Faux Cable Crochet Blanket

When I was a little girl of about 9 years old, the same age my daughter is now, I went away to Brownie camp. Or was it Girl Guides at that age? I can’t remember. I do remember, however, the project that I completed to get my seamstress badge. My mother had given me an old flannel military issue blanket and around the edge I’d done a blanket stitch with blue embroidery thread. It became my camp blanket and I used it whenever I was away at camp. I don’t know what happened to it but when I think of the sort of blanket I want to snuggle up with around the fire or drape over my shoulders after the sun sets I think of that blanket. It was thick and heavy and warm. It wasn’t very beautiful or soft but it was comforting none the less.

There’s something about the iconic Hudson’s Bay blanket that reminds me of that old blanket of mine. The weight and flannel fabric were sort of the same. This is all a rather round about way of explaining how I connected the colours of Lion Brand Hudson Bay yarn to the blanket design I wished to create with it. I wanted to see pronounced stitching, I wanted texture and I wanted it to be heavy and warm. Where I landed makes me very, very happy.

free crochet blanket pattern

This is the second crochet pattern of my own design. The first is a basket that also utilizes the same Hudson Bay coloured yarn and you can find that HERE. Can we take a moment to love on my new (to me) antique rocking chair? I’m pretty in love with it and it has a non-rocking partner. Both of these will be perfect in our new northern home. I imagine that I’ll use my blanket, cuddled up by the fire in this rocking chair on many occasions.

free blanet pattern crochet

I just love the look of cables on knitted and crocheted items, don’t you? It’s such a classic look and also creates incredible texture. I have not yet mastered a real cabled technique but this pattern uses easy to complete front post stitches which do a pretty good job of faking out the appearance of cables. If you need to learn this stitch, there’s a video tutorial HERE. You’ll notice that the FPTR is worked around the post and not through the loops of the stitch.

faux cabled crochet blanket pattern

I designed this blanket in 4 sections for a rather strange reason. I like to be able to take my crochet on the go and when I do that, I don’t like to have a big, unruly mess to haul about. Working like this means it’s easy to take a section on the go, leaving the rest behind. When you have all four sections complete then you simply stitch them together and finish with a hem and border.

easy cabled crochet blanket

This blanket is the ideal size for one to snuggle with on the couch. If you wished to make it larger it would be easy to do so by simply making an additional section and adding rows to make each section longer. If you follow the pattern you will end up with a blanket sized approximately 54″x 44″

This is a fun pattern that is relatively quick to work up and I think the end result is pretty stunning. It’s much more elegant than my old camp blanket but it still gives me that nostalgic, summer camping, making smores, swatting mosquitoes, sitting around the fire cozy, Canadian feel. I hope you like it too.


Free Crochet Pattern Download

Create an Instant Patio

This is the second post in my series on Backyard Entertaining with Lowe’s. If you missed it, you can find post #1 HERE. Thanks for reading along!

Okay, enough teasing, here is where I talk about which fireplace I chose and my thought process as to why I picked that one. I’ll also show you how to set up an instant, temporary patio so you can entertain anywhere in your yard! Flexibility is important for me because I really like to maximize budgets and minimize clutter. I love to be able to move things around when different circumstances call for it and if I feel like my decisions are set in stone then I get anxious about making commitments. I don’t like that, it means that things stay un-decorated and we can’t have that!

Okay, the fireplace. I chose the gorgeous copper wood burning one. Did you have any doubts about where my love landed? I couldn’t leave the copper behind! Of course, half of Alberta has been on fire since I bought it and there’s been a non-stop fire ban and so I haven’t been able to burn it yet. It’s a small price to pay for safety and it hasn’t stopped me from admiring it every time it comes into my view. My brilliant friend Merry told me that you can get kits for retrofitting them to propane so I might just do that in the future and then BAM, best of both worlds!

fire pit

I don’t know if you saw my last post but we have big news that we’ll be moving soon. We will have half of the summer here in our current home and then half of the summer at our new home in Fort St. John BC. I don’t want to miss out on enjoying our outside spaces just because we won’t be here all summer so I’ve made an instant and temporary patio that can be put up and taken down in just a few minutes. It’s easy to set up when you need it and put it away when you’re finished! Flexibility is what it’s all about for us right now. We’ll have a new set up in the next house so things will be reworked for that space later on.

