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One Sheepish Party + Video

Oh, I am so thankful to have a reason to think back on this night! About a month ago some of the greatest people I know all came together in one room to have some pizza and celebrate the launch of my first book! It was one sheepish party, that’s for sure. :) My incredibly talented and kind friend Jordan (@fiftyfiveonepointfour) did what he does best and shot some video of the party. I am just blown away by what he created.  Jordan, you are too good. Everyone needs to follow him on Instagram and Stellar to see more of his work! Thank you so much for capturing the party so beautifully…

When it came down to deciding what to wear to the party, the choice was easy. Remember when I went to Norfolk to visit the incredible Kelsie? She surprised me on my last day and gave me the vintage dress of my dreams as an early birthday gift. I knew I had to wear it on a special occasion. I guess a book launch party is pretty special!

All of the photos in this post are either by Jordan or my best friend Sara. She helped me get ready for the party and even gave me a vintage hairstyle. She is just so talented in so many ways!

I couldn’t be more thankful to know such kind and giving people. Every single person who came made the book launch party so special. It is because of their encouragement and support that I was able to create this book!

I am so glad we were all able to come together and celebrate!

 

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Crochet Christmas Light Garland

I recently had the opportunity to take over the West Elm Dallas Instagram account. They challenged me to add a touch of festive crochet to their products for an entire week. Take a look at their account to see the rest of the photos I styled. When they gave me the paper mâché moose head I was a little intimated…should I crochet antler covers or something?? Haha. Instead I went with a colorful strand of Christmas lights! I love how it looks against the white. It is such a quick pattern! You will have a pile of light bulbs ready for hanging in no time! I used worsted weight yarn and a size H8 crochet hook.

Christmas Light Garland

With the light bulb color, ch 2.

Round 1: Starting in the second ch from the hook, 4 sc. Do not join.

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around. 8 sc.

Round 3: Sc in each sc around. 8 sc.

Round 4: *Sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc repeat from * around.

Round 5-6: Sc in each sc around.

Round 7: *Sc in the next sc, 2 sc in the next sc repeat from * around.

Round 8-9: *Sc in the next sc, sc2tog, repeat from * around.

Stuff the light bulb firmly with fiber fill stuffing.

Round 10: Change to the black yarn. Sc in each sc around.

Round 11: Sc in each sc around.

Round 12: Sc2tog all the way around and join with a sl st. Bind off.

Make as many of these Christmas lights as you like in a variety of colors to match your home. String them all together on a black piece of yarn and deck the halls!

Happy Almost Thanksgiving to you. What are your plans for the holiday week?

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Crochet Ice Cream Workshop – Fort Worth, TX

Ice cream and crochet? I’m not sure if there is a better combination! Ice cream combined with pretty much anything  makes life a little better. It’s scientific.

If you are in the DFW area, sign up for my crochet ice cream cone ornament workshop at Melt Ice Creams in Fort Worth, TX. Here are the details for the workshop! Please send me an email at [email protected] to reserve your spot. There are only a few seats available!

The workshop includes….

*Learn the crochet basics and make your own crochet ice cream ornament to take home. I provide all of the materials, all you need to do is show up and be ready to have fun!
*A signed copy of my book, Crochet with One Sheepish Girl.
*A hook, tapestry needle, and yarn to take home and make more ornaments.
*An exclusive One Sheepish Girl tote bag and other surprises.
*Ice cream treats from Melt to snack on during the workshop.

Location: Melt Ice Creams, Fort Worth, TX

Date & Time: November 17th, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $100

 

Payment for class is due up-front and is non-refundable or exchangeable. To book a spot, email onesheepishgirl@gmail, including your name, how many spots you are purchasing and I will send you a PayPal invoice via email. Please let me know if you have any questions!

I hope to see you there!

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Project Snakefox – A Place at the Table

It looks like I recently attended a really cool backyard wedding reception, doesn’t it?  This dreamy dinner setting is all thanks to my incredibly talented friends who decided to create a space for local creatives to come together and simply have a place at the table.

