Let’s Frolic

It’s that time of year again when all knitters come together. It’s time for the Knitters Frolic happening Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1, 2016. Just because it’s called the Knitters Frolic doesn’t mean it’s for knitters alone. If you’re a spinner, weaver or crocheter, you’re sure to find all kinds of exciting yarns, and tools and of course Sticks and Pins bags at the Creative Yarns booth.

Come by and say hello! I look forward to meeting you.

February Blahs

The February blahs would of had the best of me in the past, but not this year. I’ve been busy working on new bags, shopping for new fabrics and thinking up stuff for spinners!

I’ve had to move my creative space to the basement and it’s taking me some time to get used to working in a not so inspiring space, where I stashed all my bits and pieces and the overall set up. I was told that creativity can happen anywhere even in our basement!

Here’s a look at a few new inspirations.

It’s a New Year

A new year brings new resolutions for some people. For me this means the start of new lists. I love lists! I love making lists of things to do, things to buy, things to make and I love the honey-do-list for my husband(which seems to grow every year).

One of the first things I started was making a list of all the possible craft shows I could attend this year. From one of my previous posts you know that I attended my very first show last September and had a great time. This coming year I’m hoping I can fit in at least 4 shows, which means lots of designing and sewing. This leads me to my next list…

I have started a list of new or improved items for my Etsy shop. My follow knitters and crafters have given me tons of new ideas and what they would like to see in a project bag or to carry and store notions. I already have some new and interesting materials to work with.

This brings me to the next, but certainly not my last list. I have decided that it’s time to make an inventory list…not very exciting I know, but I have shelves, baskets, boxes and jars of stuff and for some reason forget I have it. I’m sure this happens to a lot of people, you go to the store or shop online, buy stuff, only to find that you already have 6 of the same and vow to put it away where you’ll remember, but can’t remember when you need it, so you buy more of the same. Of course, in my opinion, you can never have enough fabric or notebooks!

Stay tuned for some new items.

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new fabrics

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new stuff to work with

Give Thanks

I want to wish our friends across the boarder a Happy Thanksgiving. We wait for this one day every year to express and give thanks for all we have, yet it’s something we should reflect on everyday.

Have a great day and enjoy the time with your family and friends.

 

The Knitters’ Fair

I attended my first show, KW Knitters’ Fair, as a vendor last month and I had a great time. Before the show, even before we arrived at the venue, I had butterflies, and feeling anxious wondering what the heck did I get myself into. I really thought I was crazy to be doing this. Well, it turned out great.

I’m so glad my husband was there to help with the setup. The booth looked like we were old pros at this. Using Square as my register was easy and made me look so professional😉.

Thank you to everyone who came by my booth, and for all the compliments I received. Sticks and Pins will definitely be returning to the Kitchener Waterloo Knitters’ Fair 2016.

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