Jul 11, 2012

The Search for the (Perfect) Ten

July 11--Share 5 or 10 of your favorite blogs or websites.

Since becoming a blogger myself, it has been my pleasure to be introduced to so many other bloggers. The Summer Blog Challenge has been the primary source of my new blogs, as has Pinterest and Facebook.

I can't tell you how I fell into this group of charming young moms that make up most of the Summer Blog Challenge. Just by chance I read someone who mentioned someone, and the next thing I knew, I was on Going Green With the Grizls , the orginator of this blog challenge. Over 140 bloggers signed up for the challenge. Names like mum, mom, mommy, baby, diaper, frugal, green, and giveaways pepper the list. Through this medium, they have formed a small world, a community, a village in which to raise a child.

I started my blog though to promote my Etsy business. Naturally, I searched for crafting and crocheting blogs. Anything that had to do with yarn and selling, I gravitated towards it. Handmadeology, which calls itself the Science of Handmade, is one of the first I found. I also stumbled across Regretsy (Where DYI Meets WTF) which I read for lessons in what not to do and to get a chuckle at someone else's expense.

From Regretsy. Why a proofreader is helpful. (The error has since been corrected on the seller's site.)

Moogly offers free crochet and knit pattern; Yes! Suna Knits is the blog of a friend of mine that occasionally blogs about....knitting; and, how could I forget Mad Mad Me when it is so inspirational. Karen at color in a simple life has brilliant tutorials for crochet; Crochet With Raymond is another colorful blog, but it just went on hiatus. You can still access her patterns and enjoy her rainbow creations.

 From Granny Tea Cozy Tutorial! Crochet With Raymond
Some miscellaneous blogs I enjoy regularly are Chicken Scratch, Pretty Cool Shops, and Farm Chicks. Well, that is more than 10, but I hope you enjoy the variety.


  1. The tea cozy is such a clever design. I really like the colors of the yarn also. You have a lot of great links in this post. Need to take peek at them now! :)

  2. So cute and homey!!! The cozy and the cat!

  3. I feel the same way about the SBC. It's really a wonderful group, and I'm glad that all of us have come together for it! :)
    Thanks for regresty! I'm heading over right now, 'cause it seems to be a favorite among us at SBC.

  4. Thanks for sharing these blog links. I will take a look at them =)


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