Craftsy Free Pattern Friday

Did you know about’s FREE pattern Friday?  Check out the most recent post, with patterns for knitting, sewing/quilting, jewelry, crochet and more!


Look at this gorgeous knit scarf… if you knit, you can grab the pattern!

Craftsy Flash Sale

Have you heard of  It’s a great site with TONS of online craft classes.  You can learn to sew, paint, crochet, knit, scrapbook… and so much more!  Well, today they are offering a fabulous sale on classes, so you need to click right on over and check it out!


A few of the classes that are on sale:

  1. Decadent Chocolate Cakes:
    Alice Medrich brings her chocolate expertise to Craftsy in this class. You’ll learn essential techniques and bake three showstopping cakes.
  2. Knit Sock Workshop:
    Donna Druchunas teaches basic sock knitting, but even experienced sock knitters will pick up new tricks, from cast-ons to lace and stranded colorwork.
  3. Amigurumi: Woodland Animals:
    Brand-new crocheters will learn the basics, while crochet vets will enjoy making these whimsical toys: bear, deer, raccoon and bluebird stuffed animals.
  4. Sewing with Texture:
    Whether you’re making something new, or livening up something you love, creating ruffles, pleats, gathers and shirring are easy ways to add style and depth.
  5. Epoxy Clay Artistry (Jewelry Making):
    Epoxy clay is the hottest thing going, and mixed-media artist Debbi Simon shows you how to use it to create jewelry looks from faded to flashy.

If you DO take a class on Crafsty, I’d love to hear about the experience!

How To Crochet a Ruffle Scarf ~ DIY Ruffle Sashay Scarf

One of my passions is crocheting, and helping others learn to crochet (or at least enjoy the crochet items I make for them!).

Last fall, I decided I really, REALLY wanted to make some of those super popular ruffle sashay scarves, and I set out to find a crochet pattern for them. (Just to be clear, “Sashay” is a specific type of ruffle yarn from Lion Brand).  Anyway, after much searching for patterns, I ended up creating my own, because all the patterns I found were rather difficult to follow.

Would you like to make your own Sashay Ruffle scarf? Now you can!

I have turned my pattern into a downloadable CROCHET pattern to teach you how! The pattern is easy to follow, and if you have basic crochet skills, you can have a ruffle scarf made in a very short time!

I include photos and a step-by-step description of how to make the scarf, and I also include simple instructions on making them child-size.  I have taught people with little-to-no crochet experience how to make these, so I know YOU can make one too!

Click this link to purchase:  Buy Now

Holiday Accessories

In just a few short days, Halloween will be over and it will officially be “the holiday season”. We are FINALLY starting to get cooler weather here in Vegas, and we even broke out the light jackets for the kids this week! I’ve been crocheting hats during every spare moment and all three of my kids now have cute hats, even though we have such a short fall and winter season.

For those of you who live where it’s considerably colder, for much longer, I wanted to share links to a few of the hats in my shop:

Crochet Beanie in Christmas Red

Crochet Boy Beanie with Visor/Brim

Crochet Striped Beanie with Brim/Visor

These and MANY more hats can be found in my etsy shop at

An October Pink Sale!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and my sister who is a breast cancer SURVIVOR, I’m having a quick little sale in my shop this week.  You can check out the “October Pink Sale” section in my shop, and get 10% off any item in that section.   The sale will run through Thursday night.  (And if you see something in my shop that is NOT pink, but you would like it MADE in pink, just let me know!