Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Busy Day

It was 10 cent listing day at eBay.ca. So, my thoughts of going through my craft section in the basement *someday* took form, and I spent hours and hours going through boxes, cartons and bags and finally listing several auctions of yarn, dolls and crochet and plastic canvas patterns. If shipping seems a little scary, please understand, I am entering the estimated weight/size/destination of the package at Canada Post and they are telling me to ask the $17. If I've overestimated the weight and the shipping is less, I WILL most cheerfully re-imburse any difference over 50 cents. Not all my auctions have the same shipping! Patterns (unless you get a lot) are still fairly cheap to send!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Facebook and Animal Gift Bags

I'm kinda liking Facebook. I've managed to find two people I went to grade school with (yikes, was it REALLY 27 years ago???!) and about 3 or 4 people I went to high school with. It'd be easier to find more if I knew some married names...

The first pattern in my Animal Gift Bags is the Lion Stocking/Gift Bag shown below. Pattern is available in my Etsy store for $3.95. Because it is a 'special' pattern, it will not be available on my site, and therefore is not part of a membership.

Also, coming soon, the return of my Club Pack Membership. I am ironing out details as per price/quantity of patterns, so stay tuned. For a short time (at least--I may continue this one) the year long membership will still be available, for $30, you will receive all new patterns on my site, a minimum of 4 each month, for 1 year. 48 patterns in all.

For the Lion Stocking and for the Year Membership, you can use the buttons on the side.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Off to the wizarding world...

Where I'll be till probably sometime tomorrow! I'm currently following Ron, Harry and Hermione, and won't say where they're at or what they're doing.
And when our adventure is over, I STILL won't say where they've been or what they've done. I'll let you find that out for yourself!

Friday, July 20, 2007

I have a picture of ME

After joining Facebook and having friends tell me the question mark really did not resemble me in the least, I finally decided to let someone take my picture. The photographer? My 9yo daughter. She did want me to look directly at the camera, but I persuaded her to let me NOT look directly at the camera. I personally like a more natural look.

So....this is me...in my overgrown garden. Although this year it's overgrown with tomato plants and pumpkin vines instead of weeds. And itsy-bitsy baby pumpkins beginning to grow!
This weekend is yet another big weekend. Last weekend I dragged...er...took...my family to see the latest Harry Potter movie. Yes, I am a BIG fan. My 9yo knows this, and even made me a card to celebrate: Happy Harry Potter Day. On the inside: Please, don't make us watch any more Harry Potter Movies.
I had to break the news that there were still 2 more coming...
This weekend? The last book, of course. I read that JK Rowling cried while she wrote the last chapter. I fully understand. I've written (though never, ever published) short stories and a couple of novellas, and at the end have felt like I was saying goodbye to dear friends. Which is only a small part of what Ms. Rowling must be feeling.
I also read that some dishonest people have posted pictures of the pages of the book on the net. I can't believe any real fan would even think about downloading those. A real fan would wait for The Day. Anticipation is part of the fun.
So...I'll be lost in the Wizarding World this weekend. Or for a day at least. Depends on if I break to eat and/or feed my family.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

And we have a winner....

Only one person was brave enough to leave a comment about the Pit Next Door (see previous post Life Beside the Pit), and she now wins a 3 month subscription for patterns! Christal, please drop me a line at crochetsal (at) yahoo (dot) com so I can contact you about your prize. Congratulations! And thanks for catering to my impulsive silliness!

I WILL have a more rational, thought-out contest soon, so keep watching!

BTW, if you've noticed my poll at the side, I've been considering lately re-starting my old Club Pack Membership, with a bit of a difference. The ideas given in the poll are rough ideas, I just want to get an idea of how popular this would be. Just think: you would pick and choose your patterns so you won't get 'stuck with' doily patterns if you're just not into doilies, or doll patterns if you're not into them!

So if you have a moment, please let me know your thoughts on this by clicking on your choice in the poll.