Friday, February 19, 2016


Happy Friday, everyone! This weekend marks the half-way point in the Head, Hands & Heart a-long, and completed projects are finally being recorded.

I should back up and tell you that participants are making several different bags, hats, a few Ode Wristers, and our first finished item, a Markham Headband. According to the participant, it worked up quickly and was fun! Gotta love that, right?

Here's a quick photo of my wristers I've made for a model thank you. Here, the main body of the mitts are done and blocked, and now they are ready for seaming, thumb work-up and edging. I should tell everyone that I had the model and her significant other over for a wonderful dinner of chili last night and gave them to her. She was super thrilled with them - and how could she not be with such great, soft LB Collection angora merino yarn? I wasn't so quick on photographing the finished project, so I need to snap a quick photo so they may be properly recorded in the a-long as done. 

There is still time to join us, so if you are hankering for a quick hat or piece of Voie de Vie jewelry, do come on over and and jump right in.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Head, Hands & Heart

Alright my crafty peeps, the votes have been recorded and tallied and bandied about, sifted through and dissected and analyzed by yours truly here at chez Voie de Vie. I am happy to announce our first anniversary year a-long:

Our primary a-long place will be my Ravelry Group. There are 21 Voie de Vie designs that one can make in this first a-long: bags, hats and/or head things, and jewelry/hand things.  Works-in-progress (WIPS) will count (see, I want to help each of you clear away any projects just languishing in their baskets screaming “finish me, finish me!”). If you don’t already have one of these 21 designs in your pattern library, select ones will be 50% off in my Ravelry design store through the end of this week (you know, 50% off to celebrate 5 years of designing), so now would be a good time to take advantage.There will be yarny prizes, as well as other small surprises which will be detailed and revealed in the Ravelry thread.
I hope I will see as many of you as will fit into the thread (and you know, that’s like, everyone) whipping up a Voie de Vie design storm to continue with this awesome beginning to 2016. Do please join us!

A final note: I will be sharing more insights from the survey results in an upcoming edition of my newsletter. If you’re curious, now would be a good time to sign up to receive it. It’s free, painless, and may even spread a wee bit of joy. Now that’s something to look forward to in your inbox, yes?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Just a Few Days Left ...

... to take the Voie de Vie survey. It wraps up at the end of the day Sunday, February 7th (yes, this very Sunday!). So get your choices and comments in now while the getting is good.

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