Friday, March 28, 2014

Still Working on Bookmarks

This week I'm still working on all those bookmarks that were ordered. I got two of them (1 order) completed and sent off.  Now I'm working on the big order of 10.  So far I have 4 of them done and hope to have the 5th one done by the end of the weekend.

Also I recently got some new yarns (new to me anyway!).  I've never tried making one of those twisty scarves so I picked up some Red Heart Sashay Metallic and plan to try making one of them soon. 

Also I saw a video on You Tube that caught my interest so I got some Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn for that project.

Hopefully I'll have some pictures of these projects in process soon.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Still Chillin'

We have another cold spell coming :-(  I'm sooooo ready for spring.  However I do have to admit that I'm enjoying making some scarves and cowls and hats.

I made this one a while back but finally got around to listing it in my Etsy shop ( ).  I absolutely LOVE the beautiful peacock blue color and it's so SOFT I could just sit and squish it for hours.

I made this one extra long (it's 72 inches long) so it can be used as a fashion scarf, a winter neck warmer, or even wrapped like a cowl.

I have lots and lots of ideas for some scarves and baby afghans that I want to make up.  So expect lots of that kind of thing to start showing up :-)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

What I'm working on

Just thought I'd drop a quick note about what I'm working on this week.  Over the last two days I've gotten in orders for 12 tatted bookmarks with a possibility of up to 6 more.  This is the one I've gotten the most orders for:

It's the Maria Cross bookmark designed by Lene Bjorn.  The other design is a heart bookmark with a heart designed by Irene Woo

I will enjoy working on these, but hope it isn't too much for my hands all at once.  I don't want another stress injury like I had before that took 8 months to heal!  So I plan to take lots of breaks and just work on them a little at a time until I get them done.

Friday, March 7, 2014

What's Up?

So...what's up with me?  I've been helping my daughter get her new shop, Jen's Craft Cottage ( ) started and stocked up. She will have a supply of handmade crochet washcloths, cup and can cozies, neck warmers, cowls, infinity scarves, and lots more things available.  While helping her research patterns, I also found a very nice pattern for an infinity scarf / cowl so I've made a couple of those too.

A friend of mine shared a picture of what she's been working on (some teddy bears) that I found adorable, so I went looking and found the pattern for the teddy bear and also one for a giraffe that I can't wait to try out.  Another pattern I found that I want to try is for a crochet hook holder.  So I'll probably be spending a lot of my creating time with a hook in hand :-)  Fear not though I'm also still tatting (I have a cross bookmark to make) and making jewelry as well (I have the supplies to make a pretty necklace on the way!)

In addition when I'm letting my hands rest I am still trying to get my Abigail Baby Sweater Set pattern written so that can then be shared with the world.

For this blog I plan to try harder to post 'in process' pictures rather than just the finished items.  But also to share more of my thoughts to make this more of a journal type blog.

So, that's what's up, what will be on the hook and what I plan for the blog.  I hope you all continue to visit and share my love of crafting and creating with me.