updates

Due for an Update

imageIts has surely been a long winter for me. Now that spring is emerging and warmer weather is frequent, I have been very busy. I know it’s been a long while since I last posted! So I am very very VERY excited to let you in one what I have been up to these days. Before I begin, I would like to apologize for the lengthy time I have been away. Between kids, husband, family, household duties, work, crochet, spinning wool… well you get the gist of what I am trying to explain. It’s a lot! We all go through it.

List of all my updates!

1. I have created my very own logo for my business. As you can see, it’s in the left hand corner of this post. I am very excited to have my own design that can be watermarked onto my photos. I made on in bunch of colors to fit moods, holidays and seasons. It’s very exciting. I feel official!!!

2. I have been working VERY hard getting patterns designed, written, tested, edited and released. It’s slow going but it’s coming along. After I have released 35 original patterns of mine, I will be holding a pretty awesome pattern sale. Be sure to stay tuned for an update on the sale.

3. I have acquired Angora Bunnies! They are fuzzy, sweet and ooooh so amazing. This is the start to my new endeavors in spinning fibers into yarn. I have my spinning wheel and grooming tools out now! My new buns are producing excellent fibers. I also have one more on the way from Kentucky. I’m so happy I could do a little jig! Be sure to stayed tuned for an adorable and fuzzy post all about my buns. You know, the woodland creatures. 😉

4. Sheep and wool festival is this weekend. It’s going to take up a lot of the weekend so no pattern progress obviously. I will be learning more about animal husbandry, sheering wool, sheep, rabbits and alpaca. Really, it’s a weekend treat and I’m looking forward to spending this time with my husband and kids. We are really planning on making fiber arts a big part of my life and possible a real career for me.

5. The following weekend I will be at a close by fiber arts school learning how to spin wool even more! It’s an intermediate class and I have been practicing for a while now. I should probably work a little harder at it this week so I can feel confident in showing my instructor the skills I have developed.

6. Stay tuned for updates on my newest patterns! I will be releasing posts about each pattern with links on where to find them! They are pretty amazing. I will also be updating the SHOP portion of my website with new links to Raverly and Etsy so you can get all those cute patterns and create awesome things.

That Wraps it Up!

Well, this is all I really have to say today. I will be adding new posts nearly daily when I get the chance to show you the bunnies, sheep and wool festival, spinning wool class, and my patterns. Thanks for the time and I appreciate all my followers. You are the best!

 

 

 

Inspiration

Top Hat Boys!

Introducing some very fancily dressed boys! My top hat Tea Party boys! Inspired by the wacky tea parties from Alice in Wonderland, these boys were created with a fun design in mind. A fun top hat, Loopy hair and a removable blazer. There are a lot of possibilities for creation and design with this pattern. You can find the pattern on Etsy or Ravelry.

Ravelry – Top Hat Tea Party Boy

Etsy – Top Hat Tea Party Boy

Just like the Top Hat Tea Party Girls, this Pattern has been tested for accuracy, clarity and broken links. This is a fun, easy and quick pattern! You will be making enough dolls to sit around the tea party table for sure.

You can also find the girl version in my Etsy and Ravelry Shops as well.

I hope you enjoy these patterns as much as I do! As always,

Happy Stitching

Inspiration

Top-Hat Girls are Finally Here!

After some time designing, creating, writing, testing and editing, the Top-Hat girls crochet pattern is finally available for purchase in Ravelry and Etsy!

Ravelry: Top Hat Tea Party Girls

Etsy: Top Hat Tea Party Girls

A few things about this pattern:

Works Up Quick

This doll works up quick! The testers of this pattern certainly enjoyed it. The instructions are very clear and there is no guess work with this doll. Clear instructions means more time crocheting rather than scratching your head!

Room For Creativity

While the pattern is geared towards making the example dolls as shown, there is room for your very own personal touches, what color boots, skirt or blouse? Which bead/pendent would you add to the vest. How about ribbons and decorations on the top hat? How will you style the dolls hair? This pattern allows you to add your own stamp on the doll you create.

Tested & Tested Again

This Pattern was tested for any design flaws, confusing literature and broken links. Testers say it’s well written, pictures are helpful and relevant to the pattern and links are not broken and safe to use. You will not be displeased with this pattern.

