Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On The Make



I have been a little concerned over my lack of production lately, especially with a new shop to run and it being so close to the big holiday. I am trying to accept that this is just where I'm at in life (remember, I am a woman pressed for time),that I am doing the best I can, and it is enough. I have managed a few bits here and there and I am currently 'in production' of a couple of items for the shop. Though it's all in the unfinished phase, I find an interesting beauty in works in progress so, I thought I might give you a peek at what I am working on.

My crush on soft trees has been revived, I wasn't certain after the craze of 2008 but, these little trees still drive me wild. How could I resist?

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just a few finishing touches left

Back again this year, are my little hens. Modeled after our very own brood, these lovely ladies still need sewing up and a coop to call their own. I can't help it, they make me smile.


I am hoping to get all these in the shop by next Monday

...and lastly, I must give myself a little pat on the shoulder and an A for effort because...

I hooked my first granny!
Armed with 3 different sets of instructions, some 'slippery little sucker' yarn and a 'can do' attitude, I had at it. With much consternation, a few not so nice expletives, several rounds of unraveling and a wee nip in between colors, I finally managed something nearly resembling an actual granny square! I am a bit proud of my wonky, not quite right square and I may just see a garland in my future.

I'm off to fortify the flock, lovely day to you my sweets.

15 comments:

Floss said...

Oh, I am too impressed. Today I have taught one pupil, bought one second hand mirror, mopped one floor, posted one post and made one pair of itchy trousers wearable for Son 1 (covering the rough stitching with tracksuit fabric). That's been the full extent of my creativity.

katieb said...

Your granny square looks great and I love the colors! *patting you on the back*

Pia K said...

i love granny squares (obviously;) making them yes, but the attaching them together not to mention secure the ends, argh that's so so boring. your first square looks lovely, what a fine colour combo!

your chickies are adorable and how sweet with soft trees, tree hugger gets a totaly new meaning:)

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Looks like you are a mighty fine "hooker"! Love the colors!
I especially am partial to the chickies as we have our own little brood.

edward and lilly said...

Wow, you've been productive! Yay for your first granny, and loving the hens!

dottie angel said...

i do like seeing all your little snippets of creativity...
the granny square is a mini miracle far more so than my attempts. the problem i have with them is not understanding instructions nor bothering to try but the real issue is stepping up to the next row and color...
i have given up for now, and just spend wasteful moments lusting after other's on flickr like wood and wool's lovely examples :)

i like your chickie peas...

Aussie-waffler said...

Love your granny square, well done, great colours. And as for those hens, they are terrific, they made me smile too :) See.

Vic said...

Naaaaaaw - your wee chookie ornaments are so cute!

Thank you for your oohing & ahhing about my "new" skirt - 'tis much appreciated.

I do nae have a secret photo weapon my dear, 'tis entirely out in the open!

For you:
http://punkysmamma.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-make-purty-photos-in-not-all.html

Tania said...

Lady, I love your blog. The chooks are making me smile as is your grand conquering of the granny!

Lola Nova said...

Thanks heaps everybody, you have all made me feel so nice.

I must admit there was a bit of fudging and pretending with the granny square, things are not quite right, but still...it's better than having thrown it on the fire (which at one point I was completely prepared to do).

diane said...

i of course love everything you make.
and you are a talented hooker fo sho :)

Debra said...

aww...i want to crochet like that..looks perfect to me...student needs a teacher...LOL perhaps i should advertise in my local area...love your birdies...(well they are birds are they not)...and those trees are just so cute...do you make your own felt..:)

Mom L said...

They're lovely!!! And Diane now has the little granny square afghan my grandmother made for my dolls oh, so many decades ago!!! I'll bet Stella would love to have her own as well.

Nancy in Iowa

june at noon said...

You know I'm right there with you. Glad you found some productivity and hope it helps jump start lots of creativity. Love the softie trees!

Claire said...

I just love those little hens! Mine hangs over my desk year round, on the point of a little Canadian flag that I have for a reminder of home. I love it, and I am glad to see some of her flock mates on your blog! I also love my little owl who remains on my bulletin board for school things, reminding me to be wise. Love the granny square!