Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Thursday, 6 June 2013

1000th Sale Countdown

I've had 970 sales on etsy, getting near to a thousand. When I first started selling my crochet patterns on ebay about 7 years ago, it was just for a bit of extra pocket money, and I never thought it would become my 'proper' job. The craft world has changed so much since then, especially online. I'm still selling patterns on ebay but I've opened two etsy shops and a Ravelry store, and I get to be a full-time mummy too. As a thank you to all of my lovely customers on etsy, I'm offering 10% off all patterns until Monday, (just use the coupon code THOUSANDTHSALE when ordering) and whoever gets the 1000th sale will receive a $20 voucher to spend in either of my etsy shops. Thank you!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Father's Day Socks

crochet socks by tree_bridge
crochet socks, a photo by tree_bridge on Flickr.
Looking for a project to make for Father's Day? These crocheted socks work up quickly using 100g of sock yarn, and fit sizes 6-12.
Crochet pattern available in my etsy shop.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Seafoam Cotton Crochet Shawl

A simple crochet shawl in cool cotton 4ply, using my 'Blackberry Jam' shawl pattern. The pattern uses 4ply sock yarn, but here I've used some cotton yarn in a seafoam green colour. You can use any weight of yarn really, and just keep adding rows until you get to the size you want.
Pattern available at etsy.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Toddler Apron Pattern

Toddler Apron by tree_bridge
Toddler Apron, a photo by tree_bridge on Flickr.
I wrote a new pattern for a little apron for H. He's always busy helping (or trying to help!) with baking, gardening, and even dusting. One of his favourite things to do is to 'paint' the cake tins with oil using a pastry brush before I put the cake mixture in. Also he really, really likes raking soil. It's a busy time, being a two-year-old, so he needs a little apron to protect his clothes.

I chose double knit cotton because it's washable and durable. Also it's a nice project for summer because cotton is cool and comfortable to work with. There's a handy little pocket and choice of apple or cherries applique, but you could add your own motif. The pattern is in two sizes, 2-4 and 4-6 years but I find small children vary so much in size its best to use the measurements included rather than ages. Available in my etsy shop!

Saturday, 4 May 2013

10% off all patterns in my etsy shop.

To celebrate the May Bank Holiday weekend, here's 10% off all purchases in my etsy shop. Just enter the code MAYTHE4TH when you checkout. Offer ends on Tuesday. Happy long weekend!

Friday, 3 May 2013

Instant Downloads

Good news - Etsy have made a huge improvement to their site for buyers and sellers of digital goods (such as crochet & knitting patterns or digital artwork). They've introduced 'instant download' so once you have paid for your digital item, you can immediately download it. This means that now you can receive crochet patterns from my etsy shop straight away and I no longer need to email you them as an attachment. It's great because now you won't have to wait for the email, search your spam folder, and it doesnt matter if its the middle of the night here in the UK if you are in a different time zone. It's what Ravelry have been doing for a while now.

All crochet patterns in my shop are now available as PDF instant download.