Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Katniss Inspiried Catching Fire Cowl

So if you aren't aware, I am a huge fan of The Hunger Games. I have read the series about 5-10 times (no joke) and watched the first movie about 50 times. I have not yet gotten to see Catching Fire... no saddened by this. But I'm sure I will soon.

A photo was floating around with Katniss in her cowl.


So I decided to do a search to see if I could find a pattern for it. I knew I wanted to use a bulky or super bulky yarn to make it look as close as possible, but I have only crocheted with it a few times. It was not time for me to design with it.

I found this pattern:
http://cogaroocrafts.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/crochet-katniss-cowl-free-pattern/

And modified it to fit how I wanted it to. I used Hometown USA in Houston Cream as the pattern requested.


I will soon be posting this in more colors, such as Heather Gray and Charcoal Gray.

If you are interested in ordering, you can message me on my facebook page, or visit my Etsy store here:

Friday, November 22, 2013

NEW PATTERN - Heartbeat Ear Warmer & Fingerless Gloves

I released a new pattern today! Yay! I am so excited about it and getting some of the best feedback about it too. I have more ideas for use of this design, but wanted to allow you all to use these two first. I already have the adult beanie pattern done.


It is available on Ravelry and Craftsy. I am hoping to get in on Etsy a little later.

Side note - I had an accident today and ran my head into the metal rail for a garage door. I have a nice slit about my eye making it difficult to see and of course, a headache to go along with it all. So ouch... and not completely with it.

Ravelry:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heartbeat-ear-warmer

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heartbeat-fingerless-gloves

Craftsy:

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/heartbeat-ear-warmer/77336

http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/heartbeat-fingerless-gloves/77337

The patterns are currently on sale for 40% off, making them $2.40 each, until 11/28. If you check out my Facebook page, I have a giveaway running until 11/23 at 7PM ET.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Winners Announced - Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Thank you to all the fans who entered! I am thankful to have you all as fans! :)

The winners have been chosen!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

If there is a questions as to if it's you, don't be afraid to ask! You should receive an e-mail to the address registered with Facebook.

Anyone who registered for Circumnews.com via my referral link will receive a separate e-mail! :)

Congrats to all those who won!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thanksgiving giveaway!

I know it's a little early, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I don't want to put my giveaway in the middle of the holidays, so instead, I am starting the giveaway at midnight tonight  (technically 11/9)! And it will run for the next week - until midnight 11/16! :)

It's pretty simple. And you will get a shot at 2 patterns of choice... And since I am so thankful for my fans, I am giving FIVE WINNERS 2 patterns each! (You can choose $10 credit toward finished product if you win instead if you do not crochet!)



Here's what you have to do (on the Rafflecopter app):

1) Like my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CherishableCreations

2) Follow my blog: http://cherishablecreations.blogspot.com/

And then, if you want to get extra entries:

3) Join circumnews.com via my referral link: http://circumnews.com/p29677

 For more information on my experience with circumnews, you can read my post here: http://cherishablecreations.blogspot.com/2013/11/making-money-circumnews.html

Each person who registers will automatically win 1 pattern.
I will send an e-mail to the stated for you to choose a pattern. If you do not crochet, we can work something out as an extra thank you.

4) Leave a blog comment

5) Share the giveaway

So that's it! Now, go ahead and enter on the Rafflecopter widget for your entries to count.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope everyone enjoys the giveaway! And good luck!! :) Once again, thank you!!!



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Circumnews - Legit or Scam?

Who doesn't love FREE MONEY?

Okay, so this is not crochet related. I recently found this new company, Circumnews.com. The website pays you to read articles. So far, it is fantastic! I signed up about an hour ago. I've already made $46.40!! It only takes a few minutes!

Here is my screenshot:



Here's what you do:

1) Go to: http://circumnews.com/p29677
2) Enter your information. You don't even need to give out a bunch of personal information, like your address or phone number. Just your name and a paypal account e-mail address. Please remember to make sure your password for Circumnews is different than Paypal. In case this does turn out to be a scam, we don't want them to fish your paypal account.
3) Click "Read News"
4) Click the article you want to read
5) Click confirm
6) Answer the captcha
7) Money goes in your circumnews account, about $2 per article.

