Monday, July 21, 2014

Bev's Opened a new CAFEPRESS Shop!

Be sure to check out Bev's Country Cottage's new shop for everyone who likes to knit, crochet, or sew or loom knit... well, who loves to make handmade items?!

We have shirts, jackets, bags, purses, mugs, you name it!  All high quality and SO MUCH FUN!!  Please tell your crafting friends all about it so they can proudly wear these fun items too!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bev's Pattern Booklet!

For those of you who missed coming to my humanitarian booth at the Clark County Fair last weekend... AND missed getting a copy of my 'Bev's Pattern Booklet', not to worry!  I have made it available online now for everyone!

There are 20 reader-favorite knit, crochet and loom knitted patterns in this take-along booklet.  It fits in most purses and in all craft bags!  I asked my readers from my Bevs Country Cottage Facebook page, what patterns they made over and over and would like to have with them when they travel, or are sitting at the doctors office and such.  This booklet is the product of that survey!
You can buy a copy for yourself for just $3! It also contains my hat and blanket size charts for easy reference, hook and needle conversion chart and more! You are going to LOVE IT!! Bev

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Bev's Country

I think most people are more aware of my actual website, rather than my blog, that I rarely update... but if you are not, please do pay me a visit there:


That is my actual website where there are thousands of crochet, knit and other patterns for family, friends, and especially for humanitarian causes!   I update that a lot because it's one of my passions in life.  There you will find my own personal patterns, and a TON of links to other websites and their patterns.

In addition to free patterns, there are listings of places who need help; recipes, holiday fun, genealogy, personal preparedness, a little store where you can buy books and some of Bev's handmade items and lots more!

PLUS, I have a FACEBOOK PAGE for the site where I list a free pattern, recipe, question, idea and so on, every day.  LOADS OF FUN!  Please do come there and hit LIKE! 

Hug the ones you love!

PS-- gotta share a fun easy recipe today:
4 Ingredient Banana Cookies
2 ripe mashed bananas
1 cup quick oats
½ cup raisins
1 tsp vanilla
Mix together and drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet.  (Mine stuck a little so maybe on a greased sheet)
Bake 350 F for 15 mins.

You can also use a mix of ½ cup raisins, chopped walnuts, carob chips, choc. Chips etc.
They are sweet enough without sugar, and they end up being a bit chewy.  This made 1 dozen cookies and they are best the first or 2nd day.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Celery on your windowsill!

I saw this idea a couple of weeks ago and thought I would give it a try!  

So, you cut the base off a bunch of celery, or leaf lettuce, and place the base in a jar or glass, with water, on your window sill! It took the middle one 9 days to grow this much.  I top off the water every couple of days. 

This is the first time I have done it, and it is definitely growing new stalks and new leaves.  The celery ones are the middle one and the one on the right.  The one on the left is romaine lettuce.

No clue how this will turn out in the end.  I think the leaf lettuce will be fine, not sure if the celery will need to be transplanted outside in the ground, if it will become so tall the glass will fall over... we will see!


PS-- Hug the ones you love and grow a garden today!

UPDATE: APRIL 2, 2014--- they all fell into their glasses and I planted them out in my small, square foot garden where they are all growing nicely!  We will see if we get to eat from them.  Plus, the romaine lettuce seems to be growing the best.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Bolivian Babies kits~ Knitted washcloth pattern

NEW PATTERN at Bev's!   Just posted it this morning before I headed into work.
We still need a couple hundred of these or any pattern you like, crocheted is fine too, they just need to be about 6" in size; for the BOLIVIAN BABIES PROJECT!
Trouble is that we need them by March 12th... that's Wednesday of next week!

I have made a bunch of these cloths and they are definitely a beginner cloth if you have never knitted before. You need to know how to CAST ON, KNIT, and CAST OFF and weave in the ends.

We are also short 278 flat cloth diapers-- no prefolds, just flat, that can be handsewn from flannel too, if any of you sew.

Anyhow, here are a couple of kits I assembled today... we are aiming to assemble 200 of them for volunteer doctors to take down to Bolivia in May! 

Hug the ones you love and be kind to all!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Beautiful- nativity stain glass...

It's a bit large for some reason, but I love it and if you click under the image there is so much lovely info about Christ and Christmas.
Story of Christmas - an infographic Click to learn more about the story of Christmas.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bev's CHRISTMAS CLOTHS are back for a limited time! Order yours today!


Ready for you to order for your own stocking or someone else's!! They come with a pretty gift 'wrapper' and are knitted or crocheted or a variety if you wish. 

You can order 1 cloth or you can order more than one and save.  Shipping within the US is FREE!

Please order early  (before Dec 5th) in order for me to get them there before Christmas.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Slippers - TOASTY FEET!

A lady on Ravelry turned my simple Aunt Maggie's slippers into the most adorable Minion slippers so I wanted to share that with you.  PLUS, there is a link to a great charity you might want to help linked at the top of that pattern page now...

Beth also need mittens of you can help with those.


PS Hug the ones you love! ♥

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Helping Syrian children refugees

There is a brand new page at BEV'S with a simple knitted pattern to knit 8" squares and a newborn hat to make for LILY to help the Syrian Refugees. 

 Photo by UNHCR/A. Branthwaite

The gal in Jordan is also accepting newborn/baby hats, booties etc.  Mostly they need the 8" squares though, knitted or crocheted, acrylic yarn is fine.

Even if you can only afford to send one or two, it will help SO much!  

As of yesterday, there are now approx. 1 million Syrian Refugee children who have seen terrible things already, and will soon be suffering because of the cold.  Please do all you, and your friends can do, to help.  If a group of you could get together, and each chip in say $5 you could send quite a few squares or baby hats. 

If you just can't mail overseas, please make some of these items to help your local hospitals and shelters.

Hug the ones you love, and tell them how much you love them today! ♥



Thursday, August 08, 2013

Bev's Patterns of the Month newsletter-- Oct 2012-- now for sale!

Amazing patterns, recipes and more in this issue of "Bev's Pattern of the Month"