Monday, March 26, 2012

"Rainbow Sherbet" and Tips for Working with Wool Felt!

I know many of you have been waiting for "Rainbow Sherbet", my new pattern for a cute crocheted hat you can make in your choice of bright and cheery colors. Well, the pattern is ready(!) and you can make this hat with only two simple crochet stitches.  I've included instructions on how to make the flowers and leaves (in both U.S. and United Kingdom versions) and how to make both children and adult sizes. There are also extra lessons on what yarns to buy, a special section with a unique method on changing yarn color and other helpful information:

The pattern is available by snail mail for $6.99 plus $1.10 shipping or by PDF digital download for $5.00.  You can get the pattern through my newest store on Etsy called Lollypoppers, or you can email me at and I'll send you the details.

UPDATE ON THE BIRTHDAY CLUB:  There's been overwhelming response to my new American Pie Birthday Club, and if you're not already a member, I hope you'll join!  You'll receive 25% OFF ALL PATTERNS AND KITS DURING YOUR BIRTHDAY MONTH!  Plus a winner is drawn each month from all Club members with a birthday that month and the winner receives their choice of a free pattern from my website.  It's easy to join and is my way of saying "thank you" to my friends.  Don't worry, I'll send all Birthday Club members an email about their 25% discounts during their birthday month.

Since the Birthday Club got started in March, I'm still honoring all January and February birthday babies with the same 25% discount and a chance to win a pattern.  That means that THREE people (one for January, one for February and one for March) will win a free pattern. Names will be drawn on Tuesday, April 1.  Just click here to become a member!

NEW HALLOWEEN TABLE RUNNER:  The new Halloween table runner pattern is nearly finished and I love it!  I'm taking the model to some friends today to ask their opinion on whether it needs further embellishing. Criminy, I've tried to make this decision on my own by looking at the model close up, from six feet away, with and without my glasses, etc., and I'm getting nowhere.  I plan to have the printed pattern finished by the end of the week and, of course, I'll have wool felt kits available so you don't have to run all over town looking for materials!

TIPS FOR WORKING WITH WOOL FELT:  I promised more information on tips for working with wool felt, and that information is nearly ready to post.  I'll provide important tips on how to make wool felt look just like "boiled wool" (but at a fraction of the price!), how to create templates from wool felt for applique, care and cleaning of your finished projects, dyeing wool felt and other information.  I'll post that information later this week, so be sure to check back or join this blog for automatic updates. 

That's it for today--I'll post again on Wednesday.  In the meantime, Happy Stitchin'!  --xoxo, Melanie

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