Thursday, 27 December 2012

The Snowmen !!

I received this wonderful email from Courtney all the way from Independence Kentucky ! Its a long way for me because I live all the way over in Sydney Australia :)

Honestly I could not stop giggling when I saw this photo, they are sooooooo cute ! I just love the sweaters and the Snowman's are just adorable !

Thank you Courtney for making me smile and for allowing me to make a blog post about your awesome creations 

Courtney used this tutorial as a guide for her creation


Thank you so much for the online snowman tutorial. My boyfriend agreed to matching sweaters as long as I made them and the snowman added the perfect touch! I even made a nice bow-tie (using your tutorial for a bow) for my dog so he could join in the festivities as well. I have come a long way in my crocheting abilities because if your FABULOUS videos! 

I've attached a picture! I'm hoping you receive it!

Thanks again!
Courtney T
from Independence Kentucky

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Dedication, Passion and hard work

People say they want to be like me one day.
All it takes is dedication, passion and lots of hard work. Success does not come over night, more like over 2 years hahahha

-You need to be dedicated to your job, yes its is my full time job that allows me to work from home. You need to put in many hours of hard work, answer emails and questions and not just upload videos

-Passion is very important !!! If you are not passionate and in love with what you do you will not last long and give up easy

- Hard work ..... LOTS OF IT - hundreds of emails and questions everyday, self promotion, creating new tutorials, editing and uploading

Believe in yourself - For me this took time, I new i was good at crochet, but was i good at teaching others? I knew people were telling me everyday via comments. but "I" had to believe it and it wasn't until someone asked me one day (only 12 months ago) 'what do you do for a job?' I replied 'I teach crochet online'.. I got the weirdest look and then didn't tell anyone for a while hahaha
But then I thought , No I do teach people how to crochet and that is my job :) I love it and I want to tell the world about it. So now I hold my head high and I am so proud and LOVE EVERY SECOND of my job
Is it a job if you love it so much ??

Clare xx

Saturday, 22 December 2012

New Crochet Video Tutorial and Pattern Review - Victorian Step

My beautiful friend Laura from The Crochet Case designed the Victorian Step exclusively for bobwilson123 viewers. I am very excited about this pattern. The Victorian Step is a very versatile pattern because  the patterns are created using ‘multiples of’ you can create an afghan for baby or for a king size bed!

I have created a video tutorial to teach you how to make the Victorian Step and with practice and patience you will complete it in no time at all. The pattern works up fast and the colour changes make it fun to make.

You can make it with a minimum of 2 colours (you could use one but it will not have the same effect) and as you can see form the photo 4 colours look fantastic

The layout of the pattern is very user friendly and with basic pattern reading skills easy to understand. I would recomend this pattern for someone wanting to learn to read a pattern. The novelties of row designs in Bargello Crochet are the pixelated effect of chevrons and the ability to create waves, peaks and valleys of varying heights and widths.

Bargello Crochet looks more complicated than it really is; using only basic stitches allowing the beginner to challenge their new skill or the more experienced to play with something new. Once you have the initial few rows made, the rest is easy-peasy! As soon as you get the hang of the pattern stitch, you won’t even need to look at the pattern.
After the foundation row you will repeat row 2 for the entire pattern 

Laura also has a Ebook (Printed book available February 2013)

You can download a free copy of the pattern in my store

Thank for stopping by

Please vote for me in the On the Rise You tube Program

Hi friends !
I would be forever grateful if you could nominate me for 'On the Rise Program' 
On The Rise program is where we identify four YouTube partners whose subscriber numbers are growing but haven’t yet reached 100,000. You get the opportunity to vote for your favorite, each channel is evaluated on criteria such as viewer engagement and channel optimization techniques, and one of the four channels is featured on the YouTube homepage and across our social networks

You need to fill in the form and not just leave a comment on the blog post :)

Clare xx

A look back on 2012 - WOW what a year :)

WOW what a fantastic year :)

With over 23 million  lifetime views on my YouTube Channel and 18 million just in 2012 it has been the most busiest and most successful year so far. I have gained over 40,000 subscribers WHAT !! O.M.Goodness these numbers are making my head spin. Little ol me ?? Really ?? Some days I have to step back and say WOW I did this ?

I have made so many new wonderful friends and heard hundreds of crochet stories. I have helped save lives through crochet. Helped with suicide and depression. Help family raise money to help pay the bills, save for Xmas pressies and make them feel good about themselves.
Tears are welling in my eyes as I type this and I am so proud of what I have achieved. I am so passionate and dedicated to teaching others crochet that I have to force my self to go to bed :)

Every day bobwilson123 headquarters receives over 300 emails and messages  filled with love and support

Thank you to my army of helpers thought out the year. Amanda, Laura, Olgaa, Cassiopia and Monica, it would not be possible with put your dedication and support xx

Last but not least, i would like to say a BIG BIG THANK YOU to all the people that have supported me though watching my videos, leaving comments, sharing on the FaceBook Page , Joining our Ravelry group and supporting all of the crochet Community on YouTube 

Group HUG !!

Happy Holidays and I will be back in 2013 

PS. Bob the dog says HI !!

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