Thursday, February 26, 2015

My Dalek army

I have been busy working on things for my craft fair table. I have come up with a couple patterns and I have been stitching on my Dalek army!
I went out of town for the weekend and became a Godmother! So, naturally, I didn't get an much stitching in as normal. But my godson is soooo cute!

I already have a co-worker who wants to buy one of each color of these Daleks, so that's why I am making so many. Here is where I am on the Dalek army:

One I get these finished up, I will be moving on to making a pattern for and stitching up an iphone case that I will be donating for auction.

I think I am most excited right now about the fact that I actually have a crafting minion! I have drafted my mom to make some magnets for me (OK, so I asked and she agreed). I already have made up the pattern, so this weekend I will take it over to her with some yarn and show her how I like my magnets made. This will save me a ton of time. I love my mom!

I am really looking forward to this craft fair! I am going to be keeping everyone updated on my stock-up craftiness, and will be sure to take pictures and let everyone know how it goes. I still have a couple months, but that gives me more stock-up time. Yay!

Monday, February 16, 2015

I'm back!

I know, I haven't posted in the longest time, but I am back, now. I promise!

Happy news! I passed my test that I have been studying for! Yay! I'm going to take a few weeks off to allow my brain to recover before I start working toward the next certification for my day job.

Happier news! I have my magnet mojo back! I'm so excited about that!
The high school that my husband attended is having a big festival that includes a car show, fun run, carnival, auction, and craft fair. I have been toying with the idea of getting a table at a craft fair just to try it out, and this one is perfect! My husband is part of the committee that is planning the whole thing, so I am definitely going to attend anyway.
So, I have been coming up with more magnet ideas the past couple days. I have come up with a pattern for one of the school logo letters, and I have plans to (try to) make a cross stitch pattern for my iphone cases for the school mascot. I want to donate a stitched iphone case for the auction, if I can, too.
So, the next couple months, I have the feeling that I will be making a lot of magnets and other items for stocking my craft fair booth. I've never done this before, so I am really stoked! For those craft fair veterans out there, any advice for a newbie?

And, last, I have that picture of the fabric I bought recently for my Sleepy Hollow project. The color is called "Haunted". How awesome is that?
The coloring doesn't translate as well as I would like through the pictures, but let me assure you that it is amazing!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Belated thanks!

I wanted to give a big THANK YOU to everyone. I started to lose my enthusiasm for the mousie due to the monotony of color so far. All of your encouraging comments helped keep me on track and renewed my interest in this piece. So, thanks everybody!

Now, I know that it has been a while since my last post. This is for 2 reasons. First, I did mention earlier that I have been studying for a test lately, which has taken away from my stitching time. I still have not yet taken that test. I had to push it back a bit due to reason 2.

I got the icky crud that has been going around. I was soo sick for a few days. I actually called in sick to work. I didn't even have the energy to stitch on my time off. I had taken Kyoto into the bedroom with me in case I ever felt up to it, but I never did. I just relaxed and watched Netflix all day. Since I lost all that study time, too, I pushed back my test to next Monday.

However, yesterday, I did decide to let my brain rest and I got some stitching in! It's just more of the same color so far, but here is where we are on the mousie.

OH! I almost forgot! I have gotten my beautiful fabric for my Sleepy Hollow project. It is amazing, and I cannot wait to start working on it! There have been several times I was tempted to put aside the mousie and start on Sleepy Hollow right away! I'm sure eventually my excitement will win out, but I will keep with my mouse as long as possible.
I will post a picture of the fabric later, it is certainly drool-worthy!