Friday, October 30, 2009

The holidays are on their way!

It's the last days of October which means Thanksgiving is less than a month away and Christmas is only a month after that. Crazy how time flies. That's why I've been working diligently on a new project: felted Christmas ornaments.

The idea came to me when I was needle-felting a couple days ago and though I ought to make some wintery items. As I was getting close to finishing my second item, I thought they might look nice among the evergreen boughs of a mini-christmas tree like my brother and I used to have in our room growing up. I pulled out some silver wire from my jewelry-making days and Voila! turned a snowglobe and a snowflake into two charming ornaments. I've already made 10 different ornaments but plan to make a ton more before we open our booth at the Holiday Craft Fair in downtown Santa Cruz on December 12.

They are mostly very small, but they are all pet-safe and child-safe. I can absolutely, 100% guarantee no dangerous shards of silvered glass on the floor when one of these beauties falls.

Pictures to come as soon as I can find the mini-USB cable to hook up the camera.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Today we had a business meeting and sold yarn! Sinspinner received an email from an interested buyer and we meet her at a local coffee shop and peddled our wares and she bought our dark purple and red yarn.  We came up with an excellent name for it, but have since forgotten it.  She was wonderfully nice and will send us a picture of the finished product.