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Cabled Sleep Cap {Friday Freebie!}

I’ve always been a fan of long tail stocking caps….there’s just something so cozy and warm looking about them.  Add a dash of elegance by pairing them with cables, and they don’t only look cozy, but cute.  These are the perfect hats for the holiday season. My Cabled Sleep Cap Pattern includes sizes Newborn through

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Poodle Babe {Friday Freebie!}

Halloween is just around the corner!  Like many of you, I’ve been over here stitching away in preparation for some fun handmade Halloween costumes.  In fact, I’ve always loved making my kids’ costumes.  It’s kind of a tradition that I get a little crazy on the knit/crochet front around this time of year.  This year

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Football Set {Friday Freebie!}

With the return of Fall comes the return of Football….and thus my cute little football set pattern becomes popular once again!  It seems fitting to share this one with you as one of my Friday Freebies as I’ve really been in the Fall vibe lately.  The air has just really become crisp here in Colorado,

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Basic Worsted Beanie {Friday Freebie!}

The Friday Freebie is back this week with the Basic Worsted Beanie! We wanted to start the 2017-2018 yarn season with weekly freebies, and for the second week, we pulled it together. Check out Melody’s fun beanie pattern, in knit and crochet. If you enjoy getting clean, tested, professional patterns, please help us spread the

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Tour Our Aquaponics Greenhouse

When we first moved into our home, Nick immediately started building a 600 square foot aquaponics greenhouse.  He’s always been a big fan of fish and fresh food.  So why not put the two together? Fast forward a couple of years, and our greenhouse is fully functioning and providing an amazing amount of food for

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{Choose One FREE Pattern!}

I’m going to keep the explanation of why I’m giving you all a freebie this week pretty short and sweet….I REALLY needed a lift and encouragement in this business this week.  You all were there for me.  That means a lot!  This is just one small way I can say thank you for that. I’m

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{Choose One Free Pattern!}

I’m celebrating the re-launch of my Ultimate Crafty Membership along with the upcoming Sun Struck Mystery Create-A-Long this week!  We’ve been working extremely hard making a bunch of changes and upgrades to the Ultimate Crafty Membership for the last few weeks.  I’m really excited to finally be able to share the new and improved program

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I Just Can’t Help Myself…

I know….sharing photos of sweet, fresh babies isn’t necessarily knit or crochet related.  However, how often do you get a chance to show off something so innocent, sweet, and lovely!?  Not to mention something you worked so hard on….Theo, Baby #3, was by far the largest, hardest project I’ve worked on to date, hehe.  I

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Yarn Opens Doors to Dreams

I feel really inclined to share a little bit of the heart behind what I do within this community today!  Please excuse my sappy, personal post, hehe. My husband (Nick) and I are BIG dreamers. Here’s just a little snapshot of our current dreams. We want to each be home and available to our kids

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Win This Stunning Yarn!

The Veronica Meets Spring Mystery CAL/KAL is starting soon….so now seems like the perfect time to give away 5 skeins of gorgeous Berroco Modern Cotton yarn! This is the yarn that I used for my Veronica MCAL projects….and I really enjoyed working with it.  It’s super soft, has a beautiful drape, and the sheen is

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25K Mini Celebration!

Enter to win some beautiful yarn! When I first opened this business nearly 5 years ago, I would have never (NEVER) imagined it growing to this size and becoming such a truly lovely little community.  I’m so proud to call each one of you a friend and I’m honored to get to bring you some

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Celebrate the Boys! {New Pattern Sale}

  *This sale has now ended.  If you’d like to be notified when great deals like this one become available, please sign up for the Melody’s Makings Newsletter.* As you’re probably well aware, it’s hard to find great knit and crochet patterns for boys!  Little girls just look so sweet dressed up in hand-made items,

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Spread the Word {Win Some Yarn}!

As you may know, one of my business resolutions this year was to create more knit and crochet community events and fun.  I don’t know a lot of local crafters, and since I live in a small town, there are no yarn shops nearby.  Plus with two small kids at home, getting away just doesn’t

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