Wednesday, July 27, 2011

If You're a Member of Etsy, You Have To See This

Etsy On Sale - A new tool for your Etsy shop
I recently started using Etsy On Sale and thought you might find it useful as well. It's a site that allows you to easily run a sale in your Etsy shop and change tags for items all at once. You can watch the demo video at the link below. Plus, if you login and link up your Etsy shop you will get a total of $10 in free credits to use.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Crochet Today

Today I finished a crochet bible/book cover tote in maroon. Will be adding more later on.
Debs Crochet

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Crochet Today

I've been busy working on another rag rug. Just finished and listed it in my Etsy shop. It measures approx 40 inches across and is made with t shirts.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Look What Was In My Tree Today

You hear these birds before you see them. They are called Quaker Parrots. They are very vocal. It's been said they escaped from a zoo years ago when there was a hurricane, and have since managed to thrive out in the wild.(I don't know if this is fact or not) Anyway, I was able to get some pictures of them.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Even though they scare me, I felt bad

I decided to do some yard work yesterday by weeding out the very overgrown areas under my shrubs/flowers. I know the "George" the black racer lives around the area somewhere, as he (just say it's a he) has let his presence know to me a number of times by slithering around the front yard. I kept this in the back of my mind as i started to pull some weeds. It was getting too much for my hands and back to handle, to i grabbed the garden hoe. Well now I'm making some progress. As i chopped the hoe into the dirt to cut away some weeds, a strange thing caught the corner of my eye. It was wiggling  and hopping around like crazy.I cursed and jumped back thinking it was George. Looking a bit closer, i saw that it was about a five inch piece of his tail. As much as i don't like snakes, I couldn't just chop them up (unless they're poisonous) I hope it can grow a new tail, do they? So now I'll have to keep a look out for old stubby.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Recycled Crochet Project: Bottle Cap Flower Pincushion Crochet Pattern

I designed this cute little flower pincushion using a plastic bottle cap (from vodka or any similar size of approx 1 1/4 inches wide by 1 inch high.) You can use any size you wish,(you just need to adjust the rounds to accommodate) but i'll use this for the example. I stuffed the cap with fiberfill and crocheted the flower around it. I use one right by the computer for easy access when I'm reading patterns off the computer and need my needles.
This is also a great way to use up little yarn scraps!
So here's what you'll need to make it
a plastic bottle cap  (any size you want)
a small amount of fiberfill or leftover scarp yarn
a small amount of yarn (your choice of colors, textures)
size F crochet hook


My Crochet Today

I've been working on some smaller projects lately. My hands have been very sore, so i haven't been able to crochet as much. I did manage to make some bookmarkers and list them in my Artfire shop. I really need sales this week to pay some utilities due. Just trying to keep positive. All i need now if a hurricane to come along-'tis the season here.
Well anyway, here's some of the thread crochet i've done

Friday, July 8, 2011

My Crochet Today

I have been working on some thread crochet for my Artfire shop. I made a few bookmarks, and today i made a pretty heart doily. I think i will look through some more patterns to see what else i can come up with. Here's a few of the ones I've finished so far. The rest you can see in my Artfire shop.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

My Crochet Today

I have started adding face scrubbies and Tawashis to the Artfire shop., and soap savers to the Etsy shop.In between, i'm still working on the round mulri color afghan.I still need to take an updated picture of it.
Anyway, here's the Tawashis & Scrubbies & Soap saver

 Soap Sack   
 Face Scrubbies