I’ve been talking about it off and on. I’ve been thinking about it even more. And then when I decided that I would do it, I procrastinated on doing it. Since you already know I’m talking about my Etsy shop, I won’t lead you on.Continue reading
Tag: Jen Nipps
5 Quick Gifts to Crochet
There is nothing that can inspire panic in a maker than realizing the calendar says November and you’re behind on your holiday gift-making. I’ve found five patterns that can help relieve some of your panic. Links will open in a new window/tab. Vinita Fingerless Mitts – Fingerless Mitts for kids by Banana Moon Studios Coffee […]Continue reading
Free Pattern: Double-Layer Crochet Beanie
This summer, I went to a family reunion. Before I left the house, I grabbed a ball of yarn and a crochet hook. Of course, I grabbed my favorite size hook – J/10. I did this because I had to have my foot propped up, so it served as a conversation starter as well as […]Continue reading
I Was Lost, But Now I’m Found
If there is anything I want to remember, I write it down. I had started an editorial calendar in the purple notebook in this picture. I finished working in it one day and “put it up.” Okay, let’s be real. I put it in a tote bag that I use a lot. The tote bag […]Continue reading
When Worlds Collide
Last week, I had too many things going on, so I had to rearrange some priorities. I had an outpatient procedure on Friday so health came first. Well… Health should always come first and I try to do that, but sometimes I’m better at it than other times. But because of that there were some […]Continue reading
Are You a Crochet Pattern Tester?
That’s what I would like to know. Are you a crochet pattern tester or would you like to be? A few years ago, I designed a some crochet patterns. I didn’t really know what I was doing and I didn’t know how to find the information I needed at the time, so I stopped. Now […]Continue reading
Are You a Planner?
Once upon a time, there was a girl who didn’t like to plan anything. If she wrote something, she flew by the seat of her pants. (Also known as a panster.) If she made something, it was the same thing. One day, a time came where she couldn’t remember what she was going to do. […]Continue reading
What Are Your Distractions?
I can generally work with anything going on. As long as I have headphones or earbuds, I can drown out pretty much any annoying background noises. Sometimes, though, I can’t. Today is one of those days. The TV in the next room is too loud. I’m tired and my mind keeps wandering. Random bits of […]Continue reading
A Crapsey … What??
Cinquain. A Crapsey cinquain. Remeber it’s one of the syllabic poetry forms I mentioned in last week’s post. The Crapsey cinquain was developed by a woman named Adelaide Crapsey, an American poet. As per its name, the cinquain has five lines. The Crapsey cinquain follows a strict syllabic form: Line 1 – 2 syllables Line […]Continue reading
Are You a Poet? Do You Know It?
There’s an old joke that says, “I’m a poet and didn’t know it. You can tell by my feet. They’re Longfellows.” I got started on my writing journey with poetry. I wrote my first poem in high school. In tenth grade English, we had to keep a journal. I wrote my first poem there. I […]Continue reading