Welcome to the 8th Super Crafty Sunday Link Up!
Happy September to All! This month we have two awesome projects to feature (as chosen by YOU), and two giveaways! As you may have noticed, EyeLoveKnots and CrochetNCrafts are primarily crochet blogs, but we both love all kinds of crafts as well as cooking and baking, and we want this party to reflect all aspects – all family friendly posts are welcome, so to help include everyone, this month we have a yarn giveaway, and an Etsy gift card giveaway – something for everyone! If all goes well, maybe we will continue similarly. Please keep in mind that when Helena and I sponsor giveaways, it is with the money out of our own pockets (including shipping worldwide). As bloggers, we earn an income based on the number of views to our blogs, and commissions earned from purchases by you using our special affiliate links. Shares of this party, and visits to our other posts and pages are very appreciated! Thanks for all your support!
Since Last Month’s Party, Here’s What I’ve Been Up To:
Top, Left to Right: C2C Apple Washcloths, Double Layered Bow, Basic C2C Washcloths (All Free Crochet Patterns)
Bottom: Sunflower Shawl (Free Crochet), 12 Delicious Apple Project Round Up, Strawberries & Banana Cream Cake Recipe
This Month’s Most Clicked Projects:
Left: Sturdy Bottom Basket from Winding Road Crochet (Free Crochet Pattern). Baskets are so fun for decorating in so many ways, plus they give the added resource of holding things. In Lindsey’s case, she uses them to house her yarn, I use them to house my current WIPs, and my mom likes to use them in her bathroom to hold things like her make up, washcloths and bigger towels. You could also use them for some pumpkins for fall decorating, Halloween candy, ornaments for Christmas decorating, pine cones for Winter decorating, not to mention holding knick knacks among so many other things!
See those canvas handles? Lindsey says they are the perfect solution for keeping the shape of the baskets without putting extra strain on you when working up. I have used this canvas for tote bag straps before, and they are great because they are super sturdy, and don’t stretch. Worked in the manner that Lindsey has, you can pick your basket up by the handles, and not have to worry about it growing six inches – you know what I mean!
Right: Bohemian Rhapsody Bag from Atelier Marie-Lucienne (Crochet Inspiration. Bright, cheery colors, granny squares to give a retro vibe and a neat braided strap – this bag has everything! With the black trim, it reminds me of a granny square blanket you might find on the back of someone’s couch, hehe. Wish I could pull off a bag like this, but #1 I don’t carry bags, and #2 it wouldn’t look as good on me as it does on Marjan!
This Month’s Giveaway is actually two! Enter in the respective giveaway below.
One winner will receive two skeins of Bernat’s Cottonish Yarn. This is a beautiful lightweight #3 cotton/acrylic blend yarn that has sadly been discontinued. I have used this yarn in the past to make my Chevron Shoulder Bag. When Yarnspirations recently changed their site, they removed all the discontinued yarns from search as well as the patterns made from these yarns, so you can only find inspiration on Ravelry. There is also a knitted pattern on the label.
Another winner will receive a $25 Etsy Gift Card! It will be purchased in USD so if you use a different currency, to use the gift card, you will need to temporarily change your currency in the settings. Once finished with the purchase, change the currency back.
Must be 18 years or older to enter. Open to all countries. Void where prohibited. Winner has 48 hours to respond to email notification, or another winner will be chosen. Helena of CrochetNCrafts is responsible for Bernat Cottonish fulfillment, and Alexandra of EyeLoveKnots is responsible for Etsy Gift Card fulfillment.
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Just made that apple washcloth. Nice easy, fun, and quick washcloth. Thank you.
Love to hear that! Share it with us at this party 🙂 If you don’t have a blog, you can link up to a Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter post, Ravelry finished project…
Carol D says
Lots of fun – and lovely – things to make for Christmas gifts! I’m late starting this year so have to play catch-up!
Thanks for the chance to win – winning yarn would surely help in getting some of my Christmas gifts done! Tight, retirement budget means careful shopping – and all that yarn adds up!
It sure does! I am a little behind on my Christmas gifts too…::sighs::… #thestrugglesofahandmadechristmas. 😉
l p says
working on Christmas gifts all year ’round. whenever I see a pattern I like, I get the materials and when there’s a quiet moment, get started. thanks
I really try to do this. I have been thinking of Christmas gifts since June, and ugh, I haven’t started any of them! Shame on me. Maybe next year. Hehe
I start work on Christmas stuff in December with ornaments for the next year. Then I work all year round on gifts for my 25 friends and family members. With the excess yarn I take the time to make scarves, hats, ear warmers and gloves for the homeless which we deliver just before Thanksgiving.
your posts ignite my creativity and supply great ideas for gifts throughout the year. Thank you.
I try to make goodies for my family for Christmas. I do something handmade for each of my nieces and nephews, but not so much for the grown ups. It’s harder when you live in a year round hot climate to crochet for everyone. I will say, I love the idea of donating handmade goods to the homeless – they definitely appreciate all the items. So awesome that you take the time to do that! I sometimes work up preemie hats for an organization called The Preemie Project. It’s another great organization. Warms my heart to know a tiny little baby is going to be cozy wearing one of my hats. Thanks so much for taking the time to drop me a line, WJ!
Theresa Faria says
I am hoping to finish at least one familys, sharks, mermaid this month, then 5 more… At least colors are different.
Woah. I have been wanting to try a mermaid cozy thing for my little cousin, but it just seems like a lot of work, and I haven’t been able to find the time. Can’t imagine 6! Best of luck.