Monday, January 31, 2011

Retail store #2- Check

Goodies, goodies everywhere.

The retail drop off is done for the month. We have 1 box of hats, 1 box of scarves, 1 box of paper beads, 1 box of lego jewerly and 3 clocks.
All in all, a little bit of everything for everyone!
My personal favorite? The green gnome hat :)

Everything was dropped off at the Glitter Workshop in Madison. I encourage you, if you are in the area to check it out. They have great stuff from over 90 different artists.

Now that the shipment is done, I'm back to crochet critter and preparing for the accessories trunk show in March. Whohooo!!!!

Now I"m off to look at my craft show list for the upcoming months and book up the rest of my year!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Beautiful Labels


After forgeting to flip my image when making the labels and wasting 1 sheet, there has been success. Great looking labels with my choice of of font/color.
I think they look sooo good, and now that I've sewn them onto my orders, they look very professional.
Okay, yes I am super excited.

Now I'm off to finishing packing up my delivery to a local shop. More to come later... :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Promised Scarf Photo

I promised a photo, so to not be accused of lying, here it is.

Now I'm not going admit this is what I had in mind when I started off on trying to do a shape. I was looking for something kinda like a fan shape. So I need more practice. I'll admit that.
Still though the scarf turned out pretty and it's super warm and cozy. It's headed for the Glitter Workshop on Sunday for retail sale :)

Tonight I am trying to make my own labels for all the crochet pieces. I am playing around with fonts to see what will actually work on the ribbon I bought.
I'll post some photos of how they turn out. Hopefully this works, keep your fingers crossed.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Crochet Mishap

Last night I realized that I know nothing about how to crochet. I've had this idea for a new scarf design and I decided I wanted to try it. Yeah... it looks like crap. So I took it out and wound the yarn back up.
Today, more determined, I set out scavenging online to try and figure out how to do the stitch that I wanted.

Have you ever seen a crochet pattern book? It's in freaking gibberish. What language are they talking in? trebles, picots. "Work (1dc 2ch) into first treble, work 1ch 1tr into each tr of row 1." Ummmmm is all I have to say.
So yes, I admit it, I do not use patterns, everything is just made on a whim and by playing with the yarn and manipulating it into what I'm looking for. I don't even basic crochet correctly according to the simple directions on the pattern.
So now the basic stitch will just be referred to as the TP stitch. Apparently made up by my mind/hands.
All I have to say about it: it seems to work out just fine :) 

So tonight I am heading home with a new found desire to figure out how to make my idea. It might take all night, but I plan on having a photo to show everyone tomorrow of the excellence :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Crocheting like mad

So I promised a delivery to a local store by the end of the month. Here it is, less then 1 week away and I am not done with the order. Eckkk!!!
Hopefully it's not as bad as it sounds. I think I'm down to just needing 1 hat and scarf, finishing up of a couple hats (yes I'm putting flowers on them) and then putting on labels.
I had this idea to make my own labels out of ribbon. I haven't tried it yet. Cross your fingers that it actually works.

Aside from the crochet, I also guaranteed a selection of upcycled Lego jewelry and a basket full of paper beads. I'm good on those. I just need to get some bags or something to put the beads in. I'm hitting the shops tonight to see what lovely things I can find.

I'll put pictures up of the shipment before it heads out to the store. Woohoo. 2 stores now are carrying my stuff. I'll let this new store settle in and then start looking for the 3rd. Afterall, 3 is better then 2!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Stash

This is the yarn stash that I keep next to me. Oh Goodness there is no order at all to this pile. It's just randomly placed into a tub. I kinda just sit there and stare at a yarn and try to figure out what I am making now. Eventually I plan on sorting stuff out, maybe to color stories, maybe yarn type. Maybe I'm dreaming and I will most likely just keep it in tubs.
Current Projects: Spring hats and scarfs. I'm thinking flowers and ruffles. They may or may not be on the same piece :)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Whoohooo. The blog is officially up and going!

I am really excited to be starting this blog. This is going to be a place where people can get to know us a little bit better.

This is like a behind the scenes look at what it takes to keep Twisted Planet.
We are going to be showing works in progress. Shipments to local stores (you get to know what's going to be for sale before the store owner does), new designs. Who knows what I am going to put up!

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