National Crochet Month?!?

Hat and scarf 1 wmOkay, so sadly, I had no idea that March was National Crochet Month. But not to worry, I have been crocheting my little heart out over the last few days and have made several of my new fringe infinity scarves–not only for myself, my daughter and my neighbor, but for my etsy shop too!
Yesterday, my wonderfully talented photographer friend and neighbor took me out for a photo shoot…while I don’t usually like to have my picture taken, she makes it so fun and so easy! Here’s a peek at some of the shots (and, more importantly, some of the scarves).
Enjoy! And if you’d like to purchase one of the scarves shown, please visit my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/joyfulmamadesigns

purple scarf 1 wm

Green Scarf 1 wm

scarves 1 wm

maroon scarf 2 wm

blue scarf 2 wm

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Fringe Infinity Scarf

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Maybe I’ll get some better pictures to put up, but I surprised my daughter this morning with this new infinity scarf made from some leftover Lion Brand Homespun yarn. Such an easy project that I actually made 3 of these (2 for me!) yesterday while home with my son who is recovering from that nasty stomach bug.
The first one I made, I put the fringe on both sides of the scarf and fear it turned out a little more lion-like than I had hoped 😉 The next 2, I just added fringe to one side and actually love the way it turned out! Can’t wait to go get some vibrant colors to add to my collection.
Do you think it’s too late in the season to add these to my etsy shop?
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Latest October Creations

What a busy month!!! I just participated in my first “Fall Festival”/craft fair of the season and had such a blast doing some custom orders. I wanted to share some of the things that I have been up to:

First, and probably my favorite of the season so far is the triceratops hat that I made for one of my friends/regular customers. Let me start off by saying that if you crochet (and have been doing it for 30+ years like I recently realized that I have…boy that ages me!), you can pretty much figure out most of the patterns that you see out there. HOWEVER, I am a real believer in giving credit where credit is due and in supporting other crochet creators…sooooo, when I saw this pattern, I just had to purchase it. Micah Makes might be one of my new favorites (ranked with my old go-to’s: Royal Sisters and Holland Designs). If you are a crochet enthusiast, please go check out this pattern–and some other equally amazing ones–at www.micahmakes.com.

Now on to my picture share…

Crochet hat by me…awesome pattern by Micah Makes

girl’s hat and fingerless gloves set…hopefully soon to be posted in my shop

girl/teen earflap hat in my favorite chunky green multi yarn (with pink accents)
Also soon to be in my shop

baby boy earflap hat in navy and tan

boy’s hat in hunter green, orange and grey

Sock monkey hat and mittens

baby mittens I created 🙂