Samuel Melton, Jordan Stricker, and Savannah Williams, three of the coolest cats around, decided to start a monthly event called Project Snakefox. I’ve asked them several times how they landed on that name. It sounds so mysterious and exotic, right? Well, nothing is more exotic than a random pairing of words that are thrown out in a group text. Haha. I love it. Project Snakefox it is! The goal of the group is to gather creatives of all kinds in one space where everyone feels comfortable to get to know each other outside of our social media bubbles. I am definitely a fan of this idea!

This gorgeous fall evening was my first time attending an official Project Snakefox event. The couple behind the brand Pastrana Studio hosted the dinner at their stunning home. When I walked into the backyard I immediately felt two things. 1) Wow. I’m underdressed. 2) Was it a mistake to bring pumpkin chocolate chip cookies stuffed inside a plastic container?  I mean, the incredible Kris pulled out all of the stops when she styled the table. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I am easily intimated by impressive flower arrangements. Ha! Thankfully my initial anxieties melted away as soon as I met everyone. It was such a fun and casual evening. I loved getting to meet some new friends and spend time with old ones. The food was incredible and the conversation even better. What more could I ask for?

It is no small thing to feel like you have a place at the table. I am so thankful to be part of this group of kind and creative people. I can’t wait to watch it grow and expand far beyond the Dallas area!

Also, thank you Jordan for providing the second half of the photos for this post. Apparently as soon as the food was served my camera never saw the light of day again. :)

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Currently Knitting & Reading…

I have a few goals for this fall season…

Ok, really just one goal.

I WILL finish this vest pattern from Emma’s beautiful book Knitting by Design. This WIP has stared at me and shamed me for far too long. It will be finished. I’ve worked on it a little bit each day for the last few weeks. I’m definitely making progress! I just really love the Madeline Tosh Vintage yarn color gradient. I can’t wait to add the leather pocket and finally wear this piece!

I also have a few fashionable new reads on my nightstand at the moment. I finally got my hands on Issue 2 of Violet magazine. When I found out Leith Clark was leaving Lula to start this new project I couldn’t wait to see what she would do next. As I turned each page of the magazine I kept saying “Are you kidding me???” while gaping at the stunning and unique editorials. Thankfully I was alone when I was talking to myself. That sounds better, right? Haha. Leith is such an inspiration to me.

I heard about Women in Clothes on Instagram and was immediately intrigued. I definitely feel like my personal style is transitioning into a new stage. The interviews and real life conversations with women about the decisions they make when they dress, pick out an outfit for the day, the ways clothes impact their mood, are all so relevant and interesting. I started the book over the weekend and can’t put it down!

I’m also thankful to have a full mailbox lately. The lovely Kelsey DeLange of Honey and the Hive sent me a print from her shop and card in honor of my book launch. She is one of the sweetest ladies around! Also, my friend Kelsie sent me an incredible package including a beautiful card, print, Black Apple postcard, and more treasures. Snail mail is one of the greatest joys in life. It is such a beautiful way to express love and friendship!

What’s on your hooks, needles, and bookshelves these days? I always love new book recommendations!

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Mollie Makes Apartment Tour

I am so honored to have a Tea & Chat home tour feature in Issue 45 of Mollie Makes! I remember the day my friend and photographer, Kelly Christine, came over to shoot my apartment. I was incredibly nervous for some reason and spent the entire weekend cleaning, organizing, and styling my apartment like a mad woman. The last thing on my to-do list was to bake some scones for the kitchen table. When the shoot day arrived, I was definitely drained of energy and time. So my local grocery store came through and I picked up a box of surprisingly delicious blueberry scones and called it a day. Yes, I cheated. No, I am not ashamed. Haha. ;)

Trust me when I say this is the cleanest and cutest my apartment ever EVER looked. Eh. Ver. I’m glad this home tour finally motivated me to get organized and decorate a little bit more! Otherwise…it probably would have looked quite different. Haha.   In my daily life, my apartment regularly featured a wide variety of dirty clothes strewn about the floor, random coffee cups on book shelves, and generally a lot more clutter.  However, it’s nice to have such beautiful photos to remember it when it looked so clean and pulled together! Thank you Kelly for doing such an amazing job! You’re the best.

