Saturday, December 27, 2008

my first Etsy listing!

I am so happy. I got my Etsy shop up and running, and listed my first item. I got my blanket done today and listed it. I am going to make a matching hat tonight and list it probably when I get off work tomorrow.

Here is the finished project:

Friday, December 26, 2008

buy handmade

So I made the pledge to buy handmade today. The site is and you put in your pledge that you will buy handmade items, and request that your family and friends do the same.

I think it is an awesome idea. I mean, how many of you knitters and crocheters have gone to an expensive store, and saw a sweater, and instantly thought "I could make that for half the price!"? Seriously, if more people bought handmade, it would be cheaper,greener,and it shows people that your gift was from the heart, because you are taking the time to pick a special handmade gift for whomever.

And for us people who make handmade things, it is good for us to, because it gives us a chance to show off what we can do, and get more people interested in what we have to offer.

I am almost finished with the baby blanket I am working on. About 6 more rows, than I have to do the border and make the braids. I can't wait to post the photos!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's Christmas!

Well, Christmas Eve. I went shopping today,just for some basic needs, and OMG!! Traffic was flippin' CRAZY! So I did what I could to get out of there quick, which is a rarity, because when I go to WalMart, I'm there forever. What can I say, it's one of my favorite stores.

Here is a picture of my latest project. I can't wait to finish it. I'm going to list it in my Etsy shop. Hopefully I can make a little extra cash and get my things sold.

Hope everyone has a safe and merry christmas:)

Friday, December 19, 2008

project photos

my knitfy knitter scarf. It is about halfway done. I didnt think it would work up this quickly. Its kinda nice when you want to do something kinda quick.

Here is what I have gotten done of the eagle. Only a little bit left to go!!

I had to modify the head a little bit, but I think it turned out alright, considering it is my first major graph I have done.

Busy month

I hate December. Well, I guess I wont say I hate it, but it is just way to busy for my liking. Too much to do and not enough time to do it.

My daughters birthday is tomorrow. Ms.Erinn will be 6. So I was going to get her a Wii or a nintendo DS for her birthday, but we decided to get her a phone. Yeah, so I can hear you other parents of 6 year old children gasp "Oh my god you got a 6 yr. old a phone? What kind of a mom are you?"

So here's my theory.... Wii system $265.44....Nintendo DS 175 bucks(Wal Mart website you can buy a bundle pack....just the system is like 129.00). Say she decides to get cute and breaks either one....I am out a nice chunk of change. So my husband suggests getting her a phone. With the restrictions, she can only talk to family. And I have it set to where she can only use her phone during certain times of the day. Plus if something does happen to it...I don't have to go back to the store, wait in line, and put the smack down on someone over a friggin game system, because it just happens to be the last one in stock. I call insurance, make a claim, pay a lousy 50 bucks and get a phone next day....Much easier. It in a sense teaches her a little responsibility, plus if she is at a friends house, and needs to reach me or her dad, she can.

So I guess if me wanting to teach my 6 year old some responsibility is wrong, than I guess that constitutes me as a bad mom. Boo-Hoo.

So I'm about 20 rows away from being finished with the eagle on the blanket. I have to add on both the top and bottom to make it blanket size, or its going to be good enough to be a wall hanging. I doubt it will happen, but I'd like to have it done for Christmas. I am also working on some hats for the kids and my niece. I also got me one of those knifty knitter long loom sets. I am working on a scarf right now. I am about halfway finished with it. It works up quick.

So if I don't get to post before Christmas...hope its great for everyone.