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Crafty Sassy: My Projects Update

Hey Dearies! It’s been a long time since I have finally posted a blog for Crafty Sassy, but I really wanted to give you guys an update on how far I’ve come since I first started crochet back in 2017.

I’ve tried some different stuff than what I normally go for and since I’m working full time, I’ve haven’t felt like I’ve done a lot of projects than I normally do. Like I wanted to do a temperature blanket for last year and never end up starting it.

Plus I still like maybe 5 projects that are still ongoing or just not finished. You see, a lot of people don’t understand that you have to be in the mood for crocheting or doing anything crafty. I usually just crochet when my anxiety starts to bother me.

So, here are my projects that are currently ongoing:

  • Cat Couch – Sadly, I’ve been working on this one for over 2 years. I started making it for my brother’s cat DJ, it’s a Christmas green, I want to say. It’s also something that I have to make pieces and sew them together.
  • Towel Toppers – I’ve always got a ton of these hanging around. I don’t like doing them all at once, but I have 2 totes filled with all my completed ones, they are just waiting for a craft fair for me to do.
  • Bags – I have 2 bags that I crocheted, just need to assemble them and create a strap.
  • Blankets – I have one that I’m working on for work and then my second one is just a simple scrap blanket.

For the ones that I’m currently working on, my goal is to finish them before the end of this year. I don’t mind having more than one project going, but at some point, I would like to not have a few going on at the same time.

Anyway, since I’m not sure of how far back I haven’t shown you guys, but I’m posting everything just in case I haven’t.

I actually made this for a co-worker of mine. I literally kinda just winged it and I think it didn’t come out too bad.
Candy cane mug cozies were a lot of fun to make, but assembling them wasn’t as fun. I actually made these for a co-worker who does the whole craft fair. I figured why not.
A baby sweater for one of my mom’s friends. I love to make stuff for babies, it’s a lot of fun and there are a lot of ideas for it!
This was the beginning to my endless amounts of baby hats and booties that I have made. I made a bunch last year and those have happened to fill a tote or two.
One of the few projects that I actually made for myself. I think it came out okay, wasn’t my best, but it is so warm!
My daughter has an American Girl doll knock off that she wanted a sweater for. I don’t think I made the sleeves long enough, but it was pretty fun to make.
For the last job I worked at, I made a star for all of my co workers for out Christmas tree and I loved how they came out, but it was a lot of sewing in ends.
This farm blanket was actually for my nephew. It was my best job connecting the squares together since I wanted to use yarn from my stash, instead of buying more yarn. Overall, I liked how it came out, also making the faces for the animals was pretty fun too!
Another blanket for my other nephew. He loved Spiderman, at the time, and with the limited time that I had, this was the quickest pattern I was able to complete in time before Christmas. Was a blast to make tho!
I love Snoopy and Woodstock, no Woodstock isn’t in the picture, but I did make him. This is a Christmas project that I worked so hard on it and to this day, we have been using every Christmas.
I was attempting to find a pattern that I could make to sell at a craft fair and I figured this would be a cool idea to try, but I didn’t like how you had to button it from the back instead how it normally is. The good news is that I gave it to my daughter, and she used it for one of her baby dolls.
I was trying something different and new with this one, I’m not sure if I came up with this or if I used a pattern I found, but my daughter ended up claiming it as her own.
I know. I know, you probably see where I messed up. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it until after the fact, but I honestly figure this would happen sooner or later. I really loved the colors for this one tho!
Testing different patterns for baby booties and hats. Still was trying to find a happy medium for me to stock them up for a craft fair or something of the sort.
Another baby hat testing, I wanted to explore different styles of baby hats.
Like I said, I have a lot of different baby hats on this list, but I love the different colors!
I tested some face mask patterns too, especially at the beginning of 2020. Wanted to find a face mask that looked like Katana’s from Mortal Kombat, but of course in red!
Best crochet bag I’ve ever met! It carried so much yarn!
I loved making this blanket, I also loved the colors! This was also a shell stitch, which I loved trying!
I will say this was my best baby set I’ve ever done. This was actually my 2nd attempt at making a baby set, but I always love a challenge!
This was a mug cozies that I made for my aunt. Her dog passed away that year and for Christmas, I made it for her and she absolutely loved it!
Finished baby blanket, really loved the blue and green colors!
I made this for my niece, who loved Elsa at the time. A lot of yarn used, but it was such a warm snuggie!

