2012 in review

Thanks for a great 2012!

Looking forward to the next 12 months!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Craft News

Please help me welcome – Inspired For You – to WordPress.

Inspired For You is a multi business establishment that has over 40 local artists under one roof in our city. They now all come together under one WordPress roof.

This site is still a bit under construction, but it has a good start in showcasing all the different Blog sites, Facebook pages, individual websites and Etsy pages each artist belongs too. For those who do not have a site of their own, they will have their own feature page .

Now after the store’s first Open House last week, we are gearing up for the holidays.

So stop in from time to time and visit our artist family. Sign up for blog updates, view and Like the artist Facebook pages located in the horizontal menu at Inspired For You. Click on the Products tab and see a small sample of products sold in the store. Also visit Inspired For You – Facebook page and see the newest artist or featured sale.

Macrame Mini’s

Here is the newest littest macrame purses.

I had a few rings laying around the craft room and decided to put them to good use. These are made with 5″ plastic rings. The rings are a couple of different colors, some with a marble look to them. You can see each one individually and up close in the Gallery.

We have brown/tan, plum/ivory, cactus/ivory, jade/ivory, black/shadow, almond/pearl, smokey/forest and brownie in the color choices. Each one is lined and measures approximately 7″ wide x 6-7″ long.

What do you think? Would you use something this small for a cocktail party, casual or are they better used for a child?

Until the next brainstorm,

Be Creative!

Macrame iPad Tote

What will these two flat pieces of macrame become? Why an iPad  tote of course.
Mary at mestamp2 asked if I would put together a tote for her business iPad and accessories.
Once the tote size is established and made, the liner compartments need to be created.

Mary also uses the Square reader for her scrapbook sales.

This is the first time that I have made a divided liner and there were a few extra items that needed special attention.

The inside has two pockets, one on each outside wall. One is divided into a possible 5 compartments. Any of the four will each hold a wide pen or maker in place, but the one on the right has stitching the full height of the pocket.

The second, third and fourth slot only has stitching on the bottom half of the pocket. This will accommodate a Square reader in the bottom of each slot if necessary and still leaving room for the blue box over the top.
The blue box area can be used for items the size of business cards, driver license, credit card or small cell phone.

This macrame tote measures twelve inches across the top, three inches deep and eleven inches long. The shoulder straps measure 11 inches from shoulder to the top of the purse opening.

Mary will be able to fit her iPad on one side of the divider and her wireless keyboard on the other side of the divider. The middle section itself has extra padding so the two pieces will not bump each other.
There will still be enough room for cell phone in the undivided pocket, a wallet and iPad charger in the body of the tote.
I can’t wait to see this is action.
Stop in at mestamp2 and see the different things Mary is setting up for holiday season. She has ideas for Halloween decorations and I took a peek at a cute Christmas card. Tell her how much you like her new tote.
Until next time,
Be creative!

Macrame and Crochet Holiday Orders

DESIGN YOUR OWN Macrame Purse
If a macrame purse appeals to you; I am offering you an opportunity to design your own.

All parts of a macrame purse are changeable; strap length, purse body size, styles and
many colors to choose from. Purses are priced by body size.

Contact me for holiday custom orders. You can see many
purse ideas by clicking the Gallery tab at the top. You will also find an Available Colors tab.

Question of the day.

Have you ever thought of designing your own macrame purse? Almost every part can be custom sized.

Ask yourself this question.

What if I tell you that there is almost no limit to strap length, body size, opening width, color or pockets. If you would be interested in designing a macrame purse of your own, let me know what you are thinking. Look through the Gallery and browsing the available colors page.