Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Creatively frustrated

I found this cute little pail at Target and immediately envisioned a pincushion with a felt turkey perched on top. After working most of the weekend I gave up on the turkey. The only part I was happy with was the tail feathers. Next, I thought an owl. Another day gone with unsatisfactory results. Two partially completed owls and neither looked right. Wrong colors and wrong dimensions. So I did something I learned a long time ago. I put it away. Then got out some mohair and cut out something I'm sure of....a little dog. It is almost complete and I now I feel like I have accomplished something.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Xander the Brave

Well, to prove I have been doing some sewing, here is Xander. I wasn't sure what he was going to be up until his face emerged. He is a brave knight ready to rescue a damsel. He is not listed anywhere yet. I haven't decided if I should save him to take to the Bright Star show in Tampa in February. It seems like a long way off but there will be a lot going on between now and then. Not sure why, but my creativity seems low right now. Maybe too many distractions. It will pick up, soon I hope, but it's not something you can push. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

No time for bears

Absolutely none! We had the kitchen counter tops replaced last week. So I spent the time running around for supplies, returning the wrong things and getting the right ones. The old ugly stained white formica counters were replaced with black granite tile. Solid granite was too pricey for us so this was a nice alternative. The backsplash was done in pretty irridescent glass tiles. The edges are now oak trimmed. New cabinets would have been nice but not in the budget. The white plastic cabinet handles were replaced with stainless steel ones. Company coming now so hopefully back to sewing next week.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Fall~La~La Show

The show is open!! Lots of wonderful creations to look at and purchase. Nudge is available along with Nelson, Jessie Joy, Majik, Candi K, and the Fairy Gift Bear.
 Just click on the banner at the top to get to the show.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Still waiting for Fall

Here in Florida it still feels like summer. That's not unusual because we could still be in the 80's in November. Sometimes I miss the cool, crisp fall days and changing leaves but I definitely don't miss cold winters. Been kinda goofing off this last week.  I read 2 books by one of my favorite authors at the beginning of the week and watched baseball with Bill. He is a big Yankees fan. Yesterday, I started working on the face for my first mohair monkey. It didn't go well so I started over today. My show page is ready for the Fall~La~La show, which starts on Friday the 12th. You can see why Nudge is called "an Elf for all seasons" in the photo. He has a hat for each one.