New Items On Etsy

For further details, stop by LMProck. Listings in order, (1) Frosted Pine Tree Crochet Hook, (2) Summer Day Crochet Hook Set, (3) Espresso Heart Brooch.

Art Is Life

Art is life, life is art. Nature (winter, spring, summer, fall), nudity, color, black and white, in reality, canvas, print, photography, drawing, sketch, pottery, glass, and wood.  Art is all around us.  How you view art is up to you. Whether it’s in real life (reality) or hung on the wall, or on your table, art is the spice of life. Give a comment and say what your favorite type of art is.

It’s In The Blood Lines

New logo created with my Amazon Sketch App.

Hidden Talent

With moving out of the shop 10 months ago and cleaning up mom’s studio at home, I discovered a talent that I have and completely shut out since I 12-13 years old.  Mom found this huge brief case filled with drawings that I did in high school.  It took me a while to realize that I created these drawings and paintings, then it hit me like a ton of bricks that I actually did create these paintings and drawings.  I never really realized how good I was until I found some scrap paper and started to draw some things.  Realizing that I have a part of my mother’s drawing talent, I can create some great things on my own.  For example, I created this new logo above with a sketch app on my Amazon tablet.  It’s called a bohemian flower at midnight.  Being able to spread my wings and not only doing crochet, this is great.  Below this paragraph, is more drawings that I’ve created in the last couple of weeks, along with the drawings that I discovered in high school.

New Drawings

After discovering this hidden talent, I immediately went on Pinterest to get some ideas for drawing and went to Michael’s Arts And Crafts for my birthday gift and bought sketchbooks, pencils, markers and a book with sketch ideas.  I can do faces and other items, but I also wanted to see some symbols and try some symbols that I find inspiring.  Below is a Celtic symbol for love and a mountain drawing on the inside and a peace symbol on the outside.
Celtic symbol for love. 
 
Mountain peace symbol. 

The High School Years

One of the drawings found in a portfolio brief case found in the back of mom’s studio.  This simple geometric drawing filled with crayons is simple, unique and filled with color.  For the geometric person, this is for you!
Geometric shape drawing filled with crayon.  Created when I was in high school. 

More To Come

See more drawings and prints that I will create from drawings on my blog and on my Etsy shop.  Prices will be with new drawings and prints.

SOLD: Large Blue Earth Print Hair Scrunchie

Scrunchie Size: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.
Materials: Large elastic rubber band & Red Heart Baby Soft Yarn in blue earth print yarn.
These large scrunchies are specially made for thick, longer hair. Scrunchies may be wrapped around more then one time.  Keep your long hair tied back in the hot days of summer, cooking, cleaning, etc with this handmade blue earth print hair scrunchie.  Soak scrunchie in luke warm water & air dry.

FREE SHIPPING IN THE UNITED STATES & INTERNATIONAL. Your scrunchie will be shipped in a small plush mail envelope.

SOLD: On A Branch Heart Brooch, Striation Heart Brooch And Hearts Of Palm Brooch

On A Branch Heart Brooch

SIZE: 1 1/8 x 1 1/8.

When I bought this variety stamp, it had a whole bunch of things that I found fascinating on it. A bird, music notes, scribbles, and some other things. I used the branch part of this stamp because of spring, nature, and birds. This handmade brooch is made with scrap polymer clay from a previous project, a variety stamp, black ink, super glue, 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, click on the “policies” window next to this description.

Striation Heart Brooch

SIZE: 1 1/4 x 5/8.

Make a fashion statement with this handmade polymer clay heart brooch looks like a hurricane in the south. This handmade brooch is made with teal pearl polymer clay, sparkle white polymer clay, sparkle black polymer clay, 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, click on the “policies” window next to this description.

Hearts Of Palm Heart Brooch

SIZE:
1 5/8 x 1 1/2.

Make a fashion statement with a shawl, blouse, jacket, and scarf with this handmade palm tree heart brooch. Handmade brooch is made with light green polymer clay, yellow translucent polymer clay, green and gold polymer clay (for the cane on the outside), black ink, and a palm tree stamp. Brooch is completed with liquid polymer clay on the front and back, along with a silver brooch that’s been super glued and clayed on the back.

