Stitch The Rainbow With Sensational Sheep

  • Black and white plastic sheep wrapped in green yarn.

Based on feedback from current caretakers of Suavest Sheep and Lovable Lambs, I knew that managing colorwork was the next big problem for these fleecy friends to tackle. After quite a few experiments and some interesting creations along the way, the Sensational Sheep are ready for action!

They come in two sizes. The small version is suitable for 5 to 8 yards of fingering weight or 5 yards of worsted weight yarn. Their larger cousins will achieve optimum fluffiness with 16 yards of fingering or 10 yards of worsted.

Colorwork not your thing? Each one will happily store yarn to keep handy for life lines, making stitch markers, holding stitches, or provisional cast ons. When a project is finished, store your leftovers on these friendly fleeces and you’ll have a fun and functional store of yarn at the ready for needed repairs

Little Lambs for your loose ends

  • Tiny black and white sheep holding blue and green yarn.

Thank you all for the wonderful reception of my Suavest Sheep! After working on a project with a very short loose end I decided it was time to grow the family to include a smaller size. Thus the Lovable Lambs were born! This new addition to your herd is perfect for both thinner and shorter loose ends. The lambs function best when wrapped in six inches to one yard of lace, fingering, or sport weight yarn.

I designed these lambs to corral your loose ends close to your work or carry spare yarn for color matching, repairs, or for the joy of having a bit of your favorite yarn always within reach. Each lamb and sheep is printed on a 3D printer in my studio using PLA (polylactic acid – a plastic made from plants which is renewable and non-toxic)

What project would you like to see these lambs dancing on?

If you’d love to see the sheep and lambs in person I will be attending three events in the next three weekends!

May 25th & 26th
Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster, Ohio

May 30th-June 2nd
Stitches United in Atlanta, Georgia

June 7th-8th
Blue Ridge Fiber Fest in Sparta, North Carolina

New Fun-ctional Notion: Suavest Sheep

  • A mini white sheep wrapped in teal yarn.

After months of development, testing and trying to keep these cuties under wraps, it’s finally time for the big reveal:

Meet the Suavest Sheep!

These happy little notions will tidy your cast-on end, hold yarn joined in the middle of your project, act as a handy color swatch to carry with you, or make for an adorable display of your favorite yarns.

These cuties are 3D printed in my home using polylactic acid, which is made from plant-based renewable resources.

What do you think? Will you be adding a few to your flock?

These sheep will be making their event debut in my booth at Maryland Sheep and Wool! Find Crafty Flutterby Creations in barn 3. Hope to see you there!

New Penannular Shawl Pin Collection Now Live!

  • A skein of blue yarn with a silver shawl pin.

This functional design has been around since the Iron Age. Vikings, Romans, Celts, Scots and Irish all wore them! Take a journey through history and add timeless fashion to your handmade wardrobe with a Penannular shawl pin.

Treat yourself now or seem them in person at:

The Yarn Lady in Ocala, Florida, March 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This is also their open knit time so bring a project and make yourself at home.

DFW Fiber Fest, April 4-7. So excited for my second year at this fun festival! Find Crafty Flutterby Creations in booth #807.

Traveling to these fun events means that the shop will be on vacation from. March 22-April 1. Orders placed during those dates will ship by April 3.

New Sparkling Dragonfly Shawl Pins

These dragonfly shawl pins add a pop of color and sparkle to your handcrafted accessories. They are a fabulous finishing touch for shawls, cowls, cardigans, scarves, hats, etc.

Each bead has a golden dragonfly that appears to float on a multi colored background that appears different colors from different angles. Which colorful dragonfly would accentuate your favorite shawl?

New Butterfly Notions Set Fluttering to Stitches West

This brand new flutterby Stitch Marker and Holder Set is designed to alight gracefully on your project, with your yarn choice creating beautiful and colorful wings as you work.

