Sunday, July 1, 2018

July Plan: Street Fest Prep!

We still haven't received our official notification that we're in, but a friend and I are planning on an outdoor booth at East Aurora's Street Fest on Saturday, July 28. Last year, they had 5,600 visitors!

I'm trying to focus on having some popular small items ready in vast quantities:
Egg scrubbies
Reusable water balloons
Chicken potholders
Essential oil diffuser balls
Pokemon Go Balls
Hedgehogs
Cotton dishcloths
Finger Puppets
Cotton Sun Hats

Last night, sitting in front of a fan during the first day of a heat wave, I managed to get five items from that list done!

Another goal is to use up a laundry basket of yarn... I was recently given a few boxes/bags of yarn, and rather than photograph it, weigh it, enter it into Ravelry, and sort it into my color bins, I figured I'll just work on using it up this month!

Since there were a couple of shades of green in the mix, I thought of a caterpillar...


And he didn't finish off the green, so I thought of an alien... 

And a 44" round "rag rug" really helped beat down the scrap yarn bag! 

And there was a skein of blue yarn with colorful flecks that seemed like it would make a great owl! 



Sitting at home Thursday night (7/5) and my daughter texted to ask if I wanted to go to Michigan with her for the weekend... Um, YES! 
I quickly packed, including two craft bags. She did all the driving, so with about 15 hours of riding shotgun between Friday and Monday, I got a lot done !
4 cotton sun hats, two potholders, 8 diffuser balls, and 15 egg scrubbies! 

Popsicle Holder & the beginning of a bottle sling

Completed bottle sling! 
Got back to my scrap yarn challenge with an Alien Super Hero!

And made up another bottle sling: 


I tidied up my scrap yarn for the challenge by winding it into cakes. 

Two Owls using up yarn from my scrap yarn challenge! 




Monday, June 18, 2018

My Online Catalog


I'm working on an ambitious new project here: to get pictures of all the items in my inventory and get them into one post with prices, so customers can browse my entire shop online.

Items will be in order by category, which I will have in big bold letters.
Prices will follow the picture. If you would like to place an order, you can send me a message at my Facebook page or send me an email: PenguinPlaceCrafts at gmail. I will figure out the shipping cost and send you an invoice. An X in the right column of the price list means that I have an Etsy listing up for that item, if you would like to see more extensive pictures. Exp means there is an Etsy listing, but it is expired.

As of Tuesday, June 26, I think I have EVERYTHING listed! 😁 Of course, I finish new items just about every day, so this will be updated regularly.

If you see something you like, let me know right away... I have a HUGE craft show coming up July 28, and I'm hoping my inventory will be drastically reduced!

Afghans
Item Description Measurements Price Etsy
Afghan Blue/Purple Fish 40"L 50"W 60 x
Afghan Mermaid Tail Lapghan, variegated 48
Afghan Mermaid Tail - Blue, Purple, Green 50 x
Afghan Mermaid Tail - Green/Cream 50 X
List goes clockwise from upper left
Item Description Measurements Price Etsy
Baby Blanket Taco Blanket small 40 x
Baby Blanket Cupcake, Lavender Frosting 40 x
Baby Blanket Cupcake, Mint Frosting 40 X
Afghan Strawberry Squish 45x33 35 x
Baby Blanket Taco Blanket 38" 50 x
Baby Blanket Pop Tarts Sprinkle 40 x
Item Description Measurements Price Etsy
Afghan Princess Dress Blanket 35
Afghan Woodland Owl Hooded Blanket 65 x
Afghan Dinosaur Hooded Blanket Pink 65" x 50" 50 x


Item Description Measurements Price Etsy
Baby Blanket Blue Hooded baby blanket 35 x
Afghan Child's cuddler 36" x 24" 30 x
Baby Blanket Set Yellow Blanket with bunny 40 x
Baby Blanket Set Sherbet Ripples (with bunny) 45 x
Baby Blanket Dinosaur Cocoon 25 x
Baby Blanket Monster Blanket 75 x

