I have been so busy trying to get items done for the booth as well as filling orders. I'm almost caught up with my orders. I have two more to finish this weekend then back to Christmas creating. This is what my dining room looks like. I never said I was organized. :)
My big stack of coffee stained special orders.
I think this special order came out too cute!!!
Stockings and geese basically done... Though I have a special order on the geese for some in white, black, and coffee stained on these that I need to make this weekend.
My gingerbread guys who still need scarves... I'm still debating on seed bead eyes and buttons or I've used whole cloves too...
Some of you know I have been experimenting with walnut hull (I bought the almost powdered walnut hulls from a lady on Facebook) stain vs. coffee. The above candy canes were done with walnut. The white is more gray, which is hard to see in the picture. Not exactly the look I wanted. However, I used the walnut stain on my osnaburg stockings and the color was awesome. Walnut doesn't make the fabric stiff like coffee can sometimes. No odor with the walnut. I actually like the coffee stain smell myself. I used gloves with the walnut because I've heard it stains. Coffee stain stains my hands too. So, I guess I've come to the conclusion that either one does the job. I guess it depends on the look you are after to what you use. I will be redying my candy canes later.
I'm going back to the OB/Gyn today. The doctor I hate the worst!!! uggghhh... He drew a Vitamin D level on me and the nurse who called said it was extremely low and the doctor wanted me to come in and talk with him. Great, yet another copay to "talk" with the doctor. Then back home to craft up a storm. I really would like to do some one of a kind creations this year. I have so many ideas it's just getting them all done. I could make Christmas stuff all year. :) I've also been asked by some Facebook friends to please make a pattern for my stockings and apron/bonnet sets. I need to find time for that too. I sound like I'm stressed, but really I'm not. I LOVE creating and sharing with all of you. Many of you are on really tight budgets like me and you just can't afford to buy the prims you really want. That's why I try to keep my prices down and create patterns when I can so we all can have the pretties we see. I don't outwardly advertise my goodies for sale, so if you see something you are interested in give me a holler and I'll email you prices. I don't want this to turn into a blog where all you see is stuff for sale and I gloat about how much I've sold. So if it does seem to be getting that way PLEASE tell me. I have pretty big shoulders and can take the criticism. Or if there is anything you want me to post about email me and tell me or ask me. I want this to be interactive.
OH, for those of you who commented on my last post about why pictures were taken like that a few very knowledgeable people posted answers. Make sure you check and see the reasons. I rely on you out there in blogland to help me out so thank you.
Until next time my friends hugs to all of you for visiting me.