Saturday, August 17, 2013

Packing...

I'm packing up all my fabric, all my notions, all my yarn, all my wool sweaters....everything.  Well, I'm keeping SOME yarn out to work on a few orders.  :)

Best of all, while I pack up my things I keep imagining the new space where it will all live harmoniously!  In our current house I had all of the above stored in at least 5 different areas of the house.  Somewhat organized but NOT at all convenient. 

The only place I plan on keeping some yarn outside my new work room is in the family room, in a nice neat basket that I will store in one of the built-in cupboards!  Storage and organization here I come!

No more yarn-bombed couches...

 
Like this one!
 
Oh, and since I'll have copious storage and space you better believe I'll be going on a wool sweater shopping spree when we're all settled in.  'Tis that time of year when my customers are wanting to order wool longies for the Fall and Winter months!
 
In my next post I hope to share with you all about the gorgeous Chunky Circle Scarves I'll be making come September....I've ordered all the yarn; it's on its way!
 
-Allison


Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Slacking Off

I know, I know.  Where's the one blog post a week?  Seriously. 

Needing to pack the house, keep up on orders and enjoy all that summer has to offer has put a wrench in my plans to keep this blog updated.  I swear I have ideas for posts. :)

Meanwhile, I've been sewing items for stocking in  our Hyenacart Conglomerate "Make It Canadian, Eh" which stocks every two weeks including today!  Previews will be posted as of 3pm Eastern Standard Time with shopping opening at 7pm EST.  Here is a link for you to check it out: Make It Canadian, Eh on Hyenacart

Here's a photo to show you my current sewing/work area:


What you don't see is the mess of papers, yarn, buttons, patterns, post-it notes about moving stuff, shipping supplies hiding behind my computer's monitor.  We can't wait to move into our new house - including a new workspace for me!  I'll be going from an approximately 80 sq.ft work room that doubles as an office to at least double the size with a built-in desk and a closet with great storage for fabric and yarn!

Now it's time to get down to business and amp up my packing!  Unfortunately that means I'll have to pack up my sewing supplies and sewing machines for a little while.  Sewing orders will be closed until the beginning of September.  Crochet orders will continue as scheduled as long as I can - crochet is very portable. :)

I'll (hopefully) check-in with you again real soon!
-Allison