Thursday, 12 December 2013


I've been so blessed...(and as a result a little stressed)...but so thankful to have had so many sales during the last month! Here's a peek at a few of my most popular items...

Mint Green Fingerless Mittens

Christmas Wine Bottle Toppers

Baby Elf Hat

If you'd like to see more of what is still available, click here to visit my shop: Sunshine Makings

Remember to use coupon code: SSBLOG for a 10% discount.


Friday, 29 November 2013

Black Friday Sale - Cyber Monday Sale


15% off everything in our shop and prices are already marked down for easy shopping! 
No coupon codes necessary!
Visit Sunshine Makings to get your bargains!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Baby Hat Free Crochet Pattern

I am excited to share another free pattern! It's been long enough, right? It's a free crochet pattern for a baby hat. The crocheted baby hat pattern is a basic and easy design. It is for a 3-6 month old baby. What's great about it is that it can be embellished in so many ways...add a flower, butterfly, initials, owl eyes, or bear ears like I'm planning on adding to this one! 

baby hat free crochet pattern

The free baby hat crochet pattern will work up very quickly for experienced crocheters. It is also a perfect pattern for beginners who might want to crochet more than a square or rectangle and venture on to crocheting in rounds. If you make one, I'd love to know it...and see pictures! :)


I'm linking up to these fabulous parties!

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Mint Green & Grey Fingerless Gloves

crocheted fingerless mittens

Today, I am happy to show two different styles of crocheted fingerless gloves - one that I made and one from my mom.

mint green fingerless mittens

These mint green fingerless gloves are made from acrylic/wool blend yarn and are long enough to cover most of your fingers.

crocheted fingerless mittens

I love the color because it's nice to see a bright color during the 100 days of darkness, which is our name for the shorter winter days.

crocheted fingerless mittens
 These cute grey fingerless mittens aren't as bright, but you can't go wrong with grey.

grey crocheted fingerless mittens

These fingerless mittens are an easy pair to wear and look adorable on anyone. I mean this when I say it because I saw more than a few ladies try them on at two craft fairs I sold at recently (more to come on that). They were my biggest seller!

crocheted fingerless mittens

You can find both of these styles and colors in our Etsy shop, Sunshine Makings.

Remember to use coupon code: SSBLOG for a 10% discount.


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Trying to Reach 100

I just noticed that I'm almost to 100 fans on my facebook page!! 

Since it is so close and I'd really like to see that nice looking number on my page, I'm going to offer a surprise to my 100th fan! :) Will it be you??

If you want to like my facebook page, click here!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Organic Cotton Cowl

Organic Cotton Cowl by Sunshine Makings

Here is a new creation crocheted from one of my favorite yarns by Lion Brand - Nature's Choice Organic Cotton. It is a super soft Organic Cotton Cowl. I can't claim credit for this gorgeous cowl, though, because it was made by my mom (jerryandkay).

Organic Cotton Cowl by Sunshine Makings

I've use the same organic cotton for a variety of crochet projects, including a mug cozy (free pattern here), coffee cup sleeve, and baby blanket for my sister who's little boy is just one week old. :) 
My favorites are the baby blanket and cowl.

Organic Cotton Cowl by Sunshine Makings

If you want a cowl of your own, you can find them in our Etsy shop, Sunshine Makings. They can be made in three colors: blue, pink, or green.

Remember to use coupon code: SSBLOG for a 10% discount.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Simple Cowl Crochet Pattern

easy crochet cowl pattern : sunshine makings

About a week ago, I showed my Wednesday WIP and today it is finished. I now have a pattern for a crocheted cowl written and available to you! It is a great cowl pattern for beginners and will make a quick crochet project for experienced crocheters. 

easy crochet cowl pattern : sunshine makings

You can find the cowl crochet pattern and finished crochet cowls (for those of you that want one, but don't want to make one) in my Etsy shop, Sunshine Makings, along with a few other new additions.

easy crochet cowl pattern : sunshine makings

Some quick details:
The simple crochet cowl is made with chunky/bulky yarn.
It is easy enough for beginners and will work up very quickly for experienced crocheters.

easy crochet cowl pattern : sunshine makings

I hope you like it and would love to hear any feedback from you if you decide to make one.

