I’ve been gone on vacation, and it was wonderful! I actually went without my husband or kids and visited my very best friend in Georgia. She recently had a baby and I went to help her out and just hang out with her. It had been five years since I saw her. Here’s a picture from that time. I was pregnant with my son at the time.
I did tell my husband that it may have been a mistake to go see her because it made me realize how much I missed her! I really wish I could live closer to her and not be 900 miles away.
We somehow managed to not get any pictures of us together; we were too busy snapping pics of the kids and just catching up, visiting and relaxing together! While I was there we met up for lunch with Matt and Kelli from Sick ‘Lil Monkeys. It was great meeting them in person but again….no picture! I’m really really bad about getting pictures of myself….
So as I get back into the swing of everything, with the weather getting warmer, what type of patterns do y’all like to see?
I have been doing several patterns lately that my 16×16 graphs will fit into. Well now I have a new set of graphs just in time for Easter! I designed 2 decorated Easter egg graphs and then left a 3rd blank egg. Then I made a larger blank egg. So you are getting 4 free graphs for this one but endless possibilities!
I loved the response that I received to the Designiversary giveaway. It was so much fun! I hope y’all enjoyed all the fun as well.
Without further ado, here is the list of winners. Please contact the vendors directly to claim your prizes! [Read more…]
Yesterday was the last day for the prize package from Red Heart Yarns celebrating them winning the Women’s Choice Award! Today finally slowed down enough that I was able to draw a winner. Here’s a reminder of what the winner is receiving from Red Heart:
I am feeling very generous today and decided to run a flash sale good through tomorrow! Add all four sizes of my Swirling Leaves vest patterns to your cart and get them for just $10.00! That is a savings of $13.80 from purchasing each individual pattern and a savings of $5.95 from the eBook.
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I’ve got three more Pamala patterns in the hands of my testers. I finished up my own Pamala Headband/Earwarmer last night and am wearing it today! It is nice and wide and quite warm.
The other two patterns with testers for that line are the Cowl/Infinity Scarf and the Boot Cuffs! I am really excited for these because they are in my mama’s honor. If you haven’t read about the motivation behind these patterns, you can do that here. And you can get the first Pamala pattern, the Buttoned Slouch, here on the Cre8tion Crochet blog.
I have some other very exciting ideas bouncing around in my head as well! Next week, I will finally get back to highlighting my testers! To read the first bit about one of my testers, Miss Hollie, you can go here.
I am very active and involved in my community and love to give back when I can. There is so much as a crafter that I can do to make a difference, and I enjoy doing so.
My mom is a cancer survivor, and my aunt is currently facing her own battle. Many of my loved ones and friends have been touched by this awful disease, so one of the things that is near and dear to my heart is making chemo caps. There are several organizations that do this. A few of them are: Crochet for Cancer, Knots of Love, and Halos of Hope.
Another near and dear cause for me is NICU babies. I have had two nephews in NICU and several friends that have had babies that had to be in NICU. Most NICUs gladly accept donations of handmade hats but it is important to contact your local NICU to find out if they have specific guidelines that need to be followed. Rosie’s Cozies is a great place and resource for patterns and hats. There are several great crochet designers that offer free preemie hat patterns to help make sure that this sweet little ones can have cute hats!
Handmade for Hope is a great non-profit organization that reaches out to love on those who are in crisis and just to provide comfort in difficult times. They do this through volunteers all over. There are several ways that they do this and one of them is using afghan squares contributed by volunteers and assembling them into afghans for families or individuals. Please go check them out. And if you are a crocheter, go check out the patterns in their Ravelry store. All of the proceeds from pattern sales go to help those in need.
And this year I am trying to get enough hats made to send to one of my sisters-in-law to distribute to the homeless in her area. She uses her business, and her church youth group distributes bags of toiletries and other items.
Those are some of my favorites. If you have any, please let me know about them in the comments!