Wakey wakey at 8:00. Been up and at it since then. Had a smoothie for breakfast, took my pills...funny, Sweetheart said, "Your stomach has really gone down," and I took it as a compliment!
Yesterday I had to scurry. I had sold a Critter, and I was sure I had it in stock. I looked and looked, then remembered we had family over after Christmas, and I always gift the girls, young and old, with a Critter of their choice. I must have gifted that one, and forgot to take it out of my listings. I started early and finished late, but it was perfect, and out the door this morning.
Today I am working on another order. I'm late in sending it but after a chat with the customer, it's all good. It's a Christmas present for her mother, so no real deadline. It'll go out tomorrow or the next day.
I have another project, learning another valuable lesson again. Never use the good stuff for the first try. Fortunately the things I need to change are minimal...gotta stop getting into a rush with new stuff. I just get so excited when a new idea is beginning to take shape...step back and think, I gotta remember that.
A customer contacted me to see if I could enlarge my elephant pattern. We do have a print shop in town that can enlarge, so yes, yes I can. The smallest is the original, they go up 1/2 size from there. All three are made with merino wool felt (which if I haven't mentioned, I love to work with) and both the customer and myself were very satisfied with them.
A new pattern, Goat. I made this one for a good friend of mine. He has 2 goats, and his favorite color is camo. He was surprised. I love doing that.
I made a gray one for another friend of mine. Told him I made it just for him, because he is a gray old goat, too. Made his wife laugh, made him blush. Mission accomplished.
Right about the same time as I was contacted about the elephants, another customer requested an enlarged Lazy Pony, only done in tea-dyed muslin. His wife had tried to buy one like it at an antique store, but the price was too high for her. That was the first time I had tea-dyed anything. I used a very chunky yarn for the mane and tail, I was very pleased with how it turned out. Haven't heard from the customer yet...not going to fret about it, though.
So...that kinda catches us up for now. I better get to "work."
Play Nice! xxoo