Just finished a long, but fun Crafters weekend at the Olympic Centre. I still have a few monkeys leftover...I plan to bring a few of them over to Love, Me this week. I'll let you know when they're there.

Posted byHello Pineapples! on Sunday, December 05, 2010 0 comments Links to this post  

Halifax Crafters Spring Fling Recap

It was another busy weekend with the Halifax Crafters. The show looked great. It just keeps getting better.

I think I've learned my lesson the hard way: your weekend will be so much better if you actually get some sleep. I pulled an all-nighter on Friday and was exhausted on Saturday. On the upside - I had to stand at my table (which I prefer to do anyway), because whenever I tried to sit, I'd fall asleep. Oops.

Despite being exhausted, it was a good weekend. I like getting to hang out with the awesome Crafters and it's always fun to get to know the person at the table next to you - because otherwise, I find myself drawing a blank when I see them without their work in front of them. A roundup of my awesome show neighbours over the years: Robyn Stephens of Shibang, Colleen MacIsaac of Little Foible, Anne Pryde, Roisin Fagan of Bespoke Uprising. This show I chatted Amanda Fullerton of Big Day and Hillary Webb.

The best part of the weekend was seeing a little customer hanging out with her new sock cat. Seriously, if she had been my only customer, I would have been happy. It's always nice to sell things, but it's even nicer to see someone really loving the toy you've created. She danced with him and tied him around her neck and her waist. I was in complete glee watching her and her sock cat. It was also great when people would stop by and say, "I bought one for my son/daughter/friend/etc and they love it". One woman told me that her son's monkey was named Pineapple. Awesome! Another told me that one of my favourite creatures still hangs out in her car.

I fear that the weird and nasty weather on Sunday (snow? what?) may have kept shoppers away. My leftover monkeys, a bunny, and a last minute socktopus (started Saturday night, after my nap, and finished at the show on Sunday) are headed over to Love, Me Boutique tomorrow.

Posted byHello Pineapples! on Monday, April 19, 2010 0 comments Links to this post  

Bad-ass sock monkeys

I'm loving this kia ad:

Of course, my sock monkeys were getting tattooed years ago:

I think I might have to add a few tattoos to my monkeys for the Halifax Crafters spring show.

Posted byHello Pineapples! on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 2 comments Links to this post  

No Sleep 'til Crafters

It's the night before the Halifax Crafters Winter Market and I'm frantically trying to sew and paint and whatnot. No Sleep Til Crafters.

One of these days I'll be all ready a week in advance (ha! unlikely!). Anyway, show is tomorrow, hope to see you there!

Halifax Crafters winterposter

Posted byHello Pineapples! on Friday, December 04, 2009 1 comments Links to this post  

Knitting Help Needed

Hey! I need a bit of help with a knitting project. Here are the deets:

Halifax Crafters want to cover a telephone pole outside of the Olympic Centre for our December Market (December 5 and 6!).

I've volunteered to cover this (pun completely intended), but that's a lot of knitting in three weeks - especially since I'm also trying to get ready for the show. So I'm looking for any knitters/crocheters who want to help cover a telephone pole - maybe even the stop sign pole if there is time. I'm looking to do something similar to the awesome folks of Knitta Please or The Ladies Fancywork Society (among many others). If the project is successful, it could be the start of other yarn graffiti around HRM (I have some other projects in mind).

What I need is a chunk of knitting or crochet (any style/any colour/any yarn - although you probably don't want to use your good stuff) as big as you feel like making it. Yarn Bombing's Universal Measurements say that I'll need 42.75" circumfrence and we'd like to see it about six feet tall. So if you or anyone you know feels like knitting, that'd be awesome. If you want in, I just need your piece by Friday, Dec. 4 (you can email me about a drop off - crafty [at] hellopineapples [dot] com). It'll be on the telephone pole first thing on the morning of Saturday, Dec.5 and you can go admire your handiwork. You can even help with the installation if you're so inclined.

If I end up with more knitting than is required to cover the telephone pole, it'll go towards another project - but that one is Top Secret and not for blogging about (not right now anyway).

Posted byHello Pineapples! on Sunday, November 08, 2009 1 comments Links to this post  

Craft in America

I had fully planned on watching America's Next Top Model tonight, but completely got sidetracked by this on PBS:

Forget crazy Tyra! Craft In America = Awesome. (Hopefully it's only on for an hour, because there is no way I'm missing Glee at 10pm).

Posted byHello Pineapples! on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 0 comments Links to this post  

Sock Monkey in Costume: Ghost Monkey

This guy is a project I've been working on for Love, Me. I don't usually do a lot of seasonal crafts, but they were socks with candy corn on them. I couldn't help myself. There's a devil monkey as well (the photo quality is the worst - bad lighting and my hand was a bit shaky):

Devil Monkey

Posted byHello Pineapples! on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 0 comments Links to this post