What you Need: 

Outdoor Area Rug – I chose this smart and neutral Navy number – it was only $89 for a 5×7!

Cork Tiles – I bought two packs of these guys.

Plastic Runners – I used two of these for protecting the lawn

What you Do:

Lay out your plastic runners where you want to place your furniture. Then, lay the cork on top of those. The runners will keep the legs of your furniture from puncturing the lawn and the cork will help distribute weight evenly. You can fiddle with the cork to help flatten out your patio. If you have a divot in the surface of the lawn that your chair is wobbling in then place the cork tile there to allow your chair a flat surface to sit upon.

When you are comfortable with your patio surface, cover it over with your outdoor area rug and there you go! Instant patio!


NOTE: To avoid damaging the grass, leave your patio in place for no more than 48 hours. Your lawn needs access to sunshine and fresh air to stay healthy and green. But that’s the beauty of this quick and easy pop up patio. Set it up, take it down. It can happen quickly over and over all summer as you need it for entertaining in your backyard!

You will need a relatively flat surface for this to work well but the cork will help a lot for keeping your chairs stable.

I’m dying to show you my finished backyard patio but that comes in the next post! I’ll just share a peek at one of my unexpected favourite pieces. This Super with a capital S, cute candle lantern! It was only $19.99 and I popped an LED candle into it. I regret only buying one. I think I need to go back and get a couple more. I love the pop of colour they give but they aren’t heavy or busy to look at. They’re light and fun and provide some ambiance when the sun starts to set. I chose red because they go well with the wire organizer on the inspiration mason jars from my first post.

candle lantern

There we go! Stay tuned for the big reveal as that’s coming up soon!


How to make an instant patio right on your lawn!


I’m on the #lovelowes team this spring and am receiving product to facilitate this series of posts. As always, my opinions are my own.

Big (but not really bad) News

You know how it is when your brain is on one page but your heart is on another? That’s where I am right now, trying to put the words together for this post. We’ve had this in the works for months now but didn’t want to pull the trigger here on the interwebs until things were signed and delivered. Nothing I try to write feels right. On one hand, I’m ready for adventure and a new chapter, and there really was only one choice to be made, but on the other hand…

Life right now is good. Our home is lovely. Our friends are perfect. The kids are healthy and happy and thriving. Day to day is pretty good except for one thing. That one thing is that for the last year and a half my husband has only been here on weekends. He has been working up north and we have been here. He has been in BC and we are in AB. We miss him. He misses us. It’s difficult to raise two young kids by myself. There isn’t much of myself left over for anything else. The kids need their Dad. I need him too. He has been living in a hotel room, eating microwaveable peas because he is so sick of restaurant food, carting his belongings around in a suitcase, working 12 hour days because he can’t just stare at the hotel room wall…he might as well work. We’re all done with this scenario. It’s time to end it.

fort st john bc

Myself and the kids will be moving to Fort. St. John, BC so that we can all be together. I want to be excited and I want to puke at the same time. There has never been a moment where I’ve been so conflicted in my life. We would not have chosen this if it weren’t for the current oil and gas climate in Alberta. We LOVE living in Cochrane, we love Calgary. But so many have lost their jobs and my husband is lucky to still be working. He is lucky that this move comes with a promotion. We are all lucky to even have a choice like this and when I see what is happening in Fort Mac with the fires I feel so terrible for even feeling conflicted in the first place.

This choice was so difficult to make. We have made up our minds and then changed our minds hundreds of times. I campaigned to opt out and run away to a winery in Argentina. I would much rather go there than to the depths of the Canadian North. Wine and sand sounds better than snow and well, snow. Oh God there is going to be so much snow! We aren’t exactly sure when we’ll be wheels up and on the road – mid summer I suppose. We want the kids to finish out the school year. We will have a bit of summer here and a bit of summer there. We want time to settle in before the next school year begins.

Right now, we are house hunting and this is a process and a HALF, let me tell you. We are so tired and we should get back to it so I’ll wrap up. This Alberta girl will be in BC before the end of the summer. I still have some fun content scheduled for the near future so I hope you’ll tune in for that and then it might be a bit quiet for a while. Then I’ll be back with a brand new (to me) home to show you. I hope you’ll join me for our Northern adventure!

