Hanson Day 2013: Celebrating over 15 years of loving on this band

Without a doubt, well you're ahead of your time - Hanson {Waiting for This}

Who can claim that they've loved the same band for over 15 years? I'm not talking about a come and go love. I'm talking consistency. I'm talking one of their songs was sung at my wedding. I'm talking memories. I'm talking about a band who got me through one of the toughest if not the toughest times in my life. I'm talking about a band who will never know what they have given their fans. You've given us love.

Today the men of Hanson are celebrating 20 years in music. I wish them many more years to come. MMMBop.

Hanson by tinysea on Grooveshark

lark & lace - the magazine

images via lark & lace

If you've looked over to the right hand side of this blog, you've probably noticed a button for the lark & lace blog. I've been friends with Erika for probably a little over a year now? We share a lot of the same interests and although she's younger than me, I feel like she is very wise and constantly inspiring. Anywho, moving on....

As a graphic artist and photographer, magazines are quite appealing. There's the visual aspect and the written aspect. There's that new magazine smell. You get the point, right? Well, Erika of lark & lace is wanting to produce a magazine full of "recipes, DIYs, fashion, commentary plus even more." Check out this post for more information. 

So you think you want to help? Of course you do. Please visit the l&l mag kickstarter for more information. 

Knotted Headband Link Up with Habitual Homebody

I knew I wanted to make this headband as soon as Alycia put it up for voting. It's very stylish and a quick project. The headband was crocheted using Malabrigo yarn in Frank Ochre. I encourage you all to make one (it makes a great gift!). You can find the pattern at All About Ami.

tinysea freebie: pinterest mouseover buttons for your blog

While visiting some of my favorite blogs recently, I noticed the bloggers were using mouseover Pinterest buttons on their images. What a splendid idea, right?! Then I got to thinking I'd like to design my own and offer them free to tinysea readers. I hope you guys enjoy these as much as I enjoyed designing them. You can use them on both Blogger and Wordpress. Tell your friends or feel free to "pin" this post. ;)

To install on Blogger: via Blogger Sentral
To install on Wordpress: via Wordpress

The winner of the houndstooth earrings giveaway is Lauren. Congrats :) 


Fabric earrings giveaway with tinysea

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! I've decided to give away 2 sets of houndstooth fabric earrings. Please be sure to get your entries in. This contest is open to all tinysea readers worldwide. Contest ends March 22 at midnight EST. Good luck! 

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Free Crochet Pattern: Fingerless mitts

I'm a little nervous about sharing my first pattern with you guys. I originally typed this up on my iPhone  a while ago and had to translate it to make sense. :) 

Wendy’s Mitts

hdc: Half Double Crochet
sk: Skip (a stich)
ch: Chain

You may use any yarn desired in worsted weight. If you'd like a recommendation, I love using Brava by Knit Picks. It's inexpensive and soft to the touch.

I hook, worsted weight
Mitts are worked flat and then folded in half and sewn up the sides to complete the project.

Chain 30

Row 1: hdc into the chain (30)
Rows 2-8: hdc into the back loop on the second row and each row thereafter (make 7 rows)
Row 8: hdc 13, ch 3 for the thumb, sk 3 (you may have to skip more if your thumb is too snug), and then continue hdc until the end of the row
Rows 9-17: Do 9 rows of hdc after the thumb row, fold in half and sew up the sides with your left over yarn

If you're new to crochet or want to learn some more skills, I recommend checking out Alycia's tutorials. It's so nice to have a resource like this! I'm self taught in both knitting and crochet and I can't tell you how much video tutorials help a sister (or brother) out.

*© tinysea. This pattern may be used personally and for gifting. Please do not resell the pattern or claim it as your own. If you do use the pattern, I'd love to see your projects. xo

Giveaway at Sparkle Monster

Lauren at Sparkle Monster is giving away this hat she designed. The giveaway ends next Sunday 3/10, so be sure to enter! 

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