A crafty year ahead

My holiday gifts included a few books that I’ve been holding out on for a few months now: Patterns of Fashion 4, Beading on Fabric, and The Art of Fabric Manipulation.  I am so happy to welcome the selections to the craft shelf, and I cannot wait to find time to tear into them.

I made a faire-inspired pouch last week, to break in my new bias strip toys.  I’ll be finishing this year with 4 sleeved blankets for various friends and family.  The 2010 first quarter project is a prom dress for a family member.  She asked, and I couldn’t say “no”.  I suspect that I’ll finally have ideas for our faire garb shortly after the dress is completed.  I am interested in making fabric dolls to work on my handsewing and ideas for faire, so I hope to find time this winter.  April through October will, as always, be devoted to faire and Halloween.  I’ll search for normalcy until the end of the year, in preparation for the creative season to resurface in the spring.  It’s a cycle that I can deal with.  Oh, and the hubby and I came up with a monthly craft budget after a particularly rough trip out for fleece.  It looks like I’ll be making more trips to various discount fabric areas in addition to scouring the web for deals.  It’s really better this way–crafting makes me forget that there are bills to pay.

Happy Holidays, and thanks for stopping by!

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