Monday, April 14, 2014






I received some amazing pictures of my dolly lovey from Britny Sirotak Photography and just couldn't choose one to share, they are all beautiful so I decided to have a whole post to show some of them to you.
You can find the pattern in my ravelry, craftsy and etsy shop.
Or you can order a lovey from my website - the colors can be customized!

Have a great week!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Uptown Scarf





I am proud to show you my new design, the "Uptown Scarf" that I created for the Design Wars mini challenge, using Boutique Swanky Yarn by Red Heart.
The scarf has a beautiful texture and it can be made using any worsted weight yarn. You can find the pattern here. I also created a little video to show you how to make a fun knot, watch it here.
I wanted to take a minute to thank my friend Rena for modeling the scarf for me and Kamieo Photography for the gorgeous images.

Monday, March 24, 2014

What's new?

Oh my word, lots of new things since my last post, I don't even know how so much stuff has happened… and this its just the crochet side of life! So get ready because here we go:

I taught myself how to use double pointed needles and started knitting bonnets. I think I am hooked, I have made several bonnets and I am totally in love. 


My husband is making driftwood buttons for my shop! The buttons are stunning, they are smooth and the color is amazing. You can order them from: http://justbehappy.bigcartel.com/product/drift-wood-buttons

I finished my new creation for Design Wars mini challenge, using Red Heart's new Swanky yarn. I unfortunately can't show you the final pictures as they will be shown in the newsletter, but here is my sneak peek: 

Ohhhhh and look at the pattern I have on the works: Dolly Loveys!

Pattern available here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dolly-lovey
{soon!}

 Last but certainly not least, I am giddy to show you the what is in the shop now: embellished crochet hooks! My husband and I teamed up, he sculpts the clay, then it's my turn to paint, photograph and have it ready to send it to your home! I have lots of ideas, I am afraid  I will want to keep one of each… 

You can order one here: http://justbehappy.bigcartel.com/product/embellished-crochet-hook


Have a great week!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

{Just Be} Happy 6th birthday!

Thank you for your support, I am proud to say that I have been in business for 6 years. In these 6 years,    my two kids (Lucas 5 and Sophia 2) were born, I became a busy mom and learned how to love in a total different way.
I have changed my crochet style a lot, improved a lot as a crocheter and designer, I hope you stick around and ride along with me in this fun journey, crochet is certainly a big part of my life.

As a thank you, I've gathered some wonderful prizes from some designers I love, so here are the rules:

Go down to the bottom of this post and you will see the Rafflecopter gadget, there are some entries that are mandatory and some that you can do to get some extra chances to win. Good luck!

A Creative Being

Mad Mad Me

Playin' Hooky Desings

Frayed Knot 

The Fine Lime

Baca Creations

Felted Button

CrazySocks Designs


Unravel Me

Mamachee

Just Be Happy Patterns

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dog Treats





Little lady got up this morning, had her milk and before I was even done with my cup of coffee she was already asking me to make dog treats because yesterday we ran out of treats, so she got in her head that this was important business.
I had never made dog treats before, but I was not about to go to the grocery store with two kids in tow just to buy dogs treats - I am sorry. After an online search I found a super easy recipe that called for flour, peanut butter, milk and baking powder, but I decided to make a half batch since we have a small dog and treats last quite awhile. {Recipe here}
We also just used a circle shaped cookie cutter since we didn't have the cute bone shape, maybe I'll keep my eyes peeled for a bone shaped one next time I go to Michael's or Joann's.
Anyways, the little lady had a blast making treats, she truly enjoyed it and so did our lovely Jack Russel.
Cheers!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Knot Animals Scarf - The Fox





So the fox love is big at our house, my kids love the youtube video "What does the fox say?" and even before that video, they were already in love with fox toys and such, so it felt natural to create a fox scarf!
I have been in love with the knot style for awhile and I noticed that most patterns for that type of scarf were knit, so I created my own.
Now, tell me, aren't those pictures simply adorable?? I sent them to a photographer friend {amanda buechler photography} and she captured some images of her beautiful little girl sporting the scarf for me and I couldn't be happier!
If you want to make your own fox scarf, the pattern is available in my craftsy, ravelry and etsy shops.
Cheers!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Same ole

Gah! How come I have been feeling like the time is going by too fast lately? Am I just getting old? Am I just too busy? I don't know the answer, perhaps all the above… but here I am, taking a little break, I just ate a piece of chocolate cake that the little man and I made together from scratch, it was delicious and it went perfectly with my cup of coffee.

Anyhow, here are some highlights of our lives lately:


My sweet pea looking at an art piece at the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma last week when we quickly visited the Madrona Fiber.


At the fish market - the kids were having a good time looking at the sea creatures while we were waiting for our order of clam and salmon chowder.


Watching the sharks at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. It was a very cold day, we walked around the zoo a little bit and then warmed up inside of the aquarium. Cold is not an excuse for staying inside of the house, right?



This weekend we went to the Georgetown neighborhood in Seattle to see the big cowboy hat and boots. It was 37 degrees, raining and the kids wanted to run back to the car quickly, but we were able to get a phew pictures and make some fun memories.

Now I am going to make dinner and hopefully later I can finish making my sweet pea's Easter basket. Yesterday I made two bunnies, one for each kid to give them for Easter. I am planning ahead this year, compared to how I usually am and I am excited that we will have a handmade (for the most part) Easter. I can't wait to show you pictures!
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