Friday, July 13, 2018

Deramores Striped Afghan Kit Review


Hello Everyone!

Long time no post!

I’ve been super busy lately with my virtual assistant business, that my focus has been more on my business and less on creating tutorials. However, I did find time to knit a afghan!

A few months ago, a company called Deramores contacted me to ask if I wanted to review one of there knitting kits. Of course, I said yes! So today, I am going to be reviewing Deramores' Striped Afghan Kit in Deramores Studio Chunky.


For starters, Deramores is a knit and crochet retailer in the UK. They are known for curating some of the best yarns and offer a wide variety of supplies to both knitters and crocheters. Besides serving the UK, they also serve those of us who are in the U.S. (yay)!

The product that I was asked to review was one of there knitting kits. I got to choose between three kits and ended up choosing the Striped Afghan Kit in Deramores Studio Chunky.


In the kit, you got 14 balls of yarn and the directions in a PDF format (knitting needles were not included). The yarn was very good quality, super soft, and chunky. With that being said, you didn’t get to choose the yarn colors. For example, I have seen knitting kits (on other websites) where they offer the kits in multiple color choices. However, for this Striped Afghan, you only had one color choice/color combo which was mustard, frost (aka white), and elephant (aka grey).

Once I got the kit, knitting the afghan wasn’t too difficult. This is because you were using a combination of a moss and stockinette stitch. With that in mind, it did take a while to complete since you were knitting with 5 balls of yarn and were switching out those colors every few rows.


Overall, I thought the afghan was super nice and the kit (including the price) was great! However, if I had to make one suggestion, I do think that Deramore could add more information to there website about the pattern itself. This is because the description of the pattern (as of right now) is very cut and dry.

For example, they tell you the yarn weight, needle size, tension, author of the pattern, format of the pattern, the garment, and pattern count (in a list format). Other than that, they don’t tell you much else.

Personally, when choosing a knitting or crocheting kit, I like to know as much information as possible. For example, skill level, an in-depth description of the kit/pattern, important additional information (like knitting with 5 balls of yarn), etc. When compared to a company like Lion Brand Yarn, I think Deramores could definitely improve how much information they tell there customers about there kits.


Other than that, I loved the kit and the pattern is something that I could definitely use over and over to make different versions of this afghan.

To learn more about Deramores and the products they offer, make sure you check out their website below!

Click here if you are in the U.S

Click here if you are in the UK

Have you ever knitted or crocheted something from Deramores?

xo Katie

 *All opinions are my own and this is a sponsor post from Deramores*

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Paper House Productions: Removable Sticky Note Dashboard with Xyron


Hello Everyone!
Today I am sharing my latest DIY project that I created for the Paper House Productions Design Team!

Before I talk about my project, I wanted to briefly say that as a member of the design team I do get free products to create awesome DIY projects. More specifically, Paper House Productions is sponsoring this post. With that being said, as a member of their design team, my projects will appear on the Paper House Productions blog instead of mine own. However, I will write these types of posts to keep you guys up-to-date about what is going on!

Now that we have all of that out of the way, let's get back to the project!
The project that I made for Paper House Productions this month is a Removable Sticky Note Dashboard! Now, if you have been following the blog for a while, then you know that I usually don't create planner projects. This is not because I don't love planners (which I do), I'm just more of a home decor DIY sort-of girl. However, this month Paper House challenge it's Design Team to make a planner project, so this is what yours truly came up with.

Along with a planner project being one of our challenges for the month, our partner for the month was Xyron! You know Xyon has a special place in my heart, so I wanted to create a planner project that really showcased why Xyron is so darn awesome.

In a nutshell, this Removable Sticky Note Dashboard is simple to make, can be customized to fit your planner, and can be made in under 20 minutes. Besides those fun facts, this planner is also a great option for those of you who can't add a ''pre-made'' sticky note dashboard to your planner.

To get the full DIY on how to make your own Removable Sticky Note Dashboard and to learn more about the supplies that I used in the project, click here!
xo Katie
p.s Paper House Productions was nice enough to give my readers a coupon code for there amazing products! So, use the coupon code PH18KATIE at checkout, to get 15% off your Paper House Productions order!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Paper House Productions: Washi Tape Coasters



Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing my latest DIY project that I created for the Paper House Productions Design Team!

Before I talk about my project, I wanted to briefly say that as a member of the design team I do get free products to create awesome DIY projects. More specifically, Paper House Productions is sponsoring this post. With that being said, as a member of their design team, my projects will appear on the Paper House Productions blog instead of mine own. However, I will write these types of posts to keep you guys up-to-date about what is going on!

Now that we have all of that out of the way, let's get back to the project!

The project that I made for Paper House Productions this month is a set of Washi Tape Coasters! If you have been following the blog for a while, then you know that I made coaster sets from clay, fabric, calendars, sequins, and more! However, I never thought of combining my love of washi tape with making coasters, until I received a bunch of gorgeous washi tape from Paper House Productions.

To make the coasters, I used two different types of Paper House Production washi tape! The great thing about using Paper House’s washi tape sets is that you get both a wide and thin washi tape. Also, Paper House has a variety of washi tape that you can easily mix and match with each other. For this project, I chose to mix and match the Stargazer Washi Tape Set with the Wine Washi Tape Set, to get a galaxy look!

To get the full DIY on how to make your own Washi Tape Coasters and to learn more about the supplies that I used in the project, click here!

xo Katie

p.s Paper House Productions was nice enough to give my readers a coupon code for there amazing products! So, use the coupon code PH18KATIE at checkout, to get 15% off your Paper House Productions order!

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