Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Destashing in Progress

I am in the process of destashing so as to make room for more stuff. =p
I have been hard at work and have set a target: for every 3 balls of yarn I use up, I am allowed to buy 1 new ball.  I am not sure if I will consider the weight of the balls for now, since I have my eye on some gorgeous silk yarn from Japan. 

To date, since my destashing goals have been made, I have used up 6 balls of Bella for 2 sets of baby stuff. I am in the process of completing another staggered blocks bag. That pattern should use up another 4 to 6 balls of yarn. 

I am determined to finish up the baby stuff by sewing in the ends this week. I hate the sewing. Silly me decided to trim a set with a different coloured yarn to as to see something 'different' in the baby set. For each row of trim, I created another 2 ends to sew. arghhhh..... sewing is a painful task I rather not have to do. Any angels out there who LOVE to do sewing? 

Friday, July 9, 2010

I am now on Ravelry!!!!

If you have been reading my blog or listening to my babbling on about my recent crochet designs, you would have heard about me listing my crochet designs on Etsy. Recently, I have been looking at listing my patterns on Ravelry as well and have decided to take the plunge. I am now listed as a designer on Ravelry with a store that allows you to download the pattern after payment is made via Paypal. 

To recap, here are the 3 patterns currently available for sale on both Etsy and Ravelry:

Lacy Bag with Handles

You can purchase this pattern now if you click on this link:

Lacy Shopping Bag

You can purchase this pattern now if you click on this link:

Shell Booties with Flower Buttons

You can purchase this pattern now if you click on this link: 

I have been trying really hard to destash my yarn supplies and am working really hard to use up the yarn I have collected over the years. Like many crafters, I tend to buy a teeny bit more than I actually get to use. I always say I buy faster than I crochet and so in an effort to clear up some space (so that I may buy more yarn =p), I am on a crochet blaze since the last month. 

To date, I have completed about 30 pairs of booties, several sweaters and dresses for babies. i am also attempting to write my own pattern for a set of items for babies: top and bottoms, booties, mittens and beanie sets. I will be posting photos soon. =)