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Busy Hands

25 Oct

Although I haven’t much energy, my hands have found plenty to keep busy with! When I came home, I had several purchases on eBay and Etsy to mail. That is when I realized my inventory is down again! I was looking forward to spending several weeks doing ‘fun’ projects before getting back to ‘work’! ūüôā¬† Oh, I don’t really mind crocheting hair nets at all, it’s just that doing the same thing over and over and over, gets a little old sometimes.

Between crocheting hair nets, though, I have snuck in some other projects. I have an afghan I¬†have been¬†working on. I tried to make a goal of doing 3 rows a day so it doesn’t take me a year to get it done! I have also started a new project on my new knitting loom, but I’ll wait to tell you about that til after the Christmas presents are given. ūüėȬ† The other day I also made a card for someone. It seems like such a little thing, but it’s so amazing how much energy those little things take, when you just have. no. energy.

Time seems to be moving rather slowly.¬† Looking back it seems I was in the hospital a long time.¬† It has some kind of dream quality where every day blended into the next.¬† Now it seems I have been home a long time.¬† Is it really just 7 days?¬† The days themselves don’t feel long though.¬† That is a blessing.¬† Until I get all my meds in, rest, eat, crochet a bit….¬† Not much time left.¬† Everything seems to take a long time since I have so little energy.¬† I am so thankful for the things I can do.¬† I thank the Lord for the ability to crochet and do other hand work even when I can’t do much else.

I have managed to list some items on eBay and Etsy again, too. Yesterday I listed this set of 3 hair nets on eBay and I hope to get it on Etsy soon, too.¬† There is one Burgundy, one gray, and one white.¬† As always, you save a bit of money by buying a set of 3! ūüôā

New Hair Net Listing

6 Sep

I created a new listing for my large hair nets on eBay. After getting several requests from customers about other colors and/or quantities, I wondered how many customers didn’t buy because they didn’t want to bother with a special request.¬† Now it is very simple to order your large hairnet through¬†a fixed price listing offering¬†the choice of net style or flower style. You can¬†also¬†choose from one of the basic colors: black, brown,¬†natural, and white.¬† I will still continue to list auctions for the large style, to gain more exposure.

Check out the new listing here!

Talents

4 Sep

I have crocheted so many hair nets sometimes I seldom think of it as anything special. Anyone could do the same.

Today I saw someone on eBay left this comment in my feedback: praise God for your talent.

That simple statement made me stop and think awhile. Actually I thought about it several times today.

It was a great reminder to me to remember that anything I can do is a talent from God and I should always praise and thank Him for it!

Thank-you to my customer who gave me this reminder! (even if unintended)

Crocheting Inventory

2 Aug

Otherwise known as recuperating from illness! ūüôāWhen I got sick last week, I decided to see how much of this:I could turn into this:The result is that I have lots of “inventory” hair nets now. ūüėČ That’s always good as I have already been caught not having a particular hair net made.¬† This isn’t usually a problem as I can made them up in an hour or two, but it always feels better to be a step ahead. I have been doing other projects as well, to save my hands and to keep from going “crazy”! I get really sick of doing the same thing over and over. As usual my stack of books has been rather distracting! I also got out a baby afghan I started a long time ago and finished that the other day. That was fun! I started another blanket yesterday so who knows how long that will take. The problem with alternating projects like that is that I try to crochet loose for the blankets and then my hair nets start getting bigger, too, as I am still in that mode. So I have to remember to switch modes in my head and my fingers!

Purple, Purple, and More Purple… and Black

6 Dec

Thanksgiving weekend I got an order for 9 purple hair nets! ūüôā I had one done, so I sat down¬†and made¬†8 more purple hair nets! I must admit I was a bit purpled-out by the time I was done.

Right now I have an order for 4 large hair nets -all black! I had one made and I made one yesterday so I only have 2 more to make, and one more for inventory.

I have another purple one available here. And a black one coming soon. In the mean time you can check out my brown and white ones.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the month of December you can use this coupon code to get 15% off your purchase: DecSale11

And if you don’t find what you’re looking for, you can always ask if I can make it!

Hair Net Deal

28 Jul

I listed a set of 3 hair nets / bun covers in my Etsy shop. This listing is designed to save you a bit of money! If I list a set, my fees are lower and therefore I am able to reduce the price per piece a bit.