For my friends in Calgary and area I will still do my best to post ticket giveaways, event info and the like as I have some folks who can help me. For my clients, I will be contacting you soon to discuss any impact this may have. Thanks for your patience 🙂

Easy Cheater Falafel Pitas


The May long weekend is on the horizon and we are looking forward to warm weather and lighter fare! Bring on salads and easy entertaining and foods that are perfect for casual sharing. I’m so excited for the change of seasons this year.

One of my favourite things to eat when we’re out somewhere that serves it is falafel. If I see it on a menu then chances are I’m going to order it. I knew it was made with chickpeas and garlic but beyond that it was a flavour mystery. I sort of enjoyed hunting down this savoury treat and ignorantly enjoying it for what it is and not really knowing much about how it was made. My husband likes them too and the day finally came around when I decided I was ready to tackle this wonder and figure out how to make it at home because it’s a perfect warm weather food.


Traditionally, you would start with dried chickpeas and soak them overnight before blending and forming the falafel. There is no way that I’m going to do that, let’s be honest here. In the past when I’ve had a serving of falafel that wasn’t quite right, that I didn’t enjoy as much as the others, it was because the chickpeas were too dry or felt gritty on the tongue. I decided to simplify this process by using silky Sabra Hummus in place of soaked or tinned chickpeas.


This also allowed me to skip peeling garlic and adding tahini because all that is mixed into the hummus already. I’m pleased to say that it worked rather well and this could be made even easier by substituting fresh herbs for a ready-made paste (the sort that comes in a tube, in the refrigerator section of the produce department.) I used fresh herbs though because that’s what I had on hand.

panfried falafel with hummus

Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
Easily make these gluten free by substituting gluten free bread crumbs and gluten free all purpose flour.
  • ½ cup fresh parsley (or equivalent paste)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (or equivalent paste)
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup fine bread crumbs, divided
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 283g (10oz) container Sabra Roasted Garlic Hummus
  • pinch cumin
  • 2 tbsp oil for pan frying (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. If baking line a sheet pan with parchment and pre-heat oven to 350
  2. by hand or In a food processor chop fresh herbs until fine.
  3. In a large bowl mix herbs, flour, ¼ cup bread crumbs (reserving the rest for breading), hummus, lemon juice and cumin. Mix well until incorporated.
  4. If frying heat oil over medium heat in large non-stick pan
  5. Roll falafel mix into balls and flatten slightly into patties
  6. Press into second portion of bread crumbs until coated
  7. If pan frying, place into pan of heated oil and allow to cook approx 3 min per side until golden brown. If baking, place in oven for approx 30 min, flipping at the halfway point. Cook until golden brown.

I served my falafel patties in a pita pocket with cherry tomatoes and cucumber. We drizzled tzatziki over the works and dug in. These would be perfect on top of a lovely salad or set out on a platter as finger food. They’re ideal for dipping into cool tzatziki on a warm afternoon. This recipe makes 8 patties which is fantastic because I have leftovers calling my name for lunch today! I’ll be making these again and again over the summer so I’m off to stock up on hummus. If you wanted to make entertaining even easier, these could be made the day before and re-heated in a tinfoil pack in the oven, on the bbq or even over a campfire!



Calgary Expo 2016


calgary expo

The 11th annual Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo saw 103,500 people this year, only 500 short of their record attendance of last year. It is a world class event and the organizers do a better job each and every year. The hubby and I were there for a bit of fun on Saturday and it is just something to see. If you’ve never been then put it in your calendar now for next year so you don’t miss it!

We had a lot of fun just wandering around and sight seeing as we always do. Nothing surprises me anymore and sometimes I have no idea what some costumes are. I saw a guy pushing a cart of cabbages around. Anyone know what that is from? I’m clueless. I do know that this guy below was the Silver Surfer however.

silver surfer

My favourite part was attending the Orange is the new Black panel with Lea Delaria (Big Boo) and Jackie Cruz (Flaca.) Holy man are these gals entertaining. We laughed so much and Lea was throwing out the jokes fast and furiously as she is, and always has been, a stand up comedian.

orange is the new black


She had a lot to say about what OITNB has done for the “queer community” (her words) and said she realized that it was going to be a big deal after being chased down out front of a hardware store and asked to sign a screwdriver. Aside from the laughs, it became very clear that she has a heart of gold. She spoke of her parents who had both passed and nearly had me in tears.

