About roxycraft

Roxycraft is Tamie Oldridge. Wife, Mother, moderately crafty, slightly domestic, an inconsistent blogger, average recipe follower and generally mediocre human creature. Enjoys hearts, rainbows and combinations of the two...most things bright and shiny. She is sincerely glad you bothered to read her blog and even more appreciative you have read this and tolerated her writing about herself in the the third person.

Giveaway :: I’m Giving my Heart Away for Valentine’s Day

Hey guys! I love Valentine’s Day! I love those colors, I love hearts, I love chocolate!

So I’m feeling the holiday spirit and I want to show some love to my customers and fans…so I’m giving my heart away! Yeah, yeah…the Hearts pattern is already a freebie, but I am giving a handmade heart! I’m making it special for you!!Amigurumi Heart Giveaway on Roxycraft.com

How to enter:
Comment on this post with your favorite part of Valentine’s Day by 12pm PST on February 7th, 2013. The winner will be announced that day picked by random generator!

So spread the word, tell your friends, share on Facebook, Pin it…spread the love!

If you don’t feel lucky, you can get a heart of your own in my Etsy Shop!

Retiring Patterns :: Who’s on the Chopping Block?

My pattern shop is full of patterns! I love that, it’s a story of the progress of my job over the last 8 years. I can see the history of Roxycraft every time I look at it…and what a history it has been!

But here’s the thing, some of them are from my early days and they are not my best work, or my favorite…and more importantly, not your’s either! They aren’t selling anymore. They have outlived their usefulness.

I feel like my work is so much better now, my “look” is refined and I’ve learned so much about writing patterns now too (stitch counts, hello!). I feel like they aren’t representations of my current work.

So, I have made the hard choice to retire a good amount of my patterns this weekend. I thought about re-writing them…but the amount of work involved…I just don’t have the time.

So here is a list of the patterns making their graceful exit on February 1st, 2013.

I have recently switched shopping cart systems and you can download these patterns instantly if you’d like a copy before they go away. BTW…they will still be available in my “All Roxycraft Patterns” Collection. (Which is price reduced to $40 now and available for instant download too!)

I’ll be uploading the new pattern shop page on Feb 1st guys! So get em while you can!colorlogocart

Salt Dough Ornaments

Saltdough Ornaments via Roxycraft

I tried it again! I had leftover dough from my first Salt dough escapades and I thought about using a monogram “O” stamp I had recently purchased at Michaels. I did that, liked the stamped look and asked Jackson to run outside and and get me some leaves.

Well, hell’s bells! Ding ding, I loved the results! I used a toothpick to make a hole for string and to write on them…and we’re away to the races again!salt dough ornaments

Here’s the recipe again: Continue reading