Bunny on a Carrot Wall Hanging

Here’s my latest pattern! It’s a super fun bunny on a carrot wall hanging! I had so much fun designing this one! It’s about 16.5″ long, but works up very fast! You have plenty of time before Easter to make one or two!

The pattern is on sale 30% off now through April 5 in my Ravelry shop, no coupon code required!

Here are some of my testers wall hangings!

Lisa Myszka Hudson of LMH Creates made this one!

Becky Mueller made this sweet wall hanging!

Kimberly Neubauer made this one!

And Leanne Lewis of Leanne’s Loopy Creations made this one!

If you make one, I would love to see it! You can post a picture in Ravelry or on my Facebook page! Happy Crafting!!

April Crochet-a-Long!

We are getting ready for the April crochet-a-long in my CAL group!! The theme for the month of April is “Try Something New!” My sweet admin, Lashele of Lil’ Miss Monkey Doodles is leading the fun.

Since this is Lashele’s first time hosting a CAL she decided to make it a “first” CAL. The patterns she has chosen may challenge some of you as it may be a “first” time doing the stitch, yarn, etc. The patterns are Azure the Winter Sprite, Lamb Noggin Pal & Winkie the Elf Noggin Pal (my first Noggin pattern.) Can you see a pattern 😉? Hopefully you will challenge yourself with something new & you will play along.

Also during the month Lashele will be doing a fun game/giveaway. Every day she will post a question in the group. All the answers can be found in the group, Made by Mary Facebook page, here on this website or my Ravelry page. Some will be easy & some you may have to search for. These questions will be open for 24hrs. The top 5 with the most correct answers will win a pattern of choice from my pattern shop!

Now through April 12, all three patterns are on sale 40% off with coupon code: TRYSOMETHINGNEW.

So are you ready to Crochet-a-Long??? Here is April’s schedule:

Azure the Sprite
April 3-9: face, eyes, ears and antlers
April 10-16: body
April 17-23: legs & arms
April 24-30: tail & finish up

Lamb Noggin Pal
April 3-9: face muzzle, ears, bow
April 10-16: head (body)
April 17-23: arms & legs
April 24-30: tail & finish off

Winkie the Elf Noggin Pal
April 3-9: nose & ears
April 10-16: body
April 17-23: legs & arms
April 24-30: hat & finish up.

Make sure you put your pictures in each album in the CAL group on time so you can be entered in the weekly prize drawings! We hope to see you for the fun!!!

Beatrix the Bird

Meet Beatrix the Bird! She is so much fun to hold and cuddle, and she is a great spring decoration! Just in time for Easter! The pattern comes with instructions to make the bird, bird bath and flowers! My testers made so many fun colored birds!

Lisa Myszka Hudson of LMH Creates, made the sweet tropical bird.

Deanna Albon of Hey Can You Crochet Me A…, made a cute pink bird!

Kimberly Neubauer made hers into a Robin!  I love all the fun possibilities with this pattern! You can pick up the pattern in my Ravelry shop now through March 24 on sale 30% off, no coupon code required!

The Yellow Bench

The first few years my husband and I were married, my mother-in-law would get all the girls together and we would craft. Usually with wood of some sort. One year we made benches. Mine has been on my porch and other various places. A few years ago I decided to lighten things up and I painted my bench bright yellow and some second hand chairs blue, red and green. I was given a simple table and my daughter painted it red with a checkerboard on the top. When I started taking pictures of my dolls, I was told outside has the best lighting. I found the bench to be my favorite place to take pictures!

This year all my colorful porch decor had to be put away for our Christmas lights display, and I just got it out again today! My bench and chairs are falling apart a little, and I’ve been told it’s better to take pictures with a white background, but I love it so much that as often as I can, I’ll still be using the yellow bench as my background!

New Pattern! Rascal the Raccoon

Winter has been long and cold this year! We have had so much snow and I have loved every minute of it! Springtime is rolling around now and so are those lovely spring showers! Rascal the Raccoon is totally ready for spring and those rain showers with his trusty umbrella and fun rain jacket! His rain jacket is removable so he can catch some rays if the sun comes out! Now through March 17, Rascal is on sale in my Ravelry shop 30% off making the pattern $3.50! No coupon code is required, just add him to your cart!


March Crochet-a-Long

What is a Crochet-a-long? It is a super fun way to make a crochet project with a group of people all doing the same thing at the same time! There are deadlines so if you have a hard time finishing a project, the deadlines help you stay on track and actually finish! Also if you have questions, there are plenty of people to ask and receive help from! I have a great CAL group on Facebook Made by Mary CAL. Each month we have a new project. So far we have done several fun crochet projects. For the month of March there are 2 options: Buster the Bunny and Seymore the Skunk. Use coupon code: MARCHCAL to get 30% off either or both of these patterns through March 15.

Here is the schedule:
March 1-7: Hands, Arms, Feet, Legs
March 8-14: Body
March 15-21: Skunk: Muzzle, Tail and Back Stripe, Bunny: Muzzle, Nose, Ears, Belly
March 22-29: Everything else!

In the facebook group there is a photo album for each one. Here are the links to the albums: Skunk and Bunny. Each week complete the requirements and put your pictures in the respective album. Random winners are chosen to receive free patterns. At the end, if you have completed your design on time and have your photo in the correct album, you will get a free pattern from my Ravelry shop! Come join the fun and CAL with us!