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The Craftys Awards – Nominations now open

Craftys Awards time

It’s time for The Craftys Awards and that means nominating your favorite crafter.   The Craftsy Awards were created to celebrate the best of DIY and Crafts.  The categories range from traditional such as knitting, crocheting, sew, and scrapbooking to a category known as “geek crafts.”     The Craftsy awards were launched in 2014.   This is such a great way to recognize our creative community.   Crafters have submitted so many awesome projects that selecting a winner will not be an easy task.

Craftys award

Craftys award

I am so honored to have been selected as one of the judges for this year.  Here is the list of the other judges.  So many talented people on the judges panel.

The Editors of Babble
Marisa Pawelko – Modern Surrealist
Yolanda Soto Lopez – All Crafts Channel
Marly Bird – Yarn Thing Podcast
Beth Kingston – Kingston Crafts
Vickie Howell – DIY Network / HGTV
Ed Roth – Stencil 1
Mark Montano – Big Ass Book of Crafts
Galit Lebow – FoodStirs
Amber Kemp-Gerstel – Damask Love




The best in show winner will receive $1,000 and each category winner will receive $200.

Some of the  Categories include the following.  Please go to  to a complete list and instructions/rules to enter:

  • Baby Crafts
  • Craft Blogger
  • Crochet
  • Knitting
  • Decorative Painting/ Mixed Medium
  • Edible Crafts
  • Geek Crafts
  • General Crafts
  • Sewing

The winners will be announced in a Live stream in February 2017 from New York City.  There are so many great sponsors for the Craftsy Awards.   If you are a creator and would like to participate you can nominate yourself or another person for an award.  Please go to the website in order to enter. and learn all about The Craftys awards.  You will also be able to see the complete list of categories and sponsors.  Each year this event has grown. with over 400,000 votes submitted.

Here is a link with the official rules:  Official Rules

Good luck and get those nominations in.  Let’s do our part to get recognization for all of those awesome crafters out there.

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Announcing Yarnspirations Yarn Giveaway Winners!

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This is a short post to announce the winners of the Yarnspirations Yarn Giveaway.   This giveaway is a way to thank all of my blog members.   The winners will be able to select 10 skeins of their choice from among the yarns sold by Yarnspirations.   The 3 winners have been notified to the email they used when they become members of this blog.  They will have until next Thursday, April 21 at 5pm (PST) to claim their prize.

The mail contains all instructions to claim prizes.  If they do not respond within that time to claim their prize a new winner will be chosen to take their place.   Remember only those people living in the USA and Canada are eligible to enter and win.

The first winner is:   Saundra Shackelford 


The second winner is:   Margaret Ellis


The third winner is:   Ivette Gutierrez


If you didn’t win don’t despair, I have man more giveaways and some contests planned for the rest of 2016.  To be eligible you simply need to be a member of this blog.  It is free and your information is always kept confidential.  The sign up box is along the right hand side of this blog.    Be sure to become a member today if you haven’t already done so.

I want to thank my friends are Yarnspirations for their generosity and support.   Please help me in Congratulating all the winners.  Thank you all for your support.   I love you all so much.    Please be sure to follow me on all my other social media sites.  The icons are here at the bottom.


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Yarnspirations Yarn Giveaway! Enter for a chance to win 10 skeins of your choice

UPDATE:  This giveaway is now closed.  Winners have been notified.  Thank you.

It’s Giveaway Time! 

Some of my favorite things are giveaways.  To thank all of my blog members I have partnered with my friends at Yarnspirations to do a giveaway.   This one is a little different than most.  This time Yarnspirations is allowing the winner to choose 10 skeins of their choice.    This is great because if you have a project in mind you can select the yarn you want to use.  They can be all of one type of yarn of all different.   Yarnspirations is the maker of Pattons, Bernat, Caron and Sugar ‘n Cream yarns.  I think winners may have a tough time making their yarn selections.

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Let’s celebrate 2016 with a Giveaway – Crochet and Knit Animal Lovie Books!


Let’s celebrate 2016 with a giveaway.  A choice of my Crochet or Knit Animal Lovie Blanket books.. woohoo!

I can’t believe it’s already 2016 and almost the end of January!  Where does the time go?  It seems the older I get the faster time seems to go.  I remember being a small child and feeling like a year to forever to end.  I wanted it to get to the end of course because that meant Christmas.   2015 was full of so many fun and new experiences.  One of them of course was release of my Crochet Animal Lovie book.   Later that year I completed a Knit Animal Crochet book which was released this month January 2016.   Some of you may have already seen it.

Both books are available at Joann’s,  Hobby Lobby and Walmart.  Some people have told me they have found it at other stores as well.  The Crochet Animal Lovie book also has a mini-book format that is available for sale only at Wal-Mart.  Unfortunately the Knit Animal Lovie book will not be made into the mini-book format.    Both books are also available for purchase online from   They also have a downloadable version.

I want to host a giveaway to welcome in 2016.  I will be giving away 3 signed copies of my Animal Lovie book.  The winners will be able to choose either the Crochet or Knit version.  I realize that everyone does both so this will give everyone a chance to choose the book the prefer.

To enter this giveaway just

1) become a member of this blog (It’s free and your info is never shared)  and

2)  add a comment below.  Something like “I want to win the Crochet Animal Lovie book”  or  knit book.

That’s it.   In 7 days I will choose the winners.  I will announce the winners with a follow-up blog post AFTER the winners have been notified.   The giveaway is opened worldwide.

These lovies are so fun and addictive to make.  They make perfect  gifts.   I hope you will enter the giveaway today and Good Luck!

P.S.- Be sure to share the post with your crafting friends.  Sharing is caring!  XOXO


Crochet Lovie Book

Crochet Lovie Book

Crochet Lovie Book

Crochet Lovie Book

Knit Lovie Book

Knit Lovie Book

Knit Lovie Book

Knit Lovie book by Yolanda Soto-Lopez


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Michael’s Gift Card Giveaway Winners

Michaels Gift Card Giveaway

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Announcing Winners! 

This is a quick posting to announce the winners of my Christmas giveaway.   The winners of the giveaway have been notified via email.

The notifications were sent to the emails of record.  ( the email used to become a member).

$50 Gift Card –  salemlady 6534

$15 Gift Card  –   Christine95762

2 Patterns from my Ravelry store (their choice) –  Annie_elaine
Congratulations to all the winners.   Please be sure to keep reading the posts more great prizes and contests will be happening in 2016.

I also have a special project I will be announcing at the end of the month with a colleague.



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