Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Works in Progress: Crochet

Okay- here are a few things that I'm working on in my "spare-time."This sweet little baby blanket is for Amanda's bundle that is on the way. (Remember I made her wedding cake back in December?) I'm very proud of myself for getting it done early. However, it is still in my WIP pile because I have to weave in the thread tails. I HATE doing that. I'm SO good at procrastinating that it may be a 1st birthday instead of a new baby gift!
A close up of the thread structure of the Tunisian Stitch and this
GREAT card I bought from

Another baby blanket in progress. This is some destash yarn I was given & it is super soft. But when I worked the two strands together, whoa, too pink for my taste. The middle section is the baby ombre (blue & yellow too!) and a strand of ivory. The blue isn't quite that neon looking- but I think the color is off a bit in all of these photos.

And MY favorite (because it's for ME!!!)

This one is cotton chenille, usually 2 strands together, plus worsted cotton, and either one or two strands of this wonderful CinCin yarn I bought from She bought all of the yarn from a store that was closing! (OH MY!) She also makes handpainted/dyed yarns in her main shop called

I think the greens look great with my olive green (MC says it's brown) chair & sofa!

I have several other smaller projects that I'm in the middle of as well. I'll save those & maybe by my next update they will be finished instead of in progress!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Wedding Challenge Results

The Jewelry on Etsy Team (JET), EtsyFAST, and ETSY Greetings street teams outdid themselves in creating pieces for the Wedding Challenge. Final voting results are in.

Congratulations to our winners - the voting was extremely difficult.

Paper category:
1st place -

2nd place -
3rd place -
Jewelry category
1st place -
2nd place (tie) -
3rd place -

Fiber category
1st place -
2nd place -
3rd place -

Many of the designers have put their pieces up for sale in their Etsy shops. Just search under the tag wedchal to see some amazing work.
All entries can be found in the challenge flikr pool here

A heartfelt thank you to our featured bride, Autumn, for allowing us to share in her wedding plans.
Many thanks to the following generous Etsy shop owners for donating special items to be included in a gift basket for Autumn.

My Team ROCKS! Special Thanks to Bdazz & Beadiful for the behind the scene work developing the contest, to Liz for coordinating the gift basket, to Mandy & Michele for handling the flickr pool for the contest.
Also thanks to EtsyGreetings & EtsyFAST for joining us in this event!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Wedding Challenge Entries are in: Go vote!

I've entered some earring designs into the Wedding Challenge sponsored by my team on Etsy. (I'm the ring leader for the Jewelry on Etsy Team, or as we call ourselves, JETs.)

We invited two other teams to participate and cross promote the event.
All of the details and links to voting polls can be found on the JET blog.

Go Vote! Three categories-- jewelry, paper & fiber.