Friday, December 31, 2010


Today I am trying to get myself all ready to start the new year fresh. Yesterday I put away Christmas...took down the tree, put away all ornaments, decorations and lights. This morning I have begun with housework and hope to spend my afternoon finishing some long set aside crafts. I will not bore you with the housework as it probably just the same as yours (boring and hateful and never done for more than a minute). However I will share with you some of the things I have been Finishing.
First was a pair of blankets that I made and gifted to my husband's Aunt and Uncle for Christmas. I did not have the presence of mind to photograph them but they were of polar fleece and they were the cut and tie the fringe kind. Both of them were the same paisley pattern but one was white on black and the other was black on white. They both seemed happy with them.

Next was the light box I started months ago in order to get more professional looking photo's for the items I list in my Etsy shop.
I finished a stuffed dog that was made out of a pair of socks:
Thanks Alexis! you bring me a pair of socks you like the look of and I'll make you one of your own! (think dollar store...that is where I got this pair).

I am currently trying to finish up Abby's hippo,
her pair of mittens (one down, one to go)
and a pair of socks for me...started over a year ago...
I also started and finished a project a couple of days ago...I have been in desperate need of knitting needle organization. I used to have them in a bag that I would have to dump out to get to the set I needed. I have been meaning to do this for some time and when I found myself browsing on etsy for one to buy I thought, 'This is ridiculous, I can make one myself out of my stash and not spend a penny.' And so I did. All materials were scraps from my stash, including the batting and the ribbon. The part that took the longest was making the binding.
I am not sure what else I will be able to manage today but if I get more done, I'll be sure to post it!


Alexis AKA MOM said...

The dog ROCKS!!!! I'm so excited I can't wait to find a pair of socks!! I love your shadow box the pictures look amazing. Love you used the stuffing box :). I can't wait to see the Hippo!!!

Happy New Year my friend, you're a true blessing :)

tweetey30 said...

Those knitting needle holders are so cute.. I have a friend on Etsy that sells crocheting hooks holders but cant remember her name right off hand..I have lots of hooks around the house since that is what I do. I love the puppy also.. Sounds like a busy time.. Well I am off to watch the Packer vs Bears Game.. Talk soon..