DD#1, DD#2 & I went to Purl Patchwork last week for a little browse. We were making wardrobe plans for spring break. Nothing like dreaming about fun warm weather projects.
While we were there we picked up a cute pattern for a Robot and Space Boy. DD#2 got busy with it right away.
She decided to make hers a space rabbit with the addition of some floppy ears. We love bunnies here at Through The Loops! I'm so proud of her. She made this completely on her own, from reading the pattern to cutting to sewing to embroidery. The only thing I showed her how to do was the chain stitch to embroider the eyes. I think I have lured another onto the slippery slope that is craft addiction! She even has a fabric stash! (Small still, but it will grow!) She plans to make another when she gets home from school today. As I type this DD#1,who is home sick today (but finally feeling a bit better), is upstairs looking for thread to make hers. DD#1 is planning on making a cat.
I've been spinning. (What else is new? Is spinning all I post about these days?) In a moment of weakness I bought some roving from Aija's etsy store last week. It's gorgeous and so lovely to spin with. I haven't been able to stay away from it since. I couldn't even wait to snap a photo of the roving before I started.
Right before her trip to Stitches, I helped Cookie A. by knitting a single Pomatomus. She has very generously thanked me by sending eight of her fabulous new patterns! How jealous are you of me right now? She sent; Twisted Flower, German Stocking, Rhiannon, Millicent, Gothic Spire, Thelonious, Mona and Flicker. Lucky for you, you can buy her patterns now at her new online shop. The shop opened today. Go on over and give her some love! She deserves it. The woman is a designing genius - and I don't say that lightly.