Wednesday, October 28, 2009
WIP Wednesday: Holiday Confusion
A peek into my WIP basket
Is it Halloween? Or is it Christmas? I can't tell anymore. As usual I have quite a few things going on at once. I finally decided on what the Halloween Fairy is bringing the girls. One part of it was bought and the other is currently being made. I don't have any pictures yet, I just started it last night. I am rushing like crazy to finish it by this weekend and I should have it done in time. The only problem with doing it last minute like this is that I rush which tends to cause mistakes and sloppy work. I need to try and keep myself in check and make this nice for the girls...
I started on the kitties' Christmas presents. They will each get at least one wool mouse with catnip and wool stuffing inside, perhaps there will even be a bell in some of them. The ones I made last year for them were a big hit, they are completely falling apart. This time I am knitting them in bright colors to make them easier for us to find. I am hoping to make 2 for each of them 1 big and 1 small. They like the small ones so they can carry them around the house, but the big ones to bat around. Don't ask me how I find the time to notice those kinds of things!
Late night assembly
We went to Ikea last weekend (Which requires a huge THANK YOU to all of you for your help!) and I found my desk and chair. That's all I could afford for now so the shelving, etc will come later. I can't wait to get set up! I assembled my chair but Kevin and I are currently working on putting my desk together one screw at a time. Slow going there with his hectic work schedule and my endless crafting but I have a feeling it will be done by next week. Now, clearing space among all the boxes for my desk; that's another story.
A couple of things I did manage to finish this week are:
This little guy was a super fast and easy knit. My mom gave me some wine corks last year for this project and I didn't get around to it until now. I am not too happy with his face so I will probably switch out the cork. I am thinking of adding a string to his hat to make him into an ornament. I planned on making a bunch of these guys because they look so nice set up together but I only have a couple corks with out writing printed on them so I will have to wait until I can find more.
I have always loved the beautiful needle felted mobiles made by naturechild on Etsy, have you ever seen them? I just could not justify buying one. So the girls and I made a mobile of our own inspired by naturechild. Granted our little mobile is nowhere near as wonderful as hers but it makes up happy. We dipped the leaves in beeswax and tied them on then made a swing for our autumn fairy to sit on. I wanted to use a branch instead of the mini wreath to hang the leaves and swing from but we couldn't find one that was just right, maybe next Autumn we will, though :) The wreath still works. The girls love her and that's all that matters. She is currently swinging in our kitchen over the girls' play table.
Thank you, again, everyone for all your help. I hope you are all done or near done with whatever Halloween projects you have going on. If not, know I'm up late finishing last minute with you!