Yay! Shipped out my first official lot of hand-dyed yarn. Of course, this is all still in the early stages and I’m learning a lot as I go. I’ve been dyeing mini skeins and throwing them on Etsy for a few bucks a pop. Much to my surprise a fellow Houstonian picked up five the same day I listed them! This is definitely exciting…
I’ve always been interested in dyeing yarn, so many color possibilities that you just can’t find in a regular hobby store. The past couple of days I’ve been messing around with different powder fabric dyes and food coloring.
What do you think?
Uh – oh! This blog looks totally neglected – tsk! Sorry, about that. 🙂 Took a little break because life happened and things get buried a little bit, including this page. I’m going to try my BEST to post at least once a week here, even if it’s a little snippet about what I’ve been up to in the crafty-crafting world. What have y’all been up to?
Nope I haven’t given up crocheting but I’ve picked up a new hobby and I’m having so much fun with it, polymer clay! I held off on purchasing supplies as long as possible and the after holiday sales were a perfect time!
I did some research and bought the basics at Michaels. Clay, cheap tools, gloss, and eye pins to make charms.
Here’s a few charms I’ve made so far!
In this series of blogs I’m going to break down my 2013 craft show season – and it’s not all pretty. I’ve been to a few small shows but I’ve never entertained the idea of actually participating as a vendor in one until the beginning of this year. I seriously started doing research on various craft forums which included the Etsy forums. There seemed to be a lot of mixed reviews out in the interwebs about shows. I was able to take away a few points that helped me transition into becoming a vendor.
Bring a credit card swiper.
Bring a friend.
Tent, table, table cloths.
Merchandise bags. (…which I totally forgot at my first show but we’ll touch on that in a later.)
Change box and change.
Plenty of items ranging in price.
In my next post I’ll go into detail about my first and second show!
I’m starting a new Friday series called – Fiber Friday! I’m going to be highlighting my favorite yarn and fibers to work with.
Let’s start with the basics – cotton! My current favorite 100% cotton is I LOVE THIS COTTON found at Hobby Lobby. It’s the in house generic brand but by far the best cotton yarn I’ve used, and the easiest to work with.
Cost: $3.29/skein Pros: Rarely splits, soft feel, good value, lots of fun colors. Cons: Doesn’t stretch, no skein size variations
This is what I’ve been working on for the past couple of days…a crochet creeper! I’m still in the protocol stage of creating a creeper, and I was having a hard time with making a perfect square head. I referred to a pattern I found on the interwebs by Nerdigurumi ( Nerdigurumi’s Creeper Pattern) Her pattern guided me into the right direction for the shape of the creeper’s head – and I winged the rest of him because I wanted to create a more plushy version.
Here’s the finished result along with a few yellow friends!
I absolutely loved how he turned out in the end – he’s not the perfect creeper shape but still a cute, plushy version! xo