Monday, June 7, 2010

Projects......

I am constantly working on some project or another....moosehide or deer hide slippers, knitting, crocheting, cake building, bed painting....something.
Well, I started a project in Hay River in March-and finished it (Finally!) last night. While at the K'amba Carnival Pancake Breakfast in March, Peekaboo spotted rabbit fur dyed pink. Diane provides many Northern crafters with sinew, hides, pelts, beads....etc... She had pink fur, I thought Peekaboo was going to explode.... I told her I was NOT buying pink rabbit fur...Guess what? I bought it. And then I began my long, complicated project...slippers for her using said fur. She wanted ballerinas on the uppers. Well, having worked with beads quite a bit, I knew that I was not going to get the details required for a Ballerina with beads....no way. So, I began to experiment and ask around and decided on embroidery. I have never embroidered a thing in my life, why not start now!??!
I wanted a good contrasting colour for the background, and decided on denim. I even bought one of those hoopy things. I did two different ballerinas, a different pose on each foot. I had this all finished before we moved, then I packed everything away and haven't thought of it since!
Last night I finally finished putting the Pink Rabbit Fur trim on, and they are done! Peekaboo hasn't seen them yet, but I think she will love them!!





Part of the reason said slippers weren't finished sooner, I started another project since moving....a sweater for Ez.
I was at my Mom's with all my crafty stuff packed, when we first arrived in Ontario. I spotted a yarn store in downtown Owen Sound and, with my inability to pass a shop full of colourful wool, bought a pattern, some wool and the required needles (mine were all packed, but I can always use more!!)
I am not in the habit of using patterns, I find them difficult to read and the finished project never turns out quite like the photo. I prefer to make my own pattern and then pretend the finished piece is exactly what I was planning....! But, this time, I got the wool lady to explain it all to me and off I went. I finished said sweater on Saturday night. I tried it on Ez Sunday morning and he wouldn't take it off....must mean he likes it!!
Peekaboo has requested one... in PINK!!

1 comment:

tamara said...

I really think you would fit in at a local craft show or two, don't you! I am very impressed with the ballerinas. Hey you could sell crafts and I could sell soap! That's better than Cora's any day!