Sunday, October 11, 2009

My Detour

Well, I've taken a little detour from tatting and am into crocheting now. I won't be gone long, though. I love tatting too much. But I am trying to be practical and make little cleaning cloths with my crocheting. I am making them for the holidays to give as gifts and (hopefully) also sell. I noticed there are many, many on Etsy and people are actually selling them. And they clean very well! I cleaned my bathroom with one and it made the sink sparkle more than it ever has. And, believe it or not, that sink stayed shiney for almost a week! I guess the nubby texture is a good scrubber. They are also good for scrubbing and exfoliating our faces, but I haven't tried that yet. The secret is to use 100% cotton so they absorb the water. Well, you all probably know all this already.

I also put some of my things on consignment in the store that I use to own. Now, isn't that weird! I visited my old store, Little Lace Lady, on Saturday and while I was there, the memories came flooding back. In ways, I really miss it. Theresa, the new owner, still sells lots of lines that I sold and she has added some new ones. I know pretty much what sells in that store, so hopefully, my consigned items will sell.

I have joined a group on Twitter that has allowed me to be friends with several other tatters, and it sounds like it will be fun sharing with all of them, as well as all of you. I'm going to try to be more consistent with the blogging and twittering--it's funny, these are words I never heard of just a couple of years ago. I guess they weren't even words then, right?


❦TattingChic said...

I love the muted colors you've crocheted up here. Sometimes when I take a break from tatting with either knitting or crochet it's almost like "instant gratification" compared to tatting...doncha think? LOL! (cuz it works up so much faster)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Those cloths are the best! I'm knitting 12 for a friend to give as Christmas gifts, and I'll put at least one in each of my four daughter's stockings. They're my on-the-road knitting... otherwise I fall asleep while Dave's driving! I love they way you've tied them together!

Linda said...

You are right - they are "instant gratification" and I also take them on the road, too. In fact, I take both (tatting and crocheting) so I have a choice. We always need choices, don't we?

Trish said...

love them! I thought they were little change purses at first, that'd be cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I look forward to visiting you again!

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