Here's the run down:
My Etsy shop, Miss Tweedle Crafts, continues to grow little by little. The more time I put into marketing, networking with other shops and commenting, liking and tagging on instagram, the more business I get. It is really time consuming, but worth it for each order I receive. It is pretty exciting to know that these Tweedle hoops, that I stitch mostly on my bed or the floor of my bedroom in a basement in BC travel all around the world to adorn the walls of nurseries! Here are some of my orders from January:
I have also been knitting here and there, after a brief bout of "knitters elbow" (what am I, 80?!) I am back on the needles! A few friends and I get together every Monday night to visit and knit which has been a lot of fun. I have been working on a sweater since September and did A LOT on it in the Fall and then just got busy with work and Christmas, etc, so it's been in a bag... but I am going to finish it in time to wear this winter! It will be the first full sized adult's sweater I have done. I really hope it turns out!
|Here are the completed pieces of the sweater so far! I have one more sleeve to do and then they will be ready to sew together!|
|I knit this little pink headband for Nora.. and guess what?! She doesn't wear it!!!!! It might have to become a gift....?|
|I came across this book while browsing the knitting section at our local library recently... was this book MADE FOR ME?! I can't even get over it!!! I might actually have to attempt to knit the queen because she is just too funny!|
I have been in a bit of a cooking slump lately! I can't seem to get motivated to plan many exciting meals or try new recipes. Our old favourites have been on high rotation this month: I have made Taco Salad, Hot lunch brownies, Applesauce muffins, Potato Soup and a few other fairly boring recipes. However, I did get busy and make a couple things including this Chick Pea and Chorizo Soup from Jamie Oliver, which was SO yummy!
|Chick Pea and Chorizo Soup|
Lastly, I finally got around to recovering Nora's little foam chair that I bought at a garage sale way back in May. It had been done in denim which really wasn't doing anything for our decor and Nora has been using the little chair more and more lately. I bought some fuchsia coloured upholstery fabric and using the denim pieces as my pattern, I was able to sew up a new one in an evening! It looks so much better!
On tap for Febuary will be more hoops, I hope! More knitting, a few more interesting recipes (we are trying this one for chicken shwarmas tonight), adventures in thrifting and maybe some sewing projects!
|Here is my little stash of fabrics I have acquired over the last little while... waiting to be made into something! Don't you love that tipi one?!|
Thanks for reading!