Pretty in Pink Valentine Mystery

Do you remember how it felt to come into school on Valentine’s Day and see that small pile of happy notes? Each one was a token of friendship, whether it featured a shared favorite character, sweet treat, or simply words of love. As a fellow crafter, I imagine you also held the handmade cards in even higher esteem! As adults, we tend to focus on providing that magical feeling for others, not ourselves. It’s absolutely generous, but sometimes we need a reminder that we’re worth that effort too. That’s why my first 2020 Mystery Box is all about love!   

This surprise set of handcrafted treasures is all themed around “Pretty in Pink”! If you’d like to give your next piece a unique and lovely styled flair, you can also choose between the exclusive Shawl Cuff or Shawl Pin to complete your treat!

Each recipient will find…
-A Charm Bracelet
-The Key To Happiness Progress Keeper Set
-Flutterby Stitch Markers in exclusive colors
-End Minders in exclusive colors and assorted fiber friends
-A clear jar to store your treasures

And, a free pattern code so you can play matchmaker for your stash!  

Fluttery fashions make your stitches take flight!

  • A dragonfly in amber in a silver shawl pin on a skein of gray yarn.

As this year draws to a close and a new year is about to begin, I wanted to celebrate this change with dragonflies! They are back in beautiful new colors, and are joined by a new floral design. Each Czech glass bead features one of these graceful creatures etched on an orb of crystalline color, appearing to float or fly just above the glow.

Adorn your historical knits in amber, or spread your wings and flutter through a clear blue sky. For a more dramatic look, soar into the sunset or fly across a swirling, stormy sea!

How will you take flight in the new year?

Sparkly Friends to Mind Your Ends!

  • A hand holds a white plastic bunny and silver and yellow plastic sheep.

Give yourself a gift to enjoy while you knit and crochet gifts for others! These festive end minders keep your loose ends tidy while dancing a little jig on the edge of your project. Choose from Christmas, Hanukkah or Solstice! The colors for these sets are brand new and include glitter gold, glitter silver, red, green, translucent white and translucent blue.

Since sheep, lambs and rabbits have been equally popular so far, I decided to make this a mixed set of all three critters! If you haven’t treated yourself to a set yet, this is a great way to test out all three shapes and decide which is your favorite. Which color or holiday would bring you the most joy?

Charming Shawl Pin Sale

  • Silver shawl pins.
  • A bee and honeycomb on a silver shawl pin.

For this year’s sale, I wanted to celebrate my wonderful online community. After much deliberating, the Charmed collection seemed like the perfect choice! Each charm highlights a unique aspect of your life including careers, hobbies, heritage, and favorite fandoms. As a gift, many of these designs hold symbolic significance, lending heartfelt messages and inspirational reminders to your friends and loved ones. 

Take 20% off your favorite Charmed styles with code SHOPSMALL2019 now through the end of Cyber Monday!

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New hoppy End Minders: Bunny hugs!

  • Bunnies wrapped in yarn.

The Suavest Sheep have had so much fun on your projects that they’ve recruited other fluffy friends to join the flock. Nobunny likes cast on tails getting tangled or accidentally knit with. Bunny Hugs to the rescue!

Each set arrives in its own crystal burrow for easy transport. Help them hop onto your projects by holding your yarn end to their heart, wrapping the yarn around, and pressing it into the slot behind their perky ears.

Hugs don’t work as well from a distance, and it’s the same case here. The closer your Bunny to your project, the better the hug!

As is the case with the Suavest Sheep, each batch of Bunny Hugs is 3-D printed in my home studio with PLA-a non-toxic material made from plant-based, renewable resources.

For their grand debut, these helping hares are happy to appear in two colorways of fluff. Will your Bunny Hugs be snow-white or speckled gray?

These animal shaped end minders are a type of notion I invented to solve the problem of cast on tails. My knit group introduced me to the bread tag trick, but those often got tangled in my working yarn and, let’s face it, they aren’t that pretty to look at.Then inspiration struck, I could make something that both looks and functions better. Thus began the process of designing and testing many version of sheep to create the best version. While the sheep were the first version to be released it was always my intent to gradually create more animal shapes to add to the menagerie.

Add a bit of mystery to your fall with the Hometown Comfort MKAL

  • A picture of a downtown street and the words Hometown Comfort MKAL with Crafty Flutterby Creations and Destination Yarn

Join me for a Mystery Knit A Long inspired by a few favorite locations in my hometown. Take a stroll down your own memory lane or make new memories with your fellow knitters as you create with each of four clues. Treat yourself to a Mystery kit for even more intrigue. 🙂 Skills used in this adventure include cables, lace, and slipped stitches. The pattern is designed to be achievable for an advanced beginner or easy and quick for an intermediate to advanced knitter.

In the circle of your fellow knitters, you’ll find a welcoming space to share stories and photos from your hometown, mark your town on a collaborative map, share progress for each clue, find support from the designer from cast on to styling, and you’ll even receive a free pattern for finishing by the end of September!

The journey begins on Labor Day, September 2nd, and concludes on September 30th. Pattern description on Ravelry contains a link to the Mystery Knit A Long thread.

If you like spoilers, stop by the Crafty Flutterby Creations booth at one of the September events listed below and ask to see the sample. It will be hidden under a cloth so that the mystery can remain intact if you choose. 😉

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival in Jefferson, Wisconsin from September 6th-8th

A Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, Ohio from September 21st-22nd

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, Virginia from September 28th-29th

Take a Look at what’s new in the Go Anywhere Collection!

  • A speckled lace shawl with a silver shawl pin

Take A Look is a crescent shawl, you’ll create a lacy playground for delicate butterflies. Watch your winged friends float between eyelet clouds and explore speckled pops just as they bloom across your stitches.

To celebrate my newest release, both the pattern and its collection e-book are 50% off now through August 1st, when we’ll be casting on for a KAL! (No code needed for the discount, it will auto apply in your cart.) From August 2nd through the end of the month, Indie Untangled readers can use code INDIEAUGUST for 50% off Take A Look or the Go Anywhere collection.

See this pattern in person in the Crafty Flutterby Creations booth at:
Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, IL; August 1-4
Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI August 16-18

Our favorite butterflies have completed a colorful metamorphosis!

  • Black, white, purple and aqua butterflies

The whirlwind response to our friendly flock of Suavest Sheep, Lovable Lambs, and Sensational Sheep has kept these little butterflies on standby for quite some time. Luckily for all of us, they seem to have undergone a very colorful metamorphosis while we were looking elsewhere!

Three new colors have joined the lineup, so I thought I’d take a moment to talk about how I put their wonderful wings to work.

With a gentle squeeze, the top wing of each butterfly opens slightly from the body to make it handy in many everyday situations. They can be used to mark stitches, track your progress, mark pattern repeats, hold other stitch markers, count rows, mark the right side, and hold dropped stitches. My preferred method is to have one large butterfly holding a sampling of smaller ones.

The Flutterby Holder features a lobster clasp, so you can easily attach it to your project bag, key ring, or project for easy access. I enjoy a varied group so I can employ a bit of color coordination-organized projects make for happy crafters! Which new color is your favorite?

See these butterflies and colorful sheep bobbins in person at one of my upcoming events!

August 1st-4th
Stitches Midwest in Schaumburg, Illinois
booth 310

August 16th-18th
Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, Michigan
booth located in the Expo Center – Not far from all the fluffy animals to see and pet!

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

A purple sweater with two skeins of yarn.So many indie dyers. One email.
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