Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's antler week

What a busy week! I have over 120 orders going out tomorrow! I am finally caught up enough to take an afternoon off and get some me time in. The show was fantastic! I can't believe they aired it multiple times including the five o'clock news!

Here's a peek at what I have been doing...

Making lots of antler earrings!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's kind of lonely sitting here in my loft. Work is busting at the seams and no matter how much I try to get out from under it, it just keeps piling up. I've hired someone to help during this time, but I'm thinking I should have hired someone sooner, so I could train them to do more than just prep work and shipping. Soldering well takes a lot of practice. I remember when I first started, I had more than a few rings come back that had broke. Rarely does that happen today. I can't believe I have been making jewelry and making a living doing it for over five years! There have definitely been some ups and downs, more downs than ups it seems the last year. I'm hoping that will change as the new year fast approaches.

Back to it. The rings are ready to come out of the pickle.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Late night

I'm up late making jewelry. The holiday season is just beginning, and if this is any indication of how the rest of the season is going to go, I'm going to need some help very soon! I've had help the last few years and even though she was a pain in the ass, the work got done.

I'm still working on getting Autumn Hoops up and running. That project has been put on the back burner until the holidays are over.

Still looking for a studio in the area to teach hula hooping too. Once again, another project put on hold. I've just got too much to do and not enough time to get it all done!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hoe Down

It's been a busy few weeks! I vended at a festival last weekend and although I was exhausted by the end of it, I had a great time!

Four days of camping, music, entertainment and selling our goods! We sold everything from hula hoops, to clothes, flow toys, jewelry, accessories and home goods! I was lucky enough to be chosen to judge a contest and my son had fun playing with the other kids! No tv, no video games, just some bubbles, a squirt gun, and a parachute (the kind from gym class, remember?) We had fun! Another one in less than eight weeks!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Crochet Washcloth Tutorial

I love making these washcloths! They are quick and very easy to make. I use 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, although I have made them with acrylic yarn as well. I prefer using these in the kitchen to clean up with instead of sponges that harbor lots of bacteria. These can be washed over and over again. Below is a super quick tutorial on how to make these pretty washcloths.


Worsted weight yarn
Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

These washcloths are approximately 8 inches. You can use a larger or smaller hook and adjust the size to your liking, just make sure your beginning chain is an odd number so you can end the row with a single crochet.

Row 1: Ch 25. Skip first st and sc in next stitch, then dc in next st. Repeat this pattern for entire first row, ending with sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 2-20: Repeat sc, dc pattern, ending with single crochet at the end of each row. Ch 1, turn.

Sc around edge of washcloth. When rounding a corner, 3 sc in corner stitch so washcloth will lay flat. Tie off ends and weave into your new washcloth!