1 Year Anniversary Nana’s Crafty Home Giveaway!

Aug 5, 2018 | Giveaways

I can’t believe it has already been a year since my first pattern went live here at Nana’s Crafty Home! So much has happened and I have been so blessed in this first year of my venture!

My very first pattern the Retro Duster Vest started it all —

Retro Duster Vest Crochet pattern using Caron Cotton Cakes

Retro Duster Vest Crochet Pattern

I have learned so much since that first pattern!  Still love those Caron Cotton Cakes, though!

When I first started this journey so much was an unknown — would anyone even like my patterns? Recently I came across a note I wrote in my journal shortly before my blog went live.   I wrote what I was feeling at that time and I wanted to share those words with you today.  Maybe these words will inspire someone else to follow their dreams.

Do Not Be Afraid

I am 46 years old and I have spent the majority of it afraid…afraid of failure, afraid of not doing the right thing, afraid of not being enough.  For several years I toyed with the idea of writing a blog and creating things I love just for to have a place for me to be me.  My fear held me back….what if no one reads it?  What if I sound stupid?  What if I fail?

The last several weeks as I have thought of it more I finally just decided to go for it.  Not to worry about failing, quit talking and do it already.  So I did.  It was a Monday morning and I spent an hour getting my domain name, Facebook page, Instagram and Pinterest accounts set up.  The feeling once done was indescribable.  I am a website.  That is me and everything that goes into it will be because I thought of it.  What a concept!


Giveaway Fiskars Rotary Cutting Tool

I realized it doesn’t matter if no one reads it or if I sound stupid.  No matter what happens I cannot fail because I tried and I am doing.  I got past the fear.  I realized that I am succeeding simply by doing.  Crazy, right?

I learned to crochet almost 40 years ago.  I have been crocheting but always from someone else’s patterns, someone else’s ideas.  I have always assumed that was all I was capable of.  Then I started thinking of possible ideas, turning them into patterns and now I can’t turn them off!  I can’t crochet fast enough to get them out of my head.  I am creative and I can create.  The revelation for me is that I never tried so I could never do.  Now I am trying and I am doing.  That is success.

I am so happy today that I reached past that fear and pushed on to what I have now!  The best part is that I have met so many amazing people along the way — other designers, makers and crochet lovers!  Thank you so much for being here!

Giveaway Details –

As a thank you I have a couple of giveaways planned.  The first one here on the blog is for a Fiskars Rotary Cutter + Skip Stitch Blade as well as a Fiskars Self-Healing Mat.  I use mine all of the time for various projects and I just know you will love it, too.  I recently made my Pretty Play Date Dress with these tools and there are just so many other possibilities!  For a chance to win enter the Rafflecopter giveaway with further details below.

Pretty Play Date Dress video tutorial free crochet pattern

Pretty Play Date Dress in Caron Cotton Cakes

Giveaway #2

My second giveaway will be announced during my Facebook Live Events Sunday 08/05/2018  and Sunday 08/12/2018 at 7:30 pm CDT so be sure to check that out to get further details!  This one will be for yarn, sweet yarn!

Thank you all again for the past year I am looking forward to next year!

a Rafflecopter giveaway






About Me

Hi! Thank you so much for being here! I am Tonya the designer behind Nana's Crafty Home. As a wife, mother, Nana of 9 & with 2 fur babies, my days are filled with love, laughter, hugs and yarn! Here is where you will find colorful and creative crochet designs for yourself or loved ones. My hope is that you will be inspired to learn and create along with me!