Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Crochet: A Second Language 1



    Often, when we think of a second language, we think of a culture or a nation.  Our mind travels back to our school years and skits we had to perform in front of the class.  Oh the laughter and fun! Perhaps we think back to when we actually traveled to another country where we found ourselves stumbling for the words to order food or find the restroom.  Frustrating, right?  English, French, Spanish, German, Latin etc. can all be considered a second language.  
    I think second languages go beyond cultural communication.  Have you ever thought of a trade as a second language?  If you have had an engineer or a doctor explain something to you, I bet you had to ask them to speak in layman terms.  Maybe you think you understand what they are saying, but the familiar terms can have a different meaning inside of a doctor's head.  

 Like any trade, crochet has its own terminology. 

    You find a cute crochet item you just have to make, but one look at the pattern and you shake your head.  What language is this you ask?

   Pick up any crochet book and you will likely see the term gauge.  Now when I hear the word gauge, I think of a dial with numbers and a needle.  What comes to your mind when you hear the word gauge?  It can be overwhelming and confusing when first learning a second language.  These Second language blog posts are going to try and iron out the wrinkles, so to speak. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas: Shop Update 8





 THIS WEEK AT THE ETSY SHOP

Current News
Get the current news, thoughts and comments.  You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter!  Links are on the left of the page.

Christmas

This sure has been some crazy weather, hasn't it? I miss having a white Christmas and a chill in the air.  It is all rain here right now.  I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Christmas with family and friends!  

Valentine's Day
I know you are thinking: What, Valentine's Day?  I have barely gotten rested up from Christmas!  I just wanted to give you a heads up the orders for Valentine's Day should be placed by February 2nd.

Items
I have recently added a few new character hats:  Sponge Bob Inspired, Spiderman Inspired, and Batman Inspired.  You can find them in the Character Theme section.

Payment Options
Great news for those of you who do not have PayPal!  I am trying out new payment options:  money order and check.  I will see how smooth these transactions go and see if I want to keep them. 

It Doesn't hurt to Ask
Unsure about an item?  Send me a message on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Etsy, or leave a comment on here.  Don't forget to check out my reviews on Etsy or comments on Facebook.

Share and Tell
Please help me get the word out!  Write a review of service on Etsy.  "Like" my Etsy store.  "Share"  or "Google +" this blog post.  Hand out a business card if you have one. 

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING LILPHANIE'S LINE!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thanksgiving: Shop Update 7



THIS WEEK AT THE ETSY SHOP

Current News
Get the current news, thoughts and comments.  You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter!  Links are on the left of the page.

Thanksgiving

I am thankful for all of you!  Thanks for being a part of LiLphanie's Line.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  

Items
I have just added back Striped Elf Hats in child size! I am still working on a few Christmas Colors #1 design items.  I now have nearly 190 items available for you to choose from! 

Black Friday
I strive to keep the cost of business low and my prices affordable.  As such, you can shop my store knowing you are getting the best price any time of the year!

It Doesn't hurt to Ask
Unsure about an item?  Send me a message on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Etsy, or leave a comment on here.  Don't forget to check out my reviews on Etsy or comments on Facebook.

Share and Tell
Please help me get the word out!  Write a review of service on Etsy.  "Like" my Etsy store.  "Share"  or "Google +" this blog post.  Hand out a business card if you have one. 

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING LILPHANIE'S LINE!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thanksgiving: Shop Update 6







THIS WEEK AT THE ETSY SHOP

Current News
You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, and Twitter!  Links are on the left of the page.

Thanksgiving

I am now offering Pilgrim Hat #1 in three sizes: adult, child, and baby.  
Thursday Nov. 12th is the last day to order to be sure to have your item in time for Thanksgiving.  

Items
Introducing a new item design: Christmas Colors #1 for the Winter Theme!  Hats are now available at the Etsy Shop.  More items with this design coming soon!
I now have nearly 180 items available for you to choose from! 

Shipping Time
Expected processing and shipping times are listed under shipping & polices.  There is a tab in the item view under the picture you can click!

Did You Know?
My shop's home page has a search.  You can enter what you are looking for to see if my shop has it.

Share and Tell
Please help me get the word out!  Write a review of service on Etsy.  "Like" my Etsy store.  "Share"  or "Google +" this blog post.  Hand out a business card if you have one. 

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING LILPHANIE'S LINE!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

One Month Etsy Anniversary: Shop Update 5




THIS WEEK AT THE ETSY SHOP

The Look
My packaging now comes with a yellow shipping label!  I hope this helps you identify the package as coming from LiLphanie's Line.

One Month
Can you believe it!?  LiLphanie's Line has been open for a month!  It has been and continues to be a fun learning experience.  Thank you to all! 

Thanksgiving
Thursday Nov. 12th is the last day to order to be sure to have your item in time for Thanksgiving.

