Good news…

Floating leafHow’s your week going? Hopefully floating along just like this leaf in the river I spotted yesterday when I was out on my walk!

When I posted my WIPs earlier in the week LOTS of people asked about the crochet slippers I was wearing…Crochet slippers 3Cute aren’t they?

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Sometimes when I’m browsing around the interweb I fall in love with a little bit of crochet and I have to say this was the case with these slippers!

These lovely little house shoes are designed by Tara Murray over at Mamachee. Here’s her version:











You can buy Tara’s lovely crochet patterns at her Etsy store, she even has a permanent discount if you buy more than one pattern (sweet!)

With the possibility of a bargain to be had, who am I to stop with one pattern?

That’s right I got two! The slippers I’ve made for the children are called the Gailee slippers which are totally customisable – sized from children to adult – not to mention super adorable!

Tara’s patterns are superb, well written with lots of photos to explain any tricky bits and even some tips and tricks (this was the first time Ive ever glued in an insole, and it worked a treat).

And now for the REALLY good news:

It’s time for a giveaway!

Tara has generously offered five lucky Green Dragonfly readers the chance to win two Mamachee patterns each from her Etsy store! There are literally dozens of patterns to choose from…

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Or this one?il_570xN.720445114_knd0

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Or maybe, like me, you’d like to make these?











So if you would like the chance to win please leave a comment below to enter the giveaway. And let your friends know too! Ill make the draw next week on 27 May 2015, and in the meantime head over to the store and imagine all the cool things you could crochet if you win, or buy a pattern (or two) πŸ™‚

Thanks Tara and good luck everyone! Jxox

163 thoughts on “Good news…

    • Jean in Nh says:

      Love Love Love the house slippers – they would be perfect for travel too! Just slip them into a suitcase and head for vacation!


    • Cathee Simpson says:

      I havent crocheted for a few years now due to medical problems and no motivation, I have purchased wool and wanted to but just cant stimulate my brain (or lack there of) hehe, to get started. I always read your newsletters and love heaps of your ideas and wish I could get going, as all your patterns and ideas these are another fantastic article to make, I’m going to check out Taras site, I love these slippers and soft shoes, Thankyou, you are very inspirational and clever.


    • Kori says:

      I’m a new follower and love the sandals!
      I just bought the house slippers tonight from her…can’t wait to try them out!
      The fingerless gloves would be great for gifts I think too!


  1. Yael Smith says:

    Ooh, I’d love to win some patterns! I’ve been meaning to make the Galilee slippers and the house shoes forever, so they’re the patterns I’d choose.


  2. Lorrie Murphy says:

    Thank you for the chance to win some lovely patterns. My littlest grand daughter would love the pink slippers. But oh so many to chose from. How would I decide if I won.


  3. Claire Badcock says:

    Lovely patterns, I am new to crochet and the pictures and tips/tricks sound good. Thank you for the etsy link.


  4. Carine says:

    I really like the Molly summer slippers. I am surprised Maia did not choose them, even if it is soon Winter down under.

    Just to tell you also that I do not like so much the font you are using: it is a bit difficult to read you.


  5. Charley says:

    The patterns are all so cute. It’s no wonder she offers a discount when you buy more than one. Who could pick just one.


  6. Darlene P. says:

    What a wonderful give away! I agree, her patterns are wonderful and so many lovely patterns to choose from! The wrist warmers and slippers, especially the slippers as I love wearing clogs!!!


  7. Teresa says:

    If I were to win I would love to have the slipper pattern you made! Love those flip flops too! Thanks for the giveaway!!


  8. Bonomonicoletta says:

    I suoi lavori sono stupendi ma io non riesco a tradurli non Γ¨ possibile averli in italiano! Attendo. Grazie cotonina


  9. Leanne Johnson says:

    Love those flip flops, they are what caught my eye on Facebook to come check this blog out! I haven’t looked at all her patterns yet though! Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win.


