Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Share the Love: Luna Essence


Luna Essence

Luna Essence

Featured Artist Share the Love, Blogger’s Unite

Diana Marie LaRocca Saputo  of Luna Essence is This Weeks Featured Artist on Share the Love, Blogger’s Unite Gemstones intrigued me , of course what girl doesn't love jewelry? At Luna Essence you will find Handmade Earrings, Bracelets , Pendants , Vintage, Necklaces and Handbags. All ship within one business day . Jewelry comes in Gift Boxes . Plus once you make your purchase -You will receive 10% OFF with a TULUNAESSENCE COUPON CODE on Purchases of $20.00 or more

Stunning Designs for a more stunning you!  

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Plans for the Week: June 1 - June 7

If I decide to crochet this week, I will be finishing up some projects that are still sitting there. "Fantasm Shawl in Turmeric" is only like four rows from done, but I can't get myself in gear to do them, so that's first on my list to finish up.

Then I have a "Tessellating Pine Cone Shawl in Fiesta Coffee" that I started a few days ago. It's going well, and honestly, it's about half done (it's going that well). I got all that done in one day, so it shouldn't take me much longer to finish it if I can sit down and focus on crochet.

I have another shawl called "Skull Shawl in Shaded Denim" that I have started and frogged several times. I don't know if it's the pattern or if it's just me trying to do a pattern with all my kids screaming in my ears and interrupting my counting, but something isn't working out right.

And my last project that is sitting in the queue that I have started in a "Crochet Linen Scarf in Camouflage." I find that the Linen Stitch looks best with ombred yarns.

Those are my plans for the week if I decide to pick up my hooks. I may just end up writing some more though, so my "What I Did" post on Saturday may still be empty.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Featured Friday: Eyongs


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Wednesday's WIPs: May 28

Because I have been taking a break from crocheting this week, I do not have any crochet WIPs. I do, however, have some writing WIPs that I am working on.

Currently, I am working on polishing up "The Music Box" and "Pap" so that I can send them out for publication hopefully sometime around September. I'm also working on what will hopefully be the final whole story revision of "Falling Up" (also known as "Mornington Pier" for all you people who have been reading my stuff for years. Oh yes, that dreaded story...) This will be the last time the entire storyline will change, and I will be polishing it and sending it out hopefully around Christmas.

Novel-wise, I am working on starting drafts of the chapters of The Fire Child, and I'm writing out brief outlines of the two sequels to The Fire Child that do not have names yet, and a book farther down the timeline that this series takes place in that is called The Golden Child.

Those are my WIPs for the week. I'll be crocheting again soon. Just needed a break because I was going color-blind from working on so many different things.

Collection of the Week: What's New


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Share the Love: Oaklie's Fashions


Oaklies Fashions

Oaklie's Fashions Featured Artisan

Today's Featured Artisan is Anne Hopfer - Oaklie's Fashions! You will find truly unique Fashions Accessories in her shop! Scarves, Handbags, Jewelry, Wraps and more!

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Plans for the Week: May 25 - May 31

I'm aiming towards a quiet week this week. I have several crochet projects lined up, but I haven't even started a foundation chain on them, so they can sit up there a bit longer. I have enough items photographed to get me through listing an item every day in my shop through July 31. And I still have a large box in my bedroom of items to photograph. So, I'm not in a rush to crochet more just yet. I may make some jewelry if the muse calls me, but I really just want to focus on my writing this week.

I took a few days and really pushed myself to start brainstorming and jotting down ideas again. And now, the flood has begun. I got all my pieces printed off and organized into binders, and I have been tossing out ideas since then. I'm hoping to be able to start on outlines this week for a few of the novels.

I'm going to also try to find two literary magazines that I can send two short stories to for a chance at publication. They are as finished as I can get them, so they need to move along.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Featured Friday: Crafts of the Past