72 Hour Flash Sale!

72 hour flash sale!

While you’re here, be sure to subscribe to the blog so you’ll always be in the “know”!

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The Miss Dolly Skirt & Kerchief crochet pattern is on sale at 40% off for the next 72 hours only!

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Model photos courtesy of Yarn Medley’s From The Heart

Hurry on over to my Ravelry Shop and use coupon code DOLLY40 at checkout to receive your 40% off discount of the Miss Dolly Skirt & Kerchief crochet pattern! Flash sale expires 7/26/14 11:59 p.m. MDT.

~ Wendy

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Sea Breeze Slippers & Happy Friday!

1HTslipsfbI had the extreme pleasure in testing the newly released pattern “Sea Breeze Slippers” from Pattern Paradise! And… let me tell you, I <3 them…

In fact I enjoyed the pattern so much, I not only made a size 7-8 for myself, but then made another pair (size 5-6) for my beautiful mother as a gift.

1momSBslips2When in the house, my new Sea Breeze Slippers are always donned! I really enjoyed using the houndstooth stitch pattern and the soles are doubled for extra padding and comfort. The pattern is written with left and right slippers for added comfort and goes from a size 5 through size 11. To distinguish right/left slippers, I added yarn bows to mine and cute little pom-poms to Mom’s… I do so <3 me some cute pom-poms!

Overall, this pattern gets five out of five stars from me! Excellent job, Pattern Paradise! You can find the pattern on sale through 7/19 for the special release price in Maria’s Ravelry Shop :)

Happy Friday!

~ Wendy


Mystery FLASH SALE!

IT’S A MYSTERY AND THE GAME IS  CATCHING FIRE ALL OVER THE WORLD!!!

One of the crochet patterns in my Ravelry Shop is on sale for 40% off — which one could it be?

I would be remiss in my duties as the blogger of this website if I didn’t encourage you to subscribe to this blog ———————————————–> right there! :)

After you’ve hunted and squelched your hunger and solved the mystery, use coupon code MYSTERY40 at checkout to receive your 40% discount! If you’d like to return kindness, it would be awesome if you would add the listing to your favorites!

mysteryGood luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

~ Wendy


Happy Birthday Mommy and a Giddy Giggle!

I am just thrilled to share with you that I joined Oombawka Designs Link & Share Wednesday last week with my Sunny’s Sunhat pattern…. and guess what…

Sunny’s Sunhat came in #1 — hence my giddy giggle.

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Link & Share Wednesday is a weekly – so head on over to Rhondda’s and submit yours for week 50!

To celebrate my beautiful Mother’s 73rd birthday (the pattern’s namesake) Sunny’s Sunhat  and the pattern’s week in the spotlight of Link & Share Wednesday, the pattern will be on sale at 40% off in my Ravelry shop through July 12th midnight MDT.

Happy Birthday Mommy!!!

~ Wendy


Happy Trails To You…

On a visit to Kauai a couple of years ago, my husband picked up a trail hat to use as a sun hat. Here in the Rockies it is very sunny. Did you know that the Denver, Colorado area gets an average of 300 days a year of sunshine? Well, they do! So hubs pulled out his trusty trail hat for our walks up here at the 9,000 foot elevation. I, of course, don my Sunny’s SunHat. Our little #9 g-kiddo needed a hat like Papa’s!

So through inspiration from Papa’s hat and what seemed like a zillion Gaucho hat images, I sat down and designed the hat. But… I wanted it to be a trail hat – so designed it so the brim sides can be buttoned “up”, and it had to have a chin tie too. Jax loves his hat and as soon as he hears “walk”, he puts on his toddler-sized Gaucho TrailHat and becomes the “sundance kid” !

The pattern works up pretty quickly with nice results. The crown and brim of the Gaucho TrailHat are extra sturdy and it offers wonderful shade. I designed the hat to be very low-maintenance, using Lily Sugar’n Cream 100% cotton yarn. The sides have a stitch pattern that offers a nice venting effect. The pattern is sized from toddler to adult and is unisex – works up really cute in pink, too!  If you, too, would like to make a crocheted Gaucho TrailHat, you can find the pattern in my shop.