36 x 36 Blue & white striped baby blanket with matching 12" sleepy bear $40
Piggy Baby Blanket - $30
29" x 31" lap blanket (has 20% wool content)




Bags
Earth Tones 12
Granny Square Purse 3
Ice Cream Cone Purse 6
Cute Little Owl purse5


Red & Blue Market Bag 12
Peach Market Bag 20
Mini Christmas Stocking Red/Green 4
Fox Purse 12 x


Orange Christmas Stocking 8
Sleepy Owl Drawstring Purse 6
Pumpkin Face 15 Exp
Walker Bag 15

Baskets

Pig Tissue Cover 7 x
Owl Mini 3
Tissue Pouch, Owl 5 X
Felted Purple Basket 8 x

Owl Tissue Cover Pink /Tan 7 x
Taupe set of two 12 x
Owl Tissue Cover Pink/Green 7 x


Owl, Orange Trim 10 x
Frog 4
Owl - Tweedy 10 X

Bibs & Baby Stuff
Pumpkin Bib, Knit Acrylic Bib $6

Bow Tie Bib, Knit Acrylic $6

Penguin Bib - $6

Multi-Color Bib, Cotton $5


Turtle Set Newborn 12 x
Monster Pants Minion Knit Toddler 40 x
Baby Shark Shorts 12 x
Monster Pants Green Gray Infant 15
Monkey Shorts Newborn 12 x
Monkey Shorts half smile Newborn 12
Cowboy Boots 3-6 month 8
Espadrille Slippers 3-6 month 5
Shark Slippers 9 month 15
Toddler Mandala Vest $25 - Red & Yellow

Toddler Mandala Vest - Peach & Blue - $25

Big Head Baby Dolls
Snowman, shades of blue hat 20 Exp
Elf - Jingle 25 Exp
Little Boy Blue (baseball cap/shark hat) 25 X

Dino-Boy 10 Exp
Dapper Dan 8 Exp
Superhero - Gray & Teal 20 x
Dancing Girl Pirouette
Gingerbread Man
16
15
x
x


Heidi 15
Irish Dancer 10
Joe Green 8
Kerami 6


Green Dress Girl 10
Nelly Belle 15
Pink Ninja 12 X
Pinkie 10



Pokey 10
Punky 10
Snowman with blue scarf 10 X
Troll / Green Tunic 10 Exp
Star Trek 6

Avi 6
Grammie with Cake 10 Exp
Hunter 8
Paul 8 Exp
Little Green Sprout 8 Exp


Luna (polar bear PJs) 8 Exp
PJ 8
Sister Mary Sunshine 10 Exp
Skateboard Dude 6 Exp

Bears
Bear, Parker the Polar Bear 25 x
Bear, Sleepy 8
Bear, Paddy 10 Exp

Bunnies
Bunny - Funny Bunny 15 x
Bunny in Blue Dress 10
Bunny - Baby Clouds Ears 10

Cats and Dogs



Dog - Patch Yellow 6
Dog - Lemon 8
Dog - Chubs 20
Dog - Patchwork Pup Bold Colors 6
Plush Puppy Red & White 16
Plush Puppy All Red     SOLD 16 
Cat  Gray & Purple 4
Cat - Sleepy Kitty 10
Cat - Green Pumpkin 10 X

Critters, Misc. 


Green & Purple three-eyed spider $18

Mr. Moose $50

Llama with colorful blanket $15


Hungry Caterpillar $18 (20" long)

Dinosaurs (RAWR!) 
Dragon - Blue & Yellow 20
Dinosaur, Pterry 18 x
Dan the Dino Cuddler 12 x
Dinosaur Rag Doll, Pink 8
Chubby Green Dino 15 x
Sleepy Stegosaurus taupe 15 x
Brachiosaurus in Egg 16 x
Sleepy Stegosaurus big blue 15 x

Doll Clothes (18" dolls)
Blue Hooded cape 15 x
Sweater/Earth Tones 7
Blue Hat/Scarf 8

