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CRAFTswap Sunday, September 26th from 1p – 4p. Happy Delusions, 924 S. 3rd St. Renton WA. 98057.

One person’s old stack of craft supplies could be another person’s pile of inspiration! Bring any used or unused craft or art supplies and swap them for FREE!!!!

Remember when you were gonna start making jewelry, but then found you weren’t into it. All that supply you bought will be perfect for someone else, just think you can snag up someone else’s yarn because really you just want to knit. Oh wait! I think I’m talking about me. So I know what I’m bringing, and hoping to take home. 🙂

Any supplies left over at the end of the day will be donated to our local Salvation Army. Think of it as a great way to clear out space for supply you might actually use, instead of hanging on to those trinkets that you haven’t been able to get rid of because you know they could be perfect for some craft that you’ll never do.

Suggestions of things to bring; fabric scraps or remnants, scrapbooking supplies, rubber stamps, kids crafts, craft storage, beads, jewelry supplies, yarn, thread, stickers, sewing notions, anything that might inspire or be used in handmade crafts.

And be sure to let Me know if you bring something to swap so you can receive a $5.00 gift card to the store. Oh yeah! You win twice when you come to happy delusions.

Oh, and be sure to give a great big hug to Kelly of tomato tomato design + print because this wouldn’t be happening without her, and she’s basically one of the biggest rockstars I know. Thanks Kell!


So it’s Stitch & Bitch Sunday here at happy delusions where if you don’t know already, you are invited to come down and join in our little stitch fest. And as always, I feel it only right to bring attention to some amazing stitchers out in the world. Today I’d like to let everyone know about Mandy Greer. I was first intro’ed to this lady while watching handmade nation, which if you haven’t already, go watch this documentary by Faythe Levine. It’s what got me do to my sweet PBR latchhook, that I’ve had such recent success on. If you’re in the Seattle area get your booty down to Roq La Rue before May 7th and see her rad chandeliers at the “Lust Life 2” Group Invitational, and support our local galleries and artist in them. Mandy is one of the women who can take her vision and really put it into a piece that will leave your eyes to hours of wonder and enjoyment. So much going on, so much detail, so much fun, and so much work. Way to go girl. I literally have dreams of her work in my shop windows. I mean hey, a girls gotta dream. 🙂

I Just found this RAD needle holder on Crafty Crafty. It is an original design by knitter and designer Rosemary Haddon. She calls it her very prickly hedgehog. This super out does my lame O twirly needle holder. I can’t find too much info. as far as a pattern or more links to Rosemary’s work, but if you want to know more about her and what she’s doing, keep an eye out for knitting in fashion as she attended the Winchester School of Art, and from the articles and photos I’ve been seeing, she did pretty well. Keep it up Rosemary!

Oh, and Stitch & Bitch starts today (as every Sunday) at 1pm. See you shiz-knitter!

This Tuesday, March 16th from 8 – 9:30, at The Comedy Underground. The Etsy Rain team will be knit’n up some wears while gettin their comedy on. handmade comedy is a benefit for the “Friends of Orphans“, which  provides financial and volunteer support and have orphan homes in nine different countries including Haiti. So get down there and knit away the night, as the place will be full of like-minded crafters with a heart to help those in need. They are hoping that everyone in the audience will join in. How cool is that. Go team Etsy Rain. Seriously, these ladies ROCK!!!!

OMG! Is this not the coolest thing EVER! I just came across it on this blog, Visual Culture.

Artist, Magda Sayeg covered a bus in Mexico City with yarn. She has yarn bombed all over, including Seattle in 2006. Click here to see what she did, and be sure to check the website for more of her amazing craft. I mean seriously those are a done of Afghans on the sides of that bus. Seriously crazy, and I love it mucho.

Looky what I did! I’ve been such a knotty little knitter lately, aka recently switched in my slutty sticks to work on being a happy hooker.  But I’ve been inspired by the cold weather and my pregnant cousin. These are for daughter to be Taylor.

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This pattern and 9 other crochet patterns like it, can be found in “Baby Bootie Boutique” from Annie’s Attic.

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