The Magic of Photos

When I first started my business, I knew nothing about product photography.  I had spent some time with a camera in the past, but had never done any research into taking great product photos.  I really had no idea that this one element could make the difference in my business. I started out using a

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Let’s Talk Business

Learn how to make money selling your knit and crochet items.   After spending two years building up my online shop, I’ve spent a lot of time talking business.  In fact, these days I’ll talk business to absolutely anyone who cares to listen!  Melody’s Makings is my passion, my pride, and the extra support that

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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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What Nobody Ever Tells Creative People

Passion and excitement can be amazing forces in our lives.  Especially as creative types, we rely heavily on these things to help our visions come to life….unfortunately, we sometimes end up disappointing ourselves.  Check out this video to find out the one thing nobody ever tells creative people…..and the story of my first TOTAL FAIL

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