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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

News about my blog

If this is your first time visiting my site, thank you for stopping in.  I really wish to change the name of my blog (but for some reason can not) because I am starting to sell my products more now and want to associate them with a name, TheHookinHousewfe.

Here is my twitter: ADD ME!  I will keep you updated about any changes that occur and will post a final blog to let you know when to switch to  TheHookinHousewife blog.  Thank you so much for your comments and I will continue to answer questions and emails. Thanks!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hello all.

So it has been FOREVER since I last posted.  Between my job and my home life and not having internet I just haven't had the time or resources to blog as often as I'd like.  I have however been crocheting up a storm!  And yes I am still on the baby hat kick.  I have ventured out into other avenues however like baby vests and plastic bag saver/holders and such but I find that the baby hats and small stuffed animals tend to sell the best so I think I will keep with what I do best.  I have sold a stuffed duck and two baby hats so far.  I have given many things away as gifts.  Right now I am crocheting up a storm because my mother in law is going to be opening a show with her friends for a month, I think next Nov. and I may be able to sell some of my things there.  Either way, if I can or can't I will be ordering business cards and creating a website soon in which to sell my stuff.  Let me know your thoughts and experiences with selling online and what you think is the best.  I am experimenting with for the web page and for the shop.  I would however, welcome input on how to go about selling my stuff at no cost, or very minimal cost.  Thanks for all the comments I am getting I love them and will try to answer as many as I can, as best I can.  Keep em' coming, and remember "Crochet today and keep the stress away"

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hat Kick

So lately I've been on a baby hat kick... here are some pictures of the hats I've done so far.... I really like the one design.  Can you tell?  I made sure to write the instructions down so if I ever want to post or sell that pattern that I created then I can.
The first baby hat I made with red boucle yarn.

I really like this hat its so soft and was so easy to work up!

Here is the detail.

I love the colors of this hat. Because of the kind of yarn its a little smaller than the blue one though.

I like this hat but it again is small like the one above.

I decided to use some of the pound of boucle that I have to make a preemie hat in the same pattern.

I experimented with different colors here and I really like how it turned out.

Here is a better picture of the shape and pattern of the hat.  I figure it would be cute for a boy.

Hopefully soon I can get around to making more so maybe I can sell them!
Tell me what you think!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Long time posting....

Well it has been a long time since I posted last and a lot of things have gone on.  I can not list all of them SOOO here are the highlights:

1. We wrecked our car.  That was fun... NOT!

2. I have been crocheting things like cowls, kittens, ducks, and a baby blanket for myself someday which are things I have never attempted... and some of which I will be selling on my friends etsy site. HERE!

3) My little neice is becoming soo smart! She has learned how to smile for the camera (video below) and just started crawling.  Really fast too!  Here is a video of her going for what she likes most shiny things like phones, and kitties.

And this is my todays post.  My friend Gayle has inspired me to do a post on macro.  Here's her blog!
She is a photographer and has sooo many really great shots.  My absolute favorite is the pink and yellow macro shot of a flower on her site.  If you like these photos and other photos of macro photography visit her site and she gives alot of cool information about the technique.  Mind you I am not a professional, but I just love taking pictures...and you wanna know something neat?  All of these photos were taken with my Samsung Memoir camera phone on the macro setting.  Pretty good camera phone huh?

Thanks for checking out my site, I hope you enjoyed the rather long post.  Normally they are not this long.  Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cat Ear Headband

This is a cat ear headband that I made for my sister.  I look so cute in it though.  Here are some other views of the ears before I put them on the headband.

The first image is the front of the ear that I made by using a pink yarn by lion brand and the second picture is of the back of the ear that I made using Caron Simply Soft in black.

It was fairly easy to achieve the shape of the ear and the lining to connect the front and back was just a single crochet chain along the edges of the two ears. Then I connected them to a headband made of double crochet by stitching it with a tapestry needle.

I hope you all will experiment making one for yourself it was quite fun and very quick.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Re-Furb Bracelet

Well I finished my first refurbished piece of jewelry.  I unfortunately got excited and ripped all the beads off of my un-worn jewelry before even thinking about getting before pictures.  So I guess from now on you will only get to see the afters.  Here is my first attempt at a revamp.

Here is a full shot of the bracelet.

Here is a close up of the tie.

Here you can see the ribbon woven in and out through the beads, and can also see how pretty the design is on the beads.

All I used was old beads, some hair ribbon, and a tapestry needle and some thick elastic thread.  Anyone can do this project and I encourage you to.  It is a way to spice up your old jewelry and make it feel like new.  And everyone likes new jewelry!  The beauty of this is, when your just not feeling it anymore you can re-furb it again and again.  YAY for craftiness!  Hope you all are inspired!
Happy Crafting

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Recycling Necklaces.

I think I am going to recycle a couple of necklaces.  I am a sucker for cheap costume jewelry but I turn around and throw them away when they start to turn my neck green.  However I was thinking... I can save the beads and make ribbon necklaces out of them.  I have some ribbon and some beads from a pretty wire  necklace i bought this past winter and I think I am going to make a necklace similar to this:

I have some beautiful organza that would be perfect!

Also if I can find some big beads I may make this.

I hope you all will experiment with freecycling your old tarnished jewelry it could end up being gorgeous!  Let me know if you try it I would love to see your creations!  I will post as soon as I am finished with mine!
Happy Crafting Everyone!