Monday, January 15, 2018

Watermelon Tissue Box Cover

Happy Monday, everyone!  I don't have a lot of time today, so I'll just say that I got my newest pattern posted onto Etsy today!

https://www.etsy.com/littlesapphire/listing/572803190/pattern-watermelon-tissue-box-cover-in?utm_source=Copy&utm_medium=ListingManager&utm_campaign=Share&utm_term=so.lmsm&share_time=1516038861569
Watermelon Tissue Box Cover Pattern, $4 on Etsy
Isn't it cute!  Ok, I'll hopefully be able to post again tomorrow once things are a little calmer! 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Just a little note

Happy Wednesday, everyone.  I just wanted to let you all know that I might not be posting much this week.  My sister just had an emergency c-section to deliver her baby.  She doesn't have anyone else in her life right now, so it's up to me and my mom to help her and so I don't know what my days are going to look like or if I'll have time to design or blog or anything.  Hopefully I'll be back soon :)

Friday, January 5, 2018

Free Friday: Pretty Book Mark

Happy Friday, everyone!  How are you all doing this first Friday of 2018?  Have you had a good year so far?  I have to tell you, I'm having trouble getting motivated to do anything.  I can't decide if it's the weather or if I'm just coming down from a huge sugar high from all the holiday cookies and candy!  Ugh, why do relatives always get me candy for Christmas anyway?  I end up with about ten pounds of chocolate and it's just all so tempting!  Does anyone else have that problem, or is it just a special kind of torture I have to go through every year?

This week's free pattern is perfect for this time of year!  What better way to spend a cold and blustery winter day than curled up with a good book?  And of course if you're reading a book, you need a good book mark, am I right?  This is super easy to whip up and also a pretty set of colors to cheer you up when all you can see outside is white!

Pretty Book Mark


Skill Level:
Beginner

Materials:
  • 7-count plastic canvas
  • Red Heart yarn color #310 – Monet Print
  • #16 plastic canvas needle

Instructions:
  1. Cut and stitch plastic canvas according to graph.
  2. Overcast unfinished edges with Monet Print yarn.


Click the image above to see it larger.  You may share this pattern however you please as long as you don't alter it or claim it as your own.  Please link back if you share this pattern.  You may sell items made from this pattern.  However, you may not sell this pattern.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone! 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

What's Up Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  It's already three days into this new year, can you believe it?  It seemed like the holidays just whooshed by so quickly and I hardly got to enjoy them.  I guess that's the nature of that time of year.  Truthfully, I'm glad it's all over so now I can get back to my normal life and get back to crafting and creating!  Do any of you feel that way too, or is that just me?

I've been pretty busy this week actually!  Despite being super sick all of last week with a stomach bug (I'm finally starting to feel better today, thank goodness), I just can't stop myself from doing stuff around the house.  So this What's Up Wednesday, I have lots to report!

First of all, I finally started taking down my Christmas decor yesterday.


I like to take it down and put it in a big pile, then have hubby bring down the boxes and pack it all away in one go.  I got most of it down yesterday, but I need to get the tree and I'm going to ask my giant husband to get the up high things (I'm not short, just lazy!).  It feels kind of good to get it away.  I'll miss the warm twinkly lights at night, but the house feels clean and fresh for the new year.

Shortly before Christmas, I cleaned out my Aerogarden and got some lettuce seeds planted, and they're up and doing really well!



There's something about the LED lights of my garden that make my phone take weird stripey pictures, but you get the idea.  I just love watching my little plant babies come up!  They're so cute!  I'm not much of a kid person, but I go gaga over my plant babies and my fur babies, lol.

I got some really cool quilting stuff for Christmas, so I decided that before I can even open that stuff, I NEED to finish the quilts I'm working on!!   So a few days ago I got back to work quilting my vegetable quilt, and it's coming along very well!  I'm trying to do 30 minutes of machine quilting a day, and so far I'm about a third of the way done, woo! 



It's a really cool pea vine design that's a lot easier to see on the back of the quilt.  This quilt is really starting to grow on me :)

On Christmas eve, I finally got to open my new and improved wedding ring!  Oh it's so beautiful.  I can't believe how lucky I am to have such a sweet husband who would give me such a lovely sapphire.



I made a set of really neat watermelon designs before Christmas, but I wasn't happy with the selections of pinks I had to make it.  I ended up buying a ton of yarn a few days before Christmas in the hopes that I could find the color I wanted.  And as it turns out, I found some goods pinks!  (P.S., Red Heart makes a lot of yarn.)  So this week I've been working on stitching the new design up.  I think it's coming along really nicely!



