Saturday, April 30, 2011


Hi All!!

Here is a super cute and fun crochet baby outfit my mom made.  I came across it the other day and thought I'd photograph it for my blog.  It's always been one of my favorites!  This is actually one of my mom's patterns that she designed.  It also comes with directions for making a baby blanket to match!  I sell this adorable pattern in my eBay store (QueenOfAllCrafts) for just $4.99.  If you click on the link below the photo, it will take you right to it.  Please let me know if you have any questions.


Mile-A-Minute Baby Set Pattern $4.99

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Recently listed "NEEDLEWORK" items!

Hi Peeps!

Just a quick note to show you a few recently listed Needlework items in my eBay store.  This collection comes from my friend Jane.  I have started the bidding on all three auctions at just .99 CENTS!!!  There are LOTS more photos in the actual auction.  Be sure to scroll down to see them.

You can visit my eBay store by clicking on the "QueenOfAllCrafts" logo, or by clicking on the link below the photos.

Please let me know if you have any questions =]


GORGEOUS Cross Stitch Afghan!  54" x 60"
Tomorrow evening I'll be listing the entire "HOUSE OF NIGHT" series by P.C. Cast!  Includes books 1-8.  I'll also be listing books 1-3 of the "NIGHT WORLD" series by L.J. Smith!  I will start the bidding on these 2 auctions at just .99 CENTS each!

Be sure to check back

Kathy =]

Friday, April 22, 2011

Finally! I can work again! Still no stitching yet (sigh) But I have GREAT news to share! =]

Ok... first off (for those that read about my horrible hand-burning accident a
while back)... my poor little fingers have healed nicely. Only my middle finger
blisters broke. OUCH! The bandages are off now - YAY and it's back-to-work for
me. Which is exactly why I'm writing you all this post. I have wonderful news to
share! Read on...

While I was on my little unwanted vacation... I received box after box of

BEAUTIFUL needlework goodies from peeps all over the US!! I am just so grateful,
and feel so blessed to finally be able to take my biz to the next level! Believe
it or not... I have been running my new "internet run" business for a little
over a year now WITHOUT the INTERNET!! CRAZY... I know! But, for 1, computers
ARE expensive, and 2... my new "biz" is just that... a business. Internet and
phone hook-ups are OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive for business's. 

(For those who aren't sure what I'm talking about... I have turned my eBay store into a "Needlework Consignment Shop", basically... if you have too much needlework, and not enough time... I can sell your items on eBay for you! If you
go to my eBay store below, and then click-on the "consignment shop info" tab...
everything is explained how it works there. Including my commission scale)

When my hubby got laid off about 2 years ago... that's when I got serious about
helping others on consignment. I KNOW there are lots more peeps out there just
like me who have yarn, kits, patterns, mags etc... that you just don't need or
want any more. For Pete's sake... don't sell your treasures in a yard sale for
PENNIES... Let ME sell it for you. =]

But here's the thing.... (I'm sooo excited I can hardly stand it!!) Since I

learned about these needlework groups on yahoo... I have gained quite a few NEW
customers, who want ME to sell their needlework treasures for them on eBay!!!!
And let me just say... these wonderful peeps are not sending just one or two
items... oh no! They are being delivered to me by the BOX LOAD!! I can't wait to
show you all my new inventory!! I now have lots of finished cross stitch pieces,
a HUGE amount of Perle Cottons (I'm talking about 5 skeins each of about... 350
different colors!!) plus loads of HAND PAINTED needlepoint canvas's, tons of beautiful cross stitch patterns and books, wool yarns/threads, and SO MUCH MORE! 

So.......... (I'm gloating, I know! he he!) Thanks to having the most WONDERFUL
PARENTS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.... (who just celebrated their 48th anniversary...)
I now have a new computer with BUSINESS internet and phone at my office!!!!


So, now that my hands have healed, and don't sting anymore... I'll be working

diligently this weekend taking pic's of all the new needlework goodies. I'll be
posting photos on my blog soon. I'll let everyone know when it's done.
I hope you ALL have a wonderful Easter!! I am so blessed that almost my entire
family is right here in Newark, Ohio! Everyone meets at mom and dad's for
dinner, thank goodness they have a large enough house... my brother, sister and
I all have children ranging from 6 - 22! I can't wait to see everyone!

Take care all!



PS: Some of you may see this post on other needlework groups... I don't think I

want to type it again - LOL! Thank goodness for copy & paste =]


website: COMING SOON

Sunday, April 17, 2011

OMG! I did the dumest thing last night!! OUCH!

