Don't have the budget to buy crochet patterns? Browse my huge collection of free patterns here, with projects ranging from amigurumi to clothing, home decor, and more! ♡
    Read more
    Looking for inspiration for your next project? Get lots of ideas and patterns for a variety of themes, including holidays, craft fairs, keychains, no-sew amigurumis, and more! ♡
    Learn more
    Check out my free printables! There are printables to go along with crocheted items, printables for little ones, and printables for the home! ♡
    Learn more
Hey there!
Welcome to the Sweet Softies blog! Join me in celebrating the sweet things in life, from motherhood and education, to crafts, fashion, home, and more!

If you'd like to learn more about me, just click this button below!
read more

My Favorite Summer 2021 Accessory · Beautiful Artisan Finds!

There's just something so special about artisan clothing and accessories!  

I didn't fully understand and appreciate it until I finally got my very first piece -- the Amara Sari Duster from Darn Good Yarn.

It's light, airy, and has such a heavenly drape.  The bold, eye-catching colors are everything and I love the prints on it.  This piece is now (unsurprisingly) my new favorite summer accessory!  You can see me model it in my short YouTube video.

Isn't it simply gorgeous?  Here are more reasons why this duster is everything!

Environmentally-Friendly Material

The fabric is so vivid, silky, wonderfully luxurious... and get this -- it's made from reclaimed material!  With how soft this recycled sari fabric is to the touch, I never would have guessed.  What a beautiful way to give this fabric a second life.  Given the unique way it's made, each Amara Sari Duster is also one-of-a-kind, so you'll know that your duster is truly special and unique! 

Fair Trade & Sustainably Sourced

Another thing I love about Darn Good Yarn's artisan products is that they are all fair trade and sustainably sourced.  This duster I'm wearing, for example, is handmade in India and the partnership with DGY supports sustainable, safe, and dignified jobs.

Inclusive Sizes

This feel-good clothing isn't size-centric, which gives lots to be happy about!  I'm all about embracing body positivity, and DGY's artisan pieces are made with that in mind! 

If you're searching for that really special gift to spoil yourself or a special person in your life and stand by DGY's mission and principles, I encourage you to check out their artisan clothing and accessories!  

There are lovely floor-length skirts (I have my eyes on a couple and they're next up on my wishlist to buy!), bohemian-style tops, and even handcrafted bags.  The colors and prints of these pieces are really distinct and I find so much beauty in them.  Each one is a work of art!

Exclusive Coupon Code!

If you're heading over to the DGY website, don't forget to use my 15% off discount code, valid until May 31st of this year!



Check it out on TikTok!

I have a couple videos of this lovely duster up on TikTok.  Be sure to follow me to see the sneak peeks of my newest projects, too! 

Oh, and here's Part 2 of the video!  As you can see, I just love wearing it... even if I'm home most of the time!  (Also, I'm super into all these catchy TikTok tunes... adding music is my favorite part of editing a video, hehe!)

Thanks for reading and looking through my favorite finds!  I hope you take the chance to check out DGY's artisan collection.  If you have a favorite, please share with me in the comments below -- I'd love to hear from you! 

Warm wishes,

#DarnGoodBody, #darngoodyarn, @darngoodyarn, #dodarngood