Year of Projects Update – My 2nd Year – Week 24/52
I made some small sheep landscape to make some lampshades. I constructed one but had some issues, so it isn’t good enough to sell…I am running out of lamps for them! Perhaps I’ll make a bottle lamp. Eventually I’d like to have a go at wood turning a lamp stand!
I also sewed felt soles from Joe’s Toes on the bottom of my replacement slippers I made and inserted a smaller felted sole on the inside, again from Joe’s Toes. I went a bit mad with the non-slip stuff. They are now a fab pair of slip on slippers.
Not very much knitting, just a little on my hat. I still need to finish my christmas socks and cast on a hat for a present! This is Antler’s Toque by tincanknits (free on Ravelry) in West Yorkshire Spinners Croft Aran.
This has been a stressful week for me and I see old unhelpful patterns returning, including not ‘switching off’ my thoughts and sleepless nights, so I need to make some changes. Crafting truly was keeping me sane and I have missed it this week.
Unfortunately, the Fuzzy Thistle shop is closing in a month, but the owner has said she’s going to do some of the craft fairs and Highland Games, and offered to also sell some of my items on her own stall on the same commission basis. I don’t think I have courage to have my own stall, so this is a good opportunity to test interest at these events. Once my mind is in a better place I can decide.
Oh and to top off a bad week we had the general election. This truly was a Full Moon Friday the 13th sort of week!
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