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!

November 28, 2009



I finally joined. Other knitters and those who work with fibre have been talking about it for ages and I held off.
And now I joined.

What is Ravelry?

Here is what the site says:
Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration.

And that is exactly what it is ~ and more! Of course the site description says much more, too! The above is just a short exerpt - read it all here.

November 25, 2009

The Morgan

The "ennadoolf" purse pattern is now AVAILABLE for sale in my shops!!

Final testing was completed this week - on this new purse - The Morgan

If you'd like to purchase a pdf copy of the "ennadoolf" pattern to make this purse, here it is in my Patterns And Such etsy shop...

Click Here.

Your "ennadoolf" pattern will be emailed to you once your payment clears.

Thanks to my sisters for proofreading the pattern, and to everyone who offered to receive a purse or clutch or handbag so that I could get the pattern details finalized: Jessica, Sarah, Trish, Jenn and now Morgan.

November 24, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The Vintage Market Team is taking part in Etsy's Black Friday/Cyber Monday Holiday Sale! Loads of goodies will be discounted from November 27th to November 30th. SImply enter the tag "vmteamsale" in the vintage search box to see all the specials!
Check each individual shop owner's page for their specific sale information!
(thanks funretro!)

Got supplies for your holiday crafting needs? If you're missing something, check out the Etsy Supply Street team for your supply needs! With over 25,000 Etsy listings and counting, they're sure to have what you're looking for! Check it out!
Individual shops will have their sale information in their shop announcements.
(thanks suenosdejmi)

Want to shop from that great country north of the USA? Your one-stop spot is at Etsy Canada! Click the link near in the top left corner for the list of Etsy Canada shops that are listed here, and like the other teams, individual shops will have their sale information in their shop announcements.

Members of Etsy FAST (Fiber Arts Street Team) are a collective of sellers on Etsy working together to promote all aspects of the fiber arts: spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, felting, sewing and more!
Individual shops will have their sale information in their shop announcements.

A team of Etsy sellers who are Wild, Wise Witty and are grandparents = the WWWG team (Wild Wise and Witty Grandmamas!).
A range of creations are represented in this group and all have active ETSY shops.
Visit our team page on facebook and be sure to become a fan!
Team members taking part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales promotions will have details in their individual shop announcements.

EtsyKnitters is a group of knitters from around the whole globe.
We are a cyber stitch'n'bitch, so grab your needles, yarn and pull up a chair.
We must all be smiling KNIT-friends!
Individual shops will have their sale information in their shop announcements.

November 18, 2009

The Jenn

No time to work on the pattern lately.


But I did finish one more purse!

Here it is:

The Jenn

Named for another one of my nieces, who now owns it.
Yes, I have a lot of nieces!

Once the pattern is available for purchase in my Etsy shops, Patterns And Such and ennadoolf, I'll be sure to let you all know!

November 17, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - (the unofficial) Etsy Business Blog

Cool new blog alert!

(The Unofficial) Etsy Business Blog

...and if you are looking for one place that has everything you ever needed to know about Etsy, this is it.

Once you're at her blog, click on About to learn who Justine is and why she created this wonderful resource.

Be sure to check it out!

Thanks Justine!

November 15, 2009

Amazing New Stuff!

Amazing New Stuff!

Need to get ready for the cold weather?

What about a grey scarf?

Do you spell it grey or gray?

And this violet scarf looks like it has bits of candy embedded in it!

It will be added to my shop shortly!
The bright colours will surely brighten up the dreary winter days ahead.

And speaking of brightening up the winter ~ what about simply adding bright new dishcloths to your kitchen!

These are being added to my shop and I do have several of each colour available.

And remember, you can find me on facebook too!

November 12, 2009

They're here!

These lovely lotions arrived this week!
It was a blog giveaway from Darcy's Knotty Knitter!
and I won!
and they are "a delicious mini-sampler set of the four newest Happy Hands Hand Cremes for fall, enclosed in a festive bright orange organza bag" especially for knitters from Local Gringos on Etsy!
I can't wait to try them all!

November 10, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Knit a Poem Finished!

The poem is completed!
The poem is In My Craft or Sullen Art by Dylan Thomas
I'm late reporting it - Click Here to read about the project at the Poetry Society's website.
and Click Here to read the poem.

November 08, 2009

KAL - Knit-a-long

I am taking part in a KAL (knit-a-long).

I've wanted to learn fair isle knitting for a while and had decided, that with all my other projects on the go, this would be my new year's resolution for 2010. To learn fair isle knitting.

And then along came this KAL.

So, I am learning now.
So these are my colours - pulled from my stash.
And I've cast on and knit the ribbing so far, as well as a few rows. I'm at the point where I'm supposed to add the first colour.
So now I will pause! I've never done this before, and the KAL hasn't officially started yet while everyone is choosing their colours. But I wanted to get this far, so that if I got busy I'd at least have this much done and could learn how to do the next part.
I'll keep you updated!
I'll also be updating my progress on facebook - at my business page for ennadoolf.etsy.com - become a fan and watch me learn!

November 04, 2009

The Trish

The pattern is done, but when I converted it to a pdf it was over 10Mb in size!
... because the photos were too big.
So I got it down to 3Mb but that can still be reduced, so the pattern is back in revisions to reduce it.

In the meantime, here is ...

the Trish

Named for another one of my nieces, who now owns it.

It's one of a kind (OOAK).

Once the pattern is available for purchase in my Etsy shops,
Patterns And Such and ennadoolf, I'll be sure to let you all know!

November 03, 2009

Teams on Tuesday - Forest City Crafters - Gillianbeads

I met Gillian of Gillianbeads this past Saturday when we both took part in the craft show held at Chateau Gardens.

Our tables weren't close to each other so we didn't have too much time to chat but we sure hope we'll have more opportunities in the future, now that we have an Etsy team for London Etsy shop owners ~ the Forest City Crafters.

Be sure to visit Gillian's shop on etsy for handmade lampwork glass beads and artisan jewelry.

...and doesn't she have the nicest wine bottle stoppers?
I love them!