Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentine's Day Special

Hello all! I hope you are enjoying your January, whether it be cold and snowy as it is here in Central Ohio or nice and warm for you Cali followers.

I am excited to announce a special I'm running through 2/1/11 for Valentine's Day. Receive 10% off your total order in my Etsy store by entering coupon code STUPIDCUPID at checkout. This offer is ONLY GOOD for my Facebook fans.....SO.....if you are not currently a fan on my facebook page, head on over here and hit the 'like' button to follow me. Then you too will have access to these great deals!

On another note, I will be adding some new Valentine's Day, St. Patricks Day and Easter items to my store as soon as I get some pictures taken. Hopefully this week. I also have a Newsboy Hat that will be making its way into the shop. If you haven't visited recently I have added a few new items this month, I'll post pictures below for you :) As always, I love new ideas and am always open to custom orders!

New Stuff...

Hoot If You're Cute Owl Hat

Monday, January 3, 2011

Things That Make Me Go OOH!

A picture is worth a thousand words...if you know what you are looking at! Let me fill you in on the awesomeness that is the above picture. These nifty little gadgets are crochet hooks, Clover brand Crochet Lite hooks to be exact, and I am the proud owner of one now!

While picking up some yarn at Hobby Lobby this morning, I meandered down the aisle that houses the hooks and miscellaneous doodads that knitters and crocheters use, and what did my little eye spy for me? These hooks!!! IN STOCK AND ON THE SHELF! I've heard from other hookers about these amazing hooks that light up on the end but had yet to find them in stores anywhere. My first though was...'will I really be able to work in the dark?' until I realized the real point of these, to light up dark colored yarns to make it easier to see your stitches and less stressful on the eyes. AMAZING I TELL YOU!

If you've ever had to make something in black yarn you know that it can be darn impossible to catch those loops sometimes if your light is slightly less than perfectly lit. As most of my work is done at night after the kids go to bed (and I do not currently own an OTT light) this might just be the answer to all my frustration.

I purchased an H sized hook as that is what I primarily use (I now own 6 H hooks with this addition) and what do you know, its the purple one! How's that for icing on the cake. I am anxiously awaiting nap time for the kiddos so I can try it out. I was a bit unsure for the simple fact that the tip is acrylic but after a little test run I found that the yarn moved pretty smooth over it so now I'm just plain excited!

I will (hopefully) have a new hat to debut this afternoon. I just need to get some pictures taken. So that's my little news for now!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Too Cute For Words

Through some wonderful luck, I have had the pleasure of working with a few AMAZING photographers this year. I wanted to post a few of the pictures they have graciously given me permission to use, along with their information, in case anyone was looking for a great photographer!

Amanda does the most amazing work with the little ones! I'm just waiting for the extra $ to get my own kids photos done! You can find her here on Facebook or her website is here.

Stephanie Moon Photography
Stephanie does a lot of photo shoots with animals, and all I can say is WOW! You can tell by her photos that she loves the work she does and seems to have a knack for catching their personalities in print. Check her out here on Facebook or here at her website!

Welcome 2011

Another year has begun, and like most I've made my resolutions, both personal and professional. One of my plans is to revive my little blog and make a valid attempt to update more frequently. I must admit that my Facebook fan page has received most of my attention this past year but I have some big plans for the new year and will shout them from every corner! LOL

So first of all I want to thank all my wonderful customers. 2010 was a great year for me. I had more and more Etsy sales with each month and had several very successful craft shows. There were times when the volume of orders was a little overwhelming but so very very exciting!

I have so many new ideas in my head, I cannot wait to work them all out in yarn. Keep checking back for new designs to celebrate the upcoming holidays, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Easter!

Stay tuned....