I have been trying to perfect lanyards for e-cigarettes. I had not even thought about it until I saw some at JustVapez, our local vape shop (you can also visit them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JustVapeZ ). I couldn’t help but be challenged to make my own.
The ones at the shop were made from worsted weight yarn, a bit bulky for my taste.
I went home and pulled out the last skein of sock weight yarn I had and went to work.
this is what I came up with it fits an eGo-T battery, the one in this photo is attached to a Vivi Nova 2.0ml tank.
it works great but it isn’t quite my husbands colors so off to the store I went and picked up some black yarn and made a larger one for his favorite, the eGo Variable Volt/Watt APV aka Vamo it currently has the pro tank on it.
I also made one for Teri one of the owners of the vape shop but didn’t get a photo of it before I gave it to her I will try to get one to show you all over the next week.
What I can show you is the thread that I used to make it (I really think it is the best of the three).
it is HH Lizbeth in size 20.
Check back next Sunday to see what I will be doing this week!
My lovely art teacher daughter-in-law Tiffany just became an independent designer for Origami Owl. Have you seen these amazing "Living Lockets" yet? You choose your locket size and design, fill it with hand-picked charms, and (if you like) add plates, dangles, and tags. Then you either purchase a chain or wear your creation on a chain or ribbon you already own.
As you all know I really want to get this business off the ground by May 1.
I am turning to you what kinds of things would you like to see in a grand opening giveaway. I was thinking about hooks and books, or maybe some actual items I will be selling. Maybe, even several small prizes (one every hour) then the winners from it are all entered to win one Large prize.
Come on guys and gals, I need your opinions again.
I read a a post from one of my favorite crochet blog, crochet concupiscence (of course!). She spoke of some squares she has been making using her dollar store yarn, using a simple stitch alternating from front post to back post. I was inspired! went straight home and started on my own piece. I had nine skeins of Red Heart Super Saver in Ocean, I had no idea what I was going to do with it.
So, naturally that is the one I picked it up.
I am actually thinking that this would make a wonderful cowl. My husband disagrees, he thinks that the color are more childlike and I should make it into something along those lines.
I thought I would bring it to all of you what do you think I should make of it.
As you all May be aware I am working toward a May 1st opening for my business. I thought I would share with you this wonderful find I snatched up at a garage sale.
Yes! They are heads! They were used for a cosmetology class, so their hair has seen better days. That is fine with me though because I will be covering it with hats, scarves and the like. I absolutely love how they look can
compared to the styrofoam ones I was considering. An they cost almost half as much! I leave you with a couple of the in action!
If you will remember my last post I promised to begin posting again on Jan1. Well needless to say that didn’t quite happen and I have some explaining to do. We went out of town with the whole extended family for Christmas vacation which is why I knew I wouldn’t be posting then. But we found out that a dear friend of my son’s died 2 days before Christmas. As I was trying to figure out how to help my son cope with this loss I found myself thinking more and more about his mother who was still in icu at the time (they were in a car wreck, the other car ran a stop sign). Long story short my depression came rushing back. I do believe that I am about over the the hump that this caused in my life partly do to crocheting, partly to being thankful for my own children being there with me and knowing how lucky I was to be able to say that, and partly because I had to start my new job as a Tax Preparer on Jan 2.
I know I have made references to how hard it is sometimes to make ends meet in this family and it seems to be getting harder and harder so I decided to take this job. I guess that while I was aware of how much I would be working during the tax season I didn’t realize just how long the tax season was. I have worked almost every day, and my kids who have gotten so used to me being there all day everyday have gone into a kind of shock. So what little time I have had off work we have been spending together as a family. I have made a few more hats and things but only have one pic to show you I am hoping to get pics of the others and post but unfortunately I am not sure how often I will be posting between now and May! (or how much crocheting I will be able to squeeze in. I hope all is well will you all and here is a pic on me in my latest project!
When I set out to teach myself to darn I found a few videos on YouTube and just went for it. What I was learning was a basic darning method in which a woven patch is formed to fill the hole. I was a little bothered by how this looked, but I figured that it's on the bottom of my foot, so who cares?
I have been very busy with the holiday visits and visitors, not to mention crafting and home school. I am also taking some classes myself now.
I wanted to share with you what I did this weekend. I’ve been fitted the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds for the Indy market supporting local artists in and crafters My head whirled as I walked through the aisles seeing all the creations made right here in Oklahoma! It made me proud to be part of this great state!
Here are four of the business cards I picked up
there are 2 pics here because 3/4 of them had print on both sides!
(moving clockwise from the top left)
I must admit Jack Fowler by far has my favorite business card! To me it just says it is my art that is important and not my business card, here go see it! Trust me his art is beautiful, bold and inspiring. I was so happy to be able to see some of it in real life. If you have the time you should really go and visit http://jackfowlerart.com/.
Next on the table is Mark Fuller and his beautiful pottery. This pottery is inspired by nature and the colors are my absolute favorite. They are fired in a way that the pots and glazes are food safe, dishwasher safe and microwave compatible. If pottery is your obsession (even if it isn’t, this artist could change your mind) click on over and visit http://www.soartgallery.com/Mark-Fuller.html
The third one is Storey and Pip Handmade by Ashlee Baker she has some wonderful things for babies. (she must know something she is on baby #8! Congrats to her!) I think the best discription of her is on the back of her card, “artist.mama.wife.maker” the first link above is for the Storey and Pip Handmade facebook page feel free to like it I did! and the second is her blog at http://www.ashleebaker.com/
The last one I have here is for Erin Cooper another great artist. She has some beautiful work in abstract painting (my favorite kind) you have to visit her blog and see some of her work at http://pippinandpearl.com/
I am sorry I have not photos of their work, I wasn’t able to buy any and didn’t ask permission to copy any so please go visit the links and see what wonderful artist we have right here in Oklahoma!