Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Crafts in Chelsea was a hit!

I've been swamped - so here's a quick update...

My first craft show was such a success! I couldn't be happier with how it wall turned out! Loads of friends came in waves which really helped attract attention to my booth. It was freezing but DIDN'T RAIN so everyone was interested in handmade warming up items.

Thanks to everyone who stopped and shopped, my amazing friends, The New New etsy group (especially Lenny Mud, Nordea's Soaparie and Groundsel), my partner in crochet crime...Tepperwear, and my fantastic partner in everything Mr. Dominguez. I couldn't have done it without all of you!

I know I'm making a big deal out of all of this, but it was my first time, so I'm geekishly excited.

Here's a few pictorial highlights!

My booth!

John Berno and one of my lovely dance partners in the back Tim Hughes

Cute KID! She grabbed this headband and wouldn't let it go! That's a felted recycled sweater rose

This is how I started my day. I couldn't believe my eyes! A CRAFT ADVISORY??? Yes!

Friday, October 16, 2009


Molly Made is making it's craft show Debut! CRAFTS IN CHELSEA Here's a quick look into all I've been working on...

I'd love to see you there!

Saturday October 17th
21st Street Between 8th and 9th

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I have been crazy busy and loads of blog ideas have been flying through my head. Today, however, I came across something that I HAD to blog about NOW.

My ridiculously cool sister forwarded me an email from a mutual friend. The subject of this email was "Do you know what a Yurt is?" I knew it sounded familiar and as I read the email I remembered I had recently heard about Yurts. First, at the Fashioning Felt exhibit I blogged about a few weeks ago, and in one of the many CraftyPod episodes I listened to this weekend.

According to Wikipedia "A yurt is a portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia." For a more detailed description check out the full entry.

I read the email and instantly teared up with excitement! Kate Pokorny is embarking on an amazing task. She is going to CROCHET A FULL SIZED YURT!

Here's a small description from her site http://YurtAlert.com

"Historically, Mongolian nomads made felt for their yurts via a labor intensive process that still required an internal structure at the end of the day.

My project is to take that design a step further and make a locally-sourced (local to New Hampshire), self-supporting crocheted yurt out of hand-felted cording approximately 1.5 – 2 inches thick."

Her process looks so fantastic!

She met the sheep...

Felted the wool into a giant cord...

She even whittled her own Crochet hook!

After felting the cord she realized that it would take a tree sized hook so she's decided to crochet the yurt with her HANDS. I've been made fun of by my family for crocheting a hat with my fingers. So, I can't wait to tell them someone else is as crazy as I am.

It's going to take a LOT of wool to make a full blown Yurt. So... Kate is accepting donations. If you'd like to help check out her project countdown and donation page at Kickstart.com.

If you can't tell... I am SUPER excited about seeing this project unfold. No Wait... better yet... FOLD, into lots of lovely knots that make a house : )