I can’t possibly only work on one thing at a time. No way, no how. That makes too much sense. Then I might actually *finish* something in a timely manner. Can’t have that!
For my birthday/mother’s day I got a new sewing machine. My old one still mostly works and would probably work just fine if I took it for a tune up. It is, however, older than I am. After some research and checking of the budget and saving up, I got the Brother SE400 sewing & embroidery machine. I LOVE IT! Continue Reading “Work on ALL the projects!”→
I *finally* finished a project. I believe I started on it (passively) sometime in October and I finished it on Sunday, a full two months late for the birthday it was for (I would have finished it a month ago, but I was kind of hospitalized).
I spent all of November and the first week of December working on Christmas gifts. I even had a whole weekend all to myself without a husband (who was in Toronto, Canada) or my kids (who were across state with my in-laws for a family Christmas thing) and I got a lot done.
Then I got sick from either my daughter or husband. It started as a cold/fluish/upper respiratory thing, then morphed into an ear infection that I’m still fighting (but it’s losing. Finally). I’ve been sick for the past two months and yesterday was the first day since about the 7th of December that I felt well enough to really work on crocheting. Continue Reading “Ask me about my Chainmail and Broadsword Sale”→
It seems I have something of a reputation in my circles. Anything related to yarn gets thrown my way. I’ve seriously had the same baby Yoda hat linked to me by three different people from three different circles.
Problem is, most people can’t tell the difference between crochet and knit. There are a *lot* more knitting patterns out there than crochet (which I still don’t understand why). So while sometimes I get lucky and it will be crochet (Like the panzer tank slippers I’ve been commissioned to do; he *finally* got the yarn to me) most of the time it’s knitted.
I’m now officially elbows deep in yarn for Christmas projects, which means most of what I’m working on has to be kept hush-hush until then. There is only 59 more days until Christmas, which scares me. I really don’t think I’m going to get everything done in time, but I’m going to keep plugging away at it until I am (if something has to be late and delivered/mailed later, so be it!). Continue Reading “This doesn’t look like 8 hours of work!”→
I finally got off my butt this weekend and got a few more stockings made and then yesterday set up my etsy store. I took the whole day off of work yesterday (because I’d been bitching for weeks that I never get to take days off. Ahh, the joys of owning your own business) and got it done, along with a few other things like cook dinner for my gaming group.
I am always transporting both my laptop and my current WIP (unless it is too big) with me to work. We own our own business and sometimes it is slow enough I can work on projects rather than just sit around bored (or goof off on the internet). Continue Reading “Keep Calm and Carry Yarn”→
When I go out shopping, I love to just look at stuff. I can amuse myself for hours just browsing through the aisles, just seeing what interesting things I can find. The craft stores are especially troublesome. Any trip that takes me less than 30 minutes is a ‘short’ one.
While on a yarn run this morning, I found GIANT bottle caps in the clearance section. One of them is 3″ in diameter and the other is 2″. I decided that I must have them, zomg now, brought them home and made two new, giant buttons for my fabric wall hanging that stores almost all of my buttons. Since they are bottle caps and the game(s) Fallout use bottle caps as currency, I made them into Fallout buttons!