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Boots, Cowgirl Boots, and Slippers!

I love getting orders for newborn items that I don’t already have in my shop!  It gives me the opportunity to add that item to my ever-growing listings.  Plus I get to try out a new pattern or two!  Here is the latest order that I have had. These boots are by far the cutest Cow girl boots that I have seen!  The are a FREE pattern from Hodgepodge Crochet […]

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What I have been doing lately………

Just wanted to pop in really quick and say “Hi!”  I am still kicking over here.  Busy as ever but I LOVE it!  Here are a few photos of things that I have been making lately.  These are all of the new things that are available to be ordered!

Maker Takeover New Pattern Releases

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We’ve got almost THIRTY patterns collected here for you this week! Most of them are BRAND NEW, with a few updated favorites included.

A couple of months ago, several of the Mad Mad Makers decided it would be awesomely fun to all release new patterns on the same day and then see how many spots on the Craftsy Leader board we could take over. We had a blast! Craftsy recently changed the look of their leader board, and you can’t see at a glance who the designer is now, so it might not be as much fun this time around, but we’re going to do it again anyway! AND we are including any platform on which Makers publish their patterns to be sure we get everyone included!

Here’s how YOU can get involved:

  • Follow the links to the patterns listed here,
  • give them a FB like, a comment,
  • Pin the ones you especially like,
  • copy the links to your favorites and post them on your own page
  • or create a little summary post to share with your friends and fans.
  • And be sure to save your favorites to your wish list!

We’ve got quite the collection of wonderful patterns here for you, I do believe there is something for everyone here. Enjoy!

PLEASE VISIT THE MAD MAD MAKERS BLOG POST, which includes all the photos and links to all of these great patterns!

Bowtykes – Fox Jar Cozy
Smalltowndreamz – Holiday Tree Double Pattern Pack
Ella Bella Bows – Turtle Ribbon Sculpture Tutorial
Bowtykes- Hippo Lovey
A Crocheted Simplicity- Knotted Threads Cowl
A Crocheted Simplicity- Knotted Threads Head Wrap
Sincerely Pam – Shannon Scarf/Cowl
One and Two Company – Kitty Lovey Security Blanket
One and Two Company – Snowman Security Blanket
Crystalized Designs – Twisted Colors Earflap Beanie
The Perfect Knot – Summer View 6 Inch Square
The Perfect Knot- The Birthday Bomb Amigurumi Set
Pattern Paradise – Cape Cod Shawl
One and Two Company- Baseball Set Applique
Yarn Baby – Honey Bunches Scarf
The Perfect Knot- Brynlee’s Carousel Beanie
Heritage Heartcraft – Ray of Hope Star Ornament
Bowtykes- Pumpkin Patch Prop Set
ZaneyMay – Macrame Soleless Sandal
ZaneyMay – Eyes of Autumn Bracelet
Pattern Paradise – Loop-d-Loop Bootie
Glamour4You – Chevron Lattice Wristlets
Glamour4You – Candy Corn Bag
Glamour4You – Candy Twist Bag
Kountry Girl Kreations – Charlie the Horse Beanie
Illumikniti Designs – Cordelia Owl Hat
The Crafty Geekette – Whimsy Hat
CraftyBunker – Moebius Cowl

Lately…..

I never imagined that baking cakes for others would become anything more than something that happened every once and a great while.  I have been quite busy with cake orders, crocheting, and clay!  I by no means want you to take this as complaining because I am not.  I wouldn’t trade it for the world.  I love that I am able to help out my family’s financial needs while staying home with the 2 little ones and doing something that I love.

So far this month I have only made 2 cakes and they were both for this past weekend.  I will be starting on my daughter’s 2nd birthday cake tomorrow.   We have decide to purchase the castle cake set from Wilton.  It is going to be epic!  Can’t wait to share pictures of the finished product!

I have made many new crocheted items that I have/will add to my Etsy shop.  In the Makers network that I am in we have begun to trade items between shops for the holidays.  I have gained many new patterns that I can not wait to try out!  I have even bought some yummy yarns for certain projects!  I have also gained 8 new stitch markers that I LOVE!  I will have to show them off to you soon.  The sister-in-law borrowed my camera to go to the pumpkin patch today.  So not for a couple of days, but hey, that will keep you coming back right?

Well….without further ado.  Here is what I do have pictures of that I am willing to share with you! 😉

I’m Back……………

I have been so super busy!  I have been trying to get my 3 year old ready for preschool, my 6 year old ready for 2nd grade, and apparently this month is the hot month for me to make cakes!  I am just now starting to get back into the groove with sales starting up for the winter months!  I am always super busy during the colder months.  I have a lot of new things that I have been trying to spread out and keep everyone interacting with my Facebook page as possible!  As a Mad Mad Maker one of the biggest things for me to keep up on is having my present year round.  With 3 kids it is really hard when all they want to do it play outside.  I have had to get creative this year so that I could keep crocheting while they played.    I have been debating with myself whether or not to enter into the local craft shows.  I found a website that allowed me to have the contact info for the 3 biggest ones around Northern Kentucky area.  I am scared to go ahead and enter myself into these craft shows one is because shoppers like instant gratification.  I don’t feel that I have enough merchandise ready to be shipped and out the door for 5000 + shoppers for that fair.  I think that I will be ready for sure next year.  But I have also been looking at the smaller craft shows that are not so local.  I am just so torn on what to do.  If all else fails there is always next year right?!

Anyways here is a few pictures of what I have been up to lately.  Enjoy!

Flower Power Bag by The Perfect Knot

  I just have to say that this bag is the most beautiful thing ever!  The colors are the best color combo that I have seen in a while!  This pattern works up fast and you can customize the colors any way that you want.  There are also different variations for a flap and the handles to be stuffed or you can crochet around a cord! I loved this bag […]

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