Saturday, April 19, 2014

Baby Items For Sale

Baby items available at

Newborn Sock Monkey cocoon and hat set
Ultra soft acrylic yarn
 Message me your order at Loops A Daisies on Facebook.
Don't forget to Like my page in order to get notifications about what new items I have.

The colors shown are just suggestions.  Please feel free to request different colors for any of these items.

You are welcome to Pin any of these pictures.

Newborn Princess cocoon and Pixie hat set
Ultra Soft acrylic yarn in Soft Pink

Abby's Headband and Flowers set
2 headbands and 4 flowers in colors of your choice
Flowers attach to a button on the headband so you can mix and match!
Ultra soft acrylic yarn

Santa Baby Cocoon and Elf hat set
Ultra Soft Acrylic yarn

Zebra Bebe hat and cocoon set
Ultra Soft Acrylic yarn

Newborn Teddy Bear Pink
 scalloped edges hat and cocoon set
Ultra soft acrylic yarn
Newborn Teddy Bear Blue hat and cocoon set
Ultra Soft acrylic yarn
Infant Pixie head and blanket
Ultra soft acrylic yarn
Colors shown: Lavender blue and cream
Blanket measures 27" x 27 "

Newborn Tulip hat and cocoon set
Ultra soft acrylic yarn in woodland heather and plum perfect

Newborn Under the Sea
headband and cocoon Set
Ultra soft acrylic yarn

6-12 months Idaho blue beanie and blanket set
Ultra Soft acrylic yarn
blanket measure 37in x 37in

Newborn Tulip hat, cocoon and blanket
Ultra Soft acrylic yarn in White and Woodland heather
Blanket measures 37 in x 33 in

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Slouchy Ridged Beanie
by Sallie Pool
Loops A Daisies

A new original crochet design is available for download at:

You can also email me at: 
SUBJECT : slouchy ridged beanie pattern
I take Paypal. :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Loops A Daisies: Coming Soon!!--Original Crochet Patterns

Coming soon to Loops A Daisies!!!

I'm very excited to be testing my first crochet patterns.  This is a new learning process for me and I am so appreciative of the ladies who are helping me work out the kinks.

Here is a sneak peek at the two patterns I will soon have available for purchase at my Ravelry store:Sallie Pool Designs

The first is a ridged slouchy beanie with buttons.  The pattern also comes with a pattern for a slouchless version.  The yarn is Caron Simply Soft in Pumpkin.  Finished hat is $25 at Loops A Daisies.  If you are local, you can find several of these in various colors at 392 Caffe on South 2nd St. in Clinton, Iowa.

Shown in heather grey with crocheted flower option
This second one is my pride and joy.  I'm so happy with how it has turned out.  It's like the picture in my head came to life.  I call it "A Little Romance".  It is a slouchy textured beret with a face flattering peaked band.  I used two strands of Caron Simply Soft in Heather grey.  Finished hat is $35 and available for order at Loops A Daisies.

Shown in heather grey with flower pin option

Keep checking back. I hope to have all the testing done in a month or so! :)
In the mean time, feel free to order a finished hat through my facebook page: Loops A Daisies


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Have You Found Jesus??

For many years I have taught Sunday School classes.  For the past 6 years I have taught Jr. High Sunday school and this year I have added High School... and one of the questions that I have trained my students to answer is, "Have you found Jesus?"

How we read Scripture is very important.  If we read the Bible with ourselves as the main character, the main object, the purpose of the passage... we will get a very skewed idea of all that is written.  Whether it is a parable or a genealogical account... we should see Jesus as the focus of all Scripture.  The revelation of Christ and the salvation He brings to us is the message of Scripture.  From Genesis to Revelation, Christ is there.  Old Testament through the New Testament Christ is present.

Jesus didn't first show up on the scene in the manger at Bethlehem.  John tells us, in the BEGINNING was the Word and the Word was God.  When God speaks... there is Jesus.  When God promises... there is Jesus.  When God delivers... there is Jesus.  Creation, burning bushes, wrestling matches, fiery furnaces, ... there is Jesus.

This past week in class we read Paul's letter to Philemon, a fellow Christian.  In this letter we learn that Paul is returning Philemon's runaway servant, Onesimus, with the message that Onesimus has repented and is now also a follower of Christ's teachings.  Paul reveals to Philemon that he, Paul, is sending money to cover the debt that Onesimus owes to Philemon and reminds Philemon of the debt he owed to Paul.

