Thursday, November 18, 2010

Here goes!

This is my very first blog post, so I'll start at the beginning. My name is Lisa and I have a new shop on Etsy: .  I make hand crocheted items, mostly for little ones. It's a creative outlet in my chaotic world! I have two little boys, 20 months and 8 months, so I have my hands full with them constantly. As if I needed something else to do, I took up crocheting late this summer and haven't put my hooks down since!  Even though I have plenty to do, I always have the need to do something more creative than housework to keep on my mind.  So I'm a stay at home mom. I have a degree in surgical technology and I'm a certified surgical technologist for going on five years now (wow, how time flies!). I enjoyed that as a day job... definitely never a dull moment in that field but, alas, it was time to move on. When Chris and I got married and started our family we decided I was going to stay at home with the kids, so here I am.  I'm highly organized and meticulous about my work. I love sweets, shopping, sunshine, and good food.  I enjoy the company of my husband and kids. I'm just a small town girl... you know the rest! :-)

Creatively, my most favorite material to work with is handspun yarn. I absolutely fell in love with it and when I realized the uniqueness of each skein.  I love the process it goes through to reach my hands and then how I use my own vision to create something one of a kind. OOAK! In my Etsy shop, I have a OOAK section of items that I have created from handspun yarn that are all truly one of a kind! I usually make newborn sized hats from this yarn.  It all has a wonderful texture and color variation.  It could never come from a store or be dyed in a factory.  I also enjoy working with the store bought yarns and creating unique items that can be reproduced in different sizes and color combos.

Here are a few of my creations out of handspun yarn that I really enjoyed making. 

A thick and thin handspun yarn in bright rainbow colors with a bit of sheen.
A thinner handspun yarn in rainbow colors.
A bulky thick and thin handspun yarn called "baroque" because of the beautiful golds, ambers, lilacs, and deep eggplant purples used to dye this beautiful 100% Merino wool yarn.
A girly and fun thick and thin art yarn with pale and bright pinks and pale and bright golds.

"Autumn Flowers"- a beautiful handspun in light orange, pale sage, and golden colors piled with gold thread.
One of my favorites! A newborn jester hat with poms made from this fluffy 100% Merino wool thick and thin yarn called "Faded Foliage".  Beautiful fall colors and a great photography prop for that vintage look.

Not too bad for my first blog entry! I'll be blogging often and updating my page with new items I'm putting in my Etsy shop. Thanks for stopping by!

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