One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

....from the handiwork journal

It's a long shot, but if any of my crocheting followers have this yarn, and want to get rid of it (could barter too), I am looking for more of it.

It has been discontinued.  Pisgah yarn and dye, #198 Black Cherry (cotton, a variation of pinks, gray, black and white).  I've had a request for a set of hot pads, but I don't have enough of it to make another set.

....working on this beaded crocheted bracelet now.

. . . finished these two orders and got them shipped.

. . . and this bracelet.  I'm working on bracelets to stock up for the fall holiday craft show.  One person had to back out of her order (left her husband and doesn't have the money), and the other hasn't responded).

....spray painting more clipboards.  If you are making these, now is a good time to buy the pens for them.  They are on sale for $1.00 with school starting.  They need a few more coats of paint, and then I start painting a few more.

....still working on a set of hot pads.  Last piece to finish before I crochet them together.

....starting to make us some new washcloths, but with a new pattern.  The pattern is free online - Moss Stitch Washcloth (The Stitchin Mommy). I'm going to make more this winter for the camper too.

(old photo, but you get the idea)
....cutting up more egg cartons for campfire fire starters.


knittingaddict said...

This is my favorite pot holder pattern. Have you made these?

Faith said...

No yarn to help, I don't think I've ever even bough Pisgah.???? I like Simply Soft, and Soft Secret and don't have much of those anymore. I'd like to hear more about your craft journey, how you sell and prepare for the craft fairs.

Carol said...

I bought some stuff yesterday to begin making a few necklaces that I hope to sell online. I need extra money and I do not want to have to work outside of the home.

Kristina said...

knitting addict, yes but it's been a long time since I've made that style.

Kristina said...

Thanks Faith, I bought that yarn in a yarn company close out and got lots of goodies, but that supply is running out now.

Kristina said...

Carol, I'm going to make some necklaces also. I just need a trip to the craft store.

Sheryl said...

Hi Kristina hope someone has some of the wool for you,its such a pretty colour.
I love all your beautiful work ,those bracelets are gorgeous,you are a very clever lady my friend,hope you have a lovely day xx

Kristina said...

Thank you Sheryl!