Themes
I have moved the Clover Hats to Spring Theme which goes from March to May. 

Items
I now have nearly 160 items available for you to choose from!  Recently added green Clover Cupcake Hats.  To keep up to date, "like" my Facebook Page I have a new item design in the works for the Winter Theme!

Shipping Time
Expected processing and shipping times are listed under shipping & polices.  There is a tab in the item view under the picture you can click!

Did You Know?
My shop's home page has a search.  You can enter what you are looking for to see if my shop has it.

Share and Tell
Please help me get the word out!  Write a review of service on Etsy.  "Like" my Etsy store.  "Share"  or "Google +" this blog post.  Hand out a business card if you have one. 

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING LILPHANIE'S LINE!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Improving: Shop Update 4

Pumpkin Hats
Pumpkin Hats


THIS WEEK AT THE ETSY SHOP

The Look
Have you noticed?  I have a yellow banner hanging over my shop now!  

Thanksgiving
Thursday Nov. 12th is the last day to order to be sure to have your item in time for Thanksgiving.

Themes
I have a new item design for the Winter Theme in the works!

Items
I now have around 140 items available for you to choose from!  Recently added football hats.

Shipping Time
Expected processing and shipping times are listed under shipping & polices.  There is a tab in the item view under the picture you can click!

Did You Know?
My shop's home page has a search.  You can enter what you are looking for to see if my shop has it.

Share and Tell
Please help me get the word out!  Write a review of service on Etsy.  "Like" my Etsy store.  "Share"  or "Google +" this blog post.  Hand out a business card if you have one.  Hop on over to Facebook and "Like" my page there.

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING LILPHANIE'S LINE!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

October Sales: Shop Update 3




THIS WEEK AT THE ETSY SHOP

Sale
I've reached my sale goal for October!  I had set it at 5 and I received that many orders in about 2 weeks.  Thank you!

Halloween
Sunday Oct. 18th is the last day to order to be sure to have your item in time for Halloween.

Made to Order and Variations
I am testing out Made to Order and Variations in Etsy.  Currently my Bee Hat, Minion Inspired Hat and Stars and Stripes Hat are set at Made to Order!

Items
I now have around 130 items available for you to choose from!  Recently added items to Design Theme.

Shipping Prices
I have adjusted shipping prices to more accurately reflect the cost of packaging and postage.

Share and Tell
Please help me get the word out!  Write a review of service on Etsy.  "Like" my Etsy store.  "Share"  or "Google +" this blog post.  Hand out a business card if you have one.

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING LILPHANIE'S LINE!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Setting Up: Shop Update 2


THIS WEEK AT THE ETSY SHOP

Sale
I have made my first sale!  Now I know how that part of Etsy works.  Yay!!

Halloween
If you wish to have your item in time for Halloween, please place your order by Sunday Oct. 18th.

Sections
I have added three new sections: sports, characters and design.  Under sports you will find sports related items.  Right now I have sailboat and baseball hats there.  I have moved my Football items from the Fall to Sports section.  Under characters, you will find character inspired items.  Right now, I have turtle hats.  The design theme is for stripes, lacy items and other items that don't fit under another theme.

Items
I now have over 100 items available for you to choose from!  Recently added items to Winter theme.

PayPal
I hear you do not need a PayPal account to use PayPal checkout.  You can use your credit card as a PayPal guest.

Share and Tell
Please help me get the word out!  Write a review of service on Etsy.  "Like" my Etsy store.  "Share"  or "Google +" this blog post.  Hand out a business card if you have one.

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING LILPHANIE'S LINE!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Setting Up: Shop Update 1


 Well, it has been a week since I have opened my Etsy Shop.  I am having fun finding my way around Etsy, adding items, and checking Shop stats.   As well as browsing other shops!  I hope you are having just as much fun checking out what I have to offer.  Since I have opened, I have added to my policy and about pages.  I now have 37 hand crocheted items available ranging from blankets and baskets to hats and bags!  Everyone is sure to find something they like.  I have divided my shop into sections:  Fall Theme, Winter Theme, Spring Theme, Summer Theme and Animal Theme.  You will find these in the left hand column of my Shop's page.  If you are looking for something with flowers or a bunny for example, you can click on the Spring Theme and browse such items.  If you haven't visited my shop, please do stop by!  Don't forget to share and tell your family and friends about me. I have more items to come! Thank you for choosing LiLphanie's Line.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

LiLphanie's Line Etsy Shop is Open

   It is finally here! You may now shop LiLphanie's Line on Etsy.  I currently have 19 various Fall items for you to check out just in time for Halloween!   I will be adding items to and editing my shop often over the next few weeks.  I will post on my Facebook page when new items are available. 
     I have enjoyed designing and making items for the monthly theme pages posted on this blog.  However, as I focus on building up my Etsy shop, I will not be adding any new theme pages to my blog.  Thank you for choosing to shop LiLphanie's Line!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Now Accepting PayPal!

