Top 5 Books of 2016

If you’re anything like me, you LOVE reading. I mean… love it. You have a stack of books at all times ready to be devoured.

Reading is incredible.

You can step into a new world without ever leaving your home.

I thought a nice little compilation of my favorite books from this year would be a great idea and hopefully give you some juicy reading fodder.

These are not in order as that would be just WILD to try and do, but these stand out as the Top 5 Books I Read in 2016:

1. The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:39+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Life Musings|13 Comments

Silverberry Hood Pattern

In need of a bit of magic in your life?

Feeling like your sparkle is lost and the world is a bit dull?

Enter this Silverberry Hood…

A beautiful and magical pattern designed for walks through the crisp winter snow… but keep your eyes open! You may see magical creatures behind trees, under bushes or peering at you from the branches.

Silverberry Hood knitted pattern by Emily Walton for Expression Fiber Arts Silverberry Hood knitted pattern by Emily Walton for Expression Fiber Arts

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:39+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Finished Objects, Knitting, Knitting Patterns|3 Comments

Teal Tenacity Crochet Shawl Pattern

Hello and welcome!

Okay, guess what?

We have a beeeautiful gradient crochet shawl pattern for you. Ahhhhh. So pretty.

One of our customers, Helen Meissner, designed this beautiful wrap using one of our Mini Gradient Kits (worsted weight).

It’s a fairly simple pattern and repeats throughout so you can just stop when you’re out of yarn. Woop!

teal tenacity crochet shawl pattern by expression fiber arts

The kit includes 5 skeins and they graduate from lightest to darkest for this beautiful ombre effect. Loving. It. So. Much.teal tenacity crochet shawl [...]</p srcset=

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:39+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Finished Objects, Scarves and Cowls|5 Comments

Kaminari Knitted Mittens and Hat Pattern

Look at this gorgeous pattern set!

Oh my gracious. I love itttt. You can download it here.

how to knit this colorwork (stranded) Kaminari knitted mitten and hat pattern set

Now is the time to try stranded colorwork if you haven’t already. Yes! These are worth it and the pattern isn’t too complex. how to knit this colorwork (stranded) Kaminari knitted mitten and hat pattern set

The pattern includes a fold-up-brim hat and matching mittens. how to knit this colorwork (stranded) Kaminari knitted [...]</p srcset=

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:39+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Finished Objects, Knitting, Knitting Patterns, Sock Yarn|1 Comment

The Traveler Hat and Mitten Set – Crochet Pattern

A new pattern for you, lovelies!

Crochet this time. Stay tuned for a knit version or see our other patterns here if you don’t crochet.
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This is an adorable slouch or beanie hat, depending on how you wear it. And a set of flip-top mittens. Even the little thumb flips back. Such a cutie it is. the-traveler-hat-and-mitt-set-crochet-pattern-lookbook-3

These were designed for us by Kristina Smiley and I must say, I’m so impressed. Her designs are just beautiful and so well-thought out.

This pattern has been […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:39+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Finished Objects|0 Comments

Free Scrunchable Knitted Leg Warmer Pattern

A new pattern for you! It’s here! It’s here!

A sweet and simple scrunchable leg warmer pattern that can fold over or be made shorter and used as a boot topper. Woop!

how to knit these scrunchable knitted leg warmers / boot toppers pattern

how to knit these scrunchable knitted leg warmers / boot toppers pattern

how to knit these scrunchable knitted leg warmers / boot toppers pattern

Don’t you love how scrunchably awesome they are?

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:39+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Finished Objects, Knitting, Knitting Patterns|6 Comments

Slouchable Knitted Arm Warmers Pattern

A fun and funky knitted pattern for you!

Introducing these Slouchable Knitted Arm Warmers.

Great for multiple seasons.

how to knit slouchable knitted arm warmers

The coolest feature of these is… they are slouchable! Scrunch them up or down and feel cozy as french toast. how to knit slouchable knitted arm warmers

You don’t have to worry about knitting a thumb or anything. There is a slit for the thumb and that’s it. Easy!

how to knit slouchable knitted arm warmers

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:39+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Finished Objects, Knitting, Knitting Patterns|2 Comments

You Don’t Have to Invent the Wheel

I’m usually a pretty quiet person, especially when meeting new people.

But if you start talking about business, I light up like a glowworm and won’t shut up.

It’s a fascinating subject and something I live and breathe daily. I’ve been running online businesses since I was 21-22.

For anybody wanting to start an online business, here is a tip:

You Don’t Have to Invent the Wheel (it’s already been invented. Hurray!)

Everytime we (the hubby and I) tell people what we do for a living, it 99.99% of the time goes like this:

Some person: What do you guys do for a living?

Us: We sell […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:39+00:00 October 23rd, 2016|Life Musings|24 Comments