Friday, August 31, 2007

A Quiet House

I missed having the house to myself! I love how quiet it can be. It brings back memories of visiting my grandparents. They had a daily routine and, around late-morning, it was wonderfully quiet and peaceful at their house. You could hear the cuckoo clock ticking away. It didn't occur to me then how they enjoyed their peaceful days.

Although, there are times when I blast the stereo too! Lately I've been enjoying listening to a local commercial-free alternative rock station 88.9 WSTB. The kids come home from school and ask if they can turn it down! LOL

So, it doesn't really matter whether I opt for a quiet day or a loud one, I still have been loving my time alone. Back-to-school time allows me to get caught up on projects I've set aside, organize supplies, and plan for the busy Fall/Holiday season.

Here are a few Back-to-School fashions available in my Etsy shop. New designs and lots more to come!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hold the Yarn...

I was lucky to receive some gorgeous handspun from my seen in my previous post.
I made this lovely Raspberry Beret and some Heather Rose fingerless gloves. Both are hand-spun and hand-dyed wool - from sheep to shawl (or hat, gloves, etc.).

Occasionally I require the help of my kids to hold the skeins while I wind them up into a ball. They see me playing with yarn and run and hide sometimes! My daughter's friend thought it was first. After awhile it can be a chore though.
These gorgeous bright colors are working up into a lovely openwork shawl. Look for it soon in my Etsy shop.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Lovely weather we're having

We camped in the rain this weekend. We ended up leaving our tents in the downpour and hoping for better weather to retrieve them next weekend!
It's even a soggy day today, so I'll have to work/Etsy instead of catching up on camp laundry!

In keeping with the theme....I searched EtsyMom Camping and found a few cool items!
Here's a cute tshirt for your little one from miniblisscakes:

And hugsandkisses has this sweet camping outfit too:

All of my sisters' friends had their shawls on and were perfectly snuggly in the inclement weather. I, however, have never made a shawl for myself!
I'm always giving them to friends or selling them. I think I need to make myself a shawl like this one (haven't decided on the color yet)

Reminder! There are lots of sale items in my shop still! Great deals. To check them out, click here:
Then you can search SALE in my shop to see those items.
Thanks for stopping by......have a great day!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Lovely Handspun

Many thanks to my sister for this wonderful gift of Handspun/Handdyed wool!
I know her shop is on hold at the moment, but do visit to see what she's listing this Fall!

Friday, August 10, 2007

What's New With You??

Not much, well actually that's not true! I have been working a lot lately. I had a custom order and made it quick as a whip! Now I'm back to work increasing my inventory. With several shows on the calendar in the coming months, it's important that I keep up with demand. I have a roomful of yarn and fabric and get overwhelmed with ideas. I also have to take the occasional time-out to clean house, cook, pick veggies, etc. Speaking of which...I am so glad to have joined the EtsyMom Street Team on Etsy. It's nice to see how many stay-at-home moms, working moms, single moms, crafty moms, busy, Etsy Moms there are! Click here for more information about the EtsyMom Street Team and remember to search EtsyMom for lots of great items.
Here's a sample of what's new in my shop. I'll be listing lots more purses, hats, scarves, shawls, wraps, and more!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Knitting Nerd

As my son says "Yeah for shameless advertising!"

I recently adorned the back window of my new (used) Alero with my shop addy! I love it. It's a small decal, so it's not intrusive. Check it out at monsterpromos.
So what if I look like a geek, right? Well, thanks to Holly at Etsy, I'm not only a Crochet Geek, but I am indeed a Knitting Nerd. As soon as these babies arrive they're going on the side rear windows - whether the kids like it or not!