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See You In Detroit

Guess who was accepted into the Detroit Handmade show for a second year?! That’s right – Purl You Crazy! Jen and I will be back and even more excited than ever. This is one of our favorite shows to attend and to vend. If you’ve never been to the Detroit Urban Craft Fair… GET YOUR LIFE TOGETHER! You need to go. It’s an amazing show at the Masonic Temple in Detroit full of straight up bad ass makers and artists. ❤

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Laser cut all the things!!!

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Weeee! I am so excited!!!! I FINALLY had the chance to try my hand at laser cutting and engraving. This week, I took my fiancé on a date night to Factory Two, the maker space in Flint and it was the best date night idea I’ve had in a long time.

Before heading to the maker space, we stopped for tacos – our go to meal for date nights. Mmm tacos. After our bellies were full of deliciousness, we headed over to Factory Two. There we learned how to use inkscape (the program we would use to draw our projects), saw a few of our friends, learned how to run the laser cutting/engraving machine AND got a tour of the wood shop in the maker space.

The beautifully designed keychain above is what I made. I can’t wait to perfect my art and make a million more of them to hand out to people at market. 😉

People may think that Flint is a struggling community without a lot of resources – and they would be right. But we are also a struggling community with a STRONG arts/maker community. I’m so happy to be a part of that community and I can’t wait to see what everyone does next.

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Light Speed

Life has been more than hectic over the last 6 months. It’s moving at warp speed. Like a movie set in outer space. Astronauts cutting through the darkness of an unexplored universe with streaks of light surrounding them, created by the stars they pass at warp speed. That’s how life feels for me right now. Each star, each streak of light, a moment in my life, more important than the last.

Dramatic, right?

With home renovations, the adoption of a new dog, visiting family, birthdays, barbecues, career changes, engagements and babies the last 6 months have been beautiful – but have moved incredibly quick. They always say that time moves faster as you age. I didn’t believe it, but here I am already wrapping up June and I could swear that yesterday I was complaining about the harsh Michigan winters.

But here’s the thing: If you don’t make time for the slow moments, is it really worth the rush? Not in my opinion. So I’m slowing down as much as I can. I’m squeezing in time to be creative, read, spend time with my family, weed the garden and pet my dogs.

Over the next few months, I’ll be knitting, crocheting and applying for winter markets. I’ll also be moving into a new home and selling another. Not to mention everything that goes into the work I do in my day job. Regardless of all the excitement and distractions, I’m going to try and take the next 6 months day by day, moment by moment.

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Ready. Set. Knit.

Happy New Year!

I’m excited for a brand new year of creation! PYC has a new line up of creature cowls for you this year. Don’t worry – you’ll still be able to order the Cinna Fox that started it all. We’re also trying out a few new fiber arts. Be sure to check the blog for sneak peeks of what’s next.

Knitting may move a little slowly for me at the beginning of this year. Just two days after Christmas, I bought a new house.

The new place is a spacious homestead with lots of potential. It’s quirky and I love it. Although, it’s quite the fixer upper. It is in need of lots of renovations and updating. So I’ll be squeezing my knitting in between knocking down walls, painting and putting in new kitchen cabinets.

Wish me luck! ❤