Category Archives: Etsy

etsy <3

I’ve been a bit remiss with etsy listings since the beginning of the year. Time to put that right…

5 hats

 

Click on the links below to go straight to the listings:

hat 1 – camo

hat 2 – doily peak

hat 3 – shweshwe

hat 4 – crimson and black

hat 5 – autumn mix

Thanks for looking :-) Back soon x

 

crochet kit give-away x 2

Finally, it’s on etsy ta da da!!!  

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Very big thanks go to Kathryn** for testing, feedback, lay-out skills, advice, and all-round encouragement.

One of these babies is already on its way to Tanisha in Tuscaloosa (such a cool name, I wish I lived in Tuscaloosa so I could say that word a lot), in chestnut. We’re giving away another TWO, via the Jam Tarts newsletter:  I’ll send this out on Sunday 1 September, so if you haven’t subscribed yet please send me your email address (either as a comment on this post, or on our facebook page, or on our website).

Winners will be able to choose whatever colour they desire, from the Vinni’s range of awesome DK cotton (tomato seems to be popular right now!)

Wow, I used a lot of bold in this post. Maybe because I’m feeling BOLD hahaha

** If you want to know more about Kathryn, this is where you’ll find her.

We’ll also be listing on www.woolhogs.co.za  and www.mystall.co.za by the end of this weekend. hoo ha

 

 

blowing my own …

Sometimes you just have to, right?

Slippers on happy feet in Australia, ordered through our etsy shop:

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and cheerful red mitts warming the hands of a budding novelist, as he slaves over his keyboard late into the Cape winter night:

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In other news, I have a pal over in Omaha, Nebraska (where? hell, I don’t know, one of those big blocky-looking states over in the middle of the US sort of, a very veeeeery long way from here…) who has just started her own etsy shop, so have a look at YarnChick40 when you get a moment. She’s got some nice stuff going there, and I think I might have to order myself the pattern for the ipad cover. 

Back soon x

some self-promotion (slightly shameless)

Sometimes I think people think I don’t actually do any ‘real’ work. I’m not going to name names here, but I just want to make it clear: CROCHETING IS DAMN HARD WORK. It’s not about picking up a hook occasionally and humming around wool shops and spending too much time on Ravelry. No, really, it’s not!

Apart from making things and marketing them, Jam Tarts also has an Etsy shop. That’s what I’ve been busy with this morning, building it up, adding to the mix and trying to make it all look tasty. Let me know what you think.

To be continued…

Spring is here!

Just a couple of oddments from me today, nothing like my usual creative focus or intellectual challenge. hahahaha

First off, spring has reached Cape Town! It’s time to unearth my cotton blouses and sleeveless waistcoats:

Second, here is a mirror I made for a certain important person in my life. His reception area is very dull and bleak, and I thought this would cheer things up.

(and you try and take a photo of a mirror without getting your reflection in it!)

Third, thanks to G-Ma Ellen, I discovered this divine crochet pattern for slippers from Mamachee on Etsy:

Fell in love with, ordered, paid, and downloaded! How spectacular is this super-speed techno world of ours! Turns out I have no 6.5mm hook in my tools, so I’m off to Simply Stitches in Pinelands just now. As soon as I finish this post. Oh, and shower and dress.

Finally, get yourselves on over to the Woolhogs Made-It Challenge – the prize for October has been donated by the lovely Rainbow Junkie in the UK. You don’t have to make anything knitted or crocheted, it can be baked, stitched, modelled, painted….the world is your banana. And no, I have no idea what made me write that. Sometimes I’m just silly.

To be continued…