Sunday, December 25, 2011

Huge After Christmas Sale

Team Wide Sale!

Some shops on the Promoting Creative Friends Team are having an


Use the coupon in each of the following shops to get great deals!


Some of the shops have different coupon codes due to issues making the codes, so be sure to check the listings below for the different codes.

Toppytoppy's coupon is PCFTEAMSALE15

USE IT TO GET 15% off

to check the actual prices, normal and with discount

do not forget to

Check these amazing

Shops for the


on Etsy!

December 26 - 31 

Click here to get the list of stores participating in the

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Working on fingerless gloves

Why? well, because are my best sellers, in all styles
and sizes,  wristlets, wrist warmers,
 fingerless gloves, wristers,  
 or driving gloves they're all fashionable.

Keep your hands warm and toasty!  

I have been playing with different yarns and so pleased
with the results

For this ones I used a blend of cotton and acrylic yarn, supersoft
and stretchy and added a fuzzy multicolored trim.

This ones were made from two strands, one of Simply Soft
and other of Diamante from Tamm
For the trim, I used eyelash tweed.

For all the others,  I need better pictures

there is a cute white pair, with special and fun yarn, 

another brown, with cooper fuzzy trim


the other one is adorned with pink black and likac 

fuzzy yarn,

I hope I can get the new pictures tomorrow

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Team Wide Sale!

Team Wide Sale!
Some shops on the Promoting Creative Friends Team 
are having an "Recuperate from the Holidays" Sale!!

Use this coupon in each of the following shops to get great deals!

Check these amazing Shops

 for the


December 26 - 31

more shops will be adding their discount offers

Friday, December 16, 2011

Fingerless gloves, a must on this time

Call them wristlets, wrist warmers, fingerless gloves, wristers, or driving gloves they're all fashionable. Cold office? Fingerless mitts keep your hands warm while typing.

Keep those hands warm and toasty! All my handmade handwarmers are knit in  soft acrylic yarn, perfect for those cold winter nights or chilly spring outings!

Made to fit small to large hands, they are stretchy and will fit your hands fantastically!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Fingerless gloves, for toddlers and children

Keep those little hands warm and toasty! This handmade handwarmers fingerless gloves are knit in a soft acrylic yarn, perfect for those cold winter or chilly spring school mornings 
They are stretchy and will fit their hands fantastically!

I'll ship them in two days.
They can be made in any color and size as you request.
Have been a hit, so I have not in stock, have to make them, Will be ready to ship in two days.
Please note that this is a hand made one of a kind item. No two will ever be 100% the same.

approximate meassurements 

Toddler 2 - 4 yrs
stretches to 5 - 5 1/2 inches 12 1/2 - 14 cms 
lenght 4 1/2 inches 11 1/2 cms 

Child 5 - 8 yrs
stretches to 6 inches 15 cms 
lenght 5 inches 12 1/2 cms 

pre teens 9 - 12 yrs
stretches to 6 1/2 inches 16 1/2 cms 
lenght 6 inches 15 cms long

Pictures are taken with care to show the truest color. For custom orders, please contact me!
They can be made in any color and size as you request.

Free Shipping Day on Friday, December 16, 2011.

I would love even a single comment

Free Shipping Day 2011

On Friday, December 16

 more than 2,000 participating merchants will offer

 free shipping 

with delivery by Christmas Eve

 in the contiguous United States.

I'm so pleased to let you know that

ToppyToppyKnits will be participating

Free Shipping Day

All Free Shipping Day offers will be revealed  at 12:00am EST on Friday, December 16, 2011. 

You can acces by clicking here

I'm encouraging you to go and thake advantage of the offer.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

1st place in the treasury contest on On Fire for Handmade!

Thanks for your help!!!

My treasury Red and Black

 Took 1st place in the treasury contest on On Fire for Handmade! 
I have won a free listing on the On Fire Gift Guide 

Thanks a lot!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Crochet Hat, Free Pattern

This is a very simple and quick hat, using a ww yarn. 
I would like to try to do some in something other than Red Heart,
 but right now that's all I have on hand.
J hook, ww yarn and notions of your choice, buttons, silk flowers, 
crochet flower patterns are free on the web!

Rnd 1) ch3, 11dc in 3rd ch from hook (11dc) sl st to top of first dc (now and throughout),
Rnd 2) ch2, (does not count as dc throughout) 2dc in each st around, sl st to top of first dc
Rnd 3) ch 2 * 2dc in first st, 1dc in next st around, join
Rnd 4) ch2, *2dc, dc in next 2dc around, jolin
Rnd 5) ch2, * 2dc, dc in next 3dc around, join
Rnd 6) ch2, * 2dc, dc in next 4dc around join
Rnd 7) ch2, * 2dc, dc in next 5dc around join
Rnds 8-10) ch2, dc in each st around, join
Rnd 11) ch2, dc in first 2dc, * dc next 2dc together (dc decrease), dc in next 2dc, repeat from * around, join
Rnd 12) ch2, dc in first st, * dc next 2dc tog (dc decrease), dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join
Rnd 13) ch2, dc in each st around, join
Round 14) ch1, sc in first st and in next 14dc, hdc in next st,* dc in next st, 2dc in next st, repeat from * 5 more times, hdc in nextst, sc across remaining sts, join,
Round 15)ch1, sc in fist st and in next 14sc, hdc in next st,* dc in next st, 2dc in next st, repeat from * 8 more times, hdc in next st, sc in remaining sts, join.
Rnd 16) ch 1, sc in each st around. join Fasten off, weave in ends

