Thursday, March 29, 2012

Weekend Pattern Sale

As part of releasing my patterns in 4 sizes (newborn - 12mo)  I will be highlighting a pattern every weekend and posting it for 1/2 price on the Craftsy website.  Sale will be from 9am mst Friday 3-30 through Sunday 4-1 at 6pm mst.

The feature pattern this time will be the Diamond Infant dress

The 1/2 price will ONLY be on the craftsy site so it will be instant download.  The link is here:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pattern Sizing

I have finally updated my Ribbon & Lace Dress pattern to include 4 sizes (newborn - 12mo).  I have emailed out the updated version to everyone who already purchased it and have updated my Craftsy pattern store.  If you purchased it and for some reason did not receive the update, please email me at with your paypal email address and I will verify the address and send out another copy. 

If you are interested in purchasing this pattern, you can get the instant download here:

If you would like a discount, use code FRIENDS25 on Etsy to receive 25% off

This next week, I will be working on updating the rest of my infant patterns to include 4 sizes also.  I have started writing the patterns for 18mo - 4T.  These  sizes will be released as a seperate pattern - hopefully within the next month. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Emerald City Dress

It has been a while since I posted, so I figured I'd better get some updates on here.  I have been BUSY :)  I have had most of my dress patterns tested and have them for sale on Etsy, Craftsy and in my Facebook Shop.  I will be placing the Buy Now option for patterns back on the blog to make it easier for you. 

Originally, I only wanted to focus on Newborn dresses but I have been bombarded with requests for larger sizes.  That has been my focus the last couple of weeks.  I designed the Emerald City Dress and this is the first of my patterns to have multiple sizes.  The hard part of this is that I don't have any infants near me to try them on.  The good news is that I made the pattern large enough to fit my 2 girls, so they will each be getting a new dress :)  The smallest size has been tested and ok'd and I'm waiting on 2 more before I release it.
 My picture of the original -smaller Green dress has disappeared from my computer somehow, but a picture of my 2yr old wearing her Emerald City Dress

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Angelique Baby Dress

I have a group of wonderful ladies who are testing the pattern for this "Angelique" Newborn Dress pattern.  As soon as they are finished and I make any changes that may be needed, I will post the pattern for sale.  The pattern will include instructions for a Short version and Long version.  This is more of an Intermediate pattern.  It takes some concentration and as I learned, it's best to use some stitch markers on this and I think I will laminate it so I can use a wet erase marker to track where I am at.  Once you get through the first 7 rows, it is a breeze.

This picture is of the Short dress.  I will be adding a few different touches to it. But I'm happy with how it turned out.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Instant Download Patterns

I finally have them posted!  It took a couple of weeks to  type up most of my baby dress patterns, but they have been written, typed up, tested by others and posted for sale. 

The easiest way to purchase any of these patterns is to visit my pattern store on the Craftsy website and with a click of a button, you will have your pattern ready to start and become addicted as I did :)

The Second way to purchase is on my Facebook page store.  This is not instant download, but I have been able to send the patterns out rather quickly, so you won't wait very long.  If you are a fan of the page, you will receive 10% off your order.

And the third way is in my Etsy shop.
For Patterns only - you can use code FRIENDS25 and receive 25% off your pattern purchases (for a limited time only)

The first few that I have released are very simple to make, yet are very pretty.  I wanted to get them out there so that even a beginner can make a dress.  I don't want anyone being as intimidated to crochet clothing as much and as long as I was.  After making the dresses that I have, I wish I would have started years ago. 1 Dress can easily be made in a single day...Can you imagine how many I could have made if I would have started sooner? 

I hope everyone is having a great week so far and enjoy your extra day in the year tomorrow.  Happy Leap Year!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spring is here - Even if it snowed!

I resisted long enough!!!  I finished up all the orders I had for hats and couldn't hold off on making baby dresses any longer.  As I was making them last summer, I wrote directions down for each design.  That notebook is somewhere in this house, but I haven't found it yet.  There have been so many people asking for the patterns that I decided to make more and write them up as I go - AND type them up when I'm finished so they won't get lost again. 

This dress was finished yesterday and the pattern is being tested by someone else as we speak.  Most of my dresses can be made using 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft yarn.  The buttons and ribbon I was able to find totally complete the dress!

This one is called "Ribbon & Lace"  and will be for sale in my etsy shop within the next week or 2 
and in my FaceBook shop

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bzz Review for Comforts Brand

As many of you know, I am a Bzz Agent and receive free products to try and give my opinion on.  The most recent product was the Comforts brand wetwipes and sippy cups.  I received 1 box of wetwipes and 2 sippy cups shown here:
First, the wetwipes:  I really liked them.  I had never tried Comforts wipes prior to this campain.  They are a strong wipe and you won't have to worry about them ripping when you are changing a diaper.  The only thing I did not like was the moisture.  I prefer wipes with a little more moisture than these had, but that is is personal preference - it doesn't make them bad.

Second is the sippy cups:  These were Great!  I love that the lid for the cup is connected and even better...there is a spot for it to hide when your child is drinking and it won't get in their way.  I wish I had known about these a year or so ago. 

Comforts also has diapers, training pants, and formula and is sold in Kroger stores such as Smith's, FredMeyers and Ralphs. 

I also received some coupons for 20% off  and have some left.  If anyone is interested in a coupon, let me know and I will send one to you.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

NFL Hat Collection

The latest NFL hat is the Houston Texans.  I still have a bunch of team logos that I'm working on making hats for.  The collection is now over 20 teams.  When I started this project, I never imagined it would go this far, but I'm excited that everyone is loving them. 

If there is a team logo you are looking for and would like to either buy some hats or just the logos, let me know and I will see if it's available.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lady Bug

Every once in a while, I have to take a break from hat orders and make something else.  I'm really getting the itch to make more baby dresses, but have resisted so far.

 A week or so ago, I decided to order some patterns for photo props from Calleighs Clips (linked here)!/Calleighsclips?sk=app_169505045786  My sister is a photographer and is always doing so much for the rest of the family - I thought it would be great to so something for her.  Here is the first of many to come photo props I get to surprise her with :)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

SuperBowl Contest/Giveaway

I decided to have a little fun with the SuperBowl coming up this weekend.  I am hosting a contest over on my facebook page for a chance to win your choice of an NFL hat.  All you have to do is head over to Crafting Friends facebook page:

Find the post for the contests and leave a comment letting me know who you think will win.  (you must "like" the page in order to be entered)  Those who choose the winning team will be entered in a drawing for their choice of one of my NFL hats!  I must have at least 20 comments for it to be worth while, so once you get there, please share the post with your family and friends.  Good Luck everyone - Lets make this fun!
This is available in Youth/sm adult size.
Any other, will be a different version of logo

I do have logos for a few other teams that I have not had time to make hats for yet.  If your favorite team is not pictured here, let me know what it is and I will see if the logo is available.  I also am accepting new orders.  Just click on the "shop now" on the left side of the facebook page to take you to my shop. 

Thanks for your support!