Another snuggie that I made for my nephew, and it was super warm!

And there you have it! Those were just a few of the projects that I have completed in the past few years. Don’t worry, next Tuesday it won’t be as boring!

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Katie’s Blog Update 2023

Hey Dearies, it has indeed been a long time since I have posted anything on my blog. A lot of things have changed since last year, so I figured I would give you a life update and tell you what I have planned for this year.

I, of course, wanted to start the year off on a good start, posting at the beginning of January, but of course, life happened and I wasn’t able to do that. Things have been busy since I last posted anything, but mainly, my depression has been an off-and-on battle that I have been dealing with.

Anyway, in the last 2 year, I switched jobs, got my license & a car, took a pause on going back to school, learned how to self-heal, & found someone new to hopefully stays in my daughter and my life that will keep us both happy. With that being said in mind, the past 2 years have been crazy busy trying to get my life back on track to where I want it to be.

This is still a working process, but I want to get back on track and focus more on my blog, since I have sort of left it alone for a long time, I’m ready to get back to it. I also have some new ideas and plans that I want to start doing, so if you have been following me since the beginning, thank you for sticking with me. If you are someone new, welcome, my life may look like an entire mess, but it’s a working process.

So, in the next few months or’llwill be changing and updating my blog here and there. If you have noticed any changes, I am moving things around, deleting old blog posts that I want to redo and or fix. I also wanted to give you all a schedule of when stuff is going to be uploaded on my blog & I am going to give a summary of each of the topics to give an update on them. See below for the new schedule:

Katie’s Blog 2023 Schedule

TopicPosting Day
Mom TalkSundays
Other Ideas/TopicsMondays
Crafty Sassy Tuesdays
Gaming StuffFridays
Book ReviewsOnce a Month (Last Saturday of the month)
Writing WorksRandom (I currently don’t have a set date for when I will post for this yet)
* These can be subject to change, but I will post my updates on my Instagram if there are any delays or no postings.

Mom Talk (Sundays)

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I have been doing Mom Talk since I first started my blog and I have been off and on with it too. This year, I want to start doing more with it, such as adding more topics to cover under it. From when my daughter was first born to opening up when my son passed to talking about my new adventure of being a single mom. It has been a crazy journey with a lot of ups and downs.

I don’t want to spoil too much on what I will add to Mom Talk, but I am going to talk about a little bit of everything. From me raising my daughter, to planning the best activities to do when it’s rainy or for the holidays. Mom Talk is going to be my way to express how hard, difficult, tiring, loving, and amazing being a mom is, while still making time to do the other things in my life.

Here are a few sorts of topics that I am going to explore for Mom Talk. I’m not giving out my entire list of what I will be working on, but here are a few topic ideas that I want to get into:

  • Indoor/Outdoor Activities (For all age groups)
  • Mommy & Me Days
  • Birthday Party Ideas (For all age groups)
  • Best Family-Friendly Movie Ideas
  • Books to Read to your Kids
  • First Day Of School Stuff
  • Etc

Other Topic/Ideas (Mondays)

Usually, I would put this topic as one of the last topics that I would give a summary about, but I wanted to follow it by the order according to what day I would post the topics & ideas. So, for this one, it is going to be a mix of things that I haven’t decided whether to make part of my blog or not, but I will keep you guys posted on it.

Anything that doesn’t have a place on my blog yet, will most likely be under this topic. Here are a few topics that I have in mind for it:

  • True Crime
  • Unsolved Murders
  • Missing People Cases (Solved and Unsolved)
  • Celebrity Murders
  • Living in Different Decades
  • Mediation
  • Yoga
  • Places I Want To Visit
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • Monthly Challenges
  • Etc

These are just a few ideas, but I think over time, I might add different things to it as we go, but those are just some ideas.


