Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Yarn along and some other stuff.

There is a new give-away at the end of this post...don't miss it.

 A few weeks ago I shared the beginning of these slippers that I was going to turn into boy slippers.  Ta-la!  The first one is almost done, and the second one is well on its way.  (The symbol is from a Canadian football team - well, sort of - it's the best I could do with the felt I have).
They stretch like crazy mad, so even though they look tiny, they will fit my twelve year old (they kinda fit me, see).  I am sort of reading my mom's Canadian Living Magazine.  I am leafing through it when I have a minute here and there.  After all, the sun is out, the weather is nice, and the kids are out playing...which means, it's garden time again!

OK...For those of you who participated in last week's give-away - Thank you very much.  All of your suggestions were very good.  Some changes have been made, and I will be working on some other changes (like the banner) over the next little while...
And the winner is....

I think your shop looks great. Personally, I'd probably try to add more splashes of color in your listing photographs (like the flowers and fruits you have in some) - just to draw the eye a bit more. I'm not sure how I feel about your banner - maybe have your shop name or something on it? Though with the current picture it may be too busy. Hmm. I'm not the best to give advice, my Etsy shop is pretty sad looking.

And, as a thank you to all of you who participated but didn't win the necklace:
I have a second give-away for you...
Through the feedback, I have determined that the most viewed item, and the item most often "favourited" is the reversible knitting bag tote.
And who needs a new knitting bag more than yarn-alongers, right?  So, I have added the pattern to my shop, and am giving away a pdf copy of the pattern to one lucky person.  You can see all of the pictures and the inside and all that in my shop as well.  Leave a comment below if you are interested. I'll draw the winner on Monday, March 14th.

I'll be linking up with Ginny at small things for Yarn along.  Can't wait to see what you are all up to.  I'll have to start at the end this week, and work my way backwards, because I didn't have time to get to everybody last week.  I made it 2/3 of the way through.


  1. Wow another giveaway, fantastic. I agree with the above winner's comment on adding some splash to your banner.

  2. Wow, my boys would love those slippers. Very cool! Thanks for sharing. Tricia @ Crunchycatholicmomma.blogspot

  3. It is certainly hard to work your way through all of the yarn alongers! lol

    I love the slippers. I wonder if the cloddhopper (aka MY 12 year old) would like a pair? :)

  4. very very cool slippers--I could see a couple of my grandsons loving them!!! (Of course, they would have to have the St Louis Cardinal logo on them!)

    who couldn't use another bag (i often feel like a real baglady!!!) thanks for the chance to win!

  5. The slippers are wonderful!! I just love the team emblem addition. Very personal and creative! The only thing I don't like is that there isn't a pattern link. ;)

    Put me on the tote lovers list and I'd love to be included in your drawing...

    Blessings, Debbie

  6. Hey Natalie, those slippers are so great, well done! Your son is sure to love wearing them. Thank you so much for passing on the versatile blogger award, I really appreciate that and apologies that I have not yet got around to passing it along, but I will x

  7. I think the slippers are great; they look super comfy and cozy. What better way to spoil feet?

  8. The slippers look very comfy, nicely done. And can I assume the A is for Argos :)

    And such a wonderful giveaway, thanks!