Back to School Pencil Hot Pads

pencil 005Be the first to own a pencil hot pad. I’ve crocheted this for fun and function. Every year my daughter participates in our local Relay for Life event. I’m always looking for ways to help support her efforts. This year I’ve decided to make a monthly pot holder and all proceeds from the sale of them will go to her Relay for Life team. In case you aren’t aware, they raise money for cancer research.

My mom died several years ago from colon cancer, after being a survivor of uteran and kidney cancer. So this is near and dear to my heart. I’m thinking an apple for September since it is apple harvest time and of course of pumpkin for October. But I’m starting off with this cute pencil for back to school August!

If you want to order one, let me know and I’ll get to crocheting. Everyone knows a teacher who can always use a pot holder. :)

Here’s the link to the pot holder in my Etsy shop.

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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!

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Couldn’t help myself!

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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