Inspired Crochet Giveaway!

Kristi of Inspired Crochet has provided 2-copies of October’s Digital Magazine for me to giveaway 🙂

Enter for your chance to win one of 2-copies of the October Issue of Inspired Crochet!

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October Cover Inspired Crochet

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October Patterns in Inspired Crochet

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If you are interested in subscribing to Inspired Crochet – they offer a 3-month subscription, a 6-month subscription and a Monthly Auto-Renewal Subscription.  If you choose a 3-month subscription (or 6-month) please let them know that you learned about it from me 😉 I’d certainly appreciate it!

Visit Inspired Crochet to learn about the subscription options and to see the available back issues!

Happy Crocheting!




Giveaway, Link Party and more…

I have been very busy this week – I thought things would calm down after the blogging challenges finished but instead – they have been very busy!

I recently released a pattern to my pattern testers –  I have 20 lovely ladies currently testing out my new design:

crochet hat looks knit

I read a very informative ebook by Sara Duggan,

Hooking for Cash: 10 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Blog2nd Edition,  Author: Sara Duggan; Price: $4.99 (USD)
and have 1 copy to giveaway on my blog (giveaway ends today! in just over 11 hours). You can enter HERE.

I finished A Crochet Bucket List Project –


Announced the most clicked links from my 1st “Link & Share Wednesdays – so…what’s on your hook” party.

Link and share Wednesdays week 1 most clicked entries

You can add your link to this week’s party HERE.

I posted about some of the August CALs I have come across (if you know of any I missed please let me know!):


and today’s post is my first “Free Pattern Friday Round-up!”.  I have included 5 links to free patterns for crochet dolls.

Free pattern friday round-up with oombawka design crochet dolls week 1

I also spent hours (and I mean HOURS) trying to figure out how to add a weekly Newsletter option to my blog- it is a visual newsletter showing a photo from each post I make during the week – each image can be clicked to take you to the post – that way you can ‘pick & choose’ any that are of interest and pop over to learn more 🙂
If you are interested please sign-up for the newsletter on my homepage HERE– it is delivered on Saturdays each week.

I hope you all had lovely weeks – and enjoy your weekends –

I can’t believe it is already August – my daughter starts JK this September – I am so nervous (and she is so excited!)

Happy Crocheting!


Day 30 & 31 (Yeah!), a Giveaway and a Link Party!

Woot! I’m done my blogging challenge 🙂

Here are the links to the last 2-posts in the CBB and UCB Blogging Challenges:

Day 30

A Crochet Bucket List Project – Trek Bracelet


Day 31:

Link & Share Wednesdays – so…what’s on your hook? (1)

final L and S button

The Inspired Crochet Giveaway ends tonight (11:59pm EST) (GMT-5).

You still have time to enter to win one of two copies of the August 2013 issue of Inspired Crochet 🙂
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I’d also love to see you link up at my first Link Party!

final L and S button

Happy Crocheting!


Day 26 to 29 of the CBB Blogging Challenge

ive been hooked large

Day 26:

kara bracelet GOOD

A Crochet Bucket List Project – Flower Bracelet

Day 27:

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African Sun Square – A Jam Made CAL and Crochet Bucket List Project

Day 28:


Photography Sunday – Hot, Hot Summer Days

Day 29:


A Crochet Bucket List Project (times two!) – Rose and Baby Head Band

Remember you still have time to enter my giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 2 available copies of the August 2013 Inspired Crochet Digital Magazine!  You can enter daily!  Giveaway ends July 31, 2013 at 11:59pm EST (Canada GMT-5)

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I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and enjoyed some time playing with their yarn!  I’m currently working on a pattern test for a fabulous hat Designed by Jen of Jam Made and designing a hat pattern of my own – I will be looking for some pattern testers soon 🙂

Happy Crocheting!


Oombawka Design

Day 17 to Day 25 of the CBB Blogging Challenge

I’m in the final week of the blogging challenge now! Woohoo!

Here are the links to the last 9 posts – many of them are part of ‘a crochet bucket list project’ – and most contain at least one link to a free crochet pattern.

ive been hooked large

I’m also hosting a giveaway 🙂 See the post for Day 23 for details!!

Day 17:  My Crochet Bucket List – Tau – the pattern


Day 18:   My Crochet Bucket List – Sleeping Buddies


Day 19:   Crochet Bucket List – Masa Bag

masa bag

Day 20:  My Crochet “Bucket List” – Little Flower Brooch

2 purple and white

Day 21:  Photography Sunday – Jackie’s Garden


Day 22:   Sponsored Post – Leisure Arts Publication – Cute Little Animals by Amy Gaines


Day 23:  Giveaway Time! Sponsored by Inspired Crochet.

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Day 24:  A Crochet Bucket List Project – Southern and Sassy

southern and sassy HAT2

Day 25:  A Crochet Bucket List Project – Cherry Delicious Pot Holder


My friend Jen is also holding a giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 3 copies of her new 8″ afghan square pattern – Blooming ’76

I was lucky enough to be able to test this square – I love it! and you can do so much with it 🙂

Jam made: Crochet Giveaway

Blooming 76 Pattern Test

I hope everyone had a lovely week – and you could find something here to inspire you.

Happy Crocheting!


Oombawka Design


It’s giveaway time!

Two lucky entrants are each eligible to win 1-copy of the July 2013, Inspired Crochet Digital Magazine!

This month’s issue includes ELEVEN (11) Inspiring Projects, including Designs from:

Crochet It Baby
Heart For Your Home
A Morning Cup of Jo
Kristins Crochet
Needle Nerd
Anja Tissen Designs
Luba Davies Designs
Ivory Herman
Dawn Mackes

There are also articles about amigurumi, starting a Crochet Book Club (sounds fun!) and thread crochet.

Giveaway ends June 29, 2013 at 12:00am EST (Canada & US timezones).

Enter to win below or subscribe to Inspired Crochet here:
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Giveaway x 2!

Only 12-more hours to enter for your chance to win a copy of the June 2013 issue of Inspired Crochet, Digital Magazine !! Don’t miss out on your chance to win !

Giveaway x 2!

Hi Yarn Friends!! I have another giveaway for you 🙂 and this one ROCKS!Thanks to the generosity of “Inspired Crochet” – not one, buttwo lucky people will be able to win copies of the June 2013 issue of “Inspired Crochet” magazine!


That means that two lucky people will receive FOURTEEN crochet patterns; SIX of which are exclusive to the magazine!!Here are the Designers in this Issue – and some sneak peeks!

What Crocheter wouldn’t want to win this fabulous prize?  Enter below for YOUR chance to win 🙂
P.S.: In case you were wondering the winner of the “Not ANOTHER Owl Hat!” giveaway was Diane J!In other news, I am almost finished my May 2013 CAL for Google+ and I will post pics soon 🙂 The Not ANOTHER Owl Hat! is available in my shops on Ravelry and Craftsy 🙂 and I am working on two new patterns that I hope to post up in the next week – one is the baby blanket pattern I made for my sister’s new baby (who is enroute right now….) and one is for a simple beaded crochet bracelet (in multiple sizes).  Stay tuned for testing opportunities 🙂
Happy Crocheting!