Wednesday, November 5, 2008
when running a shop you have to start thinking about christmas much earlier than i'm comfortable with. i enjoy making the wool pincushions so much that i've taken the concept, made it smaller and able to hang and i have ornaments! the added benefit is they work up faster, too. i'll be spending many days this month working on these and exploring other projects for the holidays. my partner has started a blog on his leather work which can be viewed at http://www.manitobaleather.blogspot.com/. check it out!
Friday, October 31, 2008
this is my first written entry on this blog. my partner and i own a gift shop and in these rather challenging times have opened a etsy shop-www.manitobagifts.etsy.com for our handmade items. i do needlework- mostly embroidery, applique, and crochet- and jim does leather work. the previous posts show some of the items i make. i admire many other blogs that show the process of creation in all forms of needlework and crafts and hope to add to this with this blog. by the way the close up used on our banner is from this pillow.