Thursday, August 28, 2014

My Favs on Thursday | Pumpkin Fever

My FAVS on Thursdays is a weekly linkup with my girls Nicole and Meghan.  Play along and share with us your favorite thing(s) of the week!

It’s still August and I wish I were joking…but all things pumpkin are back in full force already and it’s got me craving fall and the flavors of fall.  Majorly.  I resisted for maybe a week.  And then I had a pumpkin latte and BAM!, I fell into the trap. 

Now I want all the pumpkin things.
Heaven help me.

2014-08-28 my favs pumpkin

ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR

So sue me, I shamelessly plugged my fingerless gloves again.  I can’t help it!  I just love them so much!  I also included that ADORABLE Pumpkin Spice Latte print from my bloggy bestie Nicole.

I know I’m not alone.  How many other people have been sucked into the pumpkin life already?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New Shop Listings.

One of my big goals is to get my shop filled and ready for the fall/winter seasons.  I started my adventures on Etsy by crocheting and I haven’t turned my back on it completely.  It’s just that it seemed for a while there that everyone and their brother was crocheting critter hats and I needed to find a new outlet to take my business into a bigger direction.

But I still really love crocheting.  Like a lot.  And I have so many crocheted items in my house right now that I need to start listing them and getting them out of here.  It’s just that photographing and listing everything is so. much. work.  And I’m mildly lazy about it.  I’d rather make things all day than have to do the business side of them.  (Sounds like someone needs an assistant.)

Anyway.  Yesterday, I braved the 85 degree weather in a long-sleeved top and fingerless gloves to create new listings for the shop.  I’m kind of in love with these gloves.  In a hardcore way.

Crocheted Fingerless Gloves: Pumpkin

Aren’t they gorgeous?  And they’re super soft and keep your hands warm but still keep you functional.  I wear mine all of the time…but this year I actually added thumbs to them and I think I’m going to have to make myself a new pair with thumbs.

 

Thirteen color variations made their way into my online storefront.  I really can’t decide on my favorite color…but I am super digging the Ombre Latte version, with the different colors of browns all mixed together.  Squee!

Anywho.  I’m also mildly proud of the pictures I was able to get yesterday.  So I decided to share them on here.  Sorry if this is old news to you and you saw all of this yesterday when they went up.

What’s your favorite fall accessory?  Do you think you would benefit from some fingerless gloves being gifted to you this Christmas?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I Like Big Mugs | Mug Exchange 2014

I asked on Facebook a few days ago and the response was a positive one…so here we are!  Last December, I organized a mug exchange with some awesome people and it went over super well.  This time around, I thought that maybe we would avoid hosting it around any sort of major holiday (ahem::christmas was a bad idea::ahem).  September is pretty tame, right?

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

mug exchange copy

How does it work?
Sign up with the form below and all  participants will be given a partner.  I will be randomly pairing participants together (who you give to and receive from will be different…ala Secret Santa style exchanges).  Purchase a mug for your partner in NEW CONDITION and send it their direction.  It’s not required but sending extras along with the mug adds to the fun.

The sign-up period will only be open until the end of the day on Sunday, August 31.  After the sign-up period, I email you information including your exchange partner's mailing and e-mail addresses.  You will have this information sent to the e-mail address you specified on September 1.

Participants have until September 15 (TWO WEEKS!) to mail their mugs to their partners.  PLEASE ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU’RE CERTAIN YOU CAN HAVE YOUR MUG IN THE MAIL TO YOUR PARTNER BY SEPTEMBER 15!!

You may pick for your partner any mug in new condition, but please keep it family friendly!  And please use some common sense when packing these for shipping to ensure they don’t break en route to your partner. [Recycled wadded up plastic shopping bags make an effective and free packaging material.]

Fill out and submit this form to enter:

Thanks guys & gals!  I’m really looking forward to doing this again.  It was super fun last time, I ADORE the mug I was given and I think everyone involved seemed pretty happy with it.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.  Email: katy@handmadeescapade.com

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