Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's a shame about Rodrigo Possebon's injury

OK, so I don't really know a thing about Rodrigo Possebon. But I do know that his Manchester United "football" (soccer) team colors are red and yellow.


Becuase I'm almost done making a custom Manchester United blanket for my friend Liz in Chicago, who's buying it for European-native husband, Tony.

They're due to have a baby in about two months so. After some back and forth, we decided to go forward with a blanket that's a little bigger than your after baby blanket so it could still provide a little warmth to Liz or Tony when they're holding the little one (who will be a soccer fan whether a boy or girl).

We got an official MU patch that will go on the bottom right corner and in the top left corner, I knitted an "MU."

It's not as easy as you would think. Doing a single S for the recent Spartan blanket was one thing. But after this one, I don't think I'll ever again to two letters side-by-side.

From now on, they'll go on top of each other!

Anyway, I tried to make the "M" a little different so it would maybe look a little "cooler" and I ran it by Liz who says that she loves it and that Tony will too.

I should be able to finish it up tonight and now just have to wait for the patch to arrive and then it's off to them in plenty of time for Tony's October birthday.

I'll be sure to post a photo of the finished product when it's all done!

I've got one more custom on deck and then I need to get trying to stock up my shop for the Detroit Urban Craft Fair.

More soon!

La Femme Monkita

Monday, September 22, 2008

Way to go, JJC!

Just wanted to give some props (is that the right way to use that word, kids?) to Jennifer Joy Create for being featured on the EcoEtsy blog recently.

Way to go, Jay! Check it out HERE.

Jennifer Joy Creative and La Femme Monkita will be sharing a booth at Detroit Urban Craft Fair in November -- I better get moving!

I'm still working on some customs and then I have to get cracking so I can have a full booth to sell at the craft fair. Stay tuned...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Detroit Urban Craft Fair: All Systems Go!

Detroit Urban Craft Fair got its vendor list up on its Web site today! Other than seeing that I need to have a square or rectangular logo made, it's very exciting.

The logos all link to the Web sites or Etsy shops for the 66 booths that will be at the fair, Nov. 15 at the The Fillmore Detroit, formerly the State Theatre.

For my logo I used the banner to my Etsy shop.

You'll see my booth partner -- Jennifer Joy Creative.

Check out the full list of DUCF vendors HERE.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Knitting for change.

OK, so the knitting had nothing to do with Obama, change or wanting change, or needing change for a dollar.

But last night I had to cover Barack Obama speaking at North Farmington High School. The only problem? Press had to arrive about 2 1/2 hours early. One of the Secret Service agents searching my bag found my knitting (with wooden needles so as to not set off any detectors) asked, "Expecting him to be boring?"

I responded, "Not at all, when he starts in two and a half hours."

My two competitors and I took our spots behind the media barricade on the floor when we noticed they put chairs up on the balcony behind us for overflow press. We decided it would be a better vantage point and moved up there. It was perfect. Obama's press entourage took up more than the space below, so it was a wise choice to move regardless.

Although at first I kind of dreaded the circus I thought it would be, I actually got in and out quite easily. It was an interesting night, an interesting event, and no doubt a snapshot in history (in a way).

And to top it all off, I got quite of bit of knitting done on one of my custom orders done before it started.

Click HERE to read my story.

Click HERE to see what's been added to my Etsy shop lately.


Monday, September 8, 2008

La Femme Monkita coffee cozies to be featured in Relevant Magazine!

Relevant Magazine contacted La Femme Monkita Friday morning asking if they could feature LFM's coffee cozies in its Nov/Dec holiday gift guide!

I immediately answered yes, of course!

I had never heard of Relevant Magazine but it seems to be the "cool" Christian magazine, geared toward young and hip Christians, from what I can tell.

I quickly finished two more cozies to give them a real variety of choices and sent about 10 photos to them on Sunday morning.

The two new ones I finished Friday are posted in my shop HERE and HERE.

I've got two custom baby blankets I'm working on for friends Liz and Amanda and purchased the yarn on Saturday. It's a new yarn I've never worked with, but I've got a good started on Liz's blanket and I really like it. It's a little warmer (perfect for fall/winter babies) and I love the colors.

Hopefully at some point I can get going on items for the craft fair in November. I have a feeling it will be here before I know it!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Getting ready for the newest Spartan!

I just finished shipping this MSU-Spartan-devoted blanket off to Cousin Nick and his beautiful wife, Beata, who are expecting their first little one in a couple of weeks.

I can't wait to meet my newest baby blanket model!

(And thanks to Claire, once again, for sitting in as my model, along with her baby dolphin).