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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!

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Bath + London Adventures

I’m pretty sure I am still recovering from the dreamlike state I fell into during my time in the beautiful city of Bath. I knew it was going to be incredible but I was in no way prepared for the sheer bliss I experienced on this trip. I am so thankful everything came together and that I was able to travel to the UK for one of the most incredible experiences of my life!

I stayed at the loveliest Airbnb during my time in Bath. It was a small cottage located at the top of a hill that lead straight into the center of town. I loved being able to walk everywhere in the city from where I was staying. Thankfully I only got lost a few times…but even when I was turned around I stumbled upon some lovely shops and restaurants. I was completely blown away by the kindness of the home owners. They were so welcoming during my stay and even took the time to pray over me before I left on my last day. Their prayers and encouraging words meant the world to me. I will never forget that moment.

The best part about this trip is that I never felt alone. I was completely surrounded by the presence of the Lord and never gave into fear or anxiety. I don’t really have the words to express how thankful I am for that experience.

I loved exploring the city with the lovely ladies of Mollie Makes! Lara Watson showed me around the city on my first day and took me to all of the main attractions. The Bath Abbey was majestic to say the least! I also had the opportunity to visit the Mollie Makes offices during my #MollieTakeover of their Instagram and Pinterest accounts. I loved meeting the talented ladies I have worked with for so many years. They are all so incredibly kind and hard working. They also gave me tips on shops to visit during my time in the city. One of my favorites was the lace-covered shop, Susannah. I chatted with the owner for a little while and was incredibly inspired by the hard work and passion she puts into her business.

 

My last day of the trip was spent outside of London at The Handmade Fair. Wow! What an event! I was blown away by the thought put into every single detail. The food trucks were unlike any I had ever seen! So vintage and charming. The tents were filled with vendors selling their handmade goods, workshop stations, and even an entire tent dedicated to afternoon tea. I had the best day exploring everything the fair had to offer. I even had the chance to teach a few people to crochet in the Mollie Makes tent. What a treat!

I am so thankful for the time I spent in Bath. I will never forget the kind people I met and the beautiful places I was able to visit.

Hopefully I will be able to return one day soon! :)

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Mollie Makes Issue 44 – Favorite Projects

Today is the day! Soon I will be making my way to London and Bath to see my favorite part of the world and spend some time with the incredible Mollie Makes team! Since they were kind enough to offer my readers a free digital copy, I thought I would share some of my favorite projects from the latest issue.

These crochet fruit-shaped paperweights by designer Sandrine Deveze are just too cute! I can’t wait to give this pattern a try. You know what they say…a crochet apple a day keeps the doctor away. Or something like that.

I had no idea you could make your own honeycomb tissue paper pom poms! I definitely need to give this tutorial by Helena Schaeder Soderberg a try. I am hoping to have a party when my book comes out! These pom poms would make such a cute decoration!

I love the beautiful colors of these felt succulents created by Deidre Kindal. I need to give my crochet cactus some company and create an entire garden of fake plants! Haha.

Gosh. This crochet rug by Molla Mills is so gorgeous. I definitely want to make this for my bedroom!

If you want to give some of these projects a try, download the free issue from Mollie Makes! Here’s how it works…

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Alright…time to get ready for a big travel day! Follow along on Instagram as I make my way across the pond! @one_sheepish_girl. My Mollie Makes Takeover is on September 18-21!
Thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and tips as I embark on this journey!