Friday, September 23, 2011

Had an electrician over today to give me a quote regarding getting a power hook up at the shed in our back yard. I would love to have my own dedicated studio space, the garage is very spacious and set up nicely for me, but it is also our storage space and I just don't want to share a room with our camping gear and tools. The garage studio gets the job done very well, but I want to feel inspired. I want to have beautiful art and painted walls. I want to make it mine.

I've been dyeing up a storm the last few days. Life is back into a routine and I now have a lot of time in the day for dyeing. I got all of my customs out of the way and even managed to dye lots of new colorways for the store. I'm working on a new sock yarn line, should be awesome once I'm finished. I'm using an over-dyeing technique to get some really cool color effects.

The last few customs had all asked for red (must be time that of year!) I have to admit red is my least favorite dye to work with. Its so finicky and I feel like I have to baby it every step of the way.

Here's one of the colorways, called 'Pacific Holiday'.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hello Etsy PDX Recap

Almost by chance I came across an advertising for a local conference targeting artists and small business owners. I thought what the heck, and went for it.
I can only rate this as an A+ experience!

Hello Etsy is a hands-on gathering for small business owners who want to connect with their peers, learn the skills to find success and independence, and be part of the movement to build human-scale economies.

Some of the highlights included listening to the owner of Queen Bee Creations and Stumptown Coffee Roasters. I found both to be inspiring and approachable. Duane from Stumptown is downright hilarious, totally made me want to work for him!

I attended three workshop sessions; branding, money management, and business management.

At the moment my brain is exploding with information and ideas.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in putting together this awesome conference!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A secret

I'm so giddy with excitement because I have a secret I can't share yet (no, I'm not pregnant). It is actually 100% business related. I will say it involves a box. Preplexed yet?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Everyday Pullover

Finally I got around to writing up the pattern for this incredibly easy and cozy pullover. It is my shortest pattern to date! Oh and the best part? Its free!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Eoghan's Knot Vest

New pattern has been released this week!

It is a femenine vest for babies and girls, instructions go up to size 8, although the pattern is easy to modify for any size. I have an adult version in the works and a sweater version targeting to release next week.

You can purchase the pattern through Ravelry.