I work almost exclusively in single crochet. I make dolls, and that’s the stitching that makes sense to use. Sometimes it gets really boring, and I end up looking for little ways to add texture to my work without sacrificing the composition of the piece. I thought it would be nice to share some of the little and easy things that I do to add a little more pizzaz to my boring single crochet.
There’s something so very satisfying about listing a bunch of items at once. Here are some new options for the Cat Butt Ornaments and some new handspun yarns. These are great little side project to break up the monotony of
I started spinning in the morning again. Every morning used to have some sort of fiber work (play), but then it just stopped. I stopped, and didn’t realize that I was missing it. It’s been nice to start the day with
We are currently getting solar panels put on our roof. It’s really noisy with all of the drilling. In a few weeks the house will be solar powered, and I couldn’t be happier. All the yarn doings here will technically
I’m completely guilty of slacking at this at my shows. My signage leaves quite a bit to be desired, and it’s time to change the lack of sign situation. In reality, all of us artists should be embracing amazing (and totally helpful) signs at our craft shows. I see poor sign participation at craft booths more than I see amazing signage. Maybe it’s one of those things that is so simple that it’s commonly overlooked? I don’t know. My signs are pretty pathetic, and I don’t really have a good excuse as to why. I just never invested the time into making/buying some signs.
The Knotty Knuckleheads have been shrunk down. I’ve been working on designing a smaller monster art doll, in the hopes that I could spread out my pricing for everyone to enjoy. It has definitely been a success. The crochet pattern for the smaller monster has been written down, and I can easily make more of the little guys. The slightly larger collectible monster (because that’s what these are at these prices) has a crochet pattern in my head, and now I have to get that on paper too. Another monster should be showing himself/herself sometime this week.
This yarn. It’s so soft. I just want to sleep on a pile of this yarn. That’s not weird, right? Did I mention that it is so soft? It is. Really. Soft. There’s 314 yards of this lightweight yarn. I managed to spin a fingering weight yarn for the first time. This yarn. It may have also turned my right arm/hand into The Claw forever.
It’s Friday again, and for the 3rd week in a row I have brand new items for the shop. I think this is a personal record. Go me for sticking with this new schedule AND being productive with it. I can’t tell you how hard it is for me to not just blow things off. That’s not allowed to happen anymore.