31 July 2012

Summer Fair

Oh I am so excited for this Saturday! And nervous, too, but more excited than nervous, for sure!
I get to spend a morning at a beautiful place selling my wares with one of my oldest friends at my side. I am so nervous, though, because I am really going to be seeing people's reactions to my stuff firsthand. Before now, it's all been through etsy or Facebook, or through some of my friends. I have never met most of the people who buy my work! In fact, my biggest commission ever, to the White Elephant Hotel, was through my friends Becky and Paul, I never met the woman who ordered 'til months later!

The church where the fair is taking place.
No real reason for this post (if I ever have a reason, haha) but to I guess get some of my feelings out!

Remember to enter my giveaway!

26 July 2012

Cupcake and Flowers Greetings Giveaway!

I have been working my fingers off to get ready for the Summer Fair on August fourth. I got suddenly tired of big projects, so I have been searching my brain for small but pretty and useful ones.
And I came up with these:

In my opinion, very cute cupcake and flower greeting cards!
And I love giveaways, so I am going to give away a set of five. The winner can choose if they want cupcakes or flowers. (May vary slightly from those pictured, as I make each set a little differently.)

Plus, you'll win a set of pink and green hairpins, made by me!

You can enter up to four times this giveaway!
- One, just leave a comment, as always
- Two, like me on Facebook, then leave a comment on this post saying you've done so. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nantucketknit
- Three, become a follower and leave a comment on this post saying you've done so (or if you already are one leave a comment saying you are.)
- And finally, four, share this giveaway somewhere (fb, blogger, forums, etc) then leave a comment on this post saying you've done so.
If you're not a member of Blogger, please leave your e-mail in your comments.

Thanks for checking it out!
Oh, and I am leaving this open 'til August second, around noon.

THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. I will be announcing the winner this Monday!

16 July 2012

Fifty Shades of What Did I Just Read?

My review of fifty shades of grey...*This post is going to contain profanities. Just forewarning.*

In one sentence - This 'book' (for lack of a better term) is so not worth reading.

My first complaint - Grey is just a poorly developed character. He is massively bipolar and has such tremendous mommy issues that he has to find women that resemble his mother to beat. His anger is so uncontrollable it's unbelievable. Yet he single handedly started and runs a billion dollar business? I don't think so.
Well, scratch that - every character in this book was poorly developed. They're just plain transparent. The fact that I knew in advance of reading this mess that it was Twilight fanfiction didn't help. I kept picturing Robert Pattinson - ugh - as Grey and a girl with no expression who never shuts her mouth as Anastasia. And just like Twilight - the movie anyways, I fairly liked the books - I have no idea why they are in love.
It's like "Hi." *spank!* "I love you." *spank* "But I hate that you're spanking me!" Sorry, I just ruined the book for you. That is literally the whole story, in one line.
Second complaint - it is sooo poorly written as to seem intentional. Everyone murmers and mutters; I swear if I had to read 'he murmured ' one more time I was gonna throw up. Why is every single person in this book constantly speaking so quietly?!
And seriously, Anastasia mentions her inner goddess like every single chance she gets. Who the fuck sees her unconscious and her inner goddess as two seperate and distinct people. I wish I could say it seems like she has multiple personalities, but it's so badly written I can't.
Now, onto the sex scenes. I kept reading how amazing they are and how groundbreaking. Now, I don't know, maybe I am a kinky freak - and I don't think so - but there was nothing shocking in them whatsoever, and they were just as badly written as the rest of the book.
If Christian Grey were as experienced as the author claims - fifteen people signed his sex contract, plus countless others besides - he wouldn't be gasping and widening his eyes every single time his gf makes any sort of sexual comment whatsoever. Another example of poor character development I suppose.
I can't be too judgemental, I suppose. (It may seem as though I have been, but I take book seriously, and this is nothing). The author admits it was written as fanfiction and wasn't meant to be published as a book. However, if you're going to print and actually charge people, then do some rewriting, so fuck's sake.
I hope I just saved someone somewhere $10.00.

I am interested in hearing people's opinions! If you disagree with me (or agree for that matter) please leave me a comment! Let me know what you liked about it.

06 July 2012

A finger puppet I am!

My favorite thing this week is something I just finished. (Whose eyes are not nearly as wonky as they look.)

A Yoda finger puppet!

EDIT: I just finished an Ewok finger puppet!

02 July 2012

Pre-fair sale

Just a quick post to announce my little sale. I am selling a limited amount of bobby pins with roses for $3.50 instead of $5.00, with free shipping in the US and reduced worldwide shipping. They will only be up until Sunday!
There will be a bigger post soon. Also I am planning a local artisan bath/body giveaway! Check back soon for that. (Of course, there will be chocolate.)

https://www.wepay.com/stores/nantucketknitter < - - Check out the sale!

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