FREE SHIPPING: Handmade heart brooch will be shipped United States Postal Service 1st Class Mail. Your handmade brooch will arrive within 1-2 business weeks.

 

SOLD: Blue Ice Large Scrunchie

Scrunchie Size: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.

Materials: Large elastic rubber band & Premier Cotton Flare Yarn in blue ice.

These large scrunchies are specially made for thick, longer hair. Scrunchies may be wrapped around more then one time.

Keep your long hair tied back in the hot days of summer, cooking, cleaning, etc with this handmade tropical cloud hair scrunchie.

Soak scrunchie in luke warm water & air dry.

FREE SHIPPING IN THE UNITED STATES & INTERNATIONAL. Your scrunchie will be shipped in a small plush mail envelope.
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SOLD: Peppermint Candy Cane Crochet Hook

CROCHET HOOK SIZE: USI9/5.50mm
Give a peppermint candy cane stocking stuffer for Christmas. Give the gift to a crochet artist in your life. Not only are you giving them a piece of art, but their hand is less likely to feel tired while crocheting long projects.

FREE SHIPPING: Handmade crochet hook will be shipped United States Postal Service 1st Class Mail. For further shipping details, click on the “policies” window next to this description.

OTHER MATERIALS: Susan Bates Crochet Hook, sparkling red polymer clay, sparkling white polymer clay, liquid polymer clay, super glue.

SOLD: Vintage Penny Crochet Hook

CROCHET HOOK SIZE:
I9/9-5.50mm
Weathered, vintage, copper pennies is another one of my favorite kind of vintage. Crochet all of your masterpieces with this handmade crochet hook. Not only are you holding a piece of art, but your hands are less likely to feel tired after crocheting for long periods of time.

FREE SHIPPING: Handmade crochet hook will be shipped United States Postal Service 1st Class Mail. For further shipping details, click on the “policies” window next to this description.

SOLD: Watercolor Small Hair Scrunchie And Waterscape Small Hair Scrunchie

Scrunchie Size: 4 x 4.
Materials: Small elastic rubber band & Red Heart Soft Yarn in watercolors. Specially made for the artist who loves watercolors. Keep your long hair tied back in the hot days of summer, cooking, cleaning, etc with this handmade watercolor hair scrunchie.  Soak scrunchie in luke warm water & air dry.

FREE SHIPPING IN THE UNITED STATES & INTERNATIONAL. Your scrunchie will be shipped in a small plush mail envelope.

Scrunchie Size: 4 x 4.

Materials: Small elastic rubber band & Red Heart Soft Yarn in waterscape.

Keep your long hair tied back in the hot days of summer, cooking, cleaning, etc with this handmade waterscape hair scrunchie.

Soak scrunchie in luke warm water & air dry.

FREE SHIPPING IN THE UNITED STATES & INTERNATIONAL. Your scrunchie will be shipped in a small plush mail envelope.

 

 

Amazon Book: Vintage Style Crochet Projects

Vintage Style Crochet Projects: 32 Crochet Projects https://www.amazon.com/dp/6059192009/ref=cm_sw_r_other_taa_P1YHzbD35BR9X

As a crochet artist, I’m always looking for ideas and inspiration. Becoming a huge fan of vintage items and loving crochet I said to myself, this is great for my bookshelf. With over 32 different projects for the home and wearing, this will be a great thing to try for my Etsy shop. See some new projects from this book.

SOLD: Vintage Copper Penny Crochet

CROCHET HOOK SIZE:
USJ10/6.00mm
Weathered, vintage, copper pennies is another one of my favorite kind of vintages. Crochet all of your masterpieces with this handmade crochet hook. Not only are you holding a piece of art, but your hands are less likely to feel tired after crocheting for long periods of time.

FREE SHIPPING: Handmade crochet hook will be shipped United States Postal Service 1st Class Mail. Further shipping details, click on the “policies” window next to this description.

OTHER MATERIALS: Susan Bates Crochet Hook, scrap polymer clay, liquid polymer clay, super glue.

Sale On Etsy And Unique Article

Diaper Drive has ended for the holiday season. Diaper drive will start up again on the day of Strawberry 🍓 Fest. Details will follow.

