Hey all! I have acquired a bunch of new viewers and followers over the last few weeks. First off… welcome! (Look for a super secret coupon code for my blog readers at the end of this post) And, thanks for taking the time to look over my stuff. I wanted to let you know that the Little Man Button Loafers pattern has been very slightly updated and formatted to look more like my other patterns. The new link is available to download at Ravelry. (It is still a free pattern, though… along with the Suzy Sandal, which will be getting a facelift next.)
I am really enjoying spinning and dyeing my own wool and then making items out of my hand made yarn.
I think that is kind of the direction I’ll be going with my knitting/ crocheting. I currently have 7 patterns specifically designed for hand spun thick and thin yarn (with another 2 set to be released this weekend).
I plan to sell skeins of my hand spun yarn in quantities large enough to complete one of my patterns. Or, if you’d rather not do it yourself, I will make it for you! I’m also working on a website. In the meantime, though, contact me here on my blog, on facebook, or on email: email@example.com
I would LOVE to work with you to create one of a kind pieces.
Do you remember the Kudzu Cargos that I made, here, and here? What about the Fawn Lily, here? Charming Doodle has contributed another pattern to Willow and Co Patterns that I think you’ll like! It is called the Limon Dress and Top.
This was such a fun test. The pattern is fun and engaging, and easy to understand. The finished dress (or top) is fully lined and finishes very professionally. The pattern includes instructions for sleeveless or sleeved, optional button placket and ruffles, and different hem length options.
I added elastic to the hemline of my sleeves, giving a different look. I also did a bubble hem by shortening the lining, ruffling the outer skirt hem, and sewing the two hems together. I like the way that puffy shape of the sleeves is repeated in the bubble hem.
You may not know this about me: I LOVE tucks… and the Limon Dress has plenty of them! I love ironing them down… I know, I’m weird. :)
It’s been a tough few weeks in my house. We’ve all passed around sickness after sickness. I’m *still* trying to get healthy…
There’s been a lot of fighting and whining and screaming and talking back (mostly by the kids… mostly). It’s been EXHAUSTING. To keep my sanity, I create stuff. Usually, I do some crochet creations. Sometimes, it’s sewing or paper crafting or piano playing. Sometimes, it’s painting. Lately, it’s been all of them!
I have been painting seascapes… probably because the subject is calmer and more peaceful than what’s going on around me. :/ Oi!
Anyway, here’s what I’ve painted this week. They are available in my shop, if you’re interested:
It’s no secret that I love Briana K designs. She is super creative and about as nice as they come. She knits, crochets, photographs, spins, designs, writes, and on… and on. She’s won some awards and has gained quite a following in the crochet/ knit world.
Do you lose your lip balm? I do All. The. Time. You know the coin holder in the car? You know, it’s only big enough for a roll of coins? I’ve discovered lately that it’s also the perfect size for a tube of chap stick. So, now I can at least find that one.
But, what about the EOS lip balm that won’t fit?! What’s a girl to do? How about you knit or crochet a little holder. The likelihood of losing this baby is diminished by roughly a thousand percent (fact).
I have made several of these. The crochet version became a ninja turtle. My sons use it as a little coin bag or tiny toy holder.
This pattern was released around Valentine’s Day and she included a pattern for the heart motif. These two are knitted.
Either version works up super quick and would make a fun little gift. (I made the knitted ones flat and seamed. If you’d like to do the same and need help, let me know). So, do yourself a favor and hop on over to Ravelry to pick up this fun (FREE!) pattern.
**I am always looking for patterns to feature. I will only feature patterns that I have personally used, though. If you have a pattern you’d like featured, please send me a message.**