I have sold little cake hair clips like this http://www.etsy.com/transaction/57345815, but I think if I were to mimic an actual cupcake, the clip would become very tall and unwieldy, and some people might not like to wear such a tall hair piece :) .
What dye do you use? I use Special FX, and it sticks like crazy! Another thing that people do is to put a little of their hair dye in their conditioner to boost the color a bit when they wash their hair.
I haven’t learned to sew yet, so any tutus/skirts I’ve sold have been collabs. My friend sews and sells some GREAT skirts at her store here http://pizzicatokei.storenvy.com/ . You should check it out!
Hi! I purchase my yarn from everywhere. I buy from the big craft store chains, as well as my favorite local yarn shop, and online as well :).
Thank you, Anonymous. This was very sweet and well-timed :). I hope to keep bringing you more fun news and creations!
I definitely think about this all the time, but just never remember to make time to create a graphic for it :) . Coming soon! Thanks for the reminder!
As someone who creates, I am more than happy to inspire others to create as well. As someone who runs a business, it bums me out a little to have my work and my brand diluted. So, mixed feelings :). Thanks for the question!
I think everyone’s opinions on yarns are going to be different, but here are my thoughts: Loops and Threads is a bit thicker/heavier than Vanna’s choice, and Red Heart Soft is a bit softer/thinner. Red Heart Soft also has a slight sheen that you may or may not prefer, and will produce a softer/floppier fabric than Vanna’s Choice. Impeccable will product a denser/stiffer fabric. This has been my personal opinion, crocheting with all three yarns. Hope that helps! xo
Etsy is a good place to start for small quantities. Search for custom clothing labels.
Yeah if there is a crochet applique involved, I always sew those on, and yes, it DOES take forever!!! AHHHH!
I take a lot of breaks to answer email, do blog stuff, get a snack, go to the bathroom, walk my dogs, so no, not yet! *knock on wood* Actually, if I’m into a long stretch of crocheting, the first thing I get is a blister on my ring finger, or else, elbow pain!!! So far the wrist is ok. I think it’s just due to how we all crochet differently.
Republic of Tea! :)
Yes! I usually always have something new brewing away, but I don’t like to talk about it until it’s ready. Sometimes exciting projects don’t end up coming to fruition (such is the nature of business!), so I’d rather not get everyone’s (and my) hopes up until I have something real to show you guys. I’m still thinking on a 2nd book. There are a few business-related things I need to figure out before making my next book-move :). Don’t worry. I’ll keep y’all posted when there’s news about that!
Hi! I guess I wasn’t always “loud.” I didn’t really care about my clothes growing up. I have never really been cool or trendy and have always just sort of done my own thing and wore what I thought was comfy (I didn’t let go of big sweaters and stirrup pants for a LONG time and kids in jr high would make fun of me for not wearing jeans!).
You could always just try a pop of color, just one piece of clothing or one accessory that is different from your usual. I probably get funny looks, but I don’t really look at other people a lot so I don’t know :P. My BFF and I were just out of town for the weekend, and she said she felt like an alien walking around with me. When I was in India with my family a few months ago, old men would look at me and straight up laugh in my face! Oh well, if it made them laugh, even if they were laughing AT me, at least they laughed that day :P.
I usually have a big sale after any craft show that I vend at, which is soon! I’ll be in NYC for Bust Craftacular, and then anything that I have left over usually goes on sale (mostly the more spendy items like the scarves). This is also why I wrote a book, so that people could make them instead of buy them, too :) xo
Hi there! I feel you! Here are my personal thoughts: knitting IS prettier for projects like sweaters and clothing. It is less dense than crocheting and has a much better drape. Crochet often produces a thick material that doesn’t wear as well on the body. Crochet projects also often take up more yarn than knitted projects, so your yarn expense would be greater. However, you can create certain shapes a lot more easily with crochet, where the knitted equivalent would just melt and be floppy or not even look like the right shape. So I think there are pros and cons to both!
The pattern was created using Lionbrand Homespun, which is very fluffy and lofty, so I think, perhaps, there are fewer holes than if you used a regular yarn. I unfortunately don’t have an immediate solution for ya! The thought I had was to first crochet a row of sc before working your scallop row, so the scallops have more to grab onto, but I didn’t have time to put this theory to the test or see if it still looked cute. Maybe you could give it a go! :)
I rarely block anything I crochet, because I work in a lot of acrylics, and synthetic fibers don’t block well at all. Sorry I’m not so helpful!
With a bead, I would try to sew it on if possible. I use pom poms and permanent, washable fabric glue that does not scratch the skin. Another thing I take into consideration is time/labor vs. pricing. Sewing takes more time. Good luck!