Saturday, January 17, 2015

Trade School Indianapolis 2015 Launch

My Teaching Fellow bio
 I am excited to have been chosen as a Trade School Indianapolis Teaching Fellow. What does that mean?  I will teach a series of knit and crochet classes with Trade School Indianapolis.  If you haven't heard of them, be sure to check them out.  A wide variety of classes are offered and students provide items that the teacher asks for as barter items.
My Yarn Tasting table for the Launch Event

New this year is the opportunity
for students to become TSI members.  One of the benefits of membership is advance notice of upcoming classes.  Members can pay between $1.00- $25.00.

I have a TSI "page".  Click the tab above for more information.
Little hands "tasting" yarn

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Delivery Day!

Starting a project and then delivering it are my favorite parts of selling hand knitted and crocheted items.  To see the delight on the face of the person as they try on their item or share with me how excited their child/grandchild was to receive an item is just great! 

Since taking this on full-time in October I have had the following:

Paid orders-
              15 - Crocheted hats
              10 - Crocheted dolls
                3 - Knitted cowls
                 1- pair of Knitted finger less gloves 
                 1 - Crocheted infinity scarf

Donated items-
              22 - Crocheted Santa hats to my grandson's preschool
                      classmates and teachers 

And then there are the family orders-
             14 - Crocheted cars
             15 - Crocheted hats
               1 - pair of crocheted slippers
               2 - Knitted hats
               1 - Crocheted blanket
               2 - Crocheted Infinity scarves
               2 - Knitted cowls

Display items-
               6 - Knitted Rainbow dolls

Wow,  I have been busy!

To everyone who has placed an order, paid for an order, received an order, expressed an interest in ordering, I thank you!

I currently have 2 orders to complete. 

I am working on something BIG to be displayed at the Pike Library Branch for the month of February. 

My classes at Michaels are picking up.

The College Ave Stitchers group has resumed. 

I am a Teaching Fellow with Trade School Indianapolis.

I definitely made the right decision at the right time to focus on my knit and crochet career.

It's all about teaching, showing and selling. 

I am anxiously looking forward to what 2015 has in store for me !


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Rainbow Babies Display


I created a new display for the College Avenue Library.  It is titled "Rainbow Babies".  It includes knitted dolls and will be on display through the end of January.  The FREE pattern is courtesy of Jean Greenhowe.  Check out the website.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Upcoming Events

I wanted to share info about my upcoming events.

* Saturday, January 10th from 11-3 there is an Open House at Michaels.  ALL classes will be 50% off.  Be sure to register THAT day either in person or online.  Check the calendar (to the right) to get details about my class schedule.

* Thursday, January 15th is the 2015 Launch for Trade School Indianapolis.  I am a Teaching Fellow and will be at this event.  I will offer a Yarn Tasting.  This is a hands-on opportunity to learn about yarn, needles, hooks, etc.  Check their website for more information.        Trade School Indianapolis.
I have added a Trade School Indianapolis page (see tabs at the top) where I will post information about Trade School Indianapolis (TSI)
* Saturday, January 24th from 4-6 I will offer a 2nd Yarn Night at Michaels.  This one is to introduce Lion's Pride Woolspun yarn and Brandagram Patterns.  The cost is $5.00 and I will provide some of the Brandagram Patterns. 

I hope you'll be able to join me at one or more of these events.