Thursday, January 5, 2012


it's almost two months since I updated here. well, I'll just have to fix that.

I must say that these last two months have been a giant blur. I haven't gotten much done at all!
(okay, I do have to admit that I did do a craft sale, and I made a million Christmas treats for the family, and I actually managed to get a small number of cards sent out to friends and family - with the small caveat that I didn't have a letter or remarkably personal note added to them - but they left my hands with postage on the envelopes, so that's a HUGE deal for me)

I feel a lot like I've hit a brick wall, crochet wise. and really crafting in general. I put the hooks down about three weeks ago and didn't pick them up for any serious work until a couple of days ago when my son lost his mittens. new pair whipped out lickety split and he really loves that I used the same colors as his missing pair.

my youngest girl and I have been collaborating on some rings as of late. I have a few listed on etsy, but we do have several more. a couple of them I've been waiting on the adhesive to set fully before going any further and so, although I've caught up on a lot of laundry over the last week, I really feel like I haven't done anything worth while.

button rings are becoming a big deal and so we've been having fun making them. I just need to photograph some more of them.
but if they don't sell on etsy I will have them along with for my next craft fairs. and the next one I will be bringing my youngest too, she did help make these rings and I am allowing her to have the profits from the sales of the rings.

I've made nests before. I've turned them into earrings and a necklace that I kept for myself. I just think they are adorable.

I am working on some new lace. I know I said I was going to do that last year but I gave up. really I don't know that I totally gave up. more just researching laces and finding my own lacy zen, ya know

so I am working on a piece right now. moving ahead and pulling apart and moving ahead and again pulling apart. I'm going to get this and it's going to be breath taking. (I hope)


  1. Hi! I'm waiting to see pictures of the Christmas blanket you made, I think for Erica! How did it turn out? I also need to mail you that book :D I'm excited for that afghan!

  2. I am embarrassed to say that I didn't get Erica's blanket finished. I was so completely overwhelmed with all my Christmas planning and cooking and craft sale-ing that I didn't get it done. It is going to be finished, but for right now I just needed a break from it and so it has taken a back seat. I am setting the goal to have it done for her this year, just in time for the Hobbit to make it in to theaters, so it may have turned into a Birthday blanket instead of a Christmas blanket. therefore, another year to work on it and not get carpel tunnel on just that project.

    I am still all for making that blanket for you and your mom. I'm actually looking forward to it.
    do you want those vintage colors? was it a black border or a dark navy blue?

  3. The blanket for Erica is going to be a masterpiece, so of course it will take a while. im glad you are still in for doing my moms afghan. Did we discuss price yet? Also I would love for it to be the vintage colors, I'll send the pictures with the book. It was a dark navy. I'm seriously so excited!


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