Monday, January 23, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

Wow, things here just seem to get busier!!!

I do appreciate your patience on my lack of getting to blog more often. I just haven't found the groove to keep it in the schedule more than a couple of times a month!! I will definitely work on that as the new year continues.

My daughter has started her season of basketball. It's elementary age level so it should be over by the first week of March, but it has us busy every weekend until then!!

I'm starting up a second knitting group at our church. This one is mainly for the kids, but the adults are always welcome to join us because most of them are unable to come to the one I have in the middle of the day on Thursday. We are also teaching crocheting. Some people think two needles is too difficult so since I do both it's not too much to just squeeze them in too!!!

So, the exciting thing right now is that I now have a pattern store at Ravelry. I just haven't had time to update my website as of late and get the shopping cart and everything up and going like I'd hoped, so this is a better alternative to my etsy shop. I know everyone is usually already right there looking around on Ravelry and this allows instant downloads. It's easier to keep just one or two things updated right now with my busy schedule and trying to get the book completed. Life keeps getting in the way, but I'm going to finish it!

So here is the link directly to my pattern store.

Hey everyone, check out the Onnica Hutchings Designs store over at Ravelry. 
You can download patterns instantly after paying for them or just choose the free ones!!!!

I'm also working on getting more of my designs into type (some are still just hand-written) and getting them uploaded so you can have access to them!

I hope this finds you all well and those who have snow and ice stay warm!!!

Keep your chins up…even if you have frizzy hair on a sunny day!!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year & All That Jazz!!!!

Well…2012 is finally here!!!

It's been a very tiring holiday season and I wish I could say it is over, but for our household it is not. Our tree is still up and we have more more family Christmas celebration to go (Jan. 14th!) and then we can put things away until next year.

I am not one to make New Year's resolutions. I find that Iusually end up breaking them before I ever get started so it seems to me to be wasted energy. Kuddos to those who make them and keep them!!!

However, I do have plans for this coming year…

My house desperately needs to be purged for it is too small for my growing children, three cats, a husband and myself along with my children's and my huge creativity. We have many things that need to be downsized, sorted, thrown away or put away and things put back in their respective places. There's also our desire to do away with the current wall paper and perhaps do a little bit of painting that would make this house feel a little more "ours".

We keep starting all of this and then life gets in the way and plans get put aside, but my plan for this year is to not let that happen.

I also have many crafting, knitting, crocheting and artistic plans for the year, one of which includes plodding on with my children's book. It's a bit frustrating to not have it completed, but it also is not my full-time job to write and illustrate (or even knit and crafty-create!) and the bills have to be paid and food needs to be put on the table. So I'm hoping you all understand that creativity has to have ROOM to happen and right now I don't have that!!! That's why I need to concentrate on my house first and THEN I know it will come to me!!!

By the way, that latest project that has kept me from getting on here was this…

As far as I could tell, my sister-in-law LOVED it. It's for my soon-to-be nephew currently affectionately named "Nugget".

I hope you and yours have had a great start to the new year!

I hope it's not so long before I have a chance to catch you all again!!

Keep your chins up…even if you have frizzy hair on a sunny day!!!!!