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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Etsy Adventure

Good evening!

As summer winds down into fall, I have some very exciting news to share with you.  I have partnered with our local Small Business Development Center and Etsy, together we are launching the very first Craft Entrepreneurship Program here in the San Luis Valley. It is an innovative program that will teach you the skills and knowledge to start an online Etsy Business. I am over the moon excited to be part of this ground breaking adventure!  

Here is the direct link should you wish to sign up:
http://tinyurl.com/zo7hhl3



Off to shrink wrap NEW Never Before seen soaps!


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Temperature Afghan Planning

Hi there!

How ya doing?  Bet you are enjoying what feels like the last days of summer?  Here in my  neck of the woods, the nights are cooling off.  As Fall/Autumn sets in, I am feeling excited!  

I feel like I always have so many fun things to do.  I love planning and doing!  I think that I have missed my calling, I should have been an Event Planner..I guess I am to a certain degree.  Something is always in the works.  

The next BIG event that I and a good friend are planning/hosting is the Temperature Afghan Crochet A Long.  The Crochet A Long will officially start on October 1, 2016 and run thru September 30, 2017.  Yes!  It is a full year long commitment.  

This Crochet A Long is so versatile!  If a person can not commit to an entire year,  folks can use the temperature chart and kit to create Monthly Scarves, Hats, Mittens, Shawls, the possibilities are endless!!!

Here's a little bit of info on how it all works.  

We have configured a temperature yarn gauge to include 14 colors.  Each color is assigned to a 10 degree temperature range.   

A person commits to crocheting 1-3 rows/rounds using the temperature yarn gauge as their color choice each day.  Either "T" or I will post the 10 a.m. Temperature here in Alamosa CO on our Facebook Group Page “Crafting With LeeAnn”.

If folks think they are not going to have time to crochet for the day, no problem. The kit will include a full calendar.  You can easily write down the daily temperature or refer back to our Facebook Group Page and then crochet at a later date. 

The trick is to not cheat the system by falsifying a temperature because you think the color shouldn’t go where it is.  We want to capture the temperature as it happens making the afghan or project a true representation or the year.

The kit will come with 5 printed patterns, one of them being my very own Crochet Hexagon!  woohooo!  I have designed a simple hexi that you can attach as you go.  I love that, or you can sew/crochet them together at the end of each week.  Here's a sneak peak of my newly designed Hexagons.  

Would you like to join us?  We would love to have you!  Our temperature chart ranges from -35°F to 110°F.  You can email me at LeeAnn.Cisneros@yahoo.com to pre-order your kit.  I can ship to anywhere within the U.S.A.