Posts Tagged ‘crochet patterns

Check out my friend Melody Rogers  from Melody’s Makings  new ‘all inclusive’ website!  She’s worked long and hard on it and is celebrating by giving away 135 of her fantastic knit and crochet patterns to one lucky winner every week for three weeks! It’s going on right head on over and get signed up with Rafflecopter for your chance to win!  She’s a very talented and popular pattern writer with patterns for both knit and crochet for little and big kids – she does beautiful projects!  Be sure and check all of her items out!   She has a large internet following and can be found on  Facebook, Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy!

Melody Rogers - Melody's Makings

Melody Rogers – Melody’s Makings

During the last week of celebrating,  she has invited vendors  to also contribute to the grand prize winner.  And, I am so proud to say I have been invited to participate!  Melody sent my invitation and mentioned that the fiber vendors were suggested by her fans and friends.  I am beyond thrilled and grateful to have been nominated by some of those folks that I know and that are near and dear to me! You know who you are and thank you all so much! I’m looking forward to contributing and being part of this fun celebration!  Thank you Melody for inviting me!  Congratulations on your new website and all your success as well!

Click here to be magically transported to her website or  you can click on her photo to get there too! Have fun!



My wool cowl and/or headband is crochet from a handspun triple plied yarn.  The fun squishy loft of this yarn makes this piece a winner, even with your eyes closed.  But open! open!! OPEN your eyes!!  Because the autumn colors turned out amazing!  I’m so thrilled with the yarn!  My limited crochet skills are mostly hidden.  WHAT a BONUS!  And so truly…this is a beginner crochet piece.

The dyed buttons were fun.  I had to kiss a few frogs to find the right button size. The little ones are from my parent’s apple trees. The centers didn’t want to dye. There was no fixing they are match the yarn eh? I got all nostalgic thinking my dad could have told me the hard luck stories of the first years of those little twiggy apple trees. They grew fine apples eventually..and they were so proud..”those are Transparents!!” Mom made yummy apple everything! The frogs are from Ash trees – they turned out great, too large, but great! They are some special buttons to me.  My dad passed away a few years ago.  My mom sold their place and moved to town.  The apple trees were just a few on their multiple acre park, they called their yard.  It was filled with special trees, bushes, ponds, rock gardens they had built over almost 30 years, where once was pasture.  I about cried the day this box of wooden buttons arrived.  Yep, pretty special!

This cowl/headband is ready to ship and can be found in my ilashkisses shop on Etsy.  Clicking on the photo will magically take you there! 😉

wool cowl, handspun cowl, crochet cowl, wooden buttons, fall color yarn

Wool Cowl


wool cowl, crochet cowl, handspun yarn, autumn colors, wooden buttons

Wool Cowl

I’ve been exercising my instant download skills on Etsy, what a thrill! (look out for doing too much of that!)  and it seems they are telling me beginner?  in the descriptions but…it’s all over my head still. FP EX F? really?   Good thing I can go in and download until the end of time.  That’s a nice feature I may have to consider somehow including that little treasure in my will.  “Winky, your grandma left you..all of her handwork patterns on Etsy – as long as the account stays active”.   Really?   I’m sure they’ll be scrambling to find “that thumb drive with all G.G.’s top secret password and id info” on it right away!  (note to self – make a duplicate!)  Yep, pretty sure of that.  hint:  The thumb is probably in among the scrap scribbly and coffee stained  papers and napkins I call my “patterns”,  not to far away from my yarn stash.   You know the place!   🙂

and a couple more! 🙂

newborn baby bonnet, newborn photo prop, wool bonnet

newborn pixie bonnet, newborn photo prop, handspun baby hat


(plink) dropping in this little fun one!

newborn baby bonnet, newborn photography prop, purple bonnet,

Just dropping by to add a few more photos and hope you all have been having fun creating with handspun too!  We’ve been having fun creating here and are so excited to be able to share our good fortune!  We are thrilled to be working with a newborn photographer right here in Billings!  Tina Stintson from Itty-Bitty Portraits  has been helping us out with her gorgeous work!  So we’ll be able to share some angel baby photo’s too!  It’s been a great start of 2012 so far for ilashdesigns!  Thank you all for looking in!  We hope you get busy making fun of fiber soon too!

crochet newborn bonnet pattern, bobble hat, crochet bonnet

Newborn Baby Bonnet Pattern

pink grey knit newborn hat, wool hat, newborn beanie

Newborn Baby Beanie

pink and grey knit baby beanie, newborn photo prop

handspun thick and thin yarn, purple and yellow yarn, merino wool,

Sachet - merino wool spun thick and thin

newborn baby photography

This sweet angel baby is wearing a knit bonnet from the peach Powder Puff yarn I have been making lately. Thank you Itty-Bitty Portraits! This is so special to me!

Thanks to everyone for stopping in!  We are still having fun every day on our facebook page if you want to come  have some fun..check us out! 🙂

Friends and customers and friends and more friends is all about how this online selling adventure is going for me. 🙂  I’m loving what I’m doing and the online friends maketh my cup overfloweth every day!  Thank you all!  I have learned so much and enjoyed every minute of this adventure!  A very special lady I owe some props to is Scotti Oxford from Inner Hooker.  Scotti is a whirlwind, gem of a lady doing it all and looking good doing it! I know from experience that’s how they “do things” in Texas!  If you crochet and are looking for patterns to use with thick and thin yarn – Scotti is your go to gal!  She is a wonderful fiber artist and super helpful, AND fun and is a riot to follow on facebook too!

Here’s one of my favorite creations that is super cute and so fun!

hand knit baby hat, flower hat, thick and thin yarn, baby photography prop,

Inner Hooker Hat Pattern

Thank you Scotti for all you do and all you share!  We love you! 🙂 Ny.

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