Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Attention Crocheters, Knitters and Weavers!

Pola, from my EtsyNJ Street Team was nice enough to forward the article below to the entire group. I believe the article is originally from WeaveZine. Just wanted to pass it on!

Afghans for Afghans: Shawls for New Mothers

Afghans for Afghans just announced a project to create shawls for new mothers in the maternity ward of the CURE hospital in Kabul. I was interviewing Ann Rubin, the organizer, about the initiative and after I explained the advantages of weaving (fast, finer yarns, uses less materials, etc.) she said, "Oh my gosh, I need weavers!"
This is a chance to show the knitting world what weaving is all about, as well as warm up the lives of mothers and their newborn babies in Afghanistan.
Want to help out? There are three ways to get involved:

1) Spread the word: tell your guild, your weaving buddies, etc.

2) Donate yarn. Got a stash of fine-weight wool that you know you're never going to weave up? Send it to me at WeaveZine and I'll put it in the hands of a weaver who'll weave a shawl in your name.

3) Weave a shawl (or two, or three...) and send it to Afghans for Afghans. Details, including the guidelines of what to weave are online at HERE.

Also, Danielle of CreationsbyDanielle alerted us to Project Linus.

Please be sure to check these sites out!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

I did some custom orders last night, which always makes me happy!
Some Sparklecats and a Tree of Life necklace.

I also added a new image to the art necklace collection called Breezy Leaves.
Looks like leaves... in a breeze. Yeah.

Friday, April 18, 2008


Destash time!
Check out my shop for destash yarn!

Today at work, I unearthed some metallic paint pens in my desk drawer. I have no idea where they came from... but I know where they're going! TO GOOD USE. I'm painting the cover of my new journal right now.

Also, on a personal note, I just joined Weight Watchers with a friend. So, consider this fair warning. I may start blogging about food that I wish I was eating.

Like fried things...

Mmmmm.... fried things.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

What a week...

So it's been quite a while since I last posted. There was some dog drama last week. Poochie's separation anxiety is not getting any better. He chewed through the door we put up, got loose and destroyed some stuff. Lots of stuff. Not pretty.

Luckily, the BeeF is sweet and wonderful and always fair... he has agreed to give the Pooch one more chance. We're bringing him to the dog behaviorist on Tuesday. Please keep your fingers crossed for us and send happy thoughts to the Pooch.

Anyway, I made a bunch of fun stuff.
Washcloths crocheted with organic cotton yarn.

These are SO so soft and the colors are so lovely.

I made a couple of little pouches from the yarn in the last post.

I used vintage buttons for the closures... they look really cute.

The pouches above inspired me to make some little "pick pockets" for my guitar.

You can use them for anything really... spare change, i.d. cards, lip balm. They're totally customizable, too. I can make them in any size and color.

As always, custom requests are encouraged!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Wooly wolly...

I bought some beautiful hand-dyed wool from Wool Mountain's de-stash shop. I LOVE it.

I'm making some little pouches with it. The colors are really vibrant. Reminds me of springtime. Yay. I think I'm going to start doing a de-stash of my own. I have SO much yarn. And beads. And who knows what else...

I'm also making some upcycled plastic bag totes... something I've been meaning to try for quite some time. If anyone would like to donate used Target bags for this project by mail, please email me. The Target bags are making a cute polka-dot-like design. I'm shocked that I don't have too many around my house considering my giant Target obsession.

I'm also considering making a kitchen rug out of an old bed-sheet. But I'm not certain how I'm going to approach that.

It's nice to be crocheting so much again... but my wrists are starting to cramp again. Bah.
Also, I want to take up knitting soon.

Wow... manic much?