Thursday, November 27, 2008

handknit latte sweaters revisited

happy thanksgiving!

now that the holiday shopping season is officially upon us, i would like to reintroduce the latte sweater as a marvelous little gift idea. i was amazed at how quickly these little beauties were snapped up at last weekends handmade market, so as i sit here, knitting some more, i thought i would remind everyone that these exist.

if you have a friend or co-worker or someone that is a regular coffee drinker who often uses take-out cups, you might consider giving them a handknit latte sweater to re-use instead of throwing away cardboard sleeves or double-cupping. i knit these with little bits of handspun and other bright, colorful yarns, and dress them up like little tea bags. see?

they dont have to be for lattes, just any warm drink, like hot chocolate or apple cider. they will keep your hand burn-free, are helpful for distinguishing which cup belongs to whom, and would make great little stocking stuffers =)

i love how they look in their little display box!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

handmade's t-shirts, playfood and market sign

handmade's t-shirts, playfood and market sign
Originally uploaded by clevelandhandmade

awesome photo that smashing took of my stuff at sundays handmade market.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cleveland Handmade Market November 2008

Cleveland Handmade Market November 2008
Originally uploaded by virtuallori

what a great group we have! the show was so much fun and sooo many people showed up! you can tell that i pretty much abandoned any thought of sleep the night before [too much to sew!] but it was worth it to spend time with these awesome ladies! thanks to everyone who came out and shopped! and thanks again to the awesome musicians who provided christmas music for us!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

we made the IT list !!!

the Cleveland Plain Dealer did an IT List of local holiday shows to find awesome gifts and things, and they totally included this sunday's cleveland handmade market! i hope this means we will get lots of eager shoppers =)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

team treasury!

on thursday etsy did a few live team trunk shows including one for the cleveland team! they even put a team treasury on the front page to spotlight some of the people featured in the trunk show as well as other members of the team. i was working at the coffee shop but popped in to make a few comments and say hello to all between making lattes and sandwiches =)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

front page!

i am so excited!
my carrots were put in a treasury that made the etsy front page today! what a cute bunch [harhar!]

Saturday, November 08, 2008

mark your calendars!

you may have noticed a new blue box to the left over there. see it? did you click it yet? you should! if you are in the cleveland area, you should totally stop at the Cleveland Handmade Market on sunday, november 23rd from 10a-4p. you can find all sorts of amazing handmade items for you or for the special people in your life. plus, i will be there, and coffee will be there, and we will have music playing by real live musicians, and a crackling fireplace to give it that extra cozy christmas feel. yay!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

O City Pumpkin 2008

saw this on my walk yesterday =)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

the exact OPPOSITE of the McCain campaign

this video makes me cry. it reminds me that there are some really thoughtful, good, honest, hard-working people out there who want a better life and deserve the opportunity to have their needs met and to live a healthy and happy life. i truly believe the Obama campaign wants that for people. i really dont think that john mccain is what this country needs. we need a uniter, not someone who divides us and has run a campaign based on smears, lies, and general misinformation.

remember to vote this tuesday if you havent already taken advantage of early voting!