Monday, November 9, 2009

I Forgot to Mention...

Someone (anonymous) asked where I got the embroidery designs for the tea towels.  I meant to include this info with the initial post, but forgot.  The Christmas ornaments are from a purchased piece of clipart.  The Christmas candle is available here as a coloring page.  The other two designs are from needlecrafter.com.  There are a lot of other designs on this site that I would like to do someday.  For all of the designs, I printed off the design and then traced the back side of it with an iron transfer pencil (against the window to be able to see it better).  Then I ironed it on the towels.  I found this worked well because it reversed the design, making it the right direction on the towel and I also could easily see the placement of the design.

The 500th birthday party for John Calvin was a fun evening.  The hat was a hit.  Here it is in action (with "Calvin's" permission):



In my previous post, I mentioned an art show that I went to.  The woman that hosts the show asked me if I wanted to be part of it next year.  She had asked me before this year's show (after she saw my things at the fair!) if I would be interested in doing it next year.  I said I thought I might, but I'm really glad that I made it to the show this year, so I know what it's like.  I'm quite interested, but a bit intimidated, too.  I've never done anything like that before, but thoughts and ideas are already rolling around in my head.

Well, I think that's all the bits and pieces I forgot for now.  Next up...draft busters.  Yup, they're as exciting as they sound.

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