Friday, January 29, 2010

Next Project....

Here's what I want to make next:
I know how to purl, and knit. Well, I'm better at the purl stitch. But anyway, I would love to try a cable stitch. These hand warmers you knit on straight needles. Which is good because I still can't figure out how to use the circular needles, or the double pointed needles. There's no increase or decreasing (I don't know how to do that either.) I just need to find time to practice!

So I thought this would be a good project to start out with. I still need a knitting teacher, or a really good book.

Anyone know of a good "Learn how to Knit" book?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I want to make this....


Materials:
31 skeins of Vanna's choice yarn - 11 colors
Pom Pom Maker Extra Large
27 x 33 in. (68.5 x 84 cm) rug canvas

Pattern found here at lionbrand.com. You must register to view this pattern! It's free to sign up!

So tempting! I "should" finish other projects first...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Etsy Pick


I don't have a mac. But if I did, I would get this in a heart beat.

Mac Evolution White - Vinyl sticker, Macbook laptop decal


found in thecrazyrabbit shop

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Tags

Here are my tags! They were really fun to make!!



What do you think?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Body Parts

So here is pics of project in progress:


Cheeseburger Rattle



Lion

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sneak Peek!

What I've been working on the past couple of days.....



Apple slice rattles!!!

They will be in the shop soon!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Books!

I've been getting the itch to read again. I have two books on hold, and I'm anxiously waiting....


Here are a few book I want to read:

Under the Dome
Stephen King

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Jane Austen and Set Grahame-Smith


Food Rules
Michael Pollen



Juliet, Naked
Nick Hornby

Monday, January 11, 2010

Losing Hope...


I haven't sold anything in about 3 weeks. I'm getting a little worried. I know my stuff is awesome, but why isn't anyone buying it? I'm starting to think there is something wrong with my shop. Not enough items? Bad photos? Prices to high? I've been adding new items/renewing almost everyday. What's the deal? This is the longest dry spell I've ever had. I'm trying to stay positive and keep my head above water, but I'm sinking....

But I'm not giving up.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Blanket Update

Before:


This picture was taken back in October.



Here's what the blanket looks like now:




I'm making some progress!

I'll be lucky if I finish this before the end of winter!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Self Employment


So it's been about a month since I quit my job at Jo-Ann Fabrics. After much thought, I believe I made the right decision. I feel better, happier, and more free than ever. I can do what I want, when I want. And I make my own rules. It's so nice to sleep at night again. I can officially say, I'm a normal person again. Goodbye Lisa the Zombie. We've had lots of fun, great memories, but it's time to put you to rest.

I first, have to thank my husband, Justin. He is working his butt off, so I can do something that I love and makes me happy. There are some days that I feel really guilty that he's off at work and I'm at home on the couch, crocheting. But I try not to think like that. I love crocheting. And Justin loves programming.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been losing my focus on my... Etsy shop. It's been way too long since I added new items. I'm feeling a little guilty, but last month was insane. Lots of stuff going on. So I'm trying to get back in the swing of things. I've made a list of items I want to make, hoping that this will get me motivated. Lately I've been spending way too much time on the computer. Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger have seem to taken over my life. I need to step away from the computer and get my butt crocheting.

I'm also proud to say that I've been working out everyday (Monday-Friday) for a least a hour, playing wii fit plus. Not sure if that counts as "actual" exercise. But I enjoy it. According to the game, I burned 385 calories today. It's better than nothing right?

Well with that said, I must get off the computer and get busy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New item in the shop!!





Let me know what you think!

I will be adding more to my shop this week!!