Sunday, June 28, 2009
We've done the zoo, forts in the bedroom, a sixth birthday, random fun and finished a bag.
Guess what I'll show you now?
Yup, the bag. This has two smallish handles because the one long one made little Frank really floppy and I didn't dig it. This does fit on my shoulder, but it is snug. The handles will stretch with the weight of the bag contents.
I will be listing him tonight...if all (boys) go as planned.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sam wore a white polo type shirt with his clip on tie. (Sam, you are a very handsome boy!) He wrote some amazing things in his writing portfolio.
I am very proud of both my boys. Wait, all three. The big guy's pharmacy intern license came today.
We are a third of the way through June and I feel as if it just started. The calendar is filling up, the summer is approaching and I hear monsters in my head, begging for life.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Wash My Cloth is perhaps headed in a different direction. One not planned or seen a year ago, or even eight months ago. The monster purse business seems to be an untapped market. Who would have thought that such a varied array of customers would appreciate a monster on his/her (I don't discriminate) shoulder? I have been concentrating on the monsters as nothing else seems to be moving out of the shop. Since each bag is made by hand crocheting, each purse can take up to 10 hours just to create the bag itself, without the personality of a face.
Etsy.com (please shop there!) has a section called 'Custom' where one can request a special item from an Etsy seller, imagine them as want ads. I placed an ad for a couple swatches of Machine Knitted wool. This gal bid, I accepted, and she had the swatches done in a matter of an afternoon - amazing. I am considering purchasing a machine to create the base of the bag. I estimate that this purchase could cut down my production time to nearly a quarter of the current time it takes me to create the base.
I have my fingers crossed that when I test these swatches, they work with my technique perfectly. I'd be happy to accept other fingers and toes crossed, if you don't mind.
Am I cheating if I use a machine to do the dull part?