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Entries from June 2007

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…

ice cream! I’ve been feverishly working on some crochet frozen treats, as summer is suddenly here. These last few days in New York were incredibly hot and humid, and without airconditioning as well as a squirrel who repeatedly breaks through our screens and into our kitchen, I’ve thankfully had these little guys to keep me […]

Categories: Artsy/Crafty

Point and Click

Although photography is a part of every blog entry and Etsy listing, I sometimes go days without taking a photo just for photo’s sake, or even for remembering a moment that has nothing to do with selling craftwares. Recently, I’ve been able to revel in my love for photography as art again in a few […]

Categories: Artsy/Crafty · Life

Cupcake Craze

Over the past few years, cupcake shops have been popping up all over the U.S., even in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Once part of display cases in bakeries, now cupcakes are garnering all the attention in their very own store. I’ve read many articles about the shops, seen blogs devoted to cupcakes, and have stood […]

Categories: Artsy/Crafty · Foodage

Jellyfish look a lot friendlier when they are made of yarn

Many months ago, my sister requested some crochet jellyfish, so about a week before her birthday (June 12), I decided to give it a shot. I will probably put the pattern up here or on Etsy. On my very first try designing one, I came up with the following three: With this one being my […]

Categories: Artsy/Crafty

If Grandma made a coffee cozy…

…it would surely be this one! Why, you ask? This “dot pattern” that I frequently use in crochet projects reminds me of granny squares and afghans. I have found some amazing granny square patterns and even have some ideas for my own, which I’m eager to turn into some sort of hand bag or belt. […]

Categories: Artsy/Crafty · Life

DIY Shipping Materials via Grocery Shopping (Tutorial!)

If you choose to follow the tutorial, you’ll go from this: To this, a shippable box, in no time! (Well, in a small amount of time… 😉 ) As a seller on Etsy and an occasional bookseller on, I find myself shipping things on a regular basis. While I love selling my handmade goods […]

Categories: Artsy/Crafty · Life