Friday, January 4, 2019

Finally updated crochet chatelaine pattern done and up!


I finally forced myself to sit and finish the directions for this chatelaine. There aren't many changes from the original done in size 10 thread. This one is in size 3 lizbeth. The pockets are much larger. In fact it took almost the entire ball to make both.I also added directions for a thimble holder like the wood needle case cover.

For a limited time (until April) I'm offering to send a replacment PDF of this pattern to anyone who bought it previously. Now I have to have proof of your purchase. I can check thru my records to find your order.

You can get the pattern at my Etsy store and at Patternmart. If you prefer ebay just message me (creativestitches) there.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Christmas tatted bracelets at Etsy


Here's a pic of the 5 tatted bracelets I just listed in my Etsy store. They are only $5 each! I know I have enough work and supplies in them that I should sell them for more but I wanted to sell them at a lower price. There are various sizes and metal colors. Click the link to go to my Esty store on the left side of the page. They are listed at the top.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Found the missing pattern....YAY!

It took a few weeks with getting ready for Thanksgiving, then holiday decorating, and then Jack (my husband) being on vacation but I did find the pattern.It was mixed in with another pattern I was working on. I checked that envelope a few times but didn't dump everything out. When I did, there it was. This is what happens when I work on too many projects at one time. It also keeps me from finishing stuff.

I listed some Christmas dolls at eBay. They're  snow ladies and Santa's elves. I have some felt cuties to list and some holiday tatted bracelets. The plan is to take pics tomorrow and get them up by Friday. That's the plan but I can never hold myself to them anymore. Take today, I was going to do the pics but got side tracked into having to do something else. This happens a lot especially when Jack is around. He always finds things to do that need my help.

Here are some pics of things at ebay and will be listed at ebay. There are more snow ladies than shown here.






Thursday, November 8, 2018

STRESSED! Can't find new pattern....... oh no!


I thought it was about time to get back to the new pincushion pattern I've been working on and off this past year. But here's the thing...... I can't find the envelope that has all the pattern pieces and the directions I wrote out by hand as I worked on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 I have 2 sewing rooms at 2 different houses. I'm at work so I've checked this one (no luck ) but now I have to go thru my main (meaning HUGE amount of supplies) room. I checked my computer to see when I last worked on writing the actual pattern directions in MS Publisher. That was back in July so the envelope could have gotten mixed in with so much other stuff. :(

As you can see this one is for an elephant. She's now on her pincushion base waiting for the cover picture along with her sister who's dressed slightly different and on another base.

I'm learning the hard way to keep track of things I'm working on. I did get the new larger version of the crocheted chatelaine done. The pictures have been taken and all the directions were kept with it as I work. Now comes re-writing all the directions in the original pattern and adding pics of the new one. I've also added another crocheted item to hang from the neck piece.

So if I can find the envelope I'll get working on the pattern. If not I'll just move onto the chatelaine.

BTW, I've uploaded the newest versions of most of my patterns at Etsy and Patternmart. I also reopened my store at Craftsy. They changed their rules and I was able to go back there. I only have a few things up now but you can get my free cloth basket pattern there instead of having to go to my tripod web site.