Friday, October 10, 2008

time to get sewing

My brother-in-law is working from home today, so I get a break from babysitting! Although, I've really enjoyed being around other people during the day, and my niece is a very good baby (when she's not teething). I even manage to get a reasonable amount of work done most days. Well, maybe not yesterday - I spent the morning making mincemeat and the afternoon finishing a toy for my niece's first birthday. I have to take some photos of the toy before I give it to her this weekend, because it turned out extra cute!

So, today I'll finally have time to sew the bags for the next set of kits. It will be nice to sit down in front of the sewing machine after just knitting for so many weeks. Hmmm, I just realized I'll have to cut the fabric on my kitchen table, rather than my sewing room floor as usual. Bending is not much of an option now with the size my belly is getting! I probably won't get time to dye the yarn and take photos for another week or two, though, so the kits will be ready closer to the end of the month.

Oh, and we also got the computer back, so hopefully there will soon be some photos of our trip to share! Thank goodness getting a new hard-drive was only a minor problem, unlike for some people - we've known it was going to die for quite some time, so we did back-ups every other day or so. Yay for no lost data!

Oh, and for those who were confused about the mysterious photos comment, I meant the photos of the owl and baby, the squirrel, and polar bear. The bat will also be in the new book, but I'll wait to share the rest until I get photos of them. I can hardly wait, though, since I'm super pleased with how they turned out!

P.S. I tried writing this in open office, then copying it here. Let's just say it didn't work as planned, and I'm tired of messing with it so there are no links or photos.


Carolina Purl said...

I am just in LOVE with your little owl!!!!! Where can I get the pattern? Is it available yet? Awesome job!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your wonderful blog! I enjoy it so much. I purchased your Fuzzy Knits book a while back and have had so much fun creating these adorables! I have a question for you....on page 9 their is a picture of the squirrel wearing cute little shoes...but I don't find the pattern for them. I would love to add these. Is there a place I can get this? Thank you again for your wonderful talent and sharing so much!

Barbara Prime said...

The squirrel in the photo is wearing little slippers, which I've never published the pattern for. If I can dig it up, I'll post it here for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for responding so quickly!! When you have a chance, I would really like to make those slippers. Love your creations!!