I added a few buttons on the side, any kind of decoration would work, or leave it plain. Happy Hooking!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Free Knitting Pattern Top Down Cardigan

This is a beautiful cardigan pattern that can be
easily customized accordingly to your needs
for girl or boy; with short or long sleeves etc

I wrote it while knitting so if you find any mistakes please let me know.
You can vary it - add long sleeves, frills, appliqu├ęs etc etc

  There is a pattern, very similar, and adult size HERE

Finished Size: 19 (21, 23)" chest circumference,
to fit 3–6 (9–12, 18–24) months. Sweater shown
measures 21".
Yarn: Double Knitting yd [115 m]/50 g; ):
4 (4, 5) balls.
Needles: Body—size 4 (3.5 mm):
Adjust needle size if necessary to
obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m);
Gauge: 23 sts and 33 rows

Stitch Guide:
• This sweater is worked from the top down in one piece. Body is picked up and worked downward after the sleeves
is completed.
• Keep the first and last five stitches in garter stitch throughout for front bands.
• A Make button holes every 20 rows starting from the 1st one indicated in the pattern

Top Body
Neckband: CO 70 (75, 80) sts.
Knit  3 rows,at the end of the 4th, knit to last 5 sts.
K1, yarn over needle, k 2 tog k2. Do this every 20 rows for buttonholes)
Knit 4 rows.
Next row: (RS) Knit and inc 10 (11, 12) sts evenly across 80 (86, 92) sts.

Establish patt and shape raglan:
Row 1: (and all odd numbered rows)(WS) Purl.

Row 2: (RS) K5 (front band; see Notes) K 12 (14, 14) sts,
k1f&b, ( knit one stitch in the front of stitch on left handed needles and knit one in the back of same stitch – you are increasing a stitch)
place marker (pm),  
k1f&b, k8 (8, 10), k1f&b, pm,
k1f&b, k22 (24, 26), k1f&b, pm,
k1f&b, k8 (8, 10), k1f&b,pm,
k1f&b, K 12 (14, 14) sts,
k5(front band)—8 sts increased.

Row 3: Keeping front bands in garter st. P

Row 4: K5, k12 12 (14, 14) , *knit to 1 st
before m, k1f&b, sl m, k1f&b; rep from * 3 times, knit to
last 17 (19, 19) sts, K 12 (14, 14)  k5—
8 sts increased.

Cont in patt and rep last 2 rows 17 (19, 21) more times, ending
with a RS row—232 (254, 276) sts total: 62 (68, 74) sts for
back, 48 (52, 58) sts for each sleeve, and 37 (41, 43) sts for
each front. Work 1 row even.

Divide sleeves and body: (RS)


Knit to first marker,
Knit across 1st sleeve (sts between 1st and 2nd marker0
continue on these sts 48 (52, 58) and knit 10 rows in stocking stitch (1 row K 1 row P)
Knit 10 rows in garter stitch (k both sides)
Cast off
Rejoin yarn and knit to next marker (that’s the back)
Then knit to the 4th marker and turn, knitting on these 48 (52, 58) sts that are the other sleeve
K 10 rows in stocking stitch and 10 rows in garter stitch.
Cast off.

Bottom Body

Rejoin yarn to remaining 37 (41, 43) sts (the other front) turn and knit across all remaining stitches so that you have a front, 37 (41, 43) sts  the back: 62 (68, 74) sts and the other front 37 (41, 43) sts.

Knit until back measures 9 (10, 11½)" from CO, measured straight
down back, ending with a RS row. Knit 7 rows. In garter stitch.
Cast off all sts.

Weave in loose ends, sew up underarms, add buttons

Monday, December 5, 2011

Etsy Teams Newsletter delivered good news

The newsletter from Etsy teams delivered good news

Team Spirit Award!

Congratulations to the Promoting Creative Friends team

 to whom I am honored to present this week's Team Spirit Award.

 The name of this group says it all, and fittingly,

 the cardinal membership requirement is that

everyone must "be nice to each other ."

This is a collection of enthusiastic and driven individuals

who are constantly working to improve themselves

 and help support one another's small businesses.

 We recieved a record number of nominations for this team,

 which speaks to the energy and devotion of the members.
Hooray for promoting your creative friends!

Congratulations to all my teammates

Specially to Audrey our Captain and all our Leaders

PCF Team

PCF Team

Saturday, December 3, 2011

My Treasury in a Contest on On Fire for Handmade

 I need help from all of you!!!

My treasury Red and Black

  was selected to be in the next Treasury Contest on On Fire for Handmade. There is a poll for viewers to vote. Winner will receive a FREE listing at The NEW On Fire Gift Guide!

 The entry will be up tomorrow (Sunday) at    Onfireforhandmade Treasury Contest
Please vote for it tomorrow Sunday at