mellowbeing - crafty, geeky and a new yorker.
Sep 30, 2008
I feel like just the first and last bits "Find Your Obsession / Get better" are the perfect pair to apply to life in general. I'm currently working on being more efficient, getting my priorities straight and having things set to prepare myself for a good future and an enjoyable today that allows for the madness that everyday life brings.
Watch the entire talk he gives on "How to Blog". The man is quite the genius when it comes to getting things done.
More crafty programming coming after the break.
Sep 29, 2008
What could I come up with that would use up one skein? That would show off the yarn's details and colors just in the right way?
At my local knitting group, I was patiently taught how to double and triple crochet and I quickly put the new skills to good use. This is using the same pattern as the previous scarf I posted. This scarf is using a 3c and 1c in rows whereas the other used it the long way to create columns. I actually finished this one first but photographed the other one quicker since I had to give it away and therefore had to get a photo-op in.
This was a superfluous artsy shot. Isn't it purdy? I love how it looks as if you are walking in the clouds, looking up at the sky...
Hope you're all having a great beginning to the week! (Despite the economic turmoil lately..)
Sep 27, 2008
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P.S. Hope all you New Yorkers out there are staying dry this weekend. It's a bit misty out there.
The listing for the Olive Wristwarmers went from having 40 views to 347 views and 35 people favoriting it!!!
After asking around the Etsy forums, katrinbird told me that my wristwarmers had indeed made the front page and found a screenshot on Copabananas Flickr account. Whoo! I'm SO flattered :D
Sep 26, 2008
Bre Pettis from Etsy/Make has a new show pilot out:
"The pilot is all about Nikola Tesla and the war of the currents between Tesla and Edison. In the show I learn how to blow a neon tube, explore wireless electricity and build an AC generator from a bike. I also go to Boston to visit an MIT space lab to see how the principles that Tesla pioneered are being applied to space propulsion."
Sounds like an amazing show. Check it out tonight on the History Channel at 8pm and midnight.
And don't forget to spread the word! Read more on Bre's blog.
Sep 21, 2008
Voila! It was received with much appreciation. All in all a good out come :)
Sep 6, 2008
Sweet! Shop is just about done. You may have noticed that there is a Scarves section now too. The next shop update will bring something new to your eyes.. mini-scarves! And plenty of more wristwarmers. It's going to be a cozy Fall season.
Sep 3, 2008
A great little fashion blog called 17 Blocks from Barneys is now in print version. Kara, its editor, has decided to venture into the offline world and make a zine for all to enjoy. Being a New Yorker at heart and a fashionista, she does a great job at writing about recent trends with a sense of humor and spunk. Just my cup of tea :)
Other fashion blogs that I've been reading are The Sartorialist, Altamira NYC, and Flying Saucer. It's a nice mix: what's happening across New York City, Paris, Florence and the UK in different styles. Each blogger offers his/her audience a distinctive perspective, commentary and tips.
I'm looking forward to the fall. It's all about wooly knits and tweed - which means.. plenty knitting in store ;)
Sep 1, 2008
These and many more coming to the shop soon...