Sharing my life

Thanks Etsy?

So yesterday Etsy suspended my shop over $11. Its the end of the month and I am broke baby. My shop is my only income. My fiance has a job but we live just about pay check to pay check. I know what you are thinking… ‘its only $11 , anyone can afford $11. ‘

Yeah I could pay it but this is my shop’s downtime. During this time ( March through August ) I am collecting $$ from Craftsy from the few patterns I have there. ( btw , it isnt much). So instead of running up another bill for relisting fees , I am taking a break from etsy. Regroup and focus on personal projects.

Is etsy the only place that has relisting fees? Last time I was on Artfire they only took their cut from items you sold. I just checked and its subscription based now.  It ranges from  $4.95 a month to $40. Oi! i cant win.

Ive been thinking about this for along time… I need to make new patterns. I WANT to make new patterns. I haven’t yet because when I think of something someone already did it, or close to it.

So maybe this suspension is a good thing ( not money wise) but time wise. There is so much I can do now with out having to make someones order or make new items for my shop. I feel free…lol

Things I can do now…

Make more soap. so much fun.

Read more. I committed to reading 50 books this year on Goodreads.  I’ve read one.

De-clutter my craft area.

Finish some personal projects.. Grease C2C blanket, FRIENDS C2C blanket, and the Sophie blanket.

Design some new patterns.


Don’t worry people I will pay my bill within a few weeks. I can feel the judgement…. “just pay the bill. Etsy is owed that money. ” … blah blah…lol They over price for




Sharing my life

Ok Erin , Stop Slacking off…

With losing power twice ( within 2 weeks) and being sick. I haven’t gotten much done.

I was on a roll with the FRIENDS themed blanket. I haven’t started a new panel in weeks.

The Nor’easter caused us to lose power for 4 days. Yes I said FOUR days in the middle of winter. National Grid was not on their game. so many trees snapped in half or just fell over. Some on power lines some on houses and cars. A tree snapped on our street about a half a mile up and landed on a power line ( or rested against it, I didnt actually see it) which neighbors are saying is why we lost power when all the other houses in town had electricity back and we didnt.

So day 4 which was a monday, we finally got power back on. I think my landlady was a big part of that…lol You do not want to be on the other end of the phone when she is

I heard national grid did not get anyone to cut down the whole tree to avoid future power outages. Now fast forward to last Tuesday where we got a nasty snow storm. Just about every place was closed except for Cumberland farms ( gas station/ small store to those who never heard of it) and Stop and Shop ( they were half open. All the meat and dairy were getting boxed back up because they lost power to their freezers.)   We lose power again….. I dont know if it was because of the same tree but i heard it was hanging on the power line . And again my landlady called national grid and ‘voiced her opinion’. One time estimate was 7-9 pm on Tuesday. Nope.  We got it back at 1 pm on Wednesday.

I hope this doesn’t happen again. Its happened a few times over the last couple of years but that was in the summer. Losing power in the winter sucks. I am done being cold.

Oh yeah and I had a cold this entire time. I am getting better with cold meds and heat 🙂 I still have a little cough but I always have a cough that lingers a few weeks after .

AND today we are getting more snow. Please let the power stay on 🙂


Crochet A Longs, FRIENDS CAL

FRIENDS blanket CAL pt 4

The One with the Chick and Duck


the one with the chick and duck


This one came out so cute. But unlike the others I did not watch a Friends related movie to keep me motivated. 😦

Next up is either Central Perk or Phoebe’s Guitar . I am doing something different with Phoebe’s guitar though. I remember an episode where she had a blue one. I found a clip of it where Ross scares her at Central Perk .

Next update will be next Thursday.

Need to get caught up?.. check out the following posts. 🙂

FRIENDS blanket CAL pt 1 (The One with the Banner)

FRIENDS blanket: the plan

FRIENDS blanket CAL pt 2 ( The One with The Peephole Frame)

FRIENDS blanket CAL pt 3 ( The One with Smelly Cat)



Crochet A Longs, FRIENDS CAL

FRIENDS blanket CAL pt 3

The One with Smelly Cat

I started this one on Monday and finished on Tuesday. I zipped right through it. I even sewed the ends in as I went. 🙂

When ever Phoebe sang smelly cat on the show I sang along 🙂 I even had nightmares about it.. 🙂     The episode where she teaches Chrissie Hynde the song is amazing.

On to my square…

Movie watched : Almost Heroes ( Matthew Perry) I actually watched this when I was finishing the square.


Colors I used .. Mostly Red Heart. Putty, Heather Grey, Brown, Gold ( found a small ball in a box) and Light Grey (Lion brand Vanna’s Choice) .

The one with smelly cat..finished

And here is the Peephole Frame .. so glad this is done. The ends were a b*tch to weave in. way to many.

the one with the peephole frame.. finished
This picture is before I weaved the ends in.

I am not sure what the next square will be.  I have a few graphs printed out.

Next update post will be next Thursday 🙂




A Year of Projects

YOP7 week 34

I just have a few updates for this week then back to my F.R.I.E.N.D.S blanket. I finished the One with the Peephole Frame last night. Ends need to be woven in. oh joy.

the one with the peephole frame.. finished

I am so happy that is done 🙂

Ive had the following 2 items done for a few weeks now. Both in 0-3 month size.  I cant get over how cute they are. I wish I knew a baby small enough to wear these 😦

And my WIP for the week is a cowl using Red Heart Stripes, Fruity stripe. I love Red Hearts new yarn. I think I have 3 more skeins of stripes . Projects TBD.


And thats it! I hope you have a great week ❤

yop banners for group11


Patterns used :

Rainbow Cowl

Newborn baseball photo prop  ( camo pants)

Granny Square baby dress #2  ($3.71)

The One with the Peephole Frame ($8)