Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Scarf Help

Choosing the Right Scarf

Finding the right scarf can be difficult. Some people live in very cold climates and need very warm scarves, and others live where it's just chilly so need light protection from the cool air. This article is coming to help you figure out what you need.

Wool is one of the warmest materials to wear, so if you live in a very cold climate wool is a great choice. Some wools are softer than others, and some wash better than others. Wool with silk is very soft and, of course silky. It requires a bit more care when washing however. A wool with acrylic can be soft, and is machine washable and dryable. Wool is pretty affordable when used with acrylic or cotton too, and pricier when paired with silk.

Cotton works great because it is all natural but is not as warm as wool. Cotton works really well for those in cool climates, not very cold ones. Cotton has a pretty easy care routine
as well. Cotton mixed with acrylic is warmer than just cotton usually and is easier to wash.

Total acrylic yarn scarves can be pretty warm, not as warm as wool of course. They are also machine washable and dryable in most cases.

Chenille (the fuzzy velvety yarn or fabric) is warm and cozy, super soft against the skin.

Silk scarves are best for style, not warmth, when they are just silk not combined with a warmer material like wool.

That's a small synopsis of how to choose the right scarf, for both warmth and care. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gifts for Men or Women

Christmas is coming and I've started shopping! I'm always looking for gifts for both men and women. Shopping online is a great place to find gifts for both sexes. There are gifts for the home, for the recipient to wear, and many other choices. I have seen lots of great items on ArtFire that I'd like to share in case anyone needs to find a gift that works for men or women.
Blue Luxurious Silk and Wool Scarf for Men or Women by me, MattsCraftyWife.
Etched Cross Metal Stone Inspirational Necklace by wirenwhimsy, unisex gift idea.
Black Pigskin Wallet from cosmichippodesigns is a beautiful unisex gift.
Fir Tree Soap for men or women, festive and fun gift from LusciousLather.

Moonlight Wedding Band Ring from ngoriginals is the perfect gift for a man or a woman.

Cherry's Creations made this Amazing Grace Cross that would work for men or women. It's beautifully made and would be a lovely gift!

I hope these gift ideas help you to find something you like! Unisex gifts are perfect when you don't know what to buy someone for Christmas. Thanks for browsing with me.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cup Cozy Sale in My Shop

Cup Cozy Sale!

All of my cozies, except the candy corn model, are on sale in my Artfire Shop, MattsCraftyWife.
They are 1.50 each, with 1.50 to ship, so they are affordable Christmas gifts, or treats for yourself!
There are several colors left, come and get them!
Pinks, purples, patriotic red white and blue, pastels, yellow, lime, blue...
Sale won't last long so come and get 'em!
Visit my Shop to see the great sale!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Time for Fall!

I am so ready for Fall- including Thanksgiving! I am getting in the spirit by decorating my home in fall colors and themes such as pumpkins and turkeys. I also decided to make these cute lil pumpkin ornaments for my aunt who has a palm tree in her house that she decorates for the seasons and holidays. I sent them to her and she loved them, so I'm making more to sell in my Artfire Shop. Hopefully customers will think they are cute, too.

Pumpkins are very special to me and I love to crochet them in all kinds of sizes, as ornaments and as table decor.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Featured Item Fridays!

I have been doing "Featured Item Fridays" for a few weeks on my Facebook Fan Page. Here is how it works... I find an item in my shop to mark down 25% each week. I post it on my FB fan page with a link. The buyer needs to either contact me first to change the price, or be refunded the amount through Paypal after the sale. When purchasing, the buyer will put "FB FAN" in the notes to the seller when they check out, and I will know that they saw the deal. Pretty easy, right?!

You must be a fan of my Facebook Page to get in on the deal. Come on over and click "LIKE" on the top of my page and get in on the action. I have these deals every week and other secret sales there as well. It's a great way to save money on some quality handmade items. I crochet or knit every item with great attention to detail and with lots of love. I have things from scarves and shawls to Christmas ornaments and home decor... and much more.

Today's featured item is my Plum Passion Purple Scarf in Soft Cotton, Super Long. Come on over and say hello on MattsCraftyWife on Facebook!