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!

August 26, 2009

Wednesday Wonder - Mountain of Cotton

This is BEFORE. See the little 6 inch (150mm) ruler? LOL

And this is AFTER ... but only part-way through rolling the cotton!

This is the yarn my mom and sister and I bought at the Factory Outlet Sale in Listowel. I can foresee many, many knitted dishcloths!!

August 23, 2009

The Jessica

Remember this purse? Click Here.

I am writing up the instructions for the pattern. And I need to test the instructions, so I'm making more purses as I test them.

Here is the Jessica, named for my niece who now owns it. It's one of a kind (OOAK).

Once the instructions are all tested properly, this pattern will be available for purchase in my Etsy shops, Patterns And Such and ennadoolf.

August 22, 2009

Made the FRONT PAGE of Etsy!

Woo Hoo!

One of the items from my shop - Vintage And Such - made it to the Front Page of Etsy! It was the Vintage Sewing Needle Holder/Book and, it was part of a group of items chosen by the admin staff of Etsy, which I think is cool.

For those of you who may not realize it, this is a pretty HUGE thing to happen.

Even Better, the Sewing Needle Holder/Book SOLD! I'm kinda sad to be parting with it.

Here is a snapshot of the Front Page thanks to the Flickr group that captures and saves them.

August 18, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Knit a Poem

Knit a Poem?


I will be knitting at least one square for the Knit A Poem being completed in England by the Poetry Society.

Read all about it here or on the EtsyKnitters blog!
No, my square won't have a pattern like the dishcloth above -- and it will be a bit bigger, too. :)

August 16, 2009

Calendar Quote

If you want to stand out, don't be different; be outstanding.
Meredith West

August 13, 2009

* New * Picasa Web Album

I thought I'd try Picasa to store photos of much of the fabric, lace, ribbons, trim, patterns - - and such - - that I have available, but that I simply haven't yet had time to add to my Patterns And Such shop on Etsy.

Today I added some fabric photos - these pieces of fabric are each about 30-39 inches long, and 5-9 inches wide. Many are designer fabrics though most do not have the edge with the words and some do.

Be sure to contact me via my Etsy shop Patterns And Such if you would like to purchase anything from my new Picasa album!

And watch Picasa - the ribbons and lace and other supplies will be added soon!

August 11, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - FAST and ROVING



yep - on Etsy, this team is the Fiber Artists [Street Team] - and we work with, well, FIBER!

Joining this group, I've been introduced to new terms I was not familiar with - - one being ROVING. I heard it mentioned a lot and grew to learn what it is.

ROVING is created when wool has been washed and combed and carded. It looks all soft and fluffy and just makes you want to touch it! Roving is what you spin on a spinning wheel (or other method) to make your yarn. Many times roving will be dyed beautiful colours too!

I'm not a spinner. I doubt I'll ever be a spinner. But I do like the look of roving!

Check out Patterns And Such for patterns to knit/crochet with.

August 05, 2009

Wednesday Wonder - Thank You Card Tutorial

Here is a great tutorial on making cute 3" thank you cards.

Once I finish my current project, I need to make some!

Come shopping in my Etsy shops and maybe you'll recieve one with your purchase!

August 04, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Friends

What better team is there than a team of FRIENDS?

And my friend sent me this today, so I thought I'd share it. Author Unknown.

A smile is a sign of joy
A hug is a sign of love
A laugh is a sign of happiness
And a friend like me......???
Shit, that's just a sign of good taste!!!!

(oops, disclaimer for a questionable word up there eh?!) Don't be offended!!