Thursday, November 23, 2017

Amazing Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday SALES You Can't Miss!!!

Who is excited for the holiday shopping season to begin?  I know I am!  It's always fun to shop for others and especially my girls.  And it's always great to be able to give some extra special gifts to those we love through our crochet passion too.  I don't remember a holiday where I haven't made something from the heart for someone I love.  
May each of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day filled with amazing food, a loving family, the best of friends...and of course, some extra crochet time!  Enjoy your weekend. 💕



NOW is the time to stock up on all the patterns you've had on your wish list!   

It doesn't matter if you're an Etsy fan or a Ravelry enthusiast, I've got you covered.
CLICK HERE





Keeping it simple on Etsy, you can enjoy 40% off your total purchase with code 40THANKS2017.  




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Rack up the savings on Ravelry when you Buy more and Save more!   
No code needed.  Just add your patterns to your cart and watch the discounts roll in!



CRAFTING FRIENDS DESIGNS CROCHET PATTERNS

And to help you find more fantastic offers without having to search around, I've added sales and links to some of my favorite designers' shops for you to browse 😊





All patterns are at least 30% off with coupon code ENABLER on Ravelry.  The more you buy, the more you save!

Snappy Tots - details coming soon

Ambassador Crochet - details coming soon

Sweet Potato 3 Patterns - details coming soon




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 10 - Our Favorite Things

Can you believe we've made it through all 10 days of our Thanksgiving crochet event?

Honestly, I have so many things to be thankful for, I could keep going and going with this event.  I've really enjoyed working with Snappy Tots, Ambassador Crochet and Sweet Potato 3 Patterns and learning a little more about them.  It has been a lot of fun chatting with each of you and learning about the things you are thankful for too!  

Today we get to focus on our favorite things.  I've been asked which of my patterns is my favorite and I sincerely love so many of them that I couldn't narrow it down to just 1 (or even 2).  I enjoy them all for different reasons and it was hard to decide which pattern to share with you today.

Friday, November 17, 2017

It's about Time for Day 6 of the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event! Are you in?

We're 1/2 way through our 10 Days of Thanksgiving 

Crochet Event.  Can you believe it?  


Today is all about time!  Time has a way of just slipping by us whether we like it or not.  There are moments in life where time zips by and that's a good thing.  Yet, there are other moments in life that we just want time to stop so we can hold on just a little bit longer.  

I bet you're thinking about those moments right now! 

When we were kids, we were in such a hurry to grow up and yet now that we've made it to the "grown up" stage, wouldn't it be wonderful if time would just slow down?  


When was the last time you were able to go for a casual walk - no time restrictions - and sit on a park bench and just watch ?  Watch the joggers passing by...  Watch the dogs in the park...Watch the kids on the playground...Listen to the birds in the trees... Just sit and enjoy or ponder or relax...

I know that I have my days where I don't take the time to pay attention to the little things in life.  I'm getting better though!  I'm trying to be more conscious about everything and everyone around me so I can actually take the time to enjoy and appreciate them.  

Since we're talking about time, let's take a minute to recap (just in case a friend is seeing this event for the first time)
The 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event is brought to you by Crafting Friends Designs, Snappy Tots, Ambassador Crochet and Sweet Potato 3.  Each day, we're sharing with you things we are thankful for and offering 4 different crochet patterns for just $1 each for 48 hours.  You'll just need to use code 10THANKS to check them out individually.  
Click on the photo of the pattern you want below, add the pattern to your cart and click on "use coupon code" enter code 10THANKS and select "apply". Verify that your pattern is $1 prior to checking out.  Refunds will not be given, so please make sure your total is correct before you continue checking out.

Now for the fun part!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 5. Nature is AMAZING!

I'm so happy you're following our  10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event!  I hope that you've been able to get to know us a little more through our Thanksgiving posts.  We have enjoyed reading all the things you are thankful for too so thank you for interacting and letting us get to know you!



If you're seeing this event for the first time, here's what what we're up to...
Each day, we're sharing with you a different theme of things we're thankful for AND we'll have different patterns for just $1 for 48 hours. 

Simply click on the photo for the pattern you'd like, add the pattern to your cart, click on "use a coupon code", enter code 10THANKS and select "apply".  Verify that your total for that pattern is just $1 prior to checking out. 
Refunds will not be given so please make sure your total is correct before you check out

Today, I get to share with you my love of nature and some fun crochet patterns and a new pattern release. 


10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 4 Happy Holidays!

Day 4 of our 10 Days of Crochet Event is brought to you by Snappy Tots
Take some time to enjoy her post and find out how you can get some holiday crochet patterns for just $1 each.
http://snappy-tots.com/10-days-thanksgiving-day-4-holidays/


Today, we're thankful for holidays.  I love the Thanksgiving and Christmas season!  I love the change of weather, I love that people are thinking of others more than usual and I love the family time that we get to spend together.  

One of our family traditions is old fashioned homemade candy during the holidays.  It's one of those things where the recipe is more of "a little of this and a dash of that" and you just learn it and make it until you get it right.  My aunt always made fudge, penuche and Boston cream candy every holiday season.  It would take HOURS for 1 small batch to be made and you could eat it all in a few minutes.  I coaxed her into walking me through the recipes and it took a while to get them down but I'm thankful that I get to carry on with that tradition.  

I wish each of you a wonderful holiday season and hope that it is overflowing with love and kindness 💗

For more Christmas Decor options, click HERE

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 3 - Don't miss this one!!!

It's Day 3 of the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event and I think you're going to LOVE today's crochet pattern sale!

