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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Mother’s Love Headband – Free Pattern

Average Head Circumference Newborn: 13-14″ 0-3 Months: 14-15” 3-6 Months: 14-17” 6-12 Months: 16-19” 1-3 Years: 18-20” 3-10 Years: 19-20.5” Pre-teen/Teen: 20.5-22” Adult Woman: 21.5 – 22.5” Adult Man: 23-24”     Crochet Version: Materials: Worsted (4) Weight Yarn and size 5.5mm (I/9) Crochet Hook Gauge: 7 sts and 8 rows = 2 inches (5

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10 Free Patterns Designed For YOU

Having the skills to make beautiful creations can be both a blessing and a curse.  It’s wonderful to have the ability to make gorgeous items for those I love, but sometimes I simply want to make something for ME!  Lately, as summer gets closer and the evenings get warmer, I’ve been daydreaming about beautiful, lacy

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