Let’s Dip!

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They’re just a couple of chips who want to take a dip! You’ll find this cute pair running around on everything from plates to coasters, aprons to bags, t-shirts to sweatshirts and much, much more! Head over to my Zazzle store to check them all out!

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100% Dairy Free

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100% Dairy Free!

Show off your Dairy Free side with my latest allergy-themed design! Find the artwork on everything from mugs, t-shirts, candy jars, aprons and more in my Zazzle store. I personally love the stickers. They’re a fun way to gently remind others that you, or a loved one, is lactose intolerant.

Things-I’m-Working-On Thursday

It’s been really busy around here lately and I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit. OK. A lot. To get back on track, I thought I’d share a bit of what I’ve been working on lately.

It was Mother’s Day a little over a week ago here in the US. I really enjoyed making special goodies for my mom and mother-in-law. I sent them each a personalized card and some crochet coasters. My MIL loves the ocean and everything beach related, so I went with a seashell theme for her Mother’s Day gifts.

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Scallop Shell Mother’s Day Card and Crochet Coasters

Inspired by the beautiful colors of spring, I decided on a floral theme for my own mom. I made her some colorful coasters and a card with some pretty, paper flowers. Thanks to almost a whole bottle of glue, the 3-D roses arrived safe, sound, and still attached to the card! Since my mom is the one who inspired me to crochet, I just had to send her a “Captain Hook” t-shirt too!

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Pretty Flower Mother’s Day Card and Crochet Coasters

I started working on this crochet Deep V-Top a few months ago. Bernat offers it as a free pattern on their website. It’s my first real attempt at crocheting something wearable. I’ve had to alter the pattern quite a bit to keep it out of crop-top territory. Somewhere along the way I got all mixed up and crocheted the cap sleeves backwards. Luckily I don’t have to undo a million rows to fix the problem, but I’m still a little embarrassed at my total “D’oh” moment!

My First Attempt at Something Wearable…Keyword: Attempt!

The other day my Meema (maternal grandmother) asked me to crochet a baby blanket on her behalf. Her only request was that it be for a baby girl. After getting sucked into Ravelry for what seems like a life-time, I finally decided to crochet a basketweave stitch blanket. I’m thinking about adding some flowers to one side, so the little one can play with the petals! I picked out some Caron Simply Soft yarn in Grey Heather and Watermelon. I can’t wait to get started!

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Super Soft Baby Blanket Yarn

Before starting the baby blanket I really wanted to try out the basketweave stitch. Since I have tons of cotton yarn on hand, I decided to make a dishcloth for our kitchen. It’s gone surprisingly fast and I’m already almost halfway done! I just love the basketweave stitch now that I’ve gotten the hang of it!

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Cotton Crochet Basketweave Stitch Dishcloth (Try saying THAT 10 times!)

These projects are only the tip of the iceberg! I’ve been doing tons of gluten-free baking, and have more t-shirt designs and crochet patterns on the way. I’ve also re-listed some of the products in my Etsy shop, and have new items to add soon. Stay tuned!

 

Schrödinger’s Cat Still Played With Yarn

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Schrödinger’s Cat

Whether he was dead or alive, still in the box or not, one thing’s for sure – Schrödinger’s cat still played with yarn…

Grab the t-shirt, hoodie, or protective case for your favorite electronic device! Find them all and more in my Zazzle store!

100% Gluten-Free

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Dare to be Gluten Free!

Proudly display your lack of gluten with my newest design! The artwork would look great on a t-shirt or mug. You can even keep your goodies safe with this “100% Gluten-Free” candy jar! Find it all in my Zazzle store!

I can’t wait to get a reusable grocery bag (or ten) to take grocery shopping! What about you, what’s your favorite way to show off your gluten-free side?

Designs From Scratch Boutique now on Zazzle!

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Get your official Designs From Scratch gear from the official Zazzle store!

Whether you crochet, knit, sew, or are just plain crafty, there’s something for you in my store. There will always be new products and designs, so please check back often! I try to come up with ideas that are uniquely attractive and designs which look good on a wide variety of products. A great deal of work has also gone into making sure my online store looks good and is easy to navigate.

From time to time people ask me how they can repay me for providing free patterns, recipes, and information. The easy answer is to buy yourself a shirt or get yourself some stickers! I make a very modest amount of money off of each item sold in my Zazzle shop. I assure you as a fellow, budget-friendly crafter, I will never list anything for more than what I’d be willing to pay for.

Go ahead and check out the store! If you don’t see a product or style you’re after with the artwork on it, please just let me know. I’d be more than happy to make you a custom design!