Hmm...do you think I got the message? I found this image yesterday while rifling through some old school workbooks. There really was a thinking cap...in this case he is an elf. While I love doing swaps, and normally have no problem coming up with a charming little trinket, this time I am completely stumped. I have tried five different prototypes. All were complete failures. What is the message?
On another note. Look who came to play. Joy the little lamb. All the way from Pennsylvania. Miss Joyce from Scraps of Joy was so kind to think of me when she was cleaning out her basement and packaged her up for me in sewing pattern paper no less. Thank you so much Miss Joyce.
This is the Santa of my dreams on fabric. Sent to me from the dearest Miss Sandy of 521 Lake Street. My mind is spinning with what I can sew.
Sandy is so sweet she sent Christmas Mary E. goodies too. Thank you very much Miss Sandy.
While we are on the subject of Christmas...look at these amazing sequins bells. These came from another wonderful blog land friend Miss Cindy of Rick Rack and Gingham. You can tell by my placement that I am already playing with a tree skirt idea. These are so beautiful...thank you Miss Cindy.
This is my latest failure. Yes she is cute but is she ornament worthy? Is she worth all the hours? I just didn't get that wonderful feeling when I was finished. It must be because she is no where near as good as the pattern by the dear Miss Elizabeth. So, Windy the Witch is on the shelf for now.
It is now Thursday and I have spent five days trying to create genius. Drastic measures had to be taken today. Six hours of deep cleaning and furniture movement...the mending studio is now clean and feels new. Perhaps some new ideas will flow tomorrow. Message: you are never too old to wear the thinking cap! Does it come with those cute elf shoes? I am not sure I can pull off those tights?
Pictures of the clean mending studio tomorrow!