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Christine over at Sweet Potato 3 Patterns has announced that she is doing her Cancer Challenge again this year! This awesome challenge with a really great cause will be going on during the whole month of October!
She had some awesome designers taking part in the challenge last year and I am sure this year will be no different! All you have to do is commit to making the patterns that the designers have so graciously donated to this cause and donate them to cancer patients in need. (I know her pattern is one you wont want to miss, I was lucky enough to test it for her! So, look for that post coming as well.)
This is something that you will not want to miss out on! So, be sure to check back here and on Christine’s fan page below to get in on the fun!
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My friend Melody over at Melody’s Makings has announce that she is doing another Mystery Create-a-Long and I could not be more excited!! I have done a couple of the Create-a-Longs that she has offered and they have all been super fun!
Your probably wondering why it’s a Create-a-Long instead of a Crochet or Knit a-Long. Well, that is because her Mystery projects are offered in BOTH Crochet and Knit! Isn’t that awesome?!
I feel that this allows the participants to really learn from the project while they have fun with it. You can ask for help if you are not sure on how to work up one of the sections that she posted. If she isn’t available at the exact moment that the question is asked, you still have plenty of help from all of the people that are also working it up with you! How awesome is that? So, why not take advantage of this time and try to expand your skills as either a crocheter or a knitter.
She breaks down the project into very easy sections to complete in the time frame that she assigns to each section. But it’s okay if you fall behind, because it’s easy to catch up… just try not to peek at what everyone else is posting… Or you might find out what you are working up before you want to. It is a Mystery, so you wont know what the project is until you are finished!
She was nice enough to post some sneak peaks so, you can start your guessing right away!
Melody’s Makings – Crochet Mystery Create-A-Long Fall 2015
To go to the Crochet version of this Mystery Create-a-Long click here.
Melody’s Makings – Knit Mystery Create-A-Long Fall 2015
To go to the Knit version of this Mystery Create-a-Long click here.
You can find all of the information for this awesome event hosted by Melody’s Makings below!
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So, I am sure that you have all noticed that my posting has been rather slow for this past (almost) year. And well, I happen to have a good reason as to why. I have been holding onto this little tidbit of information because I wanted to announce it at the right time.
Well, I finally decide that this was as good time as any to finally tell you all! This Crafting Mommy of Two will transforming into a Crafting Mommy of THREE! Yup, you ready that correctly! I have been baking this little bundle of joy for the past nine months and she is due to arrive on the 15th of this month! Crazy, to think that she is due just a couple of days from now! Crazy! Crazy!! Crazy!!!
I had a super fun and awesome Mommy & Me: Maternity photo shoot with my good friend Courtenay Bickler! I just had to share some of the photos with you!
I just love all three of these pictures! It was so hard to go through and choose which pictures I wanted to keep from the ones that she took. Courtenay really captured the love that my girls and I have for each other as well as for the Tiny Dancer in my belly. We just can’t wait to meet her!
If you want to check out Courtenay’s work please check out her Website and Facebook Fan Page!
Courtenay Bickler Photography
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Christine from Sweet Potato 3 Patterns, had asked me to do a pattern test for something that I haven’t really worked on before. This one required a bunch of buttons and involved doing a pretty cool stitch. When I told her that I would test this pattern for her it made me think of back home in Western New York. Because I feel that it is something that you would use for a little one in cold weather… certainly not in the weather that we have here in good ‘ole SoCal.
This little Hooded Cocoon was so fun to make. I loved the way that the rows looked as I was working on them. I made mine in pink with clear buttons (to be honest that was the only kind of buttons that I had on hand, in the quantity that I needed for the project).
The pattern was really easy to work up, you basically construct it in a rectangle (she gives you really good measurements for the project so no worries there). Then when you get to the correct size you sew the buttons on and one of the edges together to form the hood part of the cocoon.
So, if you know a little one that needs a snuggly place to take a nap please check out The Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon!
Just look at the texture on this project! Super fun with all of the waves!
You can get this pattern on Ravelry here: Button Up Waves Hooded Cocoon
Make sure you head over to her Fan page too! Sweet Potato 3 Patterns
Click image to go to Melody’s Makings Facebook page to enter the contest!
Melody’s Makings has put up a fun little giveaway! The winner will get a free copy of all of her newly released patterns for the rest of August!
All you have to do is click on the image about to be taken to her Facebook Fan page. Look for her post with the same image and make a comment! If you know anyone else that is a lover of yarn, make sure you tag them in separate posts on that same image! Each name you add will get an entry and if your friend wins, you will win also because you suggested them!
Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope that you are all having fun with family and friends, while BBQing some yummy food and waiting for the fireworks to start!
What a better way to celebrate our wonderful Countries Birthday then with a pattern round up! I didn’t personally get to work on any Red, White and Blue items this year, but that doesn’t mean I can enjoy looking at some! I have scoped out the internet and found some of my favorite Fourth of July projects that I want to share with you!
While making this list, I wanted to find stuff that you could do, the kids could do/wear and stuff for the house. That is why I decided to share the projects that I have in the above picture with you.
1. Pin Wheel Hairclips – by Cutesy Crafts – Aren’t this little clips so cute! I can see them being used in my girls hair as well as for embellishments for other projects!
2. Patriotic Crocheted Stars – Repeat Crafter Me – These have to be the cutest stars that I have come across! They have some awesome detail and are so versatile! I could see these used as an embellishment, a hair clip or maybe even attach some rings to them for jewelry or wine glass charms!
Repeat Crafter Me
3. Patriotic String Lights – Jonathan Fong – I used to make these with my Mom was I was much younger. But instead of circular light decorations we made ours in the shape of eggs for Easter and hung them from the trees outside. They were always super fun to make! So, I think this would be an easy project for you to make with the kiddos!
4. Fourth of July Firework Hand Prints – A Little’ Pinch of Perfect – Yes, I have kids. As I am sure you all know by now. So, I am a sucker for anything made with their hand or foot prints! I remember the first year after Miss S was born, I made hand print stuff with the girls for every holiday. And made four of each on so that I could send them to their Grandparents too! Because come on… what Grandparent doesn’t love seeing homemade gifts from their Grandbabies?!?
Aren’t these little projects make you inspired to make some Red, White & Blue stuff? I know I will be making some of these but on a later date since I have run out of time to do them for this year.
Now you all have to share your Fourth of July projects with me! What is your favorite thing to make for this glorious holiday?!
Christine will be heading home tomorrow from an awesome trip and wants to celebrate her return with an awesome BOGO Sale! All you have to do is head over to her Ravelry shop and start shopping! There is no coupon needed for this sale and all items in her ravelry shop are included!!
This sale is only good until July 5th so you better hurry up and take advantage of this one before time runs out!!!