Sunday, November 29, 2009

new creations

Well I had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with my good friends and was pleasantly surprised to find that so many people showed up so it was a big and happy crowd. I have finished the angel that I have been working on. this is the first amigurumi that I have made completely improvised from my own imagination. My mom asked me to make an angel ornament and so I went looking for angel patterns and didn't find the right thing for what I was thinking, so I set out to make one of my own. I fiddled quite a bit with the dress and figured out that making the dress on the body of the angel helped with a lot of problems about the sleeves and size and things like that. I am working on writing down and cleaning up the pattern for the angel and then I will publish it. Anyway, I finished the angel and gave it to my friend who I sell at the OC swap meet with and within two hours the angel was sold with a request for a second one!! I just love it when people actually are willing to give me money for something that I do only because I want to.
The last two weeks have been quite auspicious for me and making money at my craft. I made some fingerless gloves for my friend and she wears them all the time and requested that I now make three more pairs for Christmas presents and she is willing to pay me for it!! I worked on the patter for awhile and I came up with something that I really like, they are simple and yet very attractive and warm, the flower embellishment really adds to it and actually helps to figure out which hands are left and right! Anyway, that is all for now.. Happy Knitting!!

1 comment:

  1. I love the angel! I can't believe you were able to come up with a pattern all on your own in your head :o) I'm taking a basket of your goodies with me to the show I'm doing on Saturday at Orange Christian School -- I meant to have them at the swap meet last weekend, but was rained out. I'll take a few things and leave the bulk for Beth :o)