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.