Ok, I know it’s not spring, but the weather and seasons are changing again. It’s starting to get cold in Toronto – there was even a dusting of snow on the rooftops and on my car this morning. The boots, mitts, hats and other “woolies” are starting come out, as are Christmas decorations (ok, I said it!). Also, just around the corner is the One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale (Nov 22-Dec 2), which I’m really excited about. I’ve heard it’s about twice the size of the one in the Spring and some say that it’s not possible to see it all in one day. I thought the Spring one was already big and included such a variety artists and their crafts. During the Spring show, I attended a workshop “Make a fabric coaster using the English paper piecing method with Andrea Sadgrove of Liligo”. English paper piecing was on my “Learn to do” craft list, so it was perfect. Andrea was patient and shares some helpful tips, and her joy for crafting was especially contagious – thanks Andrea. See Andrea’s store here: Liligo or her blog: Liligo Life.
And finally, here is my completed coaster (surprise, it’s orange!).
This is Georgina the Giraffe. I started this amigurumi last year using a pattern from Lion Brand. This is another projected that has been resurrected, which is close to being finished – just need to attach all of the pieces together (I’m finding this process finicky). Did you know that the giraffe is my favourite animal?
Digging through my baskets and bins, I have found some unfinished projects and stashes of crafty things. So, in response to “what are your crafty resolutions?”, in no particular order:
- Finish projects one at a time
- Find projects that use up some of my craft stash
- Work towards a “handmade” or “homemade” Christmas
So in keeping with the above, here’s the simple grey scarf that I started, I think, last year. It will go nicely with my new green down coat when completed.