This bunny blanket beckoned to me from a bag a fuzzy discounted yarn purchased at a bin sale. It's cuddly cuteness factor is off the chart, if I do say so myself. I made it for fun, with no one in mind. I've been told by the recipients and fellow baby shower goers that I should sell these on Etsy. Maybe if I make enough... Or maybe more commissions...
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
After finishing this hooded dragonfly baby blanket I couldn't help but imagine all of the improvements that could have been made. But the woman who commissioned it was delighted, so I guess I am content.
I did try to record the pattern, and did manage to get as far as the leaf before giving up in order to finish on time.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
I love a commission because it gives me an idea to work off of. Sometimes it is a specific request, like make my kid a rainbow Halloween costume.
Or maybe it is more vague, like - the Deputy Director of the museum is going to be a father can you make something for his new daughter?
Incidentally the museum was about to open a Monet exhibition at the time.
Other times it is a specific request that inspires even more, like a request for a simple pillow of the Twin Peaks mountains that lead to a log to keep your secrets in.
I'm nearly finished with yet another commission, which I hope to share here soon. I was given a specific theme, which is both helpful and challenging. After that I will begin on another, this one is more vague of a request- in fact the request was "whatever you have lying around" but where is the fun in that?