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Summer, Matoki, and General Updates

So, as a full time computer science student, I normally wind up basically ignoring the business side of Entropy Creations in favor of making sure I don’t, you know, flunk out of college. However, finals are over, and I’m home for the summer with nothing else to do, so for the next few months, Entropy gets to be a full time job. Yay!

Naturally, this means I’ve been crocheting. A lot. And what have I been making? Well…octopi.

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They’re seasonal!

And also, like, a veritable garden of hair flowers.

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Pictured: a garden of hair flowers

Both of which are things I’ve already posted about. I’ve been making so many of these because, while I’m here, I’m going to be selling product at the Farmers and Crafts Market in Las Cruces, NM. And I kind of needed physical items to put on the table. And I already had a lot of everything else on my Etsy shop. (Quick reminder that I do, in fact, sell things on Etsy. Here’s a link to my shop.) Well, everything except the matoki. I’m not mass producing those. They take too long.

20170508_201521Speaking of the matoki, they’re on Etsy! You can buy one now! Yay! Here’s a link to the listing.

I wasn’t originally going to sell physical matoki because, as you can see if you click the link, they’re kind of expensive to make. But, after a lot of people started giving me disappointed looks when I said they weren’t for sale, I finally relented and put them on Etsy. As for the pattern…I’m working on it, I swear. I just need a few more weeks.

So…yeah. That about does it.  Just a quick update to share what I’m doing, crochet-wise and reaffirm that I haven’t dropped off the face of the planet. Yay!

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Um….

So….it’s been two weeks since I last posted…and my schedule says I have to post every other Tuesday…and, um, one of my goals this year is to never miss a post………..

So this is what I’ve been doing this week:

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Note the complete lack of yarn

Yeah, so it’s midterms, and I have been so covered in homework and papers and studying that I just didn’t have much time to crochet these last two weeks. I do have an exciting project in the works—at least, I’m excited about it—I just haven’t really had any time to finish it.

So…yeah. Today’s just kind of a filler day. On the plus side, spring break’s coming up, so I’ll have time to work on things then. I’ll have an actual nifty crochet thing next week, I promise. Until then, I’m gonna get back to studying….

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Progress! (Finally)

Hey, remember that first post I made back in November, where I said I’d have an Etsy shop before Christmas? And then I dropped off the face of the earth for six months. Well, the week after that post I dislocated my knee. Two weeks before finals. As such, I spent most of my time during finals week and winter break healing, trying to figure out how bad the injury really was, and starting physical therapy. The good news is my knee is fully healed and I was out of physical therapy by April. The bad news is that meant Entropy Creations had to be put on hold while I dealt with my injury and the ensuing crush of finals week.

That said, summer vacation has offered the perfect opportunity to actually get this project started. And, it is with great pleasure that I can announce that I finally have an Etsy store! You can access it here. I am currently selling:

Square Bears

Coasters

Headbands

and Cheshire Cat Ears.

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(Headbands and ears modeled by Verity Summers)

Please note that this list is current as of June 7, 2016, and I do intend to add new items to the store as they are made. Additionally, I will be updating this blog regularly from now on, with new posts every other Tuesday. And I believe that is all of the updates. See you all on June 21st.

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A Brief Introduction

Entropy Creations is a partnership between two college students attempting to share our crafts with the world, earn extra money for college expenses, and also deal with all that yarn we own. I am one of those college students. My name is Autumn Summers, it’s nice to meet you.

I learned to crochet when I was in middle school, but I didn’t crochet very often until last year, when I learned I could make more than just sweaters and scarves.

At the beginning of this year, I had the idea to sell the things I make online, because let’s face it, you can only make so many stuffed animals before you start running out of places to put them. Additionally, I felt my creations had a quirky charm that would especially appeal to the geek community. I was soon joined in this endeavor by my friend, Sara Scott, who specializes in sewing and quilting.

Right now, Entropy Creations is nothing but a blog and an idea, but we ultimately hope to have a fully functioning shop on Etsy. Some of the things we will be selling include headbands, coasters, square-shaped teddy bears, monster-themed mug cozies, and Christmas ornaments.

On the blog, I’d like to share with you a little about each of the items we make, including any patterns if you want to make it for yourself. I’d also like to give you a little insight into the behind-the-scenes of Entropy Creations, including our crafting techniques and how we decide what to make.

Hope to see you again,

Autumn