Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Since I learned that a very special woman was pregnant, I've been working on crocheting a stuffed alligator for the baby. I chose an alligator, because I learned the baby was expected around the same time an alligator attacked a police car in the south. I showed the YouTube video to this special woman, and she immediately said that the alligator wanted to be a police-gator.... and I asked "So what would his handler say? Sic 'em, Chompy?!" Perhaps you had to be there, but it was truly funny to us, and so Chompy was born.

Now I will admit that my least-favorite part of knitting and crocheting is the assembly. All of Chompy's parts have been completed for the last month or so, but I was dragging my feet on putting him together (baby's due in January, so that made procrastination easy). However, a few days ago I told myself that was it, I was tired of stepping over his project bag, and so I finished! And I love the way the little (about 19" long!) guy turned out.

Here, to share with you, are some pictures. Enjoy!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Craft show tomorrow!

Tomorrow is my last official craft show for this season, though I'm up for a home show if anyone would like to host one for me (great Christmas shopping perks to any host!).

Tomorrow's show is at Hodgson Vo-Tech High School. They have a bi-annual craft show (spring and holiday) that is well-known throughout the region, and not easy to get accepted into. I was honored this year to be accepted; it's my first year showing there. I'm super excited. It's an exclusively hand-crafter show, so not only am I excited to be a vendor, but I can't wait to do some of my own shopping at the numerous vendors who participate. The show spans several of the larger rooms in the school, including the gym and the cafeteria, so you know there will be lots of variety!

The show is from 9am to 4pm and entrance is free. Please come out, say hi, and support myself and other small business owners.