Yarn Bombing Los Angeles

Yarn Bombing Los Angeles

I am excited to announce that my name is finally on the list for Yarn Bombing Los Angeles. I will be attending the unveiling on May 25th with a photoshoot to proceed the event. It is really exciting for me as it is the first time that my work will be displayed on a large scale. I know that no one will really be able to tell which squares are mine versus someone elses, but it was it was a fun activity, and I know they’re on the building.

 

These squares will be stitched together and donated to a local homeless shelter after the exhibit is over.

Vacation

It seems crazy to me how little I’ve been around the last little bit. It isn’t for lack of desire to come here and share more information with you, but I am attempting to get ready for vacation! I have several goals for vacation of course!

 

Goals before vacation:

1. Finish 2 more dishcloths

2. Start new baby blanket in knit!

3. Attempt to create an idea for various gift baskets to put in my shop

Hopefully I will have pictures to provide before I leave and if not certainly after I return!

New lessons

I realize that it’s been quite awhile since I blogged. I’ve been so busy that there was hardly any time for crafting. Today though I have the entire afternoon to myself, and I thought why not teach myself something new. Knitting was the one thing that I wanted to learn, but I hadn’t been able to master. It was too many hands and instructions in a lot of overwhelming videos until finally I found the perfect one. This is a quick update, but here you go:

 

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New Project

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Over the last few days, I’ve been working on a sample for a project I was asked about doing last weekend. The project will be 12 shawls for a wedding in a couple of months. It sounds daunting in a way to me since I’ve never had to create such quantity, but it also is exciting. I’ve been working toward the goal of selling something and to finally see that come into fruition is incredible.

 

I’m currently working a full time, 60 hour a week, job. This make me incredibly excited for any bits of crochet time I can get. Today, I went into the conference room at work to steal a few minutes and work on this project. I got about 4 rows done, which I have to admit made me feel highly productive considering there wasn’t as much for me to do in relation to my actual job today. I’m currently employee of the month though so I don’t want to give up my fancy parking space to stay home for a day. I’m riding that high. The employee of the month status came with a few more perks that I cannot complain about as well. All in all my day job is pretty great, but I know that it leaves me little time to get down to business on the craft sense except for evenings and weekends. It was nice though to come home from work tonight and pick up my hook again with a purpose. I always do my best under pressure.

 

I should be able to finish this sample tomorrow evening and send it to her via email tomorrow night or Friday. I’m hoping that she likes it as much when she can see how the pattern actually looks once I’ve created it. I know that there will be variations in each one, because I am not going to get it perfect. I’ve already noticed a slight miscount in a row here and there, but I think it still looks great. You can judge for yourself.

 

The color here is eggshell. The actual color of the final project shall be ivory.

 

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Feeling blessed to be on her way.

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Yesterday, I had my first photoshoot in AGES. I had done a few in my 20s as something to make a few extra bucks here and there as well as get my face in front of the camera in case I decided to pursue a career in entertainment. If you live in Los Angeles the likelihood is that you’ve thought about it at least once. I guess I should say that if you’re a transplant, but I rarely meet people who are actually natural  born Angeleans. I’ve always lived near the major studios so that might explain some of that mumbo jumbo. I’ve ventured off what this post was supposed to be about though so let me bring it back. I did a photoshoot yesterday so that I could begin to showcase my goods in a better light. I wanted people to see them at their best, and I have to say that I was surprised at how well they turned out.

I hired Alex Staniloff Photography through TaskRabbit, which is a Godsend of a site if you haven’t visited it, and I had little to no expectation. I knew that this was something he did for a living, but I was also getting a bargain rate. We all have to be frugal, and he was in an out of here at about the 1 hour mark so I tried to make it as easy as possible on him as well. Regardless of all that, I got great photos for the internet as well as some that are print quality, and I am glad to be taking steps in the right direction.

Each day, I learn something new about how to display my work, how to sell my work, and of course how to market myself as a brand. It has been a rollercoaster of sorts, but I think I’m starting to get somewhere. Tomorrow starts a new day with a new outlook.