Monthly Archives: November 2015

Keepin’ On

As I mentioned on the AbbyCrafty Facebook Page, I went to my first craft show yesterday. It was a very small and private affair, but it was lots of fun and I even sold some stuff! I set up what I thought was a cute little holiday themed table.

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The lip butters were my best sellers. I will definitely be expanding my flavor line as soon as we get moved.

I have snowflake ornaments back there on the tree. I made those early this year, but I’ve never listed them on Etsy. I haven’t had a good place to photograph them. If you’re interested in those, let me know and I’ll get some photos.

I’ve been working on more stockings. I have a set of four commissions I’m working on right now. I got them all started, and now I’m working them all down to the heel first. I have three of them going right now and almost ready to get moving on the fourth. These were so much fun to design and they’re lots of fun to make, too. Here’s a sneak peek:

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The color is really saturated in these photos, because I’m snapping them with my cell phone, inside, at night. They’re actually brighter than the photos show. The sparklies don’t show up well, either. The snowflakes and reindeer in the first and last photos have opalescent sparklies and the gold band at the top of the middle one has gold sparklies.  That green plaid is turning out to be LOTS of fun to knit up.

We just keep moving on with packing things up. The sellers haven’t finished moving out yet, so we’re going to stick to our plan to move at the end of the month. We’ll probably have to go back once or twice before moving to get keys and set up the rest of the utilities.

Lollypop and I are doing well. We’re 17 weeks and I’m feeling lots of flutters and rolls in there. We’re just cruising along right now and getting things done.

We have lots of errands to run today so we’d better get moving! Have a great week!

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Now The Real Fun Begins!

So, we closed on our new house on Friday. That means it’s time to really get focused on moving. We’ve been cleaning and purging and packing some, but nothing that remotely resembles close to being ready to go.

The urge to purge has been diminished quite a bit. We bought a house that was bigger than we expected to buy. The garage is huge and has lots of storage space, for better or worse. That means we’re to the point that we’re just chucking everything into boxes and we’ll sort it out at the other end. But we all know how that goes. There are boxes sitting in our garage right now that I moved here from my last house that are still full of the same crap that I moved INTO my last house. Oh well.

Knitting has taken a back seat to packing. I’m sorry to say I won’t be doing any more new stocking orders this year. I don’t even think I’m going to get much personal knitting done for Christmas this year. I do have several stockings to finish up for customers, and I’m going to be working hard to get those done in time for them to be enjoyed. I’ve spent this week’s allotted knitting time designing four stockings for a family that have been really fun to do. I love the designing process and I really enjoy making them so personal for each person.

My main focus for the next few weeks will be packing and moving and knitting the things that have to get done. Hubby’s sweater is on hold for a little bit, even though I’m working on the last piece. He’ll get it by the time he really needs it, though.

Also, I have yet to make Jellybean’s winter sweater for this year. I have the pattern picked out and the yarn is sitting right here. It’s just going to have to wait until after all the Christmas knitting is done. (Unless I can manage to get it done FOR Christmas… that’s a possibility.)

Lollypop and I are just cruising. I’m feeling lots of flutters, and I just love that. With all the craziness, it’s been difficult to bond with this baby, but feeling the movement helps a lot. I’m also starting to get a little bit of a bump, although it’s not noticeable to anyone but me and my blue jeans just yet. Jellybean talks about Lollypop some, too, which is just adorable.

Have a great week, my friends!

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