Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sick Kids, Scarves, and a Sale!

So the kiddos are both down for the count with a cold, filled with cough medicine and chicken noodle soup.  What to do?  I mean, I had to take the day off in order to take care of them... 

First up:  I have three of these scarves ordered from people at work.  As soon as I told them my idea for my Etsy shop, they wouldn't even wait for them to be put up.  Just bring them in, they say...

Here is number one of three- I played with the construction, and came up with this "deconstructed" look, leaving my raw edges of felted wool recycled from my red collection of sweaters.  That is the lovely thing about felted wool.  No fraying.

So I'm in love with The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I had to make something Katniss inspired.  Had to.  I found the applique pattern online here.  Meghan is screen printing everything she owned with it.  So jealous I don't have screen printing capacity here at home. 

Introducing... drumroll please....  The Girl on Fire Scarf!!!!!!!!!!

80" of Girl on Fire with mockingjay applique.

Closeup of the construction/applique work.
The next thing I had to do was package up a sale from my shop.  This is seriously one of my favorite things to do.  I just imagine them opening and getting a little bump of joy in their throats.  I always try to include a little something extra.  This time I put together a felted flower pin from Nicky Epstein's Knitted Flowers book.  It's not like I didn't have a living room full of red felt, for crying out loud.

So, now onto scarves # 2 and 3.  I'll be busy until dinner. 

What are you up to today?  Is anyone out there?  Leave me a comment... I'd love to know who is reading..


  1. I love that you include extra goodies with the stuff you sell! And that scarf is very cool. Hope y'all had a great Christmas!

  2. Yeah, Carly! That is part of the fun! That makes the opening of the order somewhat like a gift! I'm always tickled when there is a little extra something!