Monday, October 22, 2007

Bags and Bags and Pumpkins, OH MY!

The Bags....
I have been busily plugging away at making some bags to sell at my mother-in-law's school. She has mentioned that a lot of the ladies would be really interested & has encouraged me to do something about it! I ran out of a crucial supply which stalled my progress, but now I am back on track. I want to get these completed so I can move on to other things. I just recently sold two custom bags to moms from Tatiana's dance class, so I would like to be able to start on those without other major bag projects hanging over my head. I really only have one more bag on my "list" to complete for my mil & just yesterday received the fabric from one of the dance class moms. I will post some photos of the lot when they are completed. Hopefully this will net me a little bit of money for the holiday season, but at this point I'd be happy just to make back what I've spent.

The Pumpkins....
About two weeks ago, while *innocently* surfing the net, I ran across this tutorial. I just couldn't help myself. I made this right away:


Isn't it just the cutest little knitted pumpkin?? I *love* it! So much so that I just......


...couldn't....


.....STOP!!!

I need some serious help. mrgreen

I am using materials from my stash, so it doesn't cost me anything other than 1 hour of my time. It's so quick and a great little project for while I'm unwinding in front of the TV at night or waiting {for the bazillionth time} at the doctor's office or in some other waiting room. I'm not feelin' the love for the larger one with the star as much as the little rounder ones. I have already given one away as a hostess gift. Here he is getting ready for his new home:


...and now he's all boxed up {homemade box of course!} and ready to roll!

Dear Mother-in-law {yet again} suggested that I make some to sell to her lady friends at work. {Um, either she really thinks I need the money or that my handiwork is very cute & desirable. I'm beginning to wonder.....} She also mentioned making a bunch to use as placeholders for the Thanksgiving table. Wouldn't that be uber cute? I thought I could just twist the copper wire in such a way that you could stick the namecard in it! If I have the time and ambition, I may just do that!

4 comments:

Erin said...

Very Cute! I knew you would get started selling eventually! It took you long enough! I would love to see what you have made. And...when I get my sewing machine I would love for you to *teach* me how to do something simple. Although I have a feeling your days are numbered ;)

Alicia said...

Hey I like that you put color to your backgroud, lets do that to mine!1 ;0) in all your spare time of course, lol.

Chloe said...

So cute!!

Stephanie said...

It's so fun to see the finished product after Thursday night. Too cute. And the star adds just enough to the bigger attempt. It looks like it was supposed to be that way. Clever!