Shawl white 5
Shawl pastels 7
Tiger Hat/Poncho 11 Exp

Christmas Sampler Blanket 16
Sampler Blanket 16 Exp

Cupcake Scarf 8
Hat - Blue Bobble 5
Hat - Blue/Brown Sampler 5
Hat - Frog 5
Hat - Gingerbread Man 5
Hat - Gnome Candy Corn 5
Hat - Gnome Pastel 5
Hat - Gnome Red/Gray 5



Hat - Gold Gathered 5
Hat - Green Pig 5
Hat - Green Pom Pom 5
Hat - Orange Turban 5
Hat - Pink/Purple Pinwheel 5
Hat - Pinwheel Pink/Yellow/Purple 5
Hat - Pumpkin 5
Hat - Rainbow Dunce Cap 5
Hat - Sampler Earth Tones 5
Hat - White Shell 5

Farm Animals
Cow - Candy Cow 18 Exp
Vincent Van Goat 30 x
Pig, Green 6 x
Pony, Rainbow mane, blue sparkle 9 x
Finger Puppets
Shown: Octopus, Peeps Bunnies, Snake, Piggy
Can do any of these in other colors.

Giraffes
Clockwise from upper left...
GiGi The Gigantic 30 x
Giraffe, Levi 25 x
Giraffe, Chubs 18 x
Giraffe, Terry 20 x
Giraffe, mini with stripes 22 x
Giraffe, Mini Artiste 22 x
Giraffe, mini camo 22 x
Giraffe, mini with spots 22 x
Giraffe, Sean with Camera 30 x
Giraffe, Jamie 12

Gloves & Mittens



Black/Orange/Yellow Texting 12 x
Children's Camo Ribbed Mittens 8
Da Bears 8 x
Dragon Scale Pink 20 x
Toddler - "John Deere" on String 10 x

Gnomes
Gnome - Black 6
Gnome - Colorful Curly Hat 6
Gnome - Colorful Cone Hat 6
Gnome - Gray Ghost 6

Hair / Headbands
Bun Cover Navy Blue 4
Bun Cover Purple & White 4
Red/Button Adult 8
Green Twist Adult 8 x
Maroon Boucle Adult 12 x
Bulky Pink Headband Adult 12
Pink Boucle Adult 12
Purple Boucle Adult 12
Brown Crown Adjustable 8

Hats
Unicorn 3-6 month 12
Snow Queen 6-9 month 15
Fish Hat - Knit Teen/Adult 25 x

Angry Cat 6 - 9 month, $15

Penguin Hat Crochet Teen/Adult 12
Purple Minion Teen/Adult 12
Blue Bird 18-24 month 11
Sleepy Owl Adult 15

Convertible Hat/Cowl Teen/Adult 14
Messy Bun Beanie - Blue/Gray Teen/Adult 18 exp
Minnie Mouse Teen/Adult 15
Reflective Beanie Teen/Adult 15

Blue Lace Beanie Adult $15
Oscar The Grouch Adult 20
Cotton Sun Hat - Pink Toddler 10
Cotton Sun Hat - Yellow Toddler 10
Pumpkin Hat Child 12

Cotton Sun Hat - Blue (Child size) $12 (not pictured yet)

Hedgehogs
Listing is clockwise from upper left
Description Measurements Price Etsy
Stocking 10
Abe (Copper hair) 12 x
Shaggy (brown fur) 9 x
Plum 6
Reg the Red 8
Patrick 10 x
Limey 5
Sam 6


Description Measurements Price Etsy
Drummond
Mama & Baby Rainbow
15
11

x


Hoods











Baby Clouds Cowl 20
Ogre 20
Minnie Mouse 20
Unicorn Hooded Pocket Scarf 40 x

Kitchen 
Cup Cozies

Cup Cozy, Shark 6
Red Bird Bottle Sling 4
Mug Cozy, pastels 4
Chai mug cozy - blue letters 4
Chai Mug Cozy - Yellow/Gray 4
Octopus Cup cozy 5
Frankenstein Cup Cozy 5
Ghost Cup Cozy 5
Pumpkin Face Cup Cozy 5

Dishcloths



Dishcloth, teal small sunbursttop left6
Dishcloth, yellow roundtop middle5
Dishcloth, ecru flecktop right4

Dishcloth, red knit4
Dishcloth, green round5
Dishcloth, yellow/green4

Dishcloth, Large Round Pink 4
Dishcloth, Pink Bobble 7
Dishcloth, Fancy Edge Yellow 7
Dishcloth, Small round pink 4

Newly added... "Patriotic Posies" dishcloth. $8



Doily, Blue Acrylic 8
Doily, large purple 18 x
Doily, set of 4 colorful 12 x

Blue Bobble Dishcloth $7

Kitchen Misc.

