Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blogspot feature!

Hi! Since I'm a co-sponsor of today's kindly Sneak Attack, my pal Sandi has posted a little profile of me on the Handmade Movement blog! Check it out if you have a moment - I'm excited to be helping Crystal, a brand-new Sponsor, make some new Etsy shops' day!

Friday, November 18, 2011


Check out my Sneaky pal Miss Bitty's blog - I think you'll see a little hat that you recognize! What a nice way to get ready for the weekend, huh? P.S. Stop by Bitty's Christmas pretties section, while you're at it! We all need more charming decor, right? I know I do!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bees can tweet!

And can you imagine that twitter led to my shop being featured on Reviewed By Mom?! True - and exciting! Now, darling readers, go follow her blog so you're in the know.

Friday, July 22, 2011


My latest Treasury, thinking of someplace I've never been... but I did have a Norwegian friend years ago.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Look what I got!

Remember last year, when I won a binder cover from madbird? All this time I've been trying to decide what to else to order, since I know her quality of workmanship firsthand. Well, couple a fabulous mix tape fabric with my new-found interest in spinning with a drop spindle, and voila: check out my new spindle bag!

Look in the pocket and you'll see the matching, removable zipper pouch there in the pocket. Handy!

There is a stationary divider inside, specifically designed to keep your fiber completely separate from your spindle! Clever!

Here it is all loaded up... and I can carry it via the handle or the sturdy drawstrings! Perfect!

Here's that link again, since I know you'll want to order some madbird goodies for yourself... and while you're at it, be sure to check out her group on Ravelry!

Bottom line: getting exactly what you want, handmade with impeccable detail, is priceless (and in madbird's case, very reasonably priced)! Plus, having a real bag for my spinning gear makes me feel like it's official: I can make yarn!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Who wants to win this?

I've designed and knitted a new baby hat, and it's up for grabs in the next Handmade Giveaway !

I thought it would be a fun baby gift or photographer's prop, since it has an elf-y, stocking cap kind of vibe. The hat, peak, and tassel each measure about 4.5 inches, in alternating yellow, brown, green, orange, and purple stripes. It'll fit baby noggins between 14 to 17 inches.

Care instructions: machine wash (warm), tumble dry (low). Yarn is 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Help The Bee's designer out!

Lovely readers, would you please do me a favor? My dear friend Matt, who designed the Stockannette Bee for me, has been chosen as a finalist in Mondo Guerra's (of Project Runway fame) Go, Mondo, Go t-shirt design contest! If you "like" Mondo's faceplace page, you can then cast a vote for Matt's design by "liking" it, too! So, two clicks is all it takes - wouldn't it be exciting if he won? Here's a screen capture, so you know what Matt's looks like (isn't it fabulous?!)...

Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This is what happens when a bee tweets!

I sent out tweets saying, "Hey, Etsy fans: tweet me your orange and/or aqua items; I'll put the first sixteen applicable responses into my next Treasury! Sound fun?" and here are the results: Orange & Aqua: a Twitter-spawned Treasury! I hope you enjoy it; it was great fun to interact with random, super-talented tweeps!

Friday, June 17, 2011

How does this look?

I've adjusted my blog settings to adjust for those of you looking at this on a mobile phone! Fancy! Here's my latest Treasury; tell me how you like it!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Have I mentioned... ?

... that I'm ...

Featured on

That's right, my pal Joy (whose oldest son Jude is my favorite little boy pumpkin model) has kindly featured me on her Wall of Faves! Go visit Joy's Etsy shop for rockin', adorable printable and customizable paper and party items, too!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


It's been a while since I updated the blog! I've been busy knitting, working, attending to a family emergency in California, reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels, and have I mentioned knitting? I'm currently designing a darling little stripy baby hat (pics soon). I registered to take a drop-spindle class at the Hoosier Hills Fiberarts Festival in June... imagine being able to make one's own yarn!

Oh, and Merino, my wonderful, super-genius husband, has graduated Summa Cum Laude, so we've had time to hang out together! We've been to more movies in the past month than in the entire previous year!

A friend and I recently went to the Children's Museum and saw the traveling exhibit of famous movie and t.v. costumes, including the wicked witch's hat from the Wizard of Oz! Talk about thrilling! We also enjoyed the Barbie exhibit!

So, what's up with you, darling readers?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Attention, Sneak Attackers!

Take this brief survey about the Handmade Movement, home of the Sneak Attacks, and you could win a $20 gift certificate to my Etsy shop! (Yes, I have an alternate prize ready in case a knitter is the person whose email address is drawn on April 1.)

Special thanks to my Sneaky pal Sandi, who came up with the survey idea and made it happen!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Feeling Sneaky?

Me, too! Sneak Attacks were on winter break, but we're back, and here's today's thread!

Even if you haven't gotten the hang of the new Etsy forums yet, you can still check The Handmade Movement at 6 p.m. Eastern time for the names of a some new Etsy shops we're going to surprise with as many sales as we can! There will be plenty of items under $10 available, and international shipping by at least one shop, so please join in the fun of letting an 'undiscovered' independent artist know WE SEE YOUR WORK AND WE SUPPORT YOU!

As today's Sneak Attack sponsor, I'm trying to get the word out as much as possible, and I'd appreciate your help spreading the word about our Sneaky mission!

Also of interest: there's a giveaway next week, so enter now! AND I'm feaured on the HM blog today. Check out this profile by Sandi and you'll learn something I haven't blogged about yet.