Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WIPS and a General Update

If you follow me on Facebook you might have seen that my Grandma passed away.  She was a truly special woman, and played a large roll in my childhood.  I miss her.  Eventually I will share a post all about her, but not just yet.

Anyways, that's why things have been pretty quiet around here and on social media recently.  I am home and life has returned to normal.  (Well, almost normal.  There is a hole.  Also, I managed to lose my key at my parent's house.  That's proven to be one of those minor and huge deals all wrapped into one.  If you're the praying type, I'd appreciate prayers that they turn up.)  As for the blog, the Yarn Fanatic weekly parties will resume next week, there are various posts in my drafts folder, and winners for all of the October giveaways have been emailed.

As for my yarn projects, I am somewhat frantically trying to finish up my many WIPS.  I am showing at a craft fair this weekend, and I am not quite as prepared as I'd like to be.

I could use your help on a few things . . .

I have quite a few hats, and I'm scratching my head as to the best way to display them.  (Ahem, and do it on the cheap.)  So fancy hat racks, like the one below, are out.

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I had a crazy idea of using balloons, but I can't decide if that would just look stupid and cheap or if it's a brilliant solution.  Also, I'm not sure exactly how I would adhere the balloons to my shelves/table.  I could just lay them flat, but that just seems so boring.  Plus, I think they are some of my most eye-catching pieces, so I want them to pop.  Thoughts?

Speaking of hats, what type of prices would you be willing to pay?  I've got ideas for all of them, but it's good to hear straight from the consumer what they'd be willing to pay.  So, if you have a chance to stop by and let me know, I'll be posting some of my wares on my Facebook page and asking what a fair price would be.  (You all were so helpful when I asked for help pricing my headwarmers a little while ago, I figured you were a wonderful resource!)  Of course, feel free to leave a comment here too/instead!

 Frontier Dreams with Nicole
Work In Progress with Tami
Yarn Along with Ginny


  1. I'm so sorry about your grandma; I'll definitely be praying for you.
    Sorry, I don't have much advice on craft fairs, but I hope it goes well for you.
    Take care :-)

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care.

  3. Praying for you - so sorry for your loss. A craft fair will be exciting. I saw a display once for knitted hats where they had a big wooden board (just that cheap chipboard) and they had used drawing pins to pin the tied up end of balloons to it. All the hats sat on the balloons. It made it highly visible as it was a vertical display and you could see it from far away. Also clears up space on your table. Or you could have little tabletop boards - still vertical just a smaller version. Hope you find a solution and look forward to hearing how it went. Good luck with it all!


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