Christmas Crochet Along & Giveaway

November 25, 2013 in Just News

Christmas CAL 2013Make one or more of the Riot of Daisies Christmas ornament patterns and share them on Ravelry or Facebook to enter to win one of three gift certificates for a free copy of any Riot of Daisies pattern.

How to Enter

  1. Finish one or more of the following Christmas ornament patterns: Holly Berry Ornament, Mistletoe Ornament, Snowball Ornament.
  2. Share a your finished project with the Riot of Daisies Ravelry group in the Christmas Crochet Along thread or share a picture on the Riot of Daisies Facebook Page.
  3. You may enter once per pattern on both Ravelry and Facebook so that’s six chances to enter!

Rules

  1. Winners will be selected December 28th by random drawing and be announced on both Facebook and Ravelry.
  2. No purchase necessary, all the patterns are free.
  3. Each entrant can only win one prize.

The Argument for the Preservation of Knitting

November 16, 2013 in Just News

This video perfectly explains why I love designing crochet.  I often explain to people how the mathematical aspect of the craft is what I find the most fun.  I’ve actually written formulas similar to what this video shows to express certain aspects of crochet.  Well said Eleanor!

My New Project Table

September 12, 2013 in Just News

I haven’t been doing much designing work the last three weeks because I’ve been working on a different project. My studio space is rather limited in our two bedroom apartment. With me doing designing full-time, the dining table was perpetually covered in photography equipment. I desperately needed some work space of my own so I can shoot photos as I’m working. With this in mind, a few weeks ago I visited the local thrift store. The shop is very small and is in an old one bedroom house in the historic downtown. The owner, Elizabeth is fabulous and also a huge enabler of all my creative projects.

When I told her what I was looking for, she made a beeline for this table. It’s a drop leaf dining table which means when not in use I can fold it down to the size of a console table, or when I need the extra space I can pop up one or both sides. The only problem was that it was not in great shape. Along the edges the wood veneer had been chipped away in several places.

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It was marked at $50, but being the enabler that she is she gave it to me for $15. Who could resist? So I dragged it home and for the last three weeks I have been stripping, patching, sanding and painting. It’s not the prettiest thing ever but I’ve double my work space, and now I can do in progress shots as I’m working which will make getting the patterns out the door that much more quickly.

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