Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cropped Bomber Jacket Sweaters

My favorite sweater pattern is from a design by Darla Sims. My own variations of her pattern is that I have added the stripes. I have so far have made 4 of this pattern. First one was for my sister Connie, (who is modeling hers in the photo on my Etsy shop).

Second one was for my mother.
Both my Mother and Connie get compliments all the time on this classic sweater.
Number 3 & 4 were custom made for a customer for Christmas Presents.

Now, I am working on #5.

This is how far #5 is done  on 12/31/11.
This is front with Sleeves.

Only few more rows needed for the back.


Welcome to my Blog, showcasing the progress of my crochet works.

Cloakroom Creations is my Hobby "Egg Money" Business. With the economy as slow as it is for the Printing and Mail Order Industries right now. Which is where I make my "bread and butter" living. I decided that I needed to find a way to pay for my favorite hobby craft of crocheting. Since, I had some experience in business due to help running Thrifty Prints, Inc, I decided to sell my crocheting works,

I believe I started to crochet when I was about 10. It was a time in my life when arts and crafts were a very important part of my life. I was into macramé, sewing, knitting and crocheting. My favorite being crocheting.

When I was a teenager I even had the entrepreneurial spirit when I tried to sell handmade Puppet Washcloths at a Flea Market. For a while I wanted to be a toymaker.

When I could not find an internship for being a toymaker, I decided to go into the Printing Program at Madison Area Technical College. That is where I met my husband Ray.

When, neither of us could find jobs in the graphic arts field. Ray, who has an BA in Business and had experience in Mail Order decided with my help we could start our own Printing Business selling through the mails that was over 30 years ago. Thrifty Prints, Inc, is still in business.

So, here I am at 50+ starting my very own business adventure.

Thank you for taking the time to read my prattle.