Monday, August 6, 2012

RAKJ Patterns has a free pattern blog

The very first pattern I every purchased came from RAKJ Patterns. I came across her Etsy shop while searching for something cute. Well I found a ton of cute patterns in her shop and immediately purchased quite a few of her patterns packs. My collection of her easy and unique patterns has now grown to an outrageous amount. I seriously have lost count.

She has now started a new blog where she posts free patterns! Yes I said FREE! How cool is that? Check it out at Her patterns are awesome!!

You can also see more of her patterns by following these links:

Etsy shop:
Ravelry shop:
Facebook Page:

Friday, August 3, 2012

Now working weekends just through the holidays :)

Since I opened my shop, I have worked weekends and holidays. I would wake up at 5 a.m. and work until midnight and sometimes even 2.a.m.! It began to wear on my relationship with my other half and he finally told me enough was enough. He supported my business but I no longer had time for him or my children. I would be on the phone but not really listening to the person on the other end because I was so consumed with crocheting. It was a constant battle but in the end he had won. I wanted to please my customers and rush everything out right as they ordered it. Just work, work work! I learned that I can still please them and my family if I allow myself enough of a turnaround time.   When they receive their item(s) they know it is well made and that I took time to make certain they will be satisfied with their purchase. If a customer needs a rush order I can accommodate them without losing that sale and they are likely to return. If I have multiple orders in a day, no problem I have that 3 week cushion. I do get busy and receive a lot of custom orders.

I stopped working weekends and holidays and it felt so nice to relax...well after about a month! I will admit it was really hard at first because all I thought about was the business and how many emails I had waiting was I going to lose a sale...I was overwhelmed! Surprisingly, I didn't lose any sales!

Now that the holiday season is sneaking up on us I will be working during the weekends on rush orders (only if the rush order listing is purchased), back stock and some new items ONLY. All regular sales will resume on the next business day. I want this holiday season to be a successful one for me and my customers!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Never to early for Halloween and Christmas

Oh Me...Oh My! I am working hard to get my orders processed and out. Business is starting to pick up for me (which is a little strange since it is summer time...but I have no complaints) I went on a yarn shopping spree today and I cannot believe how much I got for under $40. (I used a lot of coupons) The main purpose for this trip is for my Halloween and Christmas lines. I have a ton of new stuff just begging to be worked up! I cannot wait to get started. I have added quite a few new items to my shop already. I love Calleigh's clips & crochet creations cape sets and will be adding many of them to my shop as time permits. Be on the look out for em'. I already have the turtle cape done and I am in love with it! I am also trying to keep up with all my sites and will definitely try harder to blog a little more.

I just have to say I ♥ what I do and appreciate all the new photos I have received of my products! A Huge thank you to My Framed Photography, Pinky Promise Photography, Shear Perfection Photography and HMN Photography for all the beautiful images!

Well...I'm off to finish a mermaid tail set and hopefully sneak in a new item before working up more orders ;)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New items are coming

Now that I have recovered from my recent back injury, I am back to work in full force. Since it is the slower season, I will have a little more time to get some back stock done. I also have lots of new stuff that I am working on. I am just a busy gal. My goal is to get all my camera critters and shutter bugs up! I'm also going to be working on some adorable cape sets from the lovey Calleigh's Clips & Crochet Creations. I just love all of her stuff. Right now my current wait time for orders is about 1 week...Yay! I also started a 10 buck Tuesday sale where I list new items on facebook only for $10. If you haven't already stop by and like my page. I often give out coupon codes and also participate in a lot of giveaways. A huge thank you to all 910 of my fans. You all keep me hookin away! I can't wait for you all to see what I have been working on!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Emmy's Auction

Please stop by and do some bidding. I have quite a few items in Emmy's Auction over at Khy's Closet to help raise money for a head stone for Emmy! We all come together in a time of need and help each other. It makes me feel good to know that so far there are approximately 120 items from many different vendors up for auction. My thoughts and prayers are with this family and I just know that this will be a successful event!