Saturday, September 11, 2010


Yup, you read that right.  I've taken to pimping in an effort to raise money for our Step Out for the Cure event, coming up in just two weeks.  I set my sites pretty high and put my goal at $500.  With two weeks to go, we've raised all of $50.  Yup, only 10% of what I want to raise.  It sucks.  Would you believe that in 26 years of having this interloper in our family, my mom has not donated even a penny to diabetes research?  Nothing.  Not a penny.  LAME!  Don't get me wrong, I understand when people can't afford to donate.  But really, even $1 would make me happy!  And who can't come up with a spare $1 every now and then?  Sidetracked....anyway, back to pimpin.  My crochet hooks have become my b*tches.  And instead of putting on rubbers, they're flying through my yarn stash.  I'm making winter hats and selling them off.  Taking orders, if people decide I'm trustworthy enough to order from.  And all they have to do in return is head on over to my Step Out page and make a $15 donation.  How awful can that be?  And for their $15 they get one of these:

It's a seriously messy business.  Really.  But, I think it'll be worth it.  Hopefully it'll help me get just a little closer to my goal.  And I can keep my crochet hooks flying fast enough and long enough (without my hand cramping).  And hopefully end up with more orders than I can imagine.  I just wish my brain would come up with these wonderful ideas earlier so I'd have more time to prepare for them!

Okay, I'm off to get some rest.  Not such a great night here.  Tested Lily at 10:00.  She was 129.  Great number, but it meant I had to test her 30 minutes later.  72.  Yup, fifty point drop in 30 minutes!  So, juice and 30 minutes later, she was at 345!  Ugh!  I just can't win tonight!


  1. should set up like an etsy shop or something. I don't know what it entails...but I think you can post your stuff on-line and then link it to FB etc.

    What colors can we get and do you make adult hats? Enquiring minds want to know!!!

  2. My mom had never donated either so I know how you feel.

  3. Reyna, you can get any color and any size you want! Just send me a message on Facebook with your address and what you want and I'll whip them up for you!

    Oh, and Etsy charges, so I'm just having people pay by going to our Step Out page!

  4. Wow. You have some skills!

    (I have NO crafty skills like this.)

  5. So sorry you had a rough night! Great idea wit the hats..they are adorable!

  6. Rough nights just stink!!! Hope this morning goes better and good luck reaching your goal!

    I love your idea with the hats...I always have great ideas at the last minute too :)

  7. Love, love, LOVE the hats! I think I want two; one for Elise and one for Mattias. I don't even care that it seldom gets cold enough in Texas to wear hats, my kids will look sooooo stylin'!

    How do I go about ordering? I'm not on FB...