Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shark Week!!!

It has been a long day, and I will be working throughout most of the night to get these little cuties available to you in the FiberDoodles by K4TT etsy shop.

Halfpenni, the Hammerhead Shark you've already met..

but today, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Chum, the Great White Shark..

Both should be available later this evening or by tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dun Nah.. Duh Nah... Dun Dun Dun...

Okay, so that is my cheesy rendition of the Jaws Theme.. 
You know, that gigantic, enormous fish who made sunbathers in the 70's deathly afraid to go in the water?  (Okay so it was a bad rendition, but I never claimed to be musically inclined...)

To this day, my Mum still can't listen to the theme without a shudder racing down her spine.

So why are we speaking about Jaws?  Well, Shark Week is once again upon us...
Starting Sunday, July 31, 2011 - Discovery Channel (here in the states at least) will be showing all those wonderful bad boys (and gals) of the sea that make us question, "Just how safe is it, to go in the water?"

In honor of Shark Week, I planned on releasing at least 2 babies into the spindrift that would make the ocean waters just a little less threatening..

The first of which is Halfpenni, the Hammer Head Shark..

From his cute little tail to those big soulful eyes.. it's hard not to fall in love with this little baby shark.

Available soon for purchase via FiberDoodles by K4TT on etsy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pause 4 Paws

Each year, I begin to crochet Holiday Goodies for animals in local shelters.  These babies; who are toss-aways because they are older - unwanted because they've made an accident in the house, can no longer be afforded by their human pets..
you name it - these creatures are thrown in jail for no other reason than they are born into a world which sees them as little more than breathing accessories.

Oh, wow!  Okay... so hopping down off my soap box...

Animals I am very passionate about - someone has to be right?

Well, as I was saying - each year at Christmas - in addition to a monetary contribution, I also try to donate anywhere between 50 & 100 toys, blankets, treats, etc..
This year, I have actually gotten started early enough, that I do not think I will be rushing come November - - -

Here are several of the cat blankets/pads; which are coupled with catnip toys.  Every kitty loves a soft little patch of blanket which they can claim their very own.  I try to select colors which will bring out the color in kitty and make him/her even more adorable - so that someone might take them to a furr-ever home!

THIS is how YOUR money is spent when you purchase a FiberDoodles by K4TT pattern.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Etsy/Zibbet Orders

Recently, to my amazement, I have received several eMails all roughly saying, "Where's my order?"  

Please know that I mail out orders within 24 hours of payment received.  Most often, within an hour of the order being placed and very often, within minutes of an order being placed.  There is nothing worse than "waiting" for an order that you place and want to get started on and I do my utmost to check my email very frequently during the day. I want you to receive your purchase as soon as humanly possible. 

Due to my desire to make sure that patterns were received in a timely manner, I began using a paid service that tracks these orders and 'certifies' delivery/receipt of orders.  This does not interfere with it's arrival to your inbox...
The SPAM filter however CAN.

Please remember to add to your 'safe list' when you place an order - especially if you are using the Hotmail or Yahoo eMail servers.  

Thank you for your kind attention to this matter and I look forward to serving you in the future!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fouth of July!

Wow!  Can you believe it is July 4th already?!?!
It seemed like only last month I was shoveling heaps of snow from my sidewalk. 

But here we are, celebrating the 'colonies' declaration of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.  Although, I wouldn't have minded things much if that adorable 'British Accent' would have remained... 

Today is the day when Americans light a grill, enjoys a burger and relaxes with friends and family to watch fireworks light up the darkened skies. 
I hope that all my American clients are enjoying a safe 4th of July celebration with their family and friends.

"America! America!
God mend thine ev'ry flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.
O beautiful for heroes prov'd
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country lov'd,
And mercy more than life.
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine.
O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea."
America the Beautiful
Katharine Bates

May this Independence Day bring about tolerance, acceptance and L.O.V.E. in the hearts of all Americans.