Unique article on Countdown To Mexico, Knitting In Mexico http://countdowntomexico.com/2011/11/09/vogue-knitting-in-mexico/

Hello February friends! Just to let everyone know, I’m running my annual clean up sale on my Etsy shop. For further details, stop by http://www.etsy.com/shop/lmprock

Sow's Ear Studio And Gallery

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SOLD: Stripes Crochet Hook Set

CROCHET HOOK SIZES:
USK10.5/6.50mm
USJ10/6.00mm
USH8/5.00mm
USG6/4.00mm
USF5/3.75mm

Inspired by the classic stripe polymer clay cane and different colors, I made some stripe canes with different colors and placed them on these crochet hooks, that will make crochet projects more comfortable, fun, and exciting. This crochet hook set is made by Susan Bates and has all the crochet hook sizes you will need for creating projects with different stitch sizes. Crochet hooks will be labeled when they arrive in your mailbox.

FREE SHIPPING: Handmade crochet hook set will be shipped United States Postal Service 1st Class Mail. For further details about shipping, click on the “policies” window next to this description.

SOLD: Berry Oval Brooch

SOLDSIZE: 1 1/2 x 1.

Fresh picked raspberries and blueberries with a little pizazz is what I had in mind when I created this handmade, oval brooch. This handmade brooch is made with raspberry polymer clay, midnight blue polymer clay, a texture sheet, 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, click on the “policies” window next to this description.

New On Etsy

 

Descriptions for handmade crocheted scarves on http://www.etsy.com/shop/lmprock.  Just a friendly reminder that my Black Friday Sale ends on December 16th, 2016 and that is also the final day that I will shipping all Christmas items to the places they need to go.

Once items are sold, designs aren’t repeated again due to the fact that all items in my shop are unique, handcrafted, and one of a kind. More items are rolling in my Etsy created from Sow’s Ear Studio and at home.

With mom going in Tuesday December 6th, 2016, I will be working on some scarves while waiting for mom to get out of surgery.  See me working on these lovely creations in the waiting room on Tuesday.

New On Etsy

 

 

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 Black Friday.  If you live in Schenectady, stop by Sow’s Ear Studio on Small Business Saturday.  I will also be creating an event on Etsy so shoppers can stop by Sow’s Ear Studio.  Thanksgiving dinner will be at Galway Lake with my Aunt Cindy, Uncle Larry, and cousins.  Stay tuned for some great nature photos, family photos, and dinner.

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, click on the “policies” window next to this description.

SOLD In The Forest Scarf

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 places to purchase yarn and burn a hole in my pocket.  I’ve got so much yarn to work with, I need to create some new designs for home and wearing.

Every time I see a new color of yarn, I always think of what I can make with it.  Well now I’ve decided to just create some new things with what I’ve got and then when I start to run low on my current yarn inventory, I’ll start to buy more.  Until then, you’ll see all the yarn that I currently have both at home and at Sow’s Ear Studio.  Both of these scarves will be added to my Etsy shop on November 1st, 2016.

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 wonderful hair pieces also make a great stocking stuffer for Christmas, along with any other holiday, birthday, etc.  I have a total of twenty three scrunchies in my shop, so if you need more then one, there’s plenty.  Make one of these scrunchies a part of your hair collection today from my Etsy shop.

Blue Ice Scrunchie

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

Polymer Clay

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 store.  Whatever they have in store for replacing the treasury lists, I hope that it will be good.  I like Etsy because it’s free and you can keep your handmade items on your shop for four months. I know I’ve been on since April 2015, but making five sales has been good so far.  As they say, getting your own business doesn’t happen overnight.  I looking forward to seeing what Etsy will do in place of treasury lists.

SOLD: Ruby Skull Heart Brooch

SIZE: 1 5/8 x 1 1/2.

Make a fashion statement this Halloween with this handmade polymer clay smiling skull heart brooch that’s made with a ruby red polymer clay.

Smiling skull heart brooch for students and teachers is what I had on my mind when making my fashion Halloween jewelry. This handmade brooch is finished 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, click on the “policies” window next to this description.