!Attention Etsy International Customers!

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U.S. Mail Storage Box (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There was one thing I was not aware of and I do apologize to you. When I was at the post office today, I was told that shipping Etsy international packages after ordering  first class mail international from my shop, there was a chance that packages could get lost in the mail. That is a chance I am NOT going to take. My guarantee and customer satisfaction comes first to me. Although I listed the first class international shipping fee in my listings, the choice is yours if you want to pay it. But now that I know, it is up to you if you want the package to be insured and guaranteed. In order to have that coverage, the package HAS to be…
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I Finally Finished The Hat

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I'm so happy I finished Kaissa, aka Sylvia's hat. Here are the lovely results. Remember, every detail matters. Next the the black version are the pink and red versions. Enjoy!Related articlesOn The Needles....stillHats of the Early 1900sKate Spade Bonded Canvas Bucket Hatkappi crochet - perfect for spring!Food Hats: If These Were Edible, I'd Eat My HatHitchhiker 1.3Subscribe to feed
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Yarn Samples In Dark Colors

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I'm back with my dark color samples. These along with the bright color samples, I can quickly run to my craft stores and buy the yarn. The others, I will have to order and will take a little longer to complete; waiting for the yarn to arrive to my door, make the item, and then ship it. Any way, here they are: (in following order) soft yellow, black, rubine red, hunter green, red, bone Related articles Croll Farm Fibers Yarn Club at Gosh Yarn It! Yarn Store Haul :) Are You Truly Addicted to Yarn? How Well Can you Identify A Yarn Brand WITHOUT a Ball Band? if you give a knitter a REASON to go to the yarn shop.... Saving Money on Twinkly Yarn Subscribe to feed
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Different Yarns In Bright Colors

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I'm so happy i got a hat request today from my shop http://strawberrycouture.etsy.com A lady from Finland asked me to make her a hat just like the "Hit On All Sixes Hat". She wants hers in black. I thought what a neat idea for me to post different colors for future reference. The first set of colors are bright colors. Hold on dark color lovers. I will post your colors too. These colors are from Caron Simply Soft yarn. I prefer to use this yarn because it feels very soft and the price for the yarn is very economic. So next time you visit you Wal Mart store, Hobby Lobby, or Michael's craft store, be sure to check it out. (Note: Hat pictured on left was crocheted and knitted using…
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What Color Season You Are?

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Doing my own photoshoot of one of my creations like this Lauren infinity cowl scarf in willow for a customer. She ordered a matching Lauren cloche hat. I hope she likes them. Visit my website http://strawberrycouture.etsy.com and search cowl scarf and/or (Photo credit: strawberrycouture) This is a great way to determine your season colors once and for all. This is a quick and simple test. I've been a loyal spring for 10 years. this is WORTH the test. Come see for your self! Please visit: Visit - http://colormebeautiful.com Related articles Color Me Beautiful | Dress Giveaway Subscribe to feed
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Introducing One Happy Customer – Anne Wears Crochet Rose Hat

Introducing One Happy Customer – Anne Wears Crochet Rose Hat

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A few weeks ago a lady named Anne asked me to crochet a rose shaped hat for her. She sent the yarn. I crocheted the hat for her and then sent it back. These are pictures from 2 blogs ago. This was a lady I never seen before nor met. She lives in Pennsylvania and I live in Texas. Finally a few days ago I asked her to post some pictures of here wearing the hat. Finally here she is. Isn't she lovely?! UPDATE! This hat is no longer available. Feel free to browse in the rest of my shop Would you like to be  happy customer too? Check on over to my Etsy shop. Click to visit my Etsy shop - strawberrycouture. Please Repin below on Pinterest and share…
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Technique vs. Pattern

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A technique is a procedure used to accomplish a specific activity or task: Technology, the study of or a collection of techniques Skill, the ability to perform a task Scientific technique, any systematic method to obtain information of a scientific nature A pattern, from the French patron, is a theme of reoccurring events or objects, sometimes referred to as elements of a set. These elements repeat in a predictable manner. It can be a template or model which can be used to generate things or parts of a thing, especially if the things that are created have enough in common for the underlying pattern to be inferred, in which case the things are said to exhibit the unique pattern. Many times I get the question,"Did you use a pattern for…
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My Creative Brain Got The Best Of Me

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My creative brain got the best of me. Yes, it helps to be creative is fine. When your brain gets overly creative, it can be overwhelming. It's OK to rip apart that project over and over again until you're satisfied. I just finished this rose hat you see on the left. Instead of putting the rose in the hat, the rose IS the hat. Neat, huh? This was a custom made hat I made for a lady I've never seen before. Bless her heart! She pursued me making this hat for the longest time. She finally mailed me the yarn of her choice. She asked me how many skeins it would take to make this hat. She then asked me to choose which selection she wanted. She then mailed me…
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Anatomy Of An Idea

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Movie Theater (Photo credit: roeyahram) An idea is a form (such as a thought) formed by the consciousness (including mind) by the process of ideation. Human capability to contemplate ideas is associated with the ability of reasoning, self-reflection, and of the ability to acquire and apply intellect, intuition, inspiration, etc.. Further, ideas give rise to actual concepts, or mind generalisations, which are the basis for any kind of knowledge whether science or philosophy. When is the best time your ideas surface to your brain; after you struggle to come up with a project for that deadline? My ideas often surface between asleep and awake. Awake represents conscienceness whereas asleep represents unconscienceness. There lies that fine line between the two. Remember: conscienceness objects whereas unconscienceness does not. Here is an illustration:…
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