Monday, October 19, 2009

Vintage Goodness

I finished up a few hats today for my (technically) first craft fair this sat! I am super excited about it!
It was super nice out today and I couldn't resist going outside, I was even productive and got some pictures taken. I like to think that I'm improving on my photo taking ability (especially when I have to be the model and photographer) but I know there is room for great improvement. I have great products now I just have to take great photos to show that.
A new handmade item up in my shop! Seahorse Skeleton Pink Shirt!
I also listed some vintage goodies in my shop that I can no longer hold on to here in hope that they may give someone else the joy that they gave me.
I am working on hat and scarf sets for my nephews. The hats are already done, beanie style! I loved crocheting these little things and may end up putting some in the shop sometime soon. Keep an eye out for some action pictures soon :)
If anyone is interested in the big ol sunglasses that have come back into style I will be putting some up in the shop soon...they just don't look good on me :/
I know it's already the end of the day but happy Monday!! And hopefully everyone will have a wonderful week! I'm going to keep my fingers crossed and hope the rest of the week is as beautiful out as today was.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dear Blog,

I forgot about you again. Don't take it personally, it's just that....well I've been having an affair on you with my knitting needles, and crochet hook...and....well the freezer paper in the kitchen (the razorblade joined in at one point). We both knew this from the begining, I need to share the love, and if I didn't then I would have no interesting stories to tell you about. I hope you can understand it's the best for both...well actually the best for all of us. I won't be away so long next time.

For some reason I had to start off with that. In a way I feel bad for neglecting my blog, but then again if I spend to much time on the internet I feel even worse sometimes. So far it has been a super productive week. I was able to get about 25 hats 3/4ths done, now I'm working on knitting up some brims and would like to have them done by Saturday so I can work on other things to bring to the craft fair on the 24th.
Unfortunatly I'm still procrastinating with the skirts. After party on the pavement I trashed my work area and hadn't really touched it since (to busy working on hats). All yesterday was spent making hat brims and cleaning the basement. I'm so happy to have everything organized once again and I have so many new ideas to work on (after I get the old ones done of course).
I have also been working on getting some shirts made, I was able to make a seahorse skeleton one yesterday and can't wait to do more. Right now I am using freezer paper but would love to eventually go into screen printing (I'll have to buy all the supplies once again). I am very excited about this but not jumping in to fast, I'll get my feet wet first so I don't end up drowning myself in the end.
It's getting cold out, not the nice kind of fall that I like but it's a nasty cold (without the snow, at least if there was snow it may be more fun/tolerable). On the upside for some reason since it's getting colder I'm staying up later. I have no way of explaining this but the past week I've been staying up until 12/1am when I used to pass out by 10pm (at the latest). I'm getting more done and I feel great about it, hopefully this perk will keep up throughout the whole winter.
I'll try not to neglect you so much!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Free shipping on all handmade items in my shop from now until October 16th, discounts on international shipping just convo me for details! Limited supply on all items so grab what you can while you can! Please spread the word!

A Few Sites to Share

These sites are driving me crazy with laughter!!! Thought I would share them with all of you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


New items up on etsy today, go check it out!
I need to expand my blog followers. Not sure how many of you out there visit my page but as of right now I only have two people that actually follow me (publicly) and I would love to get that number up so I could do some giveaways and share the things I love with other people. If anyone has any advice on how to do this I'd appreciate the input :)
Less than two weeks until the "green" craft fair I'm in that is located in Milwaukee, WI. I can't wait! It will technically be my first ever actual craft fair and I plan to do many many more after that. If anyone is interested in details let me know!

Monday, October 5, 2009

New Hats! Vegan Friendly!!

The first two are 100% acrylic!! I'm sooo glad that I don't have to stick to just wool blends.
Sorry I got a little corny with the pictures
Electric Cotton Candy Blue!
Bubble Gum Pink!
And a purple wool acrylic blend.
As I stated in the previous post I found mass amounts of more sweaters to unravel. It's going to be a long long week. Here's a preview of some upcoming colors.

I am now going to be known as the bum who buys sweaters at thrift stores

Wow what a long, exciting, egsauhsting, crazy and fun weekend. Friday I ended up picking my bff up from the airport and later that night we went out for a couple hours so we could hang out with some amazing friends we haven't seen in awhile, after tagging many many hats scarves and cowls for Saturday. Saturday was a blast at Party on the Pavement (in downtown Racine)! I was only able to stay for 5 hours but it was well worth it. I spent time with my son and talking to many people about the things I make (and sell). In total I sold 8 hats and 1 scarf, a lot better than I expected since it wasn't to planned out and a chilly day. At 5 we were off to Chicago for the Brand New concert. I couldn't have had a better time and can't wait to get out more and go to some more with my sister, still sore today from it though (the only downside). Milo stayed at my parents and got some much needed grandparents and nephew time.
Now Sunday is what my title is all about. I had to stock up on some sweaters to unravel for the upcoming holidays. I though I'd only find one or two so I didn't grab a cart at Value Village. Boy was I wrong! After having 5+ sweaters in my hands overwhelming me I finally decided to grab a cart. I filled it, all with sweaters and some knit bags. With all the crazy looks I was getting (and not in the best clothes since it was a relaxing day) I'm sure I looked like I was stocking up for a no heat winter or like I was a bum. It was actaully pretty hilarious, especially when they gave me a garbage bag to put it all in and carry it out. To add to the bummness the bag was so heavy I had to sling it over my shoulder, man I wish I had a picture!!
Anyway I've been getting a lot done and hope to have some pictures up today of the new hats so expect another post by the end of the night with updates!
Happy Monday!