I can’t believe how fast November just flew by! I am glad to say that I survived the craft fairs and had plenty of inventory. While the actual sales was a little less than I was hoping for, I met a lot of cool people, got my name and information for my Etsy shop out there and picked up a few custom orders.
Here’s a picture of my booth at one of the events held last week.
Now I just have to go through all of my items and start listing them on my Etsy shop. I am hoping I can start doing that tonight or tomorrow morning.
I am now working on the custom orders I got this last weekend and today is the perfect day for that. So far we have about 4 inches of snow and it’s still falling. Tonight the winds are supposed to pick up and we are in a winter storm warning. That sounds like “hooking weather” to me 🙂 I also need to get started planning for Christmas. I need to finish decorating and pick a date that will work for the majority of the family to be here. It seems that with all the activities I can’t get everyone here at the same time, but I try. I also need to start my Christmas shopping in between my Christmas gift making.
So now it’s time to start the holiday hustle and Christmas crazies. I hope I can keep reminding myself of the true meaning of the holiday and remember that stressing out about it, not only doesn’t help the situation, but misses the point of this celebration altogether.
I did it! I got the pattern for my Baby Beach Ball Hat done and available for purchase.
Beach Ball Hat pattern
I was looking for a cute and lightweight hat for little ones in the summer, but didn’t find too much out there. All of the absolutely adorable baby hats (and there are a LOT of them) are for photo props or winter time. This hat is light and airy and at the same time, protects baby’s head from the sun when you are at the pool, the beach, or the park.
I hope you like this hat as much as I do. I have the pattern listed in my Etsy shop and you can find it here Baby Beach Ball Hat . I have also listed a few finished hats for those of you who don’t crochet. I am always willing to take custom orders as well in case you see something you like, but it’s not the right color or size etc.
As I mentioned in my last post, I make cotton hats for my Etsy shop and $3 from the sale of each one goes to the American Cancer Society. I am always looking for fun new patterns to keep a variety in stock and actually my stash is getting low so I definately need to make more. These are two caps I just made this week and will be listing them in my shop today or tomorrow.
The green one is made with I Love This Cotton in Sage and the blue one is made with Bernat’s Cottontots in Seakiss. The colors look awesome with this particular pattern. The pattern itself is the best part! It’s a FREE pattern I found on Red Heart’s website. It can be found here. Vintage Cloche
Cotton caps are great for anyone to wear and cute too, but if you know someone battling cancer they make an awesome gift for sensitive skin. And nothing says it came from the heart like hand made.
Welcome to my new blog! My goal is for everyone to have a good time, learn some new things but most of all be a support for one another in our love of the fiber arts. Whether you are a crafter yourself or just like to admire others and their handiwork. This is all pretty new to me so be patient and stop back often as I learn and improve.
I taught myself to crochet and knit over 27 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child. I really wanted one of those beautiful crocheted baby blankets and I didn’t know ANYONE who could make me one. None of my friends or family had a clue. So I bought a few books, my first crochet hook and some yarn and set out for what would become a lifelong love of crochet. I made that first blanket and it looked pretty good, but I had a friend who was pregnant at the same time as me, so I gave it to her as a gift and started another one. As life would have it, it seemed that I was entering a time when all of my friends and a few family members were getting married and starting families and so I kept making blankets and giving them as baby gifts.
Baby Sweater I knitted.
When my oldest child was about 7 and my third and youngest child was about 2 I finally got to keep one for me! I had made close to 25 baby blankets and had taught myself to knit a couple of baby sweaters as well in that time.
Over the years I learned as many new techniques and stitches as I could. I made gifts for people and a few items for myself. Some were awesome and some were not so awesome (haha) In 2003 I lost my younger brother to cancer and in 2012 my mom died from cancer.
One of the cotton hats I made for my mom.
While Mom was going through radiation and chemo treatments her hair fell out and the skin of her head was very sensitive. The only material she could wear on her head was cotton… other fibers were irritating to her. So I stocked up on cotton yarn in every color and started crocheting her a complete wardrobe of hats and caps. A lot of people loved them and told me I should start selling them, that’s when I decided to open my own Etsy shop called Fromm Me To You. I have a section in my shop just for my 100% cotton caps and hats and $3 from the sale of each one goes to The American Cancer Society in memory of both my brother and my mom.
So that is a short (okay, so maybe not so short) version of my lifelong love of yarn.