Wednesday, March 30, 2016


  I know there are a lot of things that are fads and people go on and on about them until they become more hyped-up than they should be.  Most of those are about drinks or meal replacements that will help you become thinner faster than anything else ever could.  I have been hearing more and more about people drinking rose water.  That is pretty much a tea made with rose petals.  I was starting to do some research on if any of the claims are true about the benefits when I found this article.  Soma and Juice Served here are putting their efforts into their own Rose Water that also helps a worthy cause.  I wish I lived closer to the L.A. area and could get some in store.

   I also finished the first in the set of fingerless mitts that I'm testing the pattern for.  They are not done in the picture, but I finished them soon after I took it.

   Knitters and Crocheters Care used to meet here at Uniquities every 4th Saturday of the month in the classroom space above the shop.  Then the price of the extra room started to outweigh how useful it was so they let it go.  It has now turned into The Heartfelt Craft Shop which seems like a really cool idea.  I hope they stick around for a while.
  I still need to find buttons for the baby surprise jacket.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Almost my Birthday!

 My birthday is on Sunday and usually I know where I want to go, but this year I was having some problems.  I then thought it would be a lot of fun to try somewhere new and remembered where I used to love to go. I talked about it in my old post Buffets Everywhere.

  In this picture you can also see that Super Buffet has also changed names, though a peak in the window shows that their food hasn't changed.
  You can see in this picture that AnnanGol isn't opened.  Their sign says they should be, but I didn't see anyone inside and the doors were locked.  I hope they aren't closed forever.  Guess I will have to pick somewhere else.

   I am still working on things, I swear.  I took this picture after realizing that I missed how to do row 40 on these mitts.  I noticed after I had done another 6 rows on top of it.  I was putting off having to rip back, so I took a picture of my stuff at the waiting room while my car was getting serviced.
  I got all the rows taken out and started back in the right direction before my car was done.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Kitties are live!


  I feel kind of bad since I was so excited to get these done and then I didn't finish them in a very timely manner.  The January Kitties Fur a Cause are now listed in my Etsy shop.  I know I have a secondary Etsy shop I made just for selling things to raise money for charity, but it has been inactive for so long that I don't know if anyone would notice them or not.
  I'm also thinking of having more fun, but not distracting colors for background when I take photos.  So many on my Etsy shop have plain white backgrounds and I feel they are so much more boring than some of the other shops I browse.
  I am also not going to list all three months at once.  I have read many times that really successful Etsy sellers list a few things at a time instead of everything all at once.  It gets your items listed in the "new" area more often and some new people might see your things for the first time.
  Let's hope lots of people get to see these cuties.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


  I'm testing a pattern for a friend. I don't know what it is, but it makes me feel special to test a pattern.  Maybe because I get to see it before the general public?

   This is mine after I finished the hem and also the first three cable rows.  Anyone who has been around here for a while knows that I have a real problem sticking to a pattern.  For tests I am a lot better at it, but when I saw this I wondered why she did the top of the arrows the way she did them.
  Maybe she wanted to keep them simple?  I wasn't sure, so I asked her if she was up for suggestions on the cables or if she really liked them.  I didn't want to go in and tell her to change things if she had gotten them exactly the way she wanted.  Most testing isn't about telling someone how to make their pattern but to tell them if the numbers work out or not.  Like in my shawl pattern where I had you go from 28 stitches to magically needing 32 on the next row.
  She said that she was up for suggestions so I worked out a chart for her.  They are just easier for me to get out of my head than trying to do written directions.  She tested out a strip of just the cable pattern and said she really liked the changes I made.  She also mentioned that she might make a few tweets to the changes I made, but it is her pattern and I would have been fine if she hadn't used any of my suggestions.

   I also feel really silly for not posting this a while ago!  This was my big order to e.l.f. where I got all the eyeshadow brushes and eye-lid primers for the make-up bags.  I had planned on finishing these a lot sooner than I am, but I am still working on it.
  I also have the rest of the tinted lip balms coming to me in the mail.  There was some kind of mix-up between me and the person who offered to send them all to me, but I think we are all set now.  I can't wait to show those off next!