New Flower Dishcloths!

flower potholders 2 002 flower potholders 2 005I’ve been making dishcloths for awhile now. Pretty much boring, square or rectangular cloths. They certainly serve their purpose (washing the dishes and cleaning the countertops, with a little help from you) and I try to make them in pretty colors, but still just boring. Now if I could make some that did all the cleaning for you, they would sell like crazy!

Well, the other day, I started going through my crochet books to hopefully destash some of them. The problem is, I never get finished going through them because I always get distracted by a pattern that I must make! So this time it didn’t take long to get distracted by this cute flower dishcloth. I think they were supposed to be coasters made with thread, but I made them with cotton and I think they turned out adorable. They would make great trivets for your table too!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/233449941/cotton-orange-flower-dish-cloths-or-wash?ref=shop_home_active_8

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Couldn’t help myself!

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I couldn’t help myself. I made these tonight before I forgot about them.

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Spring is in the Air!

Well I do believe it is finally spring! It’s still a little chilly outside sometimes, but overall I’m hoping that we have seen the last of winter for awhile. A long while. Maybe December. So I’m making spring items for my Etsy shop. I made these for a faithful customer and decided to list them as made to order. I think they would look great in black and white as wall hangings. That might just be my next project! Be on the lookout!

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The Year of Organization!

This is the year that I will try to organize my yarn and projects. Organizing yarn seems to be an ongoing problem for me. I have it all put up neatly (yes it does look like a yarn store) and then I get a bunch out to do a project and it’s all messed up again. So this year I will try to keep up with putting yarn back where it goes. Starting in February. :)

Then there are the boxes of unfinished projects. What to do with those? I think I will try to set a goal of finishing 10 a month for now, starting in February. Before the end of this month I want to have a list of them and them I’ll be ready to get started.

January has been a great month on Etsy. I’d love to see that continue. I’ve been making turtles like crazy and I’ve even made a couple of smaller ones. I’m looking forward to what all 2015 will hold. I’ll let you know how the organizational project is going throughout the year.

My first little turtle!

My first little turtle!

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Craft Fair This Saturday!

Join me this Saturday in Lebanon, Illinois for a wonderful craft fair experience. Right on Main Street in downtown Lebanon, there are so many wonderful crafters and the food is great. We’re there from 9 to 5. I’ll have a ton of great crochet items for sale including slippers, baby hats, afghans, and much more. The weather is supposed to be perfect so come and see me. You never know what might be on sale or what kind of discount I might be offering. It’s a great time to sell off items and get ready to make new ones in the winter.

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