Archive for October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2008

hallie_weenThree bags of candy and absolutely NO trick or treaters! What’s up with that? My husband thinks it’s great – more for him! Maybe I should feed it to this demented little plushie (for sale for $30 inc shipping) … I made two with this color scheme .. one was a commission and I forgot to take a photo of it .. but the face was the same as one of the first ones I ever made. I have no idea where this one came from. Well, actually I do. I had seen a website with fabulous carved paper mache pumpkins and they were stuck in my head when I made this. No resemblance whatsoever though, lol.

I also made 36 domino magnets to take down to The Stash (the art consignment store I have ‘stuff’ in) but I forgot to take a photo of them too. I just took a photo of these few that I tried embossing on so I can post it at my online classroom. I teach how to make these, along with domino necklaces and altered CD pins, over at Doll Street.

embossed dominos

knittingI’ve also been knitting lately .. this isn’t the best photo because I can’t seem to get the color right – the yarn is hand dyed, so soft, and absolutely gorgeous (Mountain Colors, Twizzle). I made two headbands and a set of wristwarmers with one skein. You can’t tell but I chose the wristwarmer pattern just so I could teach myself how to knit cables. Would have shown up better if I used a solid color rather than the variegated, but, oh well. I love it! My severed hand pincushion happily models it for me. I am also working on a pair of socks but I keep getting sucked into these books I’m reading and I haven’t figured out how to knit and read at the same time.