i can't believe it's september already.
time is flying!
so let's play some catch-up.
the latest & greatest of what i've been up to recently.
:•: craft show prep :•:
making inventory for
is going slowly but steadily.
i have amassed just under 50 items in
and now we are at the 2 1/2 weeks until the show deadline.
so i'm going to be taking a listing/update hiatus
in order to be in full-time prep mode!
if you are in the chicago-land area,
mark your calendars for october 2nd
at the pulaski park fieldhouse
to come see me in person & chat about woolens!
i will be stocked w/ goodies at the show,
including new items that have yet to debut in the online shop,
like dyed alpaca/silk roving, dyed cultivated silk braids, dyed firestar,
preview of the winter crochet line & so much more!
i still have LOTS to do!
but i think it is all going to be so much fun!
:•: winter line :•:
wow! where to start?
since we last chatted about my progress
(or lack thereof)
i kicked myself into gear-
i made a mood board:
i've been spinning a LOT
and working on some new pieces!
(this design has been simplified & altered already,
but i like to start by draping on my dressform)
:•: new website :•:
if you haven't checked out
i would suggest having a pop over there!
i spiffed it up a bit (and the blog too!) with new headers + page designs.
i'm still working on designing a cohesive header for the etsy shop as well,
BUT speaking of shops... there's a new shop in town too!
if you click on the "where to buy" page on my website
you will see all the brick & mortar shops
where you can scoop up some Lai Grai goodies
+ one NEW b&m shop in portland, oregon that is COMING SOON! :) :)
and if that wasn't cool enough- i also have
you can sign up for the latest round of the batt clubs
for Oct, Nov & Dec in the new Lai Grai shop! :)
plus, i'll be adding any of the merch leftover from YarnCon to that shop.
so bookmark it for future reference :)
the background of my new shop features an embroidery sampler
i completed recently on vintage linens :)
i'm really happy with how it turned out.
i was practicing all my surface stitches
& seeing if i could freeform embroider.
i found out i really love the "chain" embroidery stitch.
no surprise there since it mimics crochet chains too! :)
welp, i think that's everything!
oh! hehe, it was my birthday yesterday too.
now i'm 24. just in case you were wondering.
i got a lot of lovely comments & cheer on my social networks
and it really made my day to have all the fiberistas support!
i've been watching a lot of the tv show "louie"
featuring louis c.k. on hulu -
and much to my surprise
when jes looked up my celeb bday matches on IMDB
mr. ck & i are bday buddies!
if i had known that ahead of time,
i would've tried to mail him a hat or something.
(he's balding and who doesn't want a warm head?)
hope you all are eager for fall!