Friday, January 26, 2018

Freebie Pattern Friday 1-26-2018 "Poop" Emoji

Here is my pattern for my "Poop" Emoji. I came up with this pattern after seeing one of my Facebook friends post a picture of a poop or ice cream emoji that she made using Brick stick. I asked where I could buy the pattern because I have a teenage son who happens to giggle every time he sees this emoji, but she "couldn't remember" where she found it. I searched and searched and could not find anyone selling the pattern, just a few people selling completed emojis for sale. So, I decided I needed to make one, after all, my daughter gets most of my beadwork because it's jewelry. I could make this and put a magnet on the back or turn it into a pin or even sew it on something as a patch. Anyway, I got out my graph paper and markers and came up with a Peyote Stitch pattern (because, let's be honest, I don't really like Brick stitch... I find it to be very annoying.) I fine turned it while beading it up several times until I was happy with it. Then I put it into my bead software (BeadTool4) and am offering it for free to anyone who can do a couple of simple things...

If you want the featured free pattern, you just have to do ONE thing:
  1. Send me an email so that I can email the PDF to you... the comments form on my blog DOES NOT give me your email address... without your email address, I cannot send it. The contact form is located at the top of the page. Now, if you would like to leave a comment on my blog, well, that is just gravy and I would certainly appreciate it... Feel free to comment on whether you like the pattern or not or if you have a blog I should check out, or how you use the patterns. 
What Is Not Included:
  • Directions for peyote stitch are not included... there are plenty of sources online for that by people who are better teachers than I.
  • Adobe Reader for viewing the PDF file
*** If you use my pattern, please be kind and give me the credit as the designer, ie beaded by Dana Shmoe and Designed by 3 Peeps Designs.  I don't mind if you sell your completed project for bead money, but I want design credit. Why do I want design credit? Well, I do still sell some of my patterns and I use the money to buy beads. It isn't a business, it is for fun ie funding my beading habit. Seeing my designs in your shop (or anywhere else) without the design credit takes all of the fun away... and I will take steps to have the photo removed.. This is fun, I'm trying to be charitable, and I design a lot more than I have a chance to bead... and I know there are others who don't like to design, but do enjoy beading. As soon as Free Pattern Friday stops being fun, I will stop doing it. 

****If it's your first time to my blog or you haven't been here in a while, take a look at my past posts because there are a lot of free patterns and other suff.

 *** And just because I am offering my patterns for free does not mean you can just pass it around to your friends. Please, have them come to my blog and comment, etc in order to get their own copy.  * I know most of you don't need to be reminded of beady etiquette, but some of you do and I'm just trying to keep it real.

I apologize for not having some sort of automatic download of the pattern on the blog, but I don't know how to do it and I don't want to learn right now. I like the interaction that commenting and then sending an email requires. If you're on Facebook, send me a friend request! I'm trying to fill my FB feed up with beadwork rather than anything too serious. 

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Changes to blog 1-9-2018

Well, seems the excitement over my Freebie Friday Patterns has died down and so I am only going to do one a month. So, later this month, you can expect a new Freebie Friday Pattern from 3 Peeps Designs. 

The holidays went well for the most part. I didn't get everything made that I wanted to because I ended up getting sick twice and it's been slow recovering from the second bout of flu. The second flu ended up getting everyone in the house sick and our New Year's Eve plans were drastically different than what we had planned. The good thing was that it happened over our break and so no one missed work, school, or exams. My daughter did excellent for her first semester of college... she got a 4.0 and she was invited to become one of the 24 members of the veterinary tech positions. This is always great to hear and pass along to the family members who doubted our home schooling.... yup, validation is nice, although I shouldn't care. Of course, that same family is now worried that my daughter isn't having any fun at college, that it is all work and no play. You just can't win. And my son has been invited to bowl for our local high school... of course it will have to wait until next school year because the coach was a little slow in letting us know what he needed to do to get on the team.... he's bowling so well that now she and the players on the team are asking him.  Not too shabby. Of course, he wants to get a job and who knows if he will have time for bowling.... I think he will.

Anyway, look back in a couple of Fridays and I will have a new Freebie Friday Pattern for you.

I hope you are having a very Merry Christmas and that the New Year is very good to you!

First Freebie Pattern Friday!!

As I posted two days ago , I am going to start posting on my blog again... on a regular basis. *Gasp* I know, I know, but my schedule is ope...