Saturday, November 27, 2010

A new venture

I've been knitting and sewing since I was young and imagine it will continue for a long time. I still have a small draw-string bag I sewed in 4H, as well as a pillow from junior high home ec. I'm pretty certain there are several small knit items hiding amongst my dollhouse and American doll things that are tucked away at my parents.

I decided I needed a way to share some of the crafting I do in my spare-ish time. The things I make are a mixed bag - sometimes for me, sometimes for gifts, sometimes for sale. Hopefully there will be some semblance of consistency to sharing what I'm working on, and at the very least, showing off previous work.

Most crafting happens to be knitting, which includes a wide variety of things from sweaters to hats to socks to whimsy's, and on, and on. I also do a lot of sewing - baby quilts, aprons, the occasional big quilt, miscellaneous bags, and clothing for myself, including at least half a dozen dresses that I made for various weddings and that, unfortunately, I've really only worn once or twice. Ooops. If only my job were more conducive to garden-party style dresses.

And now a plug for my ulterior motive:
I've been selling quite a bit of my knitting over the years. I think it started with a holiday craft show several years ago when I lived in Durango. Since I've been on the island I've taken part in the Silver Threads Artisan Craft show that happens in the summer and winter. In addition, I get fairly consistent requests. I've been known to knit for trade as well as for things like coffee and chocolate. Please don't hesitate to email me if you're interested in something you see or have in mind.

I also take on alteration and mending of various clothes, mostly for friends and local folks on island.

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