    I have great news!  LiLphanie's Line now accepts PayPal as a form of payment for your purchases.  For now, you will need to use the e-mail LiLphanie@gmail.com to do so.  As always thank you for your business.  

Saturday, August 29, 2015

September Simple Stripes

     The kids are back to school and cooler weather is on the way.  Looking for something simple to keep you warm this season?  Don't worry, I've got you covered!  Click on the Simple Stripes tab to check out the items available for order in September.  These items can be made in almost any two colors.  To order fill out the form on this page, e-mail me at LiLphanie@gmail.com, or send me a message via Facebook .  Thank you!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Football Special

   Can you feel the excitement of back to school and football season?  I sure can, and I am adding to it!  Now until August 21st you can order a football basket in your team's favorite colors.  The cost?  Only $22, that includes shipping!  To order e-mail LiLphanie@gmail.com, send me a message on Facebook, or fill out the order form on this blog.  

   Here is a picture the football basket in Notre Dame colors.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ready for Football?

    Football season is fast approaching.  Are you ready to show your love of the sport?  I have some great football inspired items for you!  Click on the Football Theme #1 page tab to get you and your home ready for football.  These items will be available for purchase until the end of August.  To order you can e-mail LiLphanie@gmail.com or fill out the contact form.  Don't forget to visit and like my Facebook page, LiLphanie's Line.  Thank you!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

LiLphanie's Line at Tomato Festival

  Hi all.  I am happy to announce I will be at Reeds Spring's Tomato Festival Saturday August 1st.  Check out their Facebook Page for more information.  
I hope to see you there!

 Here is a sampling of items I will be selling there:


PLACE MATS
DOILIES AND DISHCLOTHS

COASTERS

DRAWSTRING BAGS
HATS
BASKETS

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Christmas in July

    Hi all!  I will once again be at Our Lady of the Cove's "Christmas in July" Arts and Crafts Show in Kimberling City.  I am so excited to be able to see everyone!  Friday, July 17th (10am-4pm) I will be selling bags, baskets and blankets.  Here is a peek at some of the blankets and baskets that will be available.   Saturday I will be selling hats and headbands.   I hope you will come and checkout all the lovely handmade items from other vendors and support local artists.   Thank you!





Sunday, June 28, 2015

Addition to Discontinued Animal Hat Zoo

   There have been three new additions to the Discontinued Animal Hats page!  Check out the bunnies, a frog, and a dog.  To view these animals click on the Discontinued Animal Hats page tab.  If you would like to purchase one (or more), just e-mail LiLphanie@gmail.com or fill out the contact form.  Thank you!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Introducing Watermelon Theme #1

          Did you guess my second theme from the sneak peek post?  If you guessed watermelon you are right!  This fun theme is sure to bring up memories of watermelon seed spitting contests!   Remember those days?  I remember sitting on our porch with friends and family spitting seeds, juice running down our cheeks and arms.  I think we even had a watermelon plant start to grow in the yard as a result!   Watermelon says summer fun.   Click on the Watermelon Theme #1 page tab at the top to see my fun watermelon products.  These products will be available for order until the end of July.  To order, fill out the contact form or send an e-mail to LiLphanie's Line.  Thank you!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Zoo of Discontinued Animal Hats Expanded!

   The zoo of discontinued animal hats has expanded to include bears and dinosaurs!  Check out the bear hats on the discontinued animal hats page.  To keep the dino hats from eating the other animals, they have their own page!  To purchase you can fill out the form on the page or e-mail LiLphanie@gmail.com.  Thank you!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Next Theme Sneak Peek

Hi all!  
Just a reminder you have until the end of June to order off the USA Theme #1 page.  If you are looking for some Fourth of July spirit to decorate your home, I've got it!  To order, you can fill out the contact form or send an e-mail to LiLphanie's Line.

I am looking forward to sharing with you the theme for the month of July. 
 Here is a peek:


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Discontinuing Animal Hats

    I am discontinuing my Animal Hats.  Please check out the Discontinued Animal Hat page and get yours while supplies last!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Introducing USA Themed Crochet Page

     I am excited to introduce to you the first theme of Themed Crochet!  USA THEME  This theme is available for order until the end of June.  Click on the USA Theme #1 page tab to view items available.  To order, fill out the contact form on the page or LiLphanie@gmail.com and I will reply to your e-mail order as soon as possible.  Thank you!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Changes Coming Soon

   Hi!  I am going in a different direction with my blog.  I am going to feature items available for ordering via e-mail LiLphanie@gmail.com on the pages.  You will be able to order these items for a limited time only.   These items will have a common theme and will include a variety of items such as place mats, hats, baskets, headbands, blankets etc.   After say a month or so, the theme will change.  First up is a USA theme.  Come back soon to check it out!   In the meantime you can visit my Facebook page LiLphanie's Line.