First Make: Elf shoes. I got the pattern and instructions from Dawn at The Feathered Nest. Dawn's tutorials are so easy to follow with pictures and full size patterns.
I "make up" a lot of my craft projects, but sometimes it's nice to have someone else work out the kinks for you, so you can just be creative and have fun.
Another make: An afghan I'm knitting to use up all those little half skeins and leftover bits of yarn that aren't big enough for a project, but I can't stand to throw away. These yarns are all pastels and kind of have the same color intensity, so I just knit until I'm out of yarn and then tie on another skein and knit on.
A Make project follow-up. I posted about making this little quilt here, and now I've finished it. It will be in my Etsy shop in the next day or two.
Speaking of the etsy shop, I've added some "low color" pinnies to it.
I've mentioned before how much I'd like to have one of these old general store type thread cabinets, but the prices are sky-high.
I lucked out and found this Star thread cabinet at a price that didn't require a bank loan.
And it came fully loaded- with mostly new supplies. Love that sweet little floral pin cushion.
Another thing I've been coveting is a Victorian hair wreath. I know, I know, some people think the idea of making things from hair is gross. It really is a skill and an art form that's mostly lost. My piece isn't technically a wreath, it's more of a spray. It's in front of an 1880's wedding announcement.
If you'd like to learn more about the art of hair, check out Leila's Hair Museum.
The hair museum is only about 30 miles from here, but I've never been there. And that's too bad, because like my friend, the Other Karla says "if you have a chance to see a hair museum, or Princess Diana's wedding dress or Monet's Water Lilies or anything else that's different, unusual or once in a lifetime, you should make an effort to do it."
Another way to think of it: You're much more likely to regret things you didn't do than things you did. *
That's a pretty deep thought that came from talking about hair.
*this does not apply to things like robbing banks or texting while driving.