Sunday, August 29, 2010

Steph's knitting

Last winter I had the itch to learn a new craft (cause I clearly didn't have enough crafts under my belt and digging into my wallet- what with scrapbooking, sewing, mixed media, photography, art journaling, etc.).


So I sat down in front of the puter' one day and Googled "how to knit". I found a nice little video online that walked me through the items that I needed and the first steps to take. I skipped merrily to the craft store and picked up the essentials then sat down for my first lesson. It took me a few tries to cast on and get going, but after that it was smooth sailing.

Almost. More on that in my next post.

Anyways, Steph saw what I was doing and showed some interest (by asking me over and over again about 100 times in a row if I could teach her how to knit). I barely knew how to myself but I figured it was worth a try.

While at the craft store a few weeks later with Stephanie we picked up these cool knitting needles for kids which are color coded to make it easier for them to learn. She picked out some pink yarn for herself and we went home.

I was so excited to teach her but I wondered if at 7 years old she would be a.) patient enough to learn b.) patient enough to sit there for hours and knit and c.) remember all the steps.

Well....she showed me! She picked up on it right away and all of a sudden had the beginnings of a beautiful pink scarf. I can just picture us sitting together under a blanket on the couch knitting away on a cold winter's night. Makes my heart all happy.


Craft show "season"

My craft show season is coming up very shortly so I need to start dedicating a little time in my day to making cute things for my table. I like to do shows closer to the holidays because it seems like more people come out (and are ready to part with a few of their hard earned dollars for gifts). Last year I did a couple shows in October and December and they were quite sucessful, so I'm hoping that this year will turn out the same.

One of my favorite things about doing a show is setting up my table. I get so excited seeing all of the things that I've made sitting on the table ready to go to a new home!

Here are some pics from last years table all set up lookin' purdy. Since I'm usually limited to a 6 foot table I have to be creative in order to fit it all. I have a few ideas for a new set up this year....I need to go UP since I can't go out.


Thursday, August 19, 2010


Yes....its pretty shameful how many months I've neglected you, my sad little crafting blog.

I know, I've been patiently waiting for me to come back and give you all of the love and attention that you truly deserve.

Please don't cry.

I have 10,000 excuses why I've treated you this way, but you're right...none of them matter now.

I promise, its me not you.

All I can say is that I'm sorry and that I'll try harder now.

Please forgive me????


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