There's something to be said for implementing. Okay maybe a bit more than just something. Its absolutely necessary to real growth because accumulating a bunch of "helpful" knowledge that you don't use is a little useless.
With my recent revisiting of jewelry-making you had to know that I would come across this book as I was researching techniques.
While it's been on my shelf for awhile I felt compelled to pick it up and finally give it a closer look that I'll now share with you...
I just wanted to drop a quick note to you about a change I'll be making on the blog from now on. I don't plan on going back to my archives and changing it (but that doesn't mean I won't change my mind on that point later...) This ought to make a little more sense in the flow of the blog's featured posts.
It comes as a little bit of a sighing matter to me when I think about it. Four years ago I opened my little shop under FTHWRKS (Faith Works) on Etsy and nearly all of my product was bath and beauty related. I had a bit of a limited stock that first month, mostly bath salts samples, some perfumes, bath vinegars, and room mists.
Now that I have expanded, re-branded and I'm fostering a lot of growth I find that area of the business isn't ready to move forward quite yet...
So... this post is going up just in the nic of time! But trust me, waiting all day for it it's going to be that much juicier because I have some last minute additions that just plain rock & roll!
Hint - I'm diving into the use of video so that should be an interesting little adventure!
You can easily imagine what made me pick up this book. To be honest I believe I found it in a bargain section of a non-bookstore, and as a bit of a frugal Fanny I had to have it. While I pride myself on being able to "pick them" (books that is) I didn't happen to know a lot about the art before I picked this one up. Given all of the re-branding, re-vamps and just stepping up a notch with my work I opted to read this book (finally).
Squshies are made by me and my husband. We are a team of artistic weirdos who love animation and character design. We started making things for sale due to the difficulty of finding "real" work, and are finding it quite addictive. We've combined our love for cartoons and animals to create the Squshies, felt animal characters who each come with their own crazy background stories. Our goal is to keep expanding our menagerie of felt critters and finding new and fun ways for them to be enjoyed.
Last week's post prepared you for your official venture into plarn-making. I covered some helpful tips and laid out what materials and tools you would need.
This week I'm getting to the down & dirty, nitty gritty. A full photo tutorial of how to make your first ball of plarn!
It's that time again...time to chatter away about one of my favorite tools and get the quick & dirty, knitty gritty on the subject.
This month (as you've noticed) is all about spinning, so naturally this post is all about the drop spindle.
I've been talking and thinking about spinning a lot so far this month. I've even taken it upon myself to offer up tidbits about learning to spin yourself and a few months back how to make your own top whorl drop spindle. It only seemed fitting that this month's craft/art form feature be about spinning as well!
So what is spinning anyway, come on and follow along my little journey through history...