Craft Shows 2014

This afternoon I will be at my third and final craft show for the season. Three weekends in a row sitting and smiling and engaging potential present and future clients. I believe it is important to have a presence in the community for word of mouth and face-to-face to be a potential business attraction. I know myself I prefer to do business with people who I “know” rather than a sterile webpage. Crafting is all about art and the human reaction to it and that is how I would like to represent my business. The product may not have been

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Elsa from Frozen Crochet Hat

Congratulations Jen S – last week’s winner of my first giveaway. I had so much fun that I am going to do it again! This week I am proud to offer a winter hat based on Elsa, the Snow Queen from this season’s biggest craze – the FROZEN movie. I crocheted it myself and it was so fun to work up. The one I am giving away will fit a child (approximately ages 3-10). If you need another size or just cannot wait to see if you have won, I sell them for only $25 Canadian plus shipping!! You can

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Nifty Strip-Piecing Trick for Quilters

I am always looking for tips and tricks to make my quilting more efficient. Check out this “Nifty Strip Piecing Trick” by Bloom and Blossom. Do you have any tips and trips for piecing? I’d love to read about it in the comments below!

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Rave Knitting

There is a trend of “rave knitting” in the UK that was featured in the Daily Mail. Kelley D basically floats out a few balls of bright coloured yarn into a crowd and they wrap the yarn around them, making human knitting. It’s an innovative concept, however, have you ever had yarn wrap around you and somebody tug? Ouch! What about all those substance-assisted participants falling over. I think I’ll pass. What do you think – would you try it? Read the details here.  Photo Source: dailymail.co.uk  

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Quick & FREE Crochet Craft Patterns

Moogly is such an inspiring crochet blog. If only my fingers could work 24 hours and not give me grief! Today’s gem contains 20 FREE patterns for crochet gift ideas that use 100 yards of yarn only. What a great way to make beautiful gifts and use up extra yarn! Check out these amazing FREE patterns on Moogly’s blog here. I like the owl mask. Oh wait! There IS that cozy ear warmer. Nevermind… I think I like them all!! Which is your favourite?

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Changing It Up

I’m’ changing things up a bit on the blog. It’s been very difficult to write exciting craft blog posts and actually make my crafts. Going forward, I am going to share links to some amazing craft ideas I find on the internet. The plan is to also sprinkle in post updates for projects to continue to share what is being output from my own crafty hands also. I hope you enjoy the new format!

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Craftshow Update & Giveaway #1

I have been sewing and quilting like mad recently to get ready for the November Christmas craft shows I’m participating in. I had one last weekend, today and my final one will be next weekend. It’s a lot of work but sewing up Christmas items sure gets you in the holiday spirit! If you want to see what I’ve been making, check out my Store on my Facebook page. To get us into the holiday spirit even further I’m hosting a giveaway of a set of two Coffee Cozies with Handles that I made earlier this week. I’d love for

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Crochet Snowman Hats

In 2012 I created these adorable snowman hats for a client. I may have to make some more – I forgot how adorable they are! The snowman’s top hat has stuffing so it stands up.   You can find the FREE pattern from Repeat Crafter Me here. If you make one, please share with me! I’d love to see all the creativity out there.

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Welcome! I'm Elizabeth. The Ruthless Crafter specializes in knit and crochet character hats for makers and wearers. My mission is to help you express your playful side.

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