There's just something about felt that makes me happy. I guess because it's so inexpensive (the craft felt that is), and it's perfect for hand sewing because it doesn't fray. I guess thats why there are so many adorable little plushies, patches, pins, etc. made by people on etsy. I'd love to give it a try, I just want to add some of my own style to it.
I also finished a sweet stuffed elephant named Gertrude:All hand sewn and super cute. She's for sale in my etsy shop right now, though I'd be secretly happy if she didn't sell, I'd love so much to keep her! All and all it's been an inspiring day.
On another note, there's a lot of V-Day colored goodies up at my etsy shop, including another cupcake. But you know what I recently realized? I hate beading. I absolutely hate hate hate it. It seemed like it was taking me so long to make a relatively simple cupcake, but I realized all my time was going into beading their faces. And while I love the cute faces I put on them, I'm definately not going to be making a ton of those. I have one eye done on one and it will eventually get finished, but my new ones just have one simple red faceted antique glass bead as a "cherry" on top. Much easier on me and my dislike of beading, and still just as cute if you ask me. I need to get going on some more birds and owls, but it's slow going now that school has started again. More on that later...
It's a purse made from an old Breyer's ice cream container, some scrap metal, and a piece of strapping. I've also entered another purse and a garland, but I'm sure they're just in there for fun. I've gotten so many views on that purse, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for second place, that's all I need.
The first place prize is a booth as Bazaar Bizarre in San Francisco this coming May, and they pay up to $1000.00 for air fare and hotel. Since I live in the area I could take Michael with me and stay in the fanciest hotel ever, but I'd honestly rather that the first prize go to someone far away who otherwise couldn't make it out here, because second prize is just the booth, no air fare/hotel money. And that's all I really want, just a chance to do my first ever craft fair. Keep your fingers crossed for me, ok?