Starburst Trivet 5
Happy Red Scrub Mitt 9" L 6" w 5
Coaster, Owl (blue face) 12 x
Essential Oil Cotton Ball Diffusers
$3 or 2/$5

Wool Dryer Balls $4 each

  Kitchen / Potholders / Trivets

Rear-view chicken potholders - $7 each

Vintage Dress Potholders - $10 each
Specialty Potholders / Dishcloths
Angel $7, Cat $6, Pizza $6, Owl $6, Turtle $5




"Sitting Chicken Potholders" - $7 each




Loveys
Sleepy Bear 18
Woodlands Bunny, purple/gray 25 x


Minion Lovey Knit 13" 14
Raccoon Lovey 15

Bunny Cuddler 30 x
Penguin Lovey 18 x

Mechanical

Plane, Green & Blue 10 x
Plane, Purple & Pink 10 x
Robot 12

Mermaids

Pumpkin (orange tail) 8 x
Natalie (blue/purple tail) 8 x
Curly Sue  15
Fifi  8 x

Misc.
Soap on a rope bag - $3 or 2/$5 Custom colors available
Coasters $3 or 2/$5
Plain coffee cup cozies, for when that coffee-to-go is too hot to hold.
Or...Ice Cream Cozies... for when you're eating straight from the pint of ice cream!
$3 or 2/$5

Essential Oil diffuser balls with hanging loop - $3 or 2/$5

Reusable Water Balloons, $10 for a set of four
More color options available 


Cotton Egg Apron $20
Elf on the Shelf mermaid tails, shark tail... $8 each



3-Piece Tool Kit8x
Baby Tool Belt12
Wooden Buttons $1.50 each for XL, $1 each for smaller ones

Monsters


Vi (Pink and Purple)4
Peachy Green6"T, 5"W4
Bottom of the Bin Alien6" T x 4.5w4
Carrottop Picklemonster4
Little Pinkie4
Tri-Leg Guy4



Rosey 5
Pink/Purple Rosie 5
Messy Mama (Purple) 7" x 7" 5
Tri-Eye 5
Mr Slug 8" 5
Octo-Messy 5
Yellow Alien 5
Miss Lavender 5
Bananabelle $5



Twirly Red 8
Dangley Langley 6
Tu-Tu Silly 10
Manuel de Monster 14" l 24"w 8 x



Big Pink Alien 20
Mike Wazowski 20
Octo-Minion 20


This mischievous little guy jumped out of the box before photo time, and was hiding under the bed!
His name is "Wing It" and he's $5 
Quark the Martian - 12" tall $18

Ocean Creatures



Ocean Octopus, Syd Short-Changed Squid 6
Ocean Octopus, Sissy Squid (6 arms) 9.42 x
Ocean Ollie the Almost Octopus 9 x
Ocean Octopus, Red & Black 15" - 22" 12
Ocean Turtle, Bob The Sea Turtle 18 Exp
Ocean Turtle Puzzle Ball 25
Ocean Scrappy Whale 18
Ocean Shark Bag 18 x
Ocean Jellyfish shades of pink 12 Exp
Ocean Jellyfish Little Pink 5
Owls
Quinn 25 X
Blue Tweed / Bumpy Belly 9 x
Big Eye Owl Pillow 18

Soft Blue 6 X
Gray / Pink 8
Yellow / Blue 5
Tall Blue 6


Baby Owl in Egg 12.5 x
Cruella 7
Blue & Hot Pink 5 x
Brown/Gold 7

Sleepy Striped Owl 6"T, 4.5W 5 X
Owl, Green & Pink 8
Baby Ragdoll 11 x
Owl, Crocodile Stitch 6.5"T 4"W 6

Black/Green/White 4
Brown & Burgundy 4
Yellow/Brown 4


Tweedy Brown Owl 6
Baby Owl, sleepy eyes 5 x
Little Brownie 4
Dark Green 4


Blue Plush Owl, 6" tall $12
Kooky Owl, Rainbow Owl $8 each


Penguins
$8 each, custom colors available on request. 

