Friday, June 29, 2012

Fancy Yarn / Quick Giveaway

To enter the Spot Giveaway, you must be a fan of Crafting Friends on FaceBook (I will be checking)
Leave a comment with your email address, # of my patterns you already have and which pattern you would like to win.  Giveaway will end in 24hours (6/30/12 at 4:30pm MST)


 In trying to find the best mesh yarn to use for the Princess Britt dresses, I ordered some "Fancy Yarn" from Ebay.  I loved the colors, but was slightly disappointed with the width of it when it came.  It is about 1/2 the width of the Red Heart Sashay yarn.  I decided to try it on a Newborn size dress first since it was smaller. Here is the result :)
It was slower/harder to work up than the Sashay, but I think it turned out beautiful!  I wanted the pink around her ankles, so I used measurements from Heidi's Hoook Miss Priss baby leg pattern found here: Miss Priss Pattern  and just made anlkets.  The baby is having pictures done today and it is around 90*, so I didn't want the whole legging for right now.  Loved that idea and will be doning more :)

I did learn a lesson though....DO NOT start a pattern really late at night when extremely tired!!!  I started a dress and was not paying attention to the actual pattern since I have most of it memorized and  was more than 1/2 way finished before I realized I had grabbed the Toddler pattern and was working the 18mo size instead of the Infant pattern Newborn size.  Sooooo, I ended up with 2 dresses.
This is the 18month complete.

Since this yarn was smaller, I had to do shorter stitches for the skirt on this one so it would still look full.  It made it slightly heavier, but not a huge difference.  I have 2 more skeins to use that are a deep pink and brown verigated that is REALLY pretty.  Those will have to wait until I finish the 2 other dresses that have already been started. 

I hope everyone has started a wonderful weekend.  My heart goes out to those who are effected by the fires across the country!  Stay safe and keep cool.
Kate

36 comments:

  1. I love this, it's cute!

    I have ALL of your patterns but one...the Toddler Baby Tay. Can you believe that!

    Emma
    emmastormy@gmail.com

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  2. Hi!

    I am a new fan...and sadly have none of your patterns so far, but hope that this can be rectified soon!!

    Michelle
    mlmckinney73@yahoo.com

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    1. Which Dress pattern and size would you like to win?

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    2. So hard to decide!! I LOVE them all!! If only choosing one right now...I would have to pick your Princess Brit infant dress!! SO CUTE!!! = )

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  3. I don't have any of your patterns yet, but I love anything that can nee made for babies!

    Hailminime@Yahoo.com

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  4. I have only one pattern of yours so far! I'd love to win the Angelique pattern! Thanks!

    Krista
    Kr.lat@hotmail.com

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  5. My email is mandieskk@yahoo.com

    I don't have any of your patterns yet, but will be buying some soon to add to my pattern collection. =)

    If I won I'd like the Princess Brit Dress, that is definitely my favorite pattern of yours! =)

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    1. Mandie,
      Would you want the Infant or Toddler pattern?

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    2. The toddler please and thank you! <3

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  6. So far, I have your Ribbon & Lace, Angelique and Snap Dragon dress patterns as well as your Pinwheel Applique pattern.
    I still want to get the Diamond or Shell Brook infant patterns.

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  7. well poo...forgot to leave my email address lovemygessies@yahoo.com

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  8. My email is dugansgirls@gmail.com

    I have 5 of your patterns:) I would love to have the oh snap toddler dress!

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  9. millerx4@netcommander.com

    I have 3 of your patterns -- wishing for the Ribbons and Lace toddler dress now -- and the time to just make them all!

    Thank you so much!
    Blessings - J'lisa

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  10. I have 3 of your patterns!! I would love your Swirly Whirly Sundress Pattern!!! Thanks for the chance!!

    jwells_6@hotmail.com

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  11. I have one of your patterns. I would love your ribbons and lace (baby) pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

    francieg@juno.com

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  12. i have 3 of your patterns, maybe four. i would love the purple hat on your fb site

    thanks for the give away.
    delfinofam@aol.com

    Please pray for Colorado

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  13. marcanady@yahoo.com
    I have 7 of your patterns.
    I would love to have the Diamond Toddler dress pattern.

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  14. I have all of your patterns except the Angelique pattern.

    jsp32605 at aol dot com

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  15. I have 2 of your patterns :)

    I would love to win the swirly whirly dress!

    cutemousey@gmail.com

    (i know its not gonna post my real name with this so ill just put it here :-p stacy blass)

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  16. I have at least 3 of your patterns. I don't remember for sure off the top of my head. If I won I'd want the Princess Britt pattern in the toddler sizes. I have it in the infant sizes and i LOVE it!! rrcorneglio@yahoo.com

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  17. I have one of your patterns; the snap dragon dress. It's gorgeous!

    If I were to win a pattern, I'd love the Angelique Dress pattern.

    emartinez0210@aol.com

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  18. I only have one of your patterns right now (Swirly Whirly Sundress) and still haven't had a chance to work on it :( I have big plans though! I would love any of the others!! I really like the Snap Dragon dress.
    Beth Williamson
    myloveaffairwithyarn@hotmail.com

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      Would you want the Infant or Toddler pattern?

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  19. I do not have any of your patterns yet but would love #15353-Oh Snap Toddler Dress or #17126-Miss Priss Baby Legs. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    angietaylor1226@gmail.com

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  20. ajcobbod@gmail.com. New fan. No patterns yet. Love princess britt infant dress

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  21. I currently don't own any of your patterns because I am an new fan. I really love your Camo Afghan. My husband is in the military so this would be a perfect project for me to make. I have become a new fan recently- and can not wait to try out some of your other patterns. I just got back into crochet after taking a break from sewing (moving to a new base). Thank you for the giveaway :)

    sarsrah@yahoo.com

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  22. Grammasetsy@yahoo.com
    I am a new fan and have none of your patterns
    I would love the ribbon and lace pattern

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  23. tridle@ccharities.com

    I love your stuff! I have 3 patterns. I would love the angelique pattern. my friend loved that dress when we looked throughyour patterns finding one for me to make for her niece.

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  24. Lauren H

    whimsicalwarmth@gmail.com

    Sadly, I don't have any of your patterns but I sure would love to try out the Princess Britt (infant) dress. I just love the ruffles at the bottom.

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  25. Nancy Griffin-CreekJune 30, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    My email is ncreek08@gmail.com

    I don't have any of your patterns and would love to just have 1 of them lol...you are very talented. All the dresses are gorgeous. It's hard to decide which one to choice

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  26. I have your Baby Tay pattern and would love your Swirly Whirly Sundress!!
    pam_amsdill@yahoo.com

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  27. I have the Princess Britt pattern and although I have not been able to make one yet, I have high hopes for the future! I think you are extremely talented and would love to win a surprise pattern of your choice:)
    kim_mansfield@yahoo.com

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  28. Love your patterns. I have the (what I call) ballerina dress and the oh snap toddler dress. Am loving the relaxing crocheting! I would love to win any of the patterns!

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