Sunday, December 18, 2016

Hey, a friend of mine who crochets AND knits has started designing with another friend of hers! This is their VERY first published design. How cute is this hat! If you can knit (I cannot, unfortunately I am not that talented!) go check it out! The pattern is available on Ravelry

You can follow them on Facebook also! 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

I have finally published a new pattern! I actually wrote and completed this last winter, and just never got around to publishing it! So, here it is! It can be purchased at the links below! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

My birthday is in a week! To celebrate, all....yes ALL of my patterns are discounted 70%! No coupon code is needed. Just add them to your cart on Ravelry and check out. The sale is on now through the end of day Sept 12th EST. 
Now is a great time to stock up on patterns for fall, winter.....yikes, even for Christmas. I won't say how close it is, but it's going to sneak up on us faster than we think! (Don't forget to get your Christmas mug cozy patterns! They are the only "collection" that is available at the discounted price. Books and other collections are excluded.)
*If you are having issues on Ravelry with the discount, please notify me before checking out, no refunds will be given once purchase has been completed. 


Sunday, March 27, 2016

To celebrate Easter, I am giving away one free pattern of your choice in my Ravelry shop!
Enter code EASTER2016 after adding pattern to the cart.
Promotion ends at midnight EST 03/27/2016
***Pattern books/collections are not included in this promotion. The only exception to this is Christmas Mug Cozies since those patterns were only released together and are not available as separate patterns.
***Please be sure to enter code correctly and that the discount has been applied BEFORE checking out. NO REFUNDS will be given.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Twenty four hours only, free pattern! Some of my testers brilliantly suggested the Go Team mittens since the Super Bowl is coming up! 
Sale ends 02/01/2016 at 9:00 am EST. 
Add the pattern to your cart and then use the coupon code GoTeam to get the pattern for free.
*Please make sure the coupon has worked before checking out, no refunds will be made.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

I'm so excited about this pattern!  It uses Caron One Pound yarn and is so warm and snuggly!  

The pattern can be downloaded for $4.99 from any of the links below. (just a note for those of you who are in VAT countries. Craftinoo has no VAT tax!)

As Christmas approaches much faster than we are ready for, I would just like to put out a friendly reminder to those of you who are wanting handmade items for gifts this year.

Basically anytime after November 1st is too late to order a custom item.  And here is why.

It takes time to get the materials. Most crafters do not have an endless supply of materials in different colors, textures, fibers, etc. We have to find what you want and then order it. We then have to hope it's in stock and can be delivered in a timely manner. Also, this means paying shipping costs for the materials. (Yes, you WILL be paying for this!)

After the materials arrive, we then have to still make your item(s)! This takes time! Almost all of us have families, jobs, lives that do not revolve around YOUR order. Most crafters I know give about a 4 week turn around for orders during the off season. This is why we quit taking Christmas orders at the beginning of November. We know that our turn around time is going to be longer due to more orders and a busier season in our own lives.

Once completed, we have to get the order delivered to you. Sometimes this involves shipping it, sometimes it just means trying to find a time that works for both of us to meet up and deliver it. Do not expect us to just drop everything to be able to meet you at your earliest convenience. As mentioned before, we do have other things going on in our lives. We do not just sit at home surrounded by yarn, glitter and scissors waiting to come running when you text us "can we meet in 10 minutes?" The answer to that most of the time is going to be "No. Just no."  And if you do set up a time to meet and don't show up? Expect to pay to have the item shipped.

Please try to remember that you are not our only customer! We complete orders in the same order they are paid for. Just because you ordered 2 weeks ago, if you have not paid up yet, your order has not been started. Unless you have been specifically told that you can pay when we meet you to deliver, expect to pay up front before materials are even purchased. We cannot afford to pay for your materials out of our own pockets. If you are going to take forever to pay us, then your order is going to get pushed down the list. We will go to the next paying customer. What does this mean when you DO pay? No, we are not going to bump you up to the top of the list now. We are still going to make orders in the same order they are paid. It's only fair!

You say you need your items NOW! Like yesterday!? And can you just pay a rush fee? Eh....probably not. For lack of a nicer way of saying it, you are not any more important than my other customers. It is unfair to customers who thought ahead and ordered weeks ago. I'm not going to push their orders down the list because you are willing to pay extra. It's poor customer service to everyone else who has already paid.

You are ordering multiple items? GREAT! Can you get a discount? hahahhahaha. Uhm, no. This is probably one of the most insulting things you can say to some one. Do you go into your local Walmart and expect a discount if you are buying multiple items? Probably not. And if you do, good luck to you!  Asking for a discount is like saying you do not value our time. We are not paying any less for your materials if you order multiple items. We are not spending any less time working on your items. We do not get a discount when purchasing the materials. We do not get a discount when shipping your items to you.

While some people may see this as rude, it's just the truth. We are not crafting machines. We are people, too. People with jobs, kids, social lives. People who still need to cook and clean, run kids to soccer practice, grocery shop, and SLEEP!  So, if you try to place a custom order and get told "I'm sorry, I just don't have the time," don't get angry. Order earlier next year!