Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

I am finally out of the kitchen. I love Thanksgiving but I always over do it and now that everyone is gone, we still have enough left overs for at least a week. The company was good and stayed just the right amount of time. Now I am cruising around Etsy finding new sites I like.
This one has some very interesting felt jewelry. She uses her sewing machine on her felt much more that I do and I like the look. After the holidays, I will play around with this too.
Seems to be many more people on Etsy each month. So many jewelry makers, I honestly don't know how any of them get their shop to stand out. Lots more roving being offered which is nice. Remember if you felt, don't buy superwash roving, this is for spinning only.
I have the opportunity to get 2 alpaca if I want them right now. Only $100 for each of them and the current owners will work with me on getting them here from NC mountains. They just want to cull their herd, hay is getting expensive. Our backyard is about 2/3s of an acre and is fenced 6 ft high. It would be very easy to build a small stable/shelter for them connected to the barn. They would have to share the backyard with my dogs who are mostly inside but I just don't know if this will work. I don't want to make any of them unhappy or threatened. Decisions to be made. Wouldn't it be lovely to wake up on Christmas day and have them safely in my yard?
Hope all of you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving and don't eat as much as I did!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

Well it has been a cold rainy day, not fun for veteran's parades or visits to cemetaries but perfect for felting. I have converted the kitchen into a felting station and am having lots of fun and getting much done. I can't make scarves or shawls there but cuffs and wall hangings are perfect for this area. I could be doing soap too but I am abit tired of it. That show in Dec. is going to get here before I know it so I really need to have lots of products ready to sell. I also need to at least double my Etsy inventory. Of course will all the rain, I can't take very good pictures, even with my light box so I can't post the few things I have finished. I started playing the other night with cookie cutters and needle felting. I really don't care much for needle felting, too many bloody fingers but with the cookie cutter shapes, it is an easy way to decorate a cuff or make a pin. So I will be doing more of this too.

Hope you all had a good day and had the day off too. So nice to have only music, my dogs and my art!