Now that my busy season is over it's time to start preparing for the coming busy season. It'll be here before we know it! My friend Dana at BlueDaffodilCrafts has set a goal to make 50 things this year and I thought it would be fun to join her, but seeing as I'm already more … Continue reading 218 Creations in 2018 Challenge
As you can see, I have been quite busy working on Halloween & Christmas orders and filling my Etsy shop. I’m working at my regular job More this year than I was last year, and it has decreased my work time for my shop. So has having a toddler in the house! But I am working … Continue reading The Busy Season Is Here!
I have a new fox hat pattern to share with you!! Yay!! It's such an adorable pattern for Fall. Does anyone else LOVE the fox decor that has popped up for Fall in the last few years? I love it! It's my favorite!! SOME FOXINESS FOR YOU... Before I get to the pattern, I … Continue reading Cutesy Fox Hat — FREE Crochet Pattern
Fall is by far my favorite season of the year! I love Fall decorating and the pumpkins!! Helloooooo pumpkin spice!! Yes, I'm THAT girl. I'm overjoyed when pumpkin spice lattes make their debut. As I write this I'm drinking coffee with pumpkin spice creamer. Yum!! In the spirit of Fall, today I'm sharing with you … Continue reading Plushie Pumpkin – FREE Crochet Pattern!
**This post contains affiliate links** How can crocheters help the thousands who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey? The Prickly Pear Cactus is the state plant of Texas, and so I have designed a Prickly Pear Cactus Keychain for sale in my Ravelry Store. This cactus is highly adaptive and can grow in a variety … Continue reading Crocheters, Here’s How You Can Help Texas After Hurricane Harvey!
Character Throwbacks have arrived!! My newest project is here! The inter-webs have been searched for characters in the public domain due to their age or no copyright renewal. First of all, there are some goofy characters out there... This is the first installment, or issue, of Character Throwbacks, and I will be creating … Continue reading Character Throwbacks Issue 1: Atomic Rabbit
In April 2013 I was diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). But I didn't know then what it was they were diagnosing me with. Several years before... I began seeing an Occupational Therapist in 2004, due to numbness in my hands. The OT believed I had carpal tunnel from my time in college while getting … Continue reading Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in the Artist & Crafter
It has occurred to me that I do everything. I knew this, but now I really know this. I feel like a one-woman show. In my Etsy business, I am designer, maker, photographer, marketer, accountant, web designer, blogger, graphic designer, sales person, promoter, publicist, packager, shipper, and probably a few other things. Just attempting to … Continue reading What I Do
It has occurred to me that, as an Etsy shop owner, I do everything. I knew this, but now I really know this. Feels like a one-woman show. In my Etsy business, I am designer, maker, photographer, marketer, accountant, web designer, blogger, graphic designer, sales person, promoter, publicist, packager, shipper, and probably a few other … Continue reading What I Do As An Etsy Shop Owner
A couple of weekends ago we took a trip to Casey, Illinois, home of 8 of the World's Largest things, including a mailbox and rocking chair -- super awesome. Of course I had to see the World's Largest Crochet Hook and Knitting Needles. I had seen the photos and videos online. In order to break … Continue reading A Visit to the World’s Largest Crochet Hook & Knitting Needles