Thursday, February 2, 2017

Crops of Luv -- CALENDAR OF EVENTS

There are recurring events as well as one-time events.  The addresses for the recurring events are as follows:

Every Wednesday (unless otherwise noted):  Crops of Luv Volunteer Prep Time from 3 pm to 9 pm at the Crops of Luv Studio (11424 S. Pawnee Circle, Phoenix, AZ  85044).  Phone: (480) 634-7763

2nd Wednesday of Every Month (unless otherwise noted):  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm hosted by Julie Lucian at Kelly Hammond's Home, 2124 E. Kerry Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85024 (just north of Union Hills and west of Cave Creek Road).  Julie can be reached at JLucian@cox.net or (602) 330-6025.

Arizona Community Church Crops (dates and times TBD).  Location is 9325 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85284 (just south of Warner Road).

Ahwatukee Recreational Center (events/dates/times TBD).  Location is 5001 E. Cheyenne Drive, Phoenix, AZ  85044.


FEBRUARY 2017:

Wednesday, 8 February:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm

Saturday, 11 February:   Crops of Luv will be at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet (at 4100 S. Palo Verde Road, Tucson, Arizona 85714) to liquidate some of our donations AND we will have a bunch of NEW items like Cardstock; Adhesive; We R Memory Keeper Albums 12X12 three-ring binder, Page Protectors; Tonic Nuvo drops; Tonic Glitter. 6X6 printed cardstock pads from Avery Elle and Glitz Design; Glitz Design papers stamps and coordinated stickers and rub-ons. Creative Memories items will be available as well.... Come by and see us!!!  

Saturday, 25 February:  COL Crop at Arizona Community Church from 9 am to 6 pm. 
Come join us for a day of cropping.  Room for 60 scrappers; call to reserve a spot.

For lunch, there will be a sandwich bar.  Crops of Luv will provide paper goods, coffee, tea, water, and slider buns for the sandwich bar.  Please click on the link below to sign up to bring items to contribute to the sandwich bar.  http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=NCOS7526&welcome=1 

MARCH 2017:

Wednesday, 8 March:  North Phoenix Crop from 9 am to 3 pm





Monday, August 25, 2014

Calling All Crocheters--Follow-Up Cloud Pattern

On 15 July, we posted an adorable crocheted cloud and asked for volunteer crocheters to make up a bunch of them for upcoming Crops of Luv albums.  A pattern was requested and Caitlin Walker from Walker Whimsy was kind enough to share her original pattern with Crops of Luv.  THANK YOU so much, Caitlin Walker!
Unfortunately, the pictures that accompanied Caitlin's written instructions wouldn't load, but hopefully our experienced crocheting friends will be able to figure out the pattern from these instructions and the previous photo from our 15 July post.  Crops of Luv hopes there are LOTS of crocheting buddies out there who will whip up bunches of these adorable clouds for upcoming albums.  THANK YOU in advance!

Cloud Pattern

-G hook
-worsted weight yarn

Abbreviations:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet

Ch 84. Skip 4, sc in fifth ch from hook.

*Ch 2, skip 1 stitch, sc*. Repeat from * to * to end. Turn.

*sc, ch1, 3 hdc, ch1, sc* in first ch-2 space. Repeat * to * in each ch-2 space and beginning ch-4 space.

Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing.

To make the cloud shape, take one end and begin to spiral the crocheted piece around itself (as if you were making a rosette). Do this with about 1/2 of the length.

Next, grasp the remaining half a few inches below the end. Spiral that piece around to make another "puff", leaving approximately six inches uncoiled.

Take this piece and thread it through the center of the second puff, then spiral it around.

Using the long tail, sew everything together so it retains its "cloud" shape.

Voila!
--
Caitlin Walker
{walker whimsy} 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Calling All Crocheters!!!

Crops of Luv is looking for volunteer crocheters who can make up a bunch of these adorable crocheted "rain clouds."  We don't need you to do the rain or raindrops, just the crocheted cloud.  If you want to share your crocheting talents for a very worthy cause, Crops of Luv needs YOU.  So START YOUR CROCHET HOOKS today!!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

HELP! COL Needs Embellishments!

Jody and Lisa have put out an SOS call for embellishments!  Any of you volunteers out there that can help,  COL needs every type of embellishment, title, etc.  Even if each of us only does a few, that's all gonna add up to a lot.  Let's get busy!   If you're not a scrapper but believe in the COL mission, maybe you could donate some purchased embellishments or make a cash donation to COL, or send COL a gift card to Michael's or JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby, etc.  Every little bit helps; it doesn't need to be extravagant to make a difference!  Thanx!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Help! Volunteers --- Here is the Crops of Luv "Greatest Needs" List

For our volunteers who already know this... thank you for supporting what we do!  For new Crops of Luv volunteers, here is a list of our "Crops of Luv Greatest Needs":

1. We desperately need support for our Album Sponsorship Drive (see details in separate blog entry). This will help ensure that we have the funds necessary to purchase the next 100 albums and then ship them all over the world without worrying about funds for shipping.

2. Our second greatest need is a new or nearly new SUV or van to transport COL supplies to events. We are currently using really old personal vehicles to transport items to events. A new vehicle would make it possible for us to travel to events all over the western US without worrying about getting where we need to go without breaking down. 

3. Our on-going greatest need is--WE NEED YOU!!!!! We can only continue to grow our Crops of Luv mission by adding new volunteers to the group of  great volunteers and sponsors we already have. We hope you will join us by: donating items for us to auction off; helping us scrapbook; sorting donations; or offering a large space for us to hold an event to make the albums. You can help Crops of Luv grow just by being there!

Share this with everyone... we can only continue to grow with support from people like you!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NEW-- COL "Design Team" -- Want to Be a Member?

As part of our "Watch Us Grow" Campaign, Crops of Luv is looking for new ways to get lots of pages done in a short amount of time.  We are thinking about starting a new "Crops of Luv Design Team."  Since we are so busy, we would be looking for experienced crafters to design layout templates that can be easily replicated, along with a set of 20 pre-made versions of the layouts.  We would look to the "COL Design Team" members to do these templates every other month for different themes we need.  
 
Let us know if you are interested and think you might want to be a member of the team.  We are taking votes on our Facebook page, or you can leave a comment here on the blog and we will contact you that way. 
 
Every volunteer is critical to the Crops of Luv mission.  If you want to be a part of something amazing, join the Crops of Luv Design Team today

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cindy S.-- Welcome to the Crops of Luv Board of Directors

Crops of Luv is ever-expanding so watch us GROW! We are so happy to "WELCOME CINDY S." to our COL Board of Directors!    Cindy has been instrumental in helping us grow our volunteers through the Arizona Community Church.  We are so lucky to have Cindy on our COL team!