Starving for Color?

I don’t know about you, but winter seemed about four months too long this year. I know are all starving for some color, and I have just the place for you. One of my favorite Pinterest boards is Color the World. Containing images of everything from artichokes to zebras, I share my favorite colors and color palettes there. I love finding inspiration in photographs, and Pinterest is the perfect place to do...

Kumihimo Inspiration with No End in Sight

My Kumihimo obsession continues, and this book by Jacqui Carey is one of the best on the subject. Beads and Braids is a must have for your library. There is inspiration here to last you for years. After a basic overview of some of the standard braid moves, the author shows a series of bead embellishment techniques, each with a full color examples. Beads are sewn on, braided in, and form ends. These designs are both elegant and innovative. Both beaders and braiders must check out this...

I’m Speaking at the Phoenix Etailers Conference

I’m honored to be speaking at the first Phoenix Etailers Conference to be held April 25, 26, 27, 2014 at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ll be speaking about two of my favorite things: Evernote and trade shows and wholesale sourcing, as well as participating in round table discussions and a live podcast for Thrifting for Profit. I’d love to see you there! And to sweeten the deal, use the code CHAR when you register for a $75...

Lazadas Blocking Wires…Knitters Rejoice

Just in and hot …Lazadas Blocking Wires…the super-flexible blocking wires for knitters and crocheters. The Lazadas blocking wires set is used for shaping and setting knitting or crocheted projects after they are made.  By blocking your finished garments you will put a professional finishing touch, it will help to smooth and uncurl edges, open lace works and shape the pieces to the exact measures you want. These wires are super elastic, can be bent, but have the ability to snap back to a straight wire. They are the most versatile blocking wires, they work great for straight edge, circular, half moon and even scalloped shapes. Because of the medium diameter, you can use it for blocking fine lace to chunky yarn projects. They won’t rust on your garment and they are hard enough for long durability. Find all four sets in my Amazon...