Freebie Alert ~ A Sucker For A Sweater

There’s an odd discrepancy between what the Fall season looks like in my mind, and what it actually looks like around my house…. When people start talking about Fall, I picture over-sized sweaters made of super bulky yarn, burnt orange and brown wreaths hanging on the front door, and adorable baby pumpkins decorating empty surfaces. Somehow,

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Angora Eyelet Bonnet – Free Baby Knitting Pattern

I’m so happy to be featuring Mary Gonzales of Mary’s Knittin’ Designs for another designer showcase today!  Mary just recently started writing up her designs, and she’s doing a beautiful job with it!  Please head over and check out all her delectable work on her Ravelry Page. Mary has written up a gorgeous sample pattern for

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~~Love Yarn and Patterns!?~~ ~~~~~~Enter to Win!~~~~~~

My mom recently sent me this super cute photo….I have no idea where it came from, or who created it, but they’ve got me pegged……My reply to her was “Minus the cats (I’m allergic), I’m pretty sure that’s what heaven looks like.” In celebration of reaching 10,000+ Facebook Friends, I’ve set out to bring you

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The Quick Version….

Our move to Hawaii has been….interesting.  We’ve had our ups and downs here, and we’ve been on some pretty wild adventures!  Now that we’ve tried it, I totally understand why Hawaii isn’t overpopulated…..it’s ridiculously hard to move here! Most of our time here has been spent jumping over some kind of hurdle.  It seems like once

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A Freebie For the Boho Babe <3

As a pattern designer, I usually have a plethora of creations and ideas flowing through my mind.  Sometimes, though, I get stuck in a rut. It’s moments like these when I love to surf the web and find beautiful things that take my breath away….like today’s freebie alert crochet pattern! I am not a feet person.

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Hello Hawaii!

Gosh it feels good to sit down and do something regular after the week I’ve had!  To say things in our lives have been crazy over the past week would probably be one of the world’s biggest understatements.  This time has been filled with many smiles, a lot of what-ifs, and even a few tears.

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From Fur to Fiber

I am obsessed with baby alpaca yarn.  A friend recently told me that knitting with alpaca was like “knitting with clouds” and I agree 100%.  I’ve always been totally stumped, though, about how the wiry, strange looking alpaca fur could turn into the soft, wonderful yarn I’m knitting with. I was lucky enough to get

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Pursue Your Passion….Another Sappy Yarn Love Post

This morning I stumbled upon the most amazing video.  To me, it signified creativity, passion, and perseverance at their finest. Being a creative person, it sometimes strikes me just how necessary maintaining an outlet for this energy is.  You probably know the feeling.  There’s some deep seated need to create….whether it’s a gorgeous knit or

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Stand Out From The Crowd

One of the hardest parts about selling hand-made items, is standing out from the crowd.  Etsy, Ravelry (if you’re a pattern designer), Facebook, Twitter, etc. all offer amazing platforms to reach potential customers.  Thousands of other shops also have the same chance to reach these same customers, though, so finding a way to capture attention

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Less Stuff, More Time

I’m pretty thrilled to say that my family is going on an adventure!  A HUGE adventure! In just about 3 weeks, we’ll be embarking on the most terrifying, thrilling, overwhelming and transformative journey we’ve ever been on. We’re giving up everything we own in order to focus on something we love – crafting – to

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