I was wondering if anyone is interested in a DEPART-ment style sale for next year. Instead of each craft person staffing their own booth, the venue is set up like a store, with items grouped together. There is a central checkout. Artists volunteer for a shift. Once it gets organized, it could be set up on a regular basis. There is more info at www.depart-ment.com Lemme know if you are interested. Valerie/Valoir
Thought I would see if there is anyone interested in about a dozen older sewing patterns that I am clearing out. Mostly from the late 1980's and early 1990s. I still think the patterns are pretty fashionable items, (I was in highschool and early college at that time), it's just my waistline that has changed over the years. Multi-sized or size 12. Some of them are new and some are cut up, but have all the pieces. If you want them, please take them all. Send me a private message! I'm in Minneapolis. Thanks Valerie/Valoir
This is my own funked up version of the elegant Sophie bag from Mag Knits. I used two colors of Cascade 220, and found a lone ball of coordinating eyelash/pompon yarn at my Local Yarn Store. I changed the pattern by adding handles from Joanns and adding the lining. It felted beautifully. My friend received it for her 30th birthday and she was thrilled. I estimate this took me 8 hours. (I am a slow knitter) The yarn used was $10.
Last year my mother saw a beautiful woven boa that had all kinds of mohair, eyelash and wonderful fibers sticking out all over. It was $80. I thought - I can make that for less - now, here I am $(80 of yarn later), still trying to figure out a proper pattern. I tried the Stich diva pattern that uses squiggle, ribbon and fizz, but it really didn't have the elegance of what I am looking for (it is a little weird, but I am keeping it - I should post a photo!). I have seen the crochet boa pattern that makes kind of a rippled/wavy rows effect. But how can I get longer droopy loops? I think I have seen something where you wrap a bunch of yarn around your thumb and then make a stich so you get a long loop of yarn. Am I making any sense? If you have tried a boa please share your experiences. Thanks for your help. Valerie/Valoir
I will let you know the status of the earring swap here . . .I will post photos, but not until it is all over - because don't you love getting a surprise in the mail? I have received earrings from bkrenning4, and I am almost done with my own. Can't wait to see some more!
Wondering if anyone would be interested in getting together in Twin Cities? Maybe for a picnic or just a little round table meet-up somewhere? It would be fun to get to know more crafty people and share resources.