Cute and Kaboodle

Crochet patterns and stuff

Giveaway Winner(s)!


Thank you for taking part in the giveaway. Winners announced!Thank you for taking part in the giveaway! It’s time to announce the lucky winner! Or rather winners, as I decided to choose two people who’ll get the pattern they wished for. It was already VERY difficult as there were lots of entries on different platforms and many sweet and moving stories behind your choices. But with a bit of randomness and my husband’s help I can now say that:

Ann will receive a copy of Last Minute Christmas Decorations (with the Starlight Candle Holder she requested)
and
Kim will receive a copy of April the Bunny

Thanks again and stay tuned because we may have another giveaway soon… If you don’t want to miss it, sign up for a newsletter or follow me on Twitter, Pinterest or Facebook (all links in the right sidebar). Happy Christmas crafting!

 

Posted on : December 11, 2014 | No Comments



Meeting Gift-A-Long Designers II


Time to meet another talented designer…

Our guest today is Ashwini from Ashwini J Designs!

 ashwini j deisgns interview

 

It’s still time to join the gift-along and win some prizes. Maybe you’ll choose one of Ashwini’s patterns?

Here are the links to the presented ones:
Renesaince Sweater
Fountains and Cables Scarf
Cranberry Brioche

 And here you can see her whole catalog. Be sure to visit her website, too!

Posted on : December 11, 2014 | No Comments



Christmas Gift Ideas – part IV and a giveaway!


Time for the last part of Cute and Kaboodle gift ideas! This time a bunch of designs that will make awesome stocking stuffers for family and friends – shawls, bookmarks, tiny ami for keyrings and more!

Cute and Kaboodle Christmas Gift Ideas - part IV

Links to patterns starting from the top left corners and going clockwise:
Nrgwenya
Owl mug cozy (knitted version)
Nyan Cat bookmark FREE
Tiny owl
Unravelled Sheep bookmark
Oh, so tiny! Owl
Owl mug cozy
Sheep bath set
Oh, so tiny!
Teddy Bear

I promise you pineapples FREE
Oh, so tiny! Turtle
Teddy Bear bookmark
Small Shawl
Hungry Bunny bookmark

 

Have you chosen yet? If yes, we can move to the giveaway part! Woohoo! The rules are simple:

1. Choose a Cute and Kaboodle’s pattern you’d like to use to make a Christmas gift for someone. You can use suggestions from the previous few posts or view the whole catalog here.
2. Let me know which pattern you have chosen and for whom you’d like to make it, either this year or next year if you have all your gifts already made (I don’t, yikes!). There are a few ways in which you can do it:
- here, in the comments section under this post
- on my Facebook page under the giveaway post
- on Twitter (remember to mention @cuteandkaboodle so that I know you did it!)
- on Pinterest by pinning the photo of the design to your Pinterest board (writing for whom you’d like to make it in the caption)
3. On Thursday, the 11th of December I’ll choose a winner who’ll get the pattern they mention in their entry.

That’s it! Have fun and happy Christmas crafting!

Posted on : December 6, 2014 | 26 Comments



Christmas Gift Ideas – part III


While preparing for Christmas we should not forget bout our homes. They deserve to feel the spirit of the Holidays, too! So use any of these patterns to decorate your house or apartment.


Christmas Decorations Ideas by Cute and Kaboodle
Links to patterns starting from the top left corners and going clockwise:

December Mice
Holy Family – available in Amigurumi Nativity Scene
Snowman takes a hold – available in Last Minute Christmas Decorations e-book
Angel White – available in Last Minute Christmas Decorations e-book
Three Wise Men – available in Amigurumi Nativity Scene
Angel – available in Amigurumi Nativity Scene
Red-nosed Coaster – available in Last Minute Christmas Decorations e-book
Wanna be a pot star? potholder – available in Last Minute Christmas Decorations e-book
January Giraffe
Sneaky Santa Ornament – available in Last Minute Christmas Decorations e-book
Shepherds – available in Amigurumi Nativity Scene

Posted on : December 3, 2014 | No Comments



Christmas Gift Ideas – part II


Time for part II of our Christmas Gift Ideas series. This time, a selection of designs ideal for the kids!

Cute and Kaboodle's Gift Ideas for Kids

Links to patterns starting from the top left corners and going clockwise:

Horace the Horse
Freddy Teddy
Swimming Hippo Lovey
Rainbow Dinosaurs
Oscar Loves Novelty Yarn
April the Bunny
Giraffe Pillow
Bruno Bear
Teddy Bear
Cookie the Mouse Goes to Sleep
Willy the Whale and the Splish-Splash Blanket FREE
Elliot the Elephant Baby Bib – available in Crochet One-Skein Wonders book

Posted on : December 2, 2014 | No Comments



Christmas gifts with Cute and Kaboodle


It’s this time of year when almost all our crafting thoughts are focused on gifts. I planned some toys for my sons and accessories for my mom and sister. And you?
If you haven’t chosen what to make yet, here are some pattern suggestions you may want to check out! Part I – great ideas for your fellow crafters!

