Saturday, July 20, 2013

Calling all hookers!

I was contacted on Etsy about an opportunity for crocheters, as well as those who knit, sew and weave.
I will quote the information sent in the conversation.  Please note, this is open only to US residents, so if you're like me, and get all excited reading about opportunities like this only to find out you can't enter, I apologize.  And of course, give you the heads-up so you can choose not to read  :)

Winter Accessory Design Challenge
-Grand Prize: $500 and an UncommonGoods Vendor Contract

-Knitted, crocheted, sewn, or woven designs (all sorts of materials are welcome as long as they are safe and animal-friendly)

-Guest Judges: One Sheepish Girl, Meredith Crawford, longtime UncommonGoods vendor and the owner of Green 3, Jim Martin, and UncommonGoods Assistant Jewelry & Accessories Buyer, Sharon Hitchcock

-Submission Deadline: July 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET

-Questions? Email

-Submission page: (use “click here”, “UncommonGoods”, or a bare link when including this link in post)

- Judges will provide runners-up with a critique of their work, tips for marketing and growing your business.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Happy Embrace Your Geek Day!! A few days late...

...and several dollars short, if I may misquote a well-known saying.

Embrace your Geekness Day has come and gone (July 13th) without even a whisper here. 
I am sure this little guy celebrated in style, with plenty of WD-40 and microchips and cookies for all.
The crochet pattern to create your own robot (or one of several other amigurumi  creatures) is available from HerterCrochetDesigns

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Celebrating Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

Okay, so Teddy Bear Picnic Day was actually yesterday, but today (here anyway) was a much better day for a picnic.  :)
This cute teddy bear by Debbie from Wigglysee Crocheted Toys looks like he enjoys a good picnic with lots of fuzzy friends.
(Pssttt....I think I see a couple of his friends from the picnic in Debbie's shop as well as other sweet toys!)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Happy Canada Day/Fourth of July!

To all Canadians, a Happy Canada Day (sorry, missed it July 1st!) and to my American friends, I hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend!

We did have a few entries for our June challenge, and these entries will be posted close to the special day.
Our first is something for Independence Day, in traditional red, white and blue from MeandMyHook: