So, I started my day with two tiny little buttons. Tina had made me these great mittens, and kindly left off the buttons so that I could embellish them myself, and now I have – after nearly a month of wearing them button-less. I love the way they look, although if I ever need to do this again, I think I can afford to make the buttons a bit bigger.
Those two little buttons got me going on more in that color scheme. The big ones are my usual type, and the little ones, which are about the size of a penny, are going to be sold in sets. I haven’t decided yet how many will be to a set.
And then, because clearly I couldn’t stop there, I got out another box of canes and started making buttons that I could envision using on something made for a man. I’ve toyed with the idea of making a couple of men’s scarves, but thought they might look a little too girly with a button on them. For some reason, though, this football shape seems acceptable to me. Now I am free to go looking for some nice coordinating “guy fabrics” to turn into scarves.
After supper, I worked on this new color scheme, which coordinates with Joel Dewberry’s Manzanita line in the Studio palette. That circle-in-a-square cane design is one I just made up. I haven’t given it a name yet (or even decided whether or not I’ll make any more like it). The whole thing is made from a single skinner blend. I love doing that. Also new here is the sort of oblong donut earring design on the right. Not sure if those are keepers yet, either. I’ll have to wear a pair a bit before I make up my mind.
I really like the top fabric in this collection. It’s salmon-colored lilies on a butter yellow background, and I find it very spring-like. Knowing I have 20 lbs to lose, and knowing that I have very little willpower, I’ve made a deal with myself that I won’t make any more skirts until I lose the first 5 lbs. As soon as I see that first 5 has come off, the lily skirt is mine. All MINE! I’m actually already pretty close, and surprisingly I haven’t totally blown it by being away this weekend.
Now I must sleep. I plan to leave here around lunch time tomorrow and before then, I have one more new fabric-related color scheme I’d like to finish, and I’d also like to crank out a bunch of buttons from older fabric schemes to replenish some stock. Wish me luck!