Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cricut Anniversary Sale

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Come celebrate the Cricut Anniversary Sale with 30% off Materials, Mats and Blades!  If you have been waiting to stock up on some of these every day supplies now is the time to make sure you have everything for your spring and summer crafting projects.

Just click HERE to see all of the great deals!


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Designer Profile on FaveCrafts.com

Having your projects featured on other blogs and websites is a great way to get in front of a larger audience and increase the traffic to your blog.  I have done this by connecting and networking with other blogs and websites.

I really love the family of sites operated by Prime Publishing.  One of those sites is FaveCrafts.com.  You can submit your projects to FaveCrafts.com, and I did a blog post specifically about how to do that on the FaveCrafts.com site that you can read by clicking HERE.  If your project is added to the site, you will get an email notification.

FaveCrafts.com will find projects on their site with a similar theme, such as wine bottle crafts, and they will share those in newsletters or on social media.  They will also host contests, and one of your projects could get listed in those also.  I have done several posts about the variety of ways that your projects could get featured or shared on FaveCrafts.com . . . just click HERE to read them all.

They also have Designer Profile pages, and you can click HERE to see mine.  This is a great way for other crafters to find your information.  If they see one of your projects on FaveCrafts.com, they can easily go to your Designer Profile page to see other projects you have created.  There are also links to your blog and social media pages if they would like to follow you.  They also have buttons that you can add to your blog to let others know you are featured on their site.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March 2017 Cuttlebug Mystery Box

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Cricut is going to have several Mystery Boxes coming out this month, and TODAY is the first day that the Cuttlebug Mystery Box is available.  Get yours now by clicking on the images in this post.  Supplies are limited!




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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Prairie Sunset Crocheted Blanket

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I have really started to get into crocheting recently. One reason I really love it is that it is an activity I can do while my husband and I are sitting on the couch watching a movie. Also, since I have been having some problems sleeping recently, I have found that if I am crocheting I will not fall asleep on the couch only to wake up and not be able to fall asleep in bed.

Another great thing about crocheting is that I am able to make blankets for people I love.  I made one recently for my daughter in her school colors.  (click HERE to see that post)  Now I have started to make blankets for all of my nieces and nephews.

For this blanket I used a stitch from the LeisureArts.com book called Blankets for Toddlers, and the pattern I used is called Cloud Soft. This book contains several different patterns that you can try out for a variety of different blankets.


I love the raised stitch of this blanket.  Here is a close up.  In the book, this pattern was done all in white yarn and the raised stitch looks like little "poofs" in a cloud.  Since my niece loves bright colors I decided to personalize this pattern by using the Color Waves Yarn in the Prairie Sunset color by Lion Brand Yarns.


The Prairie Sunset variegated yarn combines pink, light blue, lavender, purple and peach to allow you to easily create a beautiful multi color project like this blanket.  I used a deep purple yarn which perfectly picks up the purple accent in the variegated yarn, and sort of made up my own pattern of alternating between sections of variegated and solid colored yarn.

Here is a picture of this pattern from the LeisureArts.com book, done all in white.


You can see how easy it was to alter the overall look of this pattern and make it more personal just by changing out the colors.  I hope that this has inspired you to try a new pattern, or personalize one you already have.