Coming Soon to Blue Dasher Crafts

I’ve been working on a baby blanket for some time now, and unfortunately, I ran out of the yarn I was using before I got to finish it. The yarn I was using is Bernat Softee Baby, but the color I was using is no longer being made.

I’ve been trying to figure out how to finish the blanket, and I think I finally came up with the perfect way to do it.

Upcoming Baby Blanket

I found an eyelash yarn in baby pink that I had laying around and thought it would make the perfect border for this little blanket.

The crochet pattern I’m using gives this blanket a very frilly/lacey border. But I made this blanket with the frilly edging for my daughter eight years ago, but unfortunately the edging has not only become torn from the blanket itself, the edging itself has also started to fall apart.

The filly edging looks pretty, but it’s not practical for a baby or toddler. I wanted to make this blanket one that could be passed down and be able survive an umpteen number of washings.

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New Line of Crochet Goodies and Jewelry at Blue Dasher Crafts

ALthough Blue Dasher Crafts has gotten a late start this year, we created a new line of crochet goodies for winter. My friend Melina has joined me in this business venture and she created this line of winter fashion herself.

You can now find crochet winter scarves and scarf and hat sets in our little shop. They are available in just about any color via custom order, but here are the sets we have available that are ready for shipping:

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A Few Changes…

You may have noticed that the blog has been undergoing a few changes recently. I’ve given up on being a “mommy blogger.” It’s just not me, and I can’t be something I’m not. But I am still blogging about fitness and homeschooling. Those are things I really enjoy writing about, so those two blogs will be around for awhile.

I have not given up on my dream of being an entrepreneur. I’m still freelancing as a writer, and of course, I still write articles on Hubpages. But recently, I’ve been doing a lot of crocheting. I love to crochet. It’s a very relaxing hobby, and it’s portable! I can take it with me to work and crochet during lunch. I can crochet while I’m watching The Walking Dead on TV. Although, during the mid season 5 finale, I was glued to the TV and crying at the end, so there was no crocheting!

I also enjoy making jewelry and have found many of my patients asking me about my earrings and bracelets since I wear them to work. So I decided to try the Etsy shop again.

I started it back in 2013 and never really did anything with it. But now, it’s getting my full attention. Well, most of my attention anyway. I finally decided on a name: Blue Dasher Crafts. The name comes from my favorite little dragonfly the Blue Dasher (see how I snuck my dragonfly obsession in there?).

blue dasher dragonfly

This blog is now going to be the heart and soul of Blue Dasher Crafts. I’ll be sharing a behind the scenes look at how items in my shop are made and where the inspiration came for new items that are added. But I’ll also be writing about my life as an entrepreneur. There’s some funny stories there, trust me!

I thought a lot about what I wanted my shop to be. What sets Blue Dasher Crafts apart from many of the other stores on Etsy is that all of our crocheted items are completely vegan. We only use 100% organic cotton, recycled cotton or acrylic yarn. We never use anything that has been made from animal. As most of you know, I have a gigantic soft spot for animals, and that is what drove me to offer a line of handmade gifts and accessories that are cruelty free.

We also use recycled packaging for shipping our products. It’s nothing fancy, but it is earth-friendly! We offer “fancier” packaging for those who want to order their items as a gift. I just have to find fancier recycled gift packaging!

I’m excited about this new venture, and more importantly, I enjoy the work! I also feel like I’m doing something for the environment while not harming any animals to make my products. It’s a good feeling.

We’re constantly adding new products, so check back often to see what’s new. You can also find all of my photography in the Etsy shop available for instant download. Enjoy!

What products would you like to see at Blue Dasher Crafts? Tell us in the comments below!

For the Love of Crochet

I’m a creative person at heart. I love photography, scrapbooking, crocheting and making jewelry in my spare time among other crafts. I find it calming and relaxing, and my life has been pretty stressful lately. The more stressful life is, the more I seem to be drawn to crafting.

Over the years I’ve collected quite a few finished (and even more unfinished) projects, so I decided to open a shop on Etsy. I called it Blue Dasher Crafts after my favorite dragonfly, the Blue Dasher. This month (November 2014) I’m holding a Grand Opening sale to celebrate! Use code BDCNOV to get 20 percent off your order before November 30, 2014. Don’t forget, we happily accept custom orders!

Blue Dasher Crafts

Recently, I’ve been getting back to crocheting. I taught myself how to crochet shortly after my car accident in 1999, and I’ve been crocheting ever since, albeit sporadically. It’s probably my favorite hobby out of all of them (and there are several!), most likely because I can take my crochet projects just about anywhere. My latest project is a crochet baby blanket that I’m making to sell in the Etsy shop.

Puffed Hearts Crochet Baby Blanket
My latest project: the Puffed Hearts Crochet Baby Blanket

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