Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SNOWFLAKES!

I'm honestly surprised I'm not seeing these in my sleep.

On December 3rd is the GRAND OPENING of Amy Clark Studios!  I was asked to contribute to the swag bags for the event and I crocheted 50 of these snowflakes.  Luckily by the time I was done I was not sick of them and crocheted several more for my Etsy Shop.

If you would like to take one home and live in the Columbus area you should head to the Gallery Hop in the Short North on Saturday and stop by Amy Clark Studios at 1242 N. High Street from 6-10 pm for a chance at a swag bag.

Or you can purchase one from my shop for $5 which includes shipping!!  I think it's a great deal.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Conundrum Update

So I've decided to keep this great mohair scarf.  Green is a color I've become pretty fond of recently, and it goes really nice with my gray peacoat.

Score one for me!

So You Want a Custom Item

I get messages and tweets all the time inquiring about having something specific made.  Out of all these requests, I may eventually make one or two items.  I wanted to make it easier for you all to actually make a request and for me to actually get paid.  So, I don't do this for the money, but I'm not going to lie that it's a good incentive to get things done.

I am asking that if you are interested in a custom item, please visit my Etsy shop to do so.  The link that you click on looks like this:

If you don't already have an Etsy account I highly recommend signing up for one.  There are all kinds of hand made goodies available for you to purchase.

Once the conversation is started through clicking on this link, I can gather the pertinent information to make your requested item. :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Crocheter's Conundrum

Anyone who makes anything has had this experience:

One day you conceive an idea in your head.  It's a good one, perhaps the best one you've ever had.  You gather your materials, and become even more excited as you find the exact things you are looking for to bring your concept from you head and into real life.

You work hard, you occasionally stall, but you are so behind this idea that nothing will prevent you from finishing it.

When the work is complete you are left with this amazing salable product.  And then you have a conundrum.

This beautiful piece that you brought forth into the world will now be heading off to undisclosed locations, and all you really want to do is keep it for yourself.

That is where I am today friends.  I made this beautiful mohair cowl, the whole time thinking about all the costumers who would jump at the chance to own it.  I found perfectly sized vintage buttons that completed the exact look I was going for.  But now all I want to do is wear it for myself.

I know that the occasional special treat is necessary.  But is this something I really need?  Probably not.

I'll let you know what I decide.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Shop The Pink Woobie!

A brand new inventory is up in my shop.  Check it out by clicking on the Shop link above or head on over to my shop on Etsy.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

It's NANOWRIMO

Which means during the month of November I will be attempting to write a novel.  I attempted last year and did not finish the 50,000 words.  This year I hope that I will do better.  I haven't been doing the best with my 30 Things Before 30 list, but this is one that I can do from the comfort of my own home.  I hope to keep you posted here.

If you are interested in more information about Nanowrimo check out the webpage at www.nanowrimo.org