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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Free Patterns!? Yes Please!

Now that the Wisteria Mysery Create-A-Long is all wrapped up, I have some big plans on the horizon for the next couple of months!  I’m pretty darn excited (I always am when it comes to this type of stuff, hehe) and I hope you’ll share in the excitement with me!  How about a chance to

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Charlie’s 5th Birthday!

We all know that I am first and foremost a very sappy Mom….so I can’t help but share pictures of my kids from time to time!  This is an especially sappy weekend for me, since my sweet little boy, Charlie, turned 5 years old.  I can’t believe that he’s been brightening my life for a

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Show Me…. #5DaysofCraftyLife

It’s been a while since we’ve done any fun challenges to strengthen our community and get to know each other a little better….so let’s do something easy and super fun together this week! I challenge you. For five consecutive days, take one photo that represents your current crafty life and post it to your favorite

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Which Would You Rather Have?

I’ve been told in the past that I’m not easy to buy gifts for…. Perhaps the cozy, over-sized sweaters, the yarn over-flowing out of my far too huge purse, and the crochet hook sticking out of my back pocket aren’t solid enough clues. I’m easy to shop for.  I promise.   So am I alone?

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone!  This will most likely be my last post of 2015…I’m determined to spend a little time with my brain shut off of business and focused 100% on family.  I’m a little worker bee at heart, though, so we’ll see if that actually happens 😉 2015 has been a wonderful and exciting year

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Huge Sale on New December Patterns!

This sale has ended.  To be notified of awesome deals like this one, make sure you’ve signed up for the Melody’s Makings’ Newsletter. I’m trying something new this month and doing one big release for all of my new patterns.  Releasing them as a group means I won’t be bothering you as often about my

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Win a $50 Etsy Gift Card!

After nearly 4.5 years of designing knit and crochet patterns, it seems this little business of mine is finally hitting some amazing milestones!  In fact, in just the last few weeks, my family has made the official leap to Melody’s Makings supporting us full time.  Which means my husband is spending a lot more time

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Mega SALEabration!

**Wondering what the clues hidden throughout this post are all about?  Check out my Facebook page today to see how you can use the clues to win 5 free patterns from my shop!** I’m so super excited to be joining 21 other pattern designers in a Mega Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday Saleabration!  Everyone is

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Hand-Made Halloween!

We had a totally hand-made Halloween this year…..which I thought you all might appreciate.  So I’m sharing pics!  Plus I just love showing off my kiddos of course 😉         Charlie’s favorite game right now is wrapping himself up in a blanket and inching around the house like a caterpillar.  So it

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Poodle Babe Pattern ~ Flash Sale!

**This flash sale has ended.  To be notified of great deals like this one right away, make sure you’ve signed up for the e-mail newsletter!** Things have been a little bit crazy over here between prepping for the Mystery Create-A-Long (starting soooo soon!!  Woohoo!) and making my kiddos’ Halloween costumes.  So this week I thought

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Win This Yarn!

I’ve had this gorgeous Cascade Kaleidoscope Aran Yarn in Sunripe for a while now….and for some reason I’ve never been able to figure out what to make with it.  I’ve pondered it often and always come up blank…..until this past week! I’m retiring the knit version of my Garter Stitch Earflap Hat Pattern this coming

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Something Cute For the Boys! ~ Flash Sale

**This flash sale has ended.  To be notified of great deals like this one right away, make sure you’ve signed up for the e-mail newsletter!** This Tractor Overalls Pattern is by far one of my favorite boy designs….I’ve seen it made in a variety of colors, and even without the tractor emblem (which makes it

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Ripple Romper Flash Sale!

*This flash sale has ended.  If you’d like to be notified of more great deals like this one, be sure to sign up for the e-mail newsletter!* Do you love the chevron trend!?  I have to say I’m a fan.  There’s just something so fun and playful about them!  My sister bought me a cute

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