A Year of Projects

YOP8 wk 3

Hi,

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I hope you all had a great week. ❀

Again my week had been consumed of reading and very little crocheting. I finished another kawaii cuddler. I might add legs.

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As I was taking these pictures it was slightly raining. Its been a bit of a gloomy day.

Up next is Frida’s Flowers blanket.

I am making this blanket again. The colors I was using for the other ( that I turned into a table runner, see that here) , I wasn’t feeling . So take 2 here we go.

Colors so far are Bright Orchid, Aran and Rouge. Half hexagons are done. For part 2 I am using Paradise and Papaya.

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part 1 and 2

I am skipping to part 6 so I can make the blanket from the inside out. I am not sure what colors I should use for the flower… could you help be decide ? πŸ™‚

The only difference is round 3 and 6. the left I used Papaya and the right I used Lavender.

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Book recommendation for the week : The Light We Lost.

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A Year of Projects

A Year of Projects Year 8

Whoa! ( in Joey Lawrence’s voice ❀ )

This is the year….

THIS IS THE YEAR I make something with all those patterns I bought!!!!!

How many years have I said that though? The list keeps getting longer. (current count:218.. Ive made 28. ) I HAVE to make something with them. I wish I could return a few. Why did I buy thisΒ  was muttered alot when I was going through the list on ravelry.

My FO for the week is this adorable Catus Kawaii Cuddler. This is the cutest thing I have ever made!!

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my WIP are called Snappy Slippers by Snappy tots. I ‘m not sure which I like more.. with the cuff or without.

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Ive been reading so much that crocheting has been on the way back burner.Β  I know I have to make equal amount of time for both my loves.

Book recommendation of the week: The Woman in the Window.

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This crazy cute banner above was made by LeftyCrafter on ravelry. ❀

 

 

A Year of Projects

YOP7 week 49

49 ? Already ? Good Lord… Its like having a birthday. You dread it but when its here , you’re happy πŸ™‚

Ive been reading alot the past few weeks. So nothing much has touched my needles or hooks.

In between reading and life I completed another square for Divine Debris’sΒ  Afghan cal. It was even featured on her Instagram story πŸ™‚Β  πŸ™‚

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Another FO is the Twilight Stripes Fat bottom bag by Left in Knots. I really love Red Hearts Stripes. All the projects Ive made come out awesome. Must. buy. More!!!!!

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For WIPS : I have a sweater.Β  πŸ™‚ Pics next week. And other updates that I have forgotten about.

Now I am off to read some more. πŸ™‚

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Before you go…. I have a few book recommendations for you…. The Wife Between Us and Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine.

 

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A Year of Projects

YOP7 week 43

I need to get back to A year of Projects. I think its the cause of my depression 😦

ugh.. if it was only that simple.

Ive been making stuff with yarn. Not a whole lot of completed projects to show…

from left to right… Boyfriend hat, Embossed Hexagon, Spiral flower .

All are half finished. And all are part of my stash slim down. Patterns are easy and well written. The embossing is new to me and I want to make a few more hexes and then make a bag. I am not sure what I will do with the flower. Add it to a hat ?Β  And the boyfriend hat is getting donated.

For my FO’s..

A Milkshake Kawaii Cuddler by 3amgracedesigns . I also made the Television Kawaii Cuddler, i just forgot to take a picture of it.Β  And a shark mug cozy, cabled crown beanie and Animal Crackers bunny hat.

 

Updates on the FRIENDS blanket, Grease blanket and Sophie’s Universe will be this week plus a sneak peak of a project I am restarting.

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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.Β  It ranges fromΒ  $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.Β  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.

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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 everything..lol