Monday, November 22, 2010

I made some mittens, then some more...

This past week I made a bunch of mittens with matching scarves for the Sigma Holiday House that was on Saturday. Thankfully they went over really well (I prayed that I would sell at least one pair after drowning in fleece all week).

They wouldn't have taken so long, but I had to assume that the majority of my customers have two hands, thus creating twice the work.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Martinis, Mittens & a Magazine Mention

On Saturday we had our annual "Ladies Night" that started with a Hibachi style dinner at Nakashimas in Appleton and ended up the St. James for martinis (my favorite is the Cloud 9).

Ladies night was a nice reprieve from the "mitten-palooza" I have been working on for my Christmas show this week. The brown fleece has little gnomes on it and they are sooooo cute!

This month's copy of Wisconsin Trails magazine gave me a mention. That wristlet next to the number 5 was made by yours truly.

All in all, I would say it's been a pretty productive week...

Friday, November 12, 2010

A New Design

A request for a bag gave me an excuse to try out a new design. It is not named, nor did I even give it a working title. I gave that responsibility to it's new owner as she is the first to receive this style of bag.

This little number measures 9" tall x 10" wide x 2" deep. It has about a 20" strap and a split pocket as well as a zippered pocket on the inside. It is kept closed with a magnetic snap at the top.

Speaking of getting things done, check out these samplings of mini wallets and wallets I finally finished up (a selection will be available in my Etsy shop)...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I am "Truly" Excited...

There is a sweet little shop in Bear Lake, MN where you can find all sorts of wonderful handmade items and in a few days you will be able to find items made by my hands too!

If you are in that area, be sure to stop at Truly..., 2175 4th St, White Bear Lake, MN

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Where's the Party?

I don't know which part I like better, the dog joining the Macarena, or the dude checking out the Snuggie centerfold - woo wooo (my attempt at spelling the noise made by a cat-call whistle).