I saw way, WAY more than anticipated in the way of fibre arts this year. There was even a booth full of yarn! Calgary Expo really has something for everyone to enjoy whether you’re the biggest Star Trek nerd or just want to dress up as Elmo (saw it) or whether you just want to wander around and gawk at the masses like me.

stash at calgary expo


If you’re curious about past years you can find those posts HERE

You likely don’t know this about me

Something you might not know about me is that I have a thing for efficiency.  If I can save 10 seconds I will do it. If I can save 10 seconds and 10 cents then I really get excited. I tell people it’s because I’m productive and driven but really, it comes down to the fact that I’m kinda lazy. And cheap. I’m cheap and lazy. Aren’t we all? If I can save time in a task that I do not like then I can allocate that time to a task that I do like. If I can save money on things I do not enjoy then I can spend money on yarn. I mean, many other things that I do enjoy. I think it’s human nature to behave this way don’t you?

This desire to be efficient and spend less basically means I tend to jump at the chance to acquire gadgets. Can I save time and money processing my own peanut butter at home? Yes. I can! So the food processor becomes an essential gadget. Can I save time and money on gas and electric if we change a few things around the house? Yes! We can. If we make our homes smarter.

nest thermostat updating

The Nest thermostat is one such gadget. It learns when we’re home and away, it knows the weather conditions, it monitors how often it’s on and off and it can be controlled by my phone. This ability to control it via my phone comes back to the lazy bit. When I’m in bed and realizing it’s sort of stuffy in the house then I can reach my phone on the bedside table and turn the heat down.

Have you ever tried to program your thermostat? It’s a pain in the rear and you end up with something that kinda works if you stick to the schedule you set but we never did. I’m in and out of the house a million times a day. This Nest knows when I’m home or away because it has a motion detector in it that watches us. I promise it’s not creepy! Over time, it will make adjustments according to what happens in real life – not what I programmed into it 2 years ago. It shows the temperature we’ve set it to and the times it runs in the Energy History tab. You can see that it is running over night because it’s still cold at night but during the day it’s hardly on at all.


It was super easy to install, I did it myself in about 10 min. Then activating an account and all of that was easy too. Now it’s just something that works and I don’t even think about it.

Did you know that over 60% of people realize that smart devices are beneficial yet only 34% of people have them? What’s up with that? I know there’s a bit of an investment that needs to happen but it’s totally worth it in the long run. Just like putting in a new window or beefing up your insulation.

“Today, we’re seeing basic functionality like controlling lighting or thermostats from our smartphones, but soon, innovations like biometric security systems, intelligent kitchens and home health solutions will make our lives so much safer, healthier and easier that smart home technology will become integral to our digital lifestyles,” said Rob Currie, vice-president of Mobile Devices at TELUS.

I’ve also been playing around with the Philips Hue lighting system. The bulbs themselves operate at only 9 watts and have a lifespan of 25000 hours but that’s only half of the story. These bulbs can also know when you’re home and away so they can turn themselves off or on and if you sync them with other devices via IFTTT they can add to safety as well, say, turning red when the Nest detector smells CO2. I love that I can change the shade of the bulbs- you can make them whatever colour you want! They are pretty fun and you can even sync them up to movies or find an app that makes them look like fireworks. I can have fireworks in my kitchen now.

Here’s a video review I found that gives a good rundown of this product.


I think we’re going to see more homes with smart devices installed in years to come and I am excited to see what other functionalities they bring us over time. Are you planning to install a smart device? Have you thought about it or is it not something that interests you? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

**As a member of #teamTELUS I sometimes receive products and services to facilitate content.  All opinions remain my own. My good friends at TELUS commissioned a study all about smart home technology and you can read that here.

Quick Gluten Free Breading for Chicken or Fish

gluten free breading for chicken or fish

This posts in one from the archives that needed a bit of an update…I thought I’d reshare it so it could find a home in the index!

