I was having a good day today until the evening. I got up and took a nice hot shower, lotioned up with rose smelling lotion… gave myself a pedicure and painted my nails while I read in-between coats. I had some yummy cake my husband bought last night with an icy cold (diet, caffeine free) pepsi. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm…. you know the diet pepsi cancels out the calories from the cake. Anyway, then I listened to music loud while doing some laundry and cleaning up. When my husband got home and I was talking to him a bit....more
I'm spending my free time going through all my crafting supplies recently. While doing so, I found an instruction booklet and kit for bookmaking, some kits for jewelry making and several knitting patterns that I'd set aside for some reason several years ago. In looking at my supplies, however, it struck me that really before I took up any of these activities, I needed to brush up on some basic techniques.
If there's a knitter or crochet in your life you know that the winter holidays are fast approaching. You can tell by the boxes of yarn that start showing up at the door, the stacks of pattern magazines with post-its on the coffee table, and the gentle clicking of needles and whirring of hooks as entire seasons of TV are streamed on Netflix. Evenings and weekends (and the occasional sick day) are consumed by turning gorgeous yarns into gorgeous, precious gifts....more
What is the true cost of handmade items at a show? I’m not really talking about taking a bead and sticking it on an ear wire. There’s almost no training or skill involved in that. There’s not much honing of a craft going on there. Though it does take time to assemble, it’s small and not considered skilled labor....more
Aside from the tiny antique crochet hook in the next photo, pliers and these other tools were necessary to create this look. The wooden crochet hook helped block the lace loops. Pliers helped pull the needle as needed to tie in threads....more
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