You may have noticed by now that I love butterflies (if the logo didn’t make it obvious, I’ll share that fact now!). To me, butterflies symbolize all that I hope to be — they’re kind, hopeful, friendly and far tougher than they look. The metamorphosis they undergo is a comfort to me as it means that even though change can be scary, the glorious results are often worth it in the end.

The large butterfly holds stitch markers or progress keepers. It also has a lobster clasp for easy attachment to a necklace or zipper pull.

The small butterflies are removable stitch markers can be used as progress keepers, track number of repeats, count rows and mark increase/decrease rows.

These flutterbys are ready to fly off to a new home! Do you have a project for them to land on?

See these butterflies in person at Stitches West in booth 513.

Participating in the Stitch Marker Swap at Stitches West? The small flutterbies in special colors are what will be available to swap.

Enchanted Forest Club

The Enchanted Forest Shawl Pin Club is officially open! 🌿 This adventure draws inspiration from the charmed forests of lore–from ancient woodlands to magical groves.

Your quest?
To explore fantasy worlds with your favorite fiber craft! 🦄

Your treasure?
A monthly shipment of magical items including an exclusive shawl pin, notions, and a letter (owl not included 🦉) full of yarn, pattern, and book suggestions! 📖

What do you say? Are you up for an adventure? 🧚‍♀️

Rooting for a fabulous New Year!

Time to branch out with this week’s new shawl pins!

The Tree of Life motif holds so many different meanings. One of my favorite interpretations makes this pin my pick for the start of a new year! It’s said that the Tree of Life symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings — just as trees go dormant during the cold winter months and come to life in the spring with new growth.

Wear it as a daily reminder of your goals for this year, and take a little advice from a tree (via Ilan Shamir):
Stand tall and proud
Sink your roots into the earth
Be content with your natural beauty
Go out on a limb
Drink plenty of water
Remember your roots
Enjoy the view!

The beginning of the new year is an ideal time to reflect on the previous one. 2018 was a year full of adventure, and a very prolific one when it came to designing! Check out my blog to learn all about my top pins, pattern releases, indie dyer finds, and event memories from a wonderful year. I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!

Majestic Shawl Kit with special offer and FB Live Sale! So much exciting news to share!

Warwick Reflections is more than a shawl, it’s a journey. Travel through time and explore Shakespeare country as you create a look inspired by the majestic Warwick Castle and River Avon. This kit includes the supplies to knit your own noteworthy shawl. Why Knot Fibers Sole provides a solid structural base as dependable as the high stone walls, and Stardust adds the sparkle of sunlight on the water. Complete your look with the included Celtic Shawl Pin, because brave explorers can’t have their handknits flying off in every gust of wind and crashing wave!

This holiday season, buy any Warwick Reflections Kit get a Charm Bracelet free with code REFLECTIONS at checkout. This handy piece of jewelry will keep your notions close at hand, no matter where your craft takes you. Choose from themes like Fiber Animals and Knitting, or get a little extra knitspiration from Affirmations. Change your look from day to day by simply swapping the progress keepers!

Looking for the perfect gift for the knitter or crocheter in your life? Join Michelle on Friday, December 14th at 9 p.m. EST for a Frolic in the Frost Facebook Live sale! Come spend the evening with a wonderful online community for shopping, styling tips, swapping stories, and maybe a few yummy holiday cookie recipes. Get to know the maker behind your #ShawlPinStyle, and be there the moment her newest Penannular Shawl Pin debuts!

Crafty Flutterby Creations Cyber Week Sale!

Cyber Week Deals are here!!! Bring home classic designs and noteworthy gifts with 20% off two or more items from my shop. Just use code SHOPSMALL2018!

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with the ones we love. Do you remember sharing friendship bracelets as a child? I like to think of matching shawl pins as the adult version. You can wear your handcrafted #ShawlPinStyle as a daily boost of love from your best friend. Which elegant shawl pin have you had your eye on lately?

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