• Free and easy Modern Crochet crop top pattern.

    The Easiest Top You’ll Ever Make (Free Pattern!)

    So, I’ve been spending some time lately getting more creative with my crocheting. What does that mean? Basically, I’ve been working on making more clothing. When I was younger, I always thought it would be awesome to be a fashion or costume designer. I have watched every season of Project Runway. I have attempted to sew my Halloween costumes, with mixed success. But, let’s be honest, I am not going to be the next Vera Wang (although if anyone wants me to sketch them endless designs for wedding dresses, hit me up). What’s held me back from designing clothes is the sheer fact that everyone’s size and shape is different.…

  • Happy First Day of Spring – Free Pattern

    I’m back! I’ve been spending the last couple weeks wishing for spring…and based on the weather forecast it’s not going to show it’s face any time soon. So, despite the fact that I’m sitting here on the first day of spring freezing my but off and preparing for a foot of snow, I’ve decided to share one of my favorite spring patterns! Every time the weather starts to warm, I have these dreams of having a beautiful garden. I love the smell of the dirt and the beauty of flowers and plants. Unfortunately, I have a pretty black thumb, and I don’t manage to be very successful as a gardener.…

  • Modern Crochet Yarn Review, Shawl in a Ball from Lion Brand Yarns. Read my review of this yarn as well as get pattern ideas and inspiration.

    The Flaws Of Being A Creative Perfectionist (And Shawl in a Ball Review)

    In most aspects of my life, I am not a perfectionist. I am very much Type B. I’m disorganized, easily distracted, and usually have a million ideas floating through my brain, none of which are the one I’m supposed to be working on. However, when it comes to the “public” aspect of my persona, I’m much different. If I’m making a product for my Etsy shop, it needs to be perfect. I triple check my knots. I make sure there isn’t a woven end peaking out. I try it on and take pictures from every angle to make sure it looks alright. Still, the moment someone purchases something, I start…

  • Superbowl Monday Blues – And a Blue Crochet Pattern

    I love football. Really. Watching football is one of my favorite pastimes and it goes so well with crocheting. Most of my Sundays are spent going to church, then flopping down on my couch with a project and watching 7 hours of Red Zone. I’m a Cowboys fan, and my husband is a Bears fan. More importantly than our team affiliation, though, is Fantasy Football. We’re founding members of our league, and I’ve managed to lose in the championship for three years running now. So whenever the Superbowl comes, regardless of who’s playing, I cook a bunch of food and get excited. We either go to someone’s house, or host…

  • The Best Kinds Of Mornings (And an Alpaca Yarn Review)

    Do you ever have those mornings where you feel like you’ve gotten a million things accomplished by 10 am? Today has been one of those days. Now keep in mind, I have an equal number of mornings where I’m not even out of BED until 10 am…but I digress. My new work schedule allows me two mornings off during the week and maybe it’s the coffee talking, but I am LOVING it! I combined my free morning today with my new camera (which, by the way, I got the Canon EOS T6i and I highly recommend it!) to take some new photos for my Etsy shop. Tripod + Self Timer…

  • Free vintage inspired crochet apron pattern from Modern Crochet. Use less than one skein of Caron Cakes yarn to make this adorable apron.

    The Perfect Combination of Vintage and Modern – A Free Crochet Apron Pattern

    I’m not really much of a chef. Or a baker. Or a dishwasher. In fact, I spent very little time in the kitchen. I CAN do all of those things, but my lovely husband (He definitely needs a nickname…and not “The Cowboy”…) usually takes charge of it all because of my work schedule. However, every once in a while I feel compelled to try to bake up scrumptious chocolate chip cookies from scratch. They never live up to my expectations, but I have fun none-the-less. (Side note, if you have any good cookie recipes or tips, drop them in the comment box below!) Part of the appeal of baking from…

  • Yarn Review – Caron Cakes

    Caron Cakes, Caron Cakes, How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways… Seriously, though, I love this yarn. This is the yarn that reignited my love of crochet and pushed me to start my Etsy shop.  I spent a lot of time looking at other people’s finished crochet products online to get inspiration. It’s one of the reasons I LOVE Instagram. A year and a half ago, all of a sudden, I was seeing this yarn everywhere. I’m a sucker for color. I love finding colors that go together and mixing neutrals with vibrant, saturated hues. The color combinations on these cakes is amazing. Some have more…