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!

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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!

 

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Cakes, cakes, and more cakes…………

This is what I have been up to the past few weeks.  I am definitely getting better and starting to enjoy making them since I have a system set up to where I am not doing everything all in one day.

 

Busy Busy Busy…….

Hello everyone! No I haven’t forgotten about you guys! I have been super busy with baseball season getting underway, Easter (which is now passed), trying to make new things, and keeping up with all my orders, I does not feel like a have a ton of orders, but it is just enough to keep me slightly busy. On the other hand I am getting an urge to make new items all of the time! Since I started playing with polymer clay I get so excited about finding tutorials and new ideas of things to make with the clay so that I can put those new things onto the crochet hooks! I feel fortunate that the clay caning process has come second nature to me. I honestly feel that I am able to do anything as long as I take my time and don’t rush anything!

Here are some pictures of my canes that I have recently made and the hubster is excited that I have made them………….

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Along with the canes that I just showed you I also have some new items that I have made and are ready to be shipped out today! Be sure to visit my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/babysinspiration to purchase any of these hooks!

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