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Monday, June 30, 2014

Summer Cold...

So, Friday was pretty busy then on Saturday when I intended posting the final installment of the von Trapp series I caught a cold. My colds are always like the month of March. In like a lion out like a lamb. 

For the past few days I've been dealing with a sore throat, headaches, congestion, dizzyness, a low fever, and I've used 5 boxes of tissues so far! My voice is just about non-existent. I should be starting be on the mend now, By now you may have guessed that there won't be any post tomorrow either. I plan on getting back on schedule this Friday, July 4th. Check back then for a post that will include a little more enthusiasm than this one. *cough, sniffle*

Here are a couple of little paintings I did last week. If you follow my instagram you may have already seen these. They're part of a bigger project I think. Still rolling that idea around in my mind but there hasn't been much room to roll it lately with all this congestion.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Shawls, Shells, and a Makeover Without Makeup

Within the past week I actually finished two projects! Small projects, yes, but it feels so good to actually be able to finish not one, but two things before I am totally burnt out and bored with what I'm working on. Both Items are (belated) birthday gifts for my friend and I'm going to post pictures. 

First to take up some space, so that maybe she won't peek, I'll share with you a book I've started reading. "How to Sell Your Crafts Online." I'm on chapter three and so far I have found it extremely helpful!! It focuses on setting up a nice looking Etsy shop and gives tips on what will generate traffic. It also talks about how to utilize other social media to your best advantage but I haven't gotten that far yet. My Etsy Shop will be undergoing a little makeover for about the next month, so you may notices slight difference when you visit for the next four weeks. Although, I think I've probably already made some of the biggest and most noticeable changes. Mainly just adding a banner (which I added here on the blog as well, at the moment.) and a brief shop announcement. Please, check it out and let me know what you think so far!

Alright, here are the birthday presents:
The shawl hopefully looks familiar from last week's post. I finished it! I had one entire day off last week and spent it crocheting and having a classic movie mini marathon.
I know I've mentioned it before but I LOVE  the color of this yarn! Caron Simply Soft: Pagoda. 

And this second project was a spur of the moment thing. I had absolutely no idea what she wanted this year! Usually I have at least a rough idea. Then everything sort of fell together. A page I follow on Facebook (can't remember which!) posted a link to Lion Brand's Solid Shell Crochet Jewelry Frame. I remembered that my friend kept her earrings hung over the edge of a small jar, so I think she'll like this. I have to say, I was pretty thrilled when I posted a picture of it in progress on Instagram and Lion Brand liked and commented on my picture! That certainly made my day!

Hello and thank you to those of you who have just started following. That makes my day too! :)
*Edit: I have changed a little more than just adding the banner to the blog now!!! ;)