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Friday, November 8, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019
My new web site is up and running. I would like to take credit for it, but of course I can't. The young man who did all the work, was kind enough to say that I helped, and of course, I gave him the photos and the text, but he did the heavy lifting. I could never have built this web site by myself.
Crazy as a Loom Weaving Studio
Please look it over, and give me your feedback. I hope you like it as well as I do.
I am especially in love with the logo, top left of the home page. He really nailed it.
There are only 10 items for sale on it for now. I have the big Hudson Mohawk Weaver's Guild show coming up Nov 21-24, in Latham, NY. I will wait until that is over, and then I will seriously list everything in the shop.
He was unable to bring my whole blog over to the site, there are so many posts since 2007. But he brought over the last 10 posts, and a link back here, if someone is of the mind to read old stuff.
I will not delete this blog, but leave it here for whoever might want to read it. And to be honest, I am always going back myself, to find out when I went somewhere, or when something in particular happened. It's here, in my blog, most often.
So here it is: For future use.
Crazy as a Loom Blog
Or you can just go to www.crazyasaloom.com and click on the blog heading on the right.
I think that this is way overdue. I probably should have done it years ago. It's all about investing in myself, and in what I love. It's a web site that I can be proud of. I realize now how amateurish my old site was, and why it didn't encourage anyone to hang around at all.
My assignment for quiet evenings is to watch You Tube videos about Woo Commerce, because I will have to get comfortable with listing products. I am hoping to have a hefty amount of greeting cards, a lot of dish towels, and a ton of clothes up by the end of the year, which, btw, is not all that far away.
On other fronts, I have managed to gather a good stash of vintage books, destined for paper crafting this winter.
It's a time for sweaters, and hot tea, and planning projects.........right now, the weather is holding. But we know that won't last for long.
So check it out.......please comment......I hope you like it.
See you over there.
Friday, October 18, 2019
I am finally taking the plunge, and revamping/upgrading my web site.
I've had it for years and years, and I've always done it myself....but it's become pretty lame.
I sell a lot of stuff on FB, but when people ask if I have "more" or "different colors", I really can't refer them to my web site, because it is so lame.
Part of my reasoning is that if my web site is decent, and I can drive customers from FB and Instagram, over to my new and improved web site, where all the towels and all the clothes are available, perhaps I won't feel so bad about letting shows GO.
Not that I won't do a show if I feel like it, but no more of this 5-8 shows a summer. I am just too tired of all of that.
So stay tuned, I'm hoping in a couple of weeks, it will be up and running, though I won't probably be putting a lot of product on it until after the Guild Show November 21-24. After that, I will be diligent about keeping the web site as current as possible.
The mushrooms in the last post were oyster mushrooms, and this one is "hen in the woods".
Both allegedly edible.
Here's what's for dessert.....a Swedish Apple Pie.....to die for I might add, and SO easy.
Recipe available on request.
This next minutia is for Lois, I know she wants to know. How accurate it is? Well, who really knows.
So the other day I was wasting time on Pinterest..... and I saw the term "chaffle".
And of course, I said WTH is a CHAFFLE???????
Which led me to tons of pins, and basically, a chaffle is a thing popular with Keto diets.
It's a waffle, made with cheese and eggs........and there are more variations than I could imagine.
You can use any old waffle maker, but they suggest this Mini Dash.........about $10 at Target.
And the first one I made was pretty tasty, kind of like an egg muffin...but so much easier and quicker.
I'm sure I will be making more.
Well, the hand dyed milk warp is on the AVL, and I'm using a hand dyed cotton hemp as weft. It is yardage.
Lois is weaving an 8 harness draft, making towels, on the Baby Wolf, in 8/2 cotton.
I love the pattern.
and the color combination.
I usually love October, but this year, the abundance of ticks has me pretty disheartened. I hadn't seen any ticks all summer, and this week alone, I've taken at least 20 off the dogs, and a couple off myself.
They are supposedly more active at this time of year. They are hateful little creatures, and I am nostalgic for those days when I was growing up, and my kids were growing up, when we had never even heard of them, didn't worry about them, and being outside was a lot more enjoyable without them.
The world is going to hell, in a hand basket.