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Where did you get that yarn!?

31 Aug

Hey everyone! I’ve been getting a ton of questions about where I get my yarn and since my usual place closed down I thought I’d share with you now, the only place I can find my yarn!

 

Knitting-warehouse.com  is now the only place I can find the yarn that I’m absolutely in love with. I’m really picky when it comes to yarn because I can’t stand anything scratchy touching my skin. You will never find me wearing wool sweaters, scarves, or hats. I just can’t stand the itch! So when I was hunting down some incredibly soft yarn I found a brand I couldn’t resist.

Now that Hancocks has decided to leave our town and the next closest one is way to far for me to drive I’m now an only online purchaser! If you go online and check out what this brand costs for the amount you get – you might look at me like I’m crazy but it’s worth the price. Even better it’s always on sale online which makes up for shipping and pretty much even’s it out.

The other brands that I buy I can find at JoAnn’s no problem, you just can’t always find the color you are looking for which has brought me back to knitting-warehouse. Because each brand is cheaper online – it completely makes up for the shipping cost.

This also helps when I’m buying bulk orders, which tends to me more often then not, because it’s always cheaper to buy multiple things that come together in one box than it is separate. Especially since yarn is lightweight. As for shipping time it says 3-5 days but it’s unusual for it to take more than three days. If it does I just assume they are slam packed with orders but since I purchase year round and hardly have to wait for it – I’d say that’s a win/win!

Hope this helps ❤

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

 

P.S. Knitting-warehouse.com did not ask me to write this post, pay for it, or give me anything for free – this post was written upon request buy readers interested in where I purchase my yarn and was completely written by my own opinion.

 

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Feature Friday: Spotty Dog Crochet

7 Oct

Feature Friday Presents:

Spotty Dog Crochet!

scarf with button closure         tan lap blanket

scarf with button closure                   tan lap blanket

kaimedeiros                                         kaimedeiros

$20.00 USD                                        $55.00 USD

Flower headband         Sunshine baby blanket

Flower headband                               Sunshine baby blanket

kaimedeiros                                        kaimedeiros

$8.00 USD                                          $30.00 USD

Girly Wool Soaker Diaper Cover, Made to order         Building Blocks, baby blanket

Girly Wool Soaker Diaper C…           Blocks, baby blan…

kaimedeiros                                         kaimedeiros

$18.00 USD                                         $30.00 USD

ruffled edge scarf    Custom wool soaker for cloth diapers

 ruffled edge scarf                          Custom wool soaker for clo…

 kaimedeiros                                   kaimedeiros

 $20.00 USD                                   $12.00 USD

Spotty Dog Crochet is the perfect store to get any custom handmade crocheted item! This is where you are going to get an item that is custom made just for you! She does more fiber art than just crochet so if you have a specific thing in mind – don’t hesitate to ask her! I personally love giving gifts like these because they are one of a kind and the time and effort spent making these types of things really make it a personal and meaningful gift. 

What got you interested in crafting?

I have been creative my whole life and then in college a friend of mine taught me how to knit. Once I learned how to knit I started researching other types of fiber art and eventually fell in love with crocheting.

What has been your favorite project to make and why?

My favorite project to make is my ruffled edge scarf. It is easy to make but still looks fancy.

What’s the secret behind your etsy name?

My 1-year-old beagle / pointer mix puppy named Fenway is black and white spotted and he loves to “help” me with my projects.

If you could open up a shop in your town what would you call it and what would it be like?

I would probably keep the name Spotty Dog Crochet and I would love to have a yarn / supply store with plenty of space for people to sit, knit and have a cup of tea.

What is the most challenging thing you have made?

My girly wool soaker. Figuring out how to add the little skirt took me a long time, I must have taken it out and started it over a hundred times.

What are some of your goals you hope to achieve within thenext year?

I would love to keep improving my etsy shop. There is so much about this world of selling on the internet that I am still trying to figure out. Also, personally my husband and I are in the process of buying a house and I can’t wait to get all moved in and settled.

What inspires you to be crafty?

Seeing new projects and patterns. I love how relaxing it is to just sit and work through a project.

What is your best quality when it comes to your crafts?

I would like to think that it is how creative I am. I can never stick to a pattern, I always end up changing things around to make them more unique and one of a kind.

If you could have one thing in your store what would it be?

I already have a ruffled edge scarf in the same color green as the one in my shop. I would love to have one of my blankets, the tan lap blanket would look great folded over my couch.

If you haven’t already stopped by the shop yet check it out: Spotty Dog Crochet

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

P.S. If you’d like to be on Feature Friday – send me a message!

It’s only 9:00!

22 Dec

It’s only 9:00 and I am done with all my chores!! I woke up this morning at 5:00 a.m. and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I can’t even remember the last time I woke up this early and not only was I awake but I was seriously energetic! I had so many cool crafty ideas floating through my head that I thought, maybe if I write them down I’ll go back to sleep. Oh I made lists, and than I realized that I was even more awake and excited to get the day started then before hand! So at 6:00 I hopped out of bed, took a shower, cleaned my room, made my bed, cleaned off my desk (it was a huge mess), cleaned the living room, hallway, kitchen, did the leftover dishes from last night, cleaned out and reloaded the dishwasher, crocheted a little, ate some breakfast, and THEN at 8:15 E finally woke up! I fed her breakfast and here I am, with all my cores done, E playing, and the only thing left on my list that I really need to get done is wrap presents! HOLY COW! I should do this every morning!

I am sure when it comes down to E’s nap time I will be joining her 😉 but right now I am still pumped and ready to go! Today my mom is spending part of the day with me, she is going to help me learn how to crochet a different way, and help me figure out how to make all my crafty ideas come true! She said she didn’t know where I came from because she doesn’t have a crafty bone in her body but I agree to disagree there. She is the one that taught me how to cross stitch, crochet, color, and bought me all the crafty things I could desire when I was a kid. As much as she thinks that she doesn’t have the craftiness in her, I swear she does!!! My addiction to rearranging furniture and having a nack for interior design – yeah that come from her too. Silly mom!

Well what am I doing sitting here chatting away! It’s time to get crafty!!!

Love Always,

J

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