The Blue Elephants Make It Happen Collection is a brand new collection of three printable ebooks that were created to help makers do more, and do it more easily! And I'm giving away one set to one very lucky maker right here on Moogly!
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The Blue Elephants Make It Happen Collection has 3 parts: the Guidebook, the Resource Pack, and the Designer Pack. All of them are available as printable PDFs - so you can create a custom plan just right for you! These pages are formatted to print on regular copy paper as letter sized (8.5X11) or A4 sheets. You can also print them as 2 pages per sheet or in booklet form for A5 binders.
First up is the Make It Happen: Guidebook! This is a monthly planner just for makers. Set goals, mark down important days, and make it happen this year! This resource will help you achieve your big goals by helping you break them down into steps and plan out what you need.
Pages included in the Guidebook:
2019 Bucket List - Write down all your goals, the craft fairs and conferences you plan to attend, ideas and projects to make, whatever will make your year amazing!
Year at a Glance - Keep track off all your important dates, goal landmarks, deadlines, seasonal holidays, or events you need to remember and plan for!
Monthly Planner Pages (24) - Each month includes 2 planner pages so you can plan out everything you need and how you'll tackle those goals. Each month also features a different motivational quote to keep you going!
Year in Review - Take a look back at all your wins and celebrate! Then see what didn't work so you can plan to do even better next year.
The second piece is the Make It Happen: Resource Pack! Not just for designers or professional makers, this is the perfect companion for all makers, knitters, and crocheters! This crochet and knitting planner is chock full of printable resources, cheat sheets, sizing guides, to do lists, checklists and more - you'll never be more organized! Don't go hunting for the sizing info you need every time you start a new project - it's all here for you!
Pages included in the Resource Pack:
Crochet Hook Sizes - A complete list of all crochet hook sizes, with the metric size, UK sizes, US sizes, and a column to check off what you own!
Crochet Abbreviations (2) - Two pages of the most common crochet abbreviations used in patterns along with an explanation of what they mean in US terms!
Crochet Conversions - No more worrying about if a pattern is in US or UK terms - make all the patterns this handy conversion chart! Also included on this page is a chart of standard crochet symbols and what they mean in patterns!
Knitting Needle Sizes - This page lists all the knitting needle sizes with the metric size, UK sizes, US sizes, and a column to check off what you own - including whether they are circular needles, interchangeable knitting needles or double pointed needles!
Knitting Abbreviations (3) - Three pages of the most common knitting abbreviations used in patterns along with an explanation of what they mean, and how to work some of the more difficult ones.
Knitting Symbols (4) - Four pages full of standard symbols used in knitting patterns and charts, along with what they mean and how to work them. Also includes pages on 2 different versions of knitting cables symbols and what they mean.
Yarn Weight Guide - Have trouble understanding yarn weight? This page is all about the different yarn weight categories, what types of yarn fall into them, knit and crochet gauge ranges, and recommended hook and needle sizes for that yarn weight!
Laundry Care Symbols - Those symbols can be so confusing! This page is a printable cheat sheet for all the laundry care symbols and what they mean so you always know how to treat your handmade items.
Hat Sizing Guide - Get perfectly sized hats with this guide to sizing knit and crochet hats. Includes 18 sizes from preemies to men's XL and lists the crown diameter, hat heights, and hat circumferences for all sizes!
Blanket Sizing Guide - Did you know blankets come in 17 different sizes?! They do, and each one of them is included here for perfectly sized knit and crochet blankets - big or small!
Sizing Other Items - But what about scarves, shawls, and household items? This page helps you with the most common sizes for these popular patterns!
Additional resources (2) -These 2 pages include still more resources for you to check out, including top-rated knitting and crochet books, blogs, and websites!
My Favorite Tools - This page is a list of all the knitting and crochet tools that The Blue Elephant personally use as a crocheters/knitter/business owner - because it's always great to get a personal recommendation!
And the third part of the collection is the Make It Happen: Designer Pack! This ebook is the perfect resource for professionals. Small scale or big, contract crocheter or shop owner, this pack has resources to help you start or streamline your knitting and crochet business!
Pages included in the Designer Pack:
Works in Progress tracker (2) - Two pages to keep track of your current knitting or crochet projects and their progress!
Project Trackers (2) - Two pages to track your project details, including hook, yarn, size, and anything other relevant information!
Yarn Stash Inventory (2) - Two pages to help you organize your yarn stash! Record what you own, how much of it you have, in what colors, how much it cost (ahem, optional), and attach a swatch or image for reference!
Project Ideas List (2) - Never forget that great idea! Write down your inspirations and thoughts - and mark them done when you're finished with them!
Brand Identity Plan (3) - Here are 3 worksheets to walk you through creating your own brand identity and starting your business! This includes creating a cohesive look, and how to focus your business and goals.
Product Line Planner - Have a winning product idea just waiting to go got market? Create your perfect product line with this helpful worksheet - planning with purpose and intention!
Custom Order Tracker - When business is booming it can be a lot to juggle! Keep track of custom orders with this template - it will help you to record all the important information, track your costs, and keep a written record for future reference!
Handmade Pricing Guide - Isn't this just about the hardest part?! Figuring out pricing can trip up any entrepreneur, and knitting and crochet pricing can be especially tricky. This handmade pricing guide helps you set a fair price for you AND your customer!
Monthly Income/Expenses reports - Keep track of incomes and expenses and be ready come tax time - not glamourous, but so necessary!
Pattern Design Template (4) - Here The Blue Elephant shares her personal template for writing patterns, listing all the info you need to share in the pattern, with a space to sketch out and draft your pattern!
Resources for Makers - And she's even included a list of her favorite resources to help you grow your handmade business!
Bonus - And just to top it off, there are 3 types of printable tags to add to your work for a professional finish!
This is an amazing collection of resources for anyone in the crochet or knitting business - and lots of it would be amazing for hobbyists as well! So are you ready to take charge of your crochet future? Check out The Blue Elephants Etsy Shop to get your favorite or all three - and enter the giveaway below for your chance to win the whole set!
The Blue Elephants Make It Happen Collection Giveaway
The Blue Elephants Make It Happen Collection Giveaway on Moogly is open WORLDWIDE and ends 3/25/19 at 12:15 am Central US time. If you are on mobile and have difficulty entering, please use a desktop computer to enter. Only the email option is mandatory – all other tasks are optional, for bonus entries only. Good luck, all!