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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Changes in my Etsy Store

I originally had my store so it would automatically accept checks and money orders for any orders in Etsy.. I will need to stop this now as I have had several orders that ended up not sending a check or money order.. in order to keep my prices low, I cannot afford to have this keep happening again and again.. as each time Etsy charges me to relist the item not paid for..

I will still accept checks.. but if you wish to order this way you will need to send a personal email to me or a message on Etsy.. I then will pull the item off of Etsy.. but not cancel it.  All checks/money orders must be received within 10 business days from your order or the time will be returned so others can buy it..

Thank you for understanding..

Plastic Bag Holders

Taking a break from talking about the sweater set.. to show you some Plastic Bag Holders.. got 4 available..

These ones are $6 each:

Summer Shells
Microfiber towel edged in Simply Soft yarn.. has a shell button so you can attach the handle anywhere..
Blue Star
Microfiber towel edged in Simply Soft yarn.. has a star button so you can attach the handle anywhere..
Topped with white Simply Soft and edged in orange variegated. Has a button on it so you can hang it anywhere..

Striped Green/Tan - $5.50

This holder is made of a cotton Kitchen towel and topped with handcrocheted hanger and edged on the bottom with a crocheted bottom to hold your bags in.. I use Simply Soft yarn which is an acrylic yarn that has a cotton like feel, and doesnt stretch much, as compared to regular worsted weight yarn. This holder is a huge 32 inches long, not including the crocheted part..

Friday, July 29, 2016

Christmas In July!!

I finished two Christmas Ornaments for my Listia auctions.. am pleased how they both came..

The first one is a puffy ornament.. I realized.. as I was making it.. it would also make a really nice sachet.. so I think I will sell this also on Etsy.. and you can order it there after August 1st.. you can have it filled with either dried Lavender, dried Peppermint leaves or filled with Cotton for $3.50.. if you want just an ornament.. you can order that for $3.  I have many buttons I can use for the front.. only one of this snowflake left though..

I made these last year also.. they are great for stuffing in cards.. also look really nice on a tree.. this is a red glitter and white.. I sold these last year for 5 for $7.50.. may do the same..not sure..

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Looking for Infant/Toddler Models..

I am looking for Toddlers and infants to model some of my baby items.. many of them will be given for free if you agree to model the item and send GOOD pictures of them.. for now.. I am doing baby headbands.. I need models for any of these.. This will be on a first come, first made basis..I will only use one or two models..depending on the ages.. must be 3 and under.

These are the available headbands:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Day 2 of the Hat

Well.. with all the running around and a Dr appt yesterday.. I didnt get to take the pictures of the hat.. which is ok.. cos now it is almost done. here are two pictures..

Once I finish that.. I have to work on two items for Listia orders.. two ornaments.. one is a star.. the other is a oval one.. hope to have some pictures..

Monday, July 25, 2016

Feeling a bit ill..

Unfortunately after my last blog entry I started having stomach problems.. so didnt accomplish anything but the two sachets I needed for Listia.. tonight I plan on working on the baby hat for the order.. pictures tomorrow..

Friday, July 22, 2016

Finished the sweater - Day 7

I was so close to finishing that I didnt take a picture on Day 6.. probably because I was at a crochet/knitting meetup at Wegmans!  Here is the final picture.. I just love the way the white buttons look against the sweater.. I have to work off the loose threads.. but it is done.. now on to the hat!! But first I need to make two lavender sachets for Listia orders.. that is what I will be working on this afternoon.. they want two white ones..

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Day 5 of the Infant Sweater Set

As you can see, I finished the bottom and now am working on the sleeves.. made a few changes to the pattern as I want to put buttons down the front instead of a tie.. more pictures tomorrow..

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Day 4 of the infant sweater

Day 4 of the sweater.. I didnt get online to add this last night.. so am showing it to you now.. as you can see it is just about done.. I have a couple more rows, sleeves and the edging.. I figure the sweater will be done by Day 6.. then off to the hat and booties.. am hoping to be done by the end of the week for sure..

Monday, July 18, 2016

Day Three of the Sweater Set

As you can see I got the yoke done.. and started the shell bottom.. figure it is about 1/4 done.. this would also make a nice summer top and even a shrug.. oh the ideas..

I didnt get alot done tonight.. as my best friend invited me over for dinner and to swim.. nice to have a friend with a pool.. grin.. but I did get some stuff done..

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Day Two of the Sweater Set

I didnt get done as much as I planned on.. one of the first things I discovered about this pattern is it ran big.. I originally used a E hook.. it came too big.. so moved down to a C hook.. so I basically started from scratch today.. as you can see I got the yoke done and now am on the shell pattern.. more tomorrow..

Summer Fun with Buffalo Etsy Team

Peridot necklace with citrine and agate daisy pendantMade a treasury of items from Buffalo Etsy Team.. this group has a number of nice items.. many are perfect for gift giving.. This particular necklace I love as it has my birthstone.. smile..

Check out the Treasury!

Happy Sunday..

I got added to a Etsy Treasury.. and thought I would send it your way.. it was for one of my dishclothes!!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

My newest project.. a baby sweater set

I am making this for an order using a vintage pattern.. mine will have buttons like the last photo.. but long sleeve.. I will have pictures of this daily until I finish it.. tomorrow will be my first picture.. right now I am just finishing the yoke..

Here is a link to the pattern..

Friday, July 15, 2016

Latest book I am reading..

Well. I started reading Christmas Letters.. and have discovered that I previously read this.. sigh.. this is why I love to keep track of what I read on Goodreads.. so I dont end up getting a book I already read.. now to decide if I want to read it after all..

Link to the book

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Just finished hanging towels for an order..

She wanted roosters.. in red.. hence.. that is why I made them this color.. think they came pretty good.. like most my orders.. I got it on

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mid term of my 2016 Reading Challenge on Goodreads

Happy to say I am almost finished this year.. last year I didnt make it.. this year looks like I will surpass my challenge.. I think the difference is that last year I was reading the Outlander series.. which are thick and long.. thinner books being read this year..

Here is the link to my challenge.. anyone else doing this??

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

These were gifts!!

I did two sets of hanging towels for gifts for friends, and I am happy to say they liked them.. my hanging towels are my top sellers. you can see ones I have available for sale on Etsy.




Monday, July 11, 2016

Finished the sachets..

Finished the sachets.. and got them ready to mail.. now working on Java Jackets and a hanging towel order.. hope to have some pictures tomorrow.. you can see one Java Jacket I previously made on Etsy (link is in red)..

Friday, July 8, 2016

Working on Listia orders..

I put alot of small crochet items up on Listia.. they seem to go well there.. things like sachets, cat toys, headbands and Christmas ornaments.. working on 3 sachets now.. smile.. These are made either with a glitter yarn or Simply Soft and the hanger can be either a ribbon or beads..

My Listia link is HERE..

I also sell these on Etsy.. you can order them HERE..

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Plastic bag holders..

I also have been making some plastic bag holders for sale.. I took pictures before.. but they didnt come out very well.. here are some that I recently finished.. Links are to Etsy.

Shell                                                                         Star

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Finished the baby flip flops..

Well.. I finally got these done.. life was just insane here.. but things have finally calmed down.. so now back working on orders..

I got this done for an order.. You can see the info on the pattern by CLICKING HERE..