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Hey Michigan peeps! You will be able to find me and all my woolen goodies at the Whip Stitch Art Fair. 

Hey Michigan peeps! You will be able to find me and all my woolen goodies at the Whip Stitch Art Fair. 

Stache-it!

Do you love it? I do, Mrs. Akers was fantastic and she has made my card stocks for my mustache pins.

Oh how it feels so good to have something look so amazing and official.  This little Mitten Made journey has been absolutely wonderful, and has been well received from everyone. Thanks so much tumblr peeps for your support, re-blogs and well wishes over the past few months. 

Crochet has been such a huge part of my life, I do love sharing it with you!

Thank you Sarah!

Michigan Mitten Love

I spent yesterday working on some michigan change purses. 

Chocolate brown and blue

Dark Brown and Cream, a traditional silhouette one you would find on cameo’s

And some funky fun with a teal and orange, these colors pop just the right way together.

Lansing Center with the GAFBO

So yeah we arrived slightly late to the Lansing center, just before the crowed showed up. I was met by John from GAFBO. Super friendly and ready to share in the love of roller derby and mustache and beards. 

What was at your disposal at this event

Derby Girl tees

Beer/wine

Food

Band

DJ

and of course roller derby

there were families young peeps, old peeps it was fantastic. Some of my new customers and GAFBO members

These three were the cutest little girls with staches that night. 

We also saw some amazing derby

Here the jammers made some amazing moves.

There was only one instance were there was some injury. a lot of love for these girls!

Please be sure to check out the GAFBO website for there up and coming charity event in April. 

http://sites.google.com/site/gafbousa/

If you know someone who loves beards, or has one be sure to check it out.

Weekend @ the DUCF 2010

It’s finally come and gone so fast, all at once. It started on Saturday for me around 6:30 am, I had only fallen asleep 4.5 hours before and found myself not ready to face the day. 

repacking merchandise and table decor two times before I loaded my truck, a friend of mine came to help me load in at the Fillmore and hanging out with me for the day. Parking was easy and the Handmade Detroit team did a fantastic job on organization and things to think of. 

When I was done my table looked slightly like this

The photo is slightly dark. I sold plenty of apple cozies, flower brooches, and mustache pins. 

the gates on saturday opened promptly at 10 am, I found myself sleepy and out of it. I met some fantastic peeps and made some fantastic purchases. 

These I purchased for erica, they are vegan friendly, and though she is straight edge I thought the alcohol flavors of them would be most excellent mostly because they did not have shirley temple scents.

Mid day I tried to drink caffeine but yet again I had a heavy duty need for nap time. (siestas need to be enforced I feel)

people came and went all day. @ the end of the day I went home and had some beers, crochet some more and fell asleep. Sunday was much more eventful, I was awake and well rested. though by  myself most of the day I had a great time. 

If interested in the DUCF vendors and you are out of state or even did not make it due to lame things like work check out handmadedetroit.com find the link for DUCF and check out the vendors list, click on the ones you fancy most of them have an etsy page and  Support Your Local Peeps!

Ciao!

xoxox

Granny is as Granny does

Today I decided to bite it and give a granny a go… I pulled out some cotton yarns I have been stock piling for other things. and started in on a placemat. You know something that I can finish in a day and not get board. 

So here is a small photo of it. its three high and four wide. small little squares. I thought for sure I would mess this up some how, and I did. self fulfilling prophecy maybe. I am out of the red. :(

so tomorrow I will make my way to some yarn shops. It’s difficult yarn shopping when it’s so hot out. 

Plain, change, & zippers

Here are all the newest change purses I have created. I have a total now of around 40 plain change purse.. Colors range, from dark to bright, zippers vary and so do the linings. I hope to post these soon.

Ciao! 

xoxo

Zippers

I got them in today. ZIPPERS!

Super pumped to get these in, I got them just in time. 

So much to make, I love having two different peeps to order from. They send different colors. I scored a brown zipper this time, I also recieved a peach color zipper kind of rare at least in this size. 

Now I am waiting on felt and embroidery thread. Packages are fun! I don’t care if I have to pay for people to send me things, I love getting them. 

These zippers are from kandcsupplies.etsy.com she has a selection of sizes in zippers from 2 inches up to 15 inches. They are YKK end closed.. 

Oh and it’s cheaper to purchase zippers from etsy vendors! craft stores sell these around 2 dollars a zipper, and on average I pay less than a dollar for each zipper.

thingiesilike:

via a lovely thing:

Not to be out done, a crafty knitter whipped up a pair of fiber panniers complete with vintage knitting bag handles. Love the creativity!


This person is someone I could hang out with! knit on!

thingiesilike:

via a lovely thing:

Not to be out done, a crafty knitter whipped up a pair of fiber panniers complete with vintage knitting bag handles. Love the creativity!

This person is someone I could hang out with! knit on!

The New-Ness Of Mitten Made

I recently have been busy getting ready for craft shows and Street Fairs. I have some fantastic new pieces I have been working on.

some new change purses and a fantastic shrug a vintage pattern with a twist. It looks great in sparrows egg blue but better in a traditional black. If I could get Sarah to just model it for me. :P

I will also be making a set of cute baby booties and diaper covers with felt cut outs sewn on them. 

Baby booties, a great teal color with cute little green buttons.baby maryjanes really…

Another owl change purse this one updated. cut face!

Anchors a way! Yeah a Nautical change purse.

I love Day of the Dead art, so I had to do my own little version

Wedding Bells! something old, something new, something borrowed, & something blue

so that’s a little update of all the things I am working on. The photo’s have been not so amazing I am unsure of how too download and edit photo’s on this laptop. :/ I need to get my own lap top soon.