Saturday, November 7, 2009

In the Works....

With all that has been going on around here, it is always amazing to me how much crafting i do manage to get done. The floors and the furniture are dusty, and the laundry is piled high, but i make sure that whenever i sit still, i have a bag full of yarn and a crochet hook or knitting needles with me.
Meet my new newborn model, Dorie. Her store bought name was Dora, but i decided to change it a bit so she would be named after the little pup we lost last week. Newborn sized hats fit her perfectly! And the hats are a new style i have been working with. Last Winter i focused on learning to knit, and this year i am teaching myself how to read and execute crochet patterns... I worked on the ear pattern on this hat and am calling them my teddybear beanies! They will be available in newborn and toddler sizes at The Paper Sparrow and in my Etsy shop real soon.

And underneath this pile is my kitchen table! I put my countless unfinished projects on the table this morning so they would be right in my face, and hopefully i will get some of them finished today. (This is just a fraction of the projects that need finishing) I have over a dozen pair of booties to be seamed, ears to sew on hats, scarves to be trimmed out, lovely hats started on looms, baby sweaters to be pieced together and trimmed, teddy bears that need to be stuffed and sewn together.... And that's not all. Time to finish up a few loose ends before starting another project....well....except for the next sweater i started last night and those new hat patterns i am working on........oh well, i am a work in progress!


Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh mare!

look at all of your gorgeous creations!

i love them all! you are amazing!

the teddy bear hats are fabulous!

your post just made my day. too much fun!


Mare said...

Thank you Melissa! I did manage to sew all the ears on the hats, trim up the mohair scarves and finish a loomed hat. Now on to the small teddies, the Mother Bear teddies, and the sweaters!

Lola Nova said...

Oh my good gravy! Those hats are are so stinkin' cute, I love, love them! You put me to shame with all you have to do and you still manage this, amazing!
I hope you and your family are doing alright. Much love

Laura said...

My goodness, it looks like so much fun!

Hope you all are well and that things are improving.
( I wrote more about this crazy year in response to the comments I got from you and others on my blog.)

Take care,

Mare said...

Thank you Lola Nova and Laura...I am working hard to get a few more things ready for a fundraiser my daughter and i are doing this week, and then we will restock the Paper Sparrow shelves for Christmas, and maybe i will even have a few things left over for my Etsy shop!(i gotta get going on that...if things ever slow down around here)

Farm Chick Paula said...

You have a lot of projects going on right now, dear friend- don't over-work yourself!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Me again... I forgot to tell you- the hats are adorable!!!

crimsoncat05 said...

I wish I could pile all my unfinished projects on the table, but they would just end up being kittie toys, I think... I love those little hats with ears!

Leahdis said...

They are just the sweetest hats ever!