r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

July 31, 2009

August Shopping Extravaganza

This weekend - August 1-3 - is the Civic Holiday weekend in Canada.

That means Sale Time in all 3 of my shops!

ennadoolf for handmade goods - dolls, knitting nancy sets (corkers), Barbie clothes, knitted cozies, scarves, hats and more

PatternsAndSuch for plastic canvas patterns, craft sewing patterns, knitting and crochet patterns, and fabrics and crafting supplies too

VintageAndSuch for vintage military items, post cards, Girl Guide scarves and uniforms, Canadiana, British royalty and more

Be sure to enter the words "civic holiday" in the Notes to Seller when you make your purchase on Etsy and I'll make sure you receive a refund via paypal for 20% off your purchase price before shipping.

This sale is taking place as part of the August Weekend Shopping Extravaganza sponsored by the Etsy Supply Street Team (Team ESST) from August 1st - August 2nd (though mine will be extended to the end of the day August 3rd!)

Happy Shopping!!

July 29, 2009

Wednesday Wonder - MountainsideCrochet's squidoo lens

MountainsideCrochet tells me that her Squidoo is a web page they call a lens that focuses on a single topic, usually about your 'passions' – somewhat like a one-page blog.

She's featured my Patterns And Such shop, so I took a look at her Squidoo and it's pretty cool!

July 25, 2009

Free Pattern - Patons Canadiana Slippers

Back on May 30th, I promised that if I could find the classic vintage slippers pattern I've always used, that I would post it here.

Well I found it.
And I scanned it.
And now I'm posting it!

Everyone has their favourite patterns.

For me, they are patterns from back in the 60s and 70s - free patterns by Patons for Canadiana yarn. I think I knit this slipper pattern exclusively for years! I didn't knit anything else. Just slippers.

If you'd rather buy knitted items than knit them, then you should check out my etsy shop! ennadoolf.etsy.com with a Knitting Boutique featuring handknit scarves, hats, dishcloths and more .. plus my own knitting patterns.
And if you want me to make you slippers, contact me!

July 22, 2009

Wednesday Wonder - Peridot arrived!

Peridot Arrived!

And she's much more beautiful in person than what you see in the photo.

A huge thank you to Donna of DZFantasy who had a contest to name Peridot on her dzfantasy blog.

And thanks to all who voted for the name Peridot so that she was sent to me.

July 19, 2009

Golf, Cars, and ... Knitting

Yes, that describes my Sunday!

Watching the PGA golf tournament in Scotland on tv.
Saw a tv commercial for Canadian Tire of a guy in a car...

...and it looks like a cute little knitted bird hanging from the rearview mirror!

So, there we have it: golf, cars and knitting!
I wonder if there will be a big rush on people buying little knitted birds! If so, you should check out NattyKnits on etsy - she makes adorable little birds and things!

And the commercial, by the way, is great! The man is driving along just jiving to the beat of a song on the radio and when he turns the car off, the car keeps bumping and knocking and we realize its the car! not a drum beat or whatever for the song. LOL So the car needs to be serviced - where else? at Canadian Tire.

At least that car is rocking a cute bird hanging from the rearview mirror!!

July 18, 2009

Home County Folk Festival

Home County Folk Festival
Londons longest running free admission music festival.
July 17 -19, 2009
The Home County Folk Festival has been a tradition for the past 35 years, bringing together generations and transforming Victoria Park into an exciting family celebration of music, dance, and the arts.
With over 132 performances, be energized by the fusion of sounds from regional, national and international talent in folk/rock, blues, bluegrass,Celtic and Acadian.
And enjoy over 150 crafters and artisans while sampling on a variety of foods.

July 14, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Team ESST Contest

My Patterns And Such Etsy shop is a member of Team ESST. The ESST stands for Etsy Supplies Street Team.

Team ESST is challenging its members to a contest!

So I'm in!

Our challenge is to increase our followers. So if you've been reading my blog but haven't yet signed up to be a follower - this is your chance! As of the start date of the contest (July 10th), I had 39 followers. Lets see how high we can get that, okay?

I hope all my fellow team members increase their followers too. In a contest like this, there are only winners!

Don't forget about all the great sales in my Patterns And Such shop, too!

July 12, 2009

I designed it myself: My New Purse

I just had this urge to make a new purse.
My sister gave me these wooden handles a long time ago and I was going to knit a purse or two, but suddenly on Friday night, I cut out and sewed a purse with one of the handles. It wasn't lined or anything as it was just a test.

After it was done, I mulled about it and thought about how to line it to make it better and how to sew it to hide all the seams. And then on Saturday I made this one.
I really do like it. Its been suggested that I use different fabric if I plan to make more for my shop. And I certainly have lots of fabric! So we'll see if this design makes it to my Etsy shop [ ennadoolf.etsy.com ] or not. If it does, you'll certainly read about it here!
Oh, and I just love that button! I picked it up at a yard sale on Saturday a.m. in a small bag of buttons. How lucky is that?

July 10, 2009

Weekend Deals - July 10th to 12th

Weekend Deals - July 10th to 12th 2009

Include the promo code "weekend deals" and you will get:
20% OFF your purchase price before shipping!
Hope your summer is going well!!

July 08, 2009

Free Shipping and Christmas in July

What do free shipping and Christmas have in common?

The makings of a sale!

Many shops on Etsy.com are having a Christmas in July sale and my shop - Patterns And Such - is taking part.

Many of my patterns have FREE WorldWide SHIPPING! CLICK HERE

AND, * ALL * Plastic Canvas Patterns have FREE WorldWide SHIPPING!

July 07, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Vintage

Here are some great new listings from members of the Vintage Team on Etsy. Click on the above items to visit the various shops.
Brought to you by VintageAndSuch.etsy.com

July 05, 2009

Definition: Yarn Diet

"Yarn Diet: An approach to yarn control known to be ineffective in dropping permanent pounds from the stash. It can lead to dangerous wool bingeing and yo-yo dieting, wherein the knitter holds off on purchases, shrinks the stash, then rebounds to old yarn habits, gains back the merino, and adds nine balls of the silk. Not pretty to watch."
Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot

July 02, 2009

Please vote for PERIDOT!

Oh, please! PERIDOT is my entry in the name for this beautiful mermaid! Please vote so that PERIDOT becomes her name!
Please visit dzfantasy.blogspot.com and vote for PERIDOT in the poll! See the right hand side bar for the poll - and please vote for PERIDOT!

Thank you!!
p.s. I win this beautiful mermaid if PERIDOT wins! double delight!