My sister and my father both have Celiacs. It means they have to eat a gluten free diet. Last time I was at home, my mom was frustrated with her lack of dinner options as almost everything includes flour. She was wanting to make fish, fried fish. But how do you make fried fish without flour? We jumped on the net and found two options. Corn Meal and Instant Potato flakes. We decided to try both and see what worked best. The Corn Meal was just gross. Ewww. The Potato Flakes were surprisingly good! I even liked it better than a heavy batter or flour coating. And the best thing is it’s super quick and easy.

I’ve continued to use this method at home now even though none of us have celiacs just because it’s so fast, simple and tasty.

A couple days ago I even used them on chicken for chicken fingers. I didn’t even use egg, just made sure the chicken was moist enough for the flakes to stick. So easy! The only thing you need to do is season your meat well because the flakes are pretty bland. A little salt and pepper fixes that right up. I’ve not tried this on beef yet, if you do pop by and let me know how it worked.

Backyard Blues

This is my first post in a series about backyard entertaining with Lowe’s. Find out which fireplace I chose in post #2 – it can be found HERE

When we bought this home it was brand new and there was no landscaping at all. It had also been on the market for a year and so there was a year’s worth of weeds everywhere. We were limited in our budget so we weed whacked our way through that summer and then the snow came and we did nothing. Year two had us out in the front yard. We put down stone as the slope is sort of weird there and we weren’t interested in mowing it. The stone looked great, we put in some shrubs and a rose bush and called it a day. That ate up the budget for that year so more weed whacking happened in the back yard and that was it. Last year we hired landscapers to get up all the weeds and put down sod. They also finished the fence and installed a gate. It was a lot of money (for us!) to do both yards and timing was such that by the time they were done, there wasn’t much point in putting in a garden or flowers as the season was pretty far along. The kids bounced on the trampoline for the rest of the summer and we watered sod and kept it alive. When I write it out like this it sure nails home how short our summer season is here!

This year we are going to spend some time in the back yard. We want to sit out there with cool drinks and maybe have a fire pit. We want to enjoy the investment that went into the space so far but to do that we have to bring it away from the bare-bones state that it’s in now. Now, it’s just a flat yard with a fence.

backyard before

See? Sad.

To the right of the grassy area shown on the photo is a bit more space and then the trampoline, but it looks the same over there. Just grass. Nothing else. Also to note, the white railing on the bottom of the photo is our deck. There is no access from the deck to the yard and the deck is pretty small. We have a bbq there but we would never entertain there….there’s just not enough room.

We need seating. We need a focal point. We need some sort of plan. So I set out to put one together, again, our budget is limited but I thought I’d share my vision!



Seating – standing around is okay, but I like somewhere to sit and sip a cool drink. Seats for 2-4 people would be ideal and I would love if we could use them both on our small deck and out in the yard if we had a group over.

Defined space – right now, the ‘flooring’ is grass and there’s a lot of it. I don’t want things to feel like they are floating in space. I need something to pull it all together.

Focal point – We always want something to ground our eye, even when we don’t realize it and I’d like that thing to be gorgeous!

Lighting – Nothing crazy, I don’t think we need any big fixtures or wired in things but I would like a bit of light out there even if it’s just candles.



available at Gifts & Gadgets in Spruce Grove or at Heritage Park in Calgary

These mason jars with straws are my inspiration. I love the red. I love the casual vibe. I love the structure with the organizer caddy. They are super fun and I was drawn to them right away. I kept these in my mind as I shopped.


I’d love to have a casual space where myself and a friend can sit and watch the kids bounce on the trampoline and have a beverage and talk. I’m not looking to have huge parties out there – that just isn’t me. Entertaining one can be just as lovely as entertaining 12! As things are right now, nobody is going out there except the kids and I’d like to change that up. To get all of this accomplished I’ve done a bit of shopping at Lowes.


I can’t WAIT to show you what I’ve bought and how I pull this all together and I am SO excited to get to use my space. Backyard Blues be gone! Lowe’s had a HUGE selection of fire tables and fire pits and furniture and accessories. I had a hard time choosing but shopping was a blast. Stay tuned as I share my tips and tricks for easy backyard entertaining with Lowes over the next few weeks!

shopping at lowes

I’m on the #lovelowes team this spring and am receiving product to facilitate this series of posts. As always, my opinions are my own.


