Saturday, May 9, 2009

1st Blog Give-Away

In celebration of Mother's Day tomorrow, I thought it would be a great time to have my very first blog give-away!

I will give ONE of my newly listed scrabble tile rings. They are super cool and very adorable. Wear your favorite initial on your finger. Rings are made with upcycled scrabble tiles and silver tone adjustable rings.

Here are the rules and ways to earn points towards being the lucky winner:

1. Leave me a comment with the following info - your name, the initial you would like to have, and at least one reason that makes your Mom special. - 1 pt

2. Write about my give-away on your blog. Send me the link to your post - 1 pt

3. Sign-up to follow my blog, let me know you did - 1 pt

4. Visit my etsy shop and leave me a comment here about at least one item you like or dislike. Go ahead I can handle it. - 1 pt

5. Ask a friend to participate in this give-away. They must leave a message with your name. - 1pt for you 1 pt for them. :-D

You can choose to do one or all of the items above. For each point you earn, I will put your name in a hat to draw from.

I will draw the winning name on Friday, May 15, 2009. I will post the winner's name that day. Please check back to find out who the winner will be. Winner will be responsible for contacting me by Monday, May 18th to claim their prize. If not claimed I will pick another name.

I can't wait to see who will be my first give-away winner!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

First Crochet Sell - Yea Me

Can't tell you how great it feels to have someone appreciate your handy work enough to be willing to buy it.

I made a lovely cream colored hat for someone and brought it in to the office to show and tell. A fellow co-worker liked it so much, he ordered one just like it for his mom. Worked on it afterwork last night and brought it in for him today. Just call me "Speedy J".

Now, I can't wait to here his report on what she thought about it. That's the best part!

Here is a couple of pictures of the hat and another one similar in purple without the flower.

Update: 5/26/09 - both hats have sold. Yippy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hot off the hook

Being the crochet addict that I have become, I get so excited when I have extra time to work on some quick projects.

Recently, I have made a few hats and almost completed 2 scarfs. I listed the 1st scarf completed in my shop and I am close to finishing up another one in the same Queen Anne's Lace pattern, but in a gorgeous green yarn. Red Heart Soft - I highly recommend this yarn if you are looking for a yarn with a nice feel at a reasonable price. I like to use coupons from Michaels or Joann's to help cut the cost even further.

If you don't know how to crochet or knit, I highly suggest that you think about learning. It is so much fun. I don't wear hats, but I love making them. I am sure some will go to friends and family, maybe I will be lucky and sell a few, and others will be donated to a local charity. Regardless, I have really had a blast learning the craft.