Friday, December 9, 2016
I spent the last few days painting rocks on the kitchen table with some "help" from my little elves. It's Christmas time and we love giving presents to the people we love and to the people in need, but it starts adding up, so we have to get creative in order to check everyone off of our list.
My sweet girl wanted to give something to her classmates, after some Pinterest investigating, we settled on Story Stones. The stones came from our front yard, the painting supplies we already owned and I also had the linen drawstring bags from the time I used to sell peg dolls, so we just had to work on painting and type a card to explain how the Story Stones work.
We are pleased with the way everything turned out and can't wait to bring them to class next week!
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Welcome to the 3rd annual sales and giveaway event!
This year's event is brought to you by 24 of your favorite crochet designers and one of your favorite yarn company!
We've great feedback about our coupon code, ENABLER, so we decided to keep it for another year.
How to shop? Simply click on name under the picture of the designer below and it will bring you to their ravelry shop. Apply the code ENABLER at checkout. Offer is valid from 11/26/2016 to 11/28/2016.
This year's prizes include:
(1) Winners will each choose a $40 gift card to the craft store of their choice (Michaels, Joanns or Hobby Lobby)
(2) Winners will each receive their choice of 8 balls of Lion Brand Wool Ease (See below for more details and links to prizes)
(3) Winner will receive a set of (10) Clover Amour Crochet Hooks from A Crocheted Simplicity.
(2) Winners will each receive any 8 balls from Lion Brand Yarns Wool Ease family! Click on the following links to see your options.
*Lion Brand giveaway is open to residents of the United States & Canada only.
Click on the Game Graphic below to enter to win any of the fabulous prizes.
Winners will be drawn on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 and the list of winners will be posted on A Crocheted Simplicity's blog.
Thank you for joining us for another great event! We hope you enjoy the fantastic sales & giveaway we've put together for you this year. If you could please do us a favor this weekend, we would absolutely LOVE it if you could like or comment on any of our posts that you see on Facebook. Thank you!
Monday, November 7, 2016
Meet my newest pattern, the Matilda Hat! We had family pictures taken yesterday, so I decided to make a hat to make my sweet pea's outfit and the Matilda Hat was created.
Here is the Matilda Hat in a different color combo:
The pattern is available on ravelry, etsy and craftsy.
Friday, October 28, 2016
I am giddy, happy, proud and I could keep going, but I am pretty sure you get the idea of how I feel. Today is the release date of my newest design, the Stockinette Hat, a crochet hat that has a knit look. I scrambled to make that brim part work, after crocheting and frogging several times, I finally felt good about it and I am so pleased with the pictures I received from the photographers - I think they're simply amazing!
So, if you are not a knitter (like me) but love the look of knitted accessories, the Stockinette Hat is perfect for you. The pattern is now available in all my shops. Ravelry, Etsy and Craftsy.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Back in March I had an idea to make this blanket to enter in the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America) conference contest held in July. I am pleased to say that this was the 1st prize winner in the afghan category and I was there, at the conference in Charleston, South Caroline and was able to witness it!
Well, Summer was so busy with trips and family activities, but now that the kids are back in school, I am happy to announce that the pattern is finished, fully tested and I am hosting my first CAL (crochet along). So if you want to try this technique but have been a little intimidated, this is your chance because I will be in the group and provide support to help you along the way!
Here is the link to the CAL group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HHMCAL/
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The other day I was looking through my yarn stash and I saw several hanks of malabrigo rios and I felt the urge to create something with it. I decided to make a long scarf, but I didn't want it to be heavy, the yarn is just so beautiful that in my opinion the best thing was to make a delicate stitch pattern, so the Garden Trellis was created!I worked on it all the way from Gig Harbor, WA to Florence, OR and back, it was such a fun project to work on once the repeats are memorized, it was flows.
I hope you love it as much as I do!
You can find the pattern here and here.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Oh my stars, I am so excited to finally use my granny square blocker from Chetnanigans what a time saver to have this blocker instead of having to use pins to block them and make them perfect!
You can block a little 1/2" square and up to a 12"! The board is beautifully made out of red oak and 50 galvanized pins.
I sure like that I can stack the granny squares there and see my color scheme before. Blocking your work makes it look professional and simply beautiful!
You can find this blocker and many other crochet gadgets here.