Market Recap

Boy oh boy am I tired. I think I’d be tired even if I wasn’t making a human at the moment.

This weekend I was so fortunate to be in my first Rose City Etsy Team Market. It was Mistletoe Market at Walkerville Brewery and it was awesome!

Rose City Etsy Team is Windsor’s first Etsy team and this was only their 2nd show. I was blown away with both the guests and other vendors. Everyone was so kind and supportive. It was amazing to feel part of the Windsor maker community.

The show started on Friday and set up was great. We had lots of time. I had planned my table out before hand so it was easy enough to just set it all up.

Well – the turn out was amazing! I didn’t have a chance to take a picture of my table at the end of night one… but here’s what it looked like by the time we closed on Saturday.

I almost completely sold out! I even got some custom orders. Plus I have another show in 2 weeks – which means I have a lot of crocheting to do.

Before I go grab my yarn I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the market and looked and purchased and took a card. It was awesome to meet so many cool people. Plus a huge thank you goes to Anissa and Sarah for all their work planning the event. It was amazing!

Okay – I have to go crochet!

Kitchen Scrubbies – Free Crochet Pattern

A couple of years ago my grandmother gifted me a set of crocheted kitchen scrubbies with a little Christmas package. We started using them to wash our dishes right away and really liked them so I thought I should make some. I looked up some patterns online for inspiration and made a few versions until I finally came up with a version of my own.

Nylon and Cotton Scrubbies
Double Sided Kitchen Scrubby – Free Crochet Pattern

If you’ve seen these scrubbies before you know they are usually made of a nylon that is abrasive but not too harsh. I thought it would be helpful to make one side nylon and the other side cotton so it’s an all in one scrubber. Read more

Square Slippers – Free Crochet Pattern

square slippers 1I have taught quite a few people how to crochet and they often want to make slippers. But when learning to crochet, working the round and maintaining a consistent tension can be difficult and can lead to two different sized slippers.

So I started making slippers from squares. You just need to crochet a square and then sew it up at the end. The pattern below is for a Woman’s size 8, but can be adjusted very easily with two measurements. Read more