I am in love with tulle. I’m not sure I’ll ever grow out of it. I love its ethereal nature and the feeling of romance it gives. This is a tulle crown I made to fill an Etsy order. I actually had an Etsy order! This is big news for me. For all the success of my blog, and I so am grateful for my wonderful and supportive followers, I do not have a successful Etsy shop. Now, I must admit, that I don’t post everything I make and I don’t market it very well. It is an area I do not focus on-too busy making, I suppose. What do they say, an untended garden produces no blooms, or something like that. The other piece is that I hate the thought of focusing on any one type of item that I will make over and over. I like all kinds of crafts and things to make. Don’t make me choose one, I say. Still, I was thrilled to get the orders, and of course, I loved making the crowns, too.
Other goings-on around here include a recent Father-Daughter Dance. My daughter is wearing the dress she wore in my brother’s wedding two years ago. I think it will be retired now, which always gives me that melancholy she’s-growing-up-pause. Same goes for the sweater – though it has these beautiful crystal buttons I think I’ll pilfer :).
The two had a ball. Oh, does Allie love her daddy. It gave me great joy to send them off that night. Sandy even came home teary-eyed, cursing and muttering about the “butterfly kisses” and other tormenting father-daughter songs. I think he enjoyed every minute of it.
I made this sweet little, lizzy house, out-foxed, cosmetic bag the other night with a crafty friend. Then, the dog ate the pattern!! Seriously! I love this bag. What fun. This disappearing pattern just means I’ll have to recreate it for you at some point. I want to make a set of five with each bag sized to fit in the one before like an ever-diminishing set of matryoshka dolls. Do have any idea how long my list is!?
Anyway, I hope your days are warming up where you are. I am looking forward to spring, for sure. Although I have some cozy things still to come, so I’m hoping it will hold off for a bit.
Boys’ bracelet tutorial and finger knitting project no. 2 coming right up!