Saturday, August 23, 2014

Free Clipart - Ball of Yarn and Crochet Hook or Needle

Here is another free image, you guys can use for whatever.  Because I can recall, when I was looking for free clipart that I could use for flyers or banners and couldn't find a free one.  You either had to purchase or buy one.  So I just snapped a few images and every now and then, I upload some that I've edited already so they are nice and clean and crisp.  Enjoy!

Oh, these are high resolution images.

crochet hook

aluminum crochet hook

ball of yarn and crochet hook

pink ball of yarn and crochet hook

Friday, August 22, 2014

Marketing on a budget for your handmade goods

Last week, I uploaded a video showing you a couple of ways to help you market or promote your handmade goods.  If you haven't seen it, subscribe to my YouTube channel and receive notification for my latest upload.  Below is the video, for you non-subscribers.

But here is another tip, for on the budget marketing.  While surfing on, I often see a banner ad for Vista Print free 250 business cards.  So I took advantage of it finally.  You do get 250 free business cards, all you have to pay is shipping.  I ordered them on the 16th and they arrived yesterday on the 21st.  That was fast shipping for $4.99 shipping fee.  It literally only took 5 days!  I'm impressed.

I didn't upload any logo or other images.  Because that cost more and I wanted a simple business cards.  Beside, if you've watch the video above, I already have a detailed compcards or flyers, that have plenty of images of my work. So I definitely recommend for their freebies.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ramen Noodles upgrade

After reaching 1500 subscribers on my Youtube Channel, I'm taking a lunch break.

If you haven't subscribe, do so, I update my channel once or twice a week, with lots of tutorial and tips & tricks for the Love of Crochet and other stuff.

But back to chow time.  I'm hungry.  and ready for lunch.  But I don't want to go to sleep after eating.  So I decided to make something simple, easy, quick, and healthy for me.  I know... I'm gonna pimp my Ramen Noodles.

So in a small sauce pan, I boil my water with one egg, after it reach boiling point, I add
  • half of slice tomato 
  • 3 strands of chopped sparagus
  • 1/2 ts of already chopped garlic (bought my in a jar)
  • 1 tsp of soy sauce
then, I add my pack of noodles with seasoning.  Let it boil for 2-3 minutes while turning my heat down a bit, so it wouldn't over boil and pour over.  while it's boiling, I'm chopping 
  • two strands of green onions (or scallions)
By now, my egg should be cook, I remove it, peel it, and cut in half.  Pour my soup in a medium size bowl, garnish it with green onions and a cap full of evoo (extra virgin olive oil).  Now you have a healthy lunch.  

Sunday, August 10, 2014

How to crochet a granny square

Today, I'm going to show you how to crochet these, single color granny square.  and will even show you how to weave or hide that remaining strand of yarn at the end.

Here is a tutorial for how to crochet a granny square.  Learn how to crochet the traditional granny square.  and the next video below, will show you how to fasten that remaining yarn, or how to weave it in to your project (finishing touches and techniques).

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Things to make with crochet granny squares

Check out all the things you can make with granny squares.

Granny Square Cushion -  link

granny square slippers

granny square handbags - link

granny square poncho - link

granny square birdhouse -  link 

granny square scarf -  link

granny square lampshades - link

I love this granny square crochet cardigan - link

bottom of a crochet halter top

how to crochet a granny square top
i love this, link

check out this site for more granny square you can wear

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