Well, that's all for this week, guys.  I hope you all had a safe and happy New Year! 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Free Friday: Winter Coaster

Happy Friday, everyone!  And happy almost New Year too!  I hope you all had wonderful holidays this year.  I had a very busy and chaotic, but wonderful Christmas with my family, but boy, let me tell you, I'm glad the madness is over.  Christmas is good, but it's nice when I can get back to my normal life.

And normal is what I'm trying to achieve with today's free pattern!  I got a mess of free patterns all made up the week before Christmas, because I was too distracted to work on anything big but I also didn't want to sit around twiddling my thumbs for a whole week.  Today's pattern is one of my favorites that I made!  I just love snowflakes and wintry blues, and even though Christmas is over, winter has just begun! 

Winter Coaster


Skill Level:
Beginner

Size:
3 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches

Materials:
  • 7-count plastic canvas
  • Red Heart yarn in colors listed in key
  • Craft felt
  • Hot glue
  • #16 plastic canvas needle

Instructions:
  1. Cut and stitch plastic canvas according to graphs.
  2. Overcast outside edges with Light Periwinkle.
  3. Using coaster as a template, cut out squares of felt for backing. Trim 1/8 of an inch off around all sides. Use hot glue to attach to back of coaster.

Click the image above to see it larger.  You may share this pattern however you please as long as you don't alter it or claim it as your own.  Please link back if you share this pattern.  You may sell items made from this pattern.  However, you may not sell this pattern.

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope 2018 brings you all happiness and love and amazing new adventures!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Free Friday: Christmas Present Coaster

Happy Friday, everyone!  Yay, I got a free pattern made for you all!  And it's a really cute Christmas pattern, too!  I'm so proud of myself :)  The cool thing about this pattern is that you can make it with any colors you want to match your Christmas decor, or even make them birthday present coasters!

Christmas Present Coasters



Skill Level:

Beginner

Size:

4 ½ x 4 ¾ inches

Materials:

  • 7-count plastic canvas
  • Yarn in colors listed in key
  • White craft felt
  • Glue
  • #16 plastic canvas needle

Instructions:

  1. Cut and stitch plastic canvas according to graph.
  2. Overcast edges in colors that match nearby stitches.
  3. Cut a 4 ¼ x 3 ¼ rectangle of craft felt for each coaster, and use glue to attach to the back of coasters.

Click the image above to see it larger.  You may share this pattern however you please as long as you don't alter it or claim it as your own.  Please link back if you share this pattern.  You may sell items made from this pattern.  However, you may not sell this pattern.

Ok guys, I have a lot to do today, so I'm going to head off to get some work done.  Have yourself an amazing weekend and hopefully I'll see you next week!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What's Up Wednesday

Good Wednesday afternoon, everyone!  It's a cold and wintry day here in western New York.  We've been just getting hammered by the snow!  We probably got 6 since yesterday.  That's a decent amount for December. I'm going to make a big pot of soup for dinner, because what's better on a snowy day than hot soup?

I know I promised to post a free pattern last Friday, but some events came about that made it so I didn't have time to do that.  They're really good events though!  I had sent off my Lovely Lavender Set to Annie's so they could sell it on their website, and shortly after I got an email from the lady I work with that said she wanted to make it a printed pattern and put it in their spring catalog!!!  I was so excited that I forgot how to reply to her, and then sent a nonsensical email because I pushed send too soon, lol.  She needed me to make a holder for the mug rugs though, so that's what I was working on Friday afternoon, yay!  And I got it all done and sent off to her on Monday.


I don't know when their spring catalog comes out, but I'll be sure to let you know when I know!

As soon as I finished sending that off, I pretty much immediately started knitting a hat because I can't sit still for five minutes, honestly.  It's like I can't just chill out, I have to be making something all the time.  It's coming along nicely and I bet I can have it done by tomorrow!


I spent a little time today getting my Christmas cards made out.  I used to send out a lot of them, but lately I've been trying to cut back on stuff like that, so this year I only sent out about 10 cards to the people I really care about. 


Oh, I got some news about my ring!  They finished working on it and it's amazing!  The jeweler is a two hour drive from our house though, so we have to wait until Saturday to go get it.  OH it's so hard to wait!




 And here's a nice shot of the snow in my back yard :)



Well, I guess that's all for this week!  I hope you're all having a wonderful week, and as long as nothing else comes up, I should be able to get a free pattern posted this Friday!  See you then!