 Cute and Kaboodle's gift ideas for crafters

Links to patterns starting from the top left corners and going clockwise:

Sock Monkey tape measure cover
‘Owl help you’ project bag
Octopus tape measure cover
Sheep tape measure cover
Crab tape measure cover
Sheep bag FREE
Ninja Hook Case FREE
Fox tape measure cover – available with issue 35 of Knit Now magazine (you can buy it through More Mags website)
Fox notions bag – available with issue 35 of Knit Now magazine (you can buy it through More Mags website)
Sheep yarn ball holder FREE
Owl tape measure cover
Whale tape measure cover

Posted on : December 1, 2014 | No Comments



Meeting Gift-A-Long designers I


Gift-A-Long has joined almost 300 designers this year. “Wow!”, right? I don’t plan to introduce you to all of them, but I hope you’ll enjoy a few interviews I prepared!

 Today our guest is Laurie from Laurie Bea Knitting!

Laurie Bea_knitting

And because I’m sure you’d like to check out all these patterns, here are the links!

To check out all Laurie’s designs visit her store on Ravelry or Craftsy.

 

Posted on : November 27, 2014 | No Comments



10 reasons why you should stop what you’re doing…


cute and kaboodle giftalong2014

and join the gift-a-long!

1. You’ll have motivation to start all these Christmas presents like right now! And the chance that you’ll be done before Christmas Eve will get bigger! December Mice

2. You’ll be able to buy over 3000 patterns at a 25% discount. You won’t manage to knit/crochet them all before the end of the year, but you can stock for later, right?

3. You’ll surely discover a new interesting designer. And to help you with that I’ll have a few of them pop over for a short interview!

4. You could win a prize by crocheting/knitting one of the 11512 patterns eligible for the CAL and hanging out in the forums. New project AND a prize for that – how cool is that?

5. You could win a prize in fun hunt quizes! And these are seriously fun! You’ll play detective for a while.

6. You’ll surely have fun connecting with other crafters! Maybe you’ll meet a new friend or learn something new?

7. You’ll get a fair amount of eye candy. In the form of amazing project photos and yarn porn.

8. It’ll keep you busy on those long, gloomy autumn days. What’s better than some crafting and a cup of tea when on a rainy evening?

9. You’ll be able to keep track of your work easily. Because Ravelry has some great tools for keeping your stash and projects tidy. yarn giftalong2014

10. Because your next chance will be next year! And you’ll regret if you don’t join now!

So what are you waiting for? Click!

Posted on : November 19, 2014 | No Comments



Getting ready!


Only 42 days to Christmas! I discovered it today and I start wondering whether I’m more excited or stressed about it… And you? Do you plan handmade gifts?

I know I do and I’m also sure I won’t be able to finish all that are on my list, so yeah, I’m getting a bit pressured. To feel more at ease about it, this year I limitted the list to the minimum. A pair of legwarmers, a hat and mitts should not be too much if I start now, right? Bulky yarn should make it easier, so I’m thinking about Colorblock Mittens maybe? But there’s so much more I’d like to try. I have a great knitted ornament design in mind, not to mention a list of over 10 amis waiting to be made and released. And some selfish knitting in the form of a skirt would be nice, too…

My daily distractions… How can I say no to a cute little foot like this?

Of course I’m getting a bit distracted by my two little boys, but there are still late evenings when I can just relax and crochet. Or knit! And whenever I sit back with my hook or needles, I have the feeling that I’ll manage to make so much more. Especially when there’s a pattern that I’d love to try. And with the Indie Gift-A-Long being in the full swing really soon, the temptation is even bigger! All these discounts!

Cute and Kaboodle gift-a-long patterns

Some of my patterns discounted during the Gift-A-Long

What is a Gift-A-Long? Well, it’s something that will definitely help you get ready for the Holidays! It’s a huge event in which 293 independent designers from over 21 countries organize a fun knit-crochet-along with lots of prizes (because 1,866 electronic prizes plus some yarn-related goodies does sound like a lot, doesn’t it?) and great discounts for the patterns. It seems like every crafter’s dream and it really is! So, if you’re planning to start Christmas crafting, be sure to check it out!  This cool infographic should give you an idea of what it’s about. To join the fun visit this group.

indie gift-a-long stats

How cool is that?

In the next few weeks, I’ll take you for a tour to meet some of the fantastic indie designers taking part in the event, so stay tuned!

 

Posted on : November 12, 2014 | No Comments



keep looking »
  • Newsletter

    No spam:) Just latest info, promotions and new exciting releases. Enter your e-mail if you don't want to miss it!