Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Spectacular success!

Whew. I made it to Christmas Eve! I've still got plenty o' knitting to do (at least in my head) and tons of new yarns to knit with, but I'm going to attempt to take a night off tonight, so my queeze and I can enjoy one night without the distractions of knitting and computers. I'm sure there will be some withdrawal, but I think we'll survive.

Last weeks Holiday Spectacular at the Magic Stick was a ton of fun. I just wish I had been able to see the live music from my little corner of the world, which was separate from the stages.

Thanks to Shannon (Comfortably Lovely) for including me in the Handmade Holiday Shoppe and organizing everything. There were a lot of people there raising money for C.O.T.S. and buying up wonderful handmade goods.

Here were my fellow shops:

1. The Silent Giants (who did the poster)
2. City Bird
3. Comfortably Lovely
4. Michele Maule
5. La Femme Monkita (moi)
6. Brash Design
7. Kenny Corbin Photography/Karpov the Wrecked Train

Here are a few photos from the event. Thanks to everyone who checked out my stuff or bought something! We had a great time.

Friday, December 12, 2008

La Femme Monkita is Indie 5 Collective featured artist!

Ali at, who ordered a custom cowl and featured it in a video on the YoutTube Channel Indie5.

Check out the video HERE and be sure to check out Ali's SHOP. I got some great personalized temporary tattoos from her for the little ones in my life!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Island knitting

I'm away nannying for my sister on her family vacation this week. I may be inside while the kids nap, knitting away, but the view is gorgeous.

Check out some knew colorful cozies I have been making!

These guys keep me entertained while I work away.

Up next is a benenfit show next Friday -- December 19th -- at the Magic Stick. I will be one of a handful of vendors offering last minute Christmas gifts. TOns of good bands are playing that night, all to benefit C.O.T.S. -- the Coalition on Temporary Shelter.

Check out a list of bands on the flyer below!

Monday, December 1, 2008

La Femme Monkita turns 1!

It's hard to believe it, but it's been one year since La Femme Monkita opened its (virtual) doors!

It was an extremely busy first couple of months last year, and, after a few months of slow down for the move of our world headquarters to the great Detroit area, I jumped right back in this fall.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me, whether it has been with purchases, knitting pointers (Jay), putting up with incessant knitting while we hang out (many), offering your personal opinions (ditto), or everything (Dan).

I'm still having a great time -- I just wish I had MORE time to do it!

In honor of La Femme's first anniversary, I'm offering free shipping for one week! That's right, there will be free U.S. shipping and $3 international shipping on all purchases and custom orders placed before 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8.

Thanks again to everyone -- you know who you are. And check out the new stuff in my shop! I've added about 10 things since my stash was depleted at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair 2 weeks ago.