Sunday, June 28, 2009

Home, Sweet Home

Read about my adventures in Spain and France here.

Man it's good to be home! I had a blast on the trip, but alas, my aformentioned "crocheter's block" has only gotten worse. I bought some yarn that was made in Barcelona, Spain only to be asked by many people, "Que vas a hacer con lo?" "What are you going to make with it?"


I think I'm in need of some serious crafty interventions. My shop hasn't been updated in MONTHS, I haven't made any new patterns since...since.....oh man.

So, in stride with that, I think it's time once again to have a Fiber Freaks event. Yes, an event. I just have to make some all-important phone calls and arrange a date, time, and food-provider.

I have a few tricks up my sleeve, ready!

I plan on hosting the event BEFORE I go to Chicago on July 12th. By the time I get back from Chicago and School of the Art Institute, all my frineds will have had fantastic tans and wonderful parties without me. And with my luck, everybody will be on Vacation in August, the only month I'm actually HOME.

But, yes. An event. Tell me what you guys think?

Missed you all!
-Carolyn Michelle

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Did you find a card on the street?

If so, congradulations: you now have a chance to win some fabulous free goodies from the Luck, Love, And Hedgehogs Design Shop!!! Here's what you do:

1. Find a card. These cards have been dropped by me and my team of tourists while we were out-and-about in Spain and France.

2. Take a picture of the card.

3. E-mail the picture of the card to me at

The rest is up to me! On June 30th (if I have gotten any e-mails!!!) I will draw at random one lucky winner to receive a package of goodies (valued at $30 USD) from the Luck, Love, and Hedgehogs Design Shop! Fantastic, no?

-Carolyn Michelle

24 Hours 'Til Take-Off...

...yeah I'm ready.

Be back in ten days!!!!!


Carolyn Michelle

Friday, June 12, 2009

Postal Services

Air Mail Travel Journal by Paperama

Postal Love Necklace by prettypeonies

Embroidered love note by dashofmagic

...and I couldn't resist:
some passport stamps from Mondayne's flickr...

Feeling a little postal today. :) Doing my last few "getting ready" things today before we all take off on Sunday. Very excited. Have a fabulous weekend.
Carolyn Michelle

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I'd like to offer my very hearty welcome to Summer 2009, and boy, does it ever promise to be crafty!! I've got loads to do in these next three months including attending School of the Art Institute Chicago for two weeks and registering Luck, Love, and Hedgehogs Design to get a Federal ID Number. How exciting is that??? I know I mentioned that I was planning on registering MONTHS ago...but, well....yeah. Not even going to TRY and find an excuse for that one.

In other less...procrastination-oriented news, I've discovered a new craft: Bookbinding. Now, I can already hear you all shouting, "CAROLYN MICHELLE!!! Bookbinding is not a NEW craft!!!! It's practically the oldest one there is, spare making loincloths out of animal fur!!! Are you daft??"

I know, I know, but it's new to me! In two days I have perfected the art of Coptic binding. Okay, maybe not perfected, but let's just say I accomplished binding three books with minimal outbursts of obscenities-not-to-be-named. That's quite an accomplishment when it comes to me learning new crafts. Let's not re-live the time I tried to teach myself to knit. Yikes. Nobody ever said I was a fast, non-violent learner.

But yes, bookbinding is definitely up there on my "new favorite passions" list. I've been obsessively hoarding scrap paper with which to practice new binding stitches on.

On a completely different note, SPAIN AND FRANCE IN THREE DAYS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not that I'm excited out of my mind, or anything like that. No, certainly not. I'm going to be nabbing paper at every chance I get while I'm abroad to feed my new-found bookbinding love/obsession. Pouvez-vous nous dire l'amour du papier? Can you say, paper love?

I'll be back in the States on Wednesday, June 24th with lots and lots of loot to share. Hopefully, my new camera will cooperate much better than my old one, which would make it far easier to upload loverly pics for you all to see!

Have a lovely week, and do share your all your adventures. I can't wait to read all about them when I get back. :3

Carolyn Michelle