Facebook Giveaway!

It’s time for another Giveaway!

This giveaway is on my Facebook page in celebration of the release of a new pattern on Monday, July 15th.  It will be a new addition to the Baby-licious Collection.  Hooray!

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment guessing what you think the pattern is.  Is it a blanket? Bag? Clothes? Other accessories?  The good news is that if you guess wrong, it’s no big deal.  The winner will be picked at random for this event.  So, you could guess a purple giraffe and still win.  (Hint: It’s not a purple giraffe.)

Spread the word!  Tell your fellow hookers (crochet hookers, it’s really our term) to enter.  And be sure to check back on Monday to see if you are the winner!

Coming Soon – UK Terms and A4 formatting

I recently have had an epiphany.  I had an inquiry as to if my patterns were written in US Terms or UK Terms.  This isn’t the first time that I’ve been asked this, but after I answered they were in US Terms and sent a link to a conversion chart, I realized I was basically saying, “I know you are paying for this pattern, but you’ll have to do all the work to make it work for you.”  That’s just wrong.  So, I am going to right this wrong.

Living here in the good old US of A, we sometimes forget that we are rebels who just have to be different from the rest of the world.  I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way.  However, when creating something to share with the world, it helps if we take this into consideration and realize that to share with the world, we should also provide an option that the rest of the world understands.  That’s why I am currently working on translating all of my patterns into UK Terms / British Terms, whichever you prefer to call it.  I’ll be using “UK Terms.”

EDIT (Jan 1, 2015): I do also realized that most of the world does not speak English, but finding translators that I can afford has been a bit difficult.

As of date, I have already translated my Criss-Cross Baby Sandals pattern.  It is now offered in my shops as 2 PDF files. Both PDFs have both US and UK Terms included.  One PDF is formatted for Letter-size paper (Standard US size) and the other PDF is formatted for A4 paper (for most countries using the metric system).

UPDATE (Jul 9, 2013): Crocodile Stitch Canopy is also complete with both terms and formatting.

I hope this helps you all out and relieves some frustration.  As always, those who have already purchased any of my patterns will receive an updated pattern for free.  (Just give me some time, it’s a big project)  If you are interested in my patterns, please feel free to visit the my Pattern Page, or any of my online shops:

Etsy
Ravelry
Craftsy

UPDATE (Jan 2, 2015): I still have yet to provide a UK version on all of my existing patterns. Some of them are now available, but not all. However, all of my newer patterns (those written from about Nov 2013 and on) come with both the US Terms version and UK Terms version.  Please visit my Patterns Page to see which are available with UK Terms. It will be updated regularly.
Speaking of my Patterns Page, you are now able to purchase my patterns directly from that page. I created it because it makes it so the patterns are exempt from the new VAT laws passed by the European Union and makes it so I don’t have to charge you an extra 20% or more.  Although I have no idea how they would enforce that (being in the USA and as far as I know those are the only laws that apply to me), I’m still trying to play nice.

Hawaiian Aloha Spirit Crochet

Recently I was lucky enough to take a trip to Hawaii, more specifically, Kauai. I absolutely love it there.  It is beautiful, green, full of flowers, and the people are just wonderful and easy going.  This trip has left me in an aloha spirit and I’ve decided to seek out some Hawaiian-inspired crochet patterns.

The most iconic symbol of Hawaii, in my own humble opinion, would have to go to the beautiful plumeria flowers of the islands.
PlumeriaPatternPhoto_PlanetJuneI found this pattern awhile back and have not had a chance to try it out yet.  It is a 3D flower and is a great likeness to the actual plumeria.  This pattern was created by the very talented June Gilbank of PlanetJune Craft Blog.  She offers the pattern for free on her site.  If you would like a .pdf of the pattern that is formatted for printing, all she asks is a donation to her site, which is well worth it for such a lovely pattern.

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This next pattern is a baby hula girl photo prop.  Isn’t it cute?  This pattern is also offered for free via Craftsy.  It was designed by Aimee Arnold.  Her Craftsy store is called Chain Four.  Go check it out!  You do have to create an account to get it, but Craftsy is a great pattern resource.  You can even find Heather’s Craft Corner patterns there! (Shameless plug!)

 

 

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The next pattern is an amigurumi hula girl doll by Sayjai of K and J Dolls.  She is just plain adorable.  This pattern is available on Etsy for $4.99.  There are a bunch of cute patterns available in her shop.  She is incredibly talented.

 
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Let’s not forget about the dolphins.  I was able to take a dinner cruise while in Hawaii and we saw two large pods of dolphins.  They really do like to play with the boat.  This dolphin amigurumi pattern is available on Etsy.  I’m not sure who the creator is.  The shop says that all funds will go to fund dutch artist Joyce Overheul’s projects, but I’m not sure if she actually made the pattern.  Regardless, it is very cute.

If you know of any other cute Hawaiian-themed patterns, please post a comment with the link.  I’d love to see them.

Aloha!

New to the Baby-licious Collection – Canopy & Burp Cloth

Introducing the newest editions to the Baby-licious Collection:
Baby-licious Car Seat Canopy
Baby-licious Burp Cloth

The Baby-licious Car Seat Canopy is a great gift for a new baby. Keep baby safe from cold, rain, sun, heat, and curious strangers with colds.
Great gift, especially when bundled with my other Baby-licious patterns!

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The Baby-licious Burp Cloth is being paired with the Pocket Bib that was released last year:

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The Bib and Burp Cloth patterns are an adorable set that is perfect for any baby, boy or girl. They work up quickly and easily.  Best of all, it’s 2 patterns for the price of 1!

Available in any of my shops:
Etsy
Ravelry
Craftsy

Other Baby-licious patterns: the Baby-licious Sun Hat

Simply Sweet Car Seat Canopy Released!

The Simply Sweet Car Seat Canopy has been released!

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This pattern is great for any weather.  Protect that sweet baby from bright light, heat, cold, other people with colds, etc. Works up quickly and it comes with 4 optional stripe patterns that coordinate with the Simply Sweet Car Seat / Stroller Blanket.

Available in any of my shops:
Etsy
Ravelry
Craftsy

This canopy is designed to match the Simply Sweet Car Seat / Stroller Blanket.