Hello Dear Friends! Christmas is nearer and nearer yet! We about have everything ready... but I've been stitching some small, last minute gifts. And... well... they aren't all that PRIM!
I've stitched these up for my sister's three girls... my nieces. I had some bright pink wool that has been on my shelf for a long time. I just don't use PINK in my wares very often ya know. So... I thought it was perfect for this cute owl pattern! I found the pattern over at The Crafty Button...
Well, you can see... I stitched up more than 3! Trinity really wanted one too... so he has now adopted a blue one. And I have more! The remainder will be for sale in my shop, booth at Ellie Lou's, or online..
These owls are made from wool, filled with poly & some crushed walnut shells (for weight), hand stitched with linen thread... and trimmed with vintage buttons for eyes. They are about 6 1/2 inches tall. I think they are really cute! My DIL suggested altering the pattern slightly to make kitty dolls... kind of like Hello Kitty. I'll bet it could be done & I may just have to give it a try soon.
The owls, if interested, are $12 each plus mailing
Getting back into the PRIM sort of thing... I have been stitching. Here is a little sneak peek of my next sampler... I'm thinking SPRING!
I'm stitching & designing as I go. It takes longer, but I enjoy the process of it so very much. I'll share more later... and hopefully soon.
On a side note... I'm planning on making some crafty changes. To begin with, I will no longer be updating on Early Work Mercantile or Primitive Handmades Mercantile. I'm trying to get away from DEADLINES. I need/want to create more patterns & finished handmades for my shop & booth. I have set up the beginnings of a selling blog... and thinking of doing a picturetrail for updates... but time will tell. Once Christmas is past, I will work on my plans more. I'll keep you posted with my plans.
Trinity had his first piano recital this past Friday evening. He was so nervous... but he really did great. I was one very PROUD momma!!! He has only been taking lessons since July. He doesn't always want to practice... but he does love music. Along with piano, he has been learning drums in beginning band this year too. (Oh... and he also has an electric guitar, my Grandpa's banjo & harmonica, and my Grandma's ukulele... that he hopes to master!)
I just love this photo... and needed to share it with you. If I don't post again before Christmas... Merry Christmas to you & yours!
Wishing you warm smiles...