Although I wasn’t expecting to make a Valentine’s Day design this year, I am super excited to share the pattern for the A Dream Is a Wish Your Hat Makes Beanie! (Get it??)Continue reading “A Dream Is a Wish Your Hat Makes Beanie Crochet Pattern”
So you know how I am always talking about how much I love cotton yarn? (well I still do) I thought the day would never come, but I finally found a non cotton yarn that I love just as much! The biggest shocker ladies and gentleman, IT IS WOOL BASED.Continue reading “Furls Whims Merino Review”
As someone who is cold almost all the time, I LOVE sweaters. No matter how hot is it, I always take a sweater with me because I know the second the sun goes down or the wind picks up, I’m going to get cold. With that being said, you would think one of my favorite things to design would be sweaters, but I don’t think that is the actual reality of the situation. I have narrowed this fact down to two reason, 1) I always convince myself I can make a sweater in one day and it will be a fast project, but then that doesn’t happen, and 2) designing sweaters intimidates me, I’m not entirely sure why, but it does haha.Continue reading “The Harvest Sweater Crochet Pattern”
Well it is that time of the year guys! I am a huge lover of the Holiday season (which to me is actually Halloween to New Years) but Christmas has a special kind of feeling that comes with it that is hard to find during the rest of the year. Pretty much everything about this season feels super cozy and comfortable, with the exception of the sun setting at 4pm, seriously not a fan of that nonsense. Although I love the Fall season just as much, the transition from Summer to Fall always tends to get me a little down, so it is always nice to have the cheer of the Holidays to lift me out of my slump. With that uplift of spirit usually comes new inspiration for designs! I have been having a hard time finding creative motivation these past few months and this is one of the first designs in a while that actually came easy to me and it is called The Wrap Me Up Dress!
It has been so hard to keep this a secret, but I can finally share that I have been working on another pattern that is being featured HERE on The Hook Nook blog!Continue reading “The Triple Threat Dress Feature and Pattern”
Although I grew up in LA, I have never really been a summer person for some reason. I think it’s because I do not do well in the heat, in fact I don’t do well in almost any temperature, i’m always either too cold or too hot. However, recently I have been trying to warm up to the idea of summer (see what I did there?). Honestly it is probably because of the fashion aspect of it, I’m trying to learn how to dress according to season, which is kind of difficult sometimes especially when it comes to summer.
There is so much to take into consideration when it comes to summer, you can be melting and you still aren’t allowed to walk around topless like guys can. You need to find the fine line between not dying and not being too revealing, because you know heaven forbid people see a human body and get all judgmental and offended.
Personally I find it hard to feel fashionable in a tank top and shorts, some people can make it look amazing, but I am not one of those people haha, thus the Jasmine Bralette came to life! I wanted to make something breezy, a little longer than just a normal bralette, and I wanted it to be cute! So let’s dive into the pattern!
Well guys it is finally that time, Fall is approaching! It is almost time for camp fires, cozy sweaters, rainy movies nights ( which always has to include a blanket fort of course), and hot chocolate! Now, I have done plenty of design that are Disney inspired, but I have never really done one that is super overtly Disney themed, with that being said I bring you The Wilderness Explorer Sweater! If you don’t immediately spot why this is Disney related, it is based on Russel’s Boy Scout Troop in the movie UP. I thought what better way to get into the Fall spirit than with a cozy sweater inspired by a movie about finding adventure in the great outdoors! This sweater is super easy to make and works up really fast so you can be cozy in record time!
As fiber artists I think we are pretty much required to love Fall. Don’t get me wrong, I really love making lacy summer garments, but there will always be a special place in my heart for chunky sweaters and fluffy blankets. Personally, I think I love fall because it brings back a lot of fond memories from when I was a kid and somehow makes me feel more comfortable and secure than other seasons.
It is also the time of year when all the best holidays start to roll around, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are by far my favorite holidays of the entire year. So with all of that being said, I am super excited for Fall to start! I’m still brewing up design ideas and trying to make my brain make the transition to come up with warm patterns rather than ones that help you not melt during the summer.
I have probably mentioned it in passing, but in school I studied Film Production and Cinematography. I loved it then and I love it now, however, the lifestyle that comes with the career was just not for me, if you know anyone who works in the industry you know what i’m talking about haha. Endless hours, minimal pay (if any), you pretty much can’t have a life outside of it if you want to work your way up. Long story short, it just did not work for me. However, it has been difficult to feel like I completely gave up on that dream and to not work on any video formatted projects. That is when I realized I was ignoring a pretty prominent form of content for small businesses and makers. Youtube!
Over these past few months I have been spending a lot of time focusing on how I can expand and improve Casale Crafts. I have come up with a lot of ideas that I am super excited to share throughout the coming weeks! One thing that I know I have needed to crack down on for quite some time now is to take Pattern Testing much more seriously and do it consistently for every pattern. Not going to lie, this realization came after receiving some not so positive feedback about the structure of my pattern not being “traditional”.