214 ways the end a letter

214 ways the end a letter

I made this list several years ago and re-visit it all the time so I decided to re-post it for the good of all correspondence everywhere! I hope you enjoy! There is more than one way to end a letter.... NORMAL Best/Warm wishes, Confidently yours, Kind regards, Respectfully Yours, With anticipation, Hugs, Kinds Thoughts, Wishing you the best, Write soon, Your Friend, Be good, Be well, Until next time, Take care, Take it easy, Smiles, Have a nice day, THANKS Many Thanks, You're the best, In Gratitude, Thanks a Million (1,000,000) Thankley Dankley…Read more …
Summer Sprig Handwarmer Crochet Pattern

Summer Sprig Handwarmer Crochet Pattern

This pattern has been tested and re-tested and now it's available for purchase on ETSY and RAVELRY. Hey, this pattern also won in the Design Wars Challenge (see HERE).  I gotta say, it was challenging at first to work with thread but once I got going, I loved it. For this pattern you can use two strands of #10 thread held together, which is awesome because you can create your very own marl yarn.  If you don't have thread (or don't like holding two strands together) then you can also make this pattern…Read more …
New crochet pattern (always exciting!)

New crochet pattern (always exciting!)

I love simple and clean accessories and so I think these are one of my new favorite designs. They are light enough to be comfortable in most weather and simple enough to go with any outfit (especially if you stick with neutral colors).  This pattern was designed for Design Wars! (Do you guys follow Design Wars?) Cara from Heritage Heartcraft and myself both used Aunt Lydia's #10 Bamboo Thread for our designs and you can VOTE now until the April 15th or just shoot over to check out what Cara made  : ) …Read more …
Everly Head Wrap Pattern

Everly Head Wrap Pattern

EVERLY HEAD WRAP  One of my friends (Hi Lacy!) adjusted the Everly Head Wrap pattern for her baby. Lacy was kind enough to let me use her photos and notes to provide you guys with the smaller sizes for the Everly Head Wrap. Now you can make one for your little ones too (thank you Lacy!). MATERIALS J hook Worsted Weight Yarn Yarn Needle Scissors YARN NOTES I used Arctic Krafts worsted weight wool yarn. Arctic Krafts is a fellow Alaskan that hand dyes yarn and sells her yarn on etsy. Her shop name is ArcticKrafts…Read more …
FREE CROCHET PATTERN

FREE CROCHET PATTERN

Remember this beautiful yarn!? It's been transformed...into a free head wrap crochet pattern! The Everly Head Wrap MATERIALS J hook Worsted Weight Yarn Yarn Needle Scissors YARN NOTES I used Arctic Krafts worsted weight wool yarn. Arctic Krafts is a fellow Alaskan that hand dyes yarn and sells her yarn on etsy. Her shop name is ArcticKrafts (beautiful yarn!). Most worsted weight yarns, such as Cascade 220, Lion Brand Wool Ease and the like, will work perfectly with this pattern. Yardage: You should not need more than 90 yds of worsted weight wool yarn to complete 1 head wrap. PATTERN…Read more …
COLOR INSPIRATION

COLOR INSPIRATION

I love color! and these colors together make my right eye twitch....a twitch that can't be calmed without a crochet hook in hand (I'm sure you know what I mean!).  I am working on a pattern using this yarn right now (I'll keep you posted). What do you think it is? What would you make with these colors?  I'd love to hear from you guys!  I love hand dyed yarn, you just can't get that gorgeous, gentle, and random shade change anywhere else.  This yarn has been beautifully hand-dyed by a fellow Alaskan…Read more …
PERFECT HOUSE SLIPPERS

PERFECT HOUSE SLIPPERS

I've talked about it before and I'm talking about it again....Design Wars is awesome! I love the friendly design competitions! I designed these for the Red Heart Infinity DW round. I've been thinking about this design for awhile now and here it is! It's a pair of simple little house slippers and so the pattern was named...The Perfect House Slippers.  You can get this pattern in baby size 3 up to child size 1  or Woman size 3 up to a men size 14 (good to know: a woman size 3 is the equivalent…Read more …
Free Crochet Crown Pattern

Free Crochet Crown Pattern

This crochet crown pattern is such a fun project. The pattern comes in three sizes (see pattern notes for the details) and it's free! MATERIALS G (4mm) hook Worsted Yarn Yarn Needle Scissors Stitch Marker (optional) GAUGE 12 slst and 18 rows = 2” square YARN NOTES I used Bernat Vickie Howell Sheep-ish Yarn in Yellow-ish. One skein is enough for any size crown. Each Skein of Sheepish is 3oz/167 yds. PATTERN NOTES  Be sure to not work your slsts too tight. The fabric made for this crown is extremely stretchy and will…Read more …
DESIGN WARS – HEADS UP!

DESIGN WARS – HEADS UP!

Design Wars. It's what's on my mind and it's because I get to play another round and I'm loving it (as always). Although, I am struggling with my design a tiny bit. I have the base ready but it needs more....cow bell (haha) AND I didn't order enough yarn so I'm waiting for some more yarn to get here before I can get my final design ready for it's debut   : ) If you don't know about Design Wars then you should look into this. Awesome crochet designers are coming together and…Read more …