What Rejection Feels Like….

Yup, you read that right. Rejection. I got my first "sorry, your pattern is not for our magazine" e-mail last week.  It was the first pattern I ever submitted to a magazine. So, what does it feel like to get that e-mail? Well, I think its best to first  talk about what it doesn't feel …

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Smashlee Stitches Patterns

So, over the past month or so I've been working on a few pattern designs. I learned so much when I took the course Pattern Writing 101 ( you can read my review on the course here.) In that course we got to design a pattern with the intention of publishing. I am so proud …

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Knittin’ Little Summer 2016 Collection – Review

Its review time!!! A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to get a copy of  Knittin' Little Summer 2016 Pattern collection. I had randomly come across the website while browsing twitter one day and I am so glad our virtual paths crossed. If you've never heard of Knittin' Little I strongly urge you check out …

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5 Reasons to love Canadian knitters

1. We are experts in cold weather!   In my almost 32 years of existence I have seen snow in every month of the year.  So, if you need cold weather apparel ask a Canadian, we know best. 2. Speaking of cold weather, let me introduce you to the toque.  Know simply as a winter …

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this week in my etsy shop… Beanies!!!

Featured in my Etsy shop this week are three beanies that I absolutely adore. Designed and knit by me, these hats come in two sizes, slouchy and regular.   The light brown hat is  9" in length, the cream is 11' and blue hat is a little more slouchy at  11.5". They are sized to …

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100 Rejection letters here I come!!!

Last week I wrote about how I was going to be brave and start a 100 rejection email challenge. I love designing but, its scary putting your self out there to essentially be judged by magazine and book editors. I'm still feeling rather brave so, after I wrote last Wednesday's blog post , I went …

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Pattern Writing 101

Recently, I completed a design course called "pattern writing 101" from KnitDesigns by Tian. As many of you already know I've designed and sell a few pattern on Ravelry and my etsy shop. For the most part, I was winging it. I studied how other designers wrote their patterns and essentially taught myself how to …

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Monday = goal setting! Let’s do this!!

Last week I posted 4 goals I wanted to accomplish with my knitting. You can read last weeks post here but, as quick recap I had 4 main goals. 1. Finish the peacock blanket 2.  Knit a tutu 3. Blog everyday 4. Knit myself a hat. I'm very proud to say most of the list …

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Third time is a charm!

I was gonna do a Pinterest post tonight but.... I got something better to blog about. After crocheting an afghan and then 102 peacock feathers. Then sewing 102 peacock feathers on the blanket. Then deciding I hate it. Then taking 102 peacock feathers off the blanket. Ruining 5 peacock feathers. crocheting 5 more peacock feathers. …

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