Monday, October 17, 2016

Lions and Tigers and Craft Fairs! Oh My

I participated in my first craft fair last weekend. All I can say is OMG! I paid for a 10' x 10' space and got an 8' x 8' instead, so I couldn't do the set up that I had taken 2 weeks to work on. Then, the weatherman scared everyone saying there was a wind storm headed our way and we should all stay home. Well, the buyers (and some of the vendors too) listened to the news and stayed home. Funny thing was, the wind never showed up on our area. So, instead of 65 vendors and 500 buyers, we had 60 vendors and just over 100 buyers.
Luckily, I made enough to cover my costs, but not so much for profit.
Oh, well, live and learn. I'll be more ready for the next fair (November 19) and thankfully I'm sharing a booth with a friend who has done them before.




Tuesday, June 14, 2016

SUMMER SALE

SUMMER SPECIALS!!!!! Buy one Pokemon at $19.99 or higher and get a free mystery Pokemon included in the order. 
Buy select ANGRY BIRDS hat and get plush toy included!
https://www.etsy.com/shop/NanetteCrochet?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Eek!! A new pattern!
Harry Potter inspired Pygmy Puff

I used 1 regular worsted weight yarn and 1 fuzzy yarn like Lion Brand Fun Fur
G hook
9 mm safety eyes and 9 mm safety nose
polyester fiberfill

6sc in a magic circle 
2 sc in each sc around (12) 
(sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) X3 (15) 
(sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) X3 (18) 
(sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc) X6 (24) 
(sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) X6 (30) 
(sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc) X6 (36) 
sc in each sc around, sl in next sc DO NOT FINISH OFF(36) 
turn working in the wrong side now, attach the fuzzy yarn to the base yarn 
10 rounds of sc in each sc with the 2 yarns held together (you have to work with the wrong side facing you so the fuzzy yarn can stick out on the right side) For the decreases use a regular decrease, not an invisible (its neater and easier that way) 
(sc in next 4 sc, dec over next 2 sc) X6 (30) 
(sc in next 3 sc, dec over next 2 sc) X6 (24) 
(sc in next 2 sc, dec over next 2 sc) X6 (18) 
making sure the right side is on the outside begin stuffing 
(sc in next sc, dec over next 2 sc) X6 (12) 
(dec over next 2 sc) X6 and Finish Off leaving a long tail to weave through the opening and pull closed. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

ETSY SALE

SALE!!!!! 15% off any purchase of $17.99 or more.
Code: Lucky2015
Offer ends Sept 30th
I just took my dog into the vet and got hit with a huge bill and its just for the diagnosis, I still have to take him back on Friday to find out what's wrong and set up treatment or surgery for him and get all of his shots taken care of. My desperation is you gain. Visit my store atwww.etsy.com/shop/NanetteCrochet

Sunday, August 23, 2015

My New Obsession

We are in the middle of the worst heat wave and drought in my lifetime, so of course, I'm making hats and scarves.
I started finding the cutest hat patterns online and had to make some of them.







Then I got inspired to make some of my own designs, I started with Star Wars



after star wars came the idea of video game hats like Plants Vs Zombies




and then I just got silly








The Star Wars items are already up for sale in my Etsy shop, the others will be added next month.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

New Harry Potter and Fantasy section

I have officially started selling fantasy and Harry Potter inspired stuffed toys in my Etsy store.