Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Putting myself out there

I finally got the gumption to put my craft business out there for the world to see.  While I'm still new to being a business owner, I feel confident that I can offer a high quality product for people to enjoy for years to come.  Interested?  Then follow me on over to Facebook.  Here's my url:  https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Diamond-Street-Crafts/146055252134470

Up until now, I've been fairly reserved about putting myself out there for fear that one, I wouldn't be able to offer a high quality product, and two, fearing that not having a decent amount of stock on hand, would make me look foolish for trying.  (Big sigh of relief here)  I'm not really sure what took me so long to start promoting myself, but at this stage in my crafting career, I feel that no time is better than the present.  So for a teaser, here are a couple of my recent completed projects.

You can find more of my work on my new Facebook craft page.  Thanks for visiting my new site!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Flu, Sports, and Crafts oh my!

Wow!  What a whirlwind these last few weeks have been.  It literally snowed almost every single day in April this year.  Hopefully, Mother Nature has gotten it all out of her system now.  Just as I was starting to cruise along in a great motivating spring workout routine.....BAM!  My entire family was thrown to the floor with the flu.  I was getting excited last week thinking that after 3-4 weeks of everyone being sick, I had escaped it.  Of course that's not how it goes, as we mom's all know.  So, I respectfully stood in line for my turn as well.  *Sigh*  Thankfully, with the timeliness of the snow and flu, (if there is ever such a thing) we didn't have to worry about missing any little league practices....because they were all cancelled!  Gotta love spring mud season in the mountains.  While I didn't get very many any (let's be honest here) workouts in, I did find time to devote more of my attention to crafting more fun hats.  I've been slowly teaching myself to crochet over the past year or so, and have been successful with a few very basic stitches.  However, I've also been itching to broaden my horizons, and learn some new techniques.  A great website out there, The Art of Crochet by Theresa on You Tube, has some awesome teaching videos for both left and right handers.  The creative juices are flowing again, and I'm super excited to try my hand at some of her patterns.  I must admit, I've become a bit of a yard addict, and my husband cringes whenever we get anywhere near my favorite store, JoAnn Fabrics.  Lucky for us, the nearest store is two hours away, ha ha!  But now that it's finally May and we have grass again, I also look forward to dusting off the grill, spending time outside with my boys, baseball, and start preparing the yard for our yet elusive summer.  Stay tuned for more recipes geared toward fun in the sun, as well as pics of my newest hat creations!