Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Avery Infinity Cowl

It's not often that a project comes together so quickly and just right for me.  But this one did.  I'm very proud to present my newest pattern, the Avery Infinity Cowl.  Of course, there is a short version for those of you who don't want to have to wrap it or those of you who, let's face it...have that lonely ball of Malabrigo that you didn't know what you were going to make with it but it was sooo gorgeous you had to buy it!  Whew, how's that for a run-on sentence?

I'm working on getting my new Unravel Me Designs website up and running, so there's not a whole lot listed there yet, but you can pre-order your Avery Infinity Cowl crochet pattern here (and save $1) and I will email the finished pattern to you on or before October 8th.  Pre-sale is only good through October 7th!

In the meantime, I'd like to offer up a copy of this pattern for free!  Simply share this blog post or the pre-sale posts on my Facebook page and leave a comment here telling me you've done so.  I'll pick a random name October 7th to win a free copy!  Don't worry, if you've already paid for your copy, I'll refund you.  :)

Disclaimer: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or any other company. Participants are providing information to Unravel Me and not to Facebook or any other company.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Meet Whooty

I've been all over the place lately - can't seem to stick with one project for very long.  But this isn't necessarily a bad thing, I am in a creative swing and lots of things are being accomplished!  I have a "To Do List" a mile long and several patterns in the works at the moment.

I just recently was able to cross one thing off my list of hats to create - and here he is:

Meet Whooty!!  No, the pattern is not written up yet, but I'm definitely thinking on it...what do you think of him?

Monday, July 23, 2012

And Penelope Lives!

I know you've been patient and I hope this hat is everything you wanted it to be, so happy to release the new Penelope Bonnet!  Find it in my Ravelry store, my Etsy shop, and Craftsy!

I really appreciate all the support and kind words about this pattern, it is always humbling to hear that you like something I made!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Foodie Fun - Cinnamon Sugar Coated Almonds

Ok, I'm trying to eat healthier, which means more nuts when I want a snack, but plain almonds just weren't cutting it.  So, I looked around online and found a handful of recipes with cinnamon and sugar and almonds.  If you know me, you know I can't just follow one - I have to read all of the reviews and then kinda combine them all.  I'm sure they are healthier when you don't put sugar all over them, but hey - better than a bunch of over processed snacks, right?  Here's what I came up with.

Cinnamon Sugar Coated Almonds

2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup butter
3 cups almonds
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon (or more, to taste)
salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Place butter on sheet pan and put in the oven to melt.

Whip egg whites and vanilla until foamy, add sugar a little at a time, then brown sugar and cinnamon. Continue to whip until fluffy.

Fold in almonds and coat well.

Place in a single layer on sheet pan and turn to coat with butter.

Bake at 250 for approx. 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add salt to taste. Cool, then eat!

Side note:  I used roasted/salted almonds.  I'm guessing raw might be a better choice since you are technically roasting them yourself.  Not sure what double roasting does, but they were damn good!  I think this recipe would work well for pecans or walnuts too!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


So sorry for the delay in posting the winner of the Quick Giveaway!  Mandy Sloan, you have been chosen by random number generator to win a Penelope Bonnet in your choice of color, congratulations!!  And thanks so much for playing everyone!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Quick Giveaway

Hi, me again. How the heck are you? I'm dropping in to give something cute away.

Meet The Penelope Bonnet in size 0-3 months, will be made to order for you in your choice of colors.

(This photo was taken pre-flower) 

Want it?

Here's how you get to be in the running:

1) Follow this blog
2) Become a fan of Unravel Me on Facebook
3) Don't forget to visit my Etsy Shop!
4) Leave a comment below stating what your favorite item in my shop is, or what you'd like to see next.

I'll pick a winner via random number generator from the comments below on Friday, May 4th. That's it! Thanks for playing!

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Friday, April 20, 2012


I'm consumed by cupcakes lately. Not the edible kind - although I'd like to think these look almost edible. I haven't decided yet if promising an all crochet version of the cupcake hat was genius or a really bad idea. The way I design, I sit my behind down in the recliner and work up each size. And because I have a crochet/knit version and an all crochet version, that means I have to make alot of these. Technically, I don't have to make them all - my testers will be a great help in this area, but my own stubbornness requires that I make them all and try to step outside of myself and read my own pattern to work them up. So, I am the slowest pattern writer of all time - I think. I know some of you are waiting, either patiently or impatiently (ahem, I don't blame you - after all, I am a slowpoke). I promise you it is coming. I have many designs in my head that I sometimes find difficult to decipher for others to read. It's a process. Meet the all crochet version <3
I quite like it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Craft Fair to Remember

Yesterday's craft fair was so fun! Hissyfits Resale usually has a Hullabaloo Event in November, and I've been lucky enough to be a part of it in the past. Imagine my excitement when I heard they decided to do a spring event this year! Sign me up already, seriously! We had a wonderful day, I got to meet some fantastic new customers and sweet vendors too. Had a great time and the weather was perfect - I did get a wee little sunburn, but it was still a gorgeous day, and my fault for not bringing the sunblock, right? Thank you Hissyfits for a great event and I hope to be back in November!

Now, I want to share where I got some cool stuff that I think really helped my setup.  I recently had the pleasure of working with Stephanie at Two Kazoos, who created this lovely felt banner for me to display at my craft shows. Isn't it great?! Her stitching is so perfect, and she was so helpful in trying to get it just right. Check out her Two Kazoos facebook page as well - she does alot of custom work, including magnets, banners, and personalized pillows!

The vinyl banner on the front of my booth was designed by the lovely Amanda at Pure Pixels, also wonderful to work with - she designed my new fab logo and several items with my logo, including this banner and new business cards. Shout out to the one with the mad skills! The banner was printed by the wonderful Paul Wilson of Wilson Graphics, who's speedy printing job and willingness to be super helpful made my day.

Let's not forget the wonderful wood blocks spelling out 'Baby Hats' that were made by Ali at Personalized Blocks - you must check out her work - such cute stuff!  I think these really help display my hats nicely :)

Many thanks to friends and family as well as wonderful new and repeat customers for making this event my best yet!  I couldn't do it without you!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Where I've Been

I'm pretty sure I'm a bad blogger. Yep, it's true. I have been busy though that is not a good excuse for not sharing more. I share every day on my Facebook page, and I was thinking, why am I not sharing here??!!

So, here are a few photos of some of my recent projects. Some of them will have patterns written up eventually, some of them were just made for fun. Well, everything was made for fun, but you get what I mean, right?

Cupcake Hats

Spring Blossom Beanies

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Loads of other hats and headbands and apple cozies...and well, my fingers have been busy. :)