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Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Four

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Patchwork Mystery CAL Week Four

I finished my squares for week four of the Patchwork Mystery CAL in record time. The first one I finished on Monday, then I started the second and finished it on Tuesday. I did have to cheat a little and watch the tutorial video for one row. Spoiler alert- same lady, but different beautiful fingernails. I may go back and watch the videos for weeks one and two just to see her pretty nails! Actually, I found out this week that the lady doing the tutorial videos is actually the organizer of the entire crochet-a-long! Her name is Anastasia Smith...

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A Candid Review: Lion Brand Vel-luxe vs. Bernat Velvet

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A Candid Review: Lion Brand Vel-luxe vs. Bernat Velvet

If you've been paying attention to my social media recently, you already know that I have been deeply involved with velvet yarn over the last couple of months. The first velvet yarn I purchased was Lion Brand Vel-luxe, and I found it a little bit frustrating because of its tendency to shed, but not so bothersome that I refused to work with it. I desperately wanted to get a larger variety of colors, so I scoured the city quite literally to find some Bernat Velvet because all of my yarn pals were using it and showing off so many beautiful...

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That One Time When I Lost my Crojo (and how I found it again)

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That One Time When I Lost my Crojo (and how I found it again)

I lost my crojo a few weeks back. I spent most of last year crocheting items to stock my store and build my brand, and once launched, I received several orders, one of which was very large and took over 6 weeks to fulfill. I was absolutely thrilled to be so busy so soon after announcing that I would be selling my creations, but toward the end of the big order, I lost my drive. Honestly, it worried me. I forced myself through finishing my orders, but I was afraid that I had ruined my favorite hobby by trying to...

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!

Wow, I can't believe it is 2019! Last year really flew by, didn't it? I guess when you're busy playing with yarn, time really does escape you. I've really been thinking about the direction I want this little business of mine to go. I had been wanting to start a blog since 2012, but my ideas of what to blog about kept changing so much. First, I wanted to write about grocery shopping. As a wife and mom, I am a champion grocery shopper, but then I thought perhaps other wives and moms are also champion grocery shoppers in their...

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