Thursday, February 23, 2012

Today I've worked at a retail craft center (my day job), trying to be productive by unloading  a truck. After a backbreaking 8 hours, I spoke with a wonderful woman about a SERGER and all the wonderful things I could do with it. I used it and fell in love (sorry honey :) ). Now I just have to save up the money! Hope my hats sell!

Getting the right tools is imperative to enjoy the crafts you make. How would I be able to sit down for hours in pure enjoyment with my crochet projects if I had hooks that made my hands hurt and yarn that was difficult to work with, splitting with every stitch. ? I wouldn't enjoy it and I probably would quit. It doesn't mean that my first hook was hand turned ebony hook that I use for silk yarn scarves, I definitely use bamboo and soft acrylic. Mainly because it's cheaper.

Obviously it's easier to get affordable materials for crochet than other crafts, but their's always a trade off. The time you put into crochet is much more extensive than other crafts. To prove the point: the serger, how much could I make quickly with that machine (I could churn out clothing, bags, envelopes, pillows, aprons, cases, and so many other fabulous wonderfulness!) but the tool is SO expensive.

So my dreams of quick craftiness with have to be but on the back burner. My day ended at home working on tags for my hats and cowls. I loved simply experimenting with different ways of laying out the tag and writing a few descriptions. Oddly I even got some great ideas for more projects just by envisioning the tag I would attach to it! Love it when inspiration strikes! Like a granny square baby blanket and thank you card sets. I wish there were more hours in the day. I guess it's a good thing my day tomorrow starts at 5am and I have the weekend coming soon!

{God bless my creativity and remind me to honor you and give glory to you for my talents and in my creations}

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Starting a Site

So I'm trying to start a blog where I can document my efforts in crochet, crafting and starting to sell my wares! Here Goes!