Saturday, March 31, 2012

Weekend Project - Easter Peeps

A few weeks has gone by since I had a weekend project to share, but this weekend offered up a perfect project!  Crochet bunny peeps!

This little guys make great Easter gifts and look absolutely adorable propped up in an Easter basket.  I don't know about you, but growing up we always got some sort of stuffed animal-either a chick, bunny, or lamb-in our Easter baskets along with our eggs and candy.  Well, instead of buying a generic stuffed animal, make these!
Unlike most amigurumi, these are so easy.  I normally don't like making stuffed animals, but since these are worked flat and then sewn together and stuffed, it's a completely different concept and even a novice crocheter can make these.

If you'd like to make a set yourself, be sure to download your own copy of the free pattern here.


Friday, March 23, 2012

Funky Finds Spring Fling Show

I mentioned in my last post that there was a lot going on "behind the scenes," as you might have noticed.  Cryptic, I know! Really, though, there is!

First of all, I've applied to, and gotten accepted into, my very first craft show in Texas! Woohoo!

This time next month, I'll be set up at the Funky Finds Spring Fling event in Longview, Texas.

You can find any info you may need right here on this flyer.  I've heard great things about these organizers, and can't wait to try out one of their shows!

So, now you know some of what is going on behind the scenes.  If you're local, come visit me! I'll have tons of new stock, much of which will not be shown online first, and a lot of great summer products you haven't seen yet!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Giveaway Time!

Happy Monday! Sorry I've been MIA lately (I know, an awful habit to get into with a new blog), but I've had a lot going on behind the scenes!


For the time being, I wanted to tide you over with a giveaway!  Head on over to Tangled Happy and you'll see a CUTEure Creations pattern giveaway going on right now.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Babies Don't Need Pastels

By now you have probably noticed that I'm not a huge fan of pastels.  I just think that there should be some fun and color in every life!  I'm a huge fan of bold, bright colors and a lot of my designs-both in my personal projects and my business projects-reflect that.

To that end, I just really wanted to show off my newest baby blanket.  I adore it! I made it for a really good friend of mine due with a "mystery" baby next month.  Not knowing the gender makes buying a gift more fun, I think :) I didn't feel locked in to the whole pink vs. blue debate and just got to go crazy!

I just love the look of this style.  It's my newest favorite, and honestly a breeze to make.  If you're interested in making something similar, I found this basic granny square how-to really helpful in making this blanket.  I followed this bloggers directions, changing colors where it suited me.  Instead of stopping after a few rows, though, I just kept growing the square until it was the size of a baby blanket, about 32" x 32", then made a simple single crochet border around the edge.

Anyway, I hope this blanket will be well loved in the future!  Addie got a crochet blankie from a family member when she was a baby and it gets dragged around with her everywhere.  Not all kids do this, I know, but it's a sweet thought to imagine my work being loved by a tiny human.  It's why I got into this biz, after all!