As you may know, I teach needle felting at The Purple Purl in Leslieville (Queen & Jones, NE corner). Jennifer and I got together recently to plan the next two classes and thought this might be a good project for the class before Valentines Day!
That’s right, folks… I’ve been holding out on you until I got my contract signed and sent back in. I’m very excited to announce that Lynn’s Lids was accepted to this year’s One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale at the end of March! I’ll be in the Etsy Section. More information to follow.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a TON of work to do. Wheeeee!
I’m in making mode again, and this time with a new product. Several people have asked for tea cosies in the past, but I didn’t just want to make plain old tea cosies, so I took a while to think of something to put on them. I’m very happy to do custom cosies, like I do custom toques, but generally, they need something. So I came up with this:
I’ll have a few this Sunday at the Leslieville Flea in the Fermenting Cellar of the Distillery District (10am – 5pm) in various sizes and colours, along with catnip balls, sheepy dryer balls, a plethora of nice warm hats, a few etch-a-sketch iPad sleeves, and some dog tug toys.
It was beautiful and snowy out this New Year’s Day so I took everyone outside and the kids went sledding and sliding on the icy toboggan hill near our home while I had my husband took hat photos for my Etsy listings. I’ve been meaning to get a bunch of hats listed since my holiday markets were over several weeks ago, but we just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. I even managed to get a few shots of a male model in my hats! Here’s a wee sampling:
I also got a couple more custom orders finished, including these his and hers (below). Tell me, do you recognize the symbol on his toque? You’ll surely be showing your age if you do!
And this bucket hat has been delivered to a very happy customer, who rang me to tell me that she loved it, but it didn’t go with her scarf, and she was looking for some extra yarn. Unfortunately, a couple of years ago I bought a big lot of Louet Riverstone when they discontinued the line so I could not supply her with it since I used the very last of it on her hat. To the last stitch. It was close, I tell you!
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day I took a day off from knitting for others and managed to knit myself a new pair of knitting mittens with some lovely alpaca:
In other exciting news, I’m signed up for this month’s Leslieville Flea which takes place on January 19 (10am-5pm) in the historic Distillery District! It’s in the Fermenting Cellar at 28 Distillery Lane. For more information, please see http://leslievilleflea.com