Lots of exciting thing happening around here.  I am busy as a bee getting ready for summer shows, and I am so excited to be rolling out new products as well!  Here is my new boys bonnet, available in my shop.  The fabric I found for this is to die for.  It is a linen, and colors are even sweeter in person.

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On the needles…
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This means I am working ahead towards Fall/Winter bonnets. Seems odd when it’s 80 degrees out, with fall off in the long distance. We haven’t even hit the pool yet, but I am ready for fall. Summer is great, but there is nothing better than a cool crisp fall day! Until then, I’ll be knitting away.

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Summer Ice – here we go!

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So excited to be part of the Indie Craft Experience again this summer.  The vendor line up never disappoints so mark your calendars June 28 and 29 at Ambient Plus Studio.  Lots of adorable baby gifts for all the summer babies to be out there, and even a couple new things I have in the works.  If you live in Atlanta, this is the place to be.  See you there!

PS.   indoors = air conditioning.

 

Fall is here!

This blog is pretty much reading like my 8th grade diary. Or any other journal I’ve ever had. I write write write in the beginning and then nothing. So- welcome to my world. :) I am really feeling facebook and instagram (look for jkearns) lately so if you wanna hear what I’m up to, those are probably the best places to catch me.

I love fall. It’s probably the best season ever, according to me, and this fall is not disappointing. The leaves haven’t even changed, and I keep building up inventory, only to have it depleted in one weekend. This weekend will be no different. If you are in Atlanta, come check out The Riverview Landing Fall Festival. I have to admit, before they contacted me about vending I had never heard of this event – I was missing out! I am so excited, I am making Tyler come help me in my booth so that I can have some time to walk around and check things out. So come buy a hat from an enthusiastic 10th grader who will be doing his best to hold a conversation. Uhhh…yea…uhhh….yea….you know how it goes.

Also, once again this year I will be a vendor at the Holiday ICE show. It’s the best place to start checking off your Christmas list. And if you have never given a handmade, one of a kind, gift to someone, I dare you. If you LOVE giving other people gifts like me, the look on someone’s face when you give them the perfect, thoughtful gift is the BEST gift to get!

Have plans that weekend? Oh – you can get one of a kind, awesome gifts from some of the same vendors at the POP UP SHOP, happening at Criminal Records for basically the entire month of December and a little of November. I will also have super inventory stocked up at The Beehive, and also at Young Blood Gallery, so listen, there is NO EXCUSE if your little one’s head gets cold. Seriously – look at this.

…And if you don’t want a little piggy on the head, how about some hand knits covering up some little piggys on the feet?

Ok, that’s it. See you in 3 months for another post!

It’s that time of year again

Ahhhh summer, whoever coined the term “the lazy days of summer” had it all wrong!  It seems like every year, as soon as May hits, we start traveling at warp speed.  We started our summer of right this year, with a trip to the beach. 

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This always serves as great inspiration for me, and I have been think a lot lately about my business, and how I will grow it in the next year.  I am excited for some new changes, and if you frequent my etsy shop, you will see I have put it on “pause” so that I can change some things up. 

Today I am getting ready for my last “spring” show – Indie Craft Experience, and after this weekend I will be taking a staycation, and then working hard on building inventory for fall.  I will also be starting Lylah’s fall sweater.  I’ve decided that I will make her one every summer for the following fall – which she can then keep as keepsakes for her children. I ordered some luscious yarn yesterday, and can’t wait to show y’all some progress! 

If you are in Atlanta, come on over to the show, every year the line up keeps getting better and better, and I am blessed to be a part of such an amazing group of artists. 

For now, have a great weekend! 

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Hello there!

Things have been happily trucking along around here. The summer market/festival season is in full swing, and I have added a ton of new things to my line! I am so excited to get my Etsy store updated, it’s coming soon! Once again, I will be participating in The Indie Craft Experience in June. As always, there is an incredible line up, and this year they are adding an art swap! What an awesome idea. I am hoping to have a little extra space in my car to throw a couple pieces in to swap.