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Happy trails to you, until we meet again…

♥ ~ Wendy


Sunny’s SunHat Crochet Pattern Release

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I released my newest crochet pattern, Sunny’s SunHat. The summer season has arrived – YAY!!!

First a little back-story on the design of the hat. I wanted something substantial and sturdy, yet easy to keep – kind of a grab-and-go sun hat without millinery supplies and nothing that would be damaged if I wanted to fold it up and put it in my bag. So I went yarn stash diving and found my trusty Lily Sugar’n Cream and went to town making the hat, worked it up in four sizes, baby to adult, added the two removable hatbands, flower and bow (which also double as headbands, too). Sent the pattern into testing – I love my testers – they are awesome! Then it was time to name the sun hat… hmmm, I wanted a special name for this hat, so chose my mother’s name “Sunny” – and there ya go – Sunny’s SunHat!

With every size covered in the pattern, it makes a great Mommy & Me set and/or sibling hats! The brim is not super wide, yet offers nice shade.

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If you’d like a copy of the pattern, head on over to the shop.

♥ ~Wendy


The “Dani Purse” free pattern

So when testers from The Happy Hookers Hangout on Ravelry were testing my “Miss Dolly Skirt & Kerchief set” pattern, one of the great testers, Lori (WillowRavenStorm), came up with a matching purse to go with her set that she was making for a friend’s little person (Dani). So in kind return, when she posted her purse pattern to be tested, I jumped at the chance – cuz it’s just DING-DANG-DARLING and goes perfectly with the skirt & kerchief.

Well, I did make it up and in record time =

just a g-baby nap’s worth (est. 2 hours) LOL

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Lori has released the pattern on Ravelry for FREE, Friends – yes, and it’s a Free Ravelry Download (bonus!)! If you’re looking for a sweet little person’s “envelope-type” purse,

then this is the one for you – The Dani Purse!

♥ Wendy


Friends of The Dolly Skirt & Kerchief Pattern

So a few weeks ago I released a new crochet pattern “The Miss Dolly Skirt & Kerchief”, inspired by “Miss Dolly” herself! Fond memories of watching the television program “The Grand ‘Ole Opry” and thinking to myself just how pretty Miss Dolly was. So I worked up my pattern and sent it out for testing. I love every single one of the sets my awesome pattern testers produced and today would like to showcase the beautiful results of their talents, and acknowledge each and every one of them!

Thank you to Chris, Cj, Diane, Kristin, Liz, Lori, Nondas and Sarah! Just look at the results – AWESOME POSSUM!

You can find the pattern on SPECIAL SATURDAY SALE for $4.00 today (reg. $5.50) on Ravelry by clicking on this link: “The Miss Dolly Skirt & Kerchief”  no coupon required. There is even a bonus in the pattern, as Lori designed a sweet flower pattern for her kerchief and kindly allowed me to include that in the pattern – thank you, Lori!

When you make your project, head on over to my Facebook page – The Hooked Haberdasher – and share what you hooked up for your “Miss Dolly”!  ♥ Wendy

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Happy Monday & Weekend Recap

21ft-bradley-house-mainA few times a year, a group of us “crafters” gather for the weekend at this beautiful B&B in Folsom, California. This past weekend we did just that! It all started 12 years ago with friends and family who scrapbook/papercraft. Now our group is about 50/50 – scrapbookers and fiberartists. As fortune would have it, our daughter was able to join me this weekend, along with five wonderful friends. Our hosts treat us with mouth-watering breakfasts, and then us “guests” collaborate meal assignments – think 7-8 highly creative, fun-loving, women all gathering together, laughing, chatting, creating and, yes, even “napping”!

The venue is so eclectic, it was also a wonderful opportunity to get in some modeling photog for my Huntress Morgan Cowl Cross-Body Vest pattern/design. I hooked one up for Leslie as a birthday gift. You can find the pattern for this fun and functional garment in my Ravelry Store.

She loves it and agreed to model for me… Now I could be a bit biased (not really), but I think she should quit her day job and go into modeling – don’t you?!? :)

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