This afternoon I had the news on long enough to hear the weather forecaster say "...bringing us wave after wave of cold, damp..." Um, no thank you? I haven't fully adjusted to the fact it's becoming dark at 4 pm which also means (when combined with wave after wave of cold, damp) there's a very limited window of opportunity to take photos in daylight. Not to mention I'm hungry for dinner entirely too early. I can only wonder how long I'll be asking "Is that clock right?"
Please fasten your seat belts as we begin our initial approach into winter.
The doily factory has added a second shift this week since my first show of the season is this Saturday. I've also expanded the factory's shipping and receiving operations into the dining room where there's an abundance of horizontal surface. At least there used to be.
These tea towels are my newest favorite-thing-to-make. I have an alarming amount of vintage crocheted and tatted pieces that have been patiently waiting for me to 'do something' with them. I got the idea for these towels from those little tatted circles - they look just like flowers to me. I hand-dyed those and most of the other bits and pieces on these tea towels and 'drew' the stems with my sewing machine.
I like them because they're a little whimsical and kind of quirky. And yet, still vintage. I call them Not Your Granny's Tea Towels (but that might be your granny's doily).
And now a word from the Random Information Dept.
If you're an etsy seller who's curious to know if your items have ever appeared on etsy's front page, check out this website. Click 'Search For Member' and then type in your shop name and it'll tell you if, when and which item made the front page. Is this important to know? Probably not but I like internet gizmos.
Time to start the second shift. This evening's projects include handmade business cards and fabric covered notebooks.