Back At It


Levi made me a little sign that read, “Pretty Things For Sale”…such a sweetheart.

Well hello there little blog, I sure have missed you.  In almost two years of writing on this space, I have not taken this long of a break from posting.  It kind of crept up on me actually, and then I found myself in the midst of a very creative and industrious time which left very little, if any, time to sit at the computer.  Add to all of this, the major shift of Levi starting Kindergarten (and then getting a nasty head injury shortly thereafter and missing several days of school), as well as a visit from my parents and other family members…and well, a month can just fly by, can’t it?  The last straw now is that our home computer has crashed and so I am writing from Michael’s business laptop. Unfortunately, our back-up hard drive is not compatible with his MacBook, so I have limited access to my photos at the moment.  I guess it would’ve been better if it had crashed while I had no time to blog instead of now when I am anxious to get back to it.  Ah, that’s life, isn’t it…s#** just happens.

Anyways, the past month was, as I said, very prolific and creative. I signed up to do my own booth at the first benefit of the year at Levi’s new school.  I have much to say about this new transition for him and our family and talk about all the wonderful aspects of the Waldorf education that he is benefiting from, but I will save that for a second post.
For now, let’s take a little peak at the booth, shall we?_MG_4823 _MG_4790_MG_4793_MG_4795_MG_4789

I made several pairs of sweater gloves which were a hot little item, thankfully. I also knocked out lots of sweater cuff bracelets, wool wrapped wooden bangles and earrings too.  Basically every night this past month and during every single free minute I had without the children, I crocheted and sewed like crazy!  When I have a goal in mind, I sometimes can get kind of um, “focused.”  Yeah, that’s a better word than “crazy”, I think._MG_4810 _MG_4812

The coffee cuffs made a resurgence in my studio this past month, adding some new colors to the usual suspects like kelly green, cornflower blue and hot pink.  And I still had prints of the yarn ball and bird to sell which added a nice bit of balance to all the fiber art._MG_4804 _MG_4822 _MG_4801

One of the best parts of the day was being able to talk to people about the “You Are Loved” project.  The sales from the hearts went to benefit the school and I was able to promote the idea, which everyone was really excited about.  I had people offering to help crochet the hearts and who gave me lots of ideas about alternative places to donate them.  It felt great to actually talk to people face to face for the first time since starting the project and see the positive response.

I’m still on a bit of a creative high/let-down. I accomplished a huge goal and now I am just trying to regroup and find the next step…whatever that may be. What I learned is that I have a vision which people can relate to, that beautiful handmade items are a thing of value and worth, and that sharing my passion for this type of creative outlet gives me an immense sense of satisfaction.  I am happy to be back on this space, grateful for all those who follow it and excited about what the future holds. Until next time…

  One thought on “Back At It

  1. October 2, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Wow, your booth looks great.

    Welcome back!

  2. Franny
    October 2, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    welcome back Dara. Your work is so lovely. Scrumscious really. love Fran

  3. Don Felz
    October 17, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Hey Honey…..on the road in Portland, OR reading your blog. Nice to have you back in cyber-space! Lots of love to you, Michael and the boys…Papa.

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