Friday, May 10, 2019

What Are You Doing? May 2019 Blog Hop


Hey May! Well, I haven't posted anything for May yet. It's been a busy couple of weeks. I did enjoy the weekend before, where I was able to visit a yarn store for local yarn store day. I also received my first online yarn purchase in the mail. 

What are you working on? Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Have some vacation posts? Got any how-to videos posted this month? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc! 


 Enter your link information below:

  • Please link to a page or post of your blog/instagram/facebook, not just the main website.
  • Limit two links per person, please!
  • Everyone's links will be shared on my Pinterest page. Pinterest.com/saracraft


For the fiber artists, you can also join the Linky Ladies Party bi-weekly to share crochet and knit finished projects!

The Linky Ladies Party

Monday, April 1, 2019

What Are You Doing? April 2019 Blog Hop


Welcome to April! 

In March, I was able to join in the Crochet Madness 30 day challenge. I ave done other challenges in the past to encourage myself in posting daily and thinking outside the crochet box. This one was more crochet oriented, so I had more material to work with. I am on the last few posts for the month, and I will happy to say that I completed the challenge! I have also met a few inspiring crafters and had some lovely comments. You can check out my posts and others on the #crochetmadness hashtag!


What are you working on? Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Have some vacation posts? Got any how-to videos posted this month? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc! 


 Enter your link information below:

  • Please link to a page or post of your blog/instagram/facebook, not just the main website.
  • Limit two links per person, please!
  • Everyone's links will be shared on my Pinterest page. Pinterest.com/saracraft


For the fiber artists, you can also join the Linky Ladies Party bi-weekly to share crochet and knit finished projects!

The Linky Ladies Party

Friday, March 1, 2019

What Are You Doing? March 2019 Blog Hop


Welcome to March! February just flew by! March usually brings out the green in us, so I hope to see some green projects this month!

Take a look at what I finished last month! I worked on the 5-star Beanie for more than a month. I was almost done and then I had to frog it, but I was able to finish it correctly! The Youtube video really helped me out!


What are you working on? Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Have some vacation posts? Got any how-to videos posted this month? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc! 


 Enter your link information below:

  • Please link to a page or post of your blog/instagram/facebook, not just the main website.
  • Limit two links per person, please!
  • Everyone's links will be shared on my Pinterest page. Pinterest.com/saracraft


For the fiber artists, you can also join the Linky Ladies Party bi-weekly to share crochet and knit finished projects!

The Linky Ladies Party

Friday, February 1, 2019

What Are You Doing? February 2019 Blog Hop


Welcome to February! I've heard so many people had a tough month. Have you seen this meme around? 
This was a tough start to the new year, but we made it! Some of us have started new resolutions, and others are continuing their resolutions from last year (or the years past). We survived the first month, so that shows that we can continue. 
What have you been making for February? I hope to see all the hearts and the shades of red. I have already saved a few crochet patterns on my Ravelry and Pinterest accounts. 

What are you working on? Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Have some vacation posts? Got any how-to videos posted this month? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc! 



 Enter your link information below:

  • Please link to a page or post of your blog/instagram/facebook, not just the main website.
  • Limit two links per person, please!
  • Everyone's links will be shared on my Pinterest page. Pinterest.com/saracraft

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For the fiber artists, you can also join the Linky Ladies Party bi-weekly to share crochet and knit finished projects!

The Linky Ladies Party

Friday, January 18, 2019

What Are You Doing? January 2019 blog hop


Happy New Year! January has been moving swiftly along. Starting a blog hop on the 3rd week of the new year is not new for me. Who knew life would be so busy? One of my new year wishes is to be more active on this blog and maybe write a new pattern or two. 


I have been working on a variety of new stitches. I even wrote a post about it in first week! Check out the last blog post Ravelry Project Challenge. Ravelry is one of the greatest tools I use. It's great to find free patterns to practice your yarn crafts. And not only knitting and crocheting, but graphs, tunisian, embridery, garment making, felting, etc.  Let me know if you have a Ravelry account and we can join in on the project challenge this year!





What are you working on? Got any current WIPs (works in progress) that you'd like to share? Have some vacation posts? Got any how-to videos posted this month? You can share whatever creative outlet your interest is in. Share a link from your blog, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc! 



 Enter your link information below:

  • Please link to a page or post of your blog/instagram/facebook, not just the main website.
  • Limit two links per person, please!
  • Everyone's links will be shared on my Pinterest page. Pinterest.com/saracraft


For the fiber artists, you can also join the Linky Ladies Party bi-weekly to share crochet and knit finished projects!

The Linky Ladies Party

Friday, January 4, 2019

Ravelry Project Challenge: My results for 2018

Did you complete the Ravelry Challenge for 2018?
Check out Ravelry's blog post about last year's project highlights: Eye Candy: 2018 Project Challenge Finishers
Don't have a Ravelry account? 


I have been a member of Ravelry since 2010. I didn't start following patterns and posting my projects until 2012. I only had 7 projects posted within 2 years. I made 7 more items in 2013. In 2014 through 2017 I began testing patterns and increased my skills in stitches and making a variety of items. 


In 2018 when the challenge came along, I was slowing down and I didn't feel motivated. But I decided to try the challenge, and I'm glad I did! At first, I challenged myself to complete 10 different patterns, which was a feat in itself. It took me 6 months to complete the first 10. I changed my challenge to 15 projects, and I left the challenge counter alone. I sold items at a few craft shows at the end of the year as well, and I was crocheting more inventory. 


Last year, I have tried more varieties of stitches and color patterns. I have also been able to finish a few of my hibernating projects. It's so liberating! I'm happy I was able to hit 24 projects this year! I also had a goal to complete at least 100 projects, and I hit that mark as well!


I love using Ravelry because it keeps me on track with my projects, and I can go back to an older patterns I have tried. They don't have a mobile app, but they have a list of apps for Iphone and Android that work with the Ravelry website: https://www.ravelry.com/about/apps




See a list of all my projects in the Challenge HERE

Projects I will try for this year:
  • Make a clothing item - tank top, socks
  • Make an item using fingering, sock or DK yarn
  • Keep using skeins from my yarn stash before purchasing
  • Share some basic crochet skills with others

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Costumes and events from October

It's been a while since I've written a proper post on this blog. I'm always trying to stay motivated with crafting by using the monthly blog hop and sharing social media posts. But I have a few photos to share, so i'll post them all in one place. This is a few of the many things i have been doing this month. 

We went to a friend's annual pumpkin carving party, and after 5 or 6 years attending, we finally won the covetous 1st place trophy for our franken-pumpkin. There were more kids participating this time so i think we got an advantage from their votes.

They also gave us some creative laser-etched wooden tombstones with personalized messages for each adult.



Earlier that morning (this is how busy we've been!), we went to a Fortnite themed birthday party! It was really awesome how my friend made so many detailed decorations and Fortnite themed snacks. The  pictures below are rice crispy med kits made with roll ups and icing, chug jug juice and mini chug jugs, and a treasure chest with more juice and snacks. 


 They even had a small Fortnite pinata with candy goodies inside!



These next three pictures are some items I have finished in October. 


Lastly, I participated in my job's costume contest, and my crochet hat and beard and lumberjack (jill) outfit won second place!



Lorenzo and Baxter waiting for trick or treaters last night.


I hope you enjoyed your October! What did you do? Share them on my What Are You Doing? blog hop!

I shared this post on: 
Fall into Fall - It's a Party #386
Curious as a Cathy: Happy Halloween WW
Create with Joy - Wordless Wednesday blog hop

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