Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How To Crochet the Shell Stitch

I so wish I could crochet faster, lol. I am currently finishing up an infinity scarf for a friend's birthday. It will be listed as a made to order item in my Etsy shop. I love to crochet, it is my favorite thing when I want to be distracted from other things. Unfortunately Etsy is flooded with crochet items, all pretty much the same, so most of my items are now gifts, or I donate them to various charities. It is starting to get chilly, so slippers will be on my list too. One of my most favorite stitches is the shell stitch. As you can see from the three videos below, it is a very versatile stitch. I love all things lacy, so the last video is my favorite option. Don't forget to go back on this blog, to learn the other more basic stitches that you should learn before attempting harder stitches. Have questions? Please feel free to ask. If I don't know the answer, I will try to find it for you. I hope to find some new jewelry tutorials soon. I am still trying to convince myself that I love to make earrings, it isn't working. I much prefer rings, and bracelets.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bugs and Spiders OH My!

This week I am featuring handmade items that are bugs or spiders. With Halloween right around the corner, spiders, and bugs are a must. Starting next week, I will featuring Fall, Autumn, Harvest and Thanksgiving themes, then Christmas after that. I have already started looking at Christmas gift ideas, so it is never too early to start. To buy any of the items featured, click the highlighted link under each image.

First from Zizzybob is this adorable quilt applique of ladybugs.  Gotta love ladybugs!
Love spiders?  How about a pink glitter spider?  Missy69 has this 3D spider keychain done in pink resin, and glitter.  On sale too!
Need a baby photo prop?  Shelleyscrochetole offers this crochet spider hat to consider.  I am sure she would do it in other colors too~

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Melissa's Weekly Blog Linkup for 10/22/16

Welcome to my new weekly linky party. I have discovered using Polyvore is the simplest way to do this, and I hope I can get others besides me and Shelley to join in. This is super easy. To be featured just join the Etsy group Team Support and Promote, there is a banner in the left hand column of this blog. Then find the thread for my weekly link up, and sign up your shop. Of course you have to follow the rules which are simple. This will help with SEO, and building back links. As you can see the items all go to Polyvore, however you can visit each shop by clicking  the links below.

Missy69 Etsy shop

 Shelleys Crochet Ole Etsy shop 

Melissa's Weekly Blog Linkup

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Woodland Animals: Deer and Foxes

This week for my handmade Team Support and Promote post, on Etsy, I am featuring woodland animals specifically deer and fox. To view each item, on Etsy, click the highlighted link below each image.

This adorable crochet fox hat is from, Shelleyscrochetole
Reclaimed items and upcycling are all the rage, and Missy69 has created this adorable deer jar.
If you love to sew, this adorable deer pdf quilt applique is what you need, from Mspdesignsusa
Alfadesigns didn't have a deer or fox jewelry piece, but foxes are orange and white, and so is this necklace.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Weekly Treasury Set with TeamSP

Weekly Treasury Set with TeamSP

PromoFrenzy Orange and Black

PromoFrenzy Orange and Black


Custom Ornamental Gates

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