Monday, January 28, 2013

Pattern of the Week for Jan 28- Feb 3rd!

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Was busy here, but we also made time for a little fun with the munchkin!

The Pattern of the Week for this week is the Alex Fingerless Gloves!

I've got a new pattern in the design stage, hoping to put some more effort into it this weekend!  Also got the stuff this weekend to make some more molds for buttons!  (And some more colors of clay!)

Hope we're all off to a great start this week!
Shelly  :)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ready to Ship for 01/25/13!

Today's Ready to Ship buttons are posted!  Make sure to check them out!

I'm also going to start adding what doesn't sell to my online shop after the RTS sales.  You can still purchase them from the albums on Facebook after they're listed in my shop, but it will be another place to find them  :)
What stores do you guys prefer to purchase from online?   Are you loyal to Etsy, Storenvy, Artfire?  I've recently started a store on Zibbet, and I really love it!  Here is my Zibbet store!

Hope you are all gearing up for a great weekend!
Shelly :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Preview of RTS for tomorrow!

Want to see some more of the buttons that will be available tomorrow in the Ready to Ship sale??  I'm really loving some of these!  See what else I come up with today, and I'll post the album tomorrow on Facebook!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Button Molds . . . Success!

The button molds turned out to be fun and easy to make!  I can't wait to get the stuff to make some more!  Of course, after finishing them yesterday, I had to try them out!  Here's some of the stuff I came up with!

So what do you guys think??

Monday, January 21, 2013

Pattern of the Week for Jan 21- 27th!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Its Monday, so you know what that means!!  A new Pattern of the Week Sale!  This week, in honor of it being SO cold here, its one of my favorite quick and warm hat patterns!  Named after my adorable little munchkin, the Alex Beanie will be on sale for 50% off ($2) through Sunday night!  Hope you all love it!

Tomorrow I am supposed to be having some vintage buttons arriving!  I can't wait to make some molds and try some new things this week with my clay!  Still lots of heart buttons available too for those of you working on those Valentine's Day projects!  Make sure to check them out!  

Here's to hoping we all are kicking off a wonderful week!
Shelly  :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Baby Love

Those of you who have followed me on Facebook for a while probably know I LOVE making baby blankets!  They're probably my favorite thing to crochet.  So when I was asked by a dear friend to make an adorable little set for a set of twin girls, I was thrilled!  What do you guys think?

Friday, January 18, 2013

Clay for 1/18! Crochet Hooks!!

Lots of fun today!  6 crochet hooks, a pretty pendant, and some shamrock buttons!  I tried to glaze the other buttons I had made yesterday, and SO upset with how they turned out.  Complete disaster and waste  :(  So now I will be doing some more experimenting and reading to see what I can do differently, but at this point I'm NOT a fan of glaze!

Hope you all have a great kick off to the weekend, and an even better weekend itself!!

Shelly :)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sale tomorrow!!

I've been working today to get ready to list some fun stuff for sale tomorrow!!  I'll have 6 hooks, a pretty pendant, and an assortment of different buttons!  Hope you all stop by!

Now to finish dinner and get the muchkin through the shower so I can finish up!  Hope you're all having a great day today!

Shelly :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Valentines Day Projects?

Happy Wednesday!  (I just realized I totally missed doing this yesterday!  Ooops!)

How many of you are working on cute little Valentine's Day items??  How about a sale on my cute heart buttons!  :)

For today, anything in the album (I'll share the link just below) 25% off any purchase over $5 (+ shipping)!
Just comment on the picture of what you want in the album with quantity and paypal address  :)

Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Shelly :)

Monday, January 14, 2013

Pattern of the Week for Jan 14-20!

Hope you all had a great weekend!  We had a surprising warm one here!  Now its back to freezing though :(

The sale pattern for this week is the Simplicity Cowl!  Through Sunday night, you can get it for 50% off ($2), no coupon code required, price will show automatically in the cart!

Find it here:

I also have a question up on my page asking what you guys think about my new clay adventures!  I'd really love if you'd all pop over there and chime in with your vote  :)

Today I'm working on a test for the fabulous Miss Schmibble of !!  Can't wait til you all see this beautiful pattern!

And last, but not least, how about a sneak peek of what I did yesterday?  I got some new clay tools, and I had a lot of fun playing with them!!

I think I'll list things on Friday again as Ready To Ship, so be on the look out!!

Have a great day everyone!
Shelly :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ready To Ship Buttons for 01/11/2013 (and a new pattern!)

Happy Friday!!  Today I listed the buttons I've currently got made as RTS, make sure to check it out!

How about a few pics too?  These are so much fun!

