Friday, October 16, 2009

FRONT PAGE!! and handspun yarn plus a new item

Well, I've had my new shop on Etsy for a little over a year, and my dream of being featured on the Front Page finally came true! Of course, for once I wasn't online, and it was there yesterday afternoon. But I checked my Google Analytics report, and saw that I had more than 300 views yesterday--which I knew had to be because of a Front Page item! :) You can check out the archived treasury on CraftCult.

I also made yarn the other day that I used in a brand new item; in fact, I made it because I envisioned the perfect yarn for the project and it had to be done! I made the yarn on my drop spindle with roving from Portland Fiber Studio. I LOVE that place! I could spend so much money there. . .


Butterfly Maiden Scarf (made using the yarn on top in the above photo):

I'm going to see the Raveonettes is Boston on Tuesday too, so this is just an all-around great week or so! :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

I've been stalked!

I know this is my first update in probably MONTHS! Eeek! But this morning I just received notification that one of my shop items is being featured on! How exciting!

In other news, Sage's lip repair was done on the first of the month, and he's healing really well--he's his smiley little bouncy self again!

I am starting a new crafting endeavor: spinning! I am armed with a new drop spindle, some gorgeous roving, raw wool, and locks--watch out! I'm sure you can guess that once I get the hang of this, I'll be wanting a wheel--it's the only thing on my Christmas list (besides Guitar Hero 5 and The Beatles Rock Band).

Oh, excitement! I also need to get my butt in gear for the holiday shopping season! I have one big unrelated project left to finish (around 17 photo albums, 3000+ photos for a client I found on Craigslist) and then I'll be crocheting like a madwoman! I also have some great accessory ideas after seeing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Orpheum on Sept. 28th. Karen O's still is AMAZING.

That's all for now! I'll try to keep you posted!