Crafty Sassy (Tuesdays)

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This was another topic that I have been doing since the beginning and I really can’t wait to open the topic to different creative topics of things that I want to try and of course show you all my progress of my crocheting.

This topic name, may or may not change, I haven’t decided, but I have been thinking of a new name for it. If you have any suggestions, comment below, I would love to know what your guys thoughts are for that.

Anyway, I’ve got a list of things that I want to explore more and try for Crafty Sassy:

  • Crochet Blanket of 2023
  • Scrap Blanket Ideas
  • Knitting Machine
  • Candle Making
  • Soap Making
  • Chapstick Making
  • Crochet TV Show Blankets
  • List of Crochet Stuff I Want to Make
  • Etc

I do plan on doing a yearly blanket this year, but it will be different. The last Tuesday of the month, I will post an update on it. This year, I am only crocheting a square a month, so each square is going to represent the month overall. I am going to be going by Jaya in Stitches monthly blanket, I will include a link to her channel when I post the first update of it.


Gaming (Fridays)

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I am going to be doing something differenty for gaming this year, I am going to be focusing on 3 main games that I always play. That, I am going to also talk about my favorite games that I grew up playing, which will vary from different systems and possibly board games will be under this topic too.

Here are the main 3 I’ll be focusing on:

  • Minecraft (PC Only)
  • Sims (Sims 2 & 3 on PC)
  • Stardew Valley (PC Only)

With those 3, I’m going to space them out between the weeks so that I don’t get burn out from it. It is going to be a mix of different things, such as:

  • Minecraft
    • Survival/Creative Builds
    • Storage Ideas
    • Villagers
    • Farms You Need
  • Sims
    • Sims Challenges (Both for Sims 2 & Sims 3)
    • Challenges I Have Created
    • Building A Town
  • Stardew Valley
    • First Time Playing
    • How to Make Friends
    • Best Money Making (Fishing, Mines, Farming, etc)

Those were just a few of the topics that I was going to start out on, but should see more as we go. I’m still debating on whether to make videos on these, but I was going to wait until my computer has been upgrated first.


Book Reviews (Last Saturday of the Month)

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My goal this year is to read more. If you know me, you would know that I have a closet full of books that I have bought, but I have not read them. So, I have promised myself to not buy any more books until I have read what I currently have.

With that being said in mind, I figured if I have it set for the end of the month, it will give me the time I need to not only read the book, but give me enough time to write a review about it too. It also depends on how busy my life is, but I’m going to try and make time to read.

Just to give you a heads up, I will not only be doing book reviews on adult books, but I want to reread books that I grew up with, to my daughter and see how she likes them or not. I also want to read books in different times that they were published and books that I read in high school too.

Here are a list of topics I want to cover for these reviews:

  • House of Night Saga
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Shakespeare
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Harry Potter Saga
  • My Favorite Childhood Books
  • Books Written by Celebrities
  • Etc

My plan for this is to cover different themes of boths, whether they are a horror or historial, I want to try news things. I’m usually one of those people that reads mainly romance novels or fantasy.


Writing Works (Random Postings)

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Last, but not least, Writing Works. Overtime, if you have been following me since the beginning, you will know that I first started posting my works on here. Well, if you haven’t seen yet, I have removed them. The reason for this is that I need to go through and fix them because they are a working progress, but there are a lot of errors too.

For the time being, I will not have any of my books on my blog until further notice. I will keep the short stories, they too need to be edited, but at the moment, they are staying up. I’m going to try and post a short story here and there, but I don’t want to over do it like I did the last time.

You see, last time I did this, I burned myself out of ideas and just didn’t have the motivation because I was trying to post them every week. This time, I am not setting a day or time for it, I’m going to post whenever I feel creative.

It won’t just be stories, it could be about different things, such as:

  • How to Journal
  • Best Writing Prompts for (Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Horror, Adventure, etc)
  • How to Create a Character
  • Best Prompts for Short Stories
  • Best Short Story Ideas
  • Reviewing My Work (Both Short Stories & Books)
  • Bes Prompts for Self Healing
  • Etc

In other words, its not going to be just my writing works, it is gonna be a list of different topics and ideas on writing in general.

