Thursday, March 18, 2010

Crafty Dream Featured RAKJpatterns

Eainder with Earrings Nation contacted me March 16 to let me know she had featured my Striped Long Tail Pom on her Blog for her Beautiful Finds. She searches Etsy daily and posts about the beautiful things she finds...I am absolutely flattered!!!

You can click on the picture to see the entired blog post by Eainder.

Also, many thanks to Casey Cooper for her wonderful pictures!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Casey Cooper Photography

I have been working with Casey Cooper only for a short time, and she's completely amazed me with her talent for photography! I had mailed her some props to use for her shoots and just take a peek at what she sent back! All I can say is WOW!

She also used the Green and Cream Striped Long Tail Pom again.....It's my favorite I think...

And here's a NEW one...Curly Ties...

All I can say is THANK YOU!

You can find all patterns for these items at

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sock Monkey Beanie

Thank you Kigi's Boutique for this awesome appreciation photo. She bought this fun Sock Monkey Hat PATTERN and made it...Doesn't it look soooooo cute on that precious baby!?!?!

If you are interested in having this little hat MADE you can contact her at . Her shop is so fun and she is coming out with new items all the time!

You can find the pattern at

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Carianne Photography

Thanks to Carrianne Photography for the amazing photos!

Check out her work here:


Today I had the opportunity to have my OWN photo shoot....My friend Sarah allowed me to use Lil'Laura as my model...and she was soooo sweet! At first she didn't like the hats, but as I played with her and distracted her she didn't mind them so much--and doesn't she just look ADORABLE!

You can purchase the patterns at

RAKJ 2 New Site for Ready to Ship Items

RAKJ2 is my new Etsy site for the items that I have made and are Ready to Ship. I enjoy making items at night, type up the patterns in the morning and then I have a cute lil item sitting around in a basket with no owner...So, instead of mixing ITEMS with PATTERNS I have created a new site. A few patterns may sneak onto the site, but it's main purpose is for items and overflow.

Also, I love custom requests! So, if you see something you like and can't find the ready made item--just ask!
This hat is an example of what you can find READY TO SHIP...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Featured on Homemade Crafty Goodness Blog

Thank you Jennifer for Featuring me in your lovely blog!

It was wonderful working with you!!!

You can find Jennifer's Blog...and my

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Meeting with Alyson of Eternal Reflections Photography

Today I had the pleasure of meeting with Alyson Clemons to deliver some photography props. She has such a creative mind, and her pictures show it!

You can find her at .

I cannot wait to see what she comes up with the 'treats' she carried home with her.
I'll be sure to post pictures when they come in!

She has bought some hats before and she sent me this picture around Christmas...
If you're in the area and have any photography needs....Contact Alyson!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Inspired by the Snow

My family just went on a vacation to Gatlinburg this past week and on the third day, it began to snow and believe it or not--I haven't been around the flakes that much because I'm from North Alabama where it's wet and humid and snow goes around us and if (a BIG 'if') it does snow, it's just barely anything and NEVER sticks...sigh...So, like a big kid I stomped, ran and spun, threw snowballs and just played with my children in it for as long as we could stand the cold wetness. Over night it accumulated 4-5 inches! I was amazed at the beautiful icicles, white mountains, snow covered bench seats....everything looked SO different...and it didn't stop either! It snowed all afternoon and at times you couldn't see the other side of town! It was absolutely amazing!

Inspiration hit as I saw everything so differently....white covered everything...yes, it was winter but the freshness was so beautiful! It made me feel so excited to work on textured items..and some may look like winter--but they'll be good to have on hand!! So, I have a list of about 6-7 items 'to make' and more swimming in my head. Here's the first one I've created...Since I photographed it I've added a cute button on the band......

I'm working with a few photographers and hopefully they can capture the full excitement in the items as I felt playing in the snow.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

'Birthday Hat' for the 'Birthday Suit'

I've finally finished my 'Birthday Hat' for lil infants 'Birthday Suit'.... It's too cute!

Imagine a sweet little baby laying in his 'Birthday Suit' in his first 'Birthday hat'...Or her...and the oversized pom pom laying so delicately on his back...or over the bare tushy, or positioned on the side ever so perfectly.... and just snoozing away!
A must have for any Mom to Be, new mom, and Photographers!
I just listed the pattern on, be the first to snag it!

I'll post pics from the photograher when I get it!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sale Feb 27-28 (Sat-Sun)

If you buy this pattern Feb 27-Feb 28 (Sat-Sun) I'll give you a free pattern of your choice!

Great for photography props for all ages!
Make it in any colors! Solid color, greens/browns, pinks/whites/ Team colors...YOU NAME IT!

It's easy to make AND you don't have to know how to crochet!
Payments go through PayPal, so it's safe and secure!

My goal is 10 sales of this item!

Photography Props Pics

I have enjoyed working with several Photographers nation wide since I have started crocheting. They have sent me beautiful pictures using my items.... Thought I'd share a few for starters...

You can find all patterns at .


Thanks for checking out RAKJpatterns.

I have new designs brewing in my noggin...and I'm so excited to share!

So, check back and see what's new! All of the items in the pictures you see (or will see...) can be found on my etsy site for purchase...

You can visit my ETSY site at: to shop for the patterns...

I am also about to add a spot on etsy where you can buy the pre-made item, not just the keep your eye out for that! Feel free to request one made as well!