  10. Lisa says:

    Thank you for the give-away! I wear flip flops everyday so I would definitely choose that pattern! Now to browse the store and see what else is available.


  11. Viola says:

    These slippers look really warm, good for all the girls in our family who never have warm feet. Like the yarn you have chosen a lot. Best wishes, Viola


  12. Deana Hutson says:

    Love, love, love the slippers pattern! They are the cutest pattern I’ve seen. And the flip flops are too cute for words!


  13. Bea says:

    Awesome patterns! I am not that clever or inventive, glad other people are! I think I’m going to have to make a few pair of those slippers and the fingerless gloves also. My hands get cold and fingerless gloves let me do my crafts! Thanks for sharing pictures and the link to the patterns!


  14. Theresa says:

    I love the pattern for the fingerless gloves and the cowl. I have planta fasciitis really bad so I can’t wear flipflops or those kind of slippers. They would be great patterns for people who could wear them though. Thanks for the chance to win.


  15. Suzanne Lowry says:

    Whoa, there are sure some very cute things that I would choose, like the fingerless gloves, so cool for the colder island summers, AND the very suave crocheted flip-flops. I know a whole family of girls that will want those! Yup, very, very cool. I’m in!


  16. gentlestitches says:

    Gosh, one would be spoiled for choice! They are all so good! I particularly like the thong (flip flop?) ones. Hmmm. Wish I was an octopus sometimes. πŸ˜€
    (so I could make more stuff not have more feet) o-O


  17. Jessica says:

    I love all Tara’s crochet patterns and I actually a have a few of them and they always turn out awesome! Would love to add a couple more to my list πŸ™‚


  18. Jaime Lynne says:

    I love to crochet, it’s something I remember my grandmother doing a lot, so it sorta helps me to keep her memory alive. Tara s patterns are gorgeous, especially the Molly Slippers πŸ™‚


  19. Gabriela says:

    Love Tara’s patterns She is amazing. Thanks for the chance to win a pattern. It’s going to be hard to choose one. Love peace and crochet Gabriela


  20. Talia says:

    I love love love those slippers. Her patterns are amazing- my favorite is the oma slippers. I wish her adult pattern was made with super bulky yarn….


  21. Kim says:

    Love the slippers! Cutest item I’ve see in s long time. The flip flops are a gem as well – esecially as I live in them 365 days a year!!


  22. Jessica K. says:

    I’ve been following Mamachee for a while now- her patters are fantastic and always very well written – she is one designer that is always a go to!!! Just Brilliant!!! Thanks so much for offering this giveaway!!!!!


  23. Michelle says:

    I adore mamachee patterns and I definitely have a few on my wish list at the moment! The trouble always is deciding which one to do next πŸ˜‰


  24. Angela Cameron says:

    Would be thrilled to have any of those patterns!! I do have a bit of a soft spot for a pretty cowl though! πŸ™‚


  25. Rochelle says:

    I have a few Mamachee’s patterns! Love them! Would love a chance to add a couple more. The house slippers are on the top of the list πŸ™‚ Even with summer coming here I like to have something on my feet while in the kitchen. Thanks for the giveaway!


  26. Mary N says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! That is so generous of you :). I have a few of Mamachee’s patterns and absolutely love them all.


  27. cynthia says:

    I really lo ve her patterns . And she explain e everything with minimal details. Cross fingers 4 me. Thankyou β™‘β™‘β™‘


  28. ktpsuperfan41 says:

    love the colors you chose for your slip-ons!! 😍 I haven’t had the chance to try that pattern, but I absolutely love making Tara’s ‘Audrey Boots’! I’m a big fan of her designs!


  29. Amalia Collinsworth says:

    The slippers look awesome!!! I have a few Mamachee patterns and love them! Crossing fingers, hoping to win. πŸ™‚


  30. murcam49 says:

    Would love to win! Especially for the flip-flop pattern (when we were kids, we called them go-aheads because when you walked, sometimes they would fall off your feet and “go ahead” of you.) Thanks for the good posts and giveaways!