If you also noticed, under the Writing Works, there is a tab for My Sim Stories. This is going to be something new that I want to try. I attempted to do a video verison of Sims Series and I sort of rushed it. Then never went back to it, so I want to try something different with that as well.


I know this post is long and way overdue, but I wanted to give you all a heads up of what is about to come and I’m going to do my best to stay on top of it because I missed doing this, I really have.

Also, this week will be the first week of the schedule, so just keep an eye out for it!

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What’s Going On For My Blog, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Page?

Hey Dearies! It has been awhile since I’ve posted a blog post and I wanted to chat up with you about what has been happening in my life and the future of my blog, YouTube channel, and Facebook page.

I’m NOT done! Making this very clear! I ain’t quitting any time soon!

I’ve had a lot going on in my personal life and we also had a death in the family. I’m doing my best to mourn over our family’s lost, it’s a lot easier said than done. So, if I’m not able to post stuff on here or any of my social media platforms, please be patient with me.

Another thing that is happening is that there is a lot going on in my mind. The holidays can be very difficult for me because of the lost of my son. It can be difficult to do some stuff with my daughter and realize I won’t ever be able to do it with my son.

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Anyway, that’s what has been going on, but let’s talk about what the future is going to be like for the following platforms of mine.

My Facebook Page/Online Business (Katie’s Craft Studio):

I’m very active, when it comes to my Facebook page, so if you are ever looking for an update, check it out! It is where I will mostly post any updates or when blog posts are going to be out.

The online business, I am trying to get some more stuff together, working on a logo and business card. If you want to order anything that I offer, you can send me an e-mail or message me on my Facebook page for the time being.

I am currently working on a online order form for my small business, but it is still in the works. I’ll update the status of that on my Facebook page. I have thought about Etsy, but I want to offer more products, but I need to have the clients to order them first. Again, I’ll be posting an update on it.

My Blog: 

Yes, I will still be doing my blog. I have a couple new ideas, just to make sure that I am active everyday. I am also still working on Unclear 2, which I will explain that in a second.

Starting January 1st, I will be doing the 365 blog posts, it’s like a writing prompt which can help be become a better blogger and writer, so that will be public for your viewing pleasure.

Unclear 2 is in the works, it is out on Wattpad and I have been updating it, very slowly, but I will be doing a ‘short story’ of the month where I have a set theme and I have to write a short story on that theme or topic.

I’ll start doing reviews about anything. From books, TV shows, movies, or products! I’ve always wanted to do this, so for next year, I’m going to try my best to make it happen, at least once a month!

As for Crafty Sassy, I am going to have a plan on what items I would like to show every Tuesday. I can go live on my Facebook page, but I feel it would be better to give you guys an actually video on how to make some of the stuff, but more edited and clear to understand. Which will be posted on my blog and on my YouTube page, but we will get to that.

For wrestling and WWE stuff, I’m going to try and figure something out with that because I still love watching it, but it might just be for the pay-per-views and what I thought about the matches. I have thought about doing just a Superstar of the month and not every week because I feel like I have rushed most of them and I want to take the time to make them better.

The gaming part of my blog will be more active! I have a few ideas and I am actually going to try and live stream for my YouTube channel. I will also record myself showing how to’s- for Minecraft, Sims, etc.

YouTube Channel (KatiePurrPurr):

Nope, I’m also not done for this either. Although, I am working on getting a better camera because the one I have isn’t the best, when it comes to going live. So for now, I’ll try my best to ‘work with it’, but it isn’t going to be the best thing ever. I also need to get some better lighting as well.

The Sims series, I am working on it, right now, I do have a problem with the Sims because I need them to get to the weekend days, so that I can film. I will also have different idea for the series, I’m going to ‘free film’, basically filming without having a script. I’ve never done that before, but it will be new to me!

The second episode is in the works, I just need to film it and then I will go from there.

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So, a few things are changing for my platforms, but I’m not done! I’m not giving up! I just need to get back on track, which I will be on January 1st of 2019. For the time being, I will do my best to post stuff, but it might just be Crafty Sassy stuff.

Thank you for all that have supported me and have stayed with me through this progress!