Monday, June 29, 2009

New Crochet Patterns!

I have made this star wash cloth and face scrubbies to sell in my Etsy shop for a few years now and I recently decided to offer my pattern for sale. But, I couldn't leave it at that, for some reason I got it into my head that I was going to create a symbol crochet pattern chart to go along with the written instructions. Wow! What an adventure that was! It literally took me weeks to figure out how I was going create the chart. But happily I did, and I am very proud and pleased with how it turned out!

The duster or mop head replacement pattern came about after looking through a magazine and seeing a knit pattern they had for sale. From the picture I couldn't figure how it would ever stay on while you were using it. The pattern was only for the duster, and I wanted to be able to use it on my mop as well. So, I decided to make my own pattern. This cover I designed fits snugly, and is made of acrylic yarn, which washes and wears very well. Super easy care - just toss it in the washing machine to clean.

I've also changed my logo and banner, and created a website:

It's been a busy and challenging few weeks, but I'm excited to have the new patterns finished. And stay tuned! I have more patterns in the works!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chicken Update - my happy girls!

It's been awhile since I've posted about our chickens. I had good intentions of taking pictures of them every week, but well . . . things happen, lol!

Anyway, here are a few pictures of them at 5 weeks (they are now 9 weeks - already!) And they are all happy and healthy.

It is a real joy to watch them, there's something comforting and soothing about their contented chirps and sounds they make. That is until one decides to peck the other - then all heck breaks loose!

Friday, June 12, 2009

BOGO Free! Crochet pdf Patterns - Cute Patterns for the Home

As part of the Yart Sale I am having in my Etsy shop, I am offering a Buy One Get One Free special on crochet pdf patterns. These are my own original designs, and I have patterns for beginning to intermediate crocheters. The sale runs through June 14th. Stop in and check them out :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Yart Sale! Etsy Wide Sales Extravaganza!

Shop Etsy now through June 14 for some fabulous sales! What the heck is yart, you may be wondering? Yart is the combination of yard + art = yart! Pretty clever, and you can easily find great bargains from many sellers by searching keyword "yart" on Etsy.

My shop, Red Berry Crochet is participating. I have a special section of marked down items:
YART Sale Items, and I will be adding more items to it throughout the sale. So check back often! I am also offering BOGO Free on my crochet pdf patterns. They are all my own original designs, and if you love to crochet, it's a great deal - how could you resist?

So repeat after me, yart, yart, yart - now you've got it! Happy shopping!