Boots, Cowgirl Boots, and Slippers!

I love getting orders for newborn items that I don’t already have in my shop!  It gives me the opportunity to add that item to my ever-growing listings.  Plus I get to try out a new pattern or two!  Here is the latest order that I have had.

These boots are by far the cutest Cow girl boots that I have seen!  The are a FREE pattern from Hodgepodge Crochet too!  She is such an awesome crafter!  Here is the link to Ravelry to get the pattern for yourself!   These were so fun to work up!  I especially love the heel that they have!

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The next pair of boots are adorable!  The green combo that was in the pattern was loved so much that they had to have a pair just like them!  These were a delight to work up!  This is also a FREE pattern from Croby Patterns.  Her details are magnificent in her tutorial!

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These little slippers have been going around and around on the internet.  I have wanted to try them out for a while.  I luckily was able to do them earlier than I thought!  The ribbon flowers aren’t for everyone!  It took some time to make them look good  for me, I am a perfectionist with my work!  I could sit down and make these little booties all day long!  They look like just plain and simple little Mary Jane slippers until you add the flower embroidery!  For these beauties I used a FREE Mary Jane pattern found on Ravelry here and then I free-handed the flowers following this picture from Pinterest.
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Way side…………..

I am going to be honest and say this……I have neglected this page too much.  I need to set a goal to post at least one thing a week, if not more.  Whether it be crochet related or not.  I am a huge crafter of many talents but my main talent lies with crochet and clay work.

I would love to get into refinishing furniture to go into my home but I don’t have all of the necessary tools for that trade.

I love to paint, crochet, and turn useless items into something spectacular and useful.

 

So my goal is to post once a week at least of the things I am doing in detail.  🙂

Lets see how much interaction I have here with a question.  I am going to be getting ready this month for some craft shows that are coming up but I need inventory.  So what are some things that are a must have at a craft show for a crochet business?  Please post your comments and let me know what you think!

What I have been doing lately………

Just wanted to pop in really quick and say “Hi!”  I am still kicking over here.  Busy as ever but I LOVE it!  Here are a few photos of things that I have been making lately.  These are all of the new things that are available to be ordered!

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I recently tested out a tutorial for Jenny from Ella Bella Bows.  I LOVE creating girly things!  Especially things that my little girl can use or wear and show off her mommies handy work.  I have made bows previously but nothing this complex.  Even though this tutorial looks like a lot of work, it actually isn’t!  The little turtles work up quickly and are addicting as you can see.  I made an entire army of them!

Jenny is a ribbon wizard!  Check out all of her other creations at her Facebook page.  She has recently added another tutorial to her collection.  I haven’t had the opportunity to make any of these yet but when I do you better watch out!  There will be poinsettia flowers everywhere!  You can purchase her Turtle Ribbon Sculpture here and her Poinsettia Ribbon Sculpture here!

Enjoy!

 

 

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Maker Takeover New Pattern Releases

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We’ve got almost THIRTY patterns collected here for you this week! Most of them are BRAND NEW, with a few updated favorites included.

A couple of months ago, several of the Mad Mad Makers decided it would be awesomely fun to all release new patterns on the same day and then see how many spots on the Craftsy Leader board we could take over. We had a blast! Craftsy recently changed the look of their leader board, and you can’t see at a glance who the designer is now, so it might not be as much fun this time around, but we’re going to do it again anyway! AND we are including any platform on which Makers publish their patterns to be sure we get everyone included!

Here’s how YOU can get involved:

  • Follow the links to the patterns listed here,
  • give them a FB like, a comment,
  • Pin the ones you especially like,
  • copy the links to your favorites and post them on your own page
  • or create a little summary post to share with your friends and fans.
  • And be sure to save your favorites to your wish list!

We’ve got quite the collection of wonderful patterns here for you, I do believe there is something for everyone here. Enjoy!

PLEASE VISIT THE MAD MAD MAKERS BLOG POST, which includes all the photos and links to all of these great patterns!

Bowtykes – Fox Jar Cozy
Smalltowndreamz – Holiday Tree Double Pattern Pack
Ella Bella Bows – Turtle Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial
Bowtykes- Hippo Lovey
A Crocheted Simplicity- Knotted Threads Cowl
A Crocheted Simplicity- Knotted Threads Head Wrap
Sincerely Pam – Shannon Scarf/Cowl
One and Two Company – Kitty Lovey Security Blanket
One and Two Company – Snowman Security Blanket
Crystalized Designs – Twisted Colors Earflap Beanie
The Perfect Knot – Summer View 6 Inch Square
The Perfect Knot- The Birthday Bomb Amigurumi Set
Pattern Paradise – Cape Cod Shawl
One and Two Company- Baseball Set Applique
Yarn Baby – Honey Bunches Scarf
The Perfect Knot- Brynlee’s Carousel Beanie
Heritage Heartcraft – Ray of Hope Star Ornament
Bowtykes- Pumpkin Patch Prop Set
ZaneyMay – Macrame Soleless Sandal
ZaneyMay – Eyes of Autumn Bracelet
Pattern Paradise – Loop-d-Loop Bootie
Glamour4You – Chevron Lattice Wristlets
Glamour4You – Candy Corn Bag
Glamour4You – Candy Twist Bag
Kountry Girl Kreations – Charlie the Horse Beanie
Illumikniti Designs – Cordelia Owl Hat
The Crafty Geekette – Whimsy Hat
CraftyBunker – Moebius Cowl

My Princesses 2nd Birthday..

My youngest had her birthday party this past weekend and we celebrated with all of our friends and family!  Here is a few snap shots of her and her cake! Enjoy!

 

Lately…..

I never imagined that baking cakes for others would become anything more than something that happened every once and a great while.  I have been quite busy with cake orders, crocheting, and clay!  I by no means want you to take this as complaining because I am not.  I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  I love that I am able to help out my family’s financial needs while staying home with the 2 little ones and doing something that I love.

So far this month I have only made 2 cakes and they were both for this past weekend.  I will be starting on my daughter’s 2nd birthday cake tomorrow.   We have decide to purchase the castle cake set from Wilton.  It is going to be epic!  Can’t wait to share pictures of the finished product!

I have made many new crocheted items that I have/will add to my Etsy shop.  In the Makers network that I am in we have begun to trade items between shops for the holidays.  I have gained many new patterns that I can not wait to try out!  I have even bought some yummy yarns for certain projects!  I have also gained 8 new stitch markers that I LOVE!  I will have to show them off to you soon.  The sister-in-law borrowed my camera to go to the pumpkin patch today.  So not for a couple of days, but hey, that will keep you coming back right?

Well….without further ado.  Here is what I do have pictures of that I am willing to share with you! 😉