Monday, January 18, 2016

First New Handmades for 2016

Usually I do very little creating for Valentine's Day, but this year I was compelled to do a nice display for the two shops where my goods can be found.  I think the milder winter has played a big part to improve my winter doldrums.  These are just a few of the handmades I delivered yesterday.  You can find links to both shops in the sidebar of this blog...
 
I've already started on St Pat's and Easter handmades, and just finished dying some of the most beautiful robin's egg colored wool to use for Easter.  We love looking through the thrift shops for materials to use.  I was very surprised to find a beautiful long camel hair men's coat last week at the Salvation Army.  It was also a huge shock to see the 149.99 price on it.... Umm, really?   I'm not sure how many of their shoppers can afford that.   I can't even do the half price on family day!   Well anyway, so it was saved from my scissors.....    
 
Today I will finish a few of my granny wool coat bears and Ellies for Saint Pats.
 

Enjoy your week wherever you are!     oxo Denise
 
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Friday, January 8, 2016

A Fresh New Year

I have not posted in quite awhile.  2015 was an emotion filled year.   It was hard to blog and harder to post on Facebook, other than a bit of show info.   Never have we been so thankful to have a year pass.  This last one was trying for us, but we made it through!  and a lot of wonderful things were part of it, and for that we have great appreciation.  We have enjoyed being a part of the two shops we're in, and the shows and farmer's market kept us totally hopping all year, and it was a very successful year overall. 
 
It's time to start on plans for this new year.   Our show listings page is updated and we are staying with a lightened schedule for the year so that we have breathing room.  I am spending time converting some of my earlier patterns to epatterns during the winter months, and writing a few of my saved up designs while time permits.  I've had to relearn the whole process because all my programs have changed and don't get along like they used to!   
I do hope to bring back my website listings again.... I miss the simpler days sometimes. 
 
something I worked on this morning... I will be starting off with some easier things until I am sure I have the hang of it. 
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/263138962/
 
 
 
you can find it in my etsy pattern shop as an instant download.
 
I've been working on Valentine's creations and will be listing some finished things in my etsy handmade shop over the weekend if I can get good photos taken. 
 
This is the time of year I try to learn at least one new skill to put to use in my work, but I haven't any yearnings at the moment.  
 
May you all have the best year ever! Thank you for your friendship and support.  We are so thankful to have you in our lives! 
 
 
 
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