  31. Sari says:

    I absolutely love mamachees patterns!! I have been eyeing that flip flop pattern. They would be fantastic gifts for my family! Thanks for much for the opportunity!


  32. Brenda Jones says:

    Love the scarf and the flip flops, but can’t imagine they would be rigid enough for my grandchildren. Would love to find out. Thanks for showing us the lovely source for them.


  33. Crochet Rox says:

    I am a huge Mamachee fan, I love love love her patterns. I’m sitting her in my Oma slippers right now!! I have a lot of her patterns, I just bought the flip flops and a few others lol, but if I won, I would pick some blanket patterns. I haven’t tried those yet.


  34. Crafting Mom says:

    The pink slippers would be perfect for my little princess πŸ™‚ This would be the pattern to choose
    But I like the house slippers too. Difficult, very difficult πŸ˜€


  35. lourdes casseignau says:

    I’m a huge fan of Tara and I love her desgin skills.I admire her work and her patterns are really original amd easy to follow.I would love to win a pattern!
    Thanks for the chance!!


  36. Julie L says:

    I have lots of Tara’s patterns. Mamachee was my first crochet pattern purchase many years ago. I don’t have this slipper pattern or the flip flops. They’re all so nice. Thanks for the chance to win!


  37. Jane says:

    Absolutely love all of Tara’s patterns. My new favorite one is the house slippers. I especially love putting the bunny ears on them for myself.


  38. Ammara says:

    I love your flip flops pattern. πŸ˜€ soo wanted to buy it but wasnt able to. 😦 looking forward to win it at giveaway. πŸ™‚


  39. Carla says:

    I LOVE all of Mamachees patterns! I vow to own them all one day, lol! Too many cute ones to leave behind….my favorite to date is a toss up between the Audrey boots & the Tessa Hat!!!


  40. Olivia says:

    I’ve just discovered both of you and I would love the opportunity for a professional pattern! I’m “new” to crochet (re-learning what my nana taught me) and i’m about to be an aunty so looking forward to making lots of cute things!


  41. Sally Underwood says:

    I try to avoid patterns that you have to make a pair of ie slippers, gloves, socks etc because it hard to get them to match up. I think it’s time to be brave though and try to make some of those lovely house slippers though.


  42. Jolene says:

    She has so many fantastic patterns! I have several on my wishlist for when my current stack of WIPs are finished. Thanks for a chance to win!!


  43. Wanda Swinton says:

    Really enjoy your blog and I love Mamachee and her unique patterns. Particular favourites right now are the Galilee slippers and those beautiful fingerless gloves. πŸ™‚


  44. Tori gray Burke says:

    I would love a chance to win some patterns! I LOVE the dragonfly gloves!!! Tara is an amazing designer. Thank you for giving us this chance. Have an awesome holiday weekend.


  45. Erika says:

    I want to test my luck πŸ™‚ I love the slippers! My familymembers would love to cosy up in them when they are coming over for a visit – apparently I live in a fridge so they say πŸ˜›


  46. Erin Napper says:

    Of all of the sellers I’ve favourited on etsy, mamachee is the one that sticks in my mind the most prominently, and the one I’ve spent the most money on!!! I’d love to make that neck warmer! Haven’t got that pattern yet πŸ˜‰


  47. says:

    Hi Janette, here are my rabbit and hedgehog, I love them, but, you certainly have to keep counting and concentrate !!!! I loved your toadstools and snail. I have them where I can see them too, they are a week old now ! I am keen to do more..

    Cheers Carolyn. H Bay.

    Sent from Windows Mail


  48. Jaderenee says:

    Love the slippers!
    Where are you? You haven’t posted in so long. We miss you! Thanks for the free patterns. It’s time for another Granny Blanket to use some of my stash.


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