Handmade Homespun Happiness For Infinity

You have heard about the 'Infinity Scarf'...right?  It has been popular for several years and is a quick to knit or crochet gift item found in abundance on Pinterest, Etsy and other 'Handmade' outlets.  So Trendy is this 'Forever Circle', that every Tom, Dick, Harry and Dollar Store have Circled their China Made Wagons to produce an infinite number of scarves for infinite number of necks around our infinite globe.  Gives new meaning to Infinity, huh?

What does this do to the Old School 'It's Hand Done, Honey' knitters, crocheters and weavers? To answer that I will have to step up on my 'Soap Box', which over the years has become a 'Soap Box Stack' so high that stepping up high enough to be heard all the way to China is might near impossible. 

So, I won't go there on this last day of November and the beginning of what once was a season for Homemade/Handmade Crafters to pedal their infinitely handmade items.

Instead, I will continue to be a Homespun Handmaiden because it makes me...
....Infinitely Happy....


Winter Boots Time in Texas

Suddenly, it is the end of November.  Like past Novembers, this blog has been short on posts.  And, this blogger has been more of a looker/reader and less of a commenter on my Blogland Friends list. 

It's a busy time of the year for everyone.  I've noticed the change in many blogs I visit.  Many of us are Facebookers and other social media posters, and stay connected with our fellow bloggers that way. 

Still, I enjoy the Journal and Writing format that is part of blogging.  And, of course...the photo journaling.

I plan to keep blogging! 
I hope you do, too!

Here in Texas, we have November Fall weather, for the most part,
with temps in the 70's and 80's.
However, the closer we get to December...
.....Texas Mother Nature let's us know it's time to break out our Winter Boots.
Or...in my case...
Vera Booties!


Happiness is Homemade

Although true for me, 'Happiness is Homemade', it turns out, isn't necessarily true for 'Gift Shoppers'.  Homemade/Handmades Target Audience was the focus for an article I recently read for 'Handmade Business Owners'.  Basically the article said, "The fact that your Crocheted Scarf (for example) is handmade, it is not the top priority for shoppers...especially if the shopper is also a 'Crocheter' who immediately thinks, "I can make that myself".  Yep, I've said it many times, myself!

There is certainly more to consider on the marketing strategies for Handmade Crafters.  However, for me, 'Happiness is Home/Handmade' and if my *Target Audience likes it...then I am doubly happy.

*Target Audiences:
~other Crocheters/Handcrafters (you are welcome to copy...considered a compliment).
~Family and Friends...made with LOVE for YOU.
~For Myself...made for the Love of Handmade, the Love of Fiber and the Love of Creating!

Truly...Happiness is Homemade...Right Vanna?


Libby LuLa Dressed In Rags

When one 'Rag Rug' comes off LibbyLuLa, she doesn't usually sit naked for long.  Long being less than a few hours before she is warped up and ready for her next dressing.  Not the case since I pulled off a Christmas Table Runner about ten days ago.  Does that mean I am losing my looming enthusiasm?  I should say not!  It's just that I got lured away from the loom by these....
Three to One...that's the count in time spent between twining table centerpieces and crocheting table centerpieces.  Actually it is Four to One...one not photographed yet.  Then there is the time spent standing at the loom vs sitting in the nest.  For this 'on her feet 5 to 6 hours a day at JOB Gal'...nesting is necessary....result...Four to One!
Yesterday morning we had our first frost.  I felt bad about not at least dressing Libby in a warm warp before the cold front hit so to the 'Rag Bag' I went.  I've been thinking about 'Simple Weaving' as a change from Twining and Libby agreed that she is as versatile as I need her to be.
Even if it means being Dressed In Rags!


November Posting Slacker...Tis' the Season

At least I am consistent as this Novembers posting numbers are right in line with past years of blogging.  However, I'm not going to over analyze why this is so...I'm just going to accept it and go on.  It does, however, make me stop and think about how blogging has changed since I started in 2009.  Maybe I will over analyze that thought in a later post.  For now...my best slacker excuse is....
Tis' the Season!


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