About school and my stores

School has been very slow this past week, and starting today, the teachers are on a strike... I was supposed to have an exam today, but my teacher didn't show up.   

Now, I have to make a Company Newspaper, for my Public Relations class... I'm really excited about the assignment, because I picked a bookstore (I looooove them!) and I have a million ideas! But I've been working soooooo much on my store that I haven't even started... 

I've signed up to sooooo many sites in the last week that it's ridiculous! I actually got accepted in one that I totally forgot that I signed up for! :-p 

I'm hoping one of those things will help my teeny tiny store move :-p 

Though I did get featured on Timothy Adams'  Top 10 monday :D The Top 10 gets posted via twitter and etsy and the next week, it gets posted on Timothy's blog.  And had been featured in a few treasuries on Etsy... So I guess the store is moving... :-p slowly but moving... I've been considering doing a giveaway here, so stay tuned I have to decide a few things first, but hopefully it will be up in the next few days... 

A treasury :D and some stuff

I don't have much to say today, I'm going out of town tomorrow... I'm not really that excited... but I'll live... 
I just wanted to show the treasury I made today! :D Finally! I never ever get right on time to the treasuries, but tonight I did... It features rings from members of the EtsyinSpanish team, really beautiful rings that I LOVE! 

You can see it here. If you are reading this after it expired, you can see it here.

Oh, and I was going to talk about this a couple of days ago, but I forgot... Twisted Yarns (a yarn shop in Texas) will be using George's pattern to teach a class! :D I got an email from them requesting permission! :D I'm really excited and I can't wait to see the finished monkeys... 

Ok, now I'm going to pack, for my really unwanted trip :-p, wish me luck... and if you want to make really happy, leave me a comment or visit the stores :-p 

Also, next week, there might be a little surprise here, so stay tuned... You can follow me on twitter @thepurpleblug if you want to be the first to know... 

Shining around pattern and stuff for sale...

This is just a tiny update, I know there's people waiting for the Shining Around cushion pattern to be published, so here's the link to her pattern shop on Ravelry 


I'm not sure if the pattern is available for sale outside Ravelry, I'm sorry... but if there's people interested I could find out with Talitha... 

Also, if any no-knitter is interested, in any way :-p, in a sock monkey cup cozy you can find them for sale on my Etsy and my ArtFire stores... (If you don't want to create an account to make your purchase, I'd recommend ArtFire, if your country is not listed you can email me to add it and then you can make the purchase via paypal)

Sea Horsey, another testing project...

I offered to help test another pattern on Ravelry last week, an Sea Horse amigurumi, but I totally forgot about it since I spent all week working on my cup cozy pattern...

To be honest, I never expected my pattern to be so much work... I had to change the sock monkey's lips and ears from crocheting to knitting and then reknit it to see if everything was fine and then creating the pdf, I totally lost track of time on saturday and went to bed at 5 am just to find out that the pattern that I uploaded to Ravelry was huge and took hours to download :-p

So I remembered about the amigurumi I had to crochet until saturday, the day I was supposed to contact the designer :-p

So I got to work at full speed and crocheted almost all of it in a few hours, it wasn't really that hard, but crochet is not my thing... and amigurumis are annoying with all the tiny pieces... so I finished it until sunday, after emailing the designer, all I had left to do were a few details and the photos... Sea horsey came out really cute, and was inmediatly kidnapped by my cousin, right after I took the photos, and now responds to another name :-P

ETA. To add the sea horse pattern... It's available on the designer's Etsy store for $3

My very first pattern - George

This is a short post just to let you know that I finally finished editing my pattern :D and now it's finally up and running on Ravelry here...

George (If you click here you will forwarded to the pattern's page)

If you are not on Ravelry yet you can download it here...

George (Clicking here will take you directly to a pdf file)

Eta. If you can´t knit, I also have cup monkeys available in my Etsy store. And also on ArtFire.

Now on ArtFire and more...

I just opened a shop on ArtFire, things on Etsy have been really slow, I still love it with a love that is more than love :-p but the truth is it's quite discouraging when I see no change, no matter how hard I work... 

Maybe ArtFire won't be the right way to go, but I think it deserves a try... 
At the moment it's making me happy :-p I'm currently on the front page, which is definetly a good way to make me very happy! 

So if you want to check the ArtFire shop you can go to http://thingies.artfire.com (Yes! I got the name I wanted!! :D )

On other news, I just want to let everyone interested in the Sock Monkey Cozy pattern that I will finish it tonight! :D This is really exciting! And I can't wait to share it with all of you... Let me just warn  you, that this is my first pattern and it might be a bit messy.  I changed a few things to make it all knitting, because the crocheted details (ears and lips) were impossible to explain. 

I'll be posting it tomorrow, so stay tuned! If you want the latest info you can follow me on twitter