Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wooly things

Really, it's all I feel like I have time for. I play around with the idea of an Etsy shop one day "when I get ahead", but when will that be? Will I ever have more things made than people designated for them. I'm thinking not.

Laura had her first cavity filled this week and while her mouth defrosted we went to the thrift store. My favourite one has become almost a weekly haunt since Christmas. Together we found some great wool sweaters and felted them.

So, my productivity in the last week has been this:

Another one of these wheat bags for another birthday.

A pair of slippers for me. It's no coincidence that they match my purse from last week so perfectly. It's important that your shoes match your purse, right?
These aren't really done. They need a band around the top yet, but I've started wearing them so they are at risk of wearing out before I finish them now. I made an awesome pair for Laura out of a sweater with white and black sheep on them, but I can't navigate through her room to find them. I'll do that Show and Tell another day.
One massive chocolate chip cookie for 100 Day at school last week. Three of us have given up chocolate for Lent, so there will be no more of this until Easter. It'll be the toughest Lent I've ever gone through....

Two of these waist aprons, based on my Olive Garden apron of a few years ago.

That apron was four sided to allow you to flip, flip, and flip within one messy shift if you needed to and still look starched and clean. I started to do that, and then cut the whole thing in half. I don't spill that much tomato sauce on myself at home and I'm within reach of the second apron here if I really needed it. I'm trying to get in the habit of wearing it in the house when I'm baking. It's out of a heavy cotton twill that will work with gardening tools too when/if that time ever comes again.

And this beautiful thing is blooming in my living room, reminding me that the Edmonton groundhog predicts an early spring.

I remain sceptical, but more than willing to be surprised.

And now I've got a community seed party to advertise and work on so I'd better get a move on. Delivering flyers will be my exercise for the day while my sick Beth relaxes in a hot tub. Where would you rather be?


Unknown said...

Oooh I love the slippers! I don't suppose you have a pattern to share, eh? I looove slippers. :)

Like the apron too - but I need chef sized aprons. I'm way too messy, and I tend to wipe my hands off on my backside - years of wearing lab coats taught me that habit.

Tamara Jansen said...

I hope you make it to Lent unscathed! Are there no such things as chocolate substitutes? Or would that be cheating? :)