Phillipians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

Sunday, March 14, 2010

My First Crocheted Mary Jane Slippers - yay!!


OK so I scoured the internet for patterns for Crocheted Mary Janes and to my surprise I found them. Well as you may or may not know I am trying to build my store on But here is the problem, while the patterns are accessible to online crochet students like myself, they ARE NOT and I REPEAT, ARE NOT for sell, distribution, resale, etc. just take a look below at one disclaimer:

this free pattern is not for resale. All rights reserved. No part of the pattern may be reproduced in any form. The written instructions, photographs, design, and pattern are intended for personal, non-commercial use only i.e. you are not permitted to sell any items made using this pattern.

I clearly got the picture and CLEARLY knew I DID NOT want to be guilty of copyright infringement. So God bless all you wonderful crochet-ers out there and much success in your pattern making and free distribution.

So as I sat and pondered the idea I most avoided, creating my own pattern(s), I decided what the heck, and went for it! After seeing a few of the 'untouchable" pics of crocheted Mary Janes, I decided to do away with them all. I already knew how to crochet, single crochet, double crochet, create designs etc. And yes! An Epiphany! I would pull from my own bucket of talents and creative thinking and make an Adult Mary Jane Slipper Darnet! and so I did. So now since I have my own pattern, guess I too will join my crochet colleagues and copyright it as well (I laugh a bit)- Wha La, a crochet diva has been born.
Well I have more crochet adventures to discover - toodles for now.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Crochet Kitty Dangle Toy

Alright, how many of you out there have a wee kitty at home. Well maybe not actually a bitty kitty but ur baby nonetheless right? Cats , as we all know, love to play with hanging things and bells and strings etc. So for this reason I created the "Crochet Kitty Dangle Toy". So I made one and placed it on the door knob at home. At first kitty (Kenny) seemed disinterestd. But now, he plays with it almost everyday! Checkout my pic! This one is pink and orange and has two bells that dangle at the bottom. Kenny just seems to love it. Item can be purchased at my etsy store -

Monday, March 8, 2010

Marszy's Crochet Blog and "Julie and Julia" the Movie

Well I just finished watching the movie, Julie and Julia and as you can see was inspired to write this blog entry. Sooooo if you haven't seen the movie I won’t give it away. I will say that I found myself right there in the film. I felt Julie and I felt Julia. If you are one who is sitting, pondering or has been sitting in that cubicle or haven't quite "made it" in the corporate arena or whatever, then you will relate to this film. Finding what we love doing and being able to actually do it is breathtaking! And so how long do we go through life wishing, hoping "if we could just do the thing(s) we really love doing". Well this brings me to the whole point and explanation behind the title of this blog, "Marszy's Etsy  Blog -vs- Julie and Julia". Marsz's Etsy  blog was created to challenge myself to stick to my business venture by blogging about it. I hit a bump in the road and kinda stopped momentarily; discouragement, doubts, fear of failure, you name it. But after watching Julie and Julia I felt to pick myself back up and wipe off the dirt of self-pity. Well now to date, I’ve completed 4 blogs including this one. Why? though it has been my challenge,  thinking of not doing things I really enjoy encourages me to continue on with what i do enjoy, my business venture. My immediate passions are God and my faith in him, singing praise and worship music, writing etc. My quirkiness, on the other hand, draws me to create ideas I have stored in my head that could really and potentially lead to a more fullfilling career. I don’t seek wealth or the riches of this world, just a closer walk with Jesus, a deeper faith, and the strength to live it out.  So my prayer right now is simple. God let the journey began and walk with me in it. Amen! Ok time to work on my Etsy Store.

ttyl all

bye now