A Break

Sometimes a girl just needs a break. My need came from six-day workweeks, from stressful jobs and coworkers, from not enough sleep and too much on my to-do list and laundry that simply wasn’t getting caught up. The creating didn’t stop though, as the following images can attest.

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This is an amazing silk yarn from Yarn Baby LLC (my new guilty pleasure), it has since been turned into a scarf/shawl/cowl/belt, but I’m not positive I’m happy with how it turned out, so it may be reworked soon. If not, I’ll post photos once I get my model to cooperate. 😉

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Also from Yarn Baby, this is a Polwarth Wool which perfectly matches my bedspread. It has been cowled, and I LOVE it. I’m hoping to get a pattern review up soon because it is gorgeous.

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This is my Shades of Sunflowers necklace (now available on Etsy). Malachite, shell and wooden beads hand-wrapped in brass wire are set off by a silver-tone sunflower charm.

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I love this bracelet! Hemp, malachite and brass wire, crocheted together for a beachy, summery wrap bracelet. It’ll be available on Etsy soon, I hope.

I have several “new” projects in the works, a few original patterns, etc. I’ll try to stay on top of those while keeping y’all updated on Craft Show planning!

My First Etsy Sale!

I got home Monday after a long, slow, rainy day to find that I had my first Etsy customer! My Cowrie Shell and Leather necklace now has a home.
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I’ve had a million different packaging ideas floating through my head. I wanted something cute and unique that would also serve as gift packaging if one were so inclined.

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A fabric pouch was what I had decided on. So I cut two rectangles, zigzagged them together on three sides. Then I folded the top down and fastened it with a safety pin.

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I then attached my “brand” to the safety pin, and voila. My idea of packaging.

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I added a personal thank you note, as recommended, then boxed it up for shipping.

I can’t wait until it’s received!