You get $9 for every person who follows your referral link and signs up. Plus you get 10% of their earnings. :)

Now the bad news... you cannot cash out until you reach $100. And it takes about 14 days to get deposited into your paypal account.

Update 11.08.2013 - First Cash Out

Yesterday, my account status was changed to active (from beginner), so now each article is worth $2.10. :) But after the first 15 articles, more have not been loaded.

Less than 24 hours after signing up and I've already cashed out over $100.


Since it says it takes up to 14 business days for payment, I should have my first payment by the end of the month, or the first few days of December because of Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving. Since the company's website and server are based in Ukraine, I am not sure who's business days they refer.

I will continue to update as I make progress.

Update 11.10.2013 - Raised payout minimum

I am currently sitting with about $50 in my account. I did some research and on another blog, someone commented that their payout minimum was raised. So of course, I went to check mine. Yes, it has been raised. The minimum payout is $350. The FAQ still states the payout minimum to be $100, so it is unsure if this is a glitch or something the company is changing.

Update 11.12.2013 - New articles and account status

As I said, I would continue to update this post with any new updates. So today I logged on and there were 10 new articles. After reading 5 of those, my account status changed to "professional." So now, my articles are showing as $2.20 each. :) I still have a little bit to go before the $350 minimum payout I need, but I will continue to work towards it. It seems to be a pattern for new articles to be added about every 3 days. So I will expect some new ones on 11.15.2013.

Update 12.03.2013 - Checking in

I have yet to receive my payment. I am attempting to stay optimistic. It is right around the 14 business day mark. I have not seen any proof pics from others yet either. Another blogger has received a few photos, but she believes they are doctored. My balance is currently over the new minimum of $350. The site does seem to have been updated as it runs faster and articles have been added more frequently.

Update 01.10.2014 - No payment

 I have yet to receive a payment and have also received a major spike in my spam e-mail. I am sorry to everyone who signed up through my referral link. I had high hopes the this would be a crazily easy way to make money; but I'm afraid it's likely just a scam to get e-mail addresses. :( I will not be updating this post any further unless I do receive a payment, so you if do not see any further updates, I have not received a payment.


Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Feature! :)

Happy Friday! I hope everyone was able to enjoy their Halloween yesterday! And since it's Friday, it's time for another Feature Friday!!

Today's Friday Feature is Laura B. from Chalooby Baby Boutique!!



Nicole began crocheting 15 years ago, and was inspired to start her business by her 3 daughters. She opened her business in November of 2011. Since then, the product line has grown significantly & she's added one more baby (boy!) to the Chalooby Baby family!

Nicole offers crocheted hats, photography props, pettiskirts, scarves, baptismal gowns, and she accepts most custom orders. She never imaged her art would reach so many people. Crocheting is her passion and she is very blessed to be able to earn money to support her family doing something she absolutely loves.

You have to love a passion like that!

Here's a few of her items.



And because I'm from the Hershey area, you know I love these types of hats...


Be sure to check out her shop and give her a "Like" or "Favorite"

If you would like to be the next Friday Feature, just fill out this form:



Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Feature! :)

Another Friday, another feature! :)

Today's Friday Feature is Nicole from Rainbow Kisses & Butterfly Wishes!!!




Nicole started crocheting in April 2012 when making a bunny ears hat for her daughter. The demand was so great that by July 1st, Nicole opened online and has been successful ever since. Nicole has hosted a few multi-vendor auctions to help other vendors as well. 

Here are a few photos of her work:




This is just a sampling of Nicole's work, so make sure to check out her pages to see more!


To be the next Friday Feature, fill out this form and you'll be featured in an upcoming post!




Wednesday, October 23, 2013

PATTERN SALE!! :)

For those who haven't seen yet, I have a PATTERN SALE on Ravelry!! :)

You can choose from any 4 of these patterns and get 40% OFF, no coupon needed!