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as the awesome pattern testers and myself do. Until next time –

Happy Stitching!

Inspiration, updates

Top Hat Girls Coming Soon!

Just in time for Spring Craft events, these Top Hat girls would be wonderful to add to your craft table. The pattern is in testing as I write this! I’m very excited to get this pattern published.

These Top Hat girls are really simple and are actually very quick to work up. As with all my patterns, I want Amigurumi to be fun and easy.

I often hear From others about how Amigurumi is hard or some people feel like their skills aren’t good enough but I’m here to say, YOU CAN DO IT TOO! My patterns are geared towards beginners or even if you have never made many Amigurumi dolls, the patterns are very clear and to the point.

The best part about this pattern is the million ways you can color coordinate! I’m having so much fun making them. Soon, another edition will be added to the Top Hat collection.

Stay tuned for the pattern release announcement and the newest pattern on the work bench.

As always, Happy Stitching!

updates

Loopy Little Lamb Ready!

I’m very excited to announce that the crochet Loopy Little Lamb Pattern is published and ready for everyone to purchase. This pattern was tested and everyone absolutely loved whipping up this little cutie. Quick and easy and all my example Lambs sold before any of my spring craft fairs. These could possibly be a hit in upcoming spring events!

If you want to grab this pattern you can shop on my newest Ravelry store or Etsy. Links below!

Ravelry: Loop Little Lamb Pattern

Etsy: Loopy Little Lamb Pattern

I hope you enjoy these Loopy Lambs!

Happy Stitching!

Uncategorized

Loopy Little Lambs

After a small delay in pattern designing, I’m finally excited to announce that my newest pattern is being tested now.

It’s been a cold few days and I have even caught that dreaded cold. I’m finally coming out of the fog and ready to get back into the thick of it!

Check naval for some more details about the pattern release for the Loopy Little Lamb.

Until then! Happy Stitching!

Uncategorized, updates

New Pattern Coming Soon

Whizzy the Dragon Sorceress is making her way into my newest of designs! Since I’ve decided to start selling my patterns, I realized that I should get super creative! I haven’t seen any other dragon like this anywhere on the web.

The pattern also allows to create a dragon with a few different features. Isn’t he cute? My sorcerer dragons are just so cute and don’t forget magical! I added a simple chain and cracked glass bead to create a mystical look. Looks like a magic orb? Or potion? Either way I’m loving it.

The pattern is currently being tested for any flaws, difficulty, and unclear instructions. I like to make sure my patterns are easily understandable and enjoyable to complete.

I will be looking forward to the pattern launching in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

Inspiration, updates

New Pattern Release

Pattern Sale Introducing my two newest patterns! I have officially launched my “It’s Spring My Deer” patterns on my Etsy shop. You can purchase them individually or in a bundle package! I promise, you will LOVE these patterns. Testers absolutely loved working them and their dolls came out AMAZING! If you want to grab your very own pattern, visit my shop now!

SoftStrings Gift Shop

This weekend, I am celebrating my newest patterns by taking 50% off all of my patterns! What a deal? Stock up now and stay busy this cold cold winter. I’m very excited as you can tell. It’s been a long adventure of designing, writing, editing and lots of little changes here and there to perfect the pattern and to make it easily understandable to even the beginners of crochet/amigurumi. I hope you pick one up and start creating away!

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I won’t make this post too long but please share and enjoy this awesome sale!

As Always,

Happy Stitching!

 

updates

Thicket the Deer is here!

Thicket is making his debut!

Well, the pattern for my second “It’s Spring My Deer” pattern has finally be written and has went through it’s first round of editing. Soon enough, I will have it go through testing and revise the final draft. Creating Thicket has been a blast and I’m very happy to see my lady Deer have a Boyfriend. Thinking about giving her a name.

What should I name my Female Deer?

Hopefully I can come up with some ideas.

Don’t they look so cute together? The patterns will be released sometime in February. Just in time for Spring! Hopefully these dolls will make their way into an Easter Basket somewhere.

Please stay tuned for the pattern release. I am going to be having a huge pattern sale to celebrate their arrival! 50% off all patterns in the shop!!! You can’t beat that.

Until then, Happy Stitching!