Wednesday Facebook Fan Favorite… Week 15

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15 weeks of fan favorites… We have been having a ton of fun over on Facebook and here checking out all the Free Crochet Pattern finds!!!  I think the weather must be changing… This weeks Fan Favorite looks like something we all want to cozy up in… It also looks simple and quick to make!   If you missed it over on Facebook or you are new to this segment… Here is this weeks Facebook Fan Favorite…

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Simple Crochet Shrug by Lion Brand Yarns… This is one of my favorites and if you would like to make one… Click Here for the Free Pattern!  Head over and become a fan on Facebook to see all the Daily Free Pattern Finds!

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Other items of interest…  Don’t miss out on voting for your choice of my Viewer’s Choice Crochet-A-Long…  We already have more than 270 votes…Starting January 2014  you can join the fun with other Beatrice Ryan Design fans and make a fabulous Crochet Project together!!  Click on the tab at the top right to cast your vote… Voting ends December 15th,,, I will reveal some hints of the pattern shortly after.  ~~~  You can also join in more fun over on Ravlery on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Crochet-A-Long Group… We already have 38 members  and I hope to see you there too!  We will be having live chat times and group discussion while we all work on the project together!

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Have a great week,,, Elena

Tuesday Tidbit……

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A New Craftroom/Yarn Room…..

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This weekend I decided do a little “Spring Cleaning” on some very chilly days…  When we bought our house 15 years ago we added a small extra room for a bedroom…  After my older children grew up and moved out,,, It became a storage room/junk room… I am sure many of you can relate…

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Fast forward 10+ years later…We kept adding “storage items” and never went back in to get anything out!!!  You can imagine,,, Boxes, toys, clothes, crafts and yes… MICE!  Yesterday I decided to make it into my very own “Craft Room”!  The thought of my very own room,,, used only for Beatrice Ryan Designs… OMG… That would be amazing!!!!

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I wasn’t brave enough to take before pictures…but,,, I did start snapping progress pictures!  Going through the house and garages,,, I scrounged furniture, shelving, cabinets, rugs and anything I could find to make this dream happen… But first came the mounds of what I needed to remove…It seemed like I would never make progress,,, Several garbage bags, a good vacuum and some great music blaring… and within a few hours it started to take shape!  … Here are a few quick pics of what has been accomplished!

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Black Computer Cabinet… Wool Antique Rug and my cat making sure there are no more mice!

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Large Inherited Chest of Drawers,,, Hooks and Needles and a Geisha Fabric Wall Hanging (Fun Project!

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Great Comfy Sofa,,, Needed a little repair on a cushion from the mice…

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Hand-me-down TV Cabinet.. My Acrylic Yarn Collection Stash and a Silver Teapot Collection…

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This is just half of the room done… The other half is still crazy… Lots of yarn to put a way still, and a closet to clean out to put storage drawer in…  I still need to paint… but for now the white walls are great… Just a place of my own and a modge podge design…

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I will post more pics as I make my way around the room…

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Happy Monday!  Elena

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Christmas and Crochet-A-Long is just around the corner!!

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Wow… Just 4 1/2 weeks and Christmas will be here!!! I better get going on my crochet projects… I need to keep my fingers working,,, This is the busiest season for crochet sales…  Hats are flying off the shelf… Once the season starts to change and we get chilly days, Hats are my biggest seller…  But, as far as  having a great variety, Children’s items are great too!  So this morning I started a great Sweet Baby Hoodie  by Bernat Design Studio, not only is it cute,,, but it is a free pattern… I would love to put a couple of these in the shop for Christmas shoppers!

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Sweet Baby Hoodie by Bernat Design Studio/My progress picture this morning

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I also have started a pair of knitted socks for my daughter… Last year she asked me to make her a pair with Christmas Yarn… I didn’t have time last year,,, So I thought I would give it a try for this year… Several years ago I took a knitting class at the Jr College here for Sock Knitting… So much fun!  One of the best parts that came out of it (besides learning how to knit socks) was I got the job as an adjunct crochet teacher for the college… One of the best jobs I ever scored… Not only did I get to teach what I love,,, but I was paid a nice fee for it too!

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My start of Knitted Christmas socks…

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Another fun new part of Beatrice Ryan Designs… I opened  a CAL (Crochet A Long) group on Ravelry…  As you know,,, We are taking a vote for a Viewer’s Choice CAL starting in January 2014… If you are interested in the CAL,,, The pattern will be posted here each week starting in January  and you can cast your vote at the top of this page by clicking on the Crochet-A-Long tab,,,, And you also can follow along and be part of a large group over on Ravelry…  Click here to join in at Ravelry!

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Have a great Weekend!!!!

Elena

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