I did the dumbest thing while making dinner last night! OK.... here goes... I turned the oven on for chicken breasts... laid the chicken on a cookie sheet (which was setting on the front burner), then I started some frozen corn and put them on the BACK burner (put it on high to boil).... fiddled around for a while till the oven beeped it was ready.... went to put the METAL cookie sheet in the oven............. and realized (as my hand is searing in excruciating pain!!!) that I accidentally turned on the FRONT burner!!!!!  OUCH!!!!  Let me just say.... it hurt soooooo bad! I do believe it was worse than giving BIRTH!!!  And, sadly.... I didn't just "touch" it, I picked it up!!!!  Yikes!!

YES!  I'm fine now, my fingers are completely wrapped.  Well... accept for my pinky... somehow my pinky survived this horrible ordeal - LOL!   My hubby (God love him!) took off to CVS Pharmacy, spoke with pharmacist, and they recommended this "silver" salve stuff.  And he asked her (after he told her what I did, of course)... "If YOU burnt the Hell out of YOUR hands... is this what YOU would use?" she said "YES!"  So, he bought it, and it works... although the pain is gone (thank you, God!) I cant actually USE my right hand  :(  YIKES!

(LOL... this is taking me forever to type)

Let me also say..... LESSON LEARNED!!!  I will ALWAYS double-check now!  And... THANK GOD it was ME and NOT Ben!!!!!  I'd never forgive myself!  I know accidents happen, but... OUCH!!!!!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Some of my favorites!

 These lovely afghans above are from mom's
"Mile-A-Minute Chain Link" pattern leaflet. $3.99

 This is one of my personal favorites!
This gorgeous afghan pattern can be found
in mom's "Amazing Star Afghans" pattern
leaflet for $4.99.  They are a lot easier to
make than they LOOK!  Talk about a 

 This is another gorgeous crochet pattern found in
mom's "Amazing Star Afghans" pattern leaflet.

 This is probably our most POPULAR crochet
pattern!  It's so popular, we printed in TWO different
leaflets - LOL!  This is the classic "Mile-A-Minute" pattern
you can find it in "Mile-A-Minute Afghan Collection", and
"Mile-A-Minute and Violets" pattern books.  Both retail
for just $4.99

This is the Large Star pattern found in the "Amazing Star Afghans"

 How fun is this!  This bright Rainbow afghan will brighten
up any room!  Crochet pattern can be found in mom's
"Rainbow Afghan" pattern for just $3.99
 Aren't these Santa stars fabulous!?  They work up so
quickly and easily!  Try different size yarns to make BIG 
Santas or SMALL ones!  This pattern leaflet "Santa is
A Country Star", comes with both knit & crochet
instructions!!  This leaflet sells for just $3.99

POODLE BOTTLE COVERS! To knit or crochet Just $4.99

I just LOVE how this one turned out!  It almost looks
tie-dyed!  I crocheted this one for my step-daughter.  
The pattern is in mom's PINEAPPLE SAMPLER 
leaflet for just $4.99.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Hello fellow needleworkers!  My name is Kathy, I am very much new to "blogging".  I have GREAT news to share...   My mom is Anne Oakleaf, owner of JAO Enterprises, Inc.  Many of you crocheter's probably remember seeing her ads in various needlework magazines.  Long story short... She is retired from her mail-order business... and has basically GIVEN me her entire inventory of her pattern leaflets! YEAH! This "inventory" consists of: 50 different "knit & crochet" pattern leaflets (all designed by mom!), lots of yarn, and 1000's of various needlework magazines.  I have NO idea what I'm going to do with all the magazines... But right now... I'd like to sell her collection of gorgeous knit and crochet pattern leaflets.

ALL of her wonderful leaflets can be seen in my eBay store, QueenOfAllCrafts (I'll include a link below to take you right to it).  PLEASE keep in mind... you do NOT have to purchase these through eBay!!!  You need only email me the titles of the leaflets your interested in (along with you email, and mailing address) and I will send you your total.  In the subject line of this email... please put "I'd like to order patterns".  If you live in the US.  My shipping/handling special right now is... buy any 4 or more of her leaflets... and your shipping/handling is FREE!!

Can't wait hear from you! Have a great weekend!


Website:  COMING SOON!

eBay store: QueenOfAllCrafts

eBay store: QueenOfAllCrafts
Needlework Consignment Shop!