Saturday, December 13, 2008

Experimental Flowers

I've been crocheting since I was in high school, when my grandmother taught me how to do a simple granny square. From that basic pattern, I've made lots of afghans over the years for adults and children. It's a craft of comfort for me, and I almost always have one going, even if I'm focusing on something else. And it makes me think of my grandmother patiently watching my fingers awkwardly stumbing through the yarn.

I decided to make an afghan with the basic granny square format, but I decided to move out of my usual pattern and attempt flowers on each of the four center squares in this blanket. It's got a long way to go before it's finished, and I'll probably do a little more to the flowers, but here is what it looks like now.

It will be fun to see how it looks when I decide it's finished. I've got some other projects in yarn that I'd like to work on in th near future.

I've ordered some polymer clay and lots of jewelry making supplies, so I'll be ready to have some fun in the next few days. If only I could have some more time!

Blessings and Peace,


Monday, December 1, 2008

I have recently had some advertising placed on The Handmade Product Directory. Some of my work appears on a main page, and I have a banner ad on the page for ceramics and pottery. Some of my work is featured in various gift giving guides.

This site is very nicely done and shows off the work of many artists. I am hopeful that I will see a big increase in sales.
I've listed several Christmas items in my Etsy shop.

There are other pieces in my shop, and I'll be listing another soon.
I love Christmas, the excitement, joy, and love you see in people. Unfortunately, these holidays can also bring a lot of sadness for those who are lonely. Take some extra time to show others you care. You never know what burdens they are carrying. Try to make someone's day a little better every day.
Blessings and Peace,