Friday, December 31, 2010

Backyard Preparations

Today my dog Daisy and I ventured out into the backyard to take photos of my cup sleeves in preparation for the opening of my Etsy shop!
( Well, I took photos and Daisy mainly barked at birds) ;)
Here's a few peaks from my afternoon

She's just the cutest sweet little thing <3
The scene is set!

Bring on the cup sleeves!
Here's a look at what my product shots will look like! I love the way the woodgrain from our fence looks in the back ground!
Whatcha think?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Finished Product

Hello my friends! I hope that your Christmas season has been grand !
I wanted to share with you the Harry Potter scarves that I finished up a couple weeks ago!
I'm very proud of myself, these are my first full scarves and they are now being worn by some very lovely ladies! I have loved creating these Ravenclaw and Gryffindor scarves and I am so glad that their new owners love them too!

Next project here I come!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Caffeineation is Key

Less than two weeks before Christmas folks!
We are in high gear around my house in preparations!
Christmas baking, Christmas wrapping, and Christmas movie watching!
In addition to these festive yule tide preparations, we are working full time friends!
I might as well call Starbucks home, and when I'm not Christmas wrapping it's filling orders for commissioned crochet work! Hustle bustle is right!
Meanwhile Matt is having all day long editing sessions, when he's not networking or working on marketing.
It's all good fun really....but coffee has become my very best friend!
Luckily as a Starbucks employee I have easy access to it!
Merry Christmas friends!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Crochet Goals

It has been about a year since I first sat down with a crochet book I got from the library (Ok, a children's crochet book) and I am still at it, and people are actually wanting to buy the things that I am crocheting !
However, there are so many crafting techniques that I really want to learn. I need some goals for crocheting before I can move on to the next thing. Here we go!

1. I need to learn to crochet in a round, so that I can make beanies and a number of other projects!

2. Granny squares! I would love to make a granny square blanket!

3. Cowl neck scarf. I think I already probably can do this one with the techniques that I know...but it's a bit intimidating so....I just have to do it!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Harry Potter Project!

Hello! I hope everyone's week is splendid so far!
For those of you who don't know ...I have become a bit of well....a GIGANTIC Harry Potter fan!
I am still in the process of reading the books but I adore the movies!
A good friend of mine named Bre asked me to tackle a Harry Potter project for her and I was more than happy to help!
I have been enlisted to make her a scarf in Gryfindor colors. Which only makes me want to have a great big Harry Potter marathon while I crochet it!
Not to mention the new movie (which was fantastic , and I may or may not have seen it more than once already) ;) are some of my favorite moments from the movies!
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Ta da!....the scarf in progress. I have made MUCH more progress since that photo was taken.
Very fun project! Thanks Bre!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Productive, Crafty, Christmasy Morning = Happy Heart!

Oh I had the best morning today! (the afternoon and evening were a bit...shall we say sticky?..... but no matter)
I got up early, had two cups of coffee..and got to crafting,
I crocheted by the light of my Christmas tree while I watched Polar Express!
I also packaged up a few prizes from the recent giveaway as well as a few custom orders that I completed this week.
I found myself wishing so much that crafting could be my full time job...I just feel right when I am doing something creative!
I think that doing one creative thing can spark ides for all kinds of other creative things...I also dreamt up a few fun concepts for photo shoots while I was in Christmas crafty magic land!
Creating makes my heart oh so happy!