New Beginnings

It’s a new year and it’s time my crafting business got a fresh start.  After having two kids in two years, most things yarn related fell by the wayside in favor of more important matters, such as sleep.  I feel like I finally have things somewhat under control and am ready to dive back into business full force…with a few changes.

First, I am starting to make some ready made items again and take a few custom orders.  You may think that this will actually require more work for me than sitting back and reaping the rewards of pattern sales without doing anything, but lets face it, I’m tired.  Sometimes I just want to knit and not have to think about shaping and how to achieve the look I’m after.  That’s not to say that I don’t have a few new designs in the works.  I just need another way to keep my business afloat when designing seems daunting.  Expect to see some new things as well as some old that are made using my own patterns as well as others. Whereas I’ve concentrated on knitted toys in the past, I now plan to concentrate mostly on animal themed wearables with some other things thrown in.  Speaking of knitted toys, though, I need to clear out some stock, so the prices of all the older toys in my Etsy Store have been drastically reduced to clear.  Also, add the coupon code NEWYEAR at checkout to receive free shipping (domestic only) on orders of $25 or more through 2/15.

The first new thing available is a fox hood.  The one that is currently for sale is size toddler 2t-4t, but it can be made in sizes ranging from 12-18 months-adult.  Contact me to make a custom request.  I wish I could take credit for this adorable design, but it is a pattern from The Velvet Acorn.  Be sure to check out her store of beautiful knit and crochet patterns.

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For the time being, I am no longer selling patterns on Etsy.  This is because a new law went into effect at the beginning of the year regarding taxes and the sale of electronic items to customers from countries belonging to the EU.  Etsy doesn’t have anything in place to deal with these changes, so I removed my patterns from there and Craftsy as well.  All of my patterns are still available from Ravelry and six of my most popular patterns have been added to LoveKnitting to make them available to EU customers.

I know that’s a lot of info packed into one post, but I needed to get everyone up to date with the changes before I can delve into the fun stuff that is to come.  Stay tuned!