I knocked out two headbands today and I’m kind of proud of myself. Apparently, I’m mainly selling handmade stuff. I was gonna try to turn a profit from stuff I don’t use anymore, but I’m all sentimental and junk. Though, I do have some jewelry I don’t wear. EVER. Yeah, I can do to get of it.
Anyway, these headbands were made with the Genius Headband pattern. And, I checked the text on Ravelry to make sure I wouldn’t offend the author by selling these. Luckily, she’s A-Ok with selling things made with her patterns. Which keeps my conscience clear. They’re both up on Ebay, but I plan to make LOTS of these with all of the different yarns I have. If you’re new to crochet these headbands are really easy to make.
Of course, if you make them give the original author credit.
The headband is complete and I’m pleased with the speed at which it was done. Stretchy and open, and really really cute.
Seriously- Look. It’s on sale on Ebay, if you’re interested. Let me know what you think. Should I make more of these?
This is my current project- a White Drop Stitch headband. I’m planning, once I get it to length, to make a piece of knit fabric and make it look like a bow. OR, perhaps making a little crochet flower or bow and attach it. Or maybe both? Idk. This is basically working off of the It’s a Cinch thing. But I’m adapting it for a more summery, airy style.
This will be available on Ebay, as early as tomorrow evening or afternoon, if you’re interested. The price will probably be around 6 dollars, since that seems to be my go-to for headbands. Also, this one’s not spectacularly difficult, so I can’t justify charging more. Shipping will most likely be free, or just enough to pay for the shipping label.
The pattern I’m following, in case you’re curious is;
Cast on 22 [or whatever you feel like, the cast on doesn’t appear to be really important here. Thick, thin….It all works]
I’m knitting the first four rows.
Then, I pick up a stitch like I’m going to knit it, and instead of wrapping once, I wrap three times. Then pull the wrapped thread through as though regularly knitting. Do that for each stitch.
Then, knit the first loop of each set of three, and let the other yarn overs slide off. Do that for each stitch.
Then simply knit the next three row [I count the first knit row after the dropped stitches as row one] and just repeat.
If I had to guess, my new found money making skills on ebay have lead me to believe that I need to go on a rampage of making stuff.
So far, I’ve figured how to make headbands with a little fabric and an elastic tie. Which is actually pretty cool, except I need more thread colors than I have. I’m probably going to make a lot of Spiral bracelets, since they’re fairly quick and easy AND pretty. Maybe a lot of different colored crochet head bands. Going to try to learn how to install a zipper so I can make little zippy coin purses and the like.
After the 29th of this month you should see an influx of pictures and crafts and lots of advertising for my shop and whatnot. Just a warning; it’s about to get cray.
Alright, so apparently Ebay is the way TO GO with selling my crafts. Jesus. Can’t make money on Etsy and haven’t sold A THING on storenvy. But Ebay? In like 4 days? FIVE THINGS HAVE SOLD. FIVE.
What is this? Whatever, I’ll take what I can get and go into crafting over drive to make headbands and spiral bracelets and make little zippered bags and such. This is how I’m going to be making a little money, I guess. I could do worse. :3
Convertible top; A convertible top that can be worn 4 different ways. Wonderfully cute and versatile, and pretty easy to boot!
Cute over the shoulder bag; A cute bag pattern, this would be a nice beach day bag. :3
Tulip Skirt; This skirt is an adorable pattern. I can see it being gorgeous in a silky, light fabric. Maybe floral?
Men’s shirt to peplum; I love peplum shirts so much I can’t stand it. I messed up royally last time I tried, maybe I’ll try again.
Long Circle Skirt!!!!!; I LOVE circle skirts, I really need to make this.
Here’s a sewing roundup to inspire some sewing, these are really just too cute. Tomorrow I’m going to get a seam ripper and work on my sewing machine cover, then I need to do one of these.
Or, my sewing machine is. My table came yesterday and I put it together, after one of the longest days I’ve had in a while. Today I’ll go find a chair and hopefully have time to work on a sewing machine cover. I’ve decided that’s my first order of business with it. I need to make it something to protect itself.
Not sure about colors and stuff like that, I’ll probably use random stuff from my stash, I’m kind of considering making it quilted, but I’m not terribly sure. I’ll keep you guys posted as best I can. :3