I don’t know what is happening, but my Etsy shop is doing better! I’m pretty happy about that. I added my hemp ring back into my shop and sold a few over the summer.
These are the Items I sold over the summer: Hemp Ring. I sold eight hemp rings.
I am proud of myself. I have stuck with it. I didn’t give up completely on my shop. I almost did a few times, but I stuck with it. I started taking some better pictures, which could be better, I know, but I’m working with limited resources. I started making things that I like and people also like. Also I just love to making stuff. Right now I am pretty good at making hats. I got down the technique of making my rings. I hope to come out with more items as well.
Thank you for reading my post. Take care!
Even though it’s hot outside I’m still making hats. I’ve got to continue to try to keep going with my Etsy Shop.
To be honest I haven’t made any money in a long time on my shop. I never really made any money. At this point I’m wondering why I’m still even still have my shop open. Oh well, I’ll continue until I either get somewhere. Or decide to stop.
Below is a picture of a hat I made yesterday while hanging out with my friends at her house. It is an Oregon Ducks inspired hat. What a great way to show your team spirit! It’s $10 in my Etsy shop. Click the link below to go tout my listing.
The theme of my blog is what I enjoy doing in my spare time. I enjoy crafting.
This week’s The Daily Post Photo Challenge is called Spare. For some reason at first I was having a hard time trying to think of what to write about. Mostly becaus school has been a butt to me. It’s almost finals and I’m behind on homework, oops. I had a chance while waiting for a friend to think of what to work on and I chose to write about what I like to do in my spare time. It’s hard to just pick a few pictures though since I enjoy doing different types of crafts. My favorite thing to do most though is crochet.
Below is a flower hair clip I made.
I enjoy crocheting. I think this was the first craft my mom taught me when I was a kid. I made up a pattern for a cat ears headband. I don’t normally make up patterns, but this was fun.
I made up my own pattern to make a crocheted cat ears hat.
I crocheted my boyfriend a plush version of the D20 dice.
I crocheted my friend a Minecraft Creeper hat as a gift.
I hand wove my friend Ichigo’s mask from the anime Bleach. I used Peyote stitch and plastic pony beads.
The last picture I chose was a baby shirt that I hand sewn together. I followed a pattern and practiced from a bed sheet. I know how to machine sew, but at the time I didn’t have a sewing machine.
Those aren’t the only things I like to make. I also knit, jewelry making, plastic canvas, hand embroidery, polymer clay, and be lazy by gluing instead of sewing.
It was kind of a long post, sorry. I don’t know the limit for these challenge posts, but I hope it wasn’t too long.
Meow again. I decided to make a cat ears headband. This was fairly easy and fast to make. I guess I’m more into cat things than I thought. I think they are pretty adorable. The cat ears are attached on pretty well and don’t move around.
The headband is adult size and is made of hard plastic. It is flexible enough it my head. Which is bigger than the average size adult. The cat ears are crocheted with 100% acrylic yarn.
I am currently selling them in my Etsy shop if you are interested in buying one. It is $5.99 in my shop. Click on the picture below, or on this link to go to my store: Cat Ears Headband.
I was browsing around on Pinterest recently and I came across a hat with cat ears. I looked at it for a bit and I crocheted my own version without following the pattern.
I used Hometown USA yarn. I had to use one and a half skeins since this had mixed colors. It seems to be the a universal rule in the yarn world, if you mix yarn colors have half the amount of yardage with the same price. Oh well.
I tried crocheting with merino wool for the first time. Oh my gosh, I love it. Merino wool is so soft. It’s stretchier than normal yarn. The colors are so pretty. I just love it. I’m going to have a hard time going back to the cheaper stuff.
The size of these turned out to be for a larger sized hand. My hands are larger than average woman’s size and they fit me.
I love the yarn. It isn’t cheap though. It was $8.50 for a small ball. I had enough for the gloves, plus a little extra for if I wanted to add a pretty edging. I thought about it, but I decided to just stick with a simple project for my first use.
Down below is a picture of the yarn, and a picture of the fingerless gloves. I accidentally tore the label while looking at it.
I decided to put the gloves into my Etsy shop so somebody who knows about wool would be able to take care of them more than I can. I don’t know anything about merino wool. I found out that this particular yarn has a mixture of regular merino wool and super wash merino wool. That would make these hand wash only. They are cheaper than I would normally sell them for since I’m new to working with wool and they are simple.
If you are interested in buying these fingerless gloves the link is below to the listing in my Etsy store.