Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What happens when....

what happens when a ball of cotton yarn somehow finds its way into the washer?? Well, I neglected to take a picture before the time-consuming untangling, but here is a black and white artist's rendering of what it looks like when it emerges from its agitated bath:Honestly. Except there was more colour...and the yarn was thicker...
I set it aside to dry, wondering if I should just throw it out. But, throw out yarn??? Just because it looked hopelessly tangled? Not me. After a couple of weeks of staring at it while I crocheted with other, far less tangled yarn, I took pity on the blob and sat with it while I watched tv and carefully, lovingly picked through the knots until I had:

Much easier to work with, I must say! I'm thinking of posting the artist's rendering by my yarn stash to warn other skeins and balls of the outcome should they decide to hide in my laundry pile to go for a spin.

Now, more serious stuff. The price of my year long monthly membership will go up as of October 5th. Month by month ($3.95) for now will remain the same. If you are interested in paying only $30 for a minimum of 48 patterns for 1 year (all my new patterns as they come out--many priced at $2.95+ ), hurry, because the price will go up to $36 October 5th. My returned Club Pack Membership will also continue to be offered.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

End of Summer...Almost!

Those flip flops that are looking a little 'tired' from being the sole footwear all summer...don't throw them out quite yet!
I was looking at our small pile of flipflops, one where the strap pulled out...one that had wonderful rubbery spines to massage your foot (note, key word 'had') but most were flattened from wear...and one pair that won't fit anyone next year. Thinking, wow, that's THREE pair of shoes that will probably end up in the land fill.
And, I decided to USE them.
So, keep an eye out here for an announcement stating something like 'Eureka!', or 'Egads!' or the like. Which means, I did it.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Hallowe'en is Coming!

Fall is my favourite time of year. The colours, the smells...Hallowe'en and its spooky stories...
I'll be watching When Good Ghouls Go Bad (With Christopher Lloyd) repeatedly, and am hoping to buy the entire Hallowe'entown set to watch over and over. Although the last couple weren't as good as the first one. But then, it's rare I find sequels I like.
Anyway, with my favourite time of year coming up, I've been in a 'monster' mood. This month, I have a Funny Face Trick or Treat Bag pattern set:And Count Dorkula. My 9yo daughter came up with the name, and pictures started flying through my head. This is what I ended up, and I've been told it looks NOTHING like the picture in my 9yo's head:

Both patterns are available on my site (so far just on my What's New page...power flickered while I was working on my Hallowe'en page and the computer shut down. I just didn't feel like starting up the pagebuilder again right now!) and in my Etsy store. If the pattern isn't in my store, either convo me, or wait...it'll be re-listed.

Along with Hallowe'en designs, I'm also now 'into' my fall scents. I change candles according to the season, and found a wonderful seller on Etsy. I purchased some tealights and votives from her, and I know I'll be back. She sent a wonderful tealight sample of Apple Pie, I just have to order more! If you like candles, check her out: Woodcrafts & Candles.