Friday, January 29, 2010

Got my 1st payment from g00gle!

I was thrilled to find out yesterday when I signed in to g00gle ads that payment was already made available for me. Without further delay, I headed off to Western Union this morning with a copy of the details:

Before this, I never would have thought that blogging can earn me some money. Neither did I foresee that the internet would make this possible for me. But most of all, I didn't think my crochet hobby could be self-supporting. Now I don't need to beg or borrow so I can buy yarns and other crochet materials...hehehe. Don't get me wrong, I still would love to receive gifts of yarns and other crafty stuff :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Crochet Update, January 2010

Crochet for charity
Help for Haiti patterns are still up for sale on Ravelry.
About 10 Ravelers purchased patterns from me from Jan.16-24, and because of this I was able to make a small donation to Hope for Haiti.

It is heartbreaking to see in the news what has happened due to the earthquake. Let's continue to pray for them, and pray for ourselves too - to ask for protection from earthquakes and other calamities.

Crochet for yarn
Once in a while, I need to feed my curiosity for yarn. For those who don't understand a crocheter or knitter's need for a variety of yarns, I could liken it to a chef's need to have different kinds and the best of ingredients that could be had. I also love to cook and occasionally seek out a variety of ingredients. I'm only limited by budget, of course. As with yarn, I have to restrain myself :p
I saw Deneen's yarns for destashing here. I'm sure treating myself to a new skein of yarn won't hurt anyone. I picked a skein of cotton-hemp yarn, and I'll be patiently waiting for it in the mail ;)

Crochet for gift

My only crochet project as of this past week is this baby hat. This will fit my one-year-old grandniece. Can't wait to see her wearing it ;)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Help for Haiti patterns

This morning, I saw the Help for Haiti patterns over at Ravelry. The sales for these patterns were pledged for donation to organizations helping Haiti Earthquake victims. In line with this, I have pledged the net sales of some of my patterns in Ravelry for donation to Hope for Haiti, until January 23.

Update (Jan. 19): So far 8 ravelers have purchased my patterns in response to this in the first two days; however, due to there being so many patterns offered now, its much harder for my patterns to be seen, so I changed the above pledge to take effect up to Jan. 23 instead of 31.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Crochet Pattern giveaway

If you're a member of our Ravelry group, Crochet in the Philippines, here's your chance to get two crochet patterns for free. See the details here, on how you can join the promo.