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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!

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It’s Springtime My Deer!

display 4I am pleased to announce that my newest pattern will be published in the near future. I’m very excited to release this pattern just in time for Spring!!! (Maybe a little early). This newest pattern is titled “It’s Springtime My Deer”. The inspiration for this pattern came from my love for Spring, Nature and Animals.

I live in the North where the winters are so cold and frigid. This year, the temps have been in the single digits with blistering winds and not even a promise of snow. So as I snuggle up with a hot cup of tea at night, after I lay my two girls to sleep, I started to wish for warmer weather so we can enjoy the outdoors once more. Being cooped up inside can really take a toll. So that is when I grabbed my hook and yarn and got to Stitching! This is what I have designed and I’m rather pleased.

So, this pattern is my dream of spring. Flowers in bloom, Nature enjoying the newly grown leaves and the sun breaking free from the overcast and freezing winds. “It’s Springtime My Deer” showcases Spring by the light pastel colors (If you choose to use them). Her dress is a three tiered skirt to resemble a flower in full bloom. I plan to embellish her with butterfly buttons and silky flowers.

Once this pattern is released, her male counterpart will soon be in the works. Thicket the Stag’s pattern will soon to be announced.

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Her dress is made of so many petals! Inspired by flowers in full bloom! I chose to use a very light purple, second, a very light pink and lastly, a dark purple.

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I also wanted to add extra details on her face. The little V stitches on her face really create the deer look. I’m just loving the way she looks!display 5

I’m just so excited for you to meet her! Links to her pattern coming soon!

Inspiration

Inspiration

Life Doesn’t Wait

I have an inspirational calendar and each month I plan to take action with what each month says. This gem is January. My special month because not only does it mean a fresh New Year, but also it’s the month of when I was born. New Year, New Age and Fresh Goals.

Sometimes in life, we try to do things on a schedule or life calendar. We try to plan when and where events will take place, when we will finally square away all those little things we’ve been meaning to do. However, as that beautiful song by Green Day says “Life grabs you by the wrist and directs you where to go”. Those words couldn’t be any more true. We can try to plan out our life as best as we can but life will ultimately rule when it happens.

There is no time like the present to start doing what you want to do. Wishing for something is fine but that’s just the starting point. That wish should quickly be turned into “I will”. As we work towards our goals and aspirations, we can accomplish so much. Don’t wait or wish! As another famous saying goes, “Just Do It”!

To make this short, the subject of this post:

Be a Verb in a would of Nouns.

This is what I plan to be. I’m finally taking an action to gear up my business, gain more sales and reputation. It’s just the start, but it’s no long just a wish.

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Should have gone to bed early.

I need my coffee to be my first line of defense from my two adorable and high energy toddlers. Both of which woke up at 6 am. I know that’s not so bad but when you don’t fall asleep until 1 am? It’s rough. It’s all my fault though. I couldn’t stop crocheting!!! Now I know all you moms/dads understand that sense of freedom you feel once those darling angels are sleeping soundly in bed. Those uninterrupted hours are such a joy that sleep just gets put to off to the wayside.

Below are pictures of my wonderful babies. They are full of energy and chock full of imagination!!!! Right now they are ripping through the house and it’s not even 8 am yet!!! Positive note, they will be ready for an afternoon nap which then leaves me to my next question…..

What should I do in my spare time?

Crochet?

Or…

Housework?

Laundry has been long overdue and those dishes are looking at me funny! The children’s toys need to be straightened up as well.

However, my brain calls me to my hook and yarn! I need to be strong and just get those chores done. Then it will be another long night of freedom to crochet?

Sounds good. For now, I’m going to jump into the fun games my kids are playing because those two are the most precious and time sensitive little beings in my life.

For now….

Stayed tuned for my next update! I’m going to let you know where you can find my really awesome new pattern for my Treasure Charm Mermaids. Then I’ll be uploading my new little piggies pattern to the site! I hope you will enjoy those patterns.

Until next time!

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Mother Hen Is Here!

In an effort to kick start the new year and my new crochet endeavors, I have my Mother Hen pattern here for Free! You can always find it on my website at SoftStrings yarn designs free patterns! As always, if you want an easy to read , printable PDF to keep handy with you where ever you go (includes more pictures and tips), you can always purchase from my Etsy shop! Get stitching everyone!

Go to Free Pattern Now!

As always Happy Stitching! I’ll be writing up more patterns soon so stay tuned and follow my page for some more awesome stuff!

Purchase Pattern Now!

Free Patterns

Free Patterns Featured!!!

Part of my blogging adventure is to offer really cool free crochet patterns (with options to purchase an easy to read printable PDF). You can find them on my website! Just scroll through the Free Patterns menu link and viola! You can start crafting some cool stuff! I hope you can check them out sometime soon!

I love your talents! Tag me #softstringsyarndesigns in your creations so I can see the totally awesome things make!

On another note, I will be introducing some basic beginning tutorials and tips into my website. Stay tuned for the newest menu link!

As always, Happy Stitching!

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I’m just Getting Started

Making SoftStrings Yarn Designs even more official! Today I sat down and started to think…. how can I really get started in the world of crochet? I have had my Etsy business for a few years and made a few patterns but finally have the heart to start selling and share a bunch for free. Then I realized that I needed a good place to share it all. A Blog!!!! So here I am. Blogging in the late hours of the night while my kids sleep and I can hear my husband snoring in the other room! Should I sleep? No. Not yet. Hah!

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As you can see, we are outdoor girls.

I would like to introduce myself to you. Just a little bit. My name is Brittany and I own SoftStrings Yarn Designs. I’m 28 and love my family. I am a mother of two beautiful girls. Ages 3 and 2. 16 months apart. I’m a wife of 5 years to my wonderful husband. I am a mini homesteader and love to garden and preserve the food I grow. I’m a fiber artist also. I crochet, spin wool, beginner embroiderer and pattern designer. I think I have a pretty interesting life. I’m a stay at home mom and love it! (even though some days feel longer than the next). I really couldn’t wish for a better life.

I hope to get this blog up and running fast! Every day I am adding new patterns and info. Time isn’t easy for me to obtain because of my two growing kids. However, I think this will be a good thing. I’ll be sharing my newest patterns and behind the scenes activities of how my patterns are made and inspired!

If you happen to come across my new blog, Please follow my page! SoftStrings Yarn Designs and I will gladly follow your wonderful blog back.