Seems like I am in the midst of a zillion projects! That may be a bit exaggerated but sometimes it seems like an endless list of UFOs. I'm trying to just face them one at a time and not let myself get overwhelmed. It feels good to get even one thing crossed off my list though. I know we are all in the same boat at times, right?
I have been working on a couple of things I can't share yet, but will soon but in the meantime wanted to share what I can. I finished another of my hanging heart sachets and got it listed in my Etsy shop. It is scented with lavender from a lavender farm not far from where I live.
My next project will be finishing up my fall hanging using blocks from CQJP 2013 and my November calendar page. I finished connecting the blocks and embroidering along the new seams. I found the perfect fabric (in my opinion) for binding it. I loved all the feedback I received on that but when I held the various fabrics next to the piece it just wasn't working for me. I couldn't find a warm enough and dark enough brown and the burgundy didn't feel quite right either but was close. The black seemed a bit dark but was going to be my choice. I decided to take one last look and found a fabric that complimented without overpowering. Hopefully I can finish that project this week and show you what I found.
After that the next thing on my list is a winter horse panel from Hobby Lobby that I am stitching together for my mom to hang on her apartment door. She picked it out and how could I say no? It should be pretty quick as it just needs a backing and batting. I think I may add some sequins here and there first to give the 'snowflakes' a little sparkle. Loving this white horse!
I have taken over the dining room with my jewelry. I have been putting off getting it all listed and have now made it a priority. It may never sell but it has a better chance in my Etsy shop than in a box in my studio. I just really enjoy coming up with new pieces and I guess I got a little carried away. They are each one-of-a-kind though. Many of my pieces use unique 'previously loved' beads and components so I couldn't duplicate those even if I wanted to. I hope you will keep me in mind when you are looking for Christmas, Valentine's Day and/or birthday presents! I haven't shown these as available for shipping anywhere but within the USA but if you don't live here and are interested contact me and I will gladly figure shipping etc. I am just getting active on Etsy and I'm not real comfortable with shipping elsewhere yet. It isn't anything personal!
Here is a sampling of the jewelry I'm offering. I hope you will come visit.