Randomosity

My across-the-street neighbors had a party yesterday; either there was a car dress code or they randomly happen to have a large number of friends with silver SUVs. — I really need to weed my front yard. It’s getting embarrassing again, and the friends who helped me reclaim it a …

Sunday Showcase: Mugs

I’m not sure if I like to make mugs because I also collect mugs, or if I collect mugs as a side effect from making so many mugs…..! But really, one of my favorite things to make (and one of my favorite things to buy, especially if I’m travelling and …

Giving back/paying it forward

I’ve never had the kind of money set aside where I could do random large donations to charities or non-profits that represent something I believe in, so to offset that lack I’ve always tried to be generous with my time. I’ve volunteered at many organizations here and there throughout the …

Hellloooo, lovely!

My knitting mojo has taken a bit of a vacation. It’s a combination of I’m mostly working on large projects which don’t finish easy, and I’m not feeling the love for any of them. I’m knitting a pair of socks for a friend, but am worried they’re too tight. Which …

Rackin’ Frackin’ Ric-Rac

Yarn: Mind’s Eye Yarns Pattern:¬†Ric-Rac Rib Socks¬†by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott Started: May 12, 2013 Completed: June 15, 2013 Notes: A little more narcoleptic than I’d thought they’d be (I kept forgetting which row I was on, and it was a 4 row pattern) but I love them! The …

Help me, I’m buried in email

Oh, Gmail. You might have thought it was helpful to start dividing into five tabbed categories, but really, that just gives me five times as many lost things that I can’t find or answer. Ten, if you count both work and personal email. Have I not gotten back to you? …

This Week in HaldeCraft

Technically this update has been a few weeks in the making. But my schedule is getting back under control and I’m happy to get back to my weekly routine! This week there’s something for everyone, whether you like yarn, soap, or ceramics. In ceramics there are several restocks, including Marie …

Bad cat! Now I have to have a sale!

Who likes a surprise sale first thing in the morning? Thanks to Pretty Princess cat (pictured here snuggling her sadly-now-passed-on Old Dog), I need a new camera. Sure, I could start a Kickstarter campaign, but for just a $300 camera?! So I‚Äôve decided to put all hand lotion and lip …

Seasonal Soap

It’s Autumn (finally) and that means it’s time for my Seasonal Soap to start rolling in. So far I have, in sets, acorns, brains, Halloween images, and cornucopias, and in full-sized bars I have Alien heads and skulls. Fragrances include Applejack, Autumn Harvest, Candy Corn, Carrot Cake, Cranberry, Cranberry Chutney, …

Product testers needed!

Ask yourself the following questions: Are you one of my regular customers? Are you a spinner? Do you have time to spin two ounces of pencil roving before November 15th? Do you have time to answer a handful of questions about the roving after you’re done spinning? Does the following …