I also listed a new boot cuff pattern today too on Ravelry!  The Alex Boot Cuffs, and another one to come soon too I hope!  Through Midnight Saturday night (01/12) you can get it for $3 ($1 off), no coupon code needed, price will change in cart!

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you all have a great weekend!
Shelly :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pattern Testing!!

Sometimes there is nothing more exciting than pattern testing for other super creative people!  Last night I was working on an adorable pair of little newborn pants for the amazingly talented Steph from!  They turned out SO cute, and they're so soft and pretty.  I hope they find a home with a beautiful little girl, I'd love to see some beautiful pics!

Make sure to check out Steph's page to sign up for the presale for the pattern!  Or you can order the finished item also from Steph or myself!  :)

And now to the good part . . . sharing a pic!  Made with gorgeous Chroma Yarn from Knitpicks!  (quickly becoming my most favorite yarn!)

Weekend is almost here!  Have a great Thursday everyone!
Shelly :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sneak Peak - Buttons!

I'm having such a blast with buttons!  Yay!!  Friday I will have a bunch ready for a Ready To Ship sale, so make sure you're watching the page on Friday!

And for a pic!  Hope you enjoy and have a great day!

Shelly :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I Love My Testers!

Today I want to spot light 2 of my most reliable testers!  I love everything these ladies do to bring my patterns to life, make me a better writer, and promote my patterns!

First up is Lisa from  !!  I just love the visions she sees with my patterns, and she always makes the most delicate and delightful items from my patterns!  :)

Here is her latest pic of the Ziggy Cowl, done in a gorgeous laceweight yarn!  Amazing!!

Next up is Skye from !!  This girl has an eye for color, and I am never disappointed with what she makes!  I can't say how much of a help she is to me!!   

Here is her version of the Ziggy Scarf!  I love how she added pockets at the end!

These are just 2 of my helpers, and I appreciate all of you!  Make sure to check out the pattern, on sale through Sunday night on Ravelry for 50% off!!  

Hope you all have a great day!

Shelly :)


Monday, January 7, 2013

Pattern of the Week!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  This week I'm starting to have a "Pattern of the Week" sale.  Every Monday I will list one of my patterns at 50% off (or $2) for the week.

This week's pattern is my new release . . . the Ziggy Cowl and Scarf Combo!  I really love how this pattern came out, and I hope you guys love it too!  I'm not a big fan of working with bulky weight yarns, but I think that one may be my favorite version that I made!

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope we all have a great week!
Shelly :)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy Saturday!

Not much craft related here going on . . . weekends are usually a little down time for me  :)  We spent an hour at the zoo this afternoon with the munchkin, that was fun!  Got to see the Polar Bears, and Elephants!

I think I may play with some clay while I watch football, but not fully decided yet.  Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Shelly :)

And I had to share my favorite pic of my "men" at the zoo!  

Friday, January 4, 2013

Trying something new!

Happy Friday everyone!!  Are we all ready for the weekend?  I know I am, I miss my hubby!  :)

How many of us get so wrapped up in our preferred craft that we forget to try new things?  I know I am guilty of this, I love to crochet, and when I got a hook in hand I sometimes forget all else.  Sometimes a motivational break is needed though, and what better to do than to try a new craft??  I decided to get some clay a few days ago, being inspired by seeing other people's cute buttons and such.  Last night I got it out to play, and who knew it would be so much FUN!?

Crochet isn't going anywhere, but this is fun to play with too!  I'll include a few pics of my first adventure with clay  ;)

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Happy Thursday!  I know I'm not the only one out there addicted to pintrest . . . its such an awesome way for us crafters to keep track of all the stuff that intrigues us!  What are your favorite things to pin?  I love it for keeping track of free patterns I love, finding new stitches to use in my designs, recipes for the family!  is where you can find me!  Also, I have a board just with links to my patterns on Ravelry!  Make sure to follow it also to see all my patterns!

Who are you on Pintrest?  If you'd like to have more of us following you (and finding other awesome people to follow!), add your link in the comments!

Hope everyone has a fabulous day!
Shelly :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Sneak Peak!!

How is everyone doing today?  Hubby is back to work today, everyone seems to be feeling better, things are getting back on track!  Yay!

How about a sneak peak of the new pattern I'm working on?  How many of you love cowls and scarves?  I have to say, I definitely love cowls!

Not what you were expecting?  :)

Stay tuned and have a great day!

Shelly :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a great New Year's??  We stayed home where it was quiet last night, with our little munchkin.  Today is my Hubby's last day of vacation, so not a lot got done today either!  I do have a new cowl/scarf combo pattern in the works!  Maybe tomorrow I'll have some sneak peaks to show you guys . . . working on some of the kinks now!  :)

Happy New Year and I hope we all have a wonderful 2013!!
Shelly :)