It’s less than a week until the Cincinnati Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show at the Oasis Conference Center in Loveland. I’m pretty darn exited for this one. I have a new display, and tons of new items to share based on my favorite works of literature. Please come say hello!
Admission is $3, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Dragonfly Foundation. Kids under 12 are free.
The Dragonfly Foundation is a wonderful non-profit organization that provides support to young cancer patients and their families. Through gifts, social events, and community building, The Dragonfly Foundation helps young (0-30) cancer and bone marrow transplant patients find strength.
A wonderful art and craft show that benefits a wonderful cause. What could be better?
Oh my. January is over already. Things have been *quite* busy around here. Homeschool is rolling along, and we’ve managed to avoid a January slump. I think the fact that we’ve had some crazy warm days has helped. Even though Evy and I have a hard time fully enjoying warm days in winter…we know too much.
And then of course, there have been the snow storms that I have popped up between the warm days.
February promises to be another busy, busy month. There are the usual commitments, plus swim meets and….drum roll…another jewelry show to prepare for! I’ve been hard at work creating more lovely pieces for my favorite heroines. Here’s a sneak peek.
More information to come soon! Until then, happy crafting/schooling/living to all!
A finished project is always so satisfying. My Rainbow Hat was extra gratifying because the recipient loved it too. I finished this up a few days before Christmas, and it made the perfect early Christmas gift for Kev.
The yarn is Knit Picks Felici Worsted. It was my first time using this yarn, and I was very pleased with the results. It’s smooshy and soft, and the stripes are so much fun. The pattern is the Headford Hat by Theresa Gaffey from the book Drop Dead Easy Knits. It was a lovely pattern, and I’d definitely use it again.
My next project is already on the needles. Another hat (for me this time!) using lovely yarn gifted to me by my mom for Christmas 🙂
My table at the craft fair was a success! I figured out how to use the point of sale card reader. People *did* buy things, despite my fears that the would not. And best of all, I had fun! A huge thank you to my family, especially my mom, who came to visit or stay at my table with me.
I’m putting more items up in the shop today. Come take a look! Last day to ship for Christmas is December 17!
The craft fair is only three days away. Three days.
Final preparations are under way. My inventory is set, my PayPal credit card app and swipe thingy is all set to go. Today we are practicing the table decorations.
It would be accurate to say that I am pretty darn nervous. There’s the bit about talking to people. The bit about not knowing the ins and outs of the craft vendor world. The bit about never having used the dang PayPal card reader. And of course there’s the bit about making a fool out of myself in front of others.
Wait…what? Yeah that last one creeps into most things I try.
But in the interest of my personal happiness, I will POR (press on regardless), and I will show up on Saturday with a smile and a positive attitude.
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A finished project! I think it’s a great example of my state of mind that I cannot remember when I began this sweet little sweater. Sometime early fall?? The more important point is that it is finished! Completed and gifted!
This is the Sock Yarn Sweater by Hannah Fettig with modifications to include a cowl neck and short, gathered sleeves. This is actually my third time making this sweater, which is incredible. I never knit a pattern more than once. Except, of course, for this pattern. You can check out my Ravelry page for this project here.
This time I used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light. The color is called Scout, which reminds me of To Kill a Mockingbird. No idea if that’s why it’s really called that, but that’s what I’m going with. I knit this little bitty for my brand new niece, although she won’t fit into for a while…
When I finish a project, I always soak it, then roll it out and block it using a plain old towel. I have used a variety of soaps, but my favorite is probably Wrapture. It smells like jasmine flowers! I’ve also used Soak Wash and Kookaburra. All work well. Any knitters out there with an alternate process?