Play Food
Large Pumpkins (back row) $5, Medium ($4), Small (front row) $3

Cupcake, Pink Frosting 5 x
Big Orange Pumpkin 8
Plaid Pumpkin 16 Exp
Pink Doughnut 4
Pop Tart Wild Berry $4 x
Pop Tart Orange Crush $4 x
Egg Scrubbie $3 x

Pumpkin Pie Slice Tissue Holder $5

Butter Lambs - $8, $5, $4

Play Sets


Island Playset 40 x
Forest Playset 50

Pokemon
Basket $12, Go-Balls $3 or 2/$5
Rugs
Stegosaurus Rug - 45" x 20" - $25

Sitting Chicken Rug - 21" across - $25

Chicken Butt Rag Rug - 19" across, $25


Rainbow "Rag Rug" 49" x 23", $40
Owl Rug $35
44" wide Circle Rag Rug (may contain wool, gentle wash/air dry) $40

Rectangle Rag Rug - 35" x 20" $25


Safari Creatures
Lion - Dandy Lion 30 Exp
Zebra, Little Boy Blue 18 x
Zebra - Jewel 18 x

Elephants

Lulu Puzzle Ball25
Tusky12x
Purple & Gray Stripe25x


Scarves and Cowls
Silky Chevron 8
Blue Stripe 3-1/4" x 8' 8
Chthulu 12

Pink 53" 10
Starbella 10
Black/Teal 52" 10
Blue/Brown/Cream 49" 8
Extra Long Pink 10' 20

Lavender 5' 10
Light Blue/White 46" 8
Rose/White 39" 8
Black & White Woven 12
Blue Button 30" x 6" 8


Bulky Shades of Brown 54" 3" 5
Bulky White/Pastel 52" 3.5" 5
Bulky Baby blue 12
Green 3-way scarf 40" x 7.25" 14 x
Wacky Green Cowl 8

Make it Your Way Gray 8 Exp
Make it Your Way Blue 8
Make it Your Way Italia 12 Exp

Rainbow Cowl (Unforgettable) 15 x
Red & Blue Bulky 24" x 7" 8
Red/Blue/White 20
Sashay Cowl 8



Star Scarf 16
Variegated Blue 8 x
White Button-up 15




Snow-Vember Cowl Ladies Small 40 x
Snow-Vember Cowl 2 Small/Med 40 Exp
Monster Keyhole Scarf 29" long 8 x
Evil Minion 20
Horse 64" x 8" 16 x
Sets











Set Black Cat Hat/Wristlets 18
Set Purple Headband with Mitts 20 X
Set Gray/Yellow Hat/Wristlet 15
Set Soft Hat/Scarf 16 Exp


Shawls










Warm Lavender 16
Lightweight Lavender 15
Black Fleck 20 x
Blue/White 20 x
Teal 20 x
Slippers (and one set boot cuffs)
Lacy M/L Boot Cuffs 17" 10
Pink Camo Adult L 8 x
Rainbow Adult L 8 x
Taupe camo Adult L 12 x

Sloths
Sloth, Sleepy 12 x
Sloth, Mini 8 x
Sloth in PJs 12 x
Snakes
Blue & Orange Mini Snake 3
Crazy Color Snake 4
Pink & Brown Striped Snake 5
Snake, Green, Yellow, blue 6
Snake, Black with color stripes 6
Turtles
Large Turtles - $7 each

Medium Turtles - $5.50 each

Small Turtles - $4 each 
Unicorns

Spunky the Unicorn 15 x
Forabelle the Unicorn 30 x
Unicorn Ragdoll 18 X
Rosie the Unicorn 15 x