Friday, September 16, 2011

Exciting stuff!

     I recently sold several pieces of beaded jewelry and have an order for a crochet flower basket!( which may very well be a standing order for a reseller).  Really hoping this is the start of a trend - actual consistent sales! 

    I am so happy to see the recent rise in fans on facebook and followers on twitter. Still aiming for 500 by October - so spread the word, and contact me if you have any orders you would like to place. I do not currently have any jewelry listed at Zibbet - my photographer and I need to get together soon! You may, however, contact me and we can discuss what you are looking for, I'm sure we can agree on something wonderful! 

   Fall is here - and I am loving it! The changes in the weather do tend to wreak a bit of havoc with my health, but Fall seems to be less havoc wreaking than winter or summer - so I do have that to be thankful for. 

    One Stop Christmas Shop is coming again soon! Can't wait to get signed up for that and hang out with all my wonderful crafty friends!

  What are your plans for this fall? What new projects do you have twiriling in those crafty, artistic, brains of yours? I'd love to hear!

  God's richest blessings to you all!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Always something new!


My thinking has always been that the more you learn, the more you gain. This has been so true in so many things, but lately I have been finding extra joy in the learning of new techniques for crochet.  


I am on a quest now to improve my amigurumi (crochet dolls) skills. It has been great fun and has resulted in some very interesting ideas. As I complete these projects, I hope to post pictures!


If you would like to learn some new skills, is the place to do it! I of course, would be honored to help improve or begin your crochet adventure! contact a betterist in your area today!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New Store opening!

Look, over to the left there, Yep, it's a new button - for my new store.

Artfire has been making changes, these changes unfortunately make it so that I am unable to keep my store there. So, I am now opening a store at

I am planning some time to have my SIL (JAM Photography) take some updated pictures, and then I will also be able to add my new jewelry and amigurumi!

Working hard, consistency seems to be returning! Praise the Lord!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

consistency -where did you go?

Wow, all those posts at the begining of the year about how I was gonna be consistent, and here it's been months since I've posted, no new pictures have been taken, so nothing new has been added to the shop... well, I guess I've been consistent in procrastinating!
I have been working on learning new techniques and more about beading and jewelry. I have kept my house in decent condition, and my boys are growing up and becoming more mature, so I
guess I haven't completely failed.
So - New commitment - I am going to check my finances, and work hard at saving enough money to have Jesse Callahan Photography take photos of my items, so that I have great pictures to post in my studio. I am going to continue to learn more, and create more.
Someone - please - hold me accountable to this! (Maybe I should call Amy and see if she will keep me on the ball.)
Well, thanks to those of you who take the time to read, Pray for my consistency.

Monday, April 25, 2011


We had a great Ressurection holiday, Passover dinner on thursday, Easter breakfast at church on Sunday, great time spent with my boys over the long weekend. I am so thankful for my salvation and the joy that God gives in the everyday little things.

Thanks be to God, I have been feeling better lately and just about finished the cardigan jacket for my friend. The decision to start offering classes has me excited too. Pray with me that I will have success in this new venture, and will bring glory to God in the process.

Friday, April 22, 2011

New venture!

I discovered the Betterist site recently and was inspired to offer crochet classes. This is exciting for me, and I hope to see plenty of burnsville/asheville people excited to learn something new!

I have really enjoyed the times I have been able to teach my friends this wonderful skill of crochet. There is something about it that just makes me feel useful. It is exciting to see their excitement as they realize they really can do it, and it's just not as hard as they thought. I enjoy seeing their joy as they watch their project come to be.

So, if you want to learn something new and exciting, or know of someone who would be interested, just steer them to my betterist site - and we'll get started!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring is here!

Rose Garden doily by Crochet AddictSpring is one of those times when I am reminded that God is our Creator, and that He is a forgiving God.
After all the white snow has covered over the deadness of the end of Autumn, new life springs up. Just like
God's love covering over the deadness of my sins, and giving me a brand new life in Him!

New beginnings for everyone! Earth, animals, and Men and Women!

I am going to Celebrate these new beginnings this year with a new kind of crochet. I am going to experiment
with crocheting strings of beads to create jewelry and embellishments. I am thinking wire crochet will probably
work into this as well.

So....  pray for health and success in this new endeavor, and also let me know what new things are happening for you!


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Friday, January 28, 2011

Working through it....

So, it's been a month now, since the new year started. How are you doing on your attempt at building new habits?

I have struggled some - but am finding out, to my delight, that both Kathy Drown and Wendy Blight were right. As you begin to cultivate these habits, they get easier and easier to do. Especially as concerns Bible Study and Prayer. These particular disciplines build upon themselves and are in themselves an encouragement to continue.

I find too that as I add these disciplines to my life, it spills over into the rest of my " things to do"
and I discover that I actually have MORE time by adding these things. They help me keep my priorities straight. I have found my house is actually cleaner and I still have time to work on my crochet projects that have been sitting around waiting to be finished.I also have found more time to spend with my boys - something I dearly want and need to be able to do.

What are some of the things that are your stumbling blocks to cultivating these habits? Let's work on eliminating those one at a time, and replace them with a new and positive "weave" in our life. Like getting rid of the old and worn yarn in a work, and replacing it with good strong yarn. It takes quite a bit of work, but the result is a work ( life ) that will hold up much longer!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New determinations!

I am not usually one for the whole "new year resolution" thing but this year is different...

This past year has been a rough one, lots of trials to wade through. However, this has made me stronger. My trials have only proved to be the means to make me more complete. This gives me the courage to go on to this next year without fear of what it may bring - I know my Lord will see me through.

I read a great blog from proverbs 31 ministries - - in which she encouraged us to write a new years prayer. Here is my prayer for this year.


Here I am at the beginning of a new year. I pray you will help me to remember all the blessings you have given me this past year and treasure them as reminders that you are faithful. This is going to be a difficult year again, so help me to wait with patience for you and be confident that you will hear my cry and answer. Let my sufferings produce perseverance and bring glory to you. Let me wait patiently for those things that I am hoping for. Let my trials be a means to making me mature and complete in you.

Continue to prune me Lord and cut off every branch that is unfruitful. Show me the things you would have me to do, the things that will be fruitful for my family and for your kingdom. Help me to learn from your discipline this next year, so I may share in your holiness and it will produce a harvest of righteousness and peace. Help me to remember that though I may go through many and bitter trials you will restore my life again, even from the depths of the earth will you bring me up. May I let these tough times help me to rely on you rather than myself. I will say with confidence that you are my God and my helper, I will not be afraid of what life may bring me this year. Plant me by the water of your love and power so that I may not have worries even in a drought and that I my never fail to produce fruit. Be my Light and my Salvation, the stronghold in my life. I am fully confident that you have the power to do what you have promised me.

My life is fully and completely yours Lord, use it as you will.


As I begin this new year, I am more determined than ever to be more consistent in all the things I should be doing as a Christian, a Wife, a Mother, and an Artist. Join me in praying for the grace and strength to continue.

What are you determined to do this year?