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I’ve seriously neglected the internet lately. I hardly update anything anymore, before the shop moved locations I had nothing better to do but be online…Lately that’s not the case at all, I’ve been in hands-on mode with store projects and personal craft projects, leaving very little time for online therapy. So I have a new [old] goal of blogging more [yah, yah, yah…]. We’ve been doing a lot of cute stuff at Butter Toast lately, and I’ve been a very bad girl about not blogging about anything. Please forgive.
I would personally like to invite you to enjoy my dear friend Ashley Eaton’s blog, Merry May Handmade. She is the newest member of our Butter Toast team after she opened her own crafts-and-more shop, Merry May Handmade, within Butter Toast. Ashley is a much better blogger than myself or Jasmine, so check her blog for updates too! I’m hoping to get some guest blogs from her in the near future, so stay tuned 🙂

I didn’t bring any of my many craft projects to the shop today, or else I’d probably be working on those versus blogging (oops.) So of course, I’m day dreaming about all the cute things I want to make in the future….Here’s a small taste of the million things I constantly have my mind on.
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This would be mighty cute along side of all my newly pink-obsessed home decor and wardrobe. I’ve felt quite girlie lately.


My crochet work is not up to par yet, but I do hope to create something this beautiful someday….And once I can rid my sewing machine fright, I want to make use of all of my vintage fabric I’ve collected over the years!


Beyond cute, enough said. This may even be in the realm of my crochet ability.


This flickr user included a pattern for this cutey, and I have all the right colors at home. This shall become my Saturday night project, I can’t wait!

I promise to snap some pics of upcoming projects and share. I NEED to get better at this blogging thing.
Ta-ta for now. xo

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About three months ago, I decided that my next goal in life was to become a great crocheter. This was largely due to my grandmother, whom I idolize infinitely. She was an incredible women altogether, but I especially admire her painting and crochet talent. I was cuddled up in one of her afghans the night I decided that I want to be just like her when I grow up.

And thus began my crochet obsession. I love it so much, even to the point that I often have dreams of myself crocheting beautiful, amazing, magical, inventive things. It consumes my mind nearly all the time (You can probably expect lots and lots of crochet inspired blogs from here on out). I’m still very much in the beginning stage of learning, but I do impress myself now and again, when new techniques finally click and I have pretty results. I’ve made some cutesy headbands (which I now sell at Butter Toast, $7) and some scarves, a handbag, ect. But my new book, The Crochet Bible, has opened my eyes to so many new and wonderful projects to create. Recently, I was struggling with a fairly basic motif, the Granny Square. I tried and failed night after night of attempting it… Until about 2 days ago, when it finally just clicked. I don’t know how I figured out the mistake I was making, but when I did, it was an exciting breakthrough for me.

I have this amazing vintage floral chair at home, so I’ve decided my newest crochet project will be to create a matching granny squares accessory for it.

I haven’t quite decided yet if I’m going to make a matching pillow or afghan with my newly mastered granny squares. I’m also toying with the idea of making a few adorable motifs with matching yarn, and mounting/framing them to hang above the chair. The possibilities are endless with all the new techniques I’m learning!

I am unmistakeably my grandmother’s granddaughter.

xo.

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