Neighbors by Design

Makers/Craft Market in Los Angeles this weekend…

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I happened to put out my fiber items in the hopes that I might actually sell something. No such luck. However, I met Zoë Melo at one of the yard sales.

Zoë heads Neighbors by Design is a socio-enterprise, a community-centered platform that uses design as a tool to bring neighbors together and in the process create products made out of recycled materials donated by neighbors.

While most of my inventory is high end for potential sales income, I do like to create items from scrap yarn, which would fit the business model more. Either way, it’s an opportunity to sell some of my stuff and make some extra money, especially since I have lost my graphic/web design job.

Before I forget, the point of this post is an event:

Neighbors by Design Makers/Craft Market

December 16 & 17, 2017

10:00 AM-4:00 PM PST

4432 Campbell Drive; Los Angeles, CA 90066

I will be participating with Cathy, conducting the crochet and knit workshops on Sunday. Come on by! You might find the perfect gift for that special someone.

The 2017 AllMusic Gift Guide…

Clever Advertising Graphics

Here’s a clever advertisement that caught my eye and got me to click.

Holiday Gift Guide: Metallica Toys, the Story of ‘Rolling Stone,’ Hip Hop Comics and More

All the images – at first – appear to be knit, but upon closer inspection, it appears to me they were screen-painted somehow – too many details in one stitch.

Neat to look at.

“50 People Spend 2 Months To Crochet Giant Urchins Above Singapore’s Marina That Each Weight 220 Lbs (100Kg)”

Bored Panda 50 People Spend 2 Months To Crochet Giant Urchins Above Singapore’s Marina That Each Weight 220 Lbs (100Kg)

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Spare Wheel Crochet Cozy

Crochet Spare Wheel Cozy
courtesy Susan Yorshis-Miller

An high school friend of mine that I recently reconnected with sent me this picture. I am pretty sure she took it while out-and-about in Los Angeles.

I love it! I can tell just by looking at it that it was crocheted.

What do you think?

ADDENDUM: I just learned that this picture was taken out-and-about in Granbury, Texas! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Celebrity Crocheter: Vicki Lawrence

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I just found Mama’s Family airing on MeTV. I used to love this show and still do. From 18:00-19:00 you will now find me in my room, watching while crocheting or knitting.

Imagine my surprise to see Mama (Vicki Lawrence) crocheting. Yay!