Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Extra Love with Hearts


IMG_3254Every yarn crafter eventually winds up with a large stash of yarn odds and ends. If they are natural fibres like cotton or wool, you can cut up leftover yarn into strands, stuff them into a perforated bag (like an onion bag), and hang outside. Birds will grab strands for their nests.

With my odd balls of acrylic yarn, I wanted to make something that would be cute, work up quickly, and could be added to orders. Hearts show the love! I have been making them in all different sizes. I’m not sure what people are doing with these hearts, but I’m happy if they create a smile or two. Keeping reading below for some suggestions for these hearts!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Personal Crochet WIP (Work in Progress)


The Silver Hook 2I am very much looking forward to my new “toy tester” to arrive.  I am very proud of the detail that I put into each toy, and I know that each is perfect for children of all ages.

  • All my toys contain zero small parts (potential chocking hazards)
  • Low care: machine wash and dry, and stain resistant
  • The crocheted fabric is thick and the toys are firmly stuffed so that they will last a very long time (especially good since children develop strong emotional ties to their favourite toys!)
  • Can be used for teething or in the bathtub
  • Promote imaginative play (the faces only have eyes – a child can imagine any facial expression)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cute Weeping Angel Doll Crochet Pattern


Cute Weeping AngelFirst new pattern for 2013 is now available on Etsy, Ravelry, and Craftsy! My Etsy shop statistics revealed my Cute Weeping Angel doll has been gaining some attention. It was time to finalize the pattern and make it available to fellow crocheters. Continue reading to find out a bit more about these angels and some considerations in creating this pattern.



Saturday, March 2, 2013

March Goals


greysHappy Birthday to my sister the avid knitter!

March already! February was a great month. I participated in the OVCC craft show, filled an order for Fiddleheads, and had great pattern sales on Etsy (especially the alien pattern). I helped a fellow crocheter resize my carrot pattern. Oh, and other than the one missed in January, I’m up to date with my blog post goal.

Now I am looking ahead to March. It is going to be a busy month culminating with my due date, March 31. Baby’s weight was estimated at 7.5lbs at my 34 week ultrasound, so I think we are in for a large baby. With our baby preparations this month (and my extra fatigue), I want to set out some specific goals to keep The Silver Hook on track this month.