Convertible Chevron Slouch and Cowl







Friday, October 18, 2013

Friday Feature! :)

Today's Friday Feature is Brandy from brandylynncreations!



Brandy started by making a coaster for a friend as a Christmas present and she became hooked. ;) She opened her Etsy shop in 2011 and has been making one of a kind items for family and customers. Business has really picked up this year and she is so happy to be able to do what she loves! :)


 

Photo: Custom order for Nita :-) Go Hokies !

Check out her pages and give her a "like" or "favorite!"



If you would like to be one of the upcoming Friday Features, fill out this form:

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Feature! :)




This Friday Feature belongs to Brittany of Wonderland of Hats!



Brittany has been crocheting since she was 5 years old with her great grandma. She fell in love with the art and has not stopped since that summer. When people started asking her how much she would charge to make an item, she decided to open up shop. Her shop was set up in May 2011. Check out her page below and give her a "like."




If you would like to be our next "Friday Feature," fill out this form and you may be next:




Saturday, October 5, 2013

Giveaway Winners Announced

The giveaway ended last night, so without further ado, here are the winners:

5 patterns of choice to 1 winner
(1) Michelle Parson

1 pattern of choice to 5 winners -
(1) Tracy Heyer
(2) Becky Dirlam
(3) Jaime DeVries
(4) Katherine Lancy
(5) Oressa Heilig

$10 credit to 2 winners - 
(1) Tasha Starks
(2) Angie Blackwell

I had to switch a credit winner to a pattern winner since there were only 2 credit entries.

Please contact me to claim your prize within 48 hours. You can PM me on facebook, or e-mail me. :)

cherishablecreations@yahoo.com

All winners will then have 30 days to use their pattern selections or credit. 

Congrats to ALL the winners!! :) Thank you for joining in this giveaway! 

Another giveaway is planned for a 4,000 fan mark, but I've still got a couple months for that yet.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday Feature! :)

This Friday's Feature belongs to Jessica at Kountry Girl Kreations!



Jessica is one of my loyal testers. She is from MA. We seem to make similar items, as she not only crochets, but make hooks as well. :) She is much more talented with the clay than I am though. She also designs her own patterns, such as s Sleepy Owl hat, Charlie the Horse hat, and a Boob beanie. Check out her pages listed below and give her a "like" or follow.
                 

You can "like" her Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/KountryGirlKreations

You can follow her blog here:
http://www.kountrygirlkreations1.blogspot.com/

And here are some other sites to visit:
http://www.craftsy.com/user/851381/pattern-store

http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kountry-girl-kreations


https://www.etsy.com/shop/KountryGirlKreations




If you would like to be one of my Friday Features, fill out this form and you may just be next! :)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HXSRoNO4tBva0dQO1tSkCnvUH5Zp9Xpk9lHzDxpRc9w/viewform

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Free Pattern - Star Hexagon Dishcloth

I promised more free patterns, so here's one I recently came up with.

Star Hexagon Dishcloth




Materials Needed:
H hook
Cotton WW yarn

Finished Item size: 7 1/2 inches without loop

Abbreviations:
CH = Chain
ST = Stitch
SLST = Slip Stitch
YO = Yarn over
SC = Single crochet
DC = Double crochet


Star cluster = YO, insert hook in ST, YO, pull up a loop, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook in same ST, YO, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 3 loops.


Pattern:

Round 1:     Begin with magic circle (or CH 3, join w/ SLST to form circle), CH 2, YO, insert hook in same ST, YO, pull up a loop, YO pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops [counts as 1st Star cluster], CH 2, *Star cluster, CH 2.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join w/ SLST to 1st Star cluster. FO.

Round 2:     Join w/ new color to any CH-2 space. CH 3, (2 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) in CH-2 space. (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) in each CH-2 space around. Join w/ SLST to CH-3.

Round 3:     CH 4, (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) in CH-2 space, CH 1, *DC between 3DC clusters, CH 1, (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) in next CH-2 space, CH 1.*
Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join w/ SLST to 3rd CH of beginning CH.