 "I FOUND JESUS!!" was the cry from one of my students.  "I found him... Paul is reminding Philemon that Christ forgave him."

 Lightbulbs came on all around the room.  This is about Jesus.  It is a message that says Jesus gives forgiveness to all.  He doesn't wag his finger at us and tell us how we should have known better... he doesn't give us a list of chores to do in order pay back what we stole.  It isn't a message about how much Philemon needed to forgive Onesimus (though this is Paul's hope). Paul is simply stating that regardless of what Philemon did in recourse to Onesimus's sin, or what Philemon's legal "rights" were as a slave master... Onesimus was free in Christ, forgiven.  In Christ all charges have been dropped. Christ opens his arms, receives us... and no longer as a slave, but as a brother.  This is the message Paul was sending to Philemon, a reminder of his own forgiveness in Christ and an opportunity to reflect that forgiveness to Onesimus.  The message was Jesus.

Have you found Jesus?

Friday, January 3, 2014

About Loops A Daisies

About Loops A Daisies

Loops A Daisies is the name of my little business started May 2013.

Lattice Inifinity scarf (60+ inches) with attached flower
in Dark Chocolate
$33 ($30 without flower)
I make and sell handmade crochet items from my home and at a local coffee shop (392 Caffe) here in Clinton, Iowa, a small town on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River.

This past holiday season brought an unexpected, but delightful response from locals and online friends who purchased items from my "store" (my Facebook page).  I kept very busy, but was never overwhelmed.  I'm very grateful to all who decided to purchase something from my shop. Several customers sent me encouraging messages telling me how much they loved their scarves, hats, coffee cozies... and how impressed they were with the quality of my work.  I so appreciate this feedback.

At least once a week you can find me sitting at 392 with my big bags of yarn, crocheting my little heart out.  I absolutely LOVE working at the coffee shop.  It's like a huge family where everyone gets to feel welcomed. The busyness of people coming and going, the conversations, laughter, and YUMMM the smell of coffee ironically compliment my quiet, rhythmic, solitary labor. Strangely, I am most productive there.

Herringbone Stitched Infinity Scarf
How my shop works:

My Facebook page, Loops A Daisies, is where I take orders and display the work I've done and can do.
To place an order, just message me at Loops A Daisies about what you'd like.  I will ask questions to get your order specific to what you want... yarn color, stitch preference, style, button color... etc.  I prefer this to filling out some sort of form.   If I know you, I might accept a check as payment... or I can take Paypal payments.  If you're local, you can meet me at 392 Caffe to pick up your order, and grab a latte while you're there.

You can also contact me via email:
or text/call me at: 563-593-2504  

Boot Cuffs in Grey
$15 a pair
(also shown: Herringbone Infinity scarf $30)
Can you make this?:
Occasionally, I have people send me pictures from other sites... pinterest, ravelry.. etc., inquiring if I can make the pictured project.  I LOVE this.  First of all, it tells me what people want, instead of my making random things that I'm not sure will sell well.  Second, it gives me a challenge.  I love a challenge; especially, when the picture is of something knitted... knowing most people don't make a distinction between the two crafts... and that we, who crochet, are particularly prickly about being called "knitters".  ;).  Yes, I can make that.

Some of my best selling items have been customer suggestions.  Thank you!

Newborn Tulip hat and cocoon
$40 for the set

Wait time:
Generally, it takes me 2 days to fill an order.  This can change based on how many orders I have lined up, whether your yarn needs to be ordered and how many items are in your order. That being said, it isn't unusual for me to get an order one day and have it in the mail the next, but I won't guarantee it.  However, I'm often praised for my speediness... just sayin'. ;)

I usually charge $3 shipping for the first item and $2 for each additional item. A few pieces come with free shipping.. the coffee cozies and smaller headbands are two such items. I have never shipped blankets, but if I were... it would require actual postage to be paid.

Fisherman Blanket
Why I don't sell on etsy:
 It has become way too busy with crochet sellers and, honestly, just makes my head spin.  I'm not a person who does well with complicated systems.  I prefer to grow slowly and with a lot of personal interaction.  I LIKE knowing the people I make things for.  I have no desire to "make a quick buck".  When I stop taking delight in the things I make, simply because I need to fill an order... I'll need to close up shop.

So that's a little bit about Loops A Daisies.  Thanks for taking the time to read this little blog post, and I hope to hear from you. :)

Find me on :  Loopsadaisies