Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Craft Fair - Afternoon Edition

It's been a little slow today but I finally made a good sale of 3 items. I may have figured out what my next big Fall item is going to be; my turtle! Who knew?

Spring craft fair

And it begins :)
Just quick posts while the fair is going on. Here's the set up this morning! Let the good times begin!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Have I been too quiet lately?

Seems that I tend to go quiet just before a craft show. ;)

This weekend is only my 2nd one and I now have great respect for those artists who do more than 3 - 4 shows a year. How do they do it? Just getting the inventory ready means I'm working on something every weekend for hours and hours and every single night till late. Then there's the mad dash the 2-3 weeks before making sure my set up is good. My hubby is great and helps me with all kinds of things. Here's part of the mock up we did in the garage last weekend.

I'll post some pics of the craft fair tomorrow and tweet some as I'm there. Have a great weekend everybody. Wish I could see you there!
With love,
Auntie Becky
@auntiebeckys - Twitter

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beautiful Spring Day Outing

My gorgeous daughter is in town from Oregon this week (squeel!!!) and we all went to our local state park to sit in the sun, listen to the creek and enjoy a day outdoors. It was lovely. Quiet and calming. Best part; I could still crochet! It's one of the very best things about crochet; you can take it wherever you go.

I love making Lion Brand's Bear In A Jif pattern. It's very easy to make and you can make the pieces anywhere, then wait to stuff it when you can.

Do you have a pattern that you like for that kind of 'portability'?

And a discussion for another day... Do you have a favorite bag to carry it all in?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Scraps and Spring

It's only the beginning of March and it's beginning to look a lot like Spring is here in our front yard.  Our daffodils and crocus are blooming and the birds are chirping.

Wait. What?  The birds are chirping?  Augh!  I just emptied my cut-off scraps into the trash!  Why did I do that?  Those poor little mommy and daddy birds were probably looking to make some comfy nests and I just threw away some beautiful little bits of yarn they would have loved to incorporate into their new home.

Well, I couldn't just sit there thinking of the itty bitty little new birdies being brought into the world without something warm and snugly in their nests so I grabbed it bit of left over yarn and ran outside.  I cut up some small bits and draped it over tree branches and flowers and our large bushes on either side of the garage where I know a couple of chickadee's nest each year.  Ahhh.  The world is in balance this morning again.

How are you?  Have you ever thought about tossing your bits of scraps out for the birds?
Nesting material

I am Human and I Crochet

This morning while perusing my FB feed I came across a video from the Craft Yarn Council called "Humans That Yarn".  Not sure abou...