Suddenly I have all sorts of ideas for knitted and crocheted holiday gifts, but, well, pretty limited time to get things done! I have a few geeky gifts finished, which I’ll show you after the holidays, and purchased yarn for a few more yesterday. I’m pretty excited about ALL OF THEM!!!!
In the meantime, here’s a shot of a design I just finished for my Threadless shop. It’s a parody of an animal crossing sign, but instead of a deer or ducks, etc., it’s a trio of Totoros and a couple of Susuwatari– soot sprites. I need to order myself a sample!
I’ve been very busy lately working on designs for my artist shop. If I’m not subbing at a school, I’m at my dining table, drawing and scheming. OH! We tested out some Xp-pen tablets at Kumoricon and almost immediately bought one. It has upped my design game, as it was hard to draw and color on paper and have the designs transfer nicely/bright enough once I scanned them into my computer. I suppose I’m slow to the game, but creating digitally is a game-changer.
This morning the Wee Girl and I went down to San Francisco’s Fort Mason to attend San Francisco Bazaar, my favorite local (and free!) craft show. It isn’t the kind of craft fair you might remember from your childhood, with doilies and cheesy stuff. This is funky, cool, edgy, very San Francisco and very awesome! If you are in the area, it’s really, really worth the effort to attend.
If only I could rock this look, it would be so handy!
Who doesn’t need an angry kitty tote bag??!!
The Girl was such a good sport while I looked at everything (it helped that lots of vendors have dishes of complimentary sweets for the taking, and that we had her friend and his family join us, and that there is just so much CUTE STUFF!). My only regret is that I knew that Chibi https://www.etsy.com/shop/chibiland had a Star Wars cloth bucket for sale and I didn’t buy it, and it sold after we had been there. That’s the risk with hand-made/one of a kind! You can’t just put it on your wish list, because it might not be available later!
Luckily the Wee Boy had a long, well-timed nap, so we were able to continue our mother/daughter time while ignoring housework. Walking around amongst so much creativity and artistic talent, I left feeling as refreshed as if I’d spent the morning at the beach or in the woods. With such a relaxing start, the kids behaved better than usual all day, I was much more patient than ususal… I declare it the best Sunday we’ve had since…. last year’s San Francisco Bazaar??