December 12, 2011

Season's Greetings & Update from OffTheHooks

What a whirlwind the last couple of months have been!  First, there was the Made Show & Sale at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery back in November:

My second (and final) craft sale of the season is coming up this weekend- Craftateria.  This is my third time participating, and it's always a great gathering of local crafters and craft-lovers. And this year is my first time doing two craft shows during the holiday season- it's been fun and I'm so appreciative of the positive response I've received!

Also, we recently took a trip to Mexico, which was a wonderful break and our first time visiting.

If that's not enough news for you, we also are expecting a b a b y this spring! Things are going well so far, despite being a little tired, I've been feeling healthy and excited.  And looking forward to the 'slower season' after the holidays so I can start using my time to make wee things for the wee one!

So needless to say, I've been running a little behind in the online world and most of my energy has gone into work for craft sales and for gifts for friends & family.  I've heard about the pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome and I sure hope I don't get it!  But I still do have many items in my etsy shop, just a bit less yarn that usual.  Check out some of the new dog cowls!  I just can't guarantee delivery for Christmas now- with the craziness of the post office and the unpredictability of the postal system, it's too big a risk to take during this busy time.

I hope everyone has a great (insert chosen holiday here) and a happy new year!

And.. I have a little favor to ask- what are your favorite baby patterns? books? etc?


PrairiePeasant said...

Congratulations Ashley! That's such wonderful news, and spring time will be such a nice time for a new birth! I had so many wonderful handmade items for my kids, most made by others! It's probably a good thing etsy didn't exist when my kids were babies--I would have had trouble restraining myself from all the wonderful handmade items. One thing I just finished making for charity (will probably post on my blog in the new year) was a rag quilt. Super fast to sew flannel squares together, snip the raw edges and then wash the quilt so the edges ravel and get all cozy.

cal said...

wow ashley! that is lots of exciting news! congratulations on the forthcoming wee one. and oh how i love mexico too; i do hope to get back there one day. hope both of your fairs went really well!