woolen trees and other goodies...




i've started working on the winter series for my shop. it's really nice to do something new. i've been getting antsy because my shop seemed to be doing so well, and then suddenly slowed way down. i start obsessing over why, and keep over checking in for no reason... anybody else do this? ugh. so, i'm trying to take a step back and start creating some new items. these few pieces i have so far are really fun! i'm happy with the way the new toadstool came out. this fabric is so lovely to work with (the white wool) and i need to order a some more. i am using it for a special project i'm working on, and also for a bunch of mini pumpkins i made for a wedding...


i am currently working on a pattern for a deer, as well as some other winter animals. we'll see how they come out. the trees were inspired by stephanie congdon barnes. she used to sell similar trees, but has the pattern available here. i made my own pattern, and mine are hand rather than machine sewn. the great thing about an abstract form like this, is you can really make it your own. stephanie started a flickr group for people to show off all the unique variations on the soft tree form. if you are motivated, you should try it out yourself... not feeling so crafty?... perhaps you'll consider adding some of mine to your seasonal display:)

** by the way, i got the pretty little tea light and candle holder from buzz handmade! they smell so good, and i also got a beautiful beeswax santa candle. i'm in love with beeswax candles!**

4 comments:

'fancypicnic' said...

Oh, tell me about it! That 'checking in' thing?! Can't help myself, even though I know it solves nothing at all - but you get a good run, all's well, then things slow up...why???

Love this new items, Cary - you have such talent, and I love dropping in over here xx

Emily B said...

*love* the soft trees, thank you so much for sharing the pattern link - I just sat down and made a quick one up in felt with vintage buttons. Super fast and super cute.

michelle said...

love the new stuff cary! :)

make handmade said...

Love it, thanks for sharing.