Friday, October 29, 2010


I signed up for an online craft workshop with Betz White.  Since the weather seems to have stuck on rain lately, I have not felt guilty about holing up in my craft area (a corner of the laundry room) to play.  So far, I have made pinecones and a Christmas tree out of felted sweaters, 2 package topper poinsettias, and 2 angel tree ornaments.  I need no ornaments, but I can always give them away and I have fun making things.
The crafts are all copy right protected so I cannot sell them.  That is a good thing.  Based on the time put into each item, I'd have to charge like $300 a piece.  They are cute, but not THAT cute, for sure.
My corner
Mike noted today that I was outgrowing my space here...taking over the house is how he put it, actually.  HA!  He of three rooms in the house he has entirely to himself.  I have converting the garage to a dedicated craft room on my secret list of home improvements.  I spring these on him slowly over time.
I went to the library for a reading of "The Raven" and "The Tell Tale Heart."  We are planning a drive down to Rutland (about 60 miles south of here) to see the annual Halloween Parade.  It's always a great parade, but we have not been for quite a while.  Usually, the only Halloween thing I do is buy some candy bars to give to the trick-or-treaters who have never once come to the door here.  But one has to be prepared, right?
Then Mike and i eat the candy.


  1. I would love to see pictures of what you made. Are photos the spawn of copyrighted instructions also copyrighted?

  2. Lucky you to have such neat rainy day activities. I tend to run my Kindle battery down as I have no craft skills.
    I used to buy candy but then no one came--too far in the country. So now I just get some rolls of quarters, just in case some strays show up. However, if no one comes, I have lots of car wash change.


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