Thank you Mollie Makes for the incredible opportunity. Check out more photos and my interview in Issue 45! I still need to get my hands on a print copy!

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Happy Friday!

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Crochet with One Sheepish Girl Reader Projects!

It’s hard to believe that the book has only been out for a few weeks and so many of you have already created some of the projects!!

I probably cried when I saw the first photo. Actually, I definitely cried. Haha. What can I say…this is an emotional time! It brings me so much joy that these projects are not just something I came up with to fill the pages of a book, but they are pieces that people can create, enjoy, and give! That is such an incredible feeling.

Seeing your photos is truly one of the best parts of this experience!!

Please keep sharing your photos on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #crochetiwthosg. I can’t wait to see more of your finished projects! Have you started a pattern from the book yet? Which one are you excited to create?

The book is available to order on Barnes & Noble and Amazon!

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Blush List – Fall-ing in Love

Knit // Feeling completely inspired, excited, and slightly intimidated at the thought of wearing a pink cable knit peplum sweater and pencil skirt. I would probably need a pep talk…but man I would love to rock this one day!

Knit // Dottie Angel recently shared the loveliest and longest scarf “recipe” over on her blog. I love the colors she picked out!

Etsy // I have been drooling over Poppy & Fern’s work for awhile now. These embroidered poppy and forget-me-nots necklaces are calling my name…

Art // Simple and unique, I would love to display these packaging illustrations on my walls.

Style // That hat, the swan pants, the shoes…come on. I’m in love! Olivia’s style is just too good.

Food // This pumpkin cornbread recipe looks like the perfect addition to a warm, fall meal.

 

Have you started fall-ing yet? It doesn’t take much for me…

One or two fall days and I’m head over heels for autumn. Texans take what they can get, am I right?

I gathered a few of my current favorite fall finds to share today. I’m excited to enjoy evening walks in the cool breeze, *at least* one fall picnic, knitting in cozy coffee shops, shooting film on chilly weekends, and so much more. This is a new season of possibilities and I am feeling inspired to create new things during the autumn days to come.

What are you looking forward to this season?

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The Book is Finally Here!

Can you believe it??

It’s been a full week since the official launch and I am still in shock. (I’m also a little irritated with my blog platform for being so finicky these days and keeping me from blogging about the book launch until today! Oh spam…gotta love it! I think everything is good to go now! Thank you everyone for your patience with me as I work through these issues. You should be able to comment on posts now, too.)

Anyway…thank you for all of your kind words of support and encouragement this last week! Thank you for cheering me on throughout this entire journey. I am so excited to finally be able to share the book with you! I am blown away that several of you have already made projects from the book! You are amazing! I started an album of reader photos on my Facebook page. Please tag your finished project photos with #onesheepishgirl and #crochetwithosg!

These are just a few of my favorite shots Kelly Christine captured of the book projects. Didn’t she do an incredible job? Also, I have to give a big thank you to Love Dose Beauty and Pouf Blowout for helping bring the entire look together. I am so thankful I was able to work with such talented people!

I hope you are enjoying Crochet with One Sheepish Girl so far! What projects are you excited to try? You can find all of the projects over on Ravelry, too.

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Bath + London iPhone Snapshots

Here are some of my favorite iPhone photos from my trip to Bath and London! I enjoyed spending part of my Sunday afternoon looking through these photos and feeling so thankful for the wonderful memories I will be able to carry with me for the rest of my life.

Also, head on over to the Mollie Makes blog to read the recap of my #MollieTakeover! I am so honored that I was the first blogger to participate in this new series. I can’t wait to see who takes the reigns next!

This is going to be a very exciting week! October 7th is the official launch date for Crochet with One Sheepish GirlSeveral of you who pre-ordered the book have already posted photos with the hashtag #crochetwithosg and #onesheepishgirl. Thank you so much for spreading the word! I can’t wait to  finally celebrate  with all of you!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!