Friday, July 22, 2011


I've been lucky enough, some years. to get David Austin roses for Mothers Day.  When I've moved, I've made sure to dig them up and take them with me.  This year they are producing the biggest flowers!
The poor stems are all bowing down under the weight.

I can't believe how beautiful they are.  Every day I walk past them to get to and from my car.  I have shades from baby pink to dark peach plus a bright yellow.  Next year I hope to add a bright orange and bright pink.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Baby Blankets

I've finished 2 more baby blankets for my Etsy shop.  All the blankets I've made til now, have been about 40 inches square.  So many shops only offer a smaller size, I thought I'd try it out.  Trouble is, I can't seem to go simpler, just smaller.  These have just as many pieces and took every bit as much time.  Poo.  I don't know why I can't do simple, all my projects always end up complicated.  These are 30 inches square.  I do love them, but will probably not make this size again.
Next blankets I make, I really have to time myself.  It seems like I spend a lot of hours on each one, but it might be my imagination.  I'd like to sell many more, but don't want to give my time away.  A timer, plus the fact that I get faster each time.  I may be pricing myself out of the fun.

I made two colorways of the same design.  A masculine version and a very girlie one.  The next two I make will be very much like these, but bigger.

Soon, I'll have enough inventory to get a booth at a craft show.  Maybe if people could touch them it'd make all the difference.  Pictures are good, but these are so cuddly, like a favorite old sweater.  'Cause they are!