Year of Projects Update – My 2nd Year – Week 24/52

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Felting

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.
 
  

Knitting

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.

 

Other News

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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9 comments

  1. Those slippers look so nice and warm. I am sure they will service you well this winter. I am sorry to hear about the closing of the shop. How nice of the proprietor to offer to still sell your items at her craft fair booths. I am sure you could have your own booth and do quite well. The only issue is the pressure it puts on you to have enough items available for each craft fair. Hopefully you will get back to your ‘happy place’ soon.

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  2. Sorry, you’re having a rough week. This time of year seems to bring out the good and the bad for some. I know what you mean about thoughts and keeping you from sleeping. I Usually pick up my book and read until I get sleepy again. Reading keeps the thoughts at bay.
    I love your slippers. I’ll have to look up a less expensive non-slip solution. I’ll check yours out as mine were suede and cost $15 per pair of clippers not counting the yarn and labor.
    The hat is lovely. I need to try a Tin Can Knits pattern as everyone raves about their patterns. I love your yarn too. I hope you have a better week.

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  3. I’m sorry you have had a bad week. It’s not a good time of year, hopefully things will look up this next week and going into the new year.
    Love your slippers by the way.

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  4. Yay for finishing a successful pair of felted slippers! The Antler Toque is very cool. Looking forward seeing yours finished! I’m sorry it’s been a hard week for you. I’ve been struggling some myself the last couple of weeks. Is it the time of year, I wonder? I hope you (we) get to feeling better soon.

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  5. Oh no! I was hoping it was just me having one of those weeks, and the sleeping thing too. I hope this coming week is better. I thing it’s a great idea to have the shop owner sell some things for you to “test the water”. The slippers did come out great and the toque is going to be fabulous. Hang in there!

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  6. this can be a tough time for sleep and anxiety for sure. I am sure that your felting will sell well at the owner’s craft stall. Then perhaps you will feel confident enough next time to have a stall of your own. Love love love those slippers!

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  7. So sorry for the bad week! I hope you can easily find a new outlet for your felted items – they are so beautiful and you seem to enjoy making them 🙂 Will be interested to see where you decide to sell later on. Your slippers are beautiful, and look so cozy!

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