Monday, February 20, 2006
Thanks so much for the outpouring of support and amusing stories of your own klutzy ways! Who would have thought such a bunch of klutzy folks would have picked up a hobby that requires the use of long pointy sticks?
I owe lots of you emails & will get to that soon but I thought for now a little update was in order.
My finger is feeling better. It's definitely still sore but I can move it easier each day. Part of the problem is it's been really cold here the past few days & cold + sore is a problem. I woke up this morning feeling optimistic and tried working on my carpet bag. Something just wasn't right yet. I was slow to get in a rhythm and honestly I just kept screwing up. I lost track of my count a couple of times & had to frog back. Lets just say it wasn't meant to be for me to pick up the needles today.
Not knitting has been rough. I've been doing a lot of reading but I really needed a crafty activity so on Saturday I decided to make some buttons.
We have a professional 1 inch button maker for doing band promo stuff. I had been meaning to make some buttons out of these free waterlogged 1951 encyclopedias that we have. This seemed like the perfect opportunity so I went to work.
2 days and much punching, cutting and pressing later I have 32 sets of buttons up for sale in our Etsy shop. I think they turned out really nicely (if I do say so myself).
I also washed the fabric for a couple of sewing project for this week. I'm going to make an apron based on instructions from the Bishop method book. I'm also going to be daring and try a clutch purse of my own design. It will give me an opportunity to try putting in a zipper.
Oh & Angela asked for my thoughts on the Bishop Method book that I've been reading. Well tomorrow I will be posting a full fledged review of the book!
I know you will all be waiting with baited breath!
Hmm, good point you make about how interesting it is that klutzy people would take up such a potentially dangerous craft. Hmm...
Sandra, you are too cool! I love your new etsy name!! :) Your meatlicious buttons will be on their way soon!
Those buttons are indeed wonderful! You make the coolest stuff.