Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year!

Happy new year-

wishing everyone joy peace and  prosperity.

with the new year are new possiblities, and projects.
I have lots of ideas lets see if they get done!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

things not to do when you have the stomach flu

DO NOT crochet-
I know I know it sounds like a great idea BUT When you are all done with the project and you are feeling better You will have a moment or three of OH NO!

I made my mother in-law some mittens - I Thought they where ok.. I was sick and thought I counted right  hahahaha No. )
One mitten cuff was super long and the other had a thumb that was long.. one fit sorta and the other was too big.

Moral of the story.. no matter how much you think can may be able to do something- its probably NOT a good idea to craft when sick.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

the booth angle 2

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the booth angle 1

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now thats done

the fair is done. and it was a great one.
I had quiet a few people ask for things I hadn't really thought about bringing, So this next year Ill be adding more variety to my shop
More kids sized items such as  mittens , mitts, slippers, more bearded hats baby afghans.
I did have more people then I thought I would requiest synthetic material so Ill be adding more of those styles of things.
 my spouse said he can set me up slat wall on a A frame so I can go vertical and have a better place to display my scarves.
My mom and Aunt had a table next to mine and we had a blast.
This show went really well and Im hoping to be invited back next year.
I have 3 people waiting for to do a quote on hats and baby shoes... :) from befoore the show tho they said they could wait tel after.. so my hook will keep flying through this holiday :)

Now to start my prepping for Christmas gifts too.

Friday, November 18, 2011

tomorrows the day

The day of the bazaar -
Tables >Check
Table Cloths > check
products and mannequins and heads . check check check
Sanity.... oh dear where did I put that today...
I also got everything tagged and ready to go.

 I cant find one of my fave hooks :(
Which is really annoying.
almost every thing is set-
wish me luck tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

sold two more hats - bearded hats

I had a last minute request for two more bearded hats- in bright orange- one blonde and one brunet.
When I showed them to the customer he was thrilled-
and then a few more people said they may like one so I may have some at the up coming fair IF I have time to make them.

Monday, November 14, 2011

its getting closer

that fair is getting closer and I have been filling orders - so its YAY! and OH No! at the same time.

I love that I have had more sucess recently but Oh my.. I have a lot of happy hooking to do.
I finished a hat today and started another one this one in red. I finished another grey scalloped hat this time I added some detail to it..

I also did two more bearded hats via request.

now to concentrate on the big stuff

Saturday, October 29, 2011

well that happened...

I finished a lot of custom orders in the last couple weeks . now I can concentrate on my current inventory for the fair and my etsy shop.
Its nice to have that done and now to work on something else that I want to.. but I like custom work. its satisfying.
SO thats 6 sets of mittens, a beanie a headband, and a bearded hat all done...

I'm almost done with the over sized buclee wrap, its done in black grey and white.
I am also working on a hat, and have plans for a few more things.

I know I need to do more men wear but I'm thinking dish towel toppers too.
being a hooker the opportunities are endless.

love this kind of work its a blast.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Just a Little busy .. ok a lot

I'm one happy hooker.
I finished a big order of 6 sets of kids mittens  and shipped it , shipped a ready to wear order as well, recived another custom order and Im almost done with that and have another custom order in line. :) This is good.
Makes me glad to be busy, and keep my hands busy-
I also got a new shawl listed- my fern shalw pattern but in a deep red.

I have a new buclee shalw in the works- its a grey and black striping.
I have plans of other things but never know IF I can get then done with all Im doing now.

My spouse will also be ordering me some new mugs so I can have them as a promo item for not only the fair but I think I may do a giveaway.. not sure yet though.

Im also writing a few more patterns.
Anyway, that's what is going on in my wierd little yarn world.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

new pieces now listed..

I finally listed the new pieces I previewed.. all but the teal one.. that will be listed in the next day or two.
I also will be starting on some other pieces. these comming weeks including my best seller- the cozy shawl.
I also am currently working on a grey cotton bag. Im going to add some fun to it ( novelty yarn) for a little something extra.

I cant wait to see how the pieces turn out. I love hooking.. even when I have to take a short break and look at other things for inspiration..

Sunday, September 4, 2011

gonna list a few things..but here is a preview

A few pieces I finnished and are in blocking.
Thought I would share as I think they came out nicely.
Im working on naming them as I write the descriptions..

