Yes, I am writing my second crochet book! It’s true!

BookPeek1

So you’ve probably seen me mention it a little bit on Facebook, and hint about it on YouTube, or straight up talk about “I’m writing this book right now!” on Instagram, but I haven’t really announced it here on my blog. YES. I am writing my second book :). FINALLY!

We only have a working title right now, which may end up being the final title… but I really don’t want to talk about the title or anything until closer to publication and until we’re actually promoting cover art. I WILL tell you that my second book is going to be all about crocheting stuff for your home :). There is one really awesome item that’s for you to wear, but I wanted to focus more on stuff that you could use around the house to make life more yummy.

I have a really tight deadline, which is why I haven’t been blogging as much, although I would like to blog more even while I’m crazily crocheting and writing. Most of the projects are brand new and are still just figments of my imagination (I’m actually making sketches of everything right now for my editor), so I have a lot of work ahead! My deadline for the whole thing is June 1, and the book miiiiiight come out in Spring 2016. I’ll let you know more whenever I learn more!

The image above is from right before I sent some items to my buddy Marissa to photograph. So yeah, those thingies up there will be in the book, and that’s the only peek you get for now!

Posted at 09:00 AM in Crochet | Comments (27)

Tiny Easter Crochet Pattern Round-up!

EasterCrochetI’m super sorry I don’t have time this year to create a new pattern for Easter, but don’t forget that I have two patterns from years past that you might enjoy!

Mini Chocolate Easter Bunny (with video)

… and my cute collab with Normalynn of Crochet Cake Sachets: Panorama Easter Eggs!

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.49.30 PM

Oh! I almost forgot about my Jelly Bean Scarf!

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 6.51.47 PM

 

Posted at 09:45 AM in Crochet, Patterns & How-To's | Comments (3)

The Storybook Crochet World of Missy-Ville

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 5.24.32 PM

A few years ago, a fellow crocheter messaged me on Facebook to give me a heads-up on a legal crochet-related matter that she thought I might want to know about. Since then, we have volleyed some messages back and forth, and she asked if she could send me a surprise. Her website is Missy-ville Custo Cro-Ami Designs, and her work is pretty amazing!

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 5.24.14 PM

The package Missy sent me contained what appeared to be two big books. Already cute, right? And when you open them up…

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 5.24.05 PM… there are dolls inside!! Both Rainbow Brite and Strawberry Shortcake are extremely detailed, and you can really tell how much work and thought and love went into each one.

If you are interested in her work, check out what is available in her shop or request a custom project!

Thank you, Missy! <3

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 5.23.51 PM

Posted at 06:38 PM in Crochet | Comments (9)

March Blog Sponsor Giveaway!

GiveawayMarch2015It’s the 16th of the month, so it’s time to launch a new blog sponsor giveaway!

Thanks so much to my generous sponsors for offering us these wonderful goodies!  ONE lucky winner will receive:

Continue reading

Posted at 08:26 AM in Giveaways | Comments (104)

Let’s Party! Cute, candy-coated kids clothing from Jumana Barbarea

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.17.17 AM

A few months ago, Jumana Barbarea, a fashion designer in Saudi Arabia, contacted me on Etsy about incorporating some of my crochet items into her photoshoot for her children’s clothing line. She just sent me some photos, and look how much fun they are!

Screen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.15.13 AMScreen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.15.26 AMScreen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.15.57 AMScreen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.16.07 AMScreen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.16.37 AMScreen Shot 2015-03-13 at 12.17.06 AMI hope you guys have a great weekend!!!! So far this month has been a major test in working crazy hard and making time to see friends and be a human and not just a work-machine. I’m not sure I can keep up, but I’ll certainly try. I have a lot of fun news/projects coming up, so stay tuned!

Posted at 09:00 AM in Blog | Comments (6)