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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One man's thrash is ....


I am back! It was good to take some time off to recoup and rejuvenate. I wasnot completing resting as I spent  a lot of time crocheting amigurumi animals for my craft show on September 25th. In addition, I am excited to say that my dad just arrived from Nigeria a few days and I wanted to share a story with you.  When I started blogging 20 months ago, I had mentioned my love for natural products such as Shea Butter.  So my dad and I are having a conversation and I was telling him how expensive unrefined Shea butter and black soap is in united states and he exclaimed "those things are for poor people in Nigeria to use!" He further explained that these products are thrown out and hardly used by an average Nigerian as it is not a name brand product. I just shook my head and said if only they knew the price we pay for Shea butter in United States.

This leads me to think about the things we may call thrash may be another man's treasure. I may look at a handmade product and say to myself, who is going to use it  and another creative person will come around and find a useful way of using it.

I think about reusing yarn or unravelling yarn as a way to reuse and recycle but I find myself procrastinating at it. I will need to sit down and do it instead of just running to the yarn store but it is a project that I am gearing to do this fall. I do not like waste and even though it may not be much, I do think I will feel satisfied for trying something new for myself.

Have  a great day!


Express yourself with handmade! Nnenna Pastor is a crochet designer and instructor. Other places to visit Neki Naturals are http://neki.etsy.com and join Neki Naturals on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/NekiNaturals

Thursday, August 11, 2011

On Hiatus till September 2011

Hi!


Just wanted to let you know that I will be on hiatus , vacation, break for the rest of the month.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!


Nnenna

Thursday, July 21, 2011

2012 Knit and CRochet Show Dates Announced!

Just saw today that the Knit and Crochet Show for Summer and Spring 2012 were announced.
They are

2012 DATES FOR  KNIT & CROCHET SHOWS  
SUMMER KNIT & CROCHET SHOW
& CGOA/TKGA CONFERENCES
June 27-July 1, 2012
Classes Wednesday through Sunday
Shopping Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Radisson Hotel Manchester – Center of NH
Manchester, NH
 
FALL KNIT & CROCHET SHOW
& CGOA/TKGA CONFERENCES
September 12-16, 2012Classes Wednesday through Sunday
Shopping Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Grand Sierra Resort
Reno, NV

I think it is time for me to start planning for Manchester!


Enjoy

Express yourself with handmade! Nnenna Pastor is a crochet designer and instructor. Other places to visit Neki Naturals are http://neki.etsy.com and join Neki Naturals on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/NekiNaturals

Friday, July 15, 2011

Mega Sales at Craft Stores - July 15th - 17th 2011

This weekend, it seems that Michaels and JoAnn Stores are having Christmas in July.


Note that you will need the coupon for the in store sales and you can receive that by signing up for the stores mailing list. This is a good sale weekend. Enjoy!



Express yourself with handmade! Nnenna Pastor is a crochet designer and instructor. Other places to visit Neki Naturals are http://neki.etsy.com and join Neki Naturals on facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/NekiNaturals

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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