Messy bun / Ponytail Hats

     I have started making the messy bun / ponytail hats!!! They are awesome... it's getting cold and I when I run out the door I have my hair up in a ponytail... Ponytails are not great for hats, but hats are great for warmth. So I have found a happy medium.

    These hats are work for long or short hair, and I am making them in other colors, please let me know if you would like to get one. They are $15-35, depending on style and number of colors.  I hope you like them, here are two of the designs I am working on. I you are looking for one in another color please contact me and I will see what we can make. Thanks for visiting!



Craft Fair in the Wind

         Every Craft show, Craft Fair, Farmers Market or Festival can be a learning and growing experience.


 The most recent craft show I participated in was put on in my community by local crafters and was outdoors. The original date was a week before Easter and I prepared accordingly. Along with the other items, I was making and getting ready for the show, I decided to make some Paper Mache-Clay Eggs.
 Something new i tried before the fair was to completely set-up my tables with my item and then I took pictures so that i could plan ahead and know where everything belonged.


 The last community craft fair had welcomed many visitors, as vendors made contact with customers and sold products. They had hired a clown and were serving free popcorn and cotton candy to the kids. So we were all expecting this time to be similar, or perhaps a little better than the first time.


 As the weekend of the fair came the weather changed from sunny days and blue skies to dark clouds and rain. So the Craft fair was cancelled and rescheduled for the week after Easter. All the time spent on the eggs and not on other projects felt like a waste of time.
And when the weekend arrived, it was a very windy day...Many vendors decided not to come, and I thought about it as well... But I had been working hard to complete things and I felt ready to go.


So we packed up drove a few miles and unpacked... the set-up was much easier this time since I already knew where I wanted everything (very nice!!). I have to change a little because of the wind but not too much. But I found the attitude of the present vendors concerning the ones who choose not to come to be be odd. They were really upset, but i saw some canopy's fly, people products blowing in the wind, I lost an earring from my display and almost lost a few other things. And there were very few visitors. Mostly vendors walked around buying a few things from each other, and a few people came to check us out. But with the date change, and the wind... the day was long.

Summary (My lesson learned):

 For me and my family I think we are going to do mostly to indoor craft fairs, and shows. Setting up the display at home takes time and  room, but is very helpful... Be prepared to spend time meeting new people, and if its a new craft fair you may only sell a few things now, but as you continue to attend the smaller shows you can grow your inventory and prepare for the bigger more costly annual craft shows, that tend to have a higher number of visitors.

Are you a Creative?

Define: "Creative"?

Recently I was told that I am a 'Creative'... I looked online to see what that may mean and found that there are a few definitions out there in the world.

From what i read I made up my own definitions and ideas on what a "Creative" is and in doing so proved to myself that I am a Creative.

First and foremost a Creative must create. He/She feels like a day where nothing was created was a wasted day. You might start ten different projects in one day, and years later find that you only finished half of them, but the possibility, of what those unfinished projects can become, is its own inspiration. For me personally, I like to work on more than one project at a time so that I can switch from one thing to another when I get bored or tired of what I am doing.

Being a Creative can express itself many ways : music, fine art, crafting, writing, inventing and so on...

Anyone can be a Creative, but I think its easier for many to go with the flow of life and distracted by ease of routine.

The Misunderstood Creative

Being a Creative can be tiring... Your natural instinct is to go against the flow, to see things differently and to wonder if you can do it better your way. Which can lead to more work and less sleep.

I generally rearrange one or more rooms in my house annually, and I am currently looking at paint colors to repaint my living room (we'll see if that happens, painting rooms is not list of favorite things to do, but i like that way it changes the look and feel of a room after its done), and I have 5 current craft projects going, and others in the planning stages... I don't like it when someone tries to limit me, and I don't feel compelled to do anything you 'think' I should be doing.

Jeff Goins said some great thing about Creative's:
A creative creates art. Not to make a buck, but to make a difference. She writes to write, not to be noticed or to sell books. She sings to sing, for the pure joy of making music. And she paints to paint. (And so on…) 
A creative colors outside the lines. On purpose. In so doing, she shows the world a whole new picture they never would have otherwise seen. 
A creative breaks the rules. And as a result, he sets a new standard to follow.

Encouraging Kids to be a Creative

I think we need to pay attention to our children, who are all naturally creative, and help them develop into their own kind of Creative. Give them opportunities to express themselves and show off their creativity. I recently started adding art to our homeschool regime. We work on developing skills that will allow them to express themselves with purpose but always shows off their uniqueness.

In one project I enlarged a paint by number picture that was a wolf (our last name is Wolfe), and we each picked new colors for the numbers and then painted the picture. and each wolf is unique to the person creating it.

Intentional Creative

The final thing I would like to note is that being a Creative does not mean you are without intention.

We still develop skills and, when we want to, we color inside the lines, but when we color outside the lines... we do it "on purpose".

So I leave you with this question: 

Are YOU a creative? 

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*Jeff Goins is the blog writer of

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Yarn Doll Creations

Introducing My Newest Creation : Yarn Dolls

                  Here are my mop doll inspired Yarn Dolls...each one is unique and has its own special qualities. Some are inspired by Seasons, Holidays, and Hobby's. Others are inspired by color combinations and while having fun creating something are a few of the girls...

Holly and Gracie

Debbie, Angela and Annabel



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