Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Giving Thanks: Creativity

Good Wednesday morning!

Today I am giving thanks for so many things, but because my mind is a jumble of thoughts not quite ready to be spoken, I am going to give you something I have no problem talking about: cratfing.

Currently my WIP's include a bunch of stuff in the embroidery machine, most of which is "commissioned" work, so I won't show you in case it happens to be your Christmas gift (after all, I'm not entirely certain who reads this blog.)

Last week I finished this hat:

You can't see, but the white yarn has sparkles in it.

I had to mail this one out as soon as it was finished because The Girl was vying for possession.

Once I finished the hat, I had to get something else on the hook.

Had. To.

So I started a poncho for myself out of some yarn I had originally bought to make the princess wig. However, she had in mind that a princess would have wavy we switched to the yellow yarn pictured below.

That left me with two big skeins of yarn just waiting to be made into something fun.

Last night I decided this creamy colored yarn needed to be a poncho:
I have a tendency to give away the things I make, but this may just be a keeper....I'll let you know when its finished.

Let's switch topics, shall we? Moving on from crochet to sewing.....

Several years ago I found these really cute Turkey Place-mats for kids at Pottery Barn. I was really tempted to buy them but the price per mat was a little high for my taste. I knew that if I waited it out, some amazingly talented women would realize she could make them for less and then put a tutorial up online.

Good things come to those who wait.....

Last week I found this post in my Reader: Turkey Place-mats by She wears Flowers

I'm trying to make three mats(we will have an extra little-turkey in addition to my own at this years feast.)

The pattern is easy, but slow going...since I have Crafting ADD issues.

So that's what I am working on....I am thankful for creativity and (since I'm here) I am thankful for my office, a room that inspires me daily.

What are you working on?


Kristin said...

I haven't even finished the scarf I started knitting this summer! :(
Right now I'm workin on cleaning up for a guest to stay with us!
LOVE your projects, you are so talented! :)

Anonymous said...

oo every thing is super cute! I love the hat! I have been making Sammy's Christmas presents. I posted a few of them yesterday :-)

Allison said...

you are just busy busy busy! I just finished needlepointing my nephew's socking!

Sorry for my absence, i have missed my blog reading, but i am back!

June Gardens, hat recipient said...

The Girl and I are so the same person. Would she like to come over one day and play with all my sparkly things, do you think?

Shannon said...

Hey! I seem to recall last year maybe (or the one before - time flies) that you had a giving thanks felt craft thing where there was a letter on each leaf. Am I crazy? If not, can you point me to the proper blog in the archive? Thanks! Shannon

Carpool Queen said...

I spent two hours today looking at sewing machines. We need to talk for I am overwhelmed by my choices.

stephanie j. said...

Kelli, how did you make that wig? Could you share instructions? It is GREAT!