Monday, May 04, 2015

Making Bears and Dolls for Orphans!

If any of you knitters or crocheters would like to make some easy dolls and bears for wonderful children in orphanages, please take a look at my patterns and info, and help the Kaiizen Foundation today.  There are knitted patterns for dolls and bears or crocheted patterns for both!

'CRAFTING ANGELS' is sending the Kaiizen Foundation, their first batch of toys and such, mid-May, so that the group can take them to a Swaziland orphanage in mid-June!  They also need baby blankets/quilts; hacky sacks, balls, hair pretties etc.

Here is the website with patterns and info:

Hug the ones you love today!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Holiday newborn hats by BEV!

If you have a new little one expected in your family soon, then these sweet hats might interest you or someone you know!

They are loom knitted and filled with love and cuteness, I promise!  and you can find them for sale here:

HUG the ones you love today!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

44 fabulous patterns from BEVS

Hope your day is going great!  Mine sure it!  We are picking up our foreign exchange student in a few hours!  Been cleaning my house all morning and it smells great!  Well... on to something you will definitely want to buy for yourself and your crafting friends!  

I have 2 fun pattern booklets for sale filled with readers faves from Bevscountrycottage.

The first one has 20 patterns chosen especially for our humanitarian booth at the Clark Cty NV Fair, by readers like you! The 2nd one features 24 patterns from my site that are loved by many! Patterns in both include, preemie items, mittens for kids, scarves, blankets, sweaters, toys and more!

These booklets are great to either print out for your purse or knitting bag, or you can save them to your phone, ipad etc to take with you!

They are only $3 each and are instant downloads! I love the convenience of always having my fave family and humanitarian patterns when I travel etc.! Hope you do too.

Hug the ones you love today!! ♥


Saturday, August 09, 2014

Knit and cook up a Spa Kit!

Brand new instant download, knitting pattern from Bev to knit spa cloths, face cleansing pads and bath salts--all in one! Only $2.50 for all of this fabulous info!

Everyone deserves a 'spa day'! Create your own using these beautiful hand knitted spa cloths that you knit using Bev's easy PDF pattern. 

Now, these cloths and face pads are not your run of the mill, kitchen cotton cloths, but are made using 2 strands of #10 crochet cotton held together. (This is the type of cotton used to make snowflakes, and doilies.) Holding 2 strands together, with size 6 needles, makes a soft, drapey, cloth.  Combine fun colors and create a soft, gift for everyone on your gifting lists this year!

I've even made some for new grandbabies! Love them!

They are a welcome gift for friends and family, but be sure to knit a set for yourself to use too.

You not only get a pattern for a full sized spa cloth, but you also get a pattern for making gentle face-cleansing pads, AND, a recipe for fabulous bath salts!

As with all of Bev's patterns, you are welcome to sell any items made from them in craft shows and so forth.


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!