This set includes one each of my three most common colors:  Black, Brown, and White. All three are made in the flower style. Go on over to my store to check it out!

Crocheting in Sickness and in Health

21 Jul

One reason I love to crochet is because I can do it while I am sick. It gives me something to do with my hands (keeping my mind occupied)¬†and keeps me from feeling completely useless! Of course it’s much more fun when I feel well, but I still enjoy it all the time.

Here are some things I have been working on the last week and a half or so while I haven’t been feeling good:

Crocheted Rose

I wasn’t completely satisfied with my rose, because I didn’t think it rolled very nice. I need to keep practicing that one!

Crocheted Socks

I love making socks because it seems like something more useful that people could actually use. This pair is for me; I wanted to see how they wear and how they wash. They turned out pretty good! The drawback with socks is that the yarn makes my hands really sore.

Besides this I am still working on my baby afghan and also on baby hats and booties. I love doing the hats and booties because they are so cute and don’t take long. I usually have a short attentions span when not feeling well. I’ll try to tell you more about the patterns I use in another post.

I have also worked some on my “Big Project”.

My Big Project

8 Jul

My Big Project for the Summer

I got this ball of natural colored size 10¬†crochet thread – 1,000 yards –¬†to make hair nets. (Because they were selling so well at the time, I figured I‚Äôd use it all eventually – like¬†the white one I have.) Even before that, I had been dreaming of making a huge doily slash tablecloth. This ball of thread sat around for a couple of days, still new. That‚Äôs when I decided to use it for a table cloth instead of hair nets. (That‚Äôs why you don‚Äôt see many for sale!) The thought was, since the ball of¬†thread is still new, it would be a test to see how big a thing I could make out of a 1000 yards!¬†¬†¬†ūüôā¬†¬†¬†¬†Yeah, I have funny ideas sometimes.

This doily / table cloth is turning out pretty well, I think. On the latest pictures you can see it ‚Äėruffles‚Äô at the edges. It‚Äôs not supposed to do that, but I think it will work out as I go on. At least earlier ruffles did.

I have been working on it for at least a month now! In my free time of course. Every once in a while I need a break from my work! ūüôā

I forgot to mention: I don’t have a pattern for this huge doily! Am I crazy? Yes, I am making it up as I go. I have made some doilies in a much smaller version so I took that pattern (also made by me) and went on from there.

So here are the current pictures. I actually have two sets because I took them and intended to post them and didn’t get it done so I have more now. That way you can see a bit of the progress. Sorry about the funny color. My bedroom lighting does that to pictures for some reason. 

Those were the first pictures. These last three were taken about two weeks later.

Shall I keep going? Or quit now? ūüôā

Hair Net / Bun Cover Pictures

7 Jul

A couple of weeks ago someone asked me for pictures of the hair nets actually modeled on hair. These pictures are the result! I asked my sisters to take pictures of their girls wearing the bun covers. (I don’t think the girls were too impressed). Thanks, ladies! ¬†I couldn’t decide which pictures to use because they are all so cute so here is almost all¬†of them! ūüôā It’s kinda scary how it makes the girls look so grown up! Am I getting old?!

As always you can find these hair nets / bun covers on both eBay and Etsy

Holiday & New eBay listings

4 Jul

Hello! I hope had a great weekend and are enjoying a¬†relaxing day! I had a nice weekend. Yesterday was a blessing to be in church and to fellowship with Christian friends. Last night we were also blessed with a wonderful rain shower!! We here in AZ love rain showers as they don’t come¬†very often. When¬†we saw it was probably going to rain, my brother and I took our hammocks out to the front¬†porch (it has a roof over it). It was so¬†much fun to¬†lay there and enjoy the rain and the lightening. It did¬†get really windy though and we came running in when we started getting soaked! I¬†realize though that many parts of the¬†US¬†won’t call a rain shower a¬†blessing as they have ‘too much’ water. ¬†

I didn’t do anything to celebrate the holiday today, but I did have fun working on different projects around the house in a relaxed frame of mind. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my projects done, so I can’t really say I did much! I cut out a bag I’ve been wanting to make. Actually, I cut out a practice, because I don’t want to use the material I have picked out until I know if my idea is going to work.

