Friday, June 28, 2013
I use those Aqua Globes AG011706 Glass Plant Watering Bulbs, 2-Pack also. They really do work, though supplemental watering is still necessary I think, especially on hot days. And they look pretty :-)
And I saw a lady bug on a leaf the other day, that's got to be a good sign too, right?
It's funny though, I don't crochet out on the balcony. I think it's because I don't want to expose my project to the elements, and I can just see me knocking on my neighbor's door, 5 floors down, "excuse me, might I retrieve my ball of yarn from your patio?!" Nope, I use the farm as my escape to unplug, unwind, and look around and see what's going on around me. Aaaaaaaah.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
On another note, I just got the shipment of chunky yarn made from Princess' wool (remember, this year I said I was NOT going through that whole skirting and cleaning process again! I still haven't carded, much less spun, her wool from last year). There's a lot of yarn in that bag! I can't believe this is it, that's all the wool that I'll ever have from her :-(. So, that just means that I will have to come up with a really special crochet project for it! Help me decide what to make!
Friday, June 21, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The first ones I came across are actually mainly knitting tutorials, but I find that knitting demonstrations make me start thinking about how to achieve a similar effect through crochet.
Juniper Moon Farm has a great round up of tutorials, including one on how to crochet an i-cord.
The Crochet Geek has an amazing collection of crochet tutorials, many of them geared towards beginners.
And this Pinterest board says it all: Beginner Crochet Tutorials
Please visit my Many Creative Gifts YouTube channel for a growing collection of crochet tutorials too.
So, I hope these resources will help you try some new crochet stitches and techniques and brush up on some that you hadn't thought about in a while!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Basically it's a way of planning out the content and timing of posts ahead of time. The process wants you to first think about your target audience and what they would want to read. Then, figure out two to five specific categories of information on which to concentrate. And to finish, get it scheduled on a spreadsheet, with dates, post titles, and social media links. But, of course, the most important step is going to be sticking to it!
I am committing to go through with this process and share it with you because YOU are my target audience :-). Let's see if I can describe some of you properly, but that will be the next post.