This morning at my sock knitting group, I made myself focus on sewing up my Splatterdash mitts before working on any other projects. I was able to finish them in time to have a friend take some photos!
Having decided that the yarn is busy enough on its own, I didn’t sew buttons on.
The same friend also took photos of my Giants cowl. My favorite is this grumpy one. Apparently the Giants lost a game today, so I was probably mad about that.
Last but not least, we took photos of our April/May KAL, the Mini Mania scarf.
I love all the different versions, and I love that our new meetup spot allows for fun new photo ops!
In Etsy news, I added Star Trek and Star Wars project bags to my shop today, and sold one right away, thanks to my most loyal customer. 🙂
I didn’t have much time or great lighting for the photos, but you get the idea.
Today I did some sewing for my etsy shop! I cut up lots of geeky fabrics… And ended up with two project bags.
One is for a current order, the other is to add to my stock. With all this fabric prepped, I hope to be able to add more bags to the shop soon! Once I get my assembly line going, I can be pretty productive. It’s just a matter of having the alone time, as I can’t do much sewing with the kids around. (I don’t know how other moms do it!!!!!) My shop is https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarissaMadeIt?ref=s2-header-shopname, if you’re interested!
Tonight I also started a project to knit/wear? at Stitch n Pitch tomorrow evening. The Giants are playing the Brewers, and I have exactly zero sports-related items to wear. Maybe I’ll have a warm cowl by the time the game is over.
Yesterday I spent about an hour on the phone with Apple support, recovering my hidden iPhoto library. I was pretty nervous about it– losing 6 years of photos would have been really sad. Anyway, they were great and my photos are back where they belong, I’m back to using iwatermark, and I’ve finally been able to publish a few new items on Etsy that have been ready for some time now!
I have 7 project bags made in Marvel Comics or Star Trek fabric. They’re great for smallish knitting or crochet projects like hats, socks, amigurumi, etc!
Getting things up on Etsy is a bit time consuming! There are quite a few steps involved; making, photographing, uploading the photos to the computer, watermarking them (I might be a bit nutty about this one, but I really want to keep credit for my creations), and finally listing the products on Etsy, which also takes time, if one wants to do a thorough job of it. Not to mention that I can only do all of this when the kids aren’t around, which is…. almost never! :0
I finished my girl’s Princess Leia dress! Oops, this photo was before hemming, and I still want to make a better belt, but you get the picture. The boy is wearing a Yoda backpack. It’s this hilarious item:
Lately I’ve been making these snagless stitch markers for knitting projects. Of course, one only needs so many stitch markers on hand, so now that I have better photos and have them watermarked, I’m just about ready to post these to my Etsy shop, http://www.etsy.com/shop/MarissaMadeIt. I used to make stitch markers with jump rings, and was often annoyed at how the yarn (especially sock or lace weight) would get stuck in the tiny opening. Snagless markers = problem solved!
It seems that it’s kind of necessary to have a blog these days, if you have anything out there that you want people to notice. Well, I’ve (finally, most people who know me would say) started an Etsy shop, and this blog goes right along with it.
Well, it seems I’ve forgotten to introduce myself. My name is Marissa, and I’m pleased to make your acquaintance. In college I majored in International Studies, with lots of languages on the side, so it only makes sense that now, after years of studying and traveling and living abroad, I’m a full-time mom in San Francisco. I spent most of my twenties teaching English in Japan and San Francisco, then studied Court Interpreting, and now I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I have the feeling it has something to do with craft and design, but I don’t know which medium yet. You see, I’m multi-craftual, with my sticky little fingers in all sorts of projects; knitting, crochet, sewing, beading, felt, etc.
Anyway, welcome to my blog, where I imagine I’ll chat about my crafting endeavors, and stories about my kids will probably sneak in as well. Oh, and before I forget, the name of my Etsy shop is Marissa Made It.