I have really been into bags lately. I made one for my sister-in-law for her baby shower. I planned to do a game involving a diaper bag, however I had no diaper bag to use!! So I quickly threw together a simple bag here about the day before the party. Then I made her little girl a matching one for her 5th birthday. Sorry I don’t have pictures to show you. I will take pictures of this one I am making now, if it turns out ok. ūüôā

When I was done with that, I sat down at my sewing machine for about 2 minutes and decided I didn’t feel like sewing. Does that ever happen to you??! Hmmm. Now to come up with another project….

Someone told me recently I should¬†crochet baby blankets. I don’t know about that as I haven’t done too well with afghans. But that is what I started this afternoon. I have 3 or so rows done and it is going very well. The pattern I decided on though has quite a few ‘holes’ in it for the poor baby to get his fingers caught in so it might just turn into a wrap or lap robe of some kind. I am using small yarn: baby weight or sport weight¬†whatever it’s called. And a large hook: size I. So hopefully it won’t take too long to get it done!

Tomorrow I will probably go back to normal projects again. It has been fun though to spend a day doing out of the ordinary things.

One of the ordinary things I did do was get more listings on eBay. You can see them here.

Crocheted Traditional Hair Nets / Bun Covers Amish Mennonite

29 Jun

I¬†also have¬†hair nets¬†available¬†in the traditional net style. They are the same size as the flower style and they have the same style elastic in the back. I can also make these in any of the other colors I use. I just don’t have them all made up right now. It doesn’t take long to make them. You can find¬†these hair nets¬†in my Etsy Shop.

Sz Large Crocheted Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Amish Mennonite

The smaller size is here Crocheted Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Amish Mennonite or here Crocheted Black Hair Net / Bun Cover Amish Mennonite 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Large Black and White Hairnets

28 Jun

I got the large black flower style hair net/bun cover listed in my Etsy shop yesterday. I was feeling kind of out-of-it so I didn’t get much listed this week yet. I got the large white flower hair net listed this morning. This is now¬†all the colors in this style I have available.¬†The others were the brown and light brown.

If you have long and or thick hair and need a hair net with plenty of room, these large nets would be just the thing!

Sz Large Crocheted Black Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

Sz Large Crocheted White Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

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Sz Large Crocheted Light Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

24 Jun

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Here is another large size hair net / bun cover from my Etsy shop:

Sz Large Crocheted Light Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

The smaller size light brown flower style is here: Crocheted Light Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style

The large size hairnets are made the same styles as the smaller ones except they are larger. This style has two scallop rows on the top, giving the ‘flower’ two rows of petals.

Sz Large Crocheted Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

24 Jun

I finally got my large size hair nets listed on Etsy today.
These hairnets / bun covers are about 5 1/2″ across when laying flat. They will fit most large buns. I use this size myself and it is a little too big. (That’s no problem though because the extra just gets tucked under the bun with hair pins.)

Sz Large Crocheted Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style Amish Mennonite

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If you like this style and color but would like a smaller size, check out this one

Crocheted Brown Hair Net / Bun Cover Flower Style

Why I make Hairnets

22 Jun

I began making hairnets for myself. While I enjoy making pretty things such as doilies, coasters, ect, I have always had had interest in making useful things. To me, a hairnet is something useful that I can make for myself instead of buying them. The real bargain is that the homemade ones last way longer, too!
After I began making them for myself, I thought others could be using these too. When I first started selling them, I had no idea there is such a market for bun covers.
I believe in the literal translation of the Bible in 1 Corinthians 11 where it teaches that Christian women should cover their hair with a veiling. I do not believe and do not promote that the bun cover/hairnets that I make should take the place of the veiling. They only cover part of the hair, and do not provide an adequate covering of the hair. The hair net is to keep the hair in place so that a veiling can be worn neatly over it. If the bun cover is someone’s first step towards wearing a veiling, I do not condemn you in that, but I do pray that you will continue to learn and grow to an understanding of wearing the headship veiling.
I know that many people use bun covers for a variety of reasons, some of which, I would not encourage. I do hope to be a witness to my customers of the principles taught in God’s word.
Wearing a veiling has long been a practice of the Mennonite and Amish people and is often associated with them. That is one reason why I put the words Amish & Mennonite in the title of my listings. I hope that draws the attention of those honestly seeking a method of Biblically covering their hair.

