Here are some things I love right now!
These cute ceramic owls from claylicious
And finally these super cute tags from CaliforniaCraft
Have a great Tuesday Everyone!!
Following you on twitter. :)
Once again, I would like to thank everyone for participating.
Erika Riggs from rouge & whimsy
Anne Pilon from Wattlebird
Dani Draper from Veggies Have a Heart
Thank you ladies, for this blogiversary would not be possible without you!
Ohh no work for me tomorrow, so I wont be on much :) haha, I tend to stray from the computer when it's weekend time! But I have been crafting away for my art show that is like ONLY a MONTH away YIKES!!! light the candle under my bum!!!
Remember SPRING15 for 15% off at my shop! only good for a little while longer!
Have a great Memorial Day! Honor for a troops, past and present!
I'm a blog follower!Congrats! I will be emailing you with more information!
Tweeted :) - along_the_path
I will be emailing you with the contact information for Erika. Thank you again! And don't fret if you didn't win, there are still several more giveaways! Today is the last day to enter Wattlebird's giveaways! Check it out!
I'd pick "Getting through the day one stitch at a time" - It's sooo true!
Congrats to both of you ladies!!! I will be emailing you within a few minutes on how to contact Jill.
Don't worry!!! There are still plenty of other giveaways still open! But hurry! They end soon!!! Rouge and Whimsy ends today!
What got you started with your craft: I have always had an interest in the fiber arts. My mom is an avid cross-stitcher. She is amazing, and always won first place at the local fair for her work. She got the skill from my grandmother, who also grew up doing it. I tried my hand at cross-stitch when I was younger, but it never stuck. A few years ago, I met some folks who knitted, something I never thought I’d do myself. I bought a crappy knitting book and taught myself how to do it that same week, and the rest is history.What inspires you: Before I answer, I want to preface this by saying I struggle for inspiration sometimes. I seem to go through phases where I’m obsessed with knitting for a while, and then I hate it for a few months. Most of my inspiration comes from Ravelry; sometimes I’ll just sit and look at all the recently added patterns and that gives me the drive to pull out some yarn and start something new. I get frustrated pretty easily when I can’t get something right, or when I’m trying to finish the second sock of a pair and I’m tired of the pattern, but I’m working on it!
What do you love most about your crafts? I love the fact that I’m creating something. Knitting is creating something that someone can use, something beautiful that might be passed down and remembered for years. I know I can’t quite knit sweaters yet, but you can knit sweaters, dresses, pants, skirts, tableclothes, blankets, curtains…everything you can think of. It just amazes me that my hands are capable of that. You can recycle with knitting; I’ve read tons about knitting dish scrubbies and bags out of plastic grocery bags, or cutting up old t-shirts to make t-shirt yarn to knit scarves, bags, or new shirts. The new things I learn never cease to amaze me.When did you start crafting: About 3 years ago. I’ve been doing it on and off ever since.
If you’re not crafting what else are you doing? Reading, watching TV (I’m obsessed with crime shows), or cooking!
Why do you craft: I craft because I like doing it, mostly. It’s relaxing, and gives me such a sense of accomplishment to be creating something. If someone wants to buy it, that’s just a bonus. ;)
Favorite color and why: Green. Green represents a lot to me, especially since going vegetarian. It represents all the greens I eat, the green Earth, growth and new life, and it means GO. It’s just a happy color!Dani is super kind to be offering this lovely 100% Cotton Market Tote!
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself
I am a twenty-something redhead located in Seattle, Washington. I live with my husband and Welsh Corgi puppy in an old house. When I’m not at my day job, I’m blogging, making fun accessories and updating the casa. I love Mexican food, being outdoors, and handmade goods. Check out my blog at rougeandwhimsy.blogspot.com and my shop at rougeandwhimsy.etsy.com. You can also find me on Twitter as @erikalc.
3. What inspires you
Bright colors, other crafters, the 1920s, my mother
4. Is your craft full-time or part-time
Part-time with a dream to be full-time!
5. What do you love most about your crafts?
How fun they are! I love the pairing of fabric flowers with feathers. I love making them and coming up with new designs—I constantly have new ideas but not enough time!
6. When did you start crafting
I think I came out of the womb crafting… but honestly, I’ve always loved creating things whether it was a cardboard Beanie Baby house, sewing clothes for my stuffed animals, repainting vintage furniture… I’ve been dabbling in handmade for as long as I can remember.
7. If you’re not crafting what else are you doing?
At work! Or at home with my husband—we’re probably walking the dog or attempting to wear him out. (He has a TON of energy.) We love to go to happy hour with friends and explore our neighborhood.
8. Why do you craft
This is hard to answer. I think it’s just something that I’ve always loved and appreciated. It’s just a way to express myself and my creativity.
9. Coffee or tea
Coffee! (I live in Seattle so this is a duh)
10. Favorite color and why
Yellow because it’s fun and cheerful and perfect for a gray place like Seattle ;)
So Erika is graciously giving away one of her adorable headbands to one lucky winner. This lovely yellow flower with a white feather. Super cute and super comfy!
Jill Zielinski, aka Knitterella, is a graphic designer by trade and a knitter by heart. In 2003 she combined her passions and created Knitterella. Her whimsical paper product line continues to grow. With her unique gift tags being the star of the line, they are not only loved by knitters but all crafters alike! Jill has recently added project bags and even her first original knitting pattern. See the complete product line at www.knitterella.com
Along with her Knitterella business, Jill is a freelance graphic designer. She takes pride in the fact that the larger part of her clientele are fellow knitters. From logos, to pattern layout and ads to web graphics, Jill Zielinski Designs can create just about anything. See some of her work and contact her for rates at www.jillzielinskidesigns.com