The Afro Puff Keychain Online Class

Omg! I finally got this class recorded and available for viewing. I have done quick tutorials before but never a full project. I had no idea that something that normally takes me about an hour to complete would need about 6 hours to record and I can’t even remember the number hours to edit and actually upload but I am so happy and proud that I was able to get this done.

I hesitated on doing this class because I already have the written pattern available (which you can find here) but then I realized that not every one reads patterns and even if they do some people are visual learners and need to actually see the item being made so I had to get over my fear and get this class done. Below is a quick preview of the class.

I’m already getting great feedback and love seeing how people are putting their own creative spin on the keychain.

Keychain made by Zel0dius who is enrolled in the online course.

 

Caron Cakes, Premiere Sweet Rolls, and Lion Brand Mandala ~ Yarn Review

These self striping yarns seem to be the new thing right now, I mean when Caron came out when the Caron Cakes we simply could not get enough like we petition for them to bring them back after they sold out in Michaels in a matter of days.

In this video I reviewed three of the most popular ones that I was able to find the only one that I was missing that I really wanted was the Bernat Pop which I recently found and will be doing a review of in the next couple of weeks. Overall I like each of these yarns for different reasons but the Premiere Sweet Rolls are currently my favorite.

Have you tried any of these yarns? Which one do you prefer?

Welcome to My Crochet Life…

 

Yolonda rocking the cute orange hat she made

Wait… what? Is this Yolonda from My Pretty Brown Doll?

Yes, yes it is… hey you guys and welcome to my new space on the world wide web. No I have not stop making brown dolls but because there is so much more to what I do than just dolls I wanted a place to share all things crochet/fiber related sooo welcome to MY CROCHET LIFE.

So what is going on over here, well it is a blog, more of a behind the scenes slash journal slash case study type blog. I wanted a place where I could talk about all the crochet things and if you follow me on my other social media particularly Periscope then you already know that one of my main goals is for me to be able to work my crochet business full time so this is the  place where I can talk about that journey, what’s working and what’s not working and some tips for some of you who may be on the same journey or thinking about whether or not it can work from you.

The case study part… so I follow craft blogger Sewrella on Instagram as well as her blog at Sewrella.com and on that blog she talks about how she makes money from her blog and gives a whole series on how to start your own craft blog. I have decided to use this blog as a case study for the information that Sewrella provides like if I follow the information she provides step by step can I really make money from my blog. I will be doing monthly updates to let you guys know how things are going.

In any case I hope you guys stick around and come along for what I’m sure is to be an interesting ride. Can I even keep up with a blog? We are about to find out! Yeah this really is my Crochet Life!