I’m a Nominee!

The Crochet Awards Comments

The Crochet Awards


What a surprise! I was on The Crochet Awards website, voting for my friend’s vest design – and as I was going through the different categories and came upon the Best Cowl section, I noticed my Snow Queen Cowl had been nominated! I then saw that I had a comment on my pattern in my Ravelry shop, letting me know.
Snow Queen Cowl by Harvester Products

Snow Queen Cowl by Harvester Products


This is one excited designer, here! Please take a moment and vote for my design – I’d really appreciate it! http://www.thecrochetawards.com

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The Last Goodbye

For a long while now I have felt that something needed to change regarding my business. For one thing, even though I am beyond thankful for the many orders that I receive – I have felt burdened by them. They have been so numerous that my creativity has been pushed aside. When I sit down to work on orders with dread, but my heart’s longing is to create new designs – that’s not where I want to be.

One of the things that has prevented me from making a change (besides the obvious income) is my pride. I have been told so many times I cannot count that my work is the best, that my character hats are spot-on and better than anything else out there, that I am the Queen of Disney hats, etc. It sure can puff a girl up. I KNOW my designs are good. I don’t mind saying that. I set out to make that name for myself, and it feels good.

The main thing – the thing that conked me on the head – is this: What I am doing is against copyright laws. I have been making excuses for myself and my attitude has been wrong. I told myself – and others – “I’ll just keep doing it until they tell me not to.” Well, as a Christian I cannot continue to be in disobedience like this. No matter how good I am at it, I cannot continue to design the spot-on character hats like I have been doing.

This decision has not been reached without pain and difficulty. It’s hard letting go. And even as I type this – my heart hurts, and I am teary. But I know it’s right. My desire is to honor God and not myself.

You will find that all of the detailed “yarn sculpture” hats are now gone from my shop. I will no longer take custom requests to design hats that look exactly like characters who are owned by somebody else. I will sell themed hats, and hats that are not exact replicas – but rather are representations of a character. And I will spend more time designing and writing patterns.

So, if you are the owner of one of my original character hats – hold onto it. There are only a limited number of them in the world, and I won’t be making any more. Who knows – it may be worth something someday ;)

I want to truly thank all of my wonderful customers. The ones who bought new designs at first sight, the ones who challenged me with difficult designs; and the faithful, loyal, repeat customers who always turned to me with their custom crochet requests. I know I may lose followers because of this. In a way I am starting all over. But I hope many of you stick around to see what happens next.

It just so happens that the ending song for the last Hobbit movie – The Last Goodbye – has lines in it that really hit home about what I am doing here:

We came all this way
but now comes the day
to bid you farewell


But I don’t regret
nor will I forget
all who took that road with me

Blessings to all of you,
Teresa

P.S. All outstanding orders will be fulfilled

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Limited Edition iCrochet Tees and Hoodies

Get your custom designed iCrochet t-shirt and hoodie now! The hunt and longing for cold, hoodie-wearing weather had me in an icy mood, so I redesigned them in aqua. These are so perfect for any crochetaholic. Buy some for gifts and grab one for yourself, too! With 5 options, you’re sure to find the right style for anyone!

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Heavy Blend Hoodie

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Missy V-neck

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Women’s Tee

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Women’s Relaxed Fit

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Hanes Tagless Tee

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