 

Navy Blue Crocheted Hair Net Bun Cover Amish Mennonite

20 Jun

Another auction on eBay for this week.

I have here a hair net/ bun cover for sale. I love to crochet and here is a finished product of my work for you to enjoy.  I crocheted this hair net by hand using navy blue size 10 cotton crochet thread.  The outside round has an elastic pony tail holder (no metal!) crocheted into. This helps the hair net to form around the bun.  This hair net will fit most average small Рmedium size buns.  If you have thick hair you will probably need a bigger size.  If the hair net is a little too big, it can be tucked under with hair pins.  Read full description

Burgundy Crocheted Hair Net Bun Cover Amish Mennonite

20 Jun

I renewed the auction on eBay for this item today. It will run a week. Here is some info on it.

I have here a hair net/ bun cover for sale. I love to crochet and here is a finished product of my work for you to enjoy.  I crocheted this hair net by hand using burgundy size 10 cotton crochet thread.  The outside round has an elastic pony tail holder (no metal!) crocheted into. This helps the hair net to form around the bun.  This hair net will fit most average small Рmedium size buns.  Read full description.

Set of 3 Crocheted Hair Net / Bun Covers Flower Style

20 Jun

Set of Three Hairnets

I just listed this set of 3 hair nets in my Etsy Shop.  Here is part of the description of them:

 
When laying flat the hairnets are about 4″ across and they have about 5″ of elastic.

These hairnets have a “flower” design in the center.

You will get one each of Brown, Light Brown, and Ecru.

I have here a set of 3 hair nets/ bun covers for sale. I love to crochet and here is a finished product of my work for you to enjoy…

 
 
 

Crocheted Hair Nets / Bun Covers

16 Jun

Right now my most popular items are the hair nets. These nets are made in the bun cover style, so they are covers that just fit over your hair bun. The regular, real thin, hair nets are made big and you twist or fold them down to the size of your bun. (I may use those terms ‚Äďhair net & bun cover- interchangeably, but I am referring to the same bun cover-style product).

The nets come in two designs: the Flower Style and the Traditional Net Style.

Traditional Net Style - Gray

The traditional net style is the regular one with ‚Äėholes‚Äô in it. The flower style is a pattern I made up and it has a ‚Äėflower‚Äô pattern on the back of it.

Flower Style Hair Net - Brown

I have made them many different colors. I have done some pastel variegated, pinks, and other colors. The ones I prefer are the neutral black, brown, light brown, natural or ecru, and white. It seems most customers prefer those colors also, as they sell the most.

I have chosen the neutral colors to try to match hair colors. It took me awhile to settle on the light brown and natural colors. I found the light brown on eBay after searching the internet for it. After I got it I realized it wasn’t as light as I thought it would be. Eventually I stumbled onto the ecru and really like that as a good color to go with light-colored hair.

Best Seller

4 Jun

My most popular items are the hair nets/ bun covers. Right now my best seller is the black flower style.

Flower Style Black Hair Net / Bun Cover

I crochet these hair nets by hand using black size 10 cotton crochet thread.¬† The outside round has an elastic pony tail holder crocheted into. This helps the hair net to form around the bun.¬† These hair nets will fit most average small to medium size buns.¬† If you have lots of thick hair you will probably need a bigger size.¬† If the hair net is a little too big, it can be tucked under with hair pins. When laying flat these nets are about 3 ¬Ĺ‚ÄĚ across. I try to make them all the same size, but they do vary a tiny bit sometimes.

I use a homemade hair net every day and I love it! I can use one for months and it doesn’t wear out nearly as quick as normal hair nets. And I use lots of hair pins! 

It is easy to care for your hair net.¬† I recommend washing by¬†hand¬†in cold water to minimize shrinking. You can throw them in the washing machine, but they don’t come out very nice. You may use a mild¬†detergent on them. Air dry and that’s all that’s to it!

The hair nets are useful for any occasion and work perfectly for Amish and Mennonite hair styles. They fit most types of hair buns even though the nets are made round.  I use them on all kinds of buns including flip-style buns.

Side View of Black Hair Net

Flat View of Black Hair Net

The flower style also comes in other colors: White, Brown, Light Brown, Natural, Navy Blue, and Gray

 

To view these hair nets and more please visit:

My Etsy Shop or eBay

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