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28 May

Well it’s been cooling down here in Brisbane lately and I noticed while watching one of my sons soccer games that I was getting quite a chill around my neck and ears, so it was tie to pull out the crochet hooks and start something new. This is a good thing because I have been having trouble settling into making something after finishing up my E-book which is still $5.00 off for another few days :)…..Anyway I have some beautiful Cascade Heritage Silk which is a blend of 85% merino and 15% silk, I love this stuff, it comes in some gorgeous colour….I wish I could have bought them all! I’ve been contemplating what to do with it for a couple of months now, I started a couple of things but ripped them out because I wasn’t quite happy with them but now I have started and almost completed my latest design…..SNEAK PEEK….

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I also received a package I purchased on Ebay a few weeks ago, it was just some cheapy aluminium crochet hooks in a case…and I love them, I don’t know what it is about these cheap hooks but I have yet to find any that I like using more…easily pleased I guess :). It’s great having a case too rather than fishing around in the bottom of my pencil case trying to find the right size!

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I have still been adding patterns to my Etsy shop which is a bigger job that I thought since when I lost my hard drive I also lost all the latest copies of my patterns. I’ve been slowly downloading them all from Ravelry and saving them to my computer….now I just have to work out how to change the pdf’s back into word documents and I’ll be happy, I haven’t found anything that works yet so I think I’m going to be copying and pasting from the pdf’s into word…but I’m managing to procrastinate on that one 😀

Well that’s enough rambling for now…have a great week!

Ideas please…

11 May

Ok well, I’m looking for ideas…..what sort of crochet designs are people looking for? Do you have something specific that you’d like to see out there….here is your chance to say. I’m not promising anything mind but I’d really like to know so there is a random draw for a free pattern from my store ….anyone who comments here will be place in the draw for a chance.

I would love it if you would comment on my facebook page as I have just started it and really need some traffic but feel free to comment here if you would rather, you will still be entered into the random draw.

At the moment I just design what I feel like but it will be interesting to know what other people like. I was looking at this post and thought that is sounds like I have no ideas but I really do have more ideas than I can make I’m just really interested in what other people like.

Ready to revive!

5 May

Well I guess it’s time to revive this blog…we all start with the best intentions that sometimes go by the wayside when life gets involved :)…….I lost my computer so didn’t have access to the internet for a little while and once I did my blog ‘mojo’ was missing…lol

During this time off though I have been busy writing an E-book….hopefully to be released shortly, I only have 3 patterns left to write and one cuff to finish crocheting. I have uploaded a couple of single cuff patterns to my Ravelry store …Here are some photos…

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I’ve also opened a new Etsy shop now that they are offering instant downloads for pdf files……I have sold a couple of patterns so we will see how it goes.

Along with all of this I now have a facebook page for my designs! I would love it if you would pop over and ‘like’ me……I think that’s what you do :)……if you want to leave a comment on the page I will put you in a draw for a free pattern of your choice from one of my shops…or I can even email it to you if you want.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Polyhymnia Convertible Cowl/Hat….New pattern.

25 Jan

Well I’ve published another new pattern today and have decided that I will run the same deal that I did for Asrai Fairy Stole, so you need to post a comment on this post for your chance to win a free pattern……after a while I will do a random draw to find a winner and that person will receive a free copy of my newest pattern. Either on Ravelry if they want or via email….just let me know in your post how you would like to get it!

This is my latest pattern….Polyhymnia convertible Cowl/Hat

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So comment away for your chance to win a free pattern 🙂

I am going to give a free pattern to both of the people who commented on the last post, so karen030710 and bestofcrochet if you would like to let me know how you would like to receive your pattern I will get it to you asap! Congratulations 🙂

 


 

 

Free Pattern

22 Jan

Well I have finally published my first pattern for January and I am going to give a copy away for free. If you have a Ravelry account I can gift it to you there, otherwise I can send it through via email. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will randomly draw someone out of a hat to gift the pattern to.

The pattern is Asrai Fairy Stole and it is available on Ravelry or Craftsy at the moment 🙂 Anyway leave your comments and I will let you know if you are the winner. I am also holding a CAL for this pattern here on Ravelry

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What am I doing?

20 Jan

Well it was weigh in day yesterday…..I lost another kilo (yayyy) but then proceeded to have a day where the new eating plan went out the window!!! Wow, how quickly do we fall off the wagon? I guess the only thing to do now is to put it behind me and climb back on, so today I am starting over….I got to bed early last night so I am not nearly so tired today and that should make it easier to stick with it. As I’ve said before when I’m tired I eat :(. Hopefully Damien (the 2 year old) will be better behaved today, he was completely over the top yesterday) That might have had something to do with the fact that the 21 year old managed to feed him a whole piece of hedgehog slice….you have no idea how much sugar and chocolate there is in that!….So Damien was nutso all day, he drove me and his brothers and sisters crazy!

I have still been working on some crochet patterns, the 3 tests I started are nearly finished, so I will soon have 3 different patterns ready to publish. I am working on a lovely lacy purple shrug at the moment. I was really lucky the other day, I dropped into one of our local thrift shops and there on the shelf was a cone of the most gorgeous purple yarn….I am 90% sure it is a silk/linen blend of some kind…..It looks very much like some of the yarns I buy from Colourmart they have gorgeous yarns at such a reasonable price, free shipping too! Anyway unfortunately there are absolutely no identifying marks so my chances of working out exactly what this is are very small. I am going back to the same shop tomorrow as there were some other cones of yarn there too but I only had enough money with me for the one….I hope the fine gauge of the yarn has put people off buying them!

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Some success.

15 Jan

Well it’s been a week since I last blogged! Time goes by so fast it’s unbelievable……I weighed in on Saturday and lost 2.5kg’s…wow such succes, that’s a first for me, I usually have to wait at least a couple of weeks before seeing anything significant on the scales. While I know it’s most likely fluid it is still quite motivating to have success so early on 🙂

 

On the plus side I have been designing a lot lately as a way of keeping my hands busy….I hate to eat while I crochet.

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The first two are in testing now and the third one is being tech edited in preparation for testing…….so some good has come out of depriving myself…lol

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