Craft Show Display Ideas

Each year I try to do a few craft shows. They are a lot of work and effort, so I don’t usually get the chance to fit in more than a few, but I really enjoy them. It is fun to see people interact with my products, socialize in a festive atmosphere and sell a good chunk of product all at once. I also value the chance to practice learning new skills as I make the products to sell, rather than just using the skills I already have to design.

One of my favorite parts of a craft fair is coming up with craft show display ideas. Continue reading Craft Show Display Ideas

Crochet Cowl Pattern // The Sand Drift Cowl

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This crochet cowl pattern has so much texture you won’t believe it only uses a few simple stitches. The Quadruple Treble Crochet, used with alternating rows of half double crochet, creates a unique and cozy crochet cowl that looks beautiful with any style. It can be used as an accent piece with a simple t-shirt, but is elegant enough to be worn when dressing up. A very versatile piece to add to your collection! Continue reading Crochet Cowl Pattern // The Sand Drift Cowl

Yarn Giveaway: Win 3 Skeins of Yarn

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Congratulations to the lucky winner: Debbie R.! Thank you to everyone who participated!

It’s been a few months since my last giveaway, so I felt like it was about time to do another! This time around I am giving away 3 skeins of Loops & Threads Velveteen yarn. The extra special thing about this yarn is that it is no longer in production. I was so sad to hear last year that they wouldn’t be making it anymore, as it has such a unique texture and beautiful shimmer. It has a bit of the elasticity of a t-shirt or Bernat Maker yarn, but with a delicate satin-like fabric edging that gives it an elegant sheen. It feels very fancy! Continue reading Yarn Giveaway: Win 3 Skeins of Yarn

Crochet Beanie Pattern // The Sand Drift Beanie

Even though it’s September, it hasn’t really started to feel like fall yet here in Northern California! We’ve had a few cooler days this last week, but today as I write this post we are still in the 90s! I am SO ready for some cooler breezes, falling leaves and pumpkin everything!!

So, I’m happy to at least be able to release a crochet beanie pattern this week because nothing says fall like a cozy beanie! Continue reading Crochet Beanie Pattern // The Sand Drift Beanie

Peek-A-Boo Water Bottle Carrier

crochet water bottle carrier free patternThis crochet water bottle carrier is great for any season! You can take it on your spring outing, your summer trip to the beach, or your fall trail hike. It can keep your hands free during an outdoor excursion, a trip through the grocery store, or chasing kids at the park. It also makes a wonderful gift, as it is practical for anyone, no matter personality or style, as everyone needs to stay hydrated! Continue reading Peek-A-Boo Water Bottle Carrier

8 Creative Yarn Storage Ideas

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If there’s one thing all of us crochet and knitting addicts know, it’s that a crochet or knitting addiction usually also means a serious yarn addiction!! We can never seem to get enough. It’s just a beautiful sight! Colors and textures just calling out ideas for that next new project! But there’s just never enough time to keep up with the ideas, so that leaves us with a yarn storage dilemma! Continue reading 8 Creative Yarn Storage Ideas

Crochet Diamond Boot Cuff Pattern

This crochet boot cuff pattern uses a variation of the harlequin stitch to form a row of eye-catching diamonds around the main band of the cuff. Once the band is complete, a simple half-double crochet in the round makes a quick finish of the lower part of the cuff. This pattern can be done with 2 colors to create some fun contrast, or in one color for just some subtle texture. Continue reading Crochet Diamond Boot Cuff Pattern

Yarn Give Away: Enter to Win 2 Skeins of Yarn

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Congratulations to the lucky winner: AngelaDJ! Thank you to everyone who participated!

Doesn’t this yarn look delicious?! Today I am running my very first give away since beginning my blog a little over a year ago! I am having a blast on this blogging adventure and I am excited to try yet another new thing… a give away! Thanks for joining me today, whether you have been following me for a while, or if this is your very first visit to my blog. Continue reading Yarn Give Away: Enter to Win 2 Skeins of Yarn

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