Monday, January 10, 2011

Let's Get Crafty!!!

Ever since rooming with an art major in college, I've been interested in all things crafty. She showed me how to crochet. She tried to teach me how to sew. She got me interested in painting. I just love being creative and LOVE the feeling of accomplishment in finishing a project. Not everything turns out well, but I love to try. A few years ago I start making my own jewelry. I mostly give it away as gifts or make it for someone who asks me, but I did have a party once where I did really well. I never bothered with Etsy because I didn't really know how to promote it and didn't want to be tied down to it if I didn't have the time to make anything to go on it. Fast forward to now. I spent from before Halloween until the night before Christmas crocheting different items to give as Christmas presents and also made some jewelry as gifts too. I really feel like me when I'm making them. It's something I do for me. Jeannie. The person. Not the wife. Not the mother. I can call it my own. I appreciate that so much.

That being said, my college roommate and I opened an Etsy store. Right now, everything on it is hers but I'm slowly taking pictures of my stuff to add to it. We're even having a show the first weekend in February. We'll have jewelry, my hats, hairbows and other accessories for little girls, and hopefully we'll have a few pillowcase dresses too. If you're local, contact me for the address. It would be great to have some support. Plus it's an ice cream social so come get some free ice cream. Here are a few pics of two of my hats. I pulled the initial patterns from crochet-mania-hats.blogspot.com and tweaked them to make them my own. I'm proud of them. I love this feeling. I'll get the Etsy link on the blog soon so you can check out the rest of the stuff.



4 comments:

The Lane Family said...

So cute!! I love the hats..I have one question I had a craniotomy (brain surgery in October and have been looking for hats that are cute to keep my head warm but they must have some give..do yours have this :)???

Jeannie said...

They do. It's not super stretchy like elastic, but it definitely gives and takes with you. I have been WAY behind on my blogs, but I did see something about your surgery. I work one day a week at a brain injury rehab facility so I don't really but I have a little idea. It's one heck of a thing to go through but I do hope things are better for you!! I'd love to make a hat or few for you if you're interested. Just shoot me an email and we can work out the details!!

Alicea said...

Super cute! I tried crocheting a blanket once. Big fail. I click shutter buttons better than I crochet. :)

Amy said...

i NEED one of those hats! love them! i'm excited for the little girl stuff, can't wait to see it all!

i'm so glad you're doing a great thing for yourself, too. way to go, chicka!