Randomly, on a Friday…

This afternoon I finally got around to hemming some jeans I bought on Cyber Monday. I’m not usually into buying things a certain way on specific days, but 40% off was a good deal and I desperately needed a new pair.

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I think they turned out fine. At least I didn’t notice anyone staring or pointing, so that’s good.

Then, since I had my machine out, I finished up some ornaments the Wee Girl and I had started a few weeks back. They turned out cute but rather large. Next time I’d make them smaller, and not connect the pair of mittens.  The pattern for the trees had buttons as ornaments, but my collection of buttons isn’t that cute, so I sewed on beads instead.  I still have a penguin ornament that I prepared to sew, but it seems to have disappeared….

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After school pick up and a short stint at a park, the kids and I hit Blick for some new watercolor paper and left with a bit more than that. Of course. I loved these paper dolls but didn’t get them.  Maybe they’ll show up in my Christmas stocking….

 

 

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I love the art supply store a little too much.  There are so many things I’d love to buy or try out, but my time is so limited, and I have too many hobbies already.  I guess it’s a good dilemma to have.  After all, you will never, ever see me write that I’m bored!

After bed time, I started in on my new watercolor paper, just messing around a bit, and playing with ideas for holiday cards or nengajyo.

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I used to draw and paint so much, but since having kids I have done so little. It feels so rusty, but nice to be back trying it out.

Success x 2

I wore my new jumper today. It is shorter than I would really would have liked, but I think it’s just long enough to be wearable.  There are some advantages to being petite!

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By lucky coincidence, it matches my short blue cardigan I made about 3 years ago and almost never wear.

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And the Wonder Woman-themed piñata that I finished late last night for my daughter’s birthday party was a hit!  My daughter’s friend even complimented me on it.  ❤ 

 

Secret project revealed!

Finally I can show you the super secret project I’ve mentioned once or twice! My knitting group organizes birthday swaps, kind of like Secret Santas. This year we’re knitting mittens/fingerless mitts/etc. for the person assigned to us.

Last night was my turn to present a fellow knitter with the project I made for her! I knitted the Gnome Mittens, a paid pattern by Spilly Jane. My recipient LOVES pink, so I changed the palette from black, blue, and red to gray, pink, and pink!

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I decided to present the mittens in a custom-sewn project bag featuring Chococat, and make a set of stitch markers as well.

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She was very pleased! 🙂 🙂 🙂 it’s not easy for me to keep secrets, so I’m glad this one is out! Also, I was really looking forward to seeing her reaction to my efforts, and I was happy in the end.