Thursday, January 30, 2014

My churchmouse yarns crocheted baby blanket

Last summer, during a quiet week, my fingers began to itch for something to do. I picked up a ball of yarn and started working up this baby blanket. I took it along to the office and, on my lunch hours, a few rows at a time, it took shape!!

The pattern I used is from Churchmouse Yarns. I stumbled onto their site, who knows how...that's what the internet does to me. You can purchase the pattern for yourself here! So simple to work up, and although the pattern gives a 5 or 7 colour option...I quite like my 2 colour variation! I'm imagining so many more much fun!

Now that it's finished, I've stored it for some special baby, yet to be determined. Not mine, that's for sure...but perhaps all those weddings I attended in 2013 will give me a reason to gift this blanket in the next couple of years?? ;)

Consider this an item crossed off my Big List!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

sparrow joy shop

My blogging friend Jen opened a shop recently. Some of you may know her in real life (I don't have that privilege!) but I've gotten to know her through the interwebs over the last little while, and when she announced the opening of her Etsy shop, Sparrow Joy, I was so excited! You see, Jen has impeccable design taste. I've long enjoyed her blog header design, and having seen a few samples of her other design work...well, I knew that Sparrow Joy would be a success! 

Jen held a giveaway in December for a free custom designed print, and yours truly was selected as the winner!! I chose a few lines from a friend's favourite song, and after a bit of discussion back and forth on colour, (we wanted it to match the living room of my friend's house!) Jen sent the finished product over!

(click the image to go to the listing)

Jen was fun to work with, and so easy going about the whole process! I sent her a few badly coloured cell phone pictures to work from, and she kindly sent me a few different options before I made my final choice.

Check out Jen's Etsy shop, Sparrow Joy, for more great designs!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Introducing: Sarah by the Sea Shop

A little while ago I asked around on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for your favourite colours. All I said then was "it's for a secret project." Then, I kept you waiting and wondering! Well, today I'm happy to announce the official Grand Opening of...........

There are only a few scarves in stock at the moment, but I am willing to make custom items upon request! If you see something you like, but want it in a different colour...let's talk.

Use the code OPEN25 when you check out before January 31st for a 25% discount off your order! And if you're local to me...enter code FREESHIPPEI to save yourself the shipping cost. 

So, let me know what you think. I'm a little nervous about starting this new adventure...but excited at the same time!  
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