I received a package from Toni of Simple Sparrow this Saturday. Looky, looky what she sent - chocolate bar (which is now hidden), yummy felt, a crocheted posie all wrapped up in a terrific little bag. Thanks Toni. Toni is soon to open an on-line store so be sure to check out all of her goodies.
Apart from being the weekend prior to Halloween, this was the weekend of birthdays for my daughter's two best pals and my grandmother. We hurried and scurried from party to party so not much time was left for crafting. Delaney and I did have a girls slumber party Friday night while Shaun was at his poker game. We put the air mattress in the den in front of the fireplace and cuddled up, ate cookies, watched scary movies and finally went to sleep.
I did finish this felted bag . It has a reinforced bottom so that it doesn't lose it's shape. I have also learned to make the straps a little shorter than desired since they have a tendency to stretch over time. I don't clip or weave in my threads so that after felting I have these kooky little felted threads for use in my covered buttons. I lined it with some uber perky K. Fassett fabric with an coordinating inner pocket in Amy Butler pocket with vintage buttons.
Here's my little helper, the cat that no one sees but me. We have had this cat, Peep (supposed to be Marlow but I call him Peep because he's always chirping and peeping) since June. He was a feral rescue and he has thus far has only warmed up to me. He comes out of his hidey-hole when everyone else is gone and follows me around like a little dog. Each day his boldness grows a speck so hopefully he will be seen and heard by others by Spring. Otherwise, I think that others may think he is totally a pigment of my hallucination.