Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Contests I have entered lately

1. I entered this shawl I crocheted in the Etsy Hookers Team Challenge this month.

I didn't win, but I came in 3rd, out of 43 entries, so I think that's pretty good! I'll be entering again next month, though! Check out the Etsy Hookers Blog.

2. Another contest I'm entering (which is going on till friday) is the Graceful Babies Contest. Check it out Here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Favorite Yarn!

There are a lot of people who sell hand dyed, hand spun, and recycled yarn on Etsy. Here are some of my favorites:

FatCatKnits. She is so sweet, and she's also made me custom dyed yarn before, too. Here is something I made from her yarn:

dkKnits. Her Special Occasion yarn is gorgeous!! I made this with her yarn:

Crazy Monkey Creations. Such soft and bright, happy yarn! With her yarn, I created this:

Mystifibers and Awesome Yarn. She sent me a bunch of Banana Silk yarn because I made her a shop banner! She is soooo nice, and you will love her! Her yarn is gorgeous! I made this wrap with it:

So go check out these incredible yarn seller's stores!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My plans for Christmas

I know that a lot of people make holiday items and sell them in their Etsy shops, but I am just not going to do it. If it doesn't sell, you're sitting there with all these christmas items for an entire year. So I'm just going to make a lot of stuff this year, but not holiday themed. My store will be filled with great gifts, though! I feel like if you buy someone a christmas scarf, they can really only wear it for a short time. No fun. Maybe winter themed is a better idea. Like snowflakes or something. Thats not directly related to Christmas. Yay, brainstorming while I write. lol.
Anyway, last year I made this awesome black scarf with a skull on each end. I actually made 2, one for each of my nephews who live in Oregon. They were a big hit!! So I'm thinking of making more of these and selling them in my store. I have another skull pattern that I use for more girly scarves. I actually sell the pattern on my Etsy site.
I'm hoping to get more of the girly ones made, because I keep selling them. With good reason, they are awesome. lol.