Friday, November 28, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, originally uploaded by Terry_Lea.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

House N Fringe

I'm not a big tv watcher. I watch maybe one movie from netflix a week and that's about it. But every season, I end up watching a 'night' of tv. I was watching Hell's Kitchen and whatever came on with that for awhile. One season I watched American Idol. For awhile I was watching the Sunday night cartoon line up on Fox. Now, though, I think I'm officially watching 'House' and 'Fringe' on Tuesday nights. It's not that they are the worlds best shows (personally, I liked Alias better than Fringe), but they just happen to be what I've become caught up in. So...tonight is TV night.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Chimera Crochet Booth

Chimera Crochet booth, originally uploaded by sra_nelson.

Here was my first craft fair set up! I sold three things, a cuff, a scarf and a washcloth set. Not bad. I'm already getting excited for seasons of crafts in December!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I made yarn.

Shetland and Top, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

Hooray! Just thought I'd share. There are more photos in my stream.

Saturday, November 15, 2008



more animals

Friday, November 14, 2008

I will be there!

Holiday Bazaar -- Saturday, Nov. 22

We are excited to be hosting our first ever "Local Artisans Bazaar" right in the studio! Yoga Body and Balance is pleased to present a warm, friendly venue for local talent to display their wares just in time for the holiday season. This event will be taking place on Saturday, November 22 from 1 pm-5 pm. This will be in part to benefit the Friendship home. We'll have food, drinks, conversation and, of course, hand crafted art by some of Lincoln's finest established and budding artisans.

We invite all of you to come enjoy (and contribute to) this atmosphere while supporting your neighbors. Please bring your family and your friends and spread the word to help make this venture a smashing success. The kinds of things you can expect to see include but not limited to: crocheted wearables; semi-precious stone jewelry; hand embroidered pillows; paintings; ACEO cards; poetry books crafted by author; handmade journals; hat boxes; a novel; musical recordings; baby clothes; chakra readings; plus a variety of gift baskets from several vendors and more. This is also an opportunity for you to join in the fun. Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Bazaar!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Today In The Storque, Tonight in the Labs

My chocolate covered cherry is featured in the Storque article! And of course, the article itself is important because... Today at 7pm EST - Online trunk show live in the Virtual Labs, where you'll be able to meet the makers, learn about their process and even see sellers live in their studios via webcams! This is going to be the handmade shopping event of the season, and it's not to be missed!

LINCOLN HANDMADE TEAM will be doing their show at 7pm CST- please stop by and visit with us, okay?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Spinning The Week Away

I keep putting off blogging because there were things I wanted to show you and those things are still on my camera. But apparently they are not that important, because they are still on my camera!
We have been spending the majority of our time inside our house because of the weather. It's been very cold, which isn't a problem itself, but the cold has chosen to pair with either outragous wind or icy rain. So, i've been doing a lot of spinning. It seems to be the only thing that holds my interest, which I suppose is typical of a new craft. I still get this sinking feeling I'm not doing it quite right, so I'm planning on meeting up with another local spinner, Jordan, of Stricken Knits, to give me some pointers this weekend. On the spinning front, I spun through all of the fiber that came with my original spindle, spun through all the fiber I got a few days ago, ordered a new spindle that I'm picking up from the post office this morning, and then ordered two new batches of fiber from two etsy sellers yesterday, hoping that some of it will be here by this weekend for the aformentioned meeting with Jordan. I'm agonizing over what spinning accessories I really need. A ball winder? A Niddy Noddy? A swift? I'm such a novice, I don't want to purchase things I don't REALLY need. If you have suggestions, I'd appreciate them!
Also, I have been getting ready for a small local craft bazaar. I gathered up my stock and practiced laying it out, considered pricing and am aquiring all the other small things I will need for the show, like receipt books. I read a great page of tips this morning for craft shows. I originally saw the link at Marr's page.
And this week, Etsy, Your Place to Buy and Sell Handmade, is going to make craft and internet history on November 13th. On this day, Etsy sellers from around the world will get together to show their wares to a live audience in Etsy's Virtual Labs. Here you'll be able to meet the maker, learn about the process and even see them live in their studio via webcams! With the help of Etsy Teams (groups of sellers who join together to promote Etsy and their work) this is going to be the handmade shopping event of the season, and is not to be missed! Lincoln Handmade will be having their show at 7pm Central time, so DON'T MISS IT!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Look At My Favorites

Just because. I have some other things to tell you about, but the accompanying photos are still on the camera. Until then:

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Morning

I got up early because I have not yet adjusted to daylight savings time and I was paranoid I would be late for my dog walk. Since it was early, I had some average instant coffee with cinnamon bun creamer, gave Elsa some pineapple tidbits, then got us both dressed. They said there was early voting today at the election office, so since I had an hour and a half to burn before my dog walk, I decided to go vote and go to the post office to mail bills, photos and two packages. The line at the voting place wasn't too long, and it only took us about 20 minutes all together.
After we got home, I made some rough cut oatmeal with cranberries and strawberries. However, it took longer to cook than I thought, so I put it in a paper bowl and ate it on the way to the dog walk. I walked two dogs then came home. I decided to head out early before my second dog walk of the day because I needed to get some things at the natural foods store on my way out of town. I shopped there, walked down the block and got some fresh bread, then headed to the next town over to walk some boxers. Walk finished, I drove home and put the baby down for a nap and here I am now, blogging. Post post, I'm going to try to spin some yarn on my new drop spindle for the first time.