Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, or whatever you celebrate at your house!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas or a happy holiday season if that's not your thang. Our family had a great season. We went on a trip to Disney and had a wonderful time at home too. My daughter turned four at the beginning of the month as well. I've listed new patterns this month that have been a big hit, and I'm excited to get to the new year and create even more.

Drop me a note and tell me what your family did for the holidays. And in the meantime, enjoy a couple pics from ours.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Update? Yes!

Oh it's been a busy year! I'm done with craft shows for the year, that was the big time eater. Here' s a pic or two from the shows. They were a blast and each one was totally worth my time and effort. Still not sure I'll do the big Food and Gift Festival at the Tacoma Dome again next year was crazy! Five very long days of constant go go go. My whole family was affected, even my mom had to come up from Texas to help me. A bit much. But fun nonetheless. My aqua booth really stood out amongst everyone else's red and white backgrounds. I loved it. I was on the end of an aisle and got lots of traffic. Sales went above and beyond what I could have imagined, it was a blast. I literally sold 50%+ of my inventory, which for a craft show is huge as some of you know!

And here's one of my cute husband who was such a huge help and support during the Tacoma Dome show. He wore The Yarn Chick shirt and an apron without one complaint, haha! He wasn't able to be here for the second smaller show due to deployment, but I'm so thankful he was here for the first! Love you, Hon!

And a special huge thank you to my mom for coming up and helping me for three weeks with both shows and with the kids! You're the best, Mom!

So now that the shows are over I'm catching up on custom orders. I've got all the show orders done and out the door and now I'm working on all the ones from friends and family. Unfortunately I've been having some major pain in my wrist from so much crocheting the past few months, so they are slow going with me having to take 24-48 hour breaks from crocheting in between orders. Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding. And for the tips for making my wrist feel better, they are really helping! But I'm determined to get them all done in plenty of time...then I can take a real break over the Christmas holiday.

So what's in store for the new year! New patterns! New products! And I'm excited to get started. First let's get through these holidays, shall we?

Oh and through November 29th you can get 25% off all patterns in both my Etsy and Artfire shops! Just enter code THXGIV10 at checkout.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The kitties are growing

Some new pictures of our kittycats. They are so fun and snuggly, and mischievous! And they are growing like weeds. They are about 8 months old now.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I ♥ Hearts!

My new obsession, with Valentines Day coming up I came up with a little mini pattern for crocheted heart appliqu├ęs. There were a few online, but none of them worked exactly how I wanted. They are so fun to make and so cute!

I will be offering them as an add on for my hats in my shop, but thought I'd show you how they look now. A couple of these are too big for hats, but would look SO cute in a frame to decorate a little girl's room, or sewn on a tote bag, or put on a card for V-day. So many cute ideas, what would you do with them?

UPDATE 10/7 - I wrote down the pattern and it is available in my artfire shop for free with any pattern purchase. Just use coupon code freeheart!