Sunday, March 30, 2008

Front Page Fabulousness!

I made it to the front page today! And man am I excited. I woke up on the wrong side of the bed, in a total funk. But man, there is nothing to take you out of a funk better than seeing your smiling face on the front page of Etsy! If you get there fast enough you might still be able to check it out!

Sunday, March 9, 2008


So I went to the fiber festival yesterday in downtown Sacramento and yes, it was fibertastic! Saw some beautiful work out there and connected up with some of the very lovely ladies of the Sacramento Craft Mafia (I'm hoping one day they'll let me in!). I thought I would share with you some of the fabulous stuff I saw!

Here's a photo from RoxyCraft a fantastic crochet artist who mostly sells patterns but when put up to it for the Fiber Fest came up with some fantastic plushies to simply must check out her website. Her patterns definitely don't suck. Ah, makes me want to learn to crochet!

Here's one of my favorite items from the Handmade Parade . Also notable where some adorable handmade teddy bears sewn from vintage upholstery fabric like the one seen in the corner of the photo. To see more of them click here.

And then there were alpacas!!! Yes indeed, these beautiful animals graced us with their presence and even let us pet their soft, luxurious fur (though not on the head as I found out when Milo, the black alpaca in the foreground nipped at me!). Yes, they were quite the spectacle in downtown Sacramento, stopping traffic and causing pedestrians to stop and stare. But I think they liked the attention.

All-in-all it was a great trip and I managed to score some fantastic yarn which I'll talk about more I'm sure as I start to knit it up. It was so great connecting with local artists as I generally feel so isolated out here in the sticks. Now I know I'm not! YAY Fibertastic!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Canary in the Coal Mine

Sorry I've been away for so long a lot of family stuff going on right now. You understand. Anyways, I still haven't gotten around to that pattern I've been promising, but I will soon!

Here's a photo of my latest piece, totally crazy huh?-------->
It's entitled 'Bitch is the New Black' and is entered in the current CCCOE challenge.

I also thought I'd share with you the brand new treasury I managed to snag a few minutes ago, it's called Canary in the Coal Mine and is all about grey and yellow. Hope you like it! Here's the link:

Tally's Fabulous Treasury

Don't forget to post a comment!!

I'll also add that I will soon be heading to the Fibertastic festival in downtown Sacramento and will be bringing along my camera so I can share with you all the fabulous stuff I find!

See ya on the flip side!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Hello Yellow pt. 2

Here's the photo I promised.

Hello Yellow!

New colors, new buttons! New cuff!

Just finished sewing on the buttons and taking pictures. Now I'm off to list it on Etsy! Tomorrow I will be posting a pattern for these, just as long as everyone promises not to sell them! :)

Oh, and the feature is finally up and running! Check out French Roast Designs for my interview!

Monday, March 3, 2008


Yay! Just thought I'd share the news! Starting today, I will be featured in a fellow Etsyan's blog : French Roast Designs (found here: ).

You can learn all my dirty secrets and some tips and tricks for surviving in the cut throat land of Etsy. You'll also see some of my works in progress and find out how it all started...

Hope you check it out! And let me know what you think!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

New Design

I tried something new today. As opposed to the full scarflette, I've done a warm weather choker version. I think it's pretty stunning I must say. It was harder than you would think to make. Knitting a circle is tough! a few of my first attempts came out looking like ovals, or triangles. It wouldn't have taken so long if I had taken the time to chart it out! LOL I'm so lazy.

One of these days I'll write up a pattern!