What a fabulous November this has been! There’s been so much going on with FreshStitches this month, I hardly know where to start with the wrap-up.
How about we kick this thing off by having a peek at November’s Monthly Photo Contest winners, shall we?
A big congrats to showandtellmeg and vickycdotme (those are Ravelry names, in case you’re wondering…)! Meg crocheted the adorable alpaca (from Crocheted Softies) and Vicky crocheted an adorable trio of tiny ducks. Adorable!
There’s a photo contest every month, and I can’t wait to see the December entries! Click here for details on how to enter.
Is it just me, or is November always a busy month? There’s Thanksgiving (for us Americans), getting ready for the holidays and just a general ‘buzz’ in the air. November was also home to 2 very exciting events!
Archer Mystery CAL
- Folks love a good mystery
- Archer has most people feeling pretty stumped!
Squee! That means my mission is accomplished!
Curious what folks have been guessing? I compiled a wordle of guesses so far:
Exciting, huh? All will be revealed with the final clue, which will be released this Thursday.
If you didn’t join in on the fun this time, no worries! You can still grab the Archer pattern, and download the clues as you come to them… it’s a mystery on your own terms!
FreshStitches Kit Club
Yesterday, subscriptions closed for the first FreshStitches Kit Club. Over 100 people signed up! Holy mackerel!
A careful analysis reveals that 100+ boxes may not fit into my car at one time… so I think I’ll be making a couple of trips to the post office. Giggle.
I’m so excited about the club, and I’m bursting with awesome ideas! If you missed it this time, don’t fret! A new subscription period will open up 6 months from now!
The Best of FreshStitches
As usual, I’ve been blogging like a girl possessed… but maybe you haven’t had time to read all the post. So, let me do a bit of sifting for you and pick out the best of the best.
Other Fun Tutorials
- How to create a seamless white background in photos
- How to dye a gradient yarn with Kool-Aid
- How to find yarn stores when you travel
- How to get started selling at craft fairs
- How to avoid the designer’s roller coaster
- 5 crucial considerations when starting your craft business
Crafty Business Posts
Grab some free holiday patterns!
In the giving-spirit of the holidays, I’ve made a couple of patterns available as free downloads!
Don’t you need a Christmas Pickle?
The Christmas pickle is an American tradition: the first person to find the hidden pickle on Christmas morning gets a special gift! Download the Christmas pickle crochet pattern and make one for your family! You’ll also want to check out this adorable pickle adventure over on the Dapper Toad.
How can you resist Howie, the holiday penguin? This cutie is a quick project to crochet and provides a great introduction to the loop stitch.
Download your copy of the Howie pattern and crochet him for this holiday season!
If you’re giving a crocheted animal as a present, you’ll also want to download free holiday gift tags!
Thank you, everyone, for contributing to such a fun November… can’t wait to see what December brings!