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What I have been up to

The last few months have been pretty busy for me.  I have gotten in to making earrings, and have been crocheting up a storm.  I did a craft fair and also started selling my earrings and crochet items.  I have loads of pics to upload 🙂

But first, my last post was of the blanket I made for my friends baby shower.  I got another ball of yarn- the contrasting blue that is in the varigated.

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It turned out to be 40″ across.  Omgosh this blanket turned out sooooo soft and plushy!  If you have not tried this yarn, do!  I would have used a bigger hook- maybe a 10mm or even bigger, but I am happy with how it turned out- and so was my friend, which is what matters!

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I also made this cute little hat as well.

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She actually just told me she has both put away so they don’t get ruined and is keeping them as keep sakes.  Heart warming or what? 🙂

As I said at the top of this post I started making earrings.  My grandmother was big into making jewellery and when she passed away, my grandfather and I were at a loss as to what to do with all the beads she had.  And by all I mean like thousands.. and I wish I was exaggerating.. seriously thousands.  Well I thought I would make myself some chandelier earrings and maybe some for friends, but while making the first pair I discovered how much I like making them.  I love jewellery and to be able to make nice jewellery that is expensive is really cool.

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The beads used are all glass, and some are swarovski crystal beads

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I have more on my facebook page- http://www.facebook.com/TurtleBugCrafts so come check out some of the things I have made 🙂

My neice and nephews school held a craft fair at the beginning of the month.  It was the first one ever and tables were cheap and the money from table sales went to the school so I figured I would do it.  I have always wanted to do a craft fair, but I have no idea how people sign up lol.  Anyways, my bestfriend told me about the fair like 3 weeks before… yes 3 weeks.  Now, I am a fast crocheter, but this was cutting it close.  Oh and did I mention I also had just signed up for a crochet swap that needed to be sent out like 3 days after the fair?  Ugh talk about over extending myself lol.  I had nothing premade that I could add for the fair so crocheting was pretty much my life lol.  I also had no clue what to make.  My grandmother and I do the craft fair rounds every year so I have an idea of the kinda things that sell, but I had no clue what kinds of customers were going to be at this fair.. if any, because it was so last minute.

I know that there are alot of babies and moms that are pregnant that have children that go to the school and I figured that they would probably go to support.  I found this super cute pattern for crochet baby uggs and knew what I was making.  So I made the booties and I also made hats to go with as well as child and adult hats, though I mostly did the baby sets. (side note- I got asked by almost everyone who came to my table if I had bigger booties.  Clearly I should have made them in bigger sizes lol!  That is ok, I have a couple custom orders instead of selling what I already made)  I also made some snowflakes because I made my swap partner some and they are sooo pretty and I figured it would be a nice small christmasy item.

Well, I am glad to say I did not spend that much in supplies because there were mayyyyyyybe 30 people that came.  There were plenty of vendors, just no buyers.  Luckily I made what I paid for the table plus $16.  I made up card with my name and email and quite a few people took one because they wanted different sizes though.  The school made lots of money though from table sales and concession, and that is the important thing.  Next year they will be doing more advertising and I will have more time to prepare.

Here are all the baby sets I made

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and the adult hats added

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Here are the snowflakes while they blocked

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This was how I set up my table.

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I don’t think anyone realized the snowflakes were for sale lol even though I had a sign.

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Again, I have more on my FB page so check it out 🙂

While I was at the fair, a lady ordered a custom hat and booty set.  She needed it to fit her 2 year old with room to grow.

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the picture doesn’t show the colour very well but the set is dark purple.

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I made them non slip because she is walking and crochet slippers can be very slippery.

I have a couple more custom orders for hat and booty sets and also a few dog sweaters to make this week.

Well Rudolph is on so I’m going to go cuddle on the couch with a cup of hot coco and watch it 🙂

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