TCJ Inspiration Place

monday march 28, 2016: crazy for cowls ~ click here to comment March 28, 2016 09:33

Happy #TCJMonday!

I 'hop' everyone who celebrates had a great Easter weekend!

Easter Bunny Card

Here at The Crafty Jackalope we are crazy for cowls! We love them in the winter, in the summer and the seasons in between.  Here are a few we are mad about!

 

If you are looking for a quick cowl to make as a gift I would highly suggest the Capital Cowl V2.0.  If you have the yarn already (something bulky weight/12st) then all you need is the pattern.  Or you can get the complete kit with yarn and pattern all in a cute 100% cotton TCJ project bag.  The yarn the comes with the kit is a beautiful blend of silk and Alpaca and is offered in three colorways: grey; teal & opal.

 

One of my favorite designs is the Brave Cowl.  If you love plaid, this is the cowl for you.  It is knit with the delicious Purl Soho Super Soft Merino in 3 colors (sample: Super Pink 1120; Timeless Navy 1580 & Oyster Grey 2080).

 

Another quick knit is the Bambi Cowl.  We also offer this cowl as a kit; it come with two skeins of Malabrigo Mecha and pattern in a 100% TCJ project bag.

 

Looking for a cowl for the spring/summer months?  The Magpie Darling Cowl is airy & light.  The original pattern is knit with a strand of sequin sparkle (great for the holiday seasons or to dress up an outfit) but choose any light weight sock yarn in a linen or cotton or a soft merino and it is perfect paired with a t-shirt!

 

Another favorite is the Supersonic Crochet Cowl.  This is can be crochet in one hour (if you already know basic crochet techniques). This cowl comes as a pattern, a kit or handmade!

For a complete listing of all our cowl patterns, click here.  For the kits {yarn & pattern}, click here

 

 

 


monday march 21, 2016: uashmama paper bags ~ click here to comment March 21, 2016 10:12

Happy #TCJMonday everyone!

Uashmama and kitty

Today I want to talk about how great Uashmama paper bags are! These bags or yarn bowls or project totes are amazing, super handy and of course cute!  I use mine at home and outside but mainly on-the-go as a yarn bowl I can easily stuff into my purse.

Uashmama

Each bag is hand made in Tuscany, Italy by a family run business.

 

"...Linking tradition, craftsmanship and innovation, UASHMAMA® paper products are handmade using virgin fibers from cultivation and not through deforestation. The manufacturing process is similar to that used to produce leather, with each individual sheet of paper stretched and tanned to produce a durable and washable paper. Originally designed as bread bags, over time UASHMAMA® paper bags have proven themselves to be so much more. They mold and shape with ease and their usefulness is limited only by their owner's imagination."

Uashmama

These bags come in a great range of neutral colors that will go with any knitting/crochet project!  We have:
Navy Uashmama
Lt Grey Uashmama
paper bag uashmama
Charcoal Uashmama
Lt grey silver uashmama
gold uashmama
What's your favorite color?
knitting uashmama

Monday March 14, 2016: shipping rates & notion kits ~ click here to comment March 14, 2016 11:53

Happy Monday #TCJMonday

First up, I want to let you all know I lowered the shipping rates slightly. It is not a huge change, especially for the US shipping, but it is something. 

  • Shipping within Canada went from $12.00 to $10.00 
  • Shipping to US went from $18.00 - $17.00

Today I wanted to show you the cool notion kits we offer. And I have a new product, I only have 4 pairs...and they are super cute....

Over the last few weeks I have shown you the Uashmama notion kits which are truly fabulous.

 basic notion kit

basic notion kit

Our most popular kit is called the Basic Notion Kit, which it is just that.  It is the perfect starter kit with all the essentials tools.  Everything comes in a super slim metal hinged box that easily fits into any size project bag, purse or pocket.

Each kit comes with:

  • 1 pair of mini scissors
  • mini stitch holder with stitch markers:
    • 10 seamless large metal ring stitch markers (up to size 8mm (11US)
    • 10 seamless SILVER signature metal ring stitch markers (up to size 5mm (8US)
    • 5 coiless removable stitch markers
  • 2 different size darning/tapestry needles
  • 1 cute button

finishing kitIf you do a lot or a little finishing work this kit is the perfect accessory keep in your knitting bag.

finishing kit

 Each kit comes with the following supplies in a cute round tin

  • 1 white retractable measuring tape
  • 1 cutter pendant
  • 1 needle threader
  • 2 tapestry needles
  • 1 mini stitch holder with stitch markers:
    • 10 pear shaped coiless removable markers
    • 5 seamless silver medium metal ring stitch markers

petites scissors

And Finally, this is my favorite.  I was only able to get 4 pairs...that is not very many sets.... These Petites Scissors are so adorable and special, every crafter will appreciate them.  It's the little treasures in your tool kits that make knitting, crocheting and crafting most delightful!