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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Finally got here..

I been trying to do too much.. esp with this sinus headache I have had.. I really suspect I have an infection.. so heading to the Dr. on Monday. ugh.. I hate going to the Dr's.. dont you??

Anyways.. I got done with 2 sets of Thanksgiving Hanging Towels.. one for an order and one to put up for sale on Etsy.. I am still working on the Flamingo.. it is hard working on this with a nasty headache.. so I am moving slow.. got the body and head done.. I will take pictures of this over the week.. probably on Tuesday.. hope to have them done then..

Anyways.. the towels are similar.. but not the same.. the first is a hanging towel with a turkey saying Gobble, Gobble.. I found these cute towels.. and had to top them... I topped it in off white worsted weight yarn matching the off white in the towel.. and edged it in a cranberry brown color.. matching the word "Gobble".. the button matches that also.. plastic with a wood tone look to it.. I MIGHT be able to get more.. am not sure.

This one was for an order.. and made in her choice of colors.. I matched the cranberry to the turkey.. and the brown to the turkey.. and topped with a cream color button..

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Busy day yesterday.. New hanging towel listed.

Well.. it is Sunday again.. my day for clearing out the week of computer stuff.. I need a day a week to do this.. as I get too busy with other things..  Advertising takes up as much time as crocheting.. didnt you kinow that.. smile..

Didnt have alot of time to crochet.. but did finish a set of Thanksgiving Towels.. I try to make an item every other day to put up for sale both on my pages and in my store.. got to do this to keep people interested.. I will find time today to work on the flamingo head.. anyways.. here are the two towels I did.. I love these.. came out great.. I topped it with a complimentary gold to go with the pattern, and edged in in fall variegated yarn.. then found these really nice brown buttons.. I know you cant see in the photo.. but these have a wood look to them.. not solid.. and they are plastic.. I have two available.. and can make two more (just dont have the same buttons)..

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Another project finished.. and update on the flamingo

I had an order via Listia for an infant headband in Christmas colors so I got that done yesterday to take a quick break from the Flamingo.  Here is how it came out.. this is a Shell Wheel Headband that I got online by Teresa Richardson. I used some Christmas variegated yarn that has some silver strands in it.. pretty for a newborn infant.

Now on the flamingo.. I got the body done and stuffed and now am working on the head.  It is a time consuming project, but at the same time easy to do.. I suspect it will take me into next week with breaks in between to work on small projects to get them out the way.. I hope to have some pictures by tomorrow.. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Projects Completed!!

Happy to say I am on a roll with my crochet orders.. I finished the adult cupcake slippers (see previous blog entry for pictures).  This will be going up for sale first on my yahoo group.. then Facebook.. I cant take orders for this now.. but if you are willing to wait.. I can put you on the list. I got a ton of orders to fill.. Tomorrow I will update you on what I am doing now..

I also finished off an order for dishclothes from Etsy.. Pictures are below.. people really like these.. I have gotten orders for these before.. and they must like them. cos they come back for more.. smile..

These are made of Simply Soft yarn.. which has the texture of cotton.. but none of the bad parts of it.. these dry fast, don't shrink or fade and last just as long as the cotton ones.. best part they cost less.. These make a nice gift to give someone along with hanging towels and/or my scrubbies.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Completed one of the Cupcake Slippers

Had to do alot of frogging to get the top to fit.. but I figured it out.. These are 8 inches long.. so will fit a foot up to 8 1/2 inches.. this pair will be sizes 4 - 5 maybe 5 1/2.. guess this will be my demo model..

 I am not putting these up on Etsy for a while.. as I dont want to take on any more orders until I get the ones I have now done..

For more info on the pattern.. GO HERE..

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Started the Flamingo.. and the latest movie we are watching..

I decided to start the flamingo.. instead of finishing off the cupcake slippers.. I will work on those tonight.. lol.. I should finish them off with no problem..

This isnt my picture.. just wanted you to see the actual finished item as listed on the pattern. have to say this is adorable.. smile..

One of the best things about having a Roku is we can watch what we want to.. when we want to.. at a really low cost.. smile.. last night we watched first.. Shark Tank.. great shows.. love the ideas that flow from people... one of our favorite shows.. then we started a mini series.. called Delete.. you can see the info here on Netflix.. we watched the first part last night.. will finish tonight.. smile. I get most my crocheting done to my TV shows.. update probably tomorrow.. depending on how things go..

Happily.. I just sold a bunch of stuff on Etsy.. smile.. really makes me happy.. as well as auction a bunch of stuff on Listia.. Ebay is off my list to focus on.. as they got my account frozen.. and I can only list 40 at a time.. that is ok.. gives me more time with my other accounts..

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cupcake Slippers For Adults..

Am working on a pair of trial cupcake slippers for adults.. using two different patterns and making into one..

First.. I am using the bottoms of the Crocodile Loafers (same ones I just used on my latest pair of Rainbow Slippers).. and of course using the Cupcake Slipper Pattern that I used in the Toddler version. just making  it larger..

So far I got the bottoms done.. I used a thinner yarn than usual ( I suspect this yarn was actually a DK and not regular worsted weight).. and also a G hook.. and the slippers came out smaller than they should have.. not to worry.. my next pair I just will use a H hook to counteract the gauge problem.. so my first pair will be a size 1 - 2 (which is a larger child size).. those will eventually hit my Etsy store. I wasnt focusing on my gauge.. but more on the pattern.. in order to combine both patterns, I had to make several changes.. and hence.. how it ended up too small..  Pictures coming soon.. I didnt think of taking pictures last night.. since while I was doing that.. we were also watching a movie called Assult on Wallstreet.. you can watch the trailer HERE.. This was a great movie.. dont want to let you in on too much.. but you really had to feel for the poor guy..

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Just finished up an order..

She wanted a Halloween towel which I had just put up.. and a scrubby.. finished the scrubby last night.. Made it with Simply Soft.. people seem to like my kitchen items made with that.. since it drys so much faster and dont fade.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

More Towels.. More Towels.

I just put up 3 new hanging towels up on Etsy.. and before I could get here.. one of them sold already.. lol..

This is the one that sold right after I put it up!! How cute.. I even found a Witch hat button for it.. (of course on Listia).. wish I had more of those buttons..

This one is still available.. I have two left.. perfect gift for a teacher.. or a mom.. not scary one at all..

Monday, October 7, 2013

Just finished a Pair of Rainbow Slippers

These were for an order.. made them slightly different than last time.. I wanted to try this style as I will need it for the next pair of slippers - Adult Cupcake Slippers. Hope to start these soon..

I finished these before the end of the night last night.. so worked on more Halloween towels.. they will be up tomorrow..

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Slippers Update

Just finished a pair of toddler bunny slippers for an order.. so cute.. I just love making kids slippers.. lol.. Anyways.. I got this pattern from a booklet and used a bunny head I found online.. I dont have the booklets with me.. so I will send tomorrow..

I am now working on a pair of Rainbow Slippers.. in dark blue.. hope to send you pictures by the weekend..