Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Market... my First Craft Show.

I am ready.  All the work from the last six months have produced enough inventory for my first craft show!  I will be at the Christmas Market, at Ridley College, St. Catharines, ON, on Friday December 6.  Open to the public, free admission, 2 - 7pm.
I hope to see some of my local readers there... 

 I have sock monkeys and monsters, hats, purses, bags, felted soaps, dryer balls....
 large bags, stockings, one cool large stuffed felted monster, and a zebra chair.....
and lots of small, and large scarves, in wool felt and nuno-felt featuring vintage silks.
All priced from $5 to $80.
There will also be a few coats, for purchase or samples for custom felting...

Please come and see me.  But if you cannot, you can also shop at my etsy site.  Link is above right.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Start your Christmas Knitting!!!

This post is to remind you to start your Christmas Knitting NOW!  (really you should already be well underway on your holiday knitting, having planned your list and shopped for yarn, and left yourself LOTS of time, to keep your stress at bay)

For those new to my blog, your best bets for quick and successful knitting projects are:

For the men, and sporty women in your life, you HAVE to make one or more WOOD HOODS.
For the baby....  the quick knit Bib.


 For the gals in your life, young and older, the Infinity Hooded Cowl.  Very trendy and a quick knit!

Everyone needs socks, and this one is a classic....  the Best Sock Pattern Ever


And I am always surprised that I have not had much feedback about this wonderful, fun pattern.... a treat for anyone, and truly Canadian.  My Inukshuk.  Surprisingly easy and inexpensive if you use your stash. 


So get started.  There is a pattern for everyone on your list.  Happy Holiday Knitting!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Felting, monkeys and monsters

You may have noticed the absence of postings.  I have been so busy working on cool stuff, that I have neglected to talk about the cool stuff!  I have created a new felted item, the Christmas stocking, and have made several new nuno felt shawls.

 I have dressed some monkeys in felt scarves...
 and made a split personalitly monster, out of the coolest socks in pink, purple and yellow!
 Some of my new (vintage) sari silk has hand embroidery work.  wow
 and this one is just cute.
The reason I have been working this pace, is that I will be a vendor at the Christmas Market at Ridley College.  It is open to the public and takes place Dec 6 (friday) from 2 - 7pm.  I will post more about that later, but maybe save the date if you are in the Niagara area?!?  If not, these items are currently sitting on my Etsy site, and I would be happy to ship them anywhere....  cheers, chris