Monday, October 27, 2008

New yarn!!

I can't wait to get my hands on this stuff. All for Saturday! Two baby clothing items coming up for Saturday's stocking.... hurrah!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


That's right - we are stocked for the week! And early to boot! I also shot some additional photos for the existing products, and overall I think I like the look now. Much thanks to my awesome sister, Emily, for being my fabulous hand model. You rocked!

I'm really excited about next week - I have some great, yummy yarn that I expect to arrive by mail on Monday. I can't WAIT to get my hands on it!

Shipping prices have changed, but for the better. I'm still learning the Etsy ropes, but hopefully it makes more sense now. Shipping is $5.00 for one item, and $2.50 if purchased along with something else.

Now I think I'll get back to those mittens I was planning on making for the children, and chillin' out with the hubby (my FAVORITE part of the day!). Happy weekend!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Stocking preview!

My goods are DONE before Saturday - can you believe it?!?! I sure can't! I suppose that's what being on bed rest will do for you :) So no pics, but the heads up is for two Girly Scarf/Hat sets (Charity LOVES them! She has them on her Christmas list!), and a couple pairs of wrist warmers.

Things have started getting pretty chilly around here, and I'm so very in the mood for working up some nice, warm, snugly items. In fact, this weekend, I think I'll be working up some quick toddler mittens for our three little ones - I worry about their cold little hands outside this week. It will make great use of all of my balls of scrap yarn! A good pattern I found is here: . Since their little hands are so small, I expect them to work up quickly!

Okay, I need to go to bed now. And don't forget - stocking by 10pm Saturday night!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

When inspiration comes to fruition...

The Girly Scarf now has a matching hat! I'm so thrilled that what I had in my head actually came out into the finished product. I haven't decided whether or not the hats will be sold as a set with the scarves, or separately. Shoot me an opinion, I'd sure like to hear it! The Yarn Shoppe was closed yesterday, so I'll probably send someone out to pick up yarn tomorrow or Friday, as my doc has now restricted what I do to, well, almost nothing! Nothing except sitting, laying down, and more of the same. So needless to say, I will have lots of time for reading and crocheting on my hands!

Looking forward to getting some other hats made up for Saturday's stocking. And check out the store while you're at it, . Back to work!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Looking ahead...

I'm looking for inspiration everywhere these days, and the Girly Scarves keep coming back to me. Today, my mom suggested selling matching hats with the scarves. I think she's on to something! I can't really find a pattern I like, even one to alter and make my own, so I'm just going to create my own pattern to match the scarves. I started working on another scarf tonight, in an awesome heather blue wool. But tomorrow I'll be hitting the Yarn Shoppe here in town to stock up on some extra yarn, so that I have enough to make the hats to match the scarves. Charity already has requested a hat and scarf for Christmas!
So, off to bed now. Regretfully, though... I do wish sometimes that I could just keep these creative juices flowing through to the complete product - without stopping or resting!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

We're Stocked!

Yep, that's right. Saturday evening was our last partial stocking, and this week it was snowflake appliques and a set of four doilies. Already planning for next Saturday, so stay tuned to find out what we'll be carrying. Blessings!

Monday, October 13, 2008

New pictures are up...

It's really warm and sunny here today, so I got the kids outside after lunch and was able to snap some updated shots of the goods. Just click on the Etsy mini at the bottom of the page to take a peak!

Still debating on what I'll be putting up for the stocking this coming Saturday. Think I'll use naptime to get my ducks in a row.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Stocked - finally!

After numerous, yet inevitable, hiccups in the process, we have now stocked four new items! This week are girly scarves (3 available), and one pair of toddler mittens. Hope to get more mittens added before the weekend's over, God willing. I'm a little bummed, not being able to use my D40 for the pics this week. My memory card is MIA, so we were stuck with our old Nikon Coolpix. Definately not the quality I'm used to, so as soon as that card is located, I will be replacing those pics!

Off to bed now - Shawn's already zonked out and I won't be far behind!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Preview - Saturday Stocking

I have been crocheting my hands off in preperation for Saturday's upcoming stocking at 10 pm (that's EST)! This week is gearing up for the colder weather, and would make fabulous Christmas gifts for some little people you might know!

There will be several girly scarves, made with Lamb's Pride. I just love Lamb's Pride - it is a very soft wool, made of 85% wool and 15% mohair. Yummy! Anyway, the girly scarves are pictured above, and are great for younger girls (3-6 years old). They will be available in three different colors.

In addition to the girly scarves, there will also be toddler mittens! Super cute and super warm, they are also made with Lamb's Pride, and I can't wait to get them posted!

As always, I'm open for customs. Just click on the appropriate link on the right hand side of my Etsy page: .

Any ideas of hot items I should be carrying? Leave a comment to this post, I'd love to hear your suggestions! Happy weekend!