Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Some Fall Crafting

Hooray, I finally finished this wool pillow I began LAST fall. I got the pattern from an issue of one of my favorite magazines, "Create and Decorate". It is one of my favorite decorations right now. I love working with wool especially as the days grow colder. It feels so comforting and warm in my hands.

This is my own little something I came up with, again using my wool stash mixed in with some embroidery. I chainstitched the "Happy Harvest" and the bittersweet vine is done with backstitching and french knots. And the best thing about this product--it didn't cost me anything. Well, I guess it did at some point, but when I set out to make it, I had everything I needed on hand, even the frame!

I still have a few other things in the works that I will post as I finish them up. I must admit, fall, and then the Christmas season are my favorite times of year for crafting. What are you making?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Not a whole lot to say . . .

Life has been pretty busy. Truthfully, I'm not all that sure why, but it feels like I scarcely get a chance to sit down. We're moved in to the new place, and mostly at a functioning level. I decorated the kitchen, which makes me feel good. I am constantly re-evaluating where I place furniture, etc. And rearranging neurotically. In my head are millions of ideas bouncing around--spray paint to purchase, things I should sew, a crafting area to set up, basement to organize, master bedroom to decorate. I can go on and on. Plus the family still must eat--three meals a day at that. And a snack. Crazy, huh? So, I haven't had a whole lot of time to devote to getting this little blog up and going. I still need to figure out the whole posting pictures thing. That would make it so much more interesting. ;o) Until then . . .