Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Good Tuesday Morning

I'm off to spin class to get my gears turning & hopefully brainstorm some new ideas for the shop.   I tried it (brainstorming) last time and it really helped me, not only come up with some great ideas, but also get through the hour without whining to myself  "this is too hard." :)
Do you like the latest coaster color?  Now that I'm finally done dog/house-sitting, I'm hoping to photograph all the newest items later today.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Rainy Monday

Yuck; I'm getting so tired of rain *every*day :( Is it May yet? (enough with April Showers; bring on the May Flowers).

I finish early on Mondays so I decided to get some personal computing done @ Panera today.

On a happier note, I just found Charis Design's note about her scrolling Etsy widget so I gave it a try of my own.  Check it out on the right sidebar of my blog-------------------->>

What are you discovering today?

Friday, April 22, 2011

See that pile of papers? ^ Yeah, that's my work for the next week...  Busy busy!

Just poppin' in to say hello.  I'm doing a lot of pet/house sitting this week/end and boy, I can't wait for Saturday so I can sleep IN.  :)  Dogs sure take a lot out of me (they have too much energy, I think).  I'm more of a cat-person: cat sits on my lap & I pet them = happy times.

Happy Easter this weekend :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Good *Coffee* Morning!

Check out my new coaster; I got an itch to try something new since my knitting needles were being held up by my recent dishcloth craze (but ran out of yarn on the go) so on Monday I tried crocheting little round coasters in between editing (@ work). I couldn't believe how quickly they whip up! I had 2 sets of 4 completed that evening.

^ This one is part of my third set that I started yesterday while dogsitting. Look for them soon in the shop. :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Good Morning

Happy Monday to everyone.  I've got my coffee for the morning & I thought I'd add a glimpse of what I've been working on this weekend.

Have a great day, everyone.

Child's Scarf & Hat Set

This is another "Vintage" set I found while cleaning way back in December.  I'm thinking I'll list it come September and see if there are any bites.  If a lot of people like it, then I'll probably make a few more sets for the shop.

What do you think?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Featured Artist!

I made it into my Second Treasury!  Check it out here.  Who knew others were thinking Red, White & Blue already, too?

This is the other List I was featured in back in early February:

Yay!  Keep 'em coming.  I love seeing what others group my items with, don't you?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another Pile of Spring

Who knew I was hoarding so many dishcloth sets?  I guess I should look at my messy picture better ;)

So I finally got around to listing a few sets:
Multicolored Summer Dishcloths

The *Cooler* Multicolored Summer Dishcloths (they have more blue in them)

And in case anyone has started thinking (or dreaming) about summer holidays yet....

July 4th
I'm also working on a set of matching [scratch] set for my friend who's getting married next month.  I'll have pictures to post later.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sneak Peek of My Next Project

What ever could it be?  I'll give you a hint, it is related to a dishcloth but not a dishcloth.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Another Alternative Interface from Which to Update

Guess what new way I found to update the blog *today*? That's right... the Playstation 3. My desktop decided to quit randomly today and even after repairing permissions it won't start up properly. :( So to the Mac store with my harddrive I go.... sometime this week.

Looks like I'll be getting that Macbook a few months sooner than planned..... if possible (depends on my & the sales associate's agreement since we had origianly agreed to June)... So we'll see. At least I have a computer at work 3 days a week that I can work from. Maybe I'll end up being MORE productive at home because I won't have a computer to spend mindless hours on. ... Hmm, so much to think about.

How is your weekend shaping up?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Socks in Progress

Yay!  Finally finished the first sock earlier this week, I think it was Tuesday afternoon & immediately started the second sock.  Here is its progress so far ...
Tuesday night

Wednesday night

Unfortunately, I realized Wednesday evening (after this last picture) that I hadn't made the ribbed, top part of the sock long enough to match the first sock :(  So I had to wrip it out (nearly everything I had done save for an inch of work) late Wednesday night.  Happily, it is knitting up quickly and I should be at the heel turn by Thursday or Friday evening! :)  Then its off to their new home!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Back to the Sock(s)

So I left off after the heel turn, and ran into a speed-bump once I came to the toe.  Thus why I haven't updated about their completion yet. .... Because I'm still working on that, hehe.

Where the "speed bump" left me.

I still think these are going to be too big.  They are definitely big on me, but then again, my size varies from a size 7.5 to 9 (depending on the store & the brand).  So I just keep hoping I'm wrong & these'll be perfect for house slipper-socks if nothing else.  What do you think, Tess?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Good Morning...

...from the intern desk.  Just wanted to pop in & say hi.  Hopefully I can get a fun, creative post up today or tomorrow.  Have a great week!

(psst ---> Check out Kim's post about this bonnet she made for her daughter; it's too stinking cute!)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Vintage Finds

....sort of...  Over a weekend in December I was cleaning out my old bedroom & I found purses I had crocheted in high school to sell.  The buyers didn't claim their orders (over 5 years ago...) so now they will be up for grabs in the shop soon!  I have a handful to sort through so it may take a few days for me to get them all listed.  Let me know what you think about them (or anything in the shop for that matter) :)
A few samples:

The "label" I made, Name sewn on by machine; actual label sewn on by hand.

Four examples.

Some have back pockets (which were used for planners in high school).

It's a Coffee Morning

Good Morning, I have my coffee ready so I can start my day.  Look for an update soon.
Happy Friday!