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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Getting Ready!!

Christmas always seems to sneak up on me.. and then pounces.. just like one of my cats.. I always seem to run nonstop until New Years.. and guess it wont change this year!!

I still have to wrap our gifts.. and we always spend Christmas Eve decorating the tree and relaxing.. our cats wont let the tree alone.. so it basically goes up for a couple of days until we get sick of redecorating it over and over again.. grin..

I already have a ton of orders for after Christmas.. guess I wont be bored this winter.. smile.. got slipper orders, an afghan and orders for kids items.. smile.. so this winter will be busy too..

This year I will be making some changes to things.. I hope.. cos I do want to cut down on things so I dont feel like I am on a treadwheel.. we will see if things do calm down..

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Knit Look Slippers with Hello Kitty Closures

Just been busy.. trying to find time to get the rest of my orders done, and find time for things like cleaning, Christmas shopping.. and all those fun things you do at this time of the year.. sometimes I feel like I am on a treadmill.. sigh.. every year I swear I wont take as many Christmas orders.. and every year I do..

Anyways.. I wanted to take a minute and put up the ones I just finished.. I need to make 3 of these like this.. got the one done.. and working on the second one.. feeling pressed for time..


Close up of the button..

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cupcake Slippers for Child

I previously showed you the pink ones.. here are the purple ones.. doing some of my pictures today.. If you look closely at the cupcake topper.. you can see the small flecks of purple, pink, yellow, blue, etc.. thought they came out cute..

Monday, December 16, 2013

Infant Knit Look Slipper

Would have liked to have more time to take more pictures.. I will get them done.. but for now. I need to work on my orders..

Here is a quick look at the Infant Knit Look Slippers.. I put a cute multicolored pinwheel buttons on them.. think they go nice.. what do you think??
Close up of the slipper.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Time..

Over the last year, I have been thinking on how to save time.. with all the stuff I do, I sometimes feel like I dont have much down time.. even my boyfriend told me I need to slow down.. so I have made a few decisions.. hopefully this will cut back on my stress levels..

One - Old & New Shoppe in Buy Sell Community will be closed.. I will only put my items up on Ebay.. which of course will raise my prices.. but most of my sales are thru Ebay anyways.. the Yahoo Groups have effectively stopped selling for me.. I say less than 10% of my sales are thru the groups.. so why not just list them on Ebay and just show my Ebay link?? They generally will be Buy It Now anyways.. and I will just keep the ads up for 30 days at a time.. this way I cut back on some of the time on the computer..

Two -- leaving me with more time to make things for my Etsy store -- The Cat's Meow Crochet.. I am selling alot of items thru there now.. as well as on Facebook..

My Yahoo Groups -- I will still keep them open.. it is just the links will go directly to Ebay or Etsy.. members of my Old & New Group will still get their 10% discount (they still will need to tell me they are a member).. and you still can get the items directly thru me.. and not on Ebay.. of course, if someone places a bid and/or orders before you actually buy it, they will get it first..

Cat's Meow members dont get a discount.. but they will get special sales at least 4 times per year.. that they and Facebook Members only get.. and if you buy thru Facebook.. you already get a discount..

Last but least.. I now will need a deposit on all orders.. as again.. someone stuck me with an order. unless it is a small order of $5 or less.. it isnt fair to me and to others behind you to leave me in suspense..

Well.. back to computer work and crocheting.. I might have some time to just relax.. soon.. lol..

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Very Busy!!

Sorry I havent been here.. but I am trying to get all my orders done for Christmas.. pictures as soon as I can find a moment..

Monday, December 2, 2013

First Pair of Cupcake Slippers

I used pink pompadour yarn for the back part.. brown sport yarn for the front part.. and baby yarn for the top part.. These are soft, and hopefully sturdy.. 

Finished these yesterday.. been trying to get pictures to show the colorful top.. no luck.. sigh. the tops have flecks of pink, blue, yellow, and purple in them.. comes out white in the pictures.. dont have time to keep trying as I have one more pair in purple to make by the end of this week..

Here are two more pictures of the top and side.. close up..