New Lace and Yarn Logo, and a FREE printable!

Lace and Yarn by Betsy Busch

Have you noticed Lace and Yarn’s new logo?  I’m so excited to reveal the new logo after lots of hard work!  I am completely obsessed with the floral clip art I used in the logo.  Isn’t it just lovely?

The clip art is from Create the Cut Digital Studio.  You simply must check out their clip art for any of your design ideas.  They come highly recommended from me!  Also, if you sign up for their newsletter, they are currently offering a free clip art set download!  How awesome is that!  Check out their Etsy shop for more details.

Also, because I love Create the Cut‘s clip art so much, I created a free 8×10 printable!

Wherever you are be all there by Lace and Yarn

To print, click on the image above, right click to save, print, frame, and enjoy!

Happy Monday!

Baby Cabled Hat Pattern

newborn cabled hat pattern

I specifically designed this Newborn Baby Cabled Hat Pattern to go with Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat Pattern (also for sale in my Etsy store) as a little sister/big sister combo.  The patterns are similar, but I was careful to not make them too matchy-matchy.  But this hat is definitely also a cutie on it’s own!

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Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat Pattern

Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat PATTERN

The Hipster Toddler Girl Cabled Slouchy Hat Pattern is finally listed in the Lace and Yarn Etsy shop!  I love making these hats!  It’s such a fun project and rewarding, because it’s so cute to see it on a little girl!  The photo above is of my two-year-old son’s “girlfriend” (his term), miss Frankie B.  Isn’t she adorable in this hat?

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Lace and Yarn Closed for my Maternity Leave

Etsy shop maternity leave

No, I have not, yet, had my second baby, but have been on official maternity leave from my shop for the past few weeks.  If you’ve noticed, nothing has been posted on the blog in months!  I was actually shocked myself to see how long it had been!

I have been working hard on knitting some adorable things for the new baby, and trying to get some winter knits done for my older toddler son (because, come on, no way I’m going to be knitting while holding a newborn!).  I do hope to share some of those and some of the awesome patterns I’ve been working on before baby comes.

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DIY Easy Gender Reveal: It’s a…

Easy DIY Gender Reveal by

I had my “gender revealing” ultrasound at 20 weeks.  We are of the folk that find out the baby’s sex.  Waiting that long to know is plenty long and surprise enough for us.  I toyed with a few different ideas of how to tell our family and friends, and the most fun to tell, my two year old son.  I seriously considered baking a cake.  I’m not much of a baker, but found this super cute (and didn’t look all that complicated) recipe from Betty Crocker (if you haven’t yet seen this cake on Pinterest, check it out, soo cute).  Well, I just wasn’t up to baking, and only my parents were available to share in the finished product, so on the way home from the ultrasound, we came up with plan b.  Scroll down to check it out: Continue reading →

My family is expanding!

beach maternity photoWhether or not you’ve noticed, blog posts (and for that matter, new listings in the Lace and Yarn Etsy shop) have been quite lacking in the past few months, and I’m finally ready to share with you the reason — my family is expanding!  I’m actually currently expanding, straight out at the belly button!  In other words, I’m having another baby!   Continue reading →

Lace and Yarn is Back!

Happy Monday!  I had a great two and half week vacation and have come back feeling rested, refreshed, and ready to get to it!  I got back into the swing of things yesterday morning at the local fleatique.  I hope to have new vintage items listed soon!

While on vacation, we traveled through seven states and made several stops to relax and spend time with family.  Missing your vacation?  Enjoy some photos from mine!

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Lace and Yarn Shop to be on Vacation

lace and yarn on vacationLace and Yarn’s Shop will be on vacation from Wednesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 20.  If you’ve been thinking about ordering something, or need something last minute for a party (or gift) do so before Wednesday!

Also, more on why I’ve been MIA on the blog once I return.  Stay tuned for some exciting news!

Cinco de Mayo Thank You Note SALE!

thank you notesHappy Cinco de Mayo!

Lace and Yarn is having a thank you note sale, today only.  40% off thank you notes.  (Prices as marked, no coupon code needed).

Have an extra margarita and stock up on these cute thank you notes!

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A New Use for Yarn Poms

Introducing Lace and Yarn’s newest endeavor, jewelry making!

A new project!  I haven’t made jewelry since I was a teenager, but man, was it great back then!  Especially in my preteen days where my friends and I would take string everywhere to make bracelets and necklaces.  Remember those friendship bracelets that were so cool in the 90s?  Okay, maybe it was just dorky little me, but I loved it!  Everyone got a friendship bracelet from me.  Well, grown up me has outgrown friendship bracelets, and has moved onto prettier things.

Behold, Lace and Yarn’s yarn pom necklaces!
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