Yesterday was all about Service and we offered these fun patterns for just $1 and let you know about some wonderful charities that we've been (or plan on being) involved with.  You can read all about it HERE and get a direct link to each of the pattern offers.  (Day 2 offer expires today 11/15 @ 11:59pm)


10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 2 offer

Don't forget to take advantage of the special FREE pattern offer in my post from yesterday!  
http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/11/10-days-of-thanksgiving-crochet-event_14.html

Today is all about health  💓
Sweet Potato 3 Patterns is spot-lighting today's theme AND it's her Birthday.  YAY!!!  So hop on over to her post HERE to find out more about what she's thankful for, get a quick link to each pattern offer and to celebrate with her.

Here is a sneak peek of today's $1 patterns

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 2

Thank you so much for joining us for the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event!  It is so amazing to see all of you commenting and we sincerely are thankful for you.

If you missed day 1, be sure to check out the first post to find out how you can get these crochet patterns for just $1.  This offer expires today 11/14/17 at 11:59pm so hurry and take advantage of it while you can!
http://ambassadorcrochet.com/2017/11/13/thanksgiving-family/


 Day 1 (11/13/17)

Day 2 is all about Service.  There are SO many wonderful opportunities to offer service through our love of crochet.  We've pulled together a few that we support and would love to hear of other service projects that you have worked on or are working on. 

Click HERE to be taken to the DAY 2 post where you can find out which patterns are offered for just $1 today AND maybe find some new service projects that you'd love to join. 

Here's a sneak peek of the patterns

AND......

A special off JUST for you!  

Monday, November 13, 2017

10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event Day 1

Good morning everyone and happy Monday!
Today we're kicking off the 10 Days of Thanksgiving Crochet Event and I'd love for you to join us.




Day 1 is hosted by Ambassador Crochet so hop on over to her blog for ALL the details. Click HERE

If you're not already following me on Facebook, be sure to check out my Pinned  post so I can learn what you're thankful for too!  I'll be having a live chat with you there each day to choose 1 winner from your thankful comments to receive a pattern of choice from my shop.

I Truly and thankful for all of you!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fantastic Thanksgiving Crochet Event you won't want to miss!

10 Days of Thanksgiving

Special Crochet Event

Hello everyone,
I'm so excited to be able to give you a heads up on a fun event that I'll be part of over the next 2 weeks.  I've teamed up with some fun and fabulous designers to bring you the 10 Days of Thanksgiving crochet event and I think you'll love it!

Who is joining me (Kate)?  


Well, the ever so creative Heidi from Snappy Tots

the one and only Kristine from Ambassador Crochet 


and the amazing Christine from Sweet Potato 3

We're sharing the things we're thankful for and will have some fabulous crochet patterns & offers for you during this event.  Make sure to follow us so you don't miss out on all the fun!  


November 13-22

Day 1: http://ambassadorcrochet.com/2017/11/13/thanksgiving-family/

Day 2: http://ambassadorcrochet.com/2017/11/14/thanksgiving-service/

Day 3: http://sweetpotato3.com/10-days-thanksgiving-day-3-health/

Day 4: http://snappy-tots.com/10-days-thanksgiving-day-4-holidays/


Day 5: https://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/11/10-days-of-thanksgiving-crochet-event_55.html


Day 6: http://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/11/its-about-time-for-day-6-of-10-days-of.html

Day 7: http://snappy-tots.com/10-days-thanksgiving-day-7-seasons/


Day 8: 
http://ambassadorcrochet.com/2017/11/20/thanksgiving-rainbows/


Day 9:  http://sweetpotato3.com/10-days-thanksgiving-day-9-warmth/


Day 10:  
https://craftingfriendsdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/11/10-days-of-thanksgiving-crochet-event_21.html

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Baby Tay Infant Dress Pattern Update and Re-Release

Baby Tay Infant Dress

In the beginning...

Everybody starts somewhere, right?  Back in 2012, I created 6 different Basic infant dresses for my little girls to wear and hoped I would be able to sell some at local craft fairs.  I shared a photo of them online and was bombarded with requests for the patterns.  It was crazy!  I rounded up a great group of ladies to help me test the patterns to make sure they were easy to understand and actually work.  Back then, I didn't dare just grade a pattern so I actually worked up Every..Single..Size in Every..Single..Pattern.  Oh My Goodness!  It was so much work but honestly, I loved it.

As the years have passed, I look back on my oldest patterns and I've grown so much in pattern writing, designing and experience and sometimes cringe at the original patterns.  I decided a couple of years ago to update the Basic dress patterns to a new format.  As I updated, I needed to change the design on a few of them slightly and the skirt sections ended up a little more full than the originals.  Both are very cute!                   
                                      

 

Earlier this year, I was asked by some customers if they could have the original style pattern.  It's taken some time but have finally been able to update this pattern again and it now includes instructions for both styles. 
Baby Tay Infant Dress Front
Baby Tay Infant Dress Back
 This is such a great pattern to work up!  The texture is fun and changing colors in different rows can give you a straight edge for the top or a ripple style for the skirt.  It includes instructions for the belt and flower also. 

I love how they turned out and hope that you'll enjoy the changes!
I've set up a special offer JUST for blog and email followers on my website.  You can get this pattern for just $1.95 through Saturday 10/28 herehttps://www.craftingfriendsdesigns.com/store/p114/Baby_Tay_Infant_Dress_Crochet_Pattern.html

Caron® Simply Soft® Persimmon
If you would like to save this to your Ravelry library, please email me at craftingfriends4you@yahoo.com with your purchase email and I'll be able to send it over for you there.