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a rose bombing

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ya ya…i said i wouldnt leave it this long again. i should stop making promises. promises are made to be broken anyway arent they?


ive been busy with stuff over here,

id love your opinions!

also, ive been super busy organizing a community art project, the Art Bomb Project, to take place during our town’s annual street festival, Ennis Street Festival.

we’ve had over 30 donated works of art and craft come in to us to bomb our lovely town. ive created a few pieces, an earring/bracelet set, a purple crochet rose on a background of crochet chains in black and white, and three acrylic paintings…trying my hand at something new. the last time i sat down to paint something was in art class in grade 8. Im a math&science girl at heart so all of this creative arty business is very new to me.

so here are my contributions in all their glory!

handmade jewellery, handmade jewelry, jewelry with a heart, silver, women, accessories, turquoise, ethical, eco-friendlypurple crochet rose, crochet art, handy hooker  peacock feather, acrylic painting, art, art bomb project purpletulips treeinmoonlight


roses, cowls and kittens, oh my!

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Not that im the busiest person in the world at the moment, i definitely could be doing more marketing/advertising for my jewellery. Im still learning what works and what doesnt…please leave advice for me if youve found something that works for you!

but even the slackers among us deserve some downtime from whatever it is we’ve been doing. today is one of those days. i woke up much later than usual and remembering id cancelled my therapy appointment for the afternoon. ive not been making any new jewellery on my husbands advice of selling what i have first. ive turned my head back to crochet and a big incentive was that i actually sold one of my boobie hats, without any advertisement of the shop or my wares! another German sale…hey ill sell them to anyone anywhere! i think theyre great.


The Handy Hooker on Etsy.
sunshine rag rug, crochet kitten, boobie hat.

It always feel great to sell something youve created to someone, especially when that someone is a stranger in a faraway land.

in the past few nights ive crocheted two kitten toys (one black and one white) and ive started two cowls. one for a close friend of mine and another to possibly list on Etsy. ive been thinking a lot about my Hooker shop and whether or not i should shut her down. i love to crochet. do i love it as much as making jewellery? i think i do but in a different way. im finding i love crocheting for family and friends and doing it once in awhile and posting a few things here and there. with jewellery i find i could just make it all the time for everyone. i almost feel addicted to it. to the creative freedom it gives me. a feeling ive never experienced before.

so today, and the last few days, have been a break from that high. and it feels good. it feels good to handle some hooks and yarn. to know that i can walk away from the wire and beads and still want to do it but not only do that, creatively.


im not sure how much sense all that made…but i didnt have my therapy today. so forgive me and just nod and smile ;)




ourfeministplayschool giveaway

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Please check out this link for a great review on handmade crocheted kittens in an even better natural/gentle parenting blog.

there is also a giveaway and will be many more posts about diy gifting possibilites and other fabulous products to help make your holidays a little easier.

merci beaucoup!

-bty xo

p.s. the handy hooker is my shop :)

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