Arent they pretty?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

got into a BIG show

I found out on Monday I got into a big craft fair. It's juried and it is my first juried event.
Not sure how the heck I will have enough inventory but I HOPE I have enough.
I also have a table at another small show at a local catholic parish..
Im also planning on listing my ornaments on September first-  and will be making more.

ok more of everything.. so yep this hooker will be busy.
I will still be offering promo through my fan page on facebook.
and will always make time for custom work.
but - holy hooker batman!
 I have my work cut out for me between now and November..
My mom has a booth with me too this year.. but her things are more sewn or egg art.

Monday, August 22, 2011

an exciting day..

not only did I sell 6 items.. I got accpeted to a LARGE fair in November..
ANDI was reminded of a second fair in November..
so happy and OH CRUD at the same time. I have a TON of hooking to do to have the inventory I need at these fairs.
I also created a new treasury on etsy..
called yarn addict dreams. I think it is very cool.
SO a busy couple months ahead..
loads of hooking to do. ;)
thankfully my kiddo will be headed back to school soon.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

just finished a custom piece

 I just finished a pair of arm warmers for a friend.
they are made with a cotton yarn.
The part took the longest- writing out the pattern as I went so I could make two.
I think they turned out pretty well.
I think Ill make a pair or two and Get the pattern into a PDF as it is simple.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Im doing better

My shoulder is now allowing me to knit a little
which is better then no yarn play at all.
 slowly I'm getting back to myself.
so as the summer progresses Ill be looking for more fairs..
and yes I will have my hooks out and ready. cuz IF I keep up with this knitting stuff I might poke someone with the sticks...
I'm donating a hat ( crochet of course) and a scarf ( knitted) to a ladies retreat a friend is putting on for their auction. Hope I have the scarf done in time.

Friday, June 17, 2011

wow a lot to catch up on

So in the last few months -
I have finished a few hats- got another custom piece done-
screwed up my shoulder again and got asked to be team captain for my faciltys participation in the walk to end Alzheimer's disease ( aka the memory walk)
My link to my donation page...

I found some fantastic yarnb - it is 95 percent baby alpaca and 5 -percent undyed wool- in other words Heaven in a ball... now a hat.  ( ecco Duo by cascade yarns)
it is sooo pretty. I didn tknow it had the striping in it until After i made the hat and it is great.

 OH and we adopted a sweet four legged critter who attacks yarn..
her name is Oreo isn't she pretty?
 she is on a diet so shhh dont say anything about her being fat.

Monday, January 17, 2011

I finished one blanket got it listed

The person whom requested it bought it and it is ready to ship.
Then same day someone else has requested a similar item- twice as large as the one I just finnished.
this time- only in green. :)
Im looking forward to this.
The yarn Im working with is a super soft squishy yarn.
It is fantastic with a M sized hook.
LOVE it!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

new yarn another project- and its squishy yarn !

Squeeee! I love squishy soft fluffy yarn!
It feels so nice to play .. I mean work with.  I was contracted to make a pink baby blanket.
I found yarn by bernat called.. baby blanket.
and its PINK!
Not painful pink just pretty girly pink.
This will give my hands somthing to work on.. a easy pattern will be wonderful with this
super bulky weight yarn. I am looking forward to working with it. :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

as a member of the CLF

I must take a moment to be a minion.
The CLF is the Crochet Liberation Front. a group of people passionate about the art of crochet.
we have a "fearless leader"  someone who got tired of our art being looked down and started the group on ravelry as a joke... then it exploded and became a real thing.  we even have a couple pattern books which rocks.
Dispelling many of the myths of crochet and there are many.
One is that only little old ladies Hook. Nope Not the case.
crochet uses more yarn... not always the case it depends on stitches used.
Crochet is nthing but granny squares and doilies... nope again.

Crochet is a wonderful art that has many many advantages other yarn arts don't.
It can be beauiful open work and drapy or it can be tough enough for a welcome mat. all depends on what it is you are using and technique-

so there is my minion rant for the day.
so if you crochet say it to others Im a hooker and Im proud..

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Yay its here

The yarn came- though I had purchased the darker colored yarn I needed this week to work on one of the two hats.. the yarn for the second hat is here. I was able to sneek off to my fave yarn store sitting room and work on the first hat. I also started the second.
so soon I should have them both done. Ill get pics.
they are really turning out nicely. I hope my customer likes them.