Giving back

Our days are busy and by the end of them it’s time to sink into the couch and turn on the tube. I’m tired. We all are. Making time for extra things is super hard but we try to remember to give back. We aren’t in the position to donate large amounts of time right now, as much as I would like to. Instead we look for little ways to help out. We donate unwanted household items to the local thrift shop. We buy Girl Guide cookies. We have our kids participate in fundraising activities at school. Little things that we can squeeze in here and there throughout the year do make a difference – especially when the entire community gets involved.

One of the reasons I jumped at the chance to be a #teamtelus member is that TELUS makes giving back a part of their corporate culture. It’s scheduled in over the course of the year, they have specific opportunities set up for employees to get involved too. They sure do get involved, let me tell you. I’ve had first hand experience being included in their Give where we live activities.

#givewherewelive @telus

A photo posted by Heather (@hometoheather) on

We volunteered at the Calgary Food Bank in 2014 for the TELUS Day of Giving. In 2013 we planted spring flowers and pulled weeds and tidied the grounds at Ronald McDonald House.

photo credit to:  Darren Makowichuk/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

photo credit to: Darren Makowichuk/Calgary Sun/QMI Agency

This year, TELUS is helping me do even more for my local community and with their help $500 is going to the Boys and Girls Club here in Cochrane where I live. The Boys and Girls Club provide safe, care and support for kids after school. They are an extremely important part of the community and I know they’ll put this money to good use for those who use their services here at home. If you can spare a moment to volunteer with a local organization or even give a small donation – together we can make a big difference.

In 2015 alone, TELUS, team members and retirees contributed more than $43.98 million and volunteered over 830,000 hours of service in communities in Canada and internationally. When we all do a little, it adds up to a lot! These are people with full time jobs, families and after school activities but they make it a part of their year to take an afternoon to give back. I love SO MUCH that I have had the opportunity to be involved!

If you would like to know more about how TELUS works with communities across Canada or to request a grant for a charity you’re involved with see the Community Partnerships website. Thanks to #teamtelus for all you do here at home and across the country.

crochet oval basket – free pattern

Free pattern crochet basket oval

Okay, okay, yes. I have been mildly obsessed with crochet. Just a little. But you guys, it’s become this cathartic thing in my life that I can’t put down. No matter what is going on during the day, no matter what is out of my control, I can sit down and crochet and have a physical item in the end that can be held or worn or used. There is something so soothing about that. Then on top of that, I go to the store and oogle all the beautiful yarn and it’s like a treasure hunt to find the perfect one. It’s hard to choose and so I bring home a few skeins and then I go back for a few more and then I’m almost done a project, if only I had one more skein of the right colour it could be finished. It’s a problem. I needed somewhere to put all this yarn and so the logical answer was to crochet a basket.

crochet stash basket pattern

But then I loved that basket so much that I needed another and I also wanted to be able to share the pattern so that you could crochet your own basket. Everyone needs a basket, right? A basket for storing pretty yarn is just something we all need in our lives. Yes?

free crochet pattern oval basket

This beginner project is fairly simple and the use of thick, chunky yarn makes it work up pretty fast. I added leather handles I salvaged from an old purse the the first one I made and it’s my favourite ever. But I also included instructions for easy crocheted handles so you don’t need to have leather handy.

crochet pattern stash basket oval

If you’re counting yes, there’s a peek of a third basket in that photo above. I had to get the pattern right for you. Obsessed. I’m not wrong in saying that. Utterly obsessed. This crochet basket pattern is customizable in that you can use whatever colour combinations you want. You can make it striped, you can do them all one colour with matching handles or you can do contrasting handles. Whatever you want to do, you can do it because that’s what’s amazing about crochet!

crochet stash basket with leather handles

Okay, the pattern. It’s a free download for you – all that I ask is that you subscribe to my email list – also free. You’ll get one email a week with all the new content that’s shared here. Recipes, crafty ideas, awesome prize giveaways and more. As soon as you subscribe you’ll be able to download this pattern via PDF. Simple. Easy. Free. You’ll also get instant access to any downloads I’ve offered in the past. Bonus.


If you’re already an email subscriber (thank you!) you can access the pattern download through the link in your last email newsletter or it will be accessible through the newest email coming out Thursday.

I’m really excited to share this and I hope you’ll give me feedback if you decide to make one. If there’s anything I can do to answer crochet questions or offer help please let me know and I’ll do my best! Happy crafting all 🙂