Friday, March 28, 2014

Spring Pattern Sale

Spring is here! 
Time to make bunnies, duckies and flower bonnets! 
Here's is a chance to stock up on some great spring patterns designed my me!  
40% off crochet patterns in Raverly. Use code : CCCC40OFF at checkout. 
Now through the end of the March! 
Sale ends Midnight central March 31st. 

Here are some of my spring favorites! 

Textured Bunny Set, Bunny Cape Set, Fuzzy Duck Cape Set, 
Flower Bonnet Cape Set, & Lamb Cape Set

Don't forget about bugs! We've got ladybugs, bumble bees, butterflies and dragonflies! 

Don't forget to check out free patterns on the blog too! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Beaded Slouchy

Hi! Just poppin in to share a fun project I worked up and fill in on life. I've been quiet blogging and online the past few months. Still crocheting, but still focusing on family and my weight loss journey! So far I'm down 26 pounds! I'd hurt my IT Band from over doing my running (got a little to eager I guess). I would have been finished with my Couch 2 5K Training but after two long weeks I was able to start the program again. I only have 5 more run sessions and I'm done with that but I'm moving on to the 10K training! I'm loving running. Two months ago running for more than a minute was laughable but today I ran straight for 20 minutes and it feels great!

During my down time from my injury, I finished up this fun project for a beaded slouchy. The pattern is a free pattern from my mom's blog Which you can find here! I wanted to use material I had on hand. I found some black/white glass beads in my crafty stash that I thought might be interesting! I used a vintage white color of I Love This Yarn. So it's not a bright white. I really like the hat! I'm going to have to make another with other fun beads! The beads are a unique touch and I'm not sure if I like them or not but its a one of a kind! Even if you don't want to use beads its a great slouch pattern!

Have you ever crocheted with beads? It's fun but takes thinking ahead! I ended up short one bead and I know I counted LOL! 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What I've been working on!

Wow it's only been almost a month since my last blog post! I've been very busy! Working on orders a few side project and working on me! 

I'm down 22 pounds and I'm so excited about this journey! I've been working out almost everyday and food journaling. I've taken up running and I'm already on Week 6 of 8 on Couch to 5K! I've been pushing myself a little too hard though. My Cousin talked me into signing up for a 1/2 marathon. (crazy I know) So I've been adding in extra miles and training. I did 10 miles total last week and on Saturday I hurt my knee on my 5Miles run/walk! So I have to rest this week. It's been very hard to rest when I'm so motivated, but rest now and back to it when it's better! I'm not giving up! 

Okay back to crochet! In February I did a scarf swap hosted by the wonderful Danyel of CrazySocks Crochet! (Love her patterns) I got a lovely Scarf from none other than my crochet buddy Rachel of Silly Stitches that lives just a few miles away! She made me this lovely Moroccan Cowl in wonderful pastels with absolutely yummy yarn! The pattern is by Moogly! (I recently made one too!) It's perfect for spring especially since winter isn't giving up! You can find the free pattern on The Moogly Blog!

I made a Fun scarf for my swap from a pattern on Fiber Flux with one of my favorite yarns! Amazing yarn! I changed it up a little only because I had only one skien. I wished I'd got a better picture but I had to get in in the mail since I kinda waited till the last minute! (I almost forgot. oops!) I hope she loved it! The pattern is a free pattern called the Arugula Scarf. It's a simple ruffle scarf! Works up very fast! 

Since I've had to rest and I'm waiting on some yarn to come in I've had a little time to work on a few fun projects! I made on of my favorite ruffle scarf patterns using Red Heart Boutique Magical! The colors are fun and I just love this yarn and how it changes up on it's own. 

I just finished this other fun project. I've had this on my todo list forever!  The Artfully Simple Cowl by Moogly! I used Amazing yarn in Glacier Bay! The colors are gorgeous jewel tones! It can be worn long or wrapped twice. I would totally make this again! I'm in love with it!. Isn't it gorgeous! 

With having to rest more this week I do have a new design I need to finish. It's for St. Patricks Day so I'm kind slacking but I will try to have it up early next week! (fingers crossed)