Archive for October, 2007

Stanley Monkey

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

stan    stan

I love little Stanley.   He really does look like quite the cheeky young thing.  I’m still crafting away for the craftacular on the 24 and 25th of November,  but Stanley was my little break in making Christmassy things……..hey I had to I was starting to go bonkers.

Roberta’s Doggie

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Well I have been known to be a procrastinator…….but sometimes it’s not entirely my fault. Sometimes I’m afraid to start something I can’t finish, sometimes I’m intimidated by the fact I’ve had gorgeous wool roving custom blended for the project (thanks Jen from Hanks in the Hood……again) and so therefore just stare at it afraid of making a start and depleting it with no gain. Well anyway I guess I should just start at the start of this story…..a few months ago the lovely Roberta asked me to make a custom stabby for her, she wanted her golden retriever immortalised in wool. And here he is…

dog dog dog dog

I include the pics I used to create the doggie, I wanted to try and capture his pose and eyes as much as possible and I’m very pleased with how he turned out…..I hope Roberta is too.

So if all goes well……

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

I won’t be making any more Christmas ornaments………seems odd to say that in October,  but it is nice to think I’ve made a good stash of them that should tide me over for the craftacular.

I’ve made another Santa but instead of being a hanging ornament like the last one he’s more of a table top guy.

santa    santa

I wanted him to have the appearance of giving a hearty belly laugh…….I quite like him….although I suppose I’m rather biased.

As you can see I’ve gone mad!!!!!

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

It snuck up on me quite unexpectedly……..there I was making little snowmen and santas, when an overwhelming urge to make Snoopy overcame me. Why does that make me mad? Well it doesn’t, except that instead of the little Snoopy I had in mind he grew and grew into this guy. He is huge. I think I may have been rebelling against making the little guys for so long. But anyway I guess it means I have to order more wool as he really decimated my white wool supply.

snoopy    snoopy

OOOOooooh order more wool….I think I may have had ulterior motives the whole time. Yummy, yummy new wool.

In other news the lovely Ekra recently had a blog contest to win a goodie for posting on her blog…..and I won!!!!! yaaaaaaay.

ekra                ekra
I love my goodies, and the card is well cool she is so creative, I would never think of using a map as a card I guess that’s why she is a crafting superstar. Anyway thanks again Emily. It got me thinking blog contests are cool…… stay tuned while I consider this possibility……..ooooh aren’t I a tease?


Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

I am so excited, my santa ornament is featured on softies central. I love this website so much, they always feature really cool handmade toys………and now they’ve featured my ornament. Yaaaaaay what a lovely way to start the day.

It’s Christmas!!!!

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Well ok……’s not,  but it sure feels like it to me.  I’ve been making Christmas ornaments like a crazy person for the craftacular in November.  Wanna see?  well ok seeing as how it’s you,  I’ll share…..snowman    snowmen

Don’t they all look cheery?  I also made some santas….


As well as a larger santa……..

So it’s very odd making Christmas ornaments when the outside temperature is 85 degrees,  although I know I can’t be the only one doing it.  And I want to make a whole lot more.

Viva Las Vegas

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007


So I am back from the fantastic Las Vegas………..Viva indeed. I love that place, there is always something going on there and the atmosphere the place exudes is fantastic, the gamblin’ and the drinkin’ are of course added bonuses. Don’t let the piccie fool you though, I really wanted a cool piccie of the chips so I think I had that amount for about 20 mins in total before it went right back to the casino.
We went to the Grand Canyon for a night too, after spending just 5 minutes there it’s not hard to understand why the Indians believed in spirits of the air and earth etc……the place just takes your breath away


They have been reintroducing condors to the canyon for the last 10 years or so and to see these beautiful birds soaring high over the canyon is truly awesome…….in every sense of the word. The pic however shows a raven basking on a precipice the condors were to quick for me and my incredibly slow camera.

We went pony trekking through the forest and were lucky enough to see coyote…..cowboy saddles are rough on the knees though and I was glad to get off my horse Shotgun after the 2 hour trek.

So I am very sad to be back, although one more night of buffet could have finished me off for good so it’s probably for the best.

In crafting news I’m craftacular……….yaaaaaay. I was incredibly lucky to be selected for the Craftacular fair in Madison. I am thrilled about this but incredibly nervous, I always feel unworthy when placed with crafty types, I can’t explain it properly but I start to question everything I do……like I have no packaging and proper sales stuff, oh and my business cards suck so I feel inferior…………sigh I guess I have to get over it. Anyway I’m going to be busy, busy, busy as I want to make loads of stuff for the 2 day event.

I finished a new critter…….

Odie Odie

It’s Odie………Garfield was just looking to content here without his annoying buddy.