Life as a crafter doesn't always go smoothly as anyone who loves to create will tell you. Case in point, I was sewing up a bunch of my Snowie Tucks yesterday as I had sold the last of the little devils that I had in stock. I usually make them from unbleached cotton muslin and they normally look like this when they were sewn and stuffed:
But this time I decided to use up some old fabric that I had in my stash which I THOUGHT was a bleached muslin; HA! was I wrong! It turned out to be some weird cotton blend that had an elastic fiber in it that stretched like crazy and when I started to stuff my tucks they turned into these weird misshapen forms, my hubby said that they looked like the beakers we all used to use in science class!
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I also wanted to share a picture of the fabulous Belsnickle Gourd Santa handpainted by the amazing Martha Smalley that I had purchased on Etsy. If you've never seen Martha's work, check out her Etsy shop www.appletreecottage.etsy.com or her blog www.appletreecottage.blogspot.com, you are in for a treat! Take a look at this beauty below:
Well, I think that is all the news that is fit to print from my neck of the woods. I am going to participate in an online painting class being taught by Kim Christmas at Tole Town tomorrow night, I can't wait! I will post a picture of my finished painting once it is done (if it turns out okay that is!). Hope that you are all busy crafting your little hearts out for the coming holiday season and I hope that you won't have to make too much lemonade! Have a great day tomorrow and happy crafting!