Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

Today I did some major cleaning of craft books/supplies. I am putting some books on our local Freecycle(tm) list, and have been slowly moving things upstairs to my rug hooking/craft room. I am going to really streamline my art so that I can get my business up and running. The party idea is still in the works, and tomorrow I will begin stitching again. Reproduction samplers, adaption of old samplers, and more rug hooking.

My newest idea involves getting together a book, but that's all I'm going to say for now. Hopefully it will be something that will take off both on Ebay and Etsy (as soon as I open an Etsy shop!) Having all my supplies and books in one place will really help to get things going and be a bit easier.

On a personal level, my hubby brought me a cute tea rose bush, a card, and chocolate....YUM! Hopefully he won't have to work too late and we can at least have dinner together!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Primitive Decorating

I've been brainstorming since yesterday, and have hit on something that I think will be really great! There are so many of us out there that love primitive decor and crafting, but don't really have the time to find out how to make certain crafts for our home. These crafts are very green and can actually use items you might already have in your home.

Here's my idea: I want to start having small classes on how to make different primitive crafts. I would start this in my home with four to five people at a time. I would charge a fee that would include supplies and everybody would take an item home that they made themselves plus instructions to make more at home. It would be a great way to meet like-minded people, maybe schedule a class with friends, and spend some fun time crafting things together. I'm going to kind of revamp my very new site so that it's the "go-to" place that I'll put on my flyer, and they can contact me by e-mail to begin with.

Today my goal is to get the flyer made, update the website, and figure out what will be offered the first class. I would need to make the items, take pictures and put them on the site to generate a bit of interest. Cross your fingers for me!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

My first post!

Well, here it is, my first post. I guess an introduction is in order. My name is Naomi, and I'm a fiber artist living in Connecticut. My first love is absolutely anything to do with wool. I picked up rug hooking about a year ago, and haven't put it down since. Sketching out a pattern, dying reclaimed wool to the colors I need, then starting the rug is great fun.

I'm hoping that this blog will be a first step to some kind of web presence for my fledgling business. I'm also going to begin stitching primitive pieces again as well as small needfuls for a primitive household.