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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…

Click here to get the latest issue!
Voucher Code = MEREDITH
Redemption process:
Step 1 – Download the app
Step 2 – Ipad – Tap ‘voucher’, iPhone – Tap ‘help’ then ‘voucher’
Step 3  – Enter voucher code MEREDITH
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Voucher valid from 09/09/2014 – 30/09/2014. Voucher redeemable in respect of iPad/iPhone apps available on the App store only. Use subject to our Terms & Conditions for in-app voucher codes. Offer is non-transferable. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash value.
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!
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Crochet Lipstick + Other Instagram Moments…

These are just a few colorful and joyful moments that I shared on Instagram over the past few weeks. Recently I started a “see it, crochet it” creative challenge for myself. As a result I have crocheted a few tubes of lipstick and a surprisingly soft cactus. I have a long list of random items that I want to transform into crochet! I’m excited to see where this challenge goes. I am just letting my imagination run with it. Nothing is safe…it will all be turned to crochet. Haha.

I’m also thankful for a beautiful birthday celebration in August, getting even more excited about my book launch, being a bridesmaid in my cousin’s wedding, rejoicing with friends, celebrating community, and preparing for my #MollieTakeover this week!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. What are you excited about these days? Travel plans? New projects? I would love to hear!

Follow along on Instagram @one_sheepish_girl!

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Mollie Makes Takeover Across the Pond!


I can hardly believe the following words are real life…so bear with me through this post. I’m just a little bit excited!! Plans have finally come together and I can officially announce that I am traveling to the UK next week!! My arms are sore from all the pinching so I’m pretty sure this is actually happening. I have the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Bath for the first time in my life and I could do a cartwheel just thinking about it! Well, maybe not an actual cartwheel. A metaphorical cartwheel, at the very least. My flight arrives in Bath on Tuesday, September 16th and I will spend a few days exploring the city. There are three main reasons why Bath has been at the very top of my list of places to visit for most of my life.

1. Jane. Austen. (Even though I hear she didn’t like Bath very much…oh well!)
2. The Jane Austen Museum. Haha.
3. Last, but not least, the Mollie Makes headquarters!!

I am so thankful for the opportunity to explore everything Bath has to offer and walk around with Captain Wentworth’s dreamy words from Persuasion floating around in my head, “You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan.” The best part about this trip is that I get to meet the incredible and inspiring ladies of Mollie Makes magazine who have supported my work for years and shown me such kindness. On September 18-21, I will be taking over the Mollie Makes Instagram and Pinterest accounts for the first ever #MollieTakeover! I am so honored! It is going to be so fun sharing snapshots of the city of Bath, the Mollie Makes office, and the incredible work showcased at The Handmade Fair in London. 

Mollie Makes is also offering my readers a free digital issue of their current issue!! It is filled to the brim with creative goodness. So many projects I want to try! This will run until the 30th September 2014.

Click here to get the latest issue!
Voucher Code = MEREDITH
Redemption process:
Step 1 – Download the app
Step 2 – Ipad – Tap ‘voucher’, iPhone – Tap ‘help’ then ‘voucher’
Step 3  – Enter voucher code MEREDITH
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Voucher valid from 09/09/2014 – 30/09/2014. Voucher redeemable in respect of iPad/iPhone apps available on the App store only. Use subject to our Terms & Conditions for in-app voucher codes. Offer is non-transferable. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. No cash value.


Follow along with my #MollieTakeover on Instagram (@molliemakes) and Pinterest! I can’t wait to get started!!

If you are in the Bath during that time or plan on attending The Handmade Fair, I would love to meet up with some of you! Reach out on Twitter and hopefully we can make something happen

Time to start packing my bags!

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Crochet + Cappuccinos Fullosophie Workshop

Happy Monday, friends!

I have a lot of exciting opportunities happening these days and I am feeling so incredibly thankful. October is going to be one crazy/wonderful month. In addition to launching my first book I will be teaching my first crochet workshop with the ladies of Fullosophie here in Dallas! Jess and Tarin approached me about teaching a beginner’s crochet course a few months ago and I couldn’t wait to get started. They recently posted an interest form on the Fullosophie website to see how many students want to attend the class. If you are going to be in the Dallas area on October 16th, add your name to the interest form to get information on when tickets become available for this event!

I will be teaching basic crochet stitches and techniques at Sip Stir Cafe. We will be sipping on cappuccinos and learning how to make a potted crochet cactus! Everyone will get to take home their own crochet cactus and never have to worry about watering it! :)

I can’t wait to have some crochet fun with new friends! Sign up here and I hope to meet you in October.