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Friday, April 24, 2015

Another Owl Pattern...

"Owl You Need" is available as a FREE pattern download on Craftsy. This pattern from ShanniLoves is absolutely adorable and will hold all your needleworking tools.
The 'Owl You Need' Sewing Buddy

This pattern is available as a free download by clicking on my affiliate link!

A "10" on the Cuteness Scale!

Madmonkeyknits has a FREE knitting pattern that can be downloaded on Craftsy!

FREE Baby Chick Boots (Booties)

These adorable booties would make a perfect baby gift; affiliate link at:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sale at Annie's e-Pattern Central...

Just wanted to let all my needlework and crafting friends know that Annie's is having a Spring Cleaning Sale!

There are now 200+ e-patterns marked down to $1.00! Sale includes something for everyone...crochet, sewing, knitting, cross-stitch, plastic canvas, etc.

Here is one I just couldn't pass on:
Rainbow Bike Basket

Visit Annie's e-Pattern website where you can view all the sale patterns in one place: Spring Cleaning Sale.

Offer only applies to items marked to $1.00 on the site. Offer valid through April 27, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Speaking of Owl Patterns...

Snappy Tots has an adorable FREE Owl Pattern...

To print a copy of the pattern, visit Heidi's website at

I also highly recommend visiting Heidi's Ravelry page to see the many patterns she has available for purchase.

I have many Snappy Tots pattern, both free and paid. Heidi's crochet directions are easy to follow. You won't be disappointed in any of her patterns that you collect.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Owl e-Patterns that are a real hoot!

Owls are in! If you love to crochet and owls are your passion, Annie's has several e-patterns that just might be perfect for your next project!

You can use my affiliate link to visit Annie's website where you can view all these adorable patterns on one page, Owl Crochet e-Patterns.

If you decide to purchase any of them, don't forget your Annie's coupon code to save 15%!

Annie's coupon codes...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Baby gifts..

Time to start thinking about making gifts for baby?

Give your baby a little friend to cuddle and take everywhere they go. The quick and easy crochet designs in Animal Lovie Blankets make adorable baby gifts! Cute, fun, and loved by everyone who sees them, each blanket is a simple granny square with the toy attached at the center.

Choose from seven sweet looks by Yolanda Soto-Lopez of All Crafts Channel on YouTube: Puppy, Bunny, Kitty, Lamb, Panda, Owl, and Brown Bear. The designs feature medium weight and bulky yarns. This is a downloadable pattern.

By the way, seniors get a 15% discount on their Leisure Art purchase through December 2015 when they enter the promo code: SENIOR at checkout!

Animal Lovie Blankets

If you don't crochet, here's my original design pattern for sewing a "Hug-a-Buddy" which is available as an Instant Download in my Etsy store.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Penny Rugs and the Blanket Stitch...

Have you tried making a penny rug? If you are looking for a project to add to your Fall decorating, my Instant Download pattern, Harvest Blessing that is available on Etsy, uses the same blanket stitch technique found in penny rugs.

Harvest blessings available in my Etsy store

If you are new to the blanket stitch, I found a tutorial on YouTube that will guide you:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Counted Cross-stitch...

One of my hobbies is doing counted cross-stitch. I just finished a picture of my grandson using computer software to create a counted cross-stitch chart using his 2013 school picture. My design uses 75 different colors of embroidery floss; over 58,000 stitches and 18-count aida. It took me over a year of off and on embroidering to complete.

I'm always on the look out for new cross-stitch designs. Recently, I found one on my affiliate site, Leisure Arts, that not only satisfied my need for a simpler project; but also was certainly a noteworthy saying.
Confuse Them Cross Stitch ePattern $3.99

An added bonus; it's an e-pattern which is instantly available after you pay. If you are looking for a quick cross-stitch pattern, this one just might be the one!

By the way, seniors get a 15% discount on their purchase through December 2015 when they enter the promo code: SENIOR at checkout!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Embroidered baby gifts...

or just cute little remembrance pillows to mark "special dates" in your child's life. As each pillow is finished, store or display them in a basket or small trunk.

Inspired Ideas for Embroidered Baby Gifts, recently posted on the Craftsy blog by Marna Lunt, gives instructions on how to make a birth announcement hanging heart for the baby's room. Marna says when her babies were small, she would drop nice calming scents like lavender on them to help the babies sleep as well as keep the diaper smell at bay. Marna's blog also contains other ideas for creating these little pillows.

Inspired Ideas for Embroidered Baby Gifts

To make the baby gift, start by choosing a shape, add embroidery to mark the birth of the baby and finish by adding ribbon, buttons or charms.

Marna even provides a FREE pdf instruction sheet to the bottom of her blog that can be downloaded to your computer.