Monday, November 23, 2009
Close up of Jack.
I am pleased with how they turned out. I have started work on the next doily in this series, which will be called Woodland Fairy. I will try to do a sneak peek picture this weekend.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Next is the first set in my new "Baby Bella" series. Each set will include a cute, easy to make baby blanket and matching booties and a cap. This set is called "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
The cap and booties come in two sizes, Newborn-3 months, and 6-12 months. This set's skill level is Easy. I probably made 20 pairs of booties before I came up with one that is super quick to make but still looks cute! Here is the "Ring Around the Rosie" set.
So dainty and feminine!
I have had so many of you write me volunteering to test my doilies, and I truly appreciate each and every one of you! But I know some of you do not like to work with yarn, so I am asking specifically for volunteers to test these yarn patterns. I will finish up the patterns this weekend and should be able to send them out by Monday. If you would like to test one (or more!) of these designs, please write me at:
I am changing the way I have my patterns tested a little bit. I will not be sending out the yarn for these projects (you will have to provide your own, but at least you will be free to use the colors of your choice!) I will provide the pattern for testing, then send you a corrected copy of the pattern via email when it is placed in my Etsy shop. You will also receive your choice of any pattern in my Etsy shop in appreciation for your time. The finished items will be yours to keep of course. I would love to see a picture of your finished item if possible. There are no geograpical limits on testers for these patterns, since I will not be shipping the yarn. I will need your feed back on the pattern by Dec. 14 (not a lot of time, I know, but these are all pretty easy and quick to make items.)
Please let me know if you have any questions. I hope to hear from you soon!
Monday, November 16, 2009
This week, Marie was kind enough to send me a picture of her version of the Pineapples and Wild Roses Doily, which I am now using as the gift pattern with purchase of my Flower Garden Fairy doily:
I love the way she used pink for the pineapple portion of this doily, and the beautiful shaded and pink and red thread she used for the roses. It is Omega thread color #128 Variegated Red, and she got it here: http://creativeyarnsource.com/crochet_cotton.html
I love their colors, and can't wait to try some!
And talented Jewel sent me three pictures. First is the Sweetheart Pineapple doily from the Butterflies and Roses Pineapple Doilies set:
Thank you both, Marie and Jewel for sharing your lovely doilies!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
'When we were to be married,' she said, 'my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doily.'