Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cat Treasury, What could be better?

So honored to be in the Feline Amorization Treasury! : ) : ) I'm all warm in my tummy. Check out the cool kitty things! Have a lovely lovely New Year too, and Best wishes for your Christmas recovery, hah!
Feline Amorization Link

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Fun Stitch

I may have been reinventing the wheel with this one, but did some stacked shell stitches for a super-fast edging idea....what fun! It goes a mile a minute, and I've been using all of my odds and ends yarns lying around to make cool coiled thin scarfettes and headbands. Pretty! You can see the listing for the pattern at  AND have a lovely holiday weekend. Lots to do!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Amazon Ho (why does that sound wrong?)
Ok Now I Really Really am on Amazon, woo hoo! (See my Animal Applique Patterns book above) Now I just need to publish the full-color version. Am working on the treasury of all 150 pages of patterns to publish, what a blast.

Cold cold day! Wish I could crochet a cocoon around myself!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Createspace and the Stitch that's Tangling my Brain

I think I have figured out why my CreateSpace Store AND Amazon don't show my new paperback, duh. Here's the link which actually does work.
That bit of info aside...
Here's the stitch which I've been trying to create (although it's so simple I'm sure it's been "invented" a number of times)...I wanted an edging which could be used as a headband or belt, which filled a couple of requirements: it had to be FAST to crochet and it had to look nubby and interesting. This one looks either like a zigzag pattern or a mottled pebble pattern, depending on your yarn and gauge. But boy, does it go fast, and you can do it almost without looking, just a glance with each round. Yay! I'll form it into a pattern for an edging and headband soon, maybe will put it on etsy. In the meantime, thanks for all of the suggestions and kind comments, I have really been enjoying being a part of the offbeat crochet community out there. Toodles!

If you'd like to see my patterns, check out and if you want to check out my new (Black and White) paperback book of Animal Applique Patterns, you can look at my CreateSpace store

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Hat Collection for Crochet!

What a blast!
Check out my latest on ebay! I'm trying to figure out the right way to put things both on etsy and ebay...I think I need to make sure my pricing for fixed price listings is the same in both venues; right now the collections don't exactly compare because they are different mixtures, but am hoping to get my act together. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My New Paperback Coming Soon!

My paperback crochet collection: simply have to try createspace, I can't believe that POD publishing really could be so easy. Hope when the project's finally live I can sell a few copies! What an absolute blast. All you do is upload a pdf (make sure you choose the right page size and make the gutter on the left and mirrored margins....and wow, when they send you your proof, you'll be shocked by how CHEAP and SUPER looking it is. I sound like an ad for createspace...but  it's the POD of Amazon, so I think it's got a lot going for it. Kindle, now, is quite a formatting problem. Will have to save that for my Great American Novel, hah!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Penguin and Santa Hat now on Etsy!

Finally got this little pattern up on etsy!
Cute little guys...but I'm all ornamented out. Was having a blast yesterday with a new edging design that I think I'll use in black thread for a choker. Love it! More later...have been consumed with getting a small paperback book of animal patterns on Amazon, you authors and designers ought to check out! It's awesome and walks you through getting your pdf on Amazon.

Check out my patterns at and at