on larger projects. It can be tedious and frustrating to count over and over again, trying to remember where you left off. That’s where a work in progress chart comes in handy! This simple tool can help you keep track of your rows and make your crocheting experience much more enjoyable. What is a Work in Progress Chart? A work in progress chart is essentially a grid or table that you fill in as you go along with your crochet project. Each row gets a box or cell in the chart, and you simply fill in the…

  • Airish Pocket Shawl.. new pattern.

    UPDATE: As a huge thank you for a successful launch, I am extending my discount until Sunday the 5th at midnight. Use the discount code Airish to purchase your pattern for only $1. Get ready for Fall with the Airish Pocket Shawl. The Airish Pocket Shawl can easily compliment any outfit, whether you’re dressing up or simply running errands. The beauty of this shawl lies in the ability to keep you warm by layering over sweaters, dresses and even jackets. This shawl features an easy pattern that can showcase the artistry and skill of any maker. The Airish Pocket Shawl has been in the making for almost two years. I…

  • Petal Dish Scrub… a free crochet pattern

    Dish scrubs do not get the attention they deserve. If you live in a homesteading community, you know how popular they are. Apparently, I did not know…. I started making dish scrubs for my local apothecary a few short months ago when the owner started making dish soap. I had no idea how popular the scrubs would be until she placed a BULK order from me. That led me to think about how I really should have my own pattern in her store, one that reflected more of my style. So, let me introduce the Petal Dish Scrub.

  • Marketing Tools That Will Help You!

    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.…