Bitsy, the baby in a Donkey Suit

Bitsy, the baby in a Donkey Suit.

Tips for Selling Crochet Items #2: Listing your Items/Etsy Tips

Night Before Christmas Reversible Neck Warmer {FREE PATTERN!}

Love this reversible Neck Warmer – Free #Crochet Pattern!

Tips for Selling Crochet Items #1: Where to Sell your Items

Excellent Series about Selling Crocheted Items – Suggested read to anyone looking at selling!

Introducing “Dear ELK Studio” – A Crocheting Column

Dear ELK Studio… A Crochet Column like Dear Abby! You won’t want to miss this!!

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Dear ELK StudioWhen I was a kid one of my favorite pass times was to read Dear Abby.  Dear Abby was a daily column in the local newspapers and was always filled with juicy answers. (You can still find the column on-line).  People would write to her asking for advice about all types of issues such as relationship, family or even love questions.  I LOVED reading all her responses because they were short, sweet and to the point.  It was all in fun anyway, but I’m sure some people took her answers very seriously.

Well, I’ve thought for a while what I could do to give back to all of you that take the time to come over to my blog.  Why not do something like Dear Abby but call it Dear ELK Studio?  I’m part of a few groups, as well as have one of my own, and someone is…

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Mooshka dolls

Another stunning #free #crochet design from Vanja!


This week we have got new treat for all doll lovers.

Girls will love this one. Moms and grandmothers as well as it is easy and fast project to do and doll is not a small one and has no tiny pieces to sew or work with. I find it real treat for big and small ones and all thanks to Kathy from Facebook group who asked for the pattern to be created for her granddaughter.

Here are two of my Mooshka dolls I made while working on the pattern.Mooshka dolls2Will not talk to much but will leave you with the pattern and few more photos of dolls. For any questions you might need while working on this little cute one, please feel free to contact me and ask.

To give you better presentation on how doll looks like when done, tried to make photos from side and back view…

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Two Halves Heart – Free Crochet Pattern for Valentine’s Day!

Perfect for Valentines Day 🙂

Crochet #TwitterHop Anyone?

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Looking for inspiration? Other people who love yarn and crochet as much as you? Then let’s have a Crochet #TwitterHop to make some new Yarn Friends Shall We?


Hope to see you here!

Quack quack babies

Yeah! New Pattern from Vanja! and of course I love it 🙂 and so do my Littles!! Thanks Vanja 🙂 Hugs, Rhondda


Last year I have introduced Quack Quack parents. Hope you still remember them. They were accepted very well and have seen many of them done for the past few months.

One of the nice blog followers who is with me since the first day I started here is dear friend Amanda Turner. She came up with completely new pattern using the Quack one I made. She made duckling and drake first, but then was missing the baby. In order to do that she cut the original pattern in half; rows, stitches….and came up with baby duckling. Miniature, miniature duckling to make and add to duckling family.

Amanda sent me the pattern to try out and I was thrilled the way duckling was coming out. First one I made was with 5 ply cotton yarn and 2 mm hook and it ended up not bigger than 6 cm (2 1⁄2″)…

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If I Died Tomorrow… This is What I Would Want You To Remember of Me!

Very eloquently said –

Knot Just Yarn Blog

I get discouraging emails from people who cross compare their lives, their skills and make assumptions based on what others have achieved or have ‘perceived’ to have achieved.

Though society claims to be community oriented and for the betterment of human kind, truth is this… and some of you will jump up and say Halleluiah and others will be in strong self denial. We as a human race are conditioned to be competitive and selfish. This my friends is what leads many of us, including me, into depressive states of mind and much more.

Today, while reading the inbox. A woman is really down on herself that she is unable to accomplish what others have on The Crochet Crowd. The projects she does isn’t to the caliber of others posting. She’s upset and feels she will never be good enough.


If I died tomorrow, please remember…

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