Shop Talk: Handmade Designs & Deals

New craft inspired designs from The Chilly Dog on Zazzle

Between my blog, pattern writing and my online shop, I take hundreds of craft related pictures every month. Usually I am focused on the process used to create a specific item or the finished item itself, but sometimes my photos end up looking a little artsy. I noticed this recently when I took a close-up of a sweater I was knitting. The colors and geometry of the stitch pattern were quite striking

I headed over to Zazzle to design myself a phone case using the sweater picture. (Yes, I am a knitting nerd!) I have used Zazzle in the past to make shirts, mugs and even a cool pair of shoes for my daughter. After designing my case, I began wondering if it might be fun to post my funky new phone case for sale and my new Zazzle shop became a reality.

My goal is to add at least one new craft inspired design a month on cell phone cases, mugs, bags, shirts and more. Hopefully I'll be able to use the proceeds from my sales to offset some of my blog costs. I hope you'll bookmark the shop and visit from time to time to see what's new.

New Patterns Released

This month I also released my latest crochet pattern for a springy, triangle motif vest. The pattern is written for 3 sizes (up to 34 inch bust, 36-40 inch bust, 42-46 inch bust) and is available for purchase and instant download in my shop and on Ravelry.

I haven't officially listed it in the shop yet, but if you are interested in purchasing the actual sweater shown (it's a small) or custom ordering it in a different color, you can e-mail me directly.

New Items Listed

I am in the process of listing 6 new crochet hook and knitting needle cases. You can find them, and a variety of other patterns in the "For Your Hooks and Needles" section of my shop.

Organize your knitting needles and crochet hook cases in handmade style


Finally, if you are looking for some bargains, for a limited time I am celebrating 2016 with 16% off all items in the "From my Hooks and Needles" section of the shop. The discount is automatic and no coupon code is needed. This sale won't be around long, so don't miss the deals on hand knit and crocheted afghans, scarves, shawls, jewelry, washcloths and more.

Happy shopping!



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The Chilly Dog: Shop Talk: Handmade Designs & Deals
Shop Talk: Handmade Designs & Deals
New patterns, handmade items and sales from The Chilly Dog!
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