I’ll be back later for a give away and some photos of my new items that will be available at The Beehive. If you are looking for a fun summer camp for your little one, check out The Beehive’s site – I will be teaching Crochet 101, and there are some others that will surely get your kiddo hooked on crafting! And if you want something satisfy your creative palate, there are also grown up classes! Check out the listing here.

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a relaxing, renewing day yesterday. Unfortunately, both my daughter and I have horrible head colds, so we spent the day laying pretty low. It’s the first time in 16 months she has been sick, so I guess we have a pretty good tract record. Guess what? YOU are getting a Christmas present from me! This owl beanie pattern. I use this pattern so often to whip up a quick hat, these are always great shower gifts. An intermediate hooker can create one in 2 hours or less.

That’s all for now! I am heading back to my trusty sofa, with some tea and knitting needles. We may or may not take off the Christmas pj’s today. :)

Oh wait – one last thing. Checking things off my list! I am not on Pinterest, Twitter (@jillkearns), and Instagram (jkearns) – catch me if you can!

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Things are popping around here! 2012 is going to be a good year for LylahG, I can feel it! Lylah and I took a little break to go to the park today. It was a beautiful 65 degrees, and the park was busy! I’m hoping this is going to be a mild winter!

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Baby it’s cold outside

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As usual, what a crazy couple weeks it has been! Things are starting to feel a little wintery here in Hotlanta, which turns out, is great for selling baby hats! I have been a wee bit busy getting gifts ready, taking my mother in law to doctor appointments, filling orders and keeping things stocked.

The other day I was able to snag some time to walk down to the Flying Biscuit with my dear neighbor friend sanity saver to get some coffee and creamy dreamy grits. I was so happy Lylah kept her hat on the entire time, and even hammed it up for the camera.

I do love this season, and as much as I miss the warm weather, I am finding warmth in other places. Like a fireplace, mulled cider, oh and our screaming red Christmas tree. As you can see, except for a few non-breakable things, the tree is decorated from the middle up.

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Oh, and my beloved village is up, complete with the gumdrop tree. It’s becoming a tradition in the morning with Lylah to turn the tree and village on. She loves it almost as much as me.

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I am so excited to start new Christmas traditions with her. What are some of yours?

This and That

Whoa.  I think this is the longest gap between blog posts.  I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is over and we are officially in the Christmas holiday.  This past weekend I was at Indie Craft Experience, and it was such a great show!  I sold out of owl and teddy bear hats the first day, so Mom and I came home and made 8 more hats.  I can’t even believe we had enough energy to do that!  Here is my booth – before the masses hit.

If you missed the show, there is plenty of inventory at the Beehive.

In other news, we had a great Thanksgiving, thanks to fresh market.  I have to say, I usually enjoy planning the menu and going to the store, then spending all day in the kitchen cooking up and finally sitting down to enjoy the meal.  This year, the mere thought of that process exhausted me, so I took my Fresh Market catalog, and ordered up a meal.  It was quite delish, and took nothing but a little reheating and just cooking the bird.  I would definitely do it again.

After dinner we got out the gingerbread house to assemble.  Lylah was excited.  It’s weird to me how she even had any concept of what it was, but I had the box sitting out on the island, and ended up having to hide it from her because every time she saw it, there was a tantrum. She wanted the house.

Chris and Tyler ended up figuring out how to get the thing to stand up. I have to say, every time I’ve made a gingerbread house, the thing always collapses.  Lylah finally got some candy, and I spent the rest of the night regretting letting her have the peppermint stick.

Hope everyone had a peaceful Thanksgiving.  I will be back soon- I promise!

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Just a quick post to say what a great day yesterday was! My mom is here and we worked all night and this morning to replace inventory. If you are in Atlanta, stop by ambient plus studio for the last day of ice, the vendors are phenomenal! Get a start on holiday shopping!

Here’s the LylahG booth as seen through my iPhone. More photos to come soon!

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