I'M TRYING TO GET A HEAD START ON THE HOLIDAYS THIS YEAR. THEY ALWAYS SEEM TO SNEAK UP AND SUPRISE ME. I MADE A BASKET OF SLIPPERS TO PLACE BY THE FRONT DOOR, A BIT BACK, BUT THEY WERE DECIDEDLY GIRLY (FULL OF FLOWERS AND SUCH). I MADE THIS UNISEX BATCH TO PUT THERE INSTEAD. ITS JUST MORE MAN-FRIENDLY (I'M SURE THE LADY-FOLK WILL LIKE THEM TOO!!)
We had a great weekend stocking our shop with new fall pieces, and meeting new faces that popped in. It's priceless in a big and sprawling place like nyc, to be able to meet my customers face to face, and hear how my crafts fit into and warm up their lives. It makes me feel so loved!!!! If you're ever in manhattan, i hope you'll swing by! We're at 212 west 79th street in flat 1d. Hope to see you there!!!
I LOVE MAKING AND USING PATTERNS THAT CAN BE SWITCHED UP. I USED THE OVERSIZED TOTE PATTERN TO MAKE THIS BAG, AND I USED THE POPPIES GALORE AND FLEUR GALORE PATTERNS TO MAKE SWITCHABLE EMBELLISHMENTS. A LITTLE TRICK THAT I USE, IS TO SEW BUTTONS ON THE BACK OF THE EMBELLISHMENTS THAT I'M GOING TO USE ON CROCHET ITEMS. THEN, THE EMBELLISHMENT JUST BUTTONS ON AND OFF. SWEET!!!