I haven’t written in so long. I actually have some entries typed up but haven’t gotten around to posting them. Not a lot of craft related things have happened in my life.
Until now that is. I went in for surgery last month and it turns out that the nurse assigned to me was actually working on her 18th annual craft show. She wasn’t even supposed to come in that day. She happened to see my crocheted purse that I made (pattern is here) and she happened to like it. She invited me to join her show.
Now I’m racing to prepare a good inventory to bring. The show is this weekend and I have only a few items made. I still have to get something to display my smaller items and attach tags with my business info. I go in for another surgery in six hours so I’ll bring my stuff to work on.
I’ll post pictures of the things I’ve made later.
After this I’m taking a break from crochet for a little while. It’s hell on my hands and there’s yarn everywhere in my room.
I had heard of Pinterest but I had never really known what it was about. I signed up for a swap on Swap Bot and took the opportunity to sign up for Pinterest. After the weird sign up process (I have to request an invite, seriously?), I added the Pin it button and cruised around on some of my favorite sites. I found a chainmaille pendant that I really wanted to make and so I added it to a board I had created unoriginally labeled ‘Things I want to make.
The next day I receive several emails notifying me that this person liked my pin or that this person “re-pinned” my pin. Most were people I had never met. I then decided to pin some thing I made in a board called “Things I’ve Made.” (again boring but at least you know what it’s about.) Again the same thing happened people were actively looking at my pins. It was so cool. Now I think I’ve got another way to promote my Etsy store. At least when I have something to promote there.
Anyway, you can find me here on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/thezaftiglatina/
My latest obsession is Artist Trading Cards. At 3.5” x 2.5” ATCs, as they are called, are miniature works of art. I’ve never been much of an artist. I like to doodle but sometimes I have no inspiration at all. While researching ATCs, I stumbled upon Swap-Bot.com. There you can join different types of swaps with different types of people from all over the world. I’ve mostly looked at the ATC section and I’ve found plenty of inspiration there. Currently I’m enrolled in eight different ATC swaps. The themes vary from superheroes to Greek mythology. It helps having prompts and I can still put my own twist on things.
Here are some ATCs that I’ve already swapped.
Right now I’m sticking to color pencils but I’m going to experiment with other media.
If you’re like me then you hate finding a really interesting blog and noticing that the author has not posted in a very long time. Most first-time bloggers do stop writing consistently after awhile. I’m guilty of this myself. This blog has been through so many reincarnations and style changes that I finally decided to scrap the whole thing and start over again. This is a new slate.
So welcome to