Tuesday, June 15, 2010

"Loony for Looms"  My first review of a wonderful product.

Here's my first review of a wonderful ebook I found.  I was so excited when I found it and I wanted to share it right away but I forgot about it and then got involved with the other posts.  So here goes.  I'll keep looking for free patterns for you, though.  Free knitting, free crochet, free sewing, free cute patterns!

Have you tried loom knitting yet?  I did awhile ago and was disappointed in how many patterns there were for me to try so I gave it up.  That reminds me, I have a sock pattern I designed that I should post for you.  This was a few years ago and since that time, there's more and  more patterns and even a Yahoo group or two where they share loom patterns.

 There's even great looms available now compared to when I loom knitted.  And more patterns!  Great ones!  Have you seen them?  Wow, some are very complicated and some really beautiful! The patterns and the looms.

Do you think maybe I spend too much time on the internet?  LOL  Well, maybe I do, but I was so happy to find this and I love sharing.

The "Loony for Looms" is an ebook and I think could be great for you if you into loom knitting.  The patterns are supposed to be easy and there's more than just hat patterns.  There's patterns for baby, toddler and small dog sweaters booties, warm slippers and even doll clothes.  Where else you gonna find such an array of patterns?  And they're easy!  I know loom knitting is very easy.  I've made a few socks and hats myself.

Do you have the KniftyKnitter looms yet?  They've come out with so many different shapes and sizes.  I want them all!  I was having trouble with my hands for awhile there and found the looms to be a great way to keep knitting but I could never find patterns I like.  This give me an idea......I better go find my looms.  But they are a great solution if you have problems with arthritis or whatever.

Check out this link if you're interested.   Here's a few of the patterns in the ebook.

"Loony for Looms"

The pattern for adult Slippers, completely lined and knit in one piece.   This is the Christmas stocking.  I wouldn't mind a few of them and maybe this fall I'll have time to make them.

This book is a must for all loom knitters I think.  When I buy mine, I'll let you know how I like it.  In fact, I just might get one for my daughter for Christmas.  I know, it seems like Christmas is a long way off but it never hurts to start shopping.

These are the baby socks

This is a review of one of my affiliates.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Favecrafts is an awesome site! AND they have a blog, too!

I knew about their Favecrafts web site but I didn't know they have a blog, too. Plus and this was exciting to find out, they have another web site called Allfreecrochet!

Check out Fave Crafts 

Check out Fave Crafts Blog

AND don't forget to check out their other web site:

All free crochet !

Did you know they are on the radio!?  They have give-aways, wonderful childrens projects, Father's Day gift ideas and patterns, summer knits, home decor and so much more.  This is a must visit!

Have you thought about all those hundreds of coffee filters you have?  They have ideas for those, too, and kids can make these things!

I'm sorry, I just get so excited when I find such a quality fun web site with hundreds of free patterns.

I gotta go read more.  Wish I had more time as I could spend all day on these web sites.

  Red Heart Mini Purse Patterns using Heart and Sole

Look what I made!  LOL  This is actually a key chain mini purse but I plan on stuffing it and closing it up to make a mini pincushion.  Good idea, huh?

I didn't have the Heart and Sole, which is a sock yarn, so I used some other leftover sock yarn.  I know I have some Heart and Sole here but do you think I can find it?  And who knows, maybe I did but without the paper label, I don't know which it is and I don't want to call it Heart and Sole if I don't know for sure. 

It was fun making this little purse and it gave me some great ideas for more.  I feel my own pattern coming on!  LOL

So get out that sock yarn or any fine gauge, think this one I used is a DK weight, and make some little purses.

Here's the link:  Heart and Sole Mini Purse Pattern

Make sure you check out my knitting and crocheting blog at www.knitandcrochetpatternchat.blogspot.com

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Indygo Junction Pincushion Pattern Packet

These are from the Indygo Junction pincushions pattern packet and some are my own design.  These first ones are from an Indygo Junction pattern.

Two of these are Indygo Junction patterns and three are not.  The tiny one is a vitamin water bottle cap!  Don't you just love it!?  You can't tell but the one with the blue flower on top is actually in a tart tin.  Hey, I'm not a very good photographer but I try.

I'm off to make some more.  What am I going to do with all these pincushions?  Yikes!  But they are so fun to make and I love buying the fabric. 

New Craft Sewing Project !

Did you see how long it's been since I posted!? Wow, really sorry about that. I've been so busy working on my other blog Knit and Crochet Pattern Chat and didn't realize people still loved this one. So I'll start showing you the projects I'm working on that aren't knit or crochet related. I went shopping and wound up at Pacific Fabrics. I don't shop there very often because of their location; hard to get in and out of the parking lot, but this time a decided to just do it. They have the best pattern packets and needlework supplies ever. Now, I can't wait to go back. I will be taking some photos and posting my new projects so come back soon. Thank you! Kathy

Back for a second.  I'm hoping people will comment and share their photos of their projects with me.  If you have a Pacific Fabrics near you, do give them a try.  I'm lucky to have a Ben Franklin near by, at least for now.  Living in our motorhome, I never know where I'll be next month but right now, I have a Michaels, JoAnns, Ben Franklin AND a Pacific Fabrics.  I'm so lucky!

I've had to get real clever in my storage abilities.  BUT if anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears.  I've been able to save boxes, small ones, labeled them and have started to store things that way in MY cupboards.

Hope to hear from some of you with some ideas.