Teach Me How To Dougie… erm… I Mean… Do Crafty Things…

Gentle reader,

The results are in (sort of)! Here are the results of my poll as they stand now. It’s still active, but the rank has more or less stayed the same, the numbers just grew.

And the people have spoken.

I knew the craft posts would be at the top, because that’s what The Shy Lion is all about. The biggest surprise was my interludes in third place. You peeps like my random chatter? Oh, I do love you. But the coolest thing is tutorials coming in second. That’s exciting!

So, now I’m going to ask for your thoughts once more. What kind of tutorials would you like? Is there any thing in particular you want to know?

Disclaimer: Now, crochet is all fine and dandy; I’ve been crocheting for years and teaching for about a year now. But, keep in mind that as far as knitting goes, I’m practically still a noob. I’m just very lucky that a lot of my good friend are knitting superstars so I have excellent resources to pick brains and get help (and a penchant for jumping in the deep end with projects). But perhaps you can learn as I learn? Or perhaps I can have tutorial guests? I dunno! And if there are non-crochet/knit stuff that I’ve posted that you’re interested in, let me know too.

I don’t know… I’m brainstorming on my end, but let me know what you think. And would you like photographic tutorials with instructions, or would you like video tutorials? Or a combination? Have at it!

– R


Your Thoughts? A Penny For Them.

Gentle reader,

Over the last few months, The Shy Lion has really picked up in the readership and visits, and on top of that, there a growing group of peeps who are commenting regularly (you peeps, oy! You’re the best!). It makes me crazy happy that my little ponderings and craftiness are getting people’s attention.

The truth is, I’ve never really had a game plan for The Shy Lion. It was originally meant just as a web site to show my items when I was selling them in Brisbane, and then the blog sort of took over. I figured that now seemed a great time just to check in you guys and see what y’all think – what you like, want you want more of – so here’s a little poll. I’d be totes grateful if you could give it a click. You want to share more than poll options cover? Leave a comment!

– R