Focusing Your Creativity To Become More Productive (What’s Working for Me)

Focusing Your Creativity To Become More Productive (What’s Working for Me)

What’s the worst case scenario? I’m mean, really. How bad could it be if creativity isn’t focused? Let’s start with the story about how I wasted the better part of last year, jumping around to different creative ideas. Then let’s talk about how I tried to do too many things at once, resulting in me not reaching any of my crocheting goals. That’s a great story.


Freaking Puppet Stands

Freaking Puppet Stands

It dawned on me that I have craft shows coming up. I knew I had them, but now I’m like, “Oh. That’s THIS Sunday?” Yes, it’s this Sunday, which means I have to start my show prep. It also means that I had to figure out a cool way to display my awesome puppets. I whipped up these cute (and easy and cheap) puppet stands. I have to get back to the store for supplies to make some more… maybe bigger bases for the larger puppets… but not before my show.


{Crash Course Crochet} Different Weight Yarns Together as One Strand

{Crash Course Crochet} Different Weight Yarns Together as One Strand

I posted some pictures of the puppets I have been making sometime last week, and the reaction was awesome. The main comment that sticks out in my mind is how the yarns held together made a cool effect. I totally agree with this. It does make a really cool effect. I’ve been doing this for years, but this was the first time I had many comments about the yarns and what I was doing. I don’t know, maybe everyone doesn’t crochet like this sometimes? I do it all the time.

Pressures of Running a Creative Business (the non-creative parts)

Pressures of Running a Creative Business (the non-creative parts)

Running a creative business is awesome. It’s also terrible. What? Yes. It’s terrible. Let me explain. It turns out the non creative parts of running a creative business, such as blogging on a schedule, marketing, photographs, listings, edits, advertising, social media, etc, etc, etc… is a giant time suck from the creative part of running your creative business. Pressure mounts, because everything has to be done. It’s difficult to watch your artistic time cut, regardless of why it’s being cut. That’s the terrible part.


Behind the Scenes {Seventeen} – Larry the Yarn Bowl?

Behind the Scenes {Seventeen} – Larry the Yarn Bowl?

This is the crochet pattern design that just won’t quit. I revealed my Larry the monster last week. He holds your stuff. The crochet pattern (and eventual kit) will enable you to make your own Larry to hold your stuff. I figured I was pretty much ready to finish getting the crochet pattern together, and figure out the details that will allow me to make Larry into a crochet kit. Then I threw some yarn into my original Larry and turned my plans upside down. I will still have Larry the monster as a crochet pattern and a crochet pattern kit. First I have to see if Larry can also be a yarn bowl for a different kind of kit and as an add on to the crochet pattern.


Monsters Need Their Fiber Too Drawings

Monsters Need Their Fiber Too Drawings

The kids had no school last week. Spring break is usually just that. A break. We don’t go anywhere and this year the weather wasn’t being too cooperative for doing outdoor type activities. At least we didn’t get more than a dusting of snow in the beginning of the week. I asked Dr. Destructo (Kiddo has been swamped with homework and headaches) to draw a monster using yarn or fiber or fiber animals (however he wanted), and I did the same. These are pretty awesome.