Archive for crochet hooks
There are some new crochet hooks and knitting loom tools in the shop! These are the last ones I’ll be making this year, so if you want some, now is the time!continue reading "Hey, more hooks!"
I received a nice batch of crochet hook and loom tool orders this season – thank you! Take a peek at my hook-making workflow, and get the scoop on what’s up for the shop between now and the holidays.continue reading "It’s clay week"
The Handmades Shop is open for business, and I will be accepting custom orders for the next few weeks only! If you have been waiting for the chance to have custom crochet hooks made (or other polymer goodies), now is the time. I would love to create something special for you! This will probably be your only opportunity to order before the holidays. Come see the new patterns ♥continue reading "Now accepting custom orders!"
The shop is open for custom crochet hook orders! Hooray! I decided to try something completely new this time, and offer only one pattern, but offer it in multiple colors. Allow me to present Polka Dots! What can I say? It seemed appropriate somehow… I am excited to be switching gears a little bit this […]continue reading "Polka Dot Crochet Hooks!"
I have to admit, I thought I’d have a big pile of potential handle designs to show you by now, but I haven’t been nearly as prolific as I’d have liked to be. In fact, all I’ve managed to do is come up with a simple way to make a polka dot cane, rejected that […]continue reading "Polka dots and chevron stripes"
I’m getting ready to re-open the Handmades Shop for custom orders. Today, that meant sweeping up some of the virtual cobwebs and updating the stock on the shelves. I concentrated mostly on the Crochet Hook section. Remember that handful of hooks I made at the Clayathon back in January? Well, I finally photographed them properly […]continue reading "Almost time…"
Somehow I found myself throwing a change of clothes in a bag and flying down the highway at 10pm tonight. I was all set to enjoy a typical Friday night: I’d probably brew a warm beverage, put on a British mystery, and knit a few more inches on my Milady vest. But somehow, somehow, I […]continue reading "Rhinebeck and Down Cellar"
My approach to doing production work has always been the same: get excited about an idea, work on it for three weeks straight, burn out, close my custom shop, resist all efforts to bring me out of retirement until I get excited about another idea. Lather, rinse, repeat. Well, I thought I should try something […]continue reading "Production"
I evicted the sewing machine from the dining room this week and pulled out my claythings for the Fall making season. As you may have already read, I’m making custom crochet hooks again. Also pens. And buttons. [subliminal message: think holiday gift-giving for your crafty friends!] This year I am also introducing something else I think […]continue reading "Knitting Loom Picks and Steel Crochet Hooks"
As in, Day Two of me being home alone for the first time in – literally – months. My 7th-grader and 4th-grader started school yesterday, and I’ve been spending my time doing laundry, food shopping, catching up on business email, knitting a tiny sweater, and getting my calendar populated with everybody’s work and school schedules. […]continue reading "Day Two"