I love a lush green forest, but boy am I looking forward to watching these leaves turn gold, orange and red this autumn. September is just around the corner, and so is the transformation from summer to fall. The morning breezes are getting cooler each day.
I have two markets in September, so I'm really starting to feel the hustle! My first market this year is Handmade Market.ca on September 16/17 at the 13th Street Winery (yes, a winery) in St. Catherines.
My second is the Etsy: Made in Canada - Makeology (Hamilton) show September 24th, hosted by Makeology at the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology in Hamilton. I am so excited for both these events, and can't wait to get back into the swing of handmade markets! Who else is getting excited?!
Life is too short to knit with cheap yarn. #truth
Missing NYC a little bit today, but smiling at the fond memories I had the opportunity to make with so others at Our Maker Life's first event at the beginning of August. I can't believe a month has gone by already!!
For all you yarn enthusiasts interesting in coming to the second meet up, voting is still open for next year's event location here: http://www.ourmakerlife.org/events.html
Nothing like sitting and knitting and laughing outside in the morning light with your mom and grandma, a hint of autumn on the air (finally enough to wear a cozy sweater). My happy place.
OML's newest Question of the Week is up on the blog. Makers Emilie of @lehandmade, Macy of @imcrazyforcraftin, Stevie of @stevieboehmerdiedrich, and Bonnie of @greenletterday shared their thoughts with me on challenges they face, and how they overcome those obstacles.
In my handmade world, the challenges of finding enough time + staying true to myself and what I want my business to be go hand in hand. A lot of hours are put into fueling those creative juices and physically designing a new knitwear piece. Hours I sometimes feel I don't have, or don't want to "waste" if my new idea doesn't work out. When I'm strapped for time or feeling discouraged and unmotivated, I end up browsing all corners of the internet for inspiration. I peruse Instagram, Ravelry, Pinterest, Facebook, Etsy, Google, online magazines, you name it and I've probably done some serious lurking at one point or another.
Falling down the rabbit hole of internet inspiration has its ups and downs. Sure it can spark and refuel your inner desire to create, but it can be frustrating (dang, I wish I thought of that first) and tempting (well maybe I could just make it too) and downright discouraging (but why am I bothering to make things when everything pretty has already been made). These thoughts cross my mind all the time.
So how do we stand our ground and stop ourselves from wandering down a path that isn't our own? Read the whole post here.
Tassels and plaids and hats, oh my! How many more days until fall?
Spent the morning working on cocoon sweaters (and starting a new show - anyone watch how to get away with murder?). The green one is promised to someone else, but the grey is still up for grabs!
Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday! I know I will be, getting my knit on at a cozy cafe with several other yarn enthusiasts, yay sip and stitch!
'm sipping some coffee and actually finally making some knitwear for this fall, it's a miracle!I also just watched the final episode of Stranger Things... Ummm anyone else watch those amazing eight (why oh why couldn't there have been more) episodes of glory? I'm actually so upset it's over, and kind of want to watch it again right now. I suppose I'll continue to watch Better Call Saul instead.
My first market of the fall/winter season is just over a month away, and I'm so excited to be a part of what looks like such an amazing event!
"There is no season in all the year so beautiful, so radiant with glory, as the early autumn. There is no time when the human soul drinks in so fully the glory and beauty of nature. All objects of beauty are more beautiful while passing away from us. The closing up of a beautiful life—the fading of the holy stars in the dim light of morning—the ending of a quiet summer day and the passing away of the bright summer glory, are all more sweet and lovely as they are lost to us. The death-glow always beautifies anything that wears the trace of beauty ere it goes back to nothingness. We do not understand the secret of this principle, yet we know that it is some law of the infinite mind."
Is anyone else yearning for autumn more desperately with each passing day of august?
Hello friends, I'm Kelly! I'm a 27-year-old cozy enthusiast who loves creating things with yarn, exploring the beauty of nature, and eating Brooklyn style pizza.