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!

 

 

 

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!

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!

Inspiration, Uncategorized

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.