Baby Blanket Bonanza!

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Patchwork Squares Blanket

I wanted to share a few more projects that I have wrapped up recently, all baby blankets as I relax between my 38th & 39th week of pregnancy. The big day is right around the corner, I can hardly believe it!

The nursery room is all set and I wanted to add a few personal touches to it to make it complete.

First up is a pattern I found awhile back that I wanted to use with our nursery colors. I liked the mix and match look of the squares and knew it would be something I could do relatively quickly as the patterns are fairly basic. Continue Reading →

Mountain Colors Cowl

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I attended Stitches West this past weekend, I am fortunate that it is held just about 1.5 miles from our house, score! I did not really have a huge list of any yarn I needed in particular this time, seeing as I have so many baby related projects I am already working on or already have ready to go. So my shopping purchases were limited, but I did come across this beautiful tweed-esque style merino/silk yarn by Mountain Colors called Twizzle in Wild Horse. (Ravelry Yarn Link). Continue Reading →

Striped Chevron Blanket Legacy

My Grandmother has made countless chevron striped blankets for our family, I honestly cannot say how many she actually made, but its a LOT. I personally am the proud owner of 3 of them. The first, pictured below on the left was one she made for me when I was younger because it matched the wallpaper in my room growing up. The one on the right was made for my sister around the same time.

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My 2nd Scalloped Shawl


I have received so many compliments and Likes on my first Scalloped Shawl that I knew I had to do another at some point! This time it was a request from my Mom that lead me back to this fantastic pattern. She wanted a black shawl with gold accents that she could wear with nice outfits during the cool months. I spent the better part of 2-3 months causally looking around this past summer for yarn that would work well for this project.

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My First Baby Blanket


I am thrilled to share that as I write this I am into the 19th week of my pregnancy and feeling great! The holidays are upon us and although I did not get around to any more holiday themed items this year, that is ok, plenty of time for next year right?! ;)

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#ShopSmall With Me This Holiday!

I like to shop just as much as anyone. However with so much pressure being put onto retail employees, and retailers as businesses, over the last few holiday seasons to work on and through the holiday (I know, I worked retail for the last 10 years) I do not wish to condone or support this. Requiring store employees to work on Thanksgiving or fear getting fired and Mall corporations requiring its stores to open earlier or they will incur fines, is just simply not nice.

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Holiday Vending Events Confirmed!


Here are some updated details on my upcoming holiday shows!

SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium
Saturday & Sunday, November 29th & 30th, 2014
11:00am – 5:00pm both days
Pier 35 on The Embarcadero in San Francisco
Head on over to any of the links below to get details on this FREE event!
Etsy Event Details
Facebook Event
Yelp Event Page
Evenbrite Event Page


Triton Museum Holiday Gift Fair/Family Art Day
Friday, December 5th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, December 6th from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Triton Museum: 1505 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050

My Organic Cotton Yarn Obsession

I have recently become familiar with a line of 100% organic cotton yarn by a company called Galler Yarns – Inca Eco. I cannot get enough of this yarn, I love it. The feel of it is so soft and I love that it is 100% cotton too, which means many people who do not like, or cannot wear wool (like my good friend over at This is Sesame) could wear it and get the feel and look of wool without the super warmth or allergy risk.

While traveling in NY over the 4th of July holiday I picked up a few skeins of it and wanted to find some patterns that would make the yarn resemble a wool look but not be too bulky.

So far I have found a hat pattern and a chunky cowl pattern that I have used and really like with this yarn.

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2 Pairs of Fingerless Gloves


Over the summer I admit I have not been inspired to try any new patterns for very warm things like scarves or hats. In May I started to make a pair of gloves for a friend because I knew she would love this yarn and I wanted to try this pattern I found. It is August and I am finally done with the set!

Link to Ravelry Pattern
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#SFEtsy Pop Up Market @Rickshawbags on July 26th!

Come out to Rickshaw Bagworks up in Dogpatch, SF this upcoming Saturday afternoon from 11am – 3pm to check out the company store and shop for local curated finds from myself and my fellow SF Etsy teammates! Hope to see you there!

This show will feature some new items not yet available in my shop, keep watching my Instagram Account for more photos!

SF Etsy Pop Up Show @ Rickshaw Bagworks

July 26th: 11am – 3pm