Thank you so so much to everyone who completed the Reader Survey this year! It’s clear that I’ve got a bunch of knitters and crocheters on my hands these days, and you guys want patterns, tips, knit alongs and crochet ideas. Don’t worry, non-needlers, I will still be doing other DIYs! I do need some time, after all, to develop new patterns and knit or crochet them up.
It’s been a little over a year since I did my first reader survey for Hands Occupied. I learned so much and I helped me know a little bit about what direction you’d like to see this blog go in. Thanks in part to that survey and your continued feedback in the comments (which is amazing!), a lot’s changed since May 2013. So now, 14 months later, I’ve got a survey for you to see what you’d like to see more (or less) (or WAY more) of from me and from Hands Occupied.
Yesterday I turned the big 2-7. To spread out the lovely birthday karma, I’ve teamed up with We Are Knitters for a giveaway that’s perfect for beginning knitters and knitting lovers alike. In case you’ve not heard of it, We Are Knitters is a company that sells yarn and ready-to-go knitting kits that come in a lovely brown sack, filled with all the goodness you need to knit up a whole project from start to finish. That includes the pattern, needles, yarn, and necessary notions.
(Giveaway alert! Click through to the full post to enter.) My bridal party career began at the age of 6, as my aunt’s flower girl. I also played my oboe for a cousin’s walk down the aisle, did a reading at her sister’s, and was a bride myself three years ago. In a few short weeks, I’ll finally round out my wedding resume as a bridesmaid for my sister-in-law. I’m excited! My dress is cute, but nothing will compare to my 1993 flower girl attire…
In my library career, I’ve had the awesome opportunity to incorporate my craft life in a few different ways. Most notably, I get to design DIYs for my teens on a regular basis, and I’ve also been in charge of selecting craft books for a couple of my libraries’ collections. That means getting to pick out which titles get bought, cataloged and put on our shelves for people to check out and DIY with at home. It’s pretty fun! So when I was contacted about reviewing a book full of washi tape crafts, I was excited – I’ve always wanted the chance to review craft books on Hands Occupied!
Avoid stores that sell puppies this Christmas by DIYing or shopping ethically. Check out the ASPCA’s pet-friendly ideas and enter to win a holiday gift pack!
Congratulations to the winner of an impeccably designed Crane humidifier!
My thoughts on Crane’s adorable humidifiers & a giveaway for you, readers!
And the winner is…