Friday, October 28, 2011

Beautiful supplies say, "Create with us!"

As I look around my studio, I can't help but smile at the beauty that greets me. My supplies are constantly calling out to me to use them!
Knitting needle bouquets display the tools of my trade. I have gathered an assortment of glass cups and vases which have long housed my beloved needles. Recently I added the number charms to help me find the appropriate size easily. I was thrilled with how lovely they look.

My button storage has to be one of my favorite ideas. I was sick of dumping out my giant jar of buttons and sifting through them all for one or two buttons. I now have several small canning jars. Each jar houses a different color or kind of button. Of course I have one for each color of the rainbow as well as one for multicolored, wooden, metal and special buttons. To make the whole thing even more perfect, the jars fit perfectly into a little shelf that I have had for years!

All in all, I love it when my supplies are works of art that inspire me to continue creating!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Welcome Fall

Fall is officially here. The leaves are changing and the air has a bit of a bite to it. And it has finally been cold enough for me to wear the two amazing sweaters that I finished this summer! It makes me want to start some new projects for me, but it is time to think of gift making, so those new sweaters will have to wait till at least January.
I never seem to start early enough with my holiday knitting, maybe this year will be the exception. It seems that I am always madly knitting the week before Christmas trying to finish everything in time.
I'm off to a good start. I'm almost finished with my niece's gift, and have ideas for a few others. The tricky ones to come up with are always my brothers and dad. I'll have to ask them for suggestions. No one wants to spend hours making a wonderful handmade item that the recipient doesn't want. And they can't exactly return it for a different gift!
More on gift progress later, off to knitting!