If you prefer patterns that are free, click here to find some in my collection of free patterns.

If you do decide to visit Sunshine Makings and purchase anything, please use this coupon code to receive a 10% discount: SSBLOG

Monday, 7 October 2013

CIJ Member Feature

etsy christmas in july

I'm thrilled to be featured today on the Etsy Christmas in July blog! Hop on over and take a look to learn more about our shop, Sunshine MakingsEvery Monday there is a different shop featured, so it's a great way to discover more creative and talented artists who sell on Etsy. There are also some other great things happening at Etsy Christmas in July...not just in July but all year long!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Wednesday WIP 4

Crochet Cowl by Sunshine Makings

Hi! I'm working on a new cowl crochet pattern...hope to finish and have it available soon!

If you like to crochet and like things that are free, please take a look at my collection of free crochet patterns.

Or, if you don't crochet, but love the look you can find all kinds of crochet goodies in my Etsy shop. I've also got a lovely infinity scarf pattern for sale there.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Wine Bottle Toppers

I've been getting ready for Christmas since July! My mom and I made these adorable hat and scarf wine bottle toppers when I was visiting over the summer.

I love how they dress up the bottles and think they are just perfect for a hostess gift. They are now available in our Etsy shop!

And, of course, these bottle toppers aren't just limited to wine bottles. They will easily fit a variety of bottle tops, including sparkling cider, any similarly shaped bottle...even a beer bottle!

We've got four matching set options as you see here.

Happy Holidays...they're just around the corner!

If you do decide to stop by our Etsy shop, Sunshine Makings, please enjoy 10% off your purchase with this coupon code: SSBLOG

Monday, 23 September 2013

I'm Back...with some Madeline Pattern Info

I know I've been missing for a while...a long while...and here's why. I've decided to take a small step back from blogging. As life continues, the children grow up, and as I'm sure you all know there comes time and time again a moment to evaluate and prioritize a new stage of life. In doing this, I've decided to put blogging a bit lower on my list of priorities. However, please do not think this means that I'm disappearing completely! I'm still creating and will therefore still be sharing on my blog. My posts will probably be shorter and less frequent. My current creations of the moment it are mostly for my Etsy shop and upcoming craft fairs, which I am really excited about and will be sharing about soon!  For now, here is a quick catch up on promised information about the Madeline outfit I made for Sew Many Books...

Madeline Costume by Sunny Stitching

Madeline Jacket: Butterick B5809
Madeline Dress: Butterick B5876

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Sew Many Books: Madeline's Rescue

I'm super excited to be participating in the Nap-Time Creations Sew Many Books sewing series. Head on over and check out my full post inspired by Madeline, one of my daughter's favorite book characters.

You'll see more of the clothes and get to enjoy our condensed version of Madeline's Rescue.

And if you want to see even more pictures and learn details of my daughter's new favorite outfit, come back here in a couple days when I'll be sharing our recent trip to Paris where we visited some of the actual sites from the books...a wonderful way to explore Paris with my kids!

Here's who is joining in the fun this month:
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Nap-TimeCreations - Buzzmills - All This For Them - Wild Wandering - Cocoa Pie Creations 
Sunny Stitching - Bless by Tone - Coles Corner and Creations - Nap Time Crafters
Threading my Way - Welcome to the Mouse House - Sewing like Mad - Sews N Bows
Simple Simon and Co- iCandy Handmade

Be sure to stop by Nap-Time Creations on these days for some great giveaways
August 6th- $50 to & free Personalized kids book from
August 13th- Pattern Pack from Peek-a-Boo Patterns 
August 20th- Pattern Pack from Coles Corner and Creations & A Remnant Surprise Book
if you are interested in sponsoring a giveaway or participating in NEXT years Sew Many Books series e-mail Emily at nap-timecreations{at}hotmail{dot}com
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