Sunday, January 30, 2011


This past week I've really discovered crafting a research paper is not nearly as satisfying as crafting with yarn.  I need to start getting excited about writing this paper though since it is due next week. Yes, I have started writing at least, but stress management is not a very thrilling subject. Yesterday after I finished some research, I treating myself to some relaxing crochet. I picked up half a ball of lion brand homespun yarn in purple and started crocheting a warm and soft scarf. Hopefully I will have a little more free time to finish this scarf as soon as I turn in this paper next week!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

King of Hearts

This evening I made an excellent collection full of great handmade Valentine's Day presents made by other ArtFire artisans.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Certified Handmade!

I sent in my application almost two months ago, but today I got word that my ArtFire studio was approved for the Certified Handmade Artifact. You already knew that everything I crochet is handmade by me, but now it's official. All studios that are certified handmade have the following badge on the main studio page and on each item.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Adventures

Happy New Year, I know you missed me!

New year and new adventures. I've decided to enroll in graduate school. I'll be done in a year and a half and come out with a Masters degree in Health Management.  It's really an opportunity that I couldn't pass up. The classes meet once a week in the evening and they're having the classes at the hospital that I work at so it's really convenient.  Our first official class was last night and I think it went well. It's very fast paced since we only meet one night a week. but so far so good. Tonight I put in an order for a new laptop to do my school work on while I'm hanging out at after work waiting for class to start

Now I know you wonder how I'm going to have time for crocheting? Well the answer is I don't quite know yet. Everything that is for sale (with the exception of the custom baby blankets) is ready to ship. So there aren't any worries there. I think I'm going to need to cut back on the amount of custom orders I take. It will be on a case to case basis depending on what other projects (school and crochet) that I'm working on at the time. The key here will be communication with me. I'm happy to take any questions and give you a time line for completing any custom order. As soon as the windchill warms up from below 0 I'd like to take some pictures of new items that I have ready for sale. My indoor pictures aren't nearly as flattering, but I'm thinking outside is probably going to have to wait for spring.