One of my new co-workers is adding a baby boy to their family soon. I had bought these fabrics in Flagstaff on our way up in April, and have been letting them sit there for a while, while I figured out what to do with them. I think they will make a very nice baby quilt for a little boy, don’t you? Now I just have to figure out what pattern to use…
Lynda and I went to our wire wrapping class on Saturday. The lady who taught the class makes some really pretty stuff, but she does not allow you to take pictures. I was going to show some of the process of making the bracelets we made, but she told me to “put away my camera”.
I can show the finished product:
I made the bracelet on the right with silver and gold wire in the class. I came home and made the one on the left with silver and copper wire. I definitely need some practice but they are ok for a beginner.
Here is what the clasp looks like. The one I made in class looks a whole lot better than the one I made at home later. Again, it just needs some practice.
These bracelets are 7 and a half inches long. I think I need to make mine 8 inches to fit my “plus size” wrist.
Then, today, I used a different pattern but the same concept to make this bracelet for FabGrandpa. I used a piece of sterling silver patterned wire and gold wire in it. This was really hard to make because it was hard to keep all the wires together and to keep them from bunching up while I was making the binding wraps. I got really frustrated with it and walked away from it three times before I was able to finish it. I like the way the clasp on this one looks.
Here is the front of his bracelet. I can see the mistakes in it, and my father in law probably will too, but then again, it does look pretty good for a beginner, and FabGrandpa liked it.
Back on December 18th, I announced my Etsy store opening, and offered a contest to win a “Wait Book” in the color of your choice. I put all the names of people who entered the contest in a paper bag and drew one name out. And the winner is:
Christine of Chris’s Coop! Whooooo Hoooo! Yay Christine! So, Christine, you can email me at FabGrandma at gmail dot com and we can discuss which color you want from the choices I have available.
Y’all stay tuned, I have more stuff to put up for sale in the coming week. I am having so much fun making things to stock my store with!
I have been wanting to open an Etsy store for some time now. I love to make things because for some reason I have a need to keep my hands busy. When I am not writing, I am usually making something. So, a lot of my spare time for the last couple of weeks has been spent doing the behind the scenes stuff to get my store open.
So, for your viewing and shopping pleasure, click here.
Please take a minute to go over there and look around. I have more things I want to put on there, and because I am always making something, there will be new stuff up there frequently. I would also appreciate any feedback on my store, good or bad, and any suggestions you may have to make it better.
Also, I am going to be having a contest! yes, a contest, to promote my store. If you would like to have an entry to win a “Wait Book” in your choice of colors, all you have to do is
1. Write a little bitty blog post with a link to my Etsy store. Here is the link:
2. Leave me a comment here to let me know you have done it. Remember I will need your email address to be able to contact you if you win.
That is it. The contest will run until January 2. I will pick a winner randomly to win the prize.
Edited to add: I DO ship to Canada and Everywhere else, but I did not know how to add that option to my listings. I will fix that as soon as I can, but don’t not enter the contest because you don’t live in the US. I’ll ship anywhere.
I started and finished my Christmas shopping today. All the gifts have been got, and wrapped, and put in shipping boxes, and addressed. They are going to Ft. Lewis, Washington; Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; Denver, Colorado; Villa Rica, Georgia; and Douglasville, Georgia. The kids are scattered out all over the place.
I only made one gift this year, but it is something I have wanted to make for its recipient for some time. I call it a “Wait Book”.
He is a rather rambunctious little guy, and needs something to hold his attention when he is waiting for something. Whether it is when he is sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office or waiting for dinner to arrive when he and his parents go out to eat, he really needs something TO DO.
He likes to draw, paint, and color. He likes to tell stories about the drawings he has made. So, I made him this little book:
It will fit in his Mommy’s purse, or he can carry it himself with the handles. It holds a refillable pad of paper and 16 crayons. There is a place for every crayon, so they won’t fall out and get lost. He likes orange. A lot. I made him a quilt for his room a couple of years ago that has a lot of orange in it. No wonder they call me the FabGrandma!