I have been very busy, just crafting my little fingers to the bone. All in preparation for the "C" season. I know, I know, nobody wants to start thinking about Christmas yet, but if you hand make things, it takes a lot a lot a lot of time to do it all.
Before I stun you all with what I've been working on, (okay, "stun" maybe a gross overstatement,) you must first admire the shirt Not Quite Grown sent me from her vacation in San Francisco. Please ignore the ginormous "girls" distorting the fabric!
So me! Thanks baby!
Okay, I have two additions to the Wiener Collection. Here we have... Chili Dog!
I know it's a little hard to see, what with the black background, but Chili has brown eyes.
All the dogs now sport a name tag and ball chain "collar."
Also, we have, Meaner Wiener, one tough cookie, wearing a bandana and extra chains (which don't show in any of these pictures!)
The Wiener Collection is about ready to go into my shop. I just need to write the listing blurbs and figure out postage. I know you've been waiting patiently for your very own bit of doggie goodness!! LOL
Here is something new I've been experimenting with. A canvas log carrier with decorative fabric insert.
When I was looking for something like this, all I could find were really expensive ones in fancy catalogs. Even the one at Target was made from suede for $50!! I mean, you are going to haul wood in it!!
I made some plain log carriers last year and they work really well, but are kind of boring looking. So, this is where you come in. I need some input. Do you think this is a good gift idea? If so, what kinds of fabric motifs do you think would be good. I can't decide whether to do more masculine themes, or strike out on the path less taken and do girly ones for women. Any ideas?? Thoughts?? Pithy, snarky comments about how stupid this is???
And finally, I am working on the Farm Fresh Collection of vegetable themed Christmas stockings.
This one, I made from a pattern from this book. Of course, she used $25 a skein silk yarn, so hers looks my more sophisticated. I also changed the leaves, 'cus that's how I roll!
I am currently working on a knitted corn-on-the-cob stocking and have plans for other veggies, like eggplant, beans, etc! Silly, I know, but somehow it seems appropriate this year!! I plan to put these in the shop too, since NEITHER of my children will be able to come home for Christmas, and well, they already have stockings!
So, life around here isn't all about mulch and weeds... just mostly!! Have a good one!!