I have been, not so quietly, working on finally opening an Etsy shop and making items to sell in the shop. I have been wanting to do this for awhile but was completely overwhelmed with the whole process. Thanks to lots of encouragement, from so many people, and a brilliant creative collaborator (That's you Lindsey at Topham Photo), it's open!
Get ready blog readers, I'm about to let loose a flood of links and images! Consider yourself warned.
This whole thing started with an idea for knit inspired note cards. I love knitting. I love taking pictures of knitting. I love looking at pictures of yarn and knitting. I also love cards and I know I'm not the only one!
I had already designed the Knit Snow Family for WEBS and I was in the holiday mood (way too early). I thought I would start with holiday cards. I started knitting and making things for the cards.
First came the "rustic" series. Then,
(Images by Topham Photo and Ms. Ellaneous)
the more "modern" series. We had a ton of fun making things and taking pictures!
It didn't take long for me to realize that the Knit Wreaths and Knit Candy Canes would make perfect ornaments and package accessories!
(For approximately a million more pictures, click over to my Etsy Shop)
So, Happy Holidays to all of you! Here are Free patterns for the Knit Wreaths and Knit Candy Canes!
Of course, some people want to knit the project but don't have the time to scour the countryside for things like, felt and red jingle bells. So I thought, why not make it easy on the very busy knitters and make a kit?
Sometimes it's a little tricky to put little knit things together. If you need some tips, just watch this little video tutorial.
It was filmed and edited by Lindsey. It certainly pays to surround yourself with talented people!
Last but not least, a little something for my friends who can't knit, (I like to think of them as future knitters, they love the knit goods but haven't learned yet) or for people whose knitting list is far too long already. I have some finished Knit Wreaths and Knit Candy Canes for sale in the Etsy Shop too!
Whew! Thanks for making it this far! That was quite a lot of knitted goodness to get through. I could use a nap.
If you still want more, or just want to keep up with what's new, like my Facebook page, Ms. Ellaneous Handmade. I'll be posting there regularly with links to new Etsy items, blog posts and random goings on.
Thank you, everyone, for your support and encouragement!