WIPs and Newsbits!

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1. Sometimes I feel like I have to sneak you guys a peek at what I’m working on for the book, because otherwise it seems like I’m not doing anything at all…! 😛 Apparently, I like to sneak in at least one felted/fulled crochet project in my books, and this time it’s gonna be a taco! I haven’t felted anything in a long time, because when I moved a few years ago, I got a front-loading washing machine, and I’d heard that those could be more difficult to felt things in (and doing it in the sink takes FOREVER and is ARDUOUS). Recently, I read this post on Knit Like a Pirate about felting IN THE DRYER. IN. THE. DRYER. I know to most people, this news is like HUNH?, but to me, this news is LIFE CHANGING. I will definitely start felting projects again!!!! It takes a bit longer (like over an hour in the dryer) than when I felted in my top-loader, but, it beats felting in the sink by a long shot.

2. I am actually NOT vending any longer at Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco in July. I received an email that the fair had a misunderstanding with the venue about how many vendors they could have, and I got the boot. I have a lot of mixed feelings about this (a little bit of WHAT?! and a little bit of stress-relief), but I am going to use the items I’d planned for Renegade to re-open my Etsy shop after I finish writing my book. PLUS, I get to go to the fair and relax and enjoy myself and take my time, so I definitely actually look forward to that, and I might still see you there!

3. I’m hosting a guest this weekend: the super cute and talented desert elf princess Iggy Starpup! I’m so excited!! I’m super exhausted but also excited!!! All I know so far is rice krispie treats, nachos, and photobooths. That’s all pretty awesome in and of itself. Have a great weekend!!!! Don’t forget to check out my current giveaway!


7 Comments on “WIPs and Newsbits!”

  • Shannon


    I can’t believe that Renegade Craft Fair let you go. That was dumb because your work is amazing. Seriously. I was *thisclose* to traveling from PDX to San Francisco, just so I could shop your booth in person because I love your Etsy store so much. I’m glad that I procrastinated in arranging travel. But I’m baffled, too. At least I can try and nab something from Etsy!! Also, cute taco!

    • TwinkieChan


      Thanks for your support Shannon!! I will probably be vending in Seattle in early December! 😉

  • Lynne


    I felted a couple hats in my front loader and was pleasantly surprised that it felts great.

  • Eimear


    That taco looks so cute, you have such unusual ideas <3

  • Angie


    1. Have you ever tried the washer AND the dryer? I’ve usually just put the thing I’m felting in a load with hot water in a hot drier and it’s come out great.

    2. If you don’t mind me asking. Why are you reopening your store, did you leave or have you just not had things to sell?

  • Pat


    The taco looks great. I can hardly wait for the new book to come out. I love that we are getting a peek at what you are working on. Please let us know when the book will be available. Thanks for the great idea for dinner. LOL

    • TwinkieChan


      As of now, I think it will come out April 2016! So a ways from now!

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