Author: LMProck

Black Friday Sale On Etsy

With Thanksgiving around the corner and Black Friday right after, Where’s The Yarn is having a Black Friday Sale from November 25 2016-December 16th, 2016.  Sale begins at 6:00a.m. on Black Friday and ends at 11:00p.m. on the 16th of December. 5% off all items in my shop and free shipping.  Christmas shipping ends on December 16th, 2016, so all holiday items will get to destinations on time. New items will also be added to my Etsy shop with a 5% off discount. Items include scarves, fingerless gloves, brooches, crochet hooks, ornaments, and more.  Dealing with mom’s doctor appointments and upcoming hip surgery, I’m working in the doctor’s offices, Sow’s Ear Studio, and home. Photographs, prices, and descriptions will be placed on Etsy this Saturday.  With seven sales on my Etsy shop in the last couple of weeks, it’s time to replenish my shop with new items. Sow’s Ear Studio will be closed on Black Friday, but stop in and say hello to Rosemary and Lauren on Small Business Saturday, which takes place the day after …

SOLD: Rustic Heart Brooch

Sold: Rustic Heart Brooch I’m very glad to say that I SOLD my rustic teal heart brooch this morning. I love this brooch because teal is my favorite color and I love the brown part of this brooch. When I was writing the description on my Etsy shop, this is what I wrote. Size: 1 5/8 x 1 1/2. Make a fashion statement with this handmade polymer clay heart brooch that has teal pearl polymer clay, raw sienna polymer clay, a simple jelly roll cane.  When I created this brooch, I had antique teal finish and different colors on my mind. This handmade brooch is finished with liquid polymer clay, and a silver pin.  Pin on the back has been super glued, clayed, baked, and then has a coat of liquid polymer clay on the top of the clay. Brooch may be worn with a jacket, scarf, purse, and can be worn with scarves, and shawls. FREE SHIPPING: Handmade brooch will be shipped United States Postal Service 1st Class Mail. For further details about shipping, …

Unique Article: The Telegraph: Knitting-Crocheting Jam Making Improve Mental Health Study Finds

Unique Article: The Telegraph While finishing my bohemian blanket for my bed yesterday, I decided to take a small break and flip through Facebook.  Flipping through I stumbled on this article about knitting, crocheting, and mental health.  Briefly reading this article about the history, mental relaxation of knitting and crocheting and decided to share it on my Facebook profile.  While thinking about how crocheting is my business, I love crocheting, and how it relaxes me, I decided that I wanted to write a small blog about what I think of this article.  I like this article because it talks about knitting and crocheting in the past and present.  To read this article, simply click on the link shown, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/25/knitting-crocheting-jam-making-improve-mental-health-study-finds/

SOLD In The Forest Scarf

I’m happy to say that Where’s The Yarn has sold it’s first scarf for fall 2016. Grab a lovely, crocheted scarf like this customer did.  All scarves are made with a soft cotton yarn, soft wool, and soft crochet thread.   Grab your scarf on Where’s The Yarn today. Below are my thoughts when I wrote the description on Etsy. SIZE: 69 1/2 x 7 1/2. AGE: TEENAGER-ADULT. Men And Women’s Wear. CROCHET SCARF Loops And Threads forest green is the choice when I created this scarf that’s perfect for fall and winter. Take a nature walk, inspired by the woods, and the Adirondacks. Keep warm in style with this lovely green scarf. Scarf is crocheted with the same color on the outside. Scarf is machine washable in cold water and tumble dry on low heat. FREE SHIPPING: Handmade scarf will be shipped United States Postal Service 1st Class Mail. For further shipping details, click on the “polices” window next to this description.

Hello Fall

It’s official, Fall is actually here.  Leaves changing colors, shorter days, colder days, wearing layers of clothing, and bundling up with some new scarves by Lauren at Where’s The Yarn?  I’ve currently working on new scarves for Sow’s Ear Studio and my Etsy shop.  All scarves are $45/each.  Scarves are made with yarn of all kinds including soft wool, cotton yarn, and worsted yarn.  Each scarf will have a different kind of stitch.  Stitches include single crochet stitch, half double crochet stitch, slip stitch, and other various types of stitches that I’m learning about along the way.  I’m also adding some fringe and fancy edges to my scarves when they’re completed. All scarves are machine washable and can be placed in the dryer on low heat. Buy an early holiday gift with a handmade scarf with my “BLACK FRIDAY SALE” on Thursday November 24th-December 11th, 2016. My other goal is to not buy anymore yarn until the yarn I currently have is all used up.  No more buying yarn at Michaels and Herrschners.  My two favorite …

Slip Stitch Used For Many Things

I’ve been crocheting since 2009 and learned only one stitch.  A simple single stitch. As time has gone by, I’ve decided to experiment with new stitches and techniques.  For example, I started this lovely nature scarf with a simple slip stitch. A stitch that’s not lace, it’s closed.  With the slip stitch on this scarf, the stitches look big, loose, but the stitches are close enough to keep you warm during the long cold months.  I’m working on more blankets, scraves, fingerless gloves, and much more with this delightful stitch.  

More Scrunchies On The Way

If there’s one thing that I learned that’s quick and easy to produce and makes a great gift, that’s my small and large scrunchies.  All scruchies are made with a hair elastic band, cotton yarn, and a small crochet hook.  This keeps the stitches together so you don’t see the elastic band.  Scrunchies can be found on http://laurenprock.biz at $7.50 each. Remember, shipping is free on my Etsy shop as well. All items in my shop take 1-2 weeks to deliver, so if you need a scrunchie or anything else from my shop, be sure to order your item(s) fast.  This scrunchie is made with Premier Yarn Cotton Flair in aqua ice.  I love these scrunchies because the stitches are wrapped around the elastic band, working with the stitches doesn’t make the scrunchie look so big, and I make a fancy fringe when completing the scrunchie. Scrunchies are great for girls with long hair, doing everyday activities, cooking, working in a restaurant, and want to keep their hair pulled back during long summer days. These …

As Of October 5, Treasury Lists Will No Longer Be Available

Etsy has a lot of great things for people that are in the handmade business full time or part time to supplement income.  When I went on Etsy today and was going to create a new treasury list to my surprise, you will no longer be able to create a treasury list and edit your current treasury lists. For those of you who don’t know what a treasury list is, a treasury list is where you create a list of various items from other Etsy shops.  These items could be a theme like Fall Is Here and the list could handmade blankets, scarves, fingerless gloves, and anything related to Fall that will keep you warm. I like these treasury lists because you could type in any handmade item, make a list, and the shops/people that you add to the list noticed your shop.  People can send you comments, view your shop, and share the treasury list that you created. The question is, why are they discontinuing the treasury lists and what do they have in …