Saturday, May 14, 2011

Coffee Cup Sleeves- Four Designs to Crochet

I have just listed my newest crochet pattern on Etsy and Ravelry, my coffee cup sleeves (or click here for the Ravelry link). About a year ago, my best friend Heather asked me to make a coffee cup sleeve for her, and so I did. Then I made about 20 more! Of course, some of the ones I came up with don't really work as patterns, and some were knit rather than crochet. I chose these 4 designs for my pattern collection because they are fun and versatile. I used several of them for adult stocking stuffers last Christmas.

To celebrate the new pattern in my store, I am going to release a scrubbie pattern here on my blog for free this coming week, so check back for that.
Right to Left: Frills Sleeve, Baubles Sleeve, Squares Sleeve
Ruffle Sleeves
Right to Left: Squares Sleeve, Baubles Sleeve, Frills Sleeve

Ribbed Knit Sleeve
Back in February, I also posted a free knit cup sleeve pattern here on my blog (shown at right).

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Chrysanthemum Bracelets

I am working on a new line of crocheted jewelry, and I have finished the first design. The line is inspired by Chinese culture, and in this case, the chrysanthemum. I have a lotus and a dragon in the works as well as some bamboo designs. It's really fun working on some new stuff! I am going to make all of these into patterns, but for now, I am offering the finished bracelets in my store. Here is the design in several colors:


Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunny Day = New Hat Pix

Today is so sunny and beautiful that I decided to take advantage and get some outdoor photos of my hats. I was home alone so there was no one here to bother me but the dog while I was doing it. I think I got some great results. Some people say that full sun photos aren't good because the sun washes out the colors, but I think these turned out ok. Also, I love the spring flowers in my photos!
Woods Hat

Sailing Hat - Baby

Sailing Hat - Grade Schooler

Sailing Hat (Pattern)
'Lil Love Hat (Pattern)
Flower Garden Hat and Purse (Pattern)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Interview at INW Team's Blog

I've been interviewed by Monti of Glitz N Glass over at the Inland Northwest Etsy Street Team's blog. It was kinda strange to talk about myself like that but I got into it. I mean, we are all our own favorite subject, right? Check it out if you have a chance: