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Holiday Greetings & Black Friday

Hello my crafty friends,

To all persons, I wish you warm Holiday Greetings! This past year – for me at least, makes me thankful for so many things- its crazy. I hope whereever you may be in Canada – like me – in the US, or abroad – that this day or time of year allows you to reflect and thank your blessings.

The Black Friday sales events that occur in the US are quickly becoming a custom Canadians are also enjoying. So I am going to follow suit and send this out to all of my contacts. Starting today I am offering free shipping on all orders above $50.00. I have some great new things to offer and some traditional. Just select your items in my ESTY store and then when you’re done go to the cart and puti n FREESHIP1

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Blogging – I Love it – and my little butterfly!

Ok so I honestly didn’t realize I would love this blogging thing as much as I do! Ultimately I am the type of person who likes action and not a lot of talk. If you read my blog then I think it is quite apparent! I love talking about my adventures with my crafty side and my creations so the discussion points seem endless to me.

Here is today’s picture of my butterfly, she gives me so much joy I can’t express it enough! Although we are raising her she is so much fun and keeps both my husband and I laughing daily!

Now what are you doing with Grandma's phone! Lol
Now what are you doing with Grandma’s phone! Lol

#crochet tutorial
#crochet patterns
#crochet accessories

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My Favorite Crochet Stitch Pattern

I have a favorite stitch pattern that I have used for years to make hats, scarves, neck warmers, cowls and so many other things the list is too long to mention. I have just finished a pair of fingerless gloves in a lemon lime bamboo silk yarn using this stitch in my etsy store: my etsy store

For many years I did not know what it was called. The knowledge if this was handed down in my family and it was also taught to me. I have shown many friends and taught them the technique only to admit that I didn’t know what it was called. It is always the stitch pattern that others comment on and ask me how I do it as it produces a very unique and pretty design with both solid and variegated yarns.

After many inquiries and searching I was lucky to find a tutorial from another bloggers post called the crochet spot’s that had finally answered the question I had searched years for. The stitch has been referred to as “the block stitch” or “crazy shells”.

It looks so complicated but it’s basically a series of double crochets worked in a diagonal strip.

Please check out the gloves and I will also post the link from the crochet spot I found. I would love to hear what you all think of it.the crochet spot