Friday, December 16, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Well, my first craft bazaar was a total bust. I did manage to get a bigger table, and for free. But I didn't sell a single item. There were no other vendors with crocheted items, everybody else was selling paper goods and jewelry, and in one case some awesome paper bead jewelry and I think that is what everybody was looking for. There was pretty good business going on all around me but none for me. Hopefully my stuff will do better at a garage sale next year. Until then, I better find some storage room somewhere.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I'm getting ready for my first bazaar. I haven't ever participated before and wasn't sure if I had enough to sell, what size table to get, or how many days to go. Being a newbie I made a bunch of mistakes. I rented a 4 foot table thinking "I don't have That much," and now that I'm putting everything in totes to take to the bazaar I'm thinking "Holy Cow, I have Way too much for just a 4 foot table" unfortunately its too late to ask for a bigger table. And I'm afraid I will have tons left after only 1 day of sales. Between the baby sets, blankets, hats and toys I've filled 6 big rubber maid totes. OMG, what was I thinking???? And on top of all of my stuff, my daughter will be selling her friendship bracelets at my table too. I must be crazy.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I don't know why, but lately all I've wanted to make are afghans. I keep getting more and more requests for hats, scarves and toys, but I keep sneaking in an afghan here and there. I've been working on a round ripple throw for a few weeks now and finally finished it. I think it turned out pretty good and I used up a bunch pf scrap blues in the process.
Monday, November 21, 2011
I've been asked to make a Spongebob Square Pants hat and scarf set for a little girl and another scarf for a teen. I couldn't find any free patterns so I winged it. I figured, he's square so how hard could it be. As it turns out, he's really simple to make, just 2 color changes on the main part so you have a large amount of yellow, a little white (for his shirt) and then brown for his pants. Everything else is made separately and sewn on.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I've decided to participate in a craft bazaar at Craft City here in town. I've been crocheting like a mad woman to come up with enough inventory to sell. I hoping to sell some hats, scarves, and blankets, maybe even a few of my stuffed animals (not the copyrighted ones). Here are just a few of the things I've been making.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Kats Creations to make the entire set. Her patterns were different from my Jumpluff so I improvised from my pattern of Jumpluff and used her pattern for Hoppip's leaves. Thanks Kat for the inspiration.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
|Spongebob scarf (I did add the eyelashes and teeth after this photo was taken)|
|A cloche I'm making for my Mom|
|the Yo Gabba Gabba hat, this is Toodee|
Saturday, October 8, 2011
I have fallen behind in designing my own pokemon patterns, so I thought I would share links to other fabulous crochet artists who share their pokemon patterns for free.
they all have free pokemon patterns.
they all have free pokemon patterns.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I've never actually used a pattern for these but they are fairly simple to do
make a ch long enough to go around whatever head you are making for and join to a circle.
Sc around as many row to get the hat long enough to be just at the top of the person's ears.
Flatten hat and sc through both thicknesses
for ear flaps go back to the first row and figure out where the ears are, then just sc 12 and then an even row, then dec on the 1st 2sc and last 2 sc, then an even row and keep doing it until there are only 4 sc. F/O
Monday, September 19, 2011
I've been asked by a friend to make some hats and headbands for her grandchildren, The first was the hello kitty hat for a birthday. When her kids saw the hats I made for 2 of her grandkids they started asking for more. I am now making 2 more hello kitty hats, 2 hello kitty headbands, 1 pink and green owl hat, and 2 more hello kitty dolls. That's just for starters, they are making wish lists for Christmas now too. On top of this I am making a bacon scarf and egg hat set for my daughter's boyfriend. Here's what I've finished so far, the owl hat and the bacon scarf. I'm almost done with another hello kitty hat and the egg hat
Egg hat and bacon scarf