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Shopping Even If You’re Still in PJ’s

Color Created Family is having a Black Friday Sale!

So even if you are still in your pj’s because you stayed out all night hitting up the big box stores or because you refuse to get out in the traffic you can still shop at Color Created Family without fighting the lines, traffic, or crazy shoppers.  Handcrafted crochet earrings are the perfect for any girl on your shopping list.

While browsing keep in mind that custom orders are available for any color or style.

We won’t turn you away if you were an early bird this morning that’s already showered, had a cup a coffee and eagerly ready to embrace you day. #morningbirds

While browsing keep in mind that custom orders are available for any color or style.

Don’t forget to “Like” Color Created Family on Facebook so you can stay up to date on all the new styles, colors, and specials.

Happy Shopping!

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Earring Giveaway Winner

Thank you so much for visiting my new Etsy shop, Color Created Family, last week. I truly felt the love from all your visits, comments, and of course purchases. It was also fun hosting my first giveaway!

Now it’s time to announce the Color Created Family earring winner! 

Drum roll, please. (diga, diga, diga, diga, diga…)

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Kalli, I am so excited for you and will be getting in touch with you to get you your earrings!

If your name wasn’t drawn but you were hoping to get your hands on a pair of these beauties it’s never too late to order a pair from Color Created Family.

Stop and see what I have in stock but remember I also do custom orders and hope to add more styles and products in the coming weeks.

Also, don’t forget you can follow Color Created Family on Facebook (where I will be showcasing new products as they become available) and access the Color Created Family Etsy shop on the sidebar under the Follow Me tab or further down through the Color Created Family shop preview widget.  Don’t forget to use your Color Transformed Discount of 10% off by entering coupon code CTF10 when checking out.

In the meantime I am busy getting ready for Noah’s birthday party this weekend!  She is going to be one y’all.  I can hardly believe it.

We are hosting a small get together here at our house this weekend so this week I am busy DIYing party decorations and cleaning the house because my house isn’t always as clean as it looks in blog pictures.  Oh, if only it could be!

With all the preparations this week, blogging will be taking a backseat for a few days.  I will definitely be back for Thankful Thursdays though and look forward to seeing what you have to link up or to share in the comments.  Thank you to everyone who participated last week and if you haven’t had a chance to read everyone’s link ups please take the time to do that this week.  You guys have some awesome things to be thankful for.

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Crochet Earrings and Giveaway

Update:  Please visit my Etsy shop, Color Created Family, to view all  crochet earrings and necklaces available for sale.  New styles and colors are always being added and I love requests for custom orders. All profits and proceeds go towards our expenses for travel and other needs as we journey towards bringing our daughter home from Hong Kong. Thanks for your support!

The Pinterest Challenge

I freaked out a little last week when Sherry announced the Fall Pinterest Challenge for today. With such a busy schedule lately, it put tackling something this past weekend out of the question. So I thought a little more about it and realized I had already been taking on a Pinterest challenge.

In the past few months, I have fallen in love with crocheting. It has become my new pastime once Noah goes to bed. Learning to crochet was a slow and bumpy road in the beginning but so rewarding once I got the hang of a few different stitches.

Lately, I have been working on crocheting earrings.

A few weeks ago I came across these beautiful earrings while searching for crochet patterns on Pinterest.

Source: eyecandiesblog.com via Krystle @ Color Transformed Family on Pinterest

It had never occurred to me that earrings could be crocheted. The colors were absolutely beautiful! Immediately, I knew crocheting earrings was something I wanted to learn how to do. I had several questions though.

Where do I find patterns for crochet earrings?

A quick Google search for crochet earring patterns brought me to Moria Crochets’ website.

Moria loves to design and share crochet patterns. Her claim that the earrings would only take 30 minutes to make won me over. Unfortunately, I have yet to make a pair that quickly. The first pair took me around three hours to crochet. ML was kind and reminded me that it was my first pair and that I would improve over time. He was right! It only takes me around an hour to make a pair now.

Not too shabby.

What type of yarn and hook do I use?

Moria suggests using regular sewing thread, but after checking out a few other sites, I decided to go with DMC embroidery floss.

DMC embroidery floss is offered in hundreds of beautiful colors and is made from long staple Egyptian cotton. Another plus for the embroidery floss is the beautiful sheen it has. Three strands of floss are used together to crochet each beautiful pattern. The length of each skein divided into two groups of three is enough to make two pair of earrings.

Prior to crocheting earrings, I had been using a 4 mm hook. So switching to a 1 mm hook took a little bit of getting used to. Working with something so small definitely requires my glasses. For a while I felt like a needed the magnifying glasses that surgeons use sometimes. This stuff is tiny!

Would other people be as captivated with these earrings as I am?

With just a few texts, tweets, and Instagram (follow me @krystle_colortransformedfamily) updates, I knew that others were definitely captivated by the beauty of these earrings.

Could this be something I could make and sell to other people? How?

Yes, I want to use the money I make from the sale of these earrings to help cover travel and other expenses for our adoption as we journey towards bringing home our child from Colombia Hong Kong. Helping financially in small ways like this makes me feel like such a Proverbs 31 woman. So after thinking about it, praying, and talking to Michael Luke about it, I decided to open my own Etsy shop.

Meet Color Created Family!

Color Created Family is my shop showcasing my handcrafted crochet earrings with more types of jewelry to come. There are several different patterns and color selections, but I have plans to add lots more. Any style earring shown can be made in your desired color of DMC embroidery floss. Just send me a message requesting your specific color that you want, and I will create a custom order for you.

When naming my shop, I contemplated using Color Transformed Family as the shop name. Unfortunately/fortunately, that used more letters than Etsy allowed for a store name. So after some brainstorming, I decided on Color Created Family. I love it and hope you do too!

I value and appreciate everyone who stops by to read my ramblings week after week. As a small thank you, I want to offer you a discount. Use coupon code CTF10 when checking out to receive a 10% discount off of your purchase. I would love it if you would hop on over to Color Created Family and take a look around. Let me know what you think and what you would love to see more of. For your convenience there is an Etsy link under the Follow Me tab on the right hand side bar as well as a glimpse of some of the products offered further down on the side bar. Clicking on either will take you directly to my Etsy shop.

The Giveaway!

To celebrate the grand opening of Color Created Family I am giving away a pair of earrings!

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Don’t forget Thankful Thursdays start this Thursday. Stop back by to link-up what you are thankful for as we prepare to give thanks this Thanksgiving!

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