Monday, November 28, 2011

I got my new Bussines Cards

I love my new bussiness cards, designed from
my son Wady Guzman
His work is amazing always

need to work in the .com yet

Too many people have asked my family where they buy their hats,
specially my grandson ones.
I ran out of cards around a month ago,
 I like to carry some of
them and give one to anybody that asks about the hats.

Now all family members are carrrying them, and helping me
to promote my work.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday Coupon Codes

Can be used in all my store

 Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday Coupon Codes

Buy 3 use GRKNITSXU3 for 15% off

Buy 2 use 2GR8KNITSXU for 10% off. 
Shipping not included

BFCMFS00 .- free shipping everywhere

have some  BLACK FRIDAY DEALS too

Coupons and deals CAN NOT BE COMBINED

Valid thru Nov 28

Coupons and deals CAN NOT BE COMBINED

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Toddler Handwarmers

 Aren't adorables?

 Keep those little hands warm and toasty! This   handmade handwarmers fingerless gloves are knit in a soft acrylic   yarn, perfect for those cold winter or chilly spring school mornings
They are stretchy and will fit their hands fantastically!
I'll ship them in two days.
They can be made in any color and size as you request.
Have been a hit, so I have not in stock, have to make them, Will be ready to ship in two days.
Please note that this is a hand made one of a kind item. No two will ever be 100% the same.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Newsboy Hat Cap

Handsome Model
cute cap

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A new tool for your Etsy shop

I recently started using Etsy On Sale and thought you might find it useful as well.
 It's a site that allows you to easily run a sale in your Etsy shop, change tags for items all at once, and auto renew items on a schedule you set. 
You can watch the demo video at the link below.
 Plus, if you login and link up your Etsy shop you will get a total of $10 in free credits to use.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Gobble Coaster - Free Crochet Pattern


Gobble Coaster - Free Crochet Pattern

Courtesy of Amber from Yarn Pixie

Click here to get the pattern

 For those who want to print the pattern without all the side items...simply highlight the pattern by holding down the mouse and scroll to bottom..go to print and choose selection instead of pages or all, this will print your highlighted areas only

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Crafty Tip For Making Drop Stitch

Crafty Tip
For making drop stitch, instead of doing it in the traditional way: 
Row 1: Knit. 
Row 2: Knit each stitch, wrapping the yarn around the needle twice instead of once when completing the stitch 
Row 3: Knit each stitch, dropping the extra wrap off the needle as you complete each stitch. 
Repeat these three rows for pattern. 
I use a needle some sizes bigger for the second round: If I'm knitting with size 10 needles, I use a 15 for that round and get the same result. So simple and easy. 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Take advantage of Black Friday and Cybermonday Deals
from ToppyToppy in my Etsy Shop

First deal
ckick here to buy 3-headband
for 30.00 USD

2nd deal

Click here to buy -3-headband

3 x 24.00 USD

3 rd Deal 3 x 24.00 USD

Click here to buy -3-headband-with-flower

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Bags and Backpacks

I have made a lot of different bags and backpaks,
onlu have a few pictures, there are some of them.

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My New Fingerless Gloves

One of the best reasons to wear fingerless gloves is 
that you get all the style benefits of gloves and mittens
 while still keeping your fingers free to type,
 text message or reach into your purse.

 Acting as arm warmers,
 these gloves will keep your arms and hands from chilling
 without becoming too bulky or burdensome.

The open design of fingerless gloves also makes it easier to wear rings.
 Since your fingers are free, you can wear as many rings as you want
 without snagging your gloves.

 Fingerless gloves are also a great way to keep your hands warm 
while showing off your manicure.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Treasuries including my work

Mr Redhead

Alternative Christmas

What a girl wants

What keeps you warm through

Care label symbols

Care Labels

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that garment manufacturers attach a label providing directions for at least one safe method of care. The care label must be easy to find, permanently attached, and remain legible throughout the life of the garment. The manufacturer must have a reason for the recommended care instructions and must warn about any part of the care method that would harm any component of the garment or other garments that may be drycleaned or laundered with it. A care label must also warn when there is no method for cleaning— these typically read: “Do Not Dry Clean,” “Do Not Wash.” The Care Label Rule applies to all clothing except: suede and leather garments, hats, gloves, socks, footwear, reversiblegarments, and household items such as draperies, linens, and upholstered furniture.

American Care Symbols

The Care Label Rule allows for the use of the American Care Symbol System. The symbols may appear along with or in place of written care instructions. We rely upon our professional affiliation with the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute as a resource for interpreting non-conforming instructions and symbols.

Common Care Label Terms and What They Mean

DRYCLEAN: Any drycleaning process can be used and may include moisture, pressing by steam or steam-air procedures, and drying up to 160ºF.
PROFESSIONALLY DRYCLEAN: The item may be cleaned by varying from a normal drycleaning process. The care label must provide specific instructions.
SPOT CLEAN ONLY: The only thing that can be done is stain removal without immersing or otherwise cleaning the entire garment.
HAND WASH: This is a gentle soaking process with very limited agitation by hand. Other information may include specific water temperature and drying requirements.
MACHINE WASH: This instruction indicates that use of either a commercial or home washer is acceptable. The type of cycle may be specified, such as a gentle cycle. Other information may include specific water temperature, drying requirements, and bleaches that can or cannot be used.
BLEACH: Care labels on washable garments will usually indicate if bleach can be used and, if so, which type is appropriate. Common terms include: “Do Not Bleach,” “Non-Chlorine Bleach Only,” or “Bleach When Necessary.” If the type of bleach is not specified, any type may be used.
TUMBLE DRY: Most garments have tumble or machine drying instructions along with recommended temperatures such as low, medium, durable or permanent press, hot, or no heat. If no temperature is recommended, the garment can be tumbled in a hot dryer.
LINE AND DRIP DRY: This instruction means that the garment should be placed on a clothesline or hanger when removed from the washing machine. If a garment is heat sensitive, the label may state, “Line Dry Away from Heat.”
DRY FLAT: Usually found on garments susceptible to stretching when wet (such as sweaters), this instruction entails placing the garment on a towel in order to absorb moisture as it dries or using a drying rack with an open grid that allows air to circulate completely around the garment.
IRON: If ironing is recommended, iron or temperature settings are usually stated. Instructions may include: “Cool/Low Iron,” “Warm/Medium Iron,” “Hot Iron,” “Iron on the Wrong Side Only,” “Steam,” “Do Not Steam,” “ Iron Damp.” If no temperature or setting is stated, the highest setting can be used.


Does Washable Also Mean Drycleanable or Vice Versa?

It may or may not. The manufacturer is only required to list one method of safe care no matter how many methods could also be used safely. And they do not have to warn if other methods would damage the garment. !!!!! ?????

All the infamous mess to prove that MAYBE, WHO KNOWS?  I would prefer to use this one, the best I have seen until now

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Monday, November 14, 2011

ToppyToppyKnits in the Crafty Tips Arts & Crafts Directory.

ToppyToppyKnits in the Crafty Tips Arts & Crafts Directory,

 a juried list of the finest arts and crafts websites 

along with each website owner's favorite crafting tip.

ToppyToppyKnits is now displayed in the Knitting Blogs category.

The entry can be seen here: 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Custom Special Request

 This cap and scarf set, was a special request that turn out really beautiful. 
At first I had a little problem because I ordered the yarn online
 and received the wrong one.
But I went to look for the yarn and luckily found it
 in a yarn store not far from home,
I could begin working on it and finished the set on time.

I really enjoyed crocheting it

Tank you Angela.

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