Petal Pusher, A New Tangle Pattern

Created a few new patterns this week and I’d like to share this one.

Petal Pusher….

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I would love to see how you use it, so feel free to send me a link or comment!  And Have fun with it!

Chris

Tangling, Tangling

I’m still kicking around.  It’s been a crazy fall/winter what with things going on here at home with us and the ridiculous amounts of snow we’re getting.  Perfect for working out those issues with a Pen….

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You can find this one of a kind cigar box in my etsy shop.  I’ll be adding more pieces here and there – I’ve got a huge box of French Ivory to tangle and you never know what else I’ll find to draw on – don’t sit still too long!

Edited to add……this is what I did later on…also in the shop

French Ivory Box top

Pattern Sale! 50% off!

Starting today until August 31st, receive 50% my patterns in my Ravelry Store.  Just Use the coupon code SALE50 at checkout!!

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Feel free to pass this along!  Thank  you!!!!

New PDF Pattern for Blythe!

I’ve finally posted my first ever, Blythe Clothes Pattern…..

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Bythe Sleeveless Cardigan available from my Ravelry store or My Etsy Shop for $3.00US

and since I’m busy promoting my stuffs…..get started on your holiday knitting…..

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Cable Pumpkin Sweater – slip a real pumpkin in or stuff with fiberfill.  Also in my Ravelry Store and my Etsy Shop for $2.00US.

Thanks for looking…..and hopefully knitting one of my designs!

New Tangles, Pew-Pew and Cairn

Two new Tangles to share…..Cairn, which popped into my head in the middle of the night…

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and Pew-Pew…..these remind me of those Fire Crackers called Jumping Jacks…..

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Happy Tangling!

My Thoughts on Tangling

When my friend, Opal, first introduced me to Zentangle® I was intriqued.  Firstly, I had been “doodling” most of my life.  So for me, that someone, or someones, in this case Maria and Rick, had taken that activity and created this, was, in my opinion, pretty clever.  And business savvy. And eye-opening.  And I give them loads of credit and respect.  I can’t even tell you how much I wish I could take the course to become an Official CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher).

Of course, when I find something new, I become immersed in it.  I searched around the webs and found loads of resources. Besides the site that Rick and Maria have, another popular site is Tanglepatterns.com.  Great site.  It has changed a bit in my opinion since she became a CZT.  My pattern Archer is there.  The site owner does ask for submissions of patterns but you have to meet the Criteria she refers to here.  My other pattern, Petal Panes was mentioned on another great site, Life Imitates Doodles - a fabulous resource for tangle patterns, and quite a few that you won’t find at Tanglepatterns.com.  Also, books are a tremendous resource for inspiration and ideas – and lets not forget the ultimate resource, Zentangle.com!

Do I always consider what I do a Zentangle®  Probably not.  But I do lose myself with each piece I create, achieving a meditative state,  which is what I interpret the purpose of Zentangle® to be.  Do I always use official patterns?   No.  I don’t and I don’t think that takes away from my pieces, either.  I guess my point is, Zentangle enables you to be creative and in my case, greatly improves my creativity, restores my peace of mind, relaxes me, eases tension, lets me focus on something other than what might be bothering me at the time and I end up feeling rejuvenated when I’m done.  eta: I have bouts of Fibromyalgia and I have to say that along with my knitting, Tangling really helps for those times that I feel too “foggy” to anything else.  And as for stress relief – our youngest son joined the Army a little over a year ago and has had a rough time of it – as have we.  It is nice to have an activity that can relieve the stresses of life, no matter what you are dealing with, even for just a little while.

Now if only they offered a Zentangle Scholarship…..I’d apply in a flash!

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Summer Sale! 25% off at This Little Bird Told Me!

I’m having a summer sale starting today – use the coupon code SALE25 for 25% off your order until 6/30/13!  

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