Sharrrrrrrrrrk Attack

Last week’s craft show was a bust. I sold just enough to cover table fee. And half of that was from a good friend! 

The good thing that came out of it was a lady who saw my crochet display and asked to hire me for some project she is working on. I said sure! She just started crocheting because of these uber popular shark socks. She’s a knitter and learning this pattern has been challenging she says. I can understand why. I had a bit of trouble counting the rows and marking my progress with the first pair I made.

Now, gotta love this lady, she comes back the second day and realizes she can just talk to me directly instead of over the phone and meeting up at a later time so she sits down to chat. We discuss what her project is…20ish pairs of these shark socks for her coworkers. She’s retiring this year and wants not bestow her love of Shark Week to her coworkers. After making several pairs of shells, she realizes she’s not going to get done in time for Christmas. Enter moi. 

I’ve never made socks before. Booties, yes. But not socks. In fact, the first attempted pair for my husband last year are on the needles with about 2″ of cuff done. That is all. This lady, she is a sock knitter. (Which makes me wonder why not covert these to a knit pattern??) she’s previously made her coworkers each a pair of socks that took her nearly a year to make. Whoa…We discuss some tricks of the trades and tips. We are gonna share some yarny knowledge! I am stoked. 

I have my curtains that I need to finish by the middle of December and these socks. Lots of crocheting going on. I’m not sure I will be getting to making our holiday cards this year…it’s okay. Not that anyone cares. Lol. I do have lots of other orders as well. Busy busy…

Mad-making Mama

With craft show season upon us, there’s a mad rush of soap making and other fun things. So. Much. Making. 

Having a day job puts a damper on my crafting time.

Oh!! Fun project finished: first ever dog costume sweater. 

From this pic: not mine either… 

I’ve been minion making crazy. 

And here’s my little minion. 

 and soap making! This is Mountain Fresh in camo. Cedar, fir needle and spearmint essential oil blend. Smells like the top of a mountain breeze would in the winter.

   Almost all normal stock of soap is made. I had to order supplies so desperately needed for shaving soap and other stuff. Here’s Orange You Peppy, orange and peppermint (who da thunk lol) I love the darker color. 

Had a request for oatmeal and made that. 

Also revamped the packaging and display.

Found the rack at the dollar store. I bought two and now I realize I will need another for all the soap! I also found this cute little chalk board sign. I am going back for more because they were on clearance!! Yes!

There is some soap that need some hand wrapping as well and I’ll do that tomorrow and pout lotion. We got these new bottles! 

 I hope that people like them.

A friend of ours gave us a lot of apples and pears, so I made applesauce! It is soooooooo goooooood. 

I wish peeling apples didn’t take so long or the applesauce would’ve had no complaints from me. 

I think that’s about it for my making. I do have other stuff I’m working on and will share later. It’s time for bed now as it’s nearing 2 a.m. And still have a job to go to in the morning.

Craft on, friends!!