Round 4:     CH 3, DC in CH-1 space before 3DC cluster, CH 1, (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) in next CH-2 space, CH 1, 2 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1, *2 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1, (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) in next CH-2 space, CH 1, 2 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1.*
Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join w/ SLST to CH-3.

Round 5:     CH 4, 3 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1, (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) in next CH-2 space, CH 1, 3 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1, *DC in CH-1 space between 2DC clusters, CH 1, 3 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1, (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) in next CH-2 space, CH 1, 3 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1.*
Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join w/ SLST to 3rd CH of beginning CH.

Round 6:     CH 3, DC in CH-1 space before 3DC cluster, CH 1, 3 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1, (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) in next CH-2 space, CH 1, 3 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1, 2 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1, *2 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1, 3 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1, (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) in next CH-2 space, CH 1, 3 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1, 2 DC in CH-1 space, CH 1.*
Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join w/ SLST to CH-3. FO.

Round 7:     Join w/ SLST to middle DC of 3DC cluster to the right of any corner. CH 1, SC in same ST, SC in next ST, 2 SC in CH-2 space, SC in next 2 STs.
CH 10. Turn work. SLST in 1st SC of the round.
CH 1, Turn work. 20 SC in CH-10 loop. SC in next ST of Round 6. SC in each DC and CH space, placing 2 SC in each CH-2 space. Join w/ SLST to 1st SC of the loop.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Mine have come in handy. I hope you enjoy the pattern! :)

Feel free to comment with how much you enjoy the pattern or with any questions! :) I love feedback!


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Free Patterns, Giveaway, and so much more...

There's a lot going on right now at Cherishable Creations.

1.      I've got a free pattern out for testing. The pattern will be placed on the blog on Thursday. :)

2.     Of course, there's the GIVEAWAY! 
http://cherishablecreations.blogspot.com/2013/09/giveaway.html

3.     Preparing for our Friday Feature. This Friday's feature spot is already confirmed, but if you are interested in being the feature for any future Friday, please fill out this form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HXSRoNO4tBva0dQO1tSkCnvUH5Zp9Xpk9lHzDxpRc9w/viewform

4.     We hope to be donating to Boomer Beanies e-book for donations to ShopKimberlie. Her son is undergoing another hip surgery (as I type this). So I bought one of ShopKimberlie's patterns to help out and I hope to donate 1-2 of my patterns to this e-book in support.

5.     Preparing for a December craft show. I have just sewn my first crayon roll for my daughter. So I think I'll sew up some more of those and maybe crochet some shape sets (the pattern purchased from ShopKimberlie).

I think I covered most of what's happening around here. Look for the new free pattern on Thursday. :)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Giveaway!! :)

Yup, that's right! Time for a giveaway!

In an attempt to gain followers to provide you with more free patterns, I have started a giveaway!

It will begin at 12:00 AM ET on 09/28/2013 and end 10/05/2013.

The prizes you ask?

5 patterns of choice to 1 winner
1 pattern of choice to 4 winners
$10 credit to 3 winners

What do you have to do?

Follow this blog - Mandatory
Like Cherishable Creations on Facebook - Mandatory
Leave a comment on this blog
Share the giveaway

Go to this link:
https://www.facebook.com/CherishableCreations?sk=app_228910107186452

Or mobile users may use this link:
http://bit.ly/YLnSVx

I will announce the winners shortly after the giveaway ends. Winners will have 48 hours to claim prizes.


Welcome to the blog!

I am restarting my blog in order to use Blogger instead of WordPress, but I still may end up keeping my Wordpress blog as well. I would like to start offering new patterns for free and need a great place to put them. :)

Welcome! This is the start of the new blog! I will be keeping everyone up-to-date on ventures with Cherishable Creations. This includes sales, patterns, and giveaways!

We have a lot of places you can find us; so here’s the list:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CherishableCreations

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CherishableCreations?ref=si_shop

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